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At the Myers garage Burt works under his car.

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By now everybody is back at work or school and ready to kick start the year! Discovery Channel has the perfect way to get your heart’s racing and rev up your engines with - exciting Turbo content.

In downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Bowman Gray Stadium is the definition of excellence in short track racing. The sound of roaring engines and cheering fans has been heard since 1949, and every Saturday night in spring and summer, thousands of fans pack the stands to see what the weekly NASCAR races have to offer. RACE NIGHT WITH BOWMAN GRAY follows all the engine-revving action from the track. Former Champion, Tim Brown is on a mission to take back the title from his biggest rival, Burt Myers. But during the 200-lap race, Tim’s quest ends in a crushing failure – a violent crash with drivers Jason Myers and Bobby Measmer. Can Tim continue driving for the rest of the long season ahead? At Bowman Gray, anything can happen on the track.

Then, in a city as style-conscious as Florida’s Miami Alex Vega's Auto Firm stands out as the go-to, one-stop for celebrities and car enthusiasts alike.  In his workshop cars are transformed from the inside out into highly unique works of art and include clients like Lady Gaga and Floyd Mayweather.


In THE AUTO FIRM WITH ALEX VEGA, the crew customises a high-performance Mercedes GLE 63 for NY Mets’ Yeonis Cespedes, and they deliver a modern-day ‘Brady Bunch-style makeover to a Mercedes Sprinter to help accommodate a family of eight. Plus, fashion trailblazer Corey Shapiro wants his vintage Cadillac Fleetwood customised to reveal its true gangster glory. An admitted perfectionist and uncompromising in his vision, Alex has hand-picked his in-house team of specialists to handle every job – no matter how big or small.

Don’t miss RACE NIGHT WITH BOWMAN GRAY on Saturdays at 21:00 and THE AUTO FIRM WITH ALEX VEGA on Saturdays at 22:00 on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) .

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