The new Speed Channel show R U Faster Than a Redneck? is set to air on February 22, 2013, at 10/9 central, following live coverage of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. If you’re in the mood for some good old fashion American muscle racing, this is the show for you!
According to the show’s description:
Flannel-wearing, mullet-sporting and tobacco-chewing All-American rednecks defend the honor of the American muscle car in a winner-take-all road racing event. With $10,000 on the line, they’re ready to take on all challengers – any average Joe with a Porsche, exotic or Japanese tuner car that think they can win with a full-blown hillbilly inches from their fender.
The show is hosted by comedian Jon Reep, also known as the “Hemi Guy” and is filmed at the Carolina Motor Sports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina.
Legendary NASCAR play-by-play announcer Ken Squier calling all the action, TV Broadway World reported.
“This program takes the stereotype of the classic Southern ‘redneck’ and turns it inside out,” said Robert Ecker, SPEED? VP of Programming & Executive Producer. “These are multi-layered guys that hold their lifestyle near and dear, and that extends all the way to defending their beloved American muscle cars against all foreign makes and models. There’s a lot of fun and hijinks along the way, but once cars hit the track, the competition is real; everyone is in it to win it.”
“The individuals out here are building and racing their own cars,” Bud Brutsman, Executive Producer said. “It’s kind of USA versus the world. The good part about the show is we get to highlight both of them, and we have a forum that has Nissan GT-Rs, Lamborghinis, BMWs, etc. versus muscle cars with some serious horsepower like Chevrolet Camaros, Dodge Chargers and Ford Mustangs. It’s an old rivalry that everyone wants to see.”
Here’s how the show works:
The redneck team selects three cars to race, while their opponents select three import cars to race. The winner has a shot of winning $10,000. The name of the game is American auto vs. the imports.