You wanted more short track racing highlights and live video content and 51 TV will bring it to you beginning in June with the launch of the 51 Network.
51 TV, a live video broadcasting entity of Speed51.com, will expand to become part of the 51 Network. The new subscription-based online video network will highlight clips from tracks and series throughout North America, sit-down interviews with drivers and newsmakers, in-depth feature stories, in studio shows and more in addition to the live 51 TV short track event broadcasts.
“When we launched 51 TV last June, fans were overwhelmingly positive about bringing more video content to their computers and mobile devices,” said Bob Dillner, founder of Speed51.com, 51 TV and the 51 Network. “The pay-per-view events will continue with the 51 Network, but the online channel will open doors for fans and racers to check out so much more video content on an on-demand basis.
“Our archive of short track races, event highlights and interviews from the pavement short track racing scene will be second-to-none in the online video world and we’ll continue to build the 51 Network into a hub of all short track video. DirtonDirt.com (Dirt Late Models) and TheCusion.com (Dirt Sprint Cars) are great partners of ours and they have done so much in the dirt-racing realm. We intend to work with them to help promote their product and ours.”
For nearly 15 years Speed51.com has been the leader in short track news and information and that will continue to be the case.
“Everything you have always loved on Speed51.com will be the same. Trackside Now coverage and stories will still all be free of charge; only the network side of the website will be subscription-based,” added Dillner.
However, with the launch of the new, subscription-based network, 51 will be able to break short track racing news in a video format at its new, state-of-the-art studio in Concord, North Carolina, as well as provide interviews with the biggest newsmakers. The content will only enhance the Speed51.com and 51 TV video highlight and interview clips in its vast archive library that will only be accessible through the 51 Network.
The 51 Network will also feature “Throwback Thursday” video clips, featuring races from yesteryear as well as other video features to be announced soon.
Track and series videographers are encouraged to contact 51 Network Executive Director Matt Kentfield via [email protected] to get their video clips seen by fans worldwide on the 51 Network.
51 TV will feature the 67th Annual Little 500 pavement non-winged Sprint Car event at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway this week. Thursday through Saturday, fans can watch practice, through Pole Day, Bump Day and the 500-lap event at the quarter-mile track located about a hour north of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Live video broadcast tickets for the Little 500 can be purchased now on www.speed51.com.
For more information on the 51 Network, 51 TV live video broadcasts or Speed51.com, the 100% Short Track Racing news source, contact Matt Kentfield at [email protected]