One of the biggest events in North Carolina each year is the Speed51 Open presented by HMS Motorsport at Salisbury, North Carolina’s Millbridge Speedway. The 2018 edition of the event just got even bigger as now it will be broadcast nationwide on MAVTV.
The Speed51 Open, scheduled for May 22-23, is the richest event in Outlaw Kart racing, paying $5,151 to the race winner. For an event that has been growing each year, the news of a national broadcast on MAVTV makes the event even bigger.
“Jeremy and I are grateful for our relationship with Speed 51,” said Ashly Burnett, co-promoter of Millbridge Speedway. “Bob Dillner and his entire crew have given us opportunities we would never have been able to experience without their help. We are excited to show everyone our facility and the quality of drivers that race Outlaw Karts all over the United States and Canada.”
Speed51 TV, the live broadcasting arm of Speed51.com, will produce the event to be broadcasted at a later date on MAVTV. The MAVTV production will be different from the live stream that will air on Speed51.com.
More details regarding the MAVTV broadcast of the Speed51 Open presented by HMS Motorsport from Millbridge Speedway will be made available soon.
Millbridge Speedway has become the home of Outlaw Kart racing in North Carolina. Millbridge Speedway has seen drivers from all sorts of disciplines race at the track. Those drivers include Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., two-time Chili Bowl Midget Nationals champion Christopher Bell, former USAC National Midgets champion Tanner Thorson and more.
The Speed51 Open annually sees more than 50 drivers try to qualify for the event. One year ago, it was Nick Hoffman who took home the big check and the trophy.
In addition to live-streaming the annual Speed51 Open, Speed51.com also has highlight videos from every race at Millbridge Speedway from the last two years available to watch on the Speed51 Network. To subscribe to the Speed51 Network, click here.
For more information on Millbridge Speedway, be sure to visit MillbridgeSpeedway.com.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount
-Photo Credit: Millbridge Speedway