Orlando, Fla. – Action-sports fans can catch all the high-flying, rail-sliding water-sports action of professional wakeboarding from the comfort of their home, as FUEL TV is set to air the first event of the 2008 King of Wake series, the Air Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. The unique team formatted pro-am event will premier on Monday, June 16 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time (5:00 pm Pacific Time), and will re-air 11 more times throughout June and July.
The Air Nautique Wake Games features the top 10 professional riders in the world serving as team captains. Each captain will draft a 10-person crew with a mix of male and female, pro and amateur riders. Team members not only go for the win in their respective division, they also contribute points to a team score.
Tune in to see the world’s best riders battle it out on the water and see which crew will take home the 2008 Air Nautique Wake Games team title and prize money.
The King of Wake brings together the sport’s top events and series in one ultimate season-long points chase, including the five stops on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, the Air Nautique Wake Games, the Tigé Pro-Am Wakeboard Championships, the Air Nautique WWA National Championships, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and the Rockstar Energy Drink WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra.
This summer, FUEL TV brings you the most unbelievable action to come from lakes since Loch Ness. Starting in July, you can catch wakeboarding and wakeskating’s mega-monsters attack the still waters worldwide. All the contests, series, and films you’d want to see will be in “Wake Steady”, FUEL TV’s wake block every Tuesday night at 8:00pm ET/PT.
FUEL TV is a 24/7 action-sports lifestyle network for wakeboarding, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX and freestyle motocross. A unit of Fox Cable Networks, FUEL TV was launched July 1, 2003, and is seen in 24 million U.S. homes. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit fuel.tv.
The Air Nautique by Correct Craft is the exclusive tow boat of the Wake Games and the WWA Nationals. Celebrating more than 80 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a family-owned manufacturer of internationally acclaimed, competition-caliber water-ski and wakeboard boats, as well as boats for recreational enjoyment. Correct Craft Inc. is known for superior-quality products, cutting-edge technology and innovative hull designs.
ROCKSTAR is the world’s most powerful energy drink – Developed to increase the recovery time of those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles, ROCKSTAR Energy Drink is available in ten amazing flavors. You can find Original, Sugar Free, Juiced, Zero Carb, Guava, Pomegranate, Punched and Roasted Mocha, Roasted Vanilla Light and Roasted Latte at convenience and grocery retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and throughout the UK.
WakeBoarding, published by Bonnier Corp., is the official magazine of the King of Wake series. WakeBoarding is the definitive source on all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and the latest news.
For more information regarding King of Wake, visit www.kingofwake.com.
The Air Nautique Wake Games is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla. The Wake Games have the support of the following sponsors: Correct Craft, Rockstar Energy Drink, PCM, Fox, Mona Vie, the U.S. Air Force, Central Florida Toyota, Hyperlite, CWB, Gator Boards, Ronix, Oakley, Reef, Cire, wakeworld.com and the theliquidcircus.com.
FUEL TV Air Dates – 2008 Wake Games:
Monday 6/16/2008 8:00 pm ET (5:00 pm PT)
Monday 6/16/2008 11:00 pm ET (08:00 pm PT)
Wednesday 6/18/2008 1:00 pm ET (10:00 am PT)
Wednesday 6/18/2008 12:30 am ET (09:30 pm PT)
Friday 6/20/2008 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT)
Sunday 6/22/2008 7:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT)
Tuesday 7/01/2008 8:30 pm ET (5:30 pm PT)
Tuesday 7/01/2008 11:30 pm ET (8:30 pm PT)
Saturday 7/05/2008 9:30 am ET (6:30 am PT)
Sunday 7/20/2008 9:00 am ET (6:00 am PT)
Monday 7/21/2008 12:00 pm ET (9:00 pm PT)
Saturday 7/26/2008 12:00 pm ET (9:00 pm PT)