NBC Sues CORR Road Race Series

ryant35

Well-Known Member
But they screwed up and put Lucas instead of CORR in the headline.

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=105676


NBC Universal has filed suit against a dirt-track racing series, alleging that it breached a $6.4 million contract to buy airtime on NBC Sports. Court papers shed light on what NBC charges programmers for time buys on Sunday afternoons.

The suit charges Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) with owing NBC $4.8 million on a deal to air races on NBC -- originally nine each in 2008 and 2009. After experiencing financial trouble last year, CORR collapsed.

The arrangement called for CORR to purchase the airtime -- a total of more than 25 hours over two years -- and produce the car and truck race broadcasts itself. Failing that, CORR was to provide NBC with "alternative sports programming" but still pay the full amount, NBCU alleges in court papers.

The breach-of-contract suit against CORR and parent XR Promotions was filed late last month in New York State Supreme Court.

NBCU charges that CORR has only paid $1.6 million on the $6.4 million deal, while telling NBC that it will not provide it with any more programming. As its financial difficulties mounted, CORR cancelled several races at the end of last year.

"CORR has never disputed that it owes NBC the fees," NBCU wrote in court papers. "In fact, it has acknowledged its debt. It simply has decided to stop paying the fees."

Under the contract, CORR was to pay an average of $335,000 for eight 90-minute time slots on NBC last year. The time slots were on Sunday afternoons.

But that was an amended version of a deal that originally called for CORR to pay NBCU $3.6 million for nine slots -- for an average of $398,000.

CORR was to receive all the ad time under the deal, according to NBCU's court filing. It was signed in late 2007.

Calls to NBC Sports were not immediately returned. CORR and its CEO and owner James Baldwin could not be reached. Based in Newport Beach, Calif., the racing circuit's Web site has been taken down.

NBCU has had a relationship with CORR since 2005. CORR races have also aired on News Corp.'s Speed network.

NBC Sports has not abandoned off-road car and truck racing. The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series has announced that NBC will air a live race in a weekend prime-time slot in November.

The last CORR race carried on the Speed network came in September 2008. A Speed representative said CORR does not owe it any money, since their deal did not involve any rights fees. Instead, the two parties split the ad time.
 

OffroadExit

Pistol Pete's Personal Pot Stirrer
Anybody want to start a class action lawsuit on the rest of the money they owe people?
 

eric2448

Well-Known Member
Anybody want to start a class action lawsuit on the rest of the money they owe people?
Get enough of you and maybe one of them fancy lawyers will put out a commercial looking for people like they do with them huge lawsuits! I can see it now... Have you or someone you know been screwed over by Jim Baldwin... If so contact the law offices of..." hahahahahahahaha
 

Pro2-54

Bobby Earl
Anybody want to start a class action lawsuit on the rest of the money they owe people?
No, but I did send an email to that publication letting them know David Goetzl should get his facts straight before printing his article. To put the Lucas Oil name on anything that involves CORR is a slap in the face of a quality company and first class racing series.
Rob
 

speedfun

Well-Known Member
ok
All of you should realize a race aired on national TV is around $300 thousand each race!!
The company that powers NORRS understands it could take 2 years!!!To make a profit on 1 race in 2 years
That is IF they have your support or our support as a group

FACT

NORRS HAS PAID OVER $300 THOU FOR US TO RACE AT LANCASTER
THIS DOES NOT INCLUD RENTING THE TRACK OR THE PRODUCTION TO PUT THIS RACE IN A CAN AND HAND IT TO CBS

YOU’RE RIGHT IM RICK WELCH CALL ME WHAT YOU WILL--- THE WORST THE BOTTOM CALL ME WHAT YOU WANT???? BUT DONT CALL ME STUPID --I WILL DOT YOUR EYE!!!
DID IT TAKE THE GUY AT THE BOTTOM TO EXPLANE TO YOU?
TO SEE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE DOING IF YOU DONT SUPORT NORRS?????

WELL IT DIDNT TAKE A COLLAGE EDUCATION TO FIGUER WE ALL SHOULD COME AND SUPORT THESE GUYS DID IT?

