Humboldt native’s TV series premiers

Humboldt native Jerry Whitworth, who has produced such television shows as “Survivor” and “Oprah’s Big Give,” serves as producer of a new series about one of the country’s most heralded NASCAR racetracks.
“Madhouse,” premiering Sunday night at 9 o’clock on The History Channel, follows teams of race car drivers through a season at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. Bowman Gray is the country’s longest running weekly NASCAR-sanctioned racetrack. It has been in operation since 1949.
“Madhouse” will feature four teams competing in the modified series, according the History Channel’s Web site.
Whitworth, 48, is the son of Judy Whitworth, Cha-nute, and the late Dwaine Whitworth. His brother, Ron, is owner of Humboldt Speedway.
“I can imagine there are a lot of race fans who would like to watch this series,” Judy Whitworth said. “I know he had a lot of fun producing it.” She was unsure how long the weekly series will last.
In any case, Jerry already has has begun producing his next project, set to air in June on The Discovery Channel, in which a husband and wife must work together to survive in various types of wildnerness.