Flat Rock Speedway Congratulates WDIV on National Murrow Award

Flat Rock Speedway Congratulates WDIV on National Murrow Award

Flat Rock Speedway congratulates WDIV’s Alex Atwell and Hans Ihlenfeldt on winning a National Murrow Award for a story called “Criss-Cross Crash”, shot and produced at the speedway during one of the track’s famous School Bus Figure-8 shows in 2018. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.

The three-and-a-half minute piece won the “Excellence in Sound” award for large market television as it captured the sounds of the racing action, the crowd, and Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame announcer Gary Lindahl throughout a night of ARCA-sanctioned racing at the quarter-mile oval located one mile south of Flat Rock and about 20 miles south of Detroit. ARCA Menards Series officials “Terrible” Terry Smith and Jack “Jacques” Franzil were also interviewed and footage from an on-board camera inside Franzil’s bus was used in the piece.

Click here to watch the winning piece via ClickOnDetroit.

Action at Flat Rock Speedway continues this Saturday night with the Ross Mortgage Level Pebble 200 featuring the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series in twin 100-lap feature events. The ARCA Victory Lane Quick Oil Change Figure 8s will also be on the card. Advance tickets are available through the close of business on June 21 at a $5 discount by calling the track office at 734-782-2480. The pits will open at 1, practice starts at 3, time trials are set for 5:45 and the first race is set for 7 PM.

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