Speed51 Announces Promotions; Dillner Moving Into New Role

CONCORD, NC — Speed51, the online leader in short track racing coverage, announced today the promotion of Emily McCarty to General Manager and Brandon Paul to Director of Content.  The promotions will be effective immediately as Speed51 prepares for an ambitious 2021 racing season.


Emily McCarty is based in Charlotte, NC and brings more than 20 years of experience in the motorsports production industry to the Speed51 Team. Prior to joining Speed51, McCarty served as President and Coordinating Producer for Marty Snider & Associates. She has worked at race tracks around the world in the NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar and Short Track racing circuits. Throughout her career she has worked on projects that have been featured on national television networks such as NBC, CBS and ESPN.


“For years short track racing has found its home at Speed51, and the growth of the company has been quite impressive,” McCarty said.  “I’m looking forward to creating new experiences for the company, our track partners and our fans.  There are countless opportunities ahead for Speed51, and I’m excited to be working with such a strong team.”


Brandon Paul is based in Lewiston, ME and has led Speed51’s content team as Content Manager in recent years.  Since joining the company in 2012, Paul has served in various roles including Northeast Editor, Managing Editor and Content Manager.


In his new role, he will work to elevate the quality of on-demand video content and live programming on Speed51.TV, the company’s recently upgraded video platform, as well as all editorial content on Speed51.com.


“I’m very excited about the future of Speed51,” Paul said.  “This company has a strong commitment to improving the experience for race fans and I’m thrilled to be a part of that.  I’m also excited to work with Emily in an expanded role; she has been a valuable asset since joining our team earlier this year.”


Bob Dillner, the founder of Speed51, has resigned from his role as President.  He will continue to assist the company in an advisory role, while pursuing other interests, including his role as a broadcaster, and promoting races at the famed Winchester Speedway (IN).  Dillner will consult with the internal Speed51 team and the companies’ longstanding event partners.


Throughout the coming weeks, Speed51.TV will continue to announce additional live race broadcasts for the 2021 season. A current live broadcast schedule can be found now on Speed51.com and Speed51.TV.


About Speed51

Since 2001, Speed51 has been the home for behind-the-scenes stories and short track news throughout North America. With nearly 20 years of experience, Speed51 continues to raise the bar in race coverage with live broadcasts, on-demand racing videos and news reporting from short tracks across the nation.


Speed51.TV, the live and on-demand broadcasting arm of Speed51, has also offered live multi-camera broadcasts of major events such as the Snowball Derby, Winchester 400, All American 400 and Oxford 250. Visit www.speed51.tv today for the latest live event, on-demand videos and more.

Speed51 Announces Promotions; Dillner Moving Into New Role