DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. /PRNewswire/ (Feb. 25, 2005) – RepairOne® has announced the launch of Test Drive®, a new one-hour radio show on Daytona Beach’s WNDB-AM 1150, an affiliate of the Motor Racing Network (MRN). Beginning Saturday, February 26 at 1 p.m., RepairOne® founding partner Todd Hayes will host the weekly magazine format show, along with RepairOne® executive team members Justin Tjarks and Steve Tacinelli.
“We’re pleased to bring Test Drive® to the Daytona Beach area, home of the Great American Race and the birthplace of speed,” said Hayes. “We have so many race fans in this market, and I think they will enjoy our live interviews and the exciting content we have lined up this season.”
According to Hayes, Test Drive® will bring to life the pages of the country’s top automotive publications, as well as spotlight the national racing scene from NASCAR to Indy racing. The first show will feature an interview with David Talley, International Speedway Corporation, to discuss the 2005 Speedweeks and the new fan-friendly zone at Daytona International Speedway. Other program guests include Randy Epprin, Boss Hoss Motorcycles, discussing the Bike Week 2005 kickoff, Bob Carlson, Porsche Motor Cars North America, highlighting their 2005 line up, DJ Thompson, Lo Jack Company, Warren Crawl, Dunlop Tires One Lap of America, and Jason Rudd, RepairOne/Domestic Auto Experts #31 Craftsman Truck Series Driver. Future programs will feature interviews with racing celebrities, pit crews, car owners and some of the auto industry’s most sought after CEOs and executives.
No stranger to radio, Hayes was the host of Auto Show Special in Houston, Texas, for which he received the coveted Wheel Award in 1995 from the Detroit Press Club Foundation honoring his journalistic excellence in broadcast media. Hayes is a former journalist for the Houston Chronicle, past President of the Texas Auto Writers Association, creator of Test Drive TV for United Airlines and co-founder of the North American Auto Writers newspaper syndication.
RepairOne® is a privately held company based in Daytona Beach, Fla., formed to create and grant the Master Franchise Rights and Area Development Rights of automotive repair and service center stores franchised under the "RepairOne" name. Since inception, RepairOne® has granted more than 26 affiliate locations throughout the United States utilizing their superior operation method. RepairOne® is an established retailer throughout the United States, with locations in densely populated, suburban areas that provide easy access for customers.