Pensacola, FL – The Panhandle of Florida will take center stage on national television in 2018. For the first time, the Blizzard Series at Five Flags Speedway (FL) will have all four races air on network television. Five Flags Speedway and Speed51 TV are working together to have all four events air on a tape-delayed basis on MAVTV. The four events will be produced by Speed51 TV.
Five Flags Speedway hosts four Super Late Model events throughout its racing season. Those events are part of the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco season, but they also count towards a Super Late Model track championship known as the Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series.
The first Blizzard Series event will take place on Friday, April 27th and will be a 100-lap event. The second Blizzard Series race will be held on Friday, June 22nd and will also be 100 laps. The penultimate event will take place on Friday, July 20th and the finale for the Blizzard Series race will be held on Saturday, September 22nd.
“We’re proud of the fact that racers look upon the Blizzard Series and Southern Super Series events as pitting the best of the best in terms of competition,” said Tim Bryant, the promoter of Five Flags Speedway. “By expanding the broadcasts of Blizzard Series events to MAVTV, we can showcase this talent to a larger audience and bring some well deserved recognition to the drivers and teams. It’s our hope that this added recognition can be transformed into some positive positioning for the teams.”
Each race will air on MAVTV on a tape-delayed basis as part of a new series and will be produced by Speed51.com. More details will be released soon.
All four Blizzard Series races will air live via a web stream on Speed51.com with audio from the track’s public address system.
More details on these events are still to come.
During this past weekend, Five Flags Speedway also announced that it will have three of its Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake Pro Late Model and support races air on BLAB-TV. BLAB-TV continues to expand its sports coverage along the Gulf Coast, with coverage from the Alabama-Mississippi line to east of Destin, FL. The three broadcasts will also be produced by Speed51 TV in conjunction with BLAB-TV. Times for the airings of those events will be announced shortly. For more information on the network, visit BLABtv.com.
Since 2001, Speed51.com has been the source for short track news, behind-the-scenes stories, in-depth race coverage and live video broadcasts of short track events throughout North America, from NASCAR’s Touring Divisions (Modifieds & K&N Pro Series), to Dirt Modifieds and numerous forms of Late Model & Modified racing. Speed51 TV, the live video broadcasting arm of Speed51.com, airs live video productions of short track events on both pavement and dirt. Speed51 TV also produces race broadcasts for network television. The Speed51 Video Network carries highlights, interviews and features from short track racing around the country on Speed51.com.
About Five Flags Speedway
Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway has been in operation since 1953 and since then has become the home of the biggest asphalt Super Late Model race in America, the Snowball Derby. Five Flags Speedway’s racing schedule runs from March through December and includes Super Late Models, Pro Late Models and more.
Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and more. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.
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