"R U Faster than a Redneck?" is a series on the Speed network that takes on one of the longest-standing rivalries in automotive lore — domestic versus import. And if history is any indication, it could get ugly out there. The series is hosted by "Last Comic Standing" Season 5 winner Jon Reep.

The show's unique format offers some of the country's best grassroots import racers an opportunity to take on equally-timed, high-performance American muscle. The show is shot at Carolina Motor Sports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, with legendary NASCAR play-by-play announcer Ken Squier calling all the action alongside Reep.

At the core of the show is an almost timeless battle that has raged throughout the ages, affectionately referred to as "rednecks" versus the "punks." In this format, the "redneck" team puts up $10,000 against any import "punk" that can defeat them and their souped-up vehicles.

Competition is broken into three rounds, starting with one-on-one qualifying races called the "Import Roundup," where the first two competitors who beat their 'redneck' contenders move into the semifinal.

After a "strategy" session in which the rednecks select the three cars they want to offer up to their challengers, each import racer chooses the car he wants to race against to qualify for the final. When a semifinal winner is determined, the final race — against the redneck's "Ass-Kicker" car — is for a shot at $10,000. That car, usually the fastest in the redneck's stable, may also have a surprise celebrity ringer inside it now and again.

"R U Faster than a Redneck?" is executive produced by Robert Ecker and Bud Brutsman.


Network: Speed Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: February 22, 2013
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Brentwood Communications International

Speed Asks 'R U Faster Than a Redneck?' — Premiering Friday, February 22, the new car racing series, hosted by comedian Jon Reep, combines one-on-one competition, "down home" humor and celebrity cameos. Read more...

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