Summer Thunder TV presented by PFC Brakes will again provide a full slate of racing for Speed51 Premium Members this weekend. Eight races will be streamed live on the Speed51 Network, all of which will be free to watch for premium monthly and yearly subscribers.
The action begins Friday with four races in four different parts of the country. The third Blizzard Series race at Five Flags Speedway in Florida will once again be streamed live as part of Summer Thunder TV, with a new heat race format and shortened feature that will prove to be exciting for fans. Bubba Pollard won the most recent Blizzard Series race last month, and will look for his eighth win at the Pensacola half-mile in the last 11 Blizzard Series races.
Tour-type Modifieds will take center stage at New York’s Spencer Speedway as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will go 100 laps around the half-mile. Patrick Emerling won the series’ first stop at Spencer on May 31 and Andy Jankowiak leads the points standings going into Friday night.
We will also be live in the Midwest with the Big 8 Series at Wisconsin’s State Park Speedway for the first night of the Larry Detjens Memorial weekend. Inaugural series champion “Driver X” Jon Reynolds Jr won last year’s race at the 1/3-mile oval.
The final race on the schedule for Friday night will be ULTIMATE Mid-Ohio Valley / ULTIMATE Heart of America combination race at Hilltop Speedway in Ohio.
Saturday’s Summer Thunder TV schedule sees another four races on the docket. We will be live at State Park Speedway once again, this time for the ARCA Midwest Tour’s rescheduled race that will be the main event for the Larry Detjens Memorial. Defending race winner and current Midwest Tour points leader Casey Johnson lead the “Stars and Cars” of the ARCA Midwest Tour against State Park regulars such as defending track champion Luke Fenhaus and Flip Merwin Memorial winner MG Gajewski.
New Hampshire will be the site for two races that will be on Summer Thunder TV. The NH Governor’s Cup 150 at White Mountain Motorsports Park will pit some of ACT-style Late Model racing’s best competitors against one-another for 150 laps.
Tour-type Modifieds will be the other featured class in the Granite State as the Tri-Track Modified Series heads to Star Speedway for the SBM 125. Todd Patnode looks to defend his SBM 125 win while Ronnie Williams looks to extend his points lead, less than a month removed from winning three races in one week.
Last but not least, the second half of the weekend doubleheader for ULTIMATE MoV and ULTIMATE HoA Dirt Super Late Models will be streamed live from Wayne County Speedway in Ohio.
All of these broadcasts are available to Premium Members of the Speed51 Network, along with more than 70 other races this summer as part of Summer Thunder TV. For just $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year, fans can watch these live events, along with hundreds of on-demand highlights, recaps, on-board videos and more from the biggest events in short track racing all year.
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-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51.com State Editor (IN/MI) – Twitter: @kgeyer3
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