Short track legends such as Alan Kulwicki, Dick Trickle, Butch Miller, Joe Shear, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch have scored career-highlight victories in the Slinger Nationals at Wisconsin's Slinger Speedway. Fans annually pack the track's grandstands to witness one of the most prestigious short track events in the country and it's on the bucket-list for most racers and fans alike.
Now, with a live 51 TV video broadcast presentation of the 35th Annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite, fans across the globe will be able to join the fans at the track by witnessing this historic 199-lap Super Late Model event.
51 TV, the live online video broadcasting service from Speed51.com powered by JEGS, will broadcast all the qualifying races and feature racing action of the Slinger Nationals. For just $19.99, fans unable to attend this year's Nationals will be able to watch NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Matt Kenseth battle some of the short track game's top talents in a 199-lap feature that will pay $9,999 to the winner.
"When it comes to the most prestigious short track events in the country, the Slinger Nationals is high up on the list," said Speed51.com founder and NASCAR on FOX broadcaster Bob Dillner. "From short trackers to guys I follow every week in the NASCAR garage, I always hear, 'The Slinger Nationals sounds like such a cool event.' We're proud to bring this year's Nationals to an even wider audience than ever through 51 TV."
The Slinger Nationals on July 15 will be the second live event broadcast produced by Speed51.com's 51 TV. After a successful and well-received broadcast of 51 TV's debut at the Redbud 300 ARCA/CRA Super Series event in June, 51 TV has even more in the works to increase the quality of the Slinger Nationals broadcast.
"We heard from a lot of fans who enjoyed the broadcast from Anderson and we were proud that our live production, plus the behind-the-scenes work of our video partner T2 Digital, was a huge success," added Dillner. "But, like with any debut, you learn some things that worked well and some things that didn't work well. We're going to use what we learned from Anderson and take our coverage of the Slinger Nationals over the top with more cameras, increased production value, increased video quality and more."
Slinger Speedway's quarter-mile patch of asphalt with turns banked at 33 degrees has made it one of the top destination tracks in the country. With Kenseth competing with some of the top short trackers in the land, this year's Nationals will be one of the most anticipated events for both fans snatching up tickets and for those watching on 51 TV July 15.
"Fans can expect to see the best side by side asphalt racing imaginable," said Todd Thelen, Slinger Speedway owner/promoter. "Slinger Speedway is a mini Bristol, but better, because there are two fast lanes that provide racers the opportunity to race side by side, clean and hard without wrecking a guy to make a pass. The SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite ratchets the level of excitement up to a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10. The best short track racers in the Midwest will be challenging the very tough Slinger locals, then you add Matt Kenseth into the mix and what more can a race fan ask for. Matt cut his teeth at Slinger Speedway and knows his way around the high banks as good as anyone.
"I am very excited to be able to reach race fans all over the country with 51 TV. This is a great opportunity for Speed51 and Slinger Speedway to showcase Slinger Speedway, 'The World's Fastest 1/4 Mile Asphalt Oval.' I don't care what part of the Country I am in almost everyone I talk to that is a racer or fan has heard of Slinger Speedway. Now they have the opportunity to see what they have been hearing about."
Speed51.com will also have its popular free Trackside Now live text and photo updates of the 35th Annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite from the time the first cars hit the practice until the live 51 TV broadcast begins at 6:30pm CDT on Tuesday, July 15. When 51 TV goes on air, Trackside Now updates will pause until the conclusion of the live video broadcast. The 51 TV broadcast of the event will have a blackout restriction radius areas of 150 miles, which will encompass most of Wisconsin and parts of Illinois, including Chicago.
For fans able to attend the event in person on July 15, advanced sale tickets for the Slinger Nationals and a special meet and greet with Matt Kenseth and other select drivers can be purchased through the track website at www.slingersuperspeedway.com or call the track office at 262-644-5921.
Advertising opportunities on the 51 TV live broadcast of the Slinger Nationals are available. For affordable advertising package information, contact Speed51.com Director of Business Kevin Ramsell at [email protected].