Race fans can find a full list of frequently asked questions about Sunday’s Snowflake 100 broadcast from Five Flags Speedway (FL) on Speed51.com in “the 411” below.
What time does the broadcast start?: The Snowflake 100 broadcast on Sunday, December 9 will begin at 12:15 p.m. CT / 1:15 p.m. ET.
What will I get to watch?: Speed51.com will broadcast all practice sessions for the Snowflake 100 and Pro Trucks, leading into the 75-lap Modifieds of Mayhem feature. Snowflake 100 qualifying, the Snowflake 100 last chance race and Pro Truck qualifying will lead into the Snowflake 100. A 50-lap Pro Truck feature will end the day and put a bow on the 51st Annual Snowball Derby.
Where can I watch the live video?: Visit this link to purchase your live pay-per-view 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.
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 multi-camera video broadcast of the action.
Can I watch on my TV via Smart TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or XBOX 360?: Most Smart TVs are NOT compatible with Speed51.com’s live broadcasts; however, we do have some users who have been able to watch on Apple TVs, Chromecast, Playstation 4 and XBOX 360. We recommend having a backup device to watch on before purchasing on one of these devices.
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 a day 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.
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