This weekend, 51 TV, the online video network for Speed51.com, will broadcast their first dirt pay-per-view event with the North Carolina Modified Nationals at Friendship Speedway in Elkin, North Carolina. The broadcast will begin this Friday night and cover all of the action from both nights of racing action at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.
Lethal Chassis in Mooresville, North Carolina is proud to present Friday and Saturday’s coverage of the event on 51 TV.
NASCAR competitor David Stremme recently started Lethal Chassis and will be competing in this weekend’s event. His company focuses on open wheel dirt modified chassis’ like fans will be watching this weekend.
While Stremme is eager to go after the $10,000 to win top prize, he is also looking forward to the event being aired live on 51 TV.
“Anything I can do for the fans, the racers or anyone else to promote short track racing, I will do what I can to help,” Stremme recently told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “This doesn’t only help me get my product out there, but it’s more important for fans who can’t be at Friendship Speedway to see the awesome racing that will happen this weekend.
“I know I will have family and friends, who wish they could be at Friendship Speedway, watch the pay-per-view this weekend. Anytime we can bring short track racing to fans that can’t be there in person, it is great for everyone. We are excited to be a part of it and we really appreciate Speed51.com stepping up to provide the live coverage this weekend.”
Kenny Wallace, who will be making the 80-mile trip south from Martinsville Speedway (VA) to compete in the NC Nationals, had similar words to say about 51 TV’s coverage this weekend.
“I think Speed51 has worked hard for a long time and it’s a website that everybody is now starting to recognize as a major player in American motorsports,” said Wallace. “I know that I have people call me all of the time and ask me about Speed51. So first of all, I think it’s a feather in the cap of dirt racing that Speed51 is going to cover dirt racing, period.
“I think I see a day where there’s way more down the road for Speed51. I think it has the ability to become the number one, if not number one already, webcast for everything in motorsports. Dirt racing is a poor man’s sport, there’s no doubt. It’s very middle class and we need the help. It’s very exciting to me that Speed51 is covering dirt because of that. We need a reason to tell our sponsors to get on Speed51 and watch your car run.”
Lethal Chassis is a new venture for Stremme and he is comfortable with how the business is growing at this point.
“We are not doing too bad, we are staying busy. What has helped is that we are having some early success and have a version two chassis that we would like to do,” Stremme said. “We have three people working on building them and we have met every deadline so far. We focus more on quality over quantity and especially on the customer service.”
Lethal Chassis has already made an appearance in Renegades of Dirt victory lane in 2015. Derrick “The Rocket” Ramey won the $4,000 finale at The Winter Freeze V at Screven Motorsports Complex in Sylvania, Georgia.
Ramey and Stremme will not be the only ones running a Lethal Chassis this weekend. Kyle Strickler, Michael Turner, Patrick Lyons, and Robbie & Tyler Evans will also hoping to put one of Stremme’s cars in victory lane on Saturday night.
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-51 Sports Press Release. Photo credit: Gene Lefler/On The Cushion Photography