DONT BE FOOLS WE NEED THEM THEY NEED US

NORRS SUPORTS THE PDG 100%

IM AM SORRY TO BE THE ONE TO ASK
BUT
RICKY (TORC) DO YOU HAVE YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW?
I KNOW WHAT DAY THE NORRS RACE IS GOING TO AIRED

WHAT IS YOUR AIR DATE?
FOR TEXAS? FOR PERIS AND THE REST OF THE YEAR ????

I AM FOR THE PDG
I AM FOR TORC
AND NORRS----------------------------
YOU HAVE THE NEXT 3 MONTHS FOR YOUR PROGRAMING TO MAKE SOME DIFERANCE IN MY 2010 MARKETING
YOUR SHOWS WONT DO ME SPIT!!! IF SHOWEN IN OCTOBER

YOU WANT ME TO SPEND MY MONEY TO COME TO THE NEXT RACE?

YOU POST YOUR AIR DATE !!!!! BY MONDAY
AND I NEED AIR TIME DONT YOU?????????????????????????

AL BS ASIDE LETS BE REAL SPEEDTV IS A STEP BACKWARDS
WE NEED NATIONAL TV IF WE WANT TO GROW.

NOW GET A BIG BAG OF ROCKS AND START THROWING

I HAVE MY NEW BELL HELMET ON PTTTTTTHHHHHHH
 

ryant35

Well-Known Member
No, but I did send an email to that publication letting them know David Goetzl should get his facts straight before printing his article. To put the Lucas Oil name on anything that involves CORR is a slap in the face of a quality company and first class racing series.
Rob

So did I.
 

eric2448

Well-Known Member
ok
All of you should realize a race aired on national TV is around $300 thousand each race!!
The company that powers NORRS understands it could take 2 years!!!To make a profit on 1 race in 2 years
That is IF they have your support or our support as a group

FACT

NORRS HAS PAID OVER $300 THOU FOR US TO RACE AT LANCASTER
THIS DOES NOT INCLUD RENTING THE TRACK OR THE PRODUCTION TO PUT THIS RACE IN A CAN AND HAND IT TO CBS

YOU’RE RIGHT IM RICK WELCH CALL ME WHAT YOU WILL--- THE WORST THE BOTTOM CALL ME WHAT YOU WANT???? BUT DONT CALL ME STUPID --I WILL DOT YOUR EYE!!!
DID IT TAKE THE GUY AT THE BOTTOM TO EXPLANE TO YOU?
TO SEE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE DOING IF YOU DONT SUPORT NORRS?????

WELL IT DIDNT TAKE A COLLAGE EDUCATION TO FIGUER WE ALL SHOULD COME AND SUPORT THESE GUYS DID IT?

DONT BE FOOLS WE NEED THEM THEY NEED US

NORRS SUPORTS THE PDG 100%

IM AM SORRY TO BE THE ONE TO ASK
BUT
RICKY (TORC) DO YOU HAVE YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW?
I KNOW WHAT DAY THE NORRS RACE IS GOING TO AIRED

WHAT IS YOUR AIR DATE?
FOR TEXAS? FOR PERIS AND THE REST OF THE YEAR ????

I AM FOR THE PDG
I AM FOR TORC
AND NORRS----------------------------
YOU HAVE THE NEXT 3 MONTHS FOR YOUR PROGRAMING TO MAKE SOME DIFERANCE IN MY 2010 MARKETING
YOUR SHOWS WONT DO ME SPIT!!! IF SHOWEN IN OCTOBER

YOU WANT ME TO SPEND MY MONEY TO COME TO THE NEXT RACE?

YOU POST YOUR AIR DATE !!!!! BY MONDAY
AND I NEED AIR TIME DONT YOU?????????????????????????

AL BS ASIDE LETS BE REAL SPEEDTV IS A STEP BACKWARDS
WE NEED NATIONAL TV IF WE WANT TO GROW.

NOW GET A BIG BAG OF ROCKS AND START THROWING

I HAVE MY NEW BELL HELMET ON PTTTTTTHHHHHHH
I think this post is in the wrong thread.... and they confirmed the first two dates and times, didnt mention how long each episode was though...
 

speedfun

Well-Known Member
I think this post is in the wrong thread.... and they confirmed the first two dates and times, didnt mention how long each episode was though...
well i am wrong then wrong Im sorry
 
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