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BMS AND SPEED51.COM JOIN FORCES TO OFFER OFFICIAL PAY-PER-VIEW EXPERIENCE FOR THE SHORT TRACK U.S. NATIONALS

 

Highlights:

       Speed51.com to produce official pay-per-view of the world's largest late model race

       PPV available for an early bird $44.99 weekend combo (offer ends Friday of race week) or $24.99 for Saturday and $29.99 for Sunday

       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.

''With the NASCAR All-Star weekend taking place at Charlotte Motor Speedway, we've looked for ways to give those who can't attend the Short Track U.S. Nationals an opportunity to still enjoy the world's largest short track race and glad we were able to partner with a leader like Speed51.com,'' said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. ''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 multiple cameras.''
 

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. The PPV also will be available for $24.99 on Saturday and $29.99 on Sunday.

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).

Tickets and pit passes for the Short Track U.S. Nationals are still available, beginning at $85 for a weekend grandstand seat/pit pass combo and $45 for a Saturday/Sunday grandstand GA combo.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 visit http://www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/tickets/us-short-track-nationals/ for more information on ticketing for the race.


 

 

 

OPEN TEST DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SHORT TRACK U.S. NATIONALS 
AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

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.

The highly-anticipated signature event, May 19-21, 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.

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.bristolmotorspeedway.com/tickets/us-short-track-nationals/ Online registration for each session ends the Sunday prior to each test date.

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      
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY SETS MAX PARTICIPANT NUMBERS IN EACH 
OF SIX CATEGORIES FOR SHORT 
TRACK U.S. NATIONALS

BRISTOL, Tenn. (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.''

All entries for the event need to be submitted to the respective sanctioning body by the deadline date of March 24, and entry lists will be published on March 27. 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
Super Late Model Entry Form:

https://carstour.wufoo.com/forms/r1jq57kr0e9ybdh/

 

Pro/Crate Late Model - 80
Pro Late Model/JEGS Tour Entry Form:

https://carstour.wufoo.com/forms/s1gthq3e1035xd0/

 

Late Model Stock - 60
Late Model Stock Entry Form:

https://carstour.wufoo.com/forms/s1ulryl91ww8oph/

 

Modified - 80
Modified Entry Form:

https://carstour.wufoo.com/forms/sjjers408hmw4z/

 

Street Stock - 110
Street Stock Entry Form:

https://carstour.wufoo.com/forms/s30h5ao0d2ld8g/

 

Compact - 110
Compact Entry Info:

http://www.voresracing.com/ 

 

Additional details for the Super Late Models can be found at www.cra-racing.comwww.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.  

Additional info for the Modified and Compact portion of the event can be found at www.topspeedmods.com and www.vctsracing.com respectively.

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

Modified: 317-292-2494

Street Stock: 812-883-0455

Compact: 765-215-6320