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‘Won & Done’ Coming Soon to MAVTV

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W&DMAVTV American Real Network is proud to announce the signing of Rich Christensen, creator of the highly successful and extremely popular PINKS, PINKS: ALL OUT and PASTIME TV franchises, to a multi-year content development agreement beginning January 1, 2013. Christensen will be creating several shows across the entire MAVTV American Real Network programming platform.

“We have high expectations of Rich,” said Bob Patison, Executive Vice-President of Lucas Oil. “He needs to do three things for us immediately: create hits, increase awareness of the MAVTV brand and bring new viewers to the network. We will give him all the support and resources he needs to achieve those goals and bring must-see, ground-braking programming to MAVTV American Real Network.”

W&D1Christensen’s first green-lighted series keeps him in his familiar motorsports arena: Won & Done, a drag racing format of legitimized street racing. In this fresh new reality series, two drivers and their vehicles compete in a single drag race where everything about the race is negotiable: lane selection, distance, car-length starting advantage, the start, and anything else. Once the negotiations are finalized, the vehicles line up and the first to the finish line wins.

The winning driver earns $500 and the right to compete again. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the loser is recorded and that vehicle is forever banned from the show. Any vehicle that stays undefeated for 10 races will win a $50,000 bonus. With the pre-race negotiations playing such a critical part, virtually any vehicle could compete against any other, no matter what their relative performance levels.

W&D2The dynamic Christensen will bring his inimitable revved-up personality as host of Won & Done, and will be joined by Morgan Lucas, National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel competitor and son of MAVTV owner Forrest Lucas.

Episodes of Won & Done will be filmed the first and third Thursdays of every month on the eighth-mile drag strip at the popular Irwindale Event Center in Irwindale, California, one of the major centers of motorsports in southern California. The first episode has already been shot and will be shown on MAVTV American Real Network beginning in April.

“I am extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity that the MAVTV American Real network and the Lucas family have given me,” said Christensen. “I will do everything in my power to be successful and make my new MAVTV family proud.”

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  1. Bob Summers

    February 15, 2013 at 5:26 AM

    This is a mistake Rich has never been a racer, and his fake antics about drag racing will make these shows fail. Dear mr. lucas you should of hired someone that actually races, someone that has had the struggles that real racers experienced like the Pritchet brothers. Those guys still race and are involved in a ton of races or even Kent from past time. Someone in the industry and a real racer. This guy is a joke I won’t be watching, just like most of the people that i know that races and stopped watching pinks because of what it turned into. Maybe a show built and run by actual racing icons that work the overtime to pay for their nitrous, race gas, and sacrifice by eating Ramon noodles to get a set of plugs for the weekend race. I just don’t understand how this guy gets work being a fake. Take it from a real racer that can’t stand fakes like people that talk about racing that don’t even have a car. Just my two sense.

    • Theresa

      September 30, 2013 at 1:36 AM

      Bob Summers , your an idiot , Rich had been on Pinks for how long !!

  2. david snyder

    February 15, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    after meeting him and watching him in charlotte for pinks i thought he was an egotistical dick and did not like the way he treated or talked and looked down on the racers wether it was for tv or not i wont watch or spread the word except the bad word i dont understand why a racing family like the lucas family would hire a person like that definatly not a good spokesman for their product

    • dewey mccaskill

      March 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM

      i was at three pinks all out denver 2at z max he and his crew or a joke

  3. dewey mccaskill

    March 19, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    rich is a real jerk he and his photo crew wasted my time at charlotte z mAX pinks allout do not know lucas has anything to do with this idot

  4. Ty Lar

    March 23, 2013 at 3:54 AM

    I have competed in Pinks All Out multiple times, and been in the selected groups twice. Rich is absolutely a fake. Real racers are very keen to someone who can walk the talk. His Ego, Dramatization, and unrealistic expectations of competitors will kill these shows just like they did Pinks! If you are going to appeal to a naive audience that will buy into his antics then maybe you’ve got the right man. But if you are looking to appeal to real drag racers and people who are passionate about the sport, you need a concept, and a climate that embraces the sport of Drag Racing not a dog and pony show. He is not a racer, he is a Circus Clown. I will not be entertained by the concept he has created.

  5. Andre Crowe

    May 9, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    I was just on Won & Done and won my race.Rich’s crew seemed cool to me and Rich seem to be a nice guy.I didn’t sit down and have convo with the man. I thought he was going to be a jerk but i didn’t get that feeling at all with him.I’m just happy we got something going on with some drag racing,this sport is becoming extinct because of tree huggers.Would it be nice to have someone who has been racing in this sport for years to host a show like this,yes it would but for me I’m just glad we got something and i had fun doing it.

  6. Mark Campbell

    June 10, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Hey, I’ve been around Drag Racing since the mid 60’s. I have no problem with Rich. He has a job to do and I think he does a good job. Don’t judge the show on the host, grade it on the purpose of the show and that is Drag Racing. Yes we were on the show and yes we did win, but if you talk to the people at the track, they share my thoughts. The show is a winner. Our sport has no place for sour grapes. Keep bringing it on.

  7. John Razler

    October 15, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    I for 1 won pinks all out in 07 just did won & done as for Rich i was talking to him in Norwalk I actually said that Rich was a totally different from when he done pinks so as for some of you your right he did have an ego problem then but a lot has changed now so before everyone judges a person for there past try to talk to him now BIG change in him i would of agreed with you about him until i seen him again Rich and his crew were an outstanding bunch of guys so it’s like the old saying goes don’t knock it before you try it just saying cause the man might not know as much as a racer but his idea’s make some good t.v.shows about drag/street racing it’s not negative on racers is a positive and as a racer that’s what it’s about no matter who’s doing the show as far as i can tell he’s doing a great job of it

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