After a well-received series of pavement-series short track live event broadcasts, 51 TV will make its dirt debut with a live pay-per-view broadcast of the Renegades of Dirt series’ North Carolina Modified Nationals event at Friendship Speedway March 27 and 28.


51 TV, the short track video network arm of, will bring its multiple-camera and live broadcast style of short track event coverage to a dirt track for the first time at the North Carolina Modified Nationals.  51’s staff recently completed a site survey of the 4/10-mile clay oval in Elkin, North Carolina and both 51 and event officials are already excited about bringing the $10,000-to-win event to a broader audience than ever before.


“We are thrilled to welcome 51 TV to Friendship Speedway for the North Carolina Modified Nationals,” said Jason Atkins, Friendship Speedway General Manager.  “We have worked very hard to offer our fans larger events and to increase the exposure of our race teams.  Our partnership with Speed51, 51 TV and the Renegades of Dirt enables Friendship Speedway to take the next step into the national spotlight.  Be it at the speedway itself or through the 51 TV cameras, we invite fans everywhere to join us for this blockbuster event.”


Like its previous broadcasts of pavement races, 51 TV will utilize at least six cameras and a live broadcast call of the action during the North Carolina Modified Nationals event.  This time, the layout of Friendship Speedway will offer unique sightlines for the 51 TV cameras and will make for a thrilling event for all those who are passionate not just about dirt track racing, but for fans of short track racing across all disciplines.


“We’re pumped up to make our first foray into live dirt race streaming with Friendship Speedway and the Renegades of Dirt,” said Bob Dillner, motorsports broadcaster and founder of and 51 TV.  “We know how passionate dirt track fans are and that has been echoed by our partners and friends who frequently broadcast live dirt events such as, and others.  We’ve had discussions with each of our dirt broadcast partners and we never wanted to step on anyone’s toes.  Since this event is in our home area of North Carolina, everyone we have talked to agreed it would be beneficial to short track racing fans and the teams of the Renegades of Dirt series for 51 TV to broadcast the North Carolina Modified Nationals and we couldn’t be more excited.”


Fans across the globe who are unable to make it to Friendship Speedway will be able to log in and watch the live broadcast which will showcase some of the top dirt talents such as 2014 Renegades of Dirt champion Kyle Strickler, young up-and-comer Nick Hoffman, NASCAR notables Kenny Wallace and David Stremme and more.


Pricing and complete live broadcast event ticket purchasing information will be announced soon on


The Renegades of Dirt will open their 2015 season with the Winter Freeze V event at Georgia’s Screven Motorsports Complex this Wednesday through Saturday, February 4 through 7. will be on hand with its live Trackside Now text and photo-based coverage of the event as a precursor to the live pay-per-view video broadcast of the North Carolina Modified Nationals at Friendship March 27 and 28.


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– 51 Sports/51 TV press release

– Photo credit: Renegades of Dirt Facebook


NC Modified Nationals to Mark 51 TV’s Dirt Racing Debut