When the ARCA Midwest Tour kicks off their 2015 season at Madison International Speedway (WI) on Sunday, May 3, short track racing fans worldwide will be able to watch the event live on 51 TV. As announced on Monday, a partnership between the ARCA Midwest Tour and 51 TV will bring the action from the prestigious Joe Shear Classic, the staple season-opening event for the tour, to those unable to make the trip to Oregon, Wisconsin.


Fans wanting to purchase the live 51 TV broadcast can do so now for $19.99. Those planning to purchase the broadcast are encouraged to do so early. That way all you have to do on race day is pop some popcorn, grab a beverage and enjoy the show.


To purchase a live online video ticket to watch the event, click here.


51 TV’s broadcast will feature a live, in-house broadcast team, multiple camera angles, a broadcast-style graphics package and more that will bring the fans unable to make it to Oregon, Wisconsin that much closer to the action.


Joe Shear, who passed away in March 1998 after battling cancer, was one of the best in the Midwest. His last victory came in September 1997 at Rockford Speedway’s National Short Track Championship. He is a two-time ARTGO Series Champion (1986, 89) with 58 wins.


Joe Shear is second on the all-time feature win list at Madison with 66 victories. He is also a four-time Madison track champion (1973, 74, 80 and 82). In 1982, he won seven weekly features in a row.


Watch Speed51.com leading up to the event for more information about the live 51 TV broadcast of the Joe Shear Classic.


For ticket information to watch the event live at Madison International Speedway, please visit www.madisoninternationalspeedway.com.


The Stoughton Quality Inn is the official host hotel for Speed51.com for the Joe Shear Classic. The hotel is located just a few miles east of the track in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Call 608-877-9000 to reserve your rooms now for the Joe Shear Classic weekend.


Make sure to stop by Culvers of Stoughton and enjoy a butter burger and have a scoop of their flavor of the day.



Live Video Tickets for 51 TV Broadcast of Joe Shear Classic