MATS to Host Spike TV PowerNation Host Courtney Hansen as a Special Guest
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – MATS, an annual, three-day motor sports extravaganza in Las Vegas, Nev., today announced that Courtney Hansen, host of the “PowerNation” automotive how-to show airing on Spike TV, NBCSN and CBS Sports Network, would be a special guest at its 2014 event, to be held April 11-13 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Hansen is a well-known television personality, author and self-described gear head. She started her TV career as co-host of the hit car makeover series “Overhaulin’.” Hansen went on to host Spike TV’s “PowerBlock,” which was composed of four automotive-themed shows, as well as a special for the network called “Great Builds.” In the past, she hosted TLC’s “Rides” and “Million Dollar Motors.”
Hansen has been a spokes-model for Matco Tools, Dodge and Rolls Royce. Additionally, she wrote a column for FHM and has written a nationally syndicated automotive newspaper column titled “Courtney Hansen: Full Throttle” since 2005. She is also the author of “The Garage Girl’s Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Your Car,” a book offering women and first-time car buyers advice on how to care for their vehicles.
Prior to MATS, Hansen will attend a “meet & greet” at Salt Lake Valley Dodge, 2309 South State, Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday, April 9, at 4:00 pm, and then take part in the Mopar®-oriented “MoPower Cruise” from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas. She will join other special guests at MATS, including Tom Hoover, who pioneered the Chrysler® Hemi® engine, and original members of the legendary Ramchargers drag racing team.
MATS is an automotive enthusiast event built by “People, Passion and Performance.” It features one of the richest payouts for a muscle car event in the West. The event includes a multi-class drag racing program, “Pony Car Wars,” vintage and late-model car show, swap meet, manufacturer’s midway, car corral, autocross, off-road poker run, and numerous other competitions.
For hotel information and event registration, please visit the MATS website at www.matslv.com. Additional information is available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
MATS is a three-day motor sports extravaganza conducted at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) in Las Vegas, Nev. The event focuses on Chrysler-powered vehicles and features the richest payout at a brand-specific drag race in the Western United States. MATS also includes related activities such as a car show, autocross, “MoPowered” cruise, “True Street” challenge, swap meet and manufacturers midway. A recent addition is “Pony Car Wars” pitting 2006 and newer Dodge Challengers, Chevrolet Camaros and Ford Mustangs on the LVMS quarter-mile. Visit their website at www.matslv.com.
Chrysler®, HEMI® and Mopar® are registered trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC.
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