Speed51 Announces Staff Hiring & Promotion

With an ambitious 2021 season in store, Speed51 is excited to announce the hiring of a new senior staff member and promotion of a long-time employee.  Alan Dietz of Charlotte, NC has been named Director of Production, while Mark Keeler of Concord, NC has been promoted to Senior Director of Operations.


Dietz, who grew up attending races at South Carolina short tracks, has more than 25 years of experience in the racing industry.  His previous experience includes time spent as a Producer with NASCAR Media Group, producing races for the ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and various IMSA divisions.


He also has public relations and commentating experience with the Pro All Stars Series, Lake View Motor Speedway, Myrtle Beach Speedway, and other short tracks in the Carolinas.


Dietz has worked with the Speed51 team on a variety of projects in recent years, including producing Short Track America on MAVTV, and as on-air talent for marquee events such as the Snowball Derby.


In his new role, Dietz will oversee post-production projects, spearhead national broadcast programming, produce weekly shows such as The Bullring and manage video content across Speed51.TV.


I remember sending press releases back in 2002 when Speed51 first began, and to see how it has grown over the last 20 years is truly amazing. I’ve been a part of the company in various roles throughout the years, but I’m very happy to officially become part of this great team.  Speed51 was at the forefront of streaming race coverage in the early 2010’s and I hope that I can help in continuing to make Speed51.TV the leader in grassroots racing coverage.” – Alan Dietz


Keeler, a Massachusetts native who now resides in North Carolina, brings 17 years of experience in the motorsports industry to the Speed51 team.


After joining the Speed51 team as a reporter in 2012, he worked as a correspondent in the state of Florida through the 2014 season. Since moving to the Charlotte area in 2015 to manage operations at Speed51, Keeler has had a hand in almost all the live race broadcasts produced by the company.


In his new role, Keeler will be responsible for managing Speed51’s in-house studio, leading on-site operations, technical supervision of all live broadcasts on Speed51.TV and event planning/scheduling.


Watching Speed51 grow over the last 10 years, and to be a part of that development has been a privilege. I’m excited to work with our entire team as we continue to grow and shine a spotlight on the sport that we all love, short track racing. – Mark Keeler


Dietz and Keeler will both be part of a Speed51 team that plans to stream over 150 live grassroots racing events in 2021.  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.


Additionally, Speed51.TV will continue to house a large on-demand video library and produce nationally-televised broadcasts for Short Track America on MAVTV.


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 Press Release

Speed51 Announces Staff Hiring & Promotion