MAVTV ‘On the Rise’ docuseries charts young racers’ progress up the ranks

MAVTV is set to launch more episodes this week to its original documentary series “On the Rise” that delves into the personal journeys of promising young racers across the two-wheel and four-wheel motorsports worlds. Each episode follows a different driver chasing the dream of competing at the highest level.

“The future of motorsports is bright, and we’re proud to be giving fans an exclusive and in-depth look into the lives, raw talent, challenges and triumphs of some of the most promising young racers – whether it’s in NASCAR’s ARCA series to Supercross and everything in between,” said MAVTV President CJ Olivares. “The next episodes are as compelling as ever, touching stock cars, dirt bikes and open-wheel. ‘On the Rise’ further reflects MAVTV’s larger strategic shift toward deeper storytelling and forging a stronger connection between motorsports fans and some of the top athletes and teams outside of just racing on the weekends.”

Following episodes devoted to Gavan Boschele, one of the youngest drivers within Team Chevy’s driver development program, and Jaxon Bell, who is following in the footsteps of his father, former IndyCar driver Townsend Bell, the following episodes will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 16:


William Sawalich, 10pm ET
A first-generation racer from Eden Prairie, Minn., Sawalich has quickly made a name for himself, aiming to become the first person from Minnesota to win NASCAR’s Truck, Xfinity and Cup series. His breakout season in 2022 and continued success across different series and teams showcase his determination and skill. William currently races for Joe Gibbs Racing in the ARCA Menards Series, Tricon Garage in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Setzer Racing and Development in the Late Model Stock division and Wilson Motorsports in the Super Late Model division.

Julien Beaumer, 10:30pm ET
At just 16 years old, Beaumer has been making significant strides in the amateur ranks of motocross racing. His diverse experience across various bike brands and his refreshing no-nonsense style of racing mark him as one of the hottest prospects in Supercross and Motocross, where he currently represents Red Bull KTM in both series.

The first two episodes of “On the Rise” followed 14-year-old multifaceted driver Ben Maier, competing in various racing disciplines from road racing to off-road tracks, and 15-year-old karting driver Dane Idelson, who has begun the journey to open-wheel racing and is training to achieve his dream of becoming Formula 1 world champion.

All six episodes of the series will re-air during a special “On the Rise” marathon airing exclusively on MAVTV on Thanksgiving Day.

Tune in to “On the Rise” exclusively on MAVTV to witness the compelling journeys of these young talents as they carve their paths in the highly competitive world of motorsports.

Story originally appeared on Racer