Back in December, 51 TV debuted the incredibly popular “Derby Cam” on the pre-race show for the Snowball Derby. Well now it’s January, 51 TV is headed to SpeedFest at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Georgia, and “Derby Cam” is coming back, only this time with a new name.
For all future races, beginning with SpeedFest, Derby Cam will now be known as 51 TV’s “Pit Cam.” Before each race 51 TV will take viewers down pit road or on the grid to hear the last-minute thoughts of the drivers and crews just as they get ready to do battle out on the track.
The idea came from Matthew Dillner’s “Garage Cam” show on NASCAR.com. He was the man behind the camera at the Snowball Derby, and now his older brother and Speed51.com owner, Bob Dillner, will be the one with the camera at SpeedFest.
“When we debuted Derby Cam in December we expected it to be liked, but we didn’t expect it to be as well received as it was,” said Speed51.com owner Bob Dillner. “We were thrilled with the feedback that we got, so that’s why we decided to bring it back as “Pit Cam.” It will be a staple for all of our pay-per-view events in the future, starting this weekend at SpeedFest.”
Fans can catch the return of Pit Cam with Bob Dillner before the start of SpeedFest 2015 when 51 TV goes live at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon.
For just $19.99 fans can see the defending SpeedFest winner and the 2014 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott do battle with the 2014 Snowball Derby winner, John Hunter Nemechek, in addition to many more stars from the Super and Pro Late Model ranks.
A blackout is in effect for those who live within a 100-mile radius of the Watermelon Capital Speedway.
To order the 51 TV broadcast of SpeedFest 2015 at Watermelon Capital Speedway, click this link: http://speed51.com/51livetv-events/
-51 Sports Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com