The Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300, June 14 at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway, will be the first live event broadcast by 51 TV, the live pay-per-view streaming service from Speed51.com powered by JEGS. Fans unable to make it to the quarter-mile bullring for the prestigious ARCA/CRA Super Series event can purchase access to the live broadcast beginning Tuesday, June 10 for $24.99.
While several tracks and series have signed up with 51 TV to have their events broadcast to a whole new audience, the door-banging action of Anderson’s Redbud 300 will be the first to be broadcast by 51 TV.
“This is a really exciting partnership with Speed51.com and 51 TV for their broadcast of the Redbud 300,” said Anderson Speedway President Rick Dawson. “It brings a lot more exposure to our track and our event. While it’s not the same as actually witnessing the race in person here at Anderson Speedway, those who can’t travel to this event will be able to see just what makes the Redbud so special.”
Fans across the short track world have been clamoring for more events to be made available on a live video format. Speed51.com, which revolutionized short track live content with its signature Trackside Now text and photo updates in 2007, has made a commitment to bring more short track events to the fans with live video broadcasts. By partnering with T2 Digital, the driving force behind live video of the World of Outlaws, DIRTcar and special events such as the Chili Bowl, 51 TV will bring events to a whole new audience that can’t make it to the track, while also having a business model that will benefit the series and tracks involved.
“We’re more than pumped up to advance Speed51.com, the ARCA/CRA Super Series and Anderson Speedway to the next level and into the future of short track racing,” said Bob Dillner, Speed51.com owner and NASCAR on FOX TV broadcaster. “This enables fans who can’t make it to be able to see one of the most prestigious races in all of short track racing, while also having a benefit for the track and series themselves.”
Anderson Speedway’s rough quarter-mile patch of asphalt has thrilled fans of open wheel and stock car racing for decades. Now, fans everywhere can witness the Anderson excitement with 51 TV’s live broadcast of the Redbud 300.
“The configuration of the track makes Anderson Speedway such a thrilling place to see a race,” added Dawson. “It’s a little bullring, but it’s conducive to good, hard, close racing. The ‘Little 500’ (Midget event during Indianapolis 500 weekend) and the Redbuds in the past have seen some great side-by-side racing throughout the whole race and we expect more of the same on June 14.”
Officials from the Champion Racing Association (CRA), which will sanction the June 14 Redbud 300, have seen the benefits of 51 TV from its planning stages.
“I firmly believe that this is a big portion of the future of our sport,” said CRA Managing Partner R.J. Scott. “Partnering with Speed 51 is great for our series, our racers, our fans, our sponsors and our tracks. This will build more recognition and create even greater exposure for everyone.”
“We look forward to working with Speed 51 and the racetracks involved on this new exciting venture,” added Glenn Luckett, CRA Series Director. This is really going to grow the exposure for our events involved and give added exposure for our drivers and our sponsors.”
51 TV’s broadcast of the June 14 Redbud 300 will feature 51’s on-air staff calling the race and a multiple camera views to bring the fans at home closer to the action.
Some of the top Super Late Model racers from throughout the country make up the current entry list for the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300. Former Redbud 300 winners Ross Kenseth and Johnny VanDoorn will look to get their second win in the prestigious event. 2013 ARCA/CRA Super Series champion Travis Braden leads the series regulars into the 300-lap tussle, while Southeastern standouts such as T.J. Reaid and Bubba Pollard, both of Georgia, and 2013 Southern Super Series champion Daniel Hemric plan to invade Anderson and leave with the trophy. Additional details on the Redbud 300 can be found on www.cra-racing.com and www.andersonspeedway.com.
Fans will be able to purchase the Redbud 300 broadcast beginning Tuesday, June 10 on Speed51.com. There will be a blackout of potential viewers within a 100-mile radius of Anderson Speedway.
Additional announcements on upcoming 51 TV live broadcasts will be made in the coming weeks.
For advertising opportunities on 51 TV’s broadcasts, contact 51’s Director of Business Kevin Ramsell at [email protected].
For more information on 51 TV, Speed51.com and the rest of the 51 companies, contact 51 Sports Executive Director Matt Kentfield at [email protected].