Motorcycle Racing News Larry Pegram: Superbike Family on HD TV

Larry Pegram: Superbike Family on HD TV

Discovery HD Theater TV

For 2011 American Superbike, there will be some changes in Larry Pegram’s paddock. The Columbus, Ohio, native will not be competing on a Ducati, but rather a BMW S1000RR.

And the motorcycle racer who turned pro in 1988 looks to have landed more than just a new ride. Pegram and his team have picked up a TV deal on Discovery with the reality show "Superbike Family."

The six episode Discovery HD Theater TV show will follow the family owned and operated Pegram Race Team as they journey to compete against full factory Superbike race efforts in the AMA Pro Road Racing Series.

Larry Pegram says: "The show is about my dream of becoming a Superbike Champion. Actually, it’s our dream. My parents have been helping me race motorcycles since I was a kid and they’re still here at every race working on the crew. My mechanics are the best and are so committed to this team.

"They do as much if not more than teams who have twice the manpower. We even have sponsors that after writing the check, help out on the weekends working in the pits. It’s definitely a family effort and we’re real proud of what we have accomplished going up against the factory teams. It’s not easy but all of us are chasing our dream."

Pegram and his privateer race team will campaign the 2011 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship on the potent BMW S 1000 RR, with Foremost Insurance maintaining its title sponsorship of the team.

The paddock regular who finished last year a-career-best fourth in the point standings, aboard the No. 72 Ducati 1098R in AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike, looks to make more progress on the new BMW.

Pegram has completed some preliminary tests that have proven to be better than expected.

Larry Pegram says: "We have tested three times aboard a slightly modified, but mostly stock, BMW S 1000 RR and I am really pleased with the bike’s performance.

"I comfortably did laps that were already very competitive. Some minor modifications will make the RR race ready and a true contender to win AMA Pro SuperBike races."

"Superbike Family" will air on dates and times below, but check your local listing and be sure to tell road race friends.

HD Theater: Superbike Family TV Schedule

Saturday, February 26th
11am – Superbike Family – Episode 1
11:30am – Superbike Family – Episode 2

Saturday, March 5th
11am – Superbike Family – Episode 3
11:30am Superbike Family – Episode 4

Saturday, March 12th
11am – Superbike Family – Episode 5
11:30am Superbike Family – Episode 6

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2021 Indian Challenger Lineup First Look: Photos, Prices, and Colors

The performance-oriented Challenger bagger lineup from Indian returns for 2021, with three models to choose from. All three 2021 Indian Challenger models get the...

2021 GasGas Motocross Lineup First Look (Specs and Photos)

When under Spanish ownership, GasGas was never known as a motocross brand. However, under the guidance of Pierer Mobility AG and Bajaj Auto—the owners...

2021 Indian Chieftain Lineup First Look: 3 Big-Inch Baggers

There are three baggers in the 2021 Indian Chieftain lineup, with just a few changes to the motorcycles this year. There are new colors,...

2021 GasGas Trial Lineup First Look (8 Fast Facts: 3 TXT Racing Models)

The first GasGas motorcycles of the Pierer Mobility AG and Bajaj Auto era have arrived. Those who were expecting wholesale redesigns of the line...

Lieback’s Lounge: This Will All Pass [Thoughts on Simic and Motorcycles]

There is a menace in the air Of tragedies in the making. These lines are from "Late September," written by the American minimalist poet Charles Simic....

Racing Classic Motorcycles: First You Have to Finish by Andy Reynolds [Review]

Author Andy Reynolds’ new book, Racing Classic Motorcycles: First You Have to Finish, is about a man livin’ the classic motorcycle racing dream—with some...