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Speed and Fuel TV to Broadcast Kawasaki’s Zero to Hero Challenge Starting This Week

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Early this year, thousands of drag racers chased the dream and entered Kawasaki’s nationally-promoted “Zero to Hero Challenge,” hoping for the opportunity to face-off against multi-time champion Rickey Gadson and take home a new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R. Beginning this week, Speed and Fuel TV will broadcast the Zero to Hero Challenge across several time slots.

Both cable networks will treat viewers to an inside look at the process all contestants went through on their way to challenging Gadson on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway drag strip in May.  The Speed episodes begin this week, playing on-the-hour, from 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Fuel TV time slots are scheduled to get underway beginning August 20.’s Troy Siahaan attend the event in May for a firsthand look at how the event unfolded. For an additional perspective and behind-the-scenes details read our report on Kawasaki’s Zero to Hero Challenge.

The Speed programming is slated for August 13 through August 16, with each of the four episodes receiving multiple plays in all time categories.  A similar schedule on Fuel TV follows.


By Pete Brissette

See also: 2011-2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Recalled for Crankcase Oil Leak, Report: 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R to Return to 636cc Displacement, Five minutes with Stuart Easton.