Do you enjoy playing daily fantasy sports? Do you enjoy short track racing? If you answered yes to both questions, we have the perfect mobile app for you. Speed51.com has teamed up with the recently launched Dirt Draft app to bring asphalt short track racing, as well as other forms of dirt racing, to the fantasy sports world.
The new partnership will begin with two marquee short track racing events that fans can watch live this week on Speed51.com. Daily fantasy contests are already launched for Tuesday’s Dixieland 250 at Wisconsin International Raceway and Wednesday’s Kalamazoo Klash at Kalamazoo Speedway.
“The idea behind Dirt Draft has always been to create a fun, exciting and competitive space for everyone involved in grassroots racing,” said Clint Doll, Co-Founder of Dirt Draft. “A large part of that concept is creating additional exposure for series, events and drivers, engaging or even re-engage fans deeper into grassroots racing as well as to promote the cross-pollination of fan bases so that each fan base is exposed more to the other. Fantasy sports has a way bringing people together and doing all of that. In the short few weeks since the launch we’ve received so much positive feedback related to all of those ideas and we’ve been able to see them all come to life. Dirt Draft is a really fun and exciting asset for all of grassroots racing and our hope is to continue to build on the initial launch with new an exciting features as time goes on.
“With Speed51’s deep roots in pavement racing, it was an obvious choice to work with them on the pavement side of Dirt Draft. My roots in racing along with Cody’s (Sommer) are in Dirt Racing an even while we all have relationships in the pavement world the additional connections, knowledge and experience that Speed51 brings is paramount in the success and growth of Dirt Draft going forward.”
Dirt Draft works very similar to other daily fantasy sports sites that offer sports such as football, baseball and NASCAR. Each player has $100,000 in fantasy money to draft their team of five drivers for each race. Drivers expected to compete in the race are assigned a salary based on a variety of factors including the driver’s overall success, past performances at the race track, past performances in the race, etc. In essence, a driver who is expected to contend for a win will cost you more fantasy money than an underdog.
For just $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year, race fans can play up to 350 daily short track racing fantasy games per year. Each race pays out points (normal events feature a 10,000 point prize pool) and those points can be redeemed in the “Speed Shop” for merchandise, tickets to major short track racing events, online subscriptions, pay-per-view broadcasts and more.
In addition to earning points, select individual games will award the top performers unique prizes. For example, the winner of Wednesday’s Kalamazoo Klash contest will receive a free VIP Suite experience for up to eight people for the track’s season championship night featuring the Hoosier 100 on August 23. Those finishing second through fifth in the contest will also receive a pair of tickets to the season championship night at “The Zoo.”
To sign up and draft your team for this week’s Dixieland 250 and Kalamazoo Klash, click here.
More contests for this weekend’s short track racing events are expected to be added to Dirt Draft this week.