Speed51’s Short Track America will be bringing one of the nation’s most historic short tracks to a new national television audience on MAVTV in 2019. Officials from Speed51 announced Tuesday that the third annual Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway will air via a tape-delayed broadcast on the popular motorsports network MAVTV.
This year’s Short Track U.S. Nationals will be contested as a one-day event on Saturday, June 1 at "The Last Great Colosseum.”
The tape-delayed broadcast of the event will debut on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. ET on Speed51’s Short Track America on MAVTV. Additional airings will follow at 10 p.m. ET that night and 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 25.
“We are excited to once again partner with Speed51.com on the pay-per-view broadcast of the Short Track U.S. Nationals. And we are very excited to be partnering with Speed51 and MAVTV on an airing of the Short Track U.S. Nationals highlights on Speed51’s Short Track America show," said Drew Bedard, VP of Marketing/Communications at Bristol Motor Speedway. "We feel like this will be a great showcase for Bristol Motor Speedway and the amazing competitors that show up to battle it out at The Last Great Colosseum.”
Four short track racing divisions will be competing on the high-banks of Bristol during the Short Track U.S. Nationals, headlined by a 100-lap Super Late Model race for the ARCA/CRA Super Series, CARS Tour and Southern Super Series.
The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models, Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks and Vore’s Compact Touring Series will also be in action at “The World’s Fastest Half Mile.”
Coverage of the Short Track U.S. Nationals on Speed51’s Short Track America will include all four divisions, with a focus on the main event for Super Late Models.
Parties interested in marketing opportunities on the Short Track U.S. Nationals broadcast are encouraged to email [email protected] for more information.
The broadcast of the Short Track U.S. Nationals on MAVTV will be a part of a 20-race broadcast schedule for Speed51’s Short Track America in 2019. The full broadcast schedule for Speed51’s Short Track America on MAVTV will be announced soon.
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About Bristol Motor Speedway
Forged amid the scenic mountains of Northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is The Last Great Colosseum, a versatile multi-use venue that hosts major auto races, football games, concerts and many other captivating events. The facility features a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking and 650-feet straightaways that offers racing in several NASCAR touring series, highlighted by two major Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekends. While at the track, fans are offered a unique viewing experience courtesy of Colossus, the world’s largest outdoor center-hung four-sided video screen with a 540,000-watt audio system. The adjacent quarter-mile dragstrip, Bristol Dragway, offers more than 70 events annually, including the marquee NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Three football games have kicked-off inside the oval, most notably the 2016 Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, where border rivals the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech met before an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990. In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.