The first look at Speed51’s 2020 broadcast schedule provides another plentiful offering for short track racing fans, with more than 120 broadcasts currently on the schedule with many more expected to be added throughout the 2020 season.
Those events feature a wide variety of short track racing, including Late Models and Modifieds on both dirt and pavement as well as karting, Supermodifieds, NEMA Midgets, Street Stocks and Micro Sprints.
“We’re very excited to release the first look at our 2020 live broadcast schedule on Speed51,” said Speed51 Content Manager Brandon Paul. “With over 120 live broadcasts already on the schedule, we can’t wait to showcase grassroots racing from all over North America this year. From Street Stocks to Super Late Models and everything in between, we have a lineup of races that short track racing fans everywhere should enjoy."
Over 80 of the races currently on the broadcast schedule will be available to Speed51 monthly and yearly subscribers at no additional cost. Some marquee events will continue to be offered as pay-per-view broadcasts, with yearly subscribers receiving a 10% on those events.
The season is already well underway for the Speed51 staff, with broadcasts from events such as CRA SpeedFest at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA), the New Year’s Bash at Dillon Motor Speedway (SC) and the Winter Kart Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park (FL). That variety of racing is what fans can continue to expect through the 2020 season.
The next planned broadcast will be the next two rounds of the Clash at the Coliseum indoor karting event at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum. Rounds seven and eight of the indoor series will take place on February 28-29.
That same weekend, the annual March Madness Dirt Late Model event sanctioned by the Southern All Stars will take place at Cherokee Speedway (SC) on March 1, and Speed51 will be there to bring fans all of the action.
Marquee events continue to dot the schedule throughout the season. Along with the aforementioned March Madness, March’s schedule includes the Rattler 250 on March 21-22 as well as the Alabama 200 on March 7.
April’s broadcast schedule features Pro Late Model racing from both Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL) and Five Flags Speedway (FL), as well as the Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series opener and races from Lake View Motor Speedway (SC) and Claremont Motorsports Park (NH).
May is a particularly action-packed month, with the North/South Super Late Model Challenge and the Joe Shear Classic on May 3, racing’s return to Gresham Motorsports Park (GA) for the Peach State Classic on May 16-17, the Speed51 Open on May 19-20, the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway (TN) as well as the King of the Commonwealth on May 30.
June doesn’t slow down any, with major events such as the Kalamazoo Klash for Outlaw Super Late Models at Kalamazoo Speedway (MI) on June 3 and the Milwaukee Mile 100 on June 14.
July includes some impressive mid-week events such as the Slinger Nationals at Slinger Speedway (WI), Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday and the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway (IN), as well as the Masters of the Pros at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (TN).
August also features its fair share of dramatic racing, including the USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway for ULTIMATE Super Late Models and the FASTRAK Racing Series, as well as the ARCA Midwest Tour Dixieland 250, the American-Canadian Tour Midsummer 250 and the Boston Louie Classic with ISMA Supermodifieds and NEMA Midgets.
As the fall months begin, the racing will only intensify. September’s broadcast calendar includes ULTIMATE’s first throwback race at Lake View Motor Speedway (SC), the Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road (VT), the Star Classic at Star Speedway (NH) and, of course, the $51,000-to-win FASTRAK World Championship.
October frequently brings out the best in pavement Late Model racing with events such as the Milk Bowl, the Oktoberfest 200 and the Winchester 400. Those events and many more, such as the Haunted Hundred, the Hart to Heart 100 and the Wheel Man Racing Series finale at Citrus County Speedway will all be on Speed51.
Many teams up north will be burrowing in once November rolls around, but the racing will continue. November kicks off with the All American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, and includes the TRD Micro Showdown at Millbridge Speedway and the Snowball Derby Preview at Five Flags Speedway (FL).
Of course, Speed51 will once again kick off December and wrap up the pavement Late Model season in Pensacola, Florida, with the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby on tap along with a full week of racing beforehand at the famed half-mile.
The best part for racing fans? The majority of these broadcasts are available with one very affordable subscription. For just $9.99 per month or $79.99 for a year, fans can join the Speed51 Network and gain access to many of these streams, as well as Speed51’s massive on-demand library of highlights, past broadcasts, on-boards, video features and more.
Stay tuned to Speed51 throughout the year, as even more broadcasts and events will be added to the schedule.
To see the full Speed51 2020 broadcast schedule, click here.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51 photo