Race fans can find a full list of frequently asked questions about Friday and Saturday’s live broadcast of the 5th Annual Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway (CA) on Speed51.com in “the 411” below. 


What time does the broadcast start?: Saturday’s live broadcast is scheduled to begin at approximately 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET.


What will I get to watch?: On Saturday, fans will be able to watch the SPEARS Manufacturing Modified Showdown and the 300-lap Winter Showdown.


Where can I watch the live video?: The Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway will be available to premium subscribers on the Speed51 Network.  In order to watch the broadcast, fans simply need to be a monthly ($9.99) or yearly ($79.99) subscriber to the Speed51 Network.  That subscription will give you access to Sunday’s broadcast, as well as all other select live broadcasts and access to on-demand video highlights from thousands of short track racing events. Subscribe today by clicking here.  Click here to watch Saturday’s live broadcast.


How much does it cost to watch?: Race fans can purchase a Speed51 Network premium membership for $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year.


What do I need in order to watch the broadcasts?: You need a laptop or computer (Windows 7 or higher or OSX 10.6 or higher) with a high-speed internet connection.  We recommend internet speeds of at least 8.0 Mbps of dedicated (one computer) download speed. You can test your internet speed by running a speed test on www.speedtest.net. You will also need the latest version of Adobe Flash, which can be downloaded for free by clicking here. If you have other computers or devices pulling from your internet, it will limit your capability of viewing if your internet is not a strong constant signal or if it too close to the required speed.


Am I allowed to rebroadcast the event on Periscope, Facebook Live or other similar platforms?: No. Speed51.com broadcasts are exclusive to those who have purchased access to view the race. Anyone who is found rebroadcasting the race in any form is subject to copyright law and will have their access revoked without refund.


What will I get if I watch the live broadcast?: You will receive a multi-camera video broadcast with audio from the track’s public address system.


Can I watch on via Smart TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or XBOX 360?: Many of our viewers from past events have been able to do this; however, Speed51.com does not offer technical support for these platforms.


Can I watch on my mobile device?: Smartphones and tablets, including iPhones and iPads, can be used to watch the broadcast provided that you have a strong data or WiFi connection capable of streaming video. For Android phones, you must have a Google Chrome browser available in order to view the broadcast.


What internet browser should I use?: We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for the smoothest streaming experience.


Will I be able to watch replays of the broadcasts that I purchase?: Yes. All of Speed51.com’s broadcasts are scheduled to be archived and available within days of the date it originally aired.


What if I can’t get it to work?: Email us at [email protected]. We will have staff on duty at all times during the broadcast to help you get the broadcast working.


-Featured photo credit: Speed51.com / Kyler Hope

The 411: FAQs About Live Winter Showdown Broadcast