Our friends at the Dinners With Racers podcast, Sean Heckman and Ryan Eversley have followed up a successful first season of their television series adaptation with a second season now back on Amazon’s Prime Video.
Available now, the first episode, “June 2020” is available for any member of Amazon Prime via the Prime Video service, with several more episodes slated for the coming winter off-season.
Originally starting as a podcast in 2015, “Dinner with Racers” is hosted by Eversley, a factory driver for Honda Performance Development, and Heckman, a long-time motorsport PR and marketing professional, leading unscripted conversation over a meal away from the track.
In their first episode of Season Two, titled “June 2020,” the hosts take a six-week, 15,000 mile road trip to visit a variety of race tracks across the country to learn just how the current health crisis affects different track types while in shutdown.
From examining the local political culture to ownership models, the 50-minute piece is a conversational look at just how each track has had to adapt and what unexpected concerns they share.
“It goes without saying this year has been a challenge for everyone,” stated co-host Ryan Eversley. “We normally produce this series over the course of the year as we balance it with both of our racing schedules, however in 2020 we basically had a one-month window in June to do everything we could before the racing season went back to full swing.
“Our first episode is one we’re especially proud of as without tracks there simply isn’t racing, and we wanted to really understand the seriousness of the position many of these businesses are in.” The series will feature four additional episodes throughout the racing off-season.
The duo also recorded several stand-alone podcasts during their trip as well, with seven out now including NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers Mark Martin, Bobby Labonte, as well as open wheel star Zach Veach, famed gentleman driver Ben Keating, and media legend Bob Jenkins.
“Dinner with Racers” continues to enjoy their long-time support from partners Continental Tire, Acura, and now Valvoline.