Race fans can find a full list of frequently asked questions about this week’s 50th Annual Snowball Derby broadcast from Five Flags Speedway (FL) on Speed51.com in “the 411” below.
What time does the broadcast start?: A full on-air schedule for the week can be found by clicking here.
What will I get to watch?: Speed51.com will broadcast all feature races, all qualifying action for both Late Model divisions and all practice rounds for the Late Models.
Where can I watch the live video?: Visit this link to purchase your live video ticket. Speed51.com will have “Watch Live” video links posted on the Speed51.com homepage each day prior to going live. If you do not see a “Watch Live” page on the homepage of Speed51.com at any given time, it is because we are not on air at that time.
Once you have purchased a video ticket, you must sign back into your account to activate the purchase. Do not double-purchase the event. For your video ticket to take effect, you must sign out of speed51.com and sign back in.
How much does it cost to watch?: Race fans can purchase a five-day video ticket for $74.99 to save $20 off the price of individual video tickets. Individual tickets can also be purchased separately for each day. Speed51 Network subscribers receive 10% off the purchase of pay-per-view tickets.
What do I need in order to watch the broadcasts?: You need a laptop or computer (Windows 7 or higher or OSX 10.6 or higher) with a high-speed internet connection. We recommend internet speeds of at least 8.0 Mbps of dedicated (one computer) download speed. You can test your internet speed by running a speed test on www.speedtest.net. You will also need the latest version of Adobe Flash, which can be downloaded for free by clicking here. If you have other computers or devices pulling from your internet, it will limit your capability of viewing if your internet is not a strong constant signal or if it too close to the required speed.
Do I need a Speed51.com membership to purchase the broadcast?: All that is required in order to purchase the broadcast is a free, basic membership to Speed51.com. This type of account will give you the opportunity to purchase all of Speed51.com’s pay-per-view events. If you do choose to become a premium monthly or yearly subscriber, you can save 10% off the purchase of all pay-per-view video tickets.
You can sign up today by clicking here. Purchasing the PPV does not give you access to the Speed51 Video Network to watch other videos.
Am I allowed to rebroadcast the event on Periscope, Facebook Live or other similar platforms?: No. Speed51.com broadcasts are exclusive to those who have purchased the pay-per-view packages. Anyone who is found rebroadcasting the race in any form is subject to copyright law and will have their pay-per-view access revoked without refund.
What will I get if I purchase the live broadcast?: You will receive a television-style broadcast with multiple camera angles and Speed51.com’s broadcast team featuring JOES Racing Products pit reporters.
Can I watch on my TV via Smart TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or XBOX 360?: Many of our viewers from past events have been able to do this; however, Speed51.com does not offer technical support for these platforms.
Can I watch on my mobile device?: Smartphones and tablets, including iPhones and iPads, can be used to watch the broadcast provided that you have a strong data or WiFi connection capable of streaming video. For Android phones, you must have a Google Chrome browser available in order to view the broadcast.
What internet browser should I use?: We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for the smoothest streaming experience.
Will I be able to watch replays of the broadcasts that I purchase?: Yes. All of Speed51.com’s broadcasts are scheduled to be archived and available within days of the date it originally aired. Those who purchase a live video ticket will also have access to watch the replay at any time.
What if I can’t get it to work?: Email us at [email protected]. We will have staff on duty at all times during the broadcast to help you get the broadcast working.
-Featured photo credit: Speed51.com / Bruce Nuttleman