Selection Day is here, and now it’s time for fans to vote on the first round of matchups in Speed51’s “Short Track Madness” bracket.
Sixty-four of the top short track racers in America have been placed in a bracket, inspired by the traditional college basketball tournament held each year. Over the coming days, fans will vote for which drivers should move on in the Big Race, until ultimately a “Short Track Madness” Champion is crowned.
Like the traditional basketball tournament, our staff has narrowed down a list of hundreds of short track racers to just 65 drivers who qualified for this year’s tournament. Accomplishments throughout the 2019 racing season and success during the first three months of the new year were determined when selecting drivers for the bracket.
Drivers from all over North America are represented in this year’s bracket, with regions being labeled as the Heartland, South, North and West / Canada. In order to insert deserving drivers into the tournament, some drivers have been designated to a region close in proximity to their hometown.
The field was narrowed to 64 with a Play-in Game on Thursday, with Mike Looney defeating Brandon Overton to earn the 16th seed in the South region.
Voting starts today with the first round of matchups. Voting will remain open until Monday, March 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
While the tournament will be crowning a champion, fans can also win by participating in “Short Track Madness.” Those who place their votes and share with their friends, using the widget at the top of the bracket page, will be entered to win one of five Speed51 yearly subscriptions.
Speed51 Network subscribers gain access to our expansive on-demand video library, featuring past races, highlights, recaps and much more from short track racing events across Norht America.
So, don’t miss out on a chance for one of five Speed51 Network subscriptions and vote for “Short Track Madness” champion. Click here to vote on the Round of 64 matchups now.
-Story by: Speed51 Staff