A new reality series is coming to CBS Sports Network this weekend. “Going Pro SRO America” from producer Nomad Digital allows viewers to see first-hand what it’s like to compete in pro racing in the SRO TC America series.
The show follows Damon Surzyshyn’s amateur-to-pro journey as part of the Subaru Motorsport USA team. The seven-episode series is intended to give the audience full access to every part of the racing experience. From race strategy, car prep, in the pits and the behind the wheel, viewers will see what it takes to compete and win at the professional level.
“Racing is fun and stressful,” says Surzyshyn. “Racing professionally for the first time with a camera documenting every move adds another layer, and when you’re also producing the show during a pandemic, well, that’s really over the top, as I discovered.”
Despite the hurdles, Surzyshyn states that making the leap to pro racing has been exhilarating. “Amateur racing is about fun, and pro racing is about winning.” he says. “It’s so much more competitive, and there is a ton of pressure to max out the potential of the car. Racing against huge talents such as Nick Wittmer, Mark and Mat Pombo, and Eric Powell just took everything to a much higher level.”
Going Pro SRO America premieres on CBSSN with back-to-back episodes starting at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday February 21, with a replay at 10 p.m. PT.