CABLEready acquires drag-race carriage rights

Michelle Clancy ©RapidTVNews | 18-05-2012

The favourite American pasttime of drag racing is about to hit the world stage with Burnout: The Ultimate Drag Race Challenge.

The series originally aired in the U.S. on MTV2, but now international television programme distribution company CABLEready has acquired the global television distribution rights from High Five Entertainment.

Hosted by motocross superstar Carey Hart and world-champion drag racer Clay Millican, Burnout is equal parts competition show, build show and lifestyle show. The series follows two teams as they compete during an eight-week challenge to build a drag car that will be driven by a team member at the finale. The winning team earns scholarships and prizes, while the losing team’s car gets crushed.