Memo Gidley TV Interview
Memo Gidley, Northern California’s best-known and most accomplished racing driver, is the subject of an extended interview on the upcoming episode of the KTVU FOX Channel 2 TV show “Trackside at Infineon Raceway.”
Set to air at 10:00 am PT, Sunday, April 6 on San Francisco Bay area station KTVU, the interview covers his career from his earliest days in karting to his current status as co-driver of the #77 Kodak Doran/Dallara Ford prototype in the Grand-Am Rolex series. Also included in the interview are photos from throughout his career and video footage of his team’s debut of the new Doran/Dallara prototype at last weekend’s GAINSCO Grand Prix of Miami.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to be on a show that’s this popular with so many people in the Bay Area where many of my fans live,” says Gidley, who was born in La Paz, Mexico to an American mother and Canadian father but has made his home in Novato, California. “I had a great time chatting with anchor Mark Ibanez and hope to be on the show several more times during the season.”
Northern California race fans, and beyond, will be treated for a second consecutive year to a weekly local motor-sports television program called "Trackside at Infineon Raceway." The half-hour motor-sports show can be viewed on several television stations in California and Nevada. In the immediate area, you can catch it on KTVU-TV (Fox-San Francisco, Channel 2), and on KOVR-TV (CBS-Sacramento, Channel 13). See below for airings each week. New for 2008 will be airings in Chico/Redding (KCVU Fox, Ch. 29), Eureka (KBVU Fox Ch. 30), Medford, Ore. (KMVU Fox, Ch. 26) and Reno (KRXI Fox, Ch. 11). If you live in those areas, please check your weekly local listings for air dates/times.
There will be eight episodes in all of "Trackside at Infineon Raceway," covering the best in motor sports, from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to NHRA Drag Racing to IndyCars and beyond. The show is hosted by long-time KTVU sports anchor Mark Ibanez, as well as Sacramento's Scott Pruett, who races in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. Novato's Memo Gidley, who also races in Grand Am, will co-host a few times. The show is taped weekly at Infineon Raceway.
The episode of Trackside at Infineon Raceway with the Memo Gidley interview will re-air on Channel 36 on April 6 at 1 p.m. The show will also air on Ch. 13 KOVR in the Sacramento area on April 6 at 3 pm.