BMS AND SPEED51.COM JOIN FORCES TO OFFER OFFICIAL PAY-PER-VIEW EXPERIENCE FOR THE SHORT TRACK U.S. NATIONALS
Speed51.com to produce official pay-per-view of the world's largest late model race
Subscription to the event will include lifetime replays and DVR capabilities among other options
BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 22, 2017) - Bristol Motor Speedway and Speed51.com are partnering to give fans around the globe the opportunity to enjoy the upcoming short track race from the comfort of their own home.
Speed51.com will offer customers a webcast pay-per-view experience of the Short Track U.S. Nationals (May 19-21). The partnership will provide a stage to a worldwide audience for what will be one of the most memorable events in short track racing history. While PPVs are a common practice in the short track world, Speed51.com's webcast will offer a new platform for BMS and its guests.
A subscription for the pay-per-view will include lifetime replays, DVR capabilities (pause, rewind, etc.) and much more. These options will give real-time followers the opportunity to customize their Short Track U.S. Nationals experience. The event also will be available for sale for seven days following the race, giving event participants the option to relive the experience with the added features. As usual, Speed51.com will provide free and easy access for all the up-to-date information, statistics and highlights from the event and the world of short track racing.
''The pay-per-view program will give viewers the chance to customize their experience to their own needs, all while providing a platform to showcase the Bristol brand to a global audience.''
''I fell in love with
Bristol the first time I covered a race there in 1997 and we believe
this event is just going to add to the lure of Thunder Valley,'' said
Bob Dillner, owner of Speed51.com and veteran Motorsports TV
broadcaster. ''With all the cars and all the racing, this is a can't
miss for racing fans, but the broadcast partnership between Speed51.com
and Bristol Motor Speedway will allow fans around the globe the
opportunity to see one of the most exciting events in racing history.
Trust me, there will be plenty of thrills & spills through the Short
Track U.S. Nationals weekend and we'll capture it all on our
There will be two pricing tiers for the webcast. Prior to the event, Speed51.com will offer the early bird weekend combo price of $44.99, which will end on Friday, May 19.
More than 500 race cars split among six classes are expected to be in competition during the three-day event, including racing in Super Late Model, Pro/Crate Late Model, Late Model Stock, Modified, Street Stock and Compact. The five sanctioning bodies that will be represented are CRA (Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Street Stock), CARS Tour (Super Late Models, Late Model Stock), Southern Super Series (Super Late Model), National Short Track Alliance (Modifieds), VORES Compact Touring Series (Compacts).
Kids 12-and-under are just $10 for a Saturday/Sunday grandstand GA combo. Individual pit passes also are available for ages 14-and-up. Please visithttp://www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/tickets/us-short-track-nationals/ for more information on ticketing for the race.
OPEN TEST DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SHORT TRACK
BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 20, 2017) - Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced today that there will be two open testing days for the upcoming Short Track U.S. Nationals.
The first test will take place on Saturday April 29, and the second test will be held on Saturday, May 13. Space will be limited so teams are asked to register for the tests as soon as possible. These dates will be the only opportunity for teams to test prior to the event.
Gates will open at 8 a.m. on each day of testing and practice will run from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Testing fees are $100 per car and $25 per crew member. Significant amounts of track time should be available for all cars, however the specific amount of practice times per division will be determined once a total car count is established.
Each team must register to compete in the Short Track U.S. Nationals to
participate in the open test sessions. To purchase your test date entry,
please visit http://www.
More than 500 race cars split among the six classes are expected to be in competition during the three-day event, including racing in Super Late Model, Pro/Crate Late Model, Late Model Stock, Modified, Street Stock and Compact. The five sanctioning bodies that will be represented are CRA (Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Street Stock), CARS Tour (Super Late Models, Late Model Stock), Southern Super Series (Super Late Model), National Short Track Alliance (Modifieds), VORES Compact Touring Series (Compacts).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
. (March 9, 2017) - Due to extremely high interest within the short track racing community, Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced today that each of the six categories scheduled to compete in the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals presented by Vore's Welding, May 19-21, will be capped with a max number of participants.
The highly-anticipated signature event will showcase the world's best short track racers competing for the first time on the high-banks of the World's Fastest Half-Mile, one of the most famous short tracks in the world.
More than 500 race cars split among the six classes will be in competition during the three-day event, with the participation limits set at 80 entries each for Super Late Model, Pro/Crate Late Model and Modified, 60 for Late Model Stock and 110 each for Street Stock and Compact.
''The response from the short track racing community has been impressive for the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals,'' said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager, Bristol Motor Speedway. ''At Bristol we always strive to exceed expectations and with that in mind, we feel like keeping each class at a manageable number of participants will ensure a quality experience for the competitors and fans and give our competition staff the appropriate amount of time to run all six categories.''
Below are the categories and their allocated number of participants, along with links to the corresponding entry forms and race entry guidelines:
Super Late Model - 80
Pro/Crate Late Model - 80
Late Model Stock - 60
Modified - 80
Street Stock - 110
Compact - 110
Additional details for the Super Late Models can be found at www.cra-racing.com, www.southernsuperseries.com or www.carsracingtour.com. Information on the Late Model Stocks can be found at www.carsracingtour.com, while information for Pro Late Model/JEGS Tour race and the Street Stock portion of the show can be found at www.cra-racing.com.
For all additional questions, below is contact information for each sanctioning body:
Super Late Model: CRA, 812-883-0455 CARS, 704-662-9212 SSS, 850-944-8400
JEGS/Pro Late Model: 812-883-0455
Late Model Stock: 704-662-9212
Street Stock: 812-883-0455