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PT and Tanner Foust to duke it out on SPEED  
Paul Tracy
Actor and automotive enthusiast Lee Reherman, host of SPEED series Forza Motorsport Showdown and the voice of Hot Rod Television, is set to lead the network’s new original, Battle of the Supercars. The series will roll out 13, 30-minute episodes on SPEED beginning July 22 at 10 p.m. ET.

A WATV production out of Los Angeles, the show spotlights the driving talents of Tanner Foust (Top Gear USA & Supercars Exposed), the 2007 and 2008 Formula Drift ‘Pro Drift’ champion, and open-wheel standout Paul Tracy, the 2003 IndyCar Series Champion, as they battle it out by driving some of the world’s most exotic cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and other top-end manufacturers. Both drivers, while successful in their driving disciplines, are extremely competitive and will bring polar opposite approaches and personalities to the table.

In addition, Reherman, who was a star on the television series, American Gladiator, will be overseeing the competition, moving it along and adding his passion for the automotive culture to each episode.

“With a name like Battle of the Supercars, this series demands a larger-than-life-sized host, someone who can go toe-to-toe with Tanner and Paul and not get run over,” said Robert Ecker, SPEED VP of Programming and Executive Producer.  “Lee Reherman is that guy.”

Each episode will compare supercars with similar traits, like the ‘V-12 Coupes’ show featuring two powerful, front-engine touring cars in the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and Aston Martin DB9 Coupe. Other battles will include ‘All-Wheel Drive Superstars,’ where a Porsche 911 Turbo will take on the 5.2 liter V10 Audi R8, or Chevrolet’s Corvette ZR-1 takes on Dodge’s Viper SRT-10 in a face-off of ‘America’s Supercars.’
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