One of the fastest-growing apps on the market today is Periscope, a live video streaming service provided by Twitter. Always looking to bring short track racing to more people in more places, Speed51.com has embraced Periscope and will be using it to provide behind-the-scenes news, information, interviews and more to fans via its Speed51dotcom Periscope account and the @speed51dotcom Twitter handle.
51 first ventured into the Periscope realm during the ARCA/CRA Super Series event at Toledo Speedway earlier this month. Fans who follow Speed51dotcom on Periscope and @Speed51dotcom on Twitter were able to see interviews, live look-ins to the 51 TV pay-per-view video broadcast, behind-the-scenes looks at the racing action and more. 51’s owner and Motorsports TV broadcaster Bob Dillner and Executive Director Matt Kentfield even chatted and interacted with fans with a live video recap of the day’s events following the Toledo race.
In the coming days and weeks, Speed51.com’s staff will continue to utilize Periscope to bring short track fans even closer to the action than ever with this raw-style, internet video stream utilizing a fixed single-camera.
“Almost overnight, Periscope has dominated the social media buzz throughout the world,” said Kentfield. “We tinkered around with the technology at Toledo and fans seemed to really enjoy getting a closer look at what we do. We were able to enhance our 51 TV live pay-per-view video broadcasts by showing fans what they’d see on the show as well as providing another avenue to promote the drivers, tracks and series we cover through a live video and discussion format with the fans.”
Fans who may have missed previous episodes of 51 on Periscope can follow Speed51dotcom through the app, which is available in smartphone app stores. Also, the 51 Periscope episodes are linked directly to Twitter, so fans who follow @Speed51dotcom on Twitter can watch each episode live from wherever Speed51.com may be.
Since 2001, Speed51.com has been the “100% Short Track Racing” news source, featuring behind-the-scenes stories and breaking news from tracks and series across North America including ARCA, NASCAR’s Touring Series, Late Model and Modified racing series and more. Now in its year as the premier short track news site, Speed51 continues to raise the bar in race coverage with its signature Trackside Now live updates, live race broadcasts and news reporting from short tracks across the nation. Founded by NASCAR broadcaster Bob Dillner, the 51 companies expanded in 2014 with the creation of 51 TV, a live video broadcast network that airs some of short track racing’s most prestigious events to fans worldwide.
Be sure to follow 51 on Twitter (@Speed51dotcom), Facebook (Speed51.com), Periscope (Speed51dotcom) and Instagram (Speed51dotcom).
For more information on Speed51.com or the 51 Companies, contact Matt Kentfield by emailing [email protected]