The inaugural episode of The Morning Bullring on Speed51.com is officially in the books, and boy was it an interesting one for those who tuned in.
During the first episode, The Morning Bullring gave short track racing fans something they had never seen before, a forum to talk shop with some of the sport’s biggest names and get the latest news straight from the horse’s mouth.
The inaugural two-hour call-in style online broadcast filmed in Studio 51 in Concord, North Carolina was held Monday morning and featured guests from all over the racing world.
Promoters like Glenn Luckett from the Champion Racing Association (CRA), Joe Skotnicki of the Race of Champions (RoC), and Renee Hackett from the Prestoria Racing Association (PRA) and the North South Shootout all called in to discuss big news about their 2019 schedules.
Super Late Model star Bubba Pollard also joined the show to discuss fatherhood and what it means to be a parent at the race track. He also briefed the short track world on some of his plans for the 2019 season, including a run at some big races that he has yet to attempt.
“I’m excited about the year. I really want to go to the Milk Bowl up there in Vermont,” Pollard said on the PFC Brakes Performance Hotline. “I looked at the rules and the rules are so much different than what we run. I’d have to build a totally different car to go up there. That one’s on the bucket list.”
Following Pollard’s interesting interview, the dust flew in as two-time Chilli Bowl winner Christopher Bell called in to talk about what makes that race so special as he tries to go for the hat trick in Tulsa.
“It’s just kind of the jackpot for motorsports. You get a lot of guys from different styles of motorsports. It’s just different backgrounds that unite here in Tulsa, Oklahoma.”
Wrapping up the show as none other than Mr. D.J. Irivine, General Manager of the Fastrak Racing Series, to preview their racing season and see what is making dirt racing so popular.
“Taking care of the drivers I think is number one. We have a ton of contingency stuff for them. Making sure the purse is a decent paying purse, really looking back through the field. You really look at that top number, what it is to win. Only one guy is going to get that, so one guy is going to leave that track really happy. If we can structure the purse in such a way where 24 people leave at least somewhat satisfied,” Irvine said.
With conversation varying from dirt to asphalt and everything in-between, short track racing fans won’t want to miss an episode of The Morning Bullring, which is free to watch on Speed51.com.
For those unable to watch live, all episodes of The Morning Bullring will be available to watch on-demand after the conclusion of each show. Segments of the show will also be available as a podcast on Apple iTunes and in the Google Play store.
Regardless of where you decide to watch "The Morning Bullring," it will be available to race fans for free.
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-Story by: Allick Jorgensen, Speed51.com National Correspondent
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