SpeedVideo’s live racing broadcasts have been exploding, not only on thousands of home TVs and desktops, but also on all types of mobile devices.
SpeedVideo’s past 10 events accumulated a total of 3.4 million video views. While simultaneously broadcasting to SpeedVideo’s website, social media platforms captured an even larger audience specifically targeting those on mobile devices.
In total, a whopping 63% of the views were from either a mobile phone or tablet. The past 10 drag racing events racked up almost 5 million minutes of broadcast time.
767k mobile viewers
4.9M minutes of mobile viewing time
“The velocity at which SpeedVideo has grown has been tremendous,” said Aaron Hahn from SpeedVideo. “We’re extremely grateful for the support of our viewers, our partnering promoters, as well as our sponsors that are making all of this possible. Whether watching live or on-demand, our mission is to provide the best experience for race fans worldwide.”
SpeedVideo will be live broadcasting 36 events in 2017 with a projected audience of over 6 million performance enthusiasts between live broadcasts and social media.
Throughout the month of March, the SpeedVideo team traveled across the United States live broadcasting eight different drag racing events. The broadcasts were streamed to SpeedVideo.com and leading social media platforms, reaching racing fans all over the world. The month was proven successful – with the events racking up over 2.7 million views and 16.2 million minutes of viewing time.
The total audience for the month of March 2017 includes:
2.7 million video streams
87% North American audience
16.2 million minutes of broadcast time
586,000 unique viewers
Outlaw Street Car Reunion at Memphis International Raceway is one of the most highly anticipated small tire events in the country. “SpeedVideo put our event in front of thousands of people that could not make it in person– whether it be because of travel logistics, work, or even those in different countries that love our sport of drag racing,” said Tyler Crossnoe, Outlaw Street Car Reunion Promoter. The Outlaw Street Car Reunion’s broadcast alone drew in roughly 600,000 total views.
SpeedVideo’s March 2017 Events:
SpeedVideo’s live drag racing broadcasts will continue throughout 2017, covering events from the NMRA, NMCA, Dirty South, PDRA, Redemption, Outlaw Armageddon, Shakedown at the Summit, Miller Brothers Productions, and more. View the events in HD at www.speedvideo.com.
SpeedVideo has signed a multi-year broadcast agreement with the Redemption “No Prep” Drag Racing Series to live broadcast all four Redemption events. Redemption is one of the most prestigious no-prep racing series in history, run by one of the most respected promoters, Shannon Morgan.
The Redemption series, which is sponsored by Scoggin-Dickey and Chevrolet Performance, draws some of the biggest stars in No-Prep racing– from Big Tire, Small Tire, Outlaw Street, True Street and more.
“I’m looking forward to showing our stuff to a million more people and allowing the fans who can’t make it to still get to see their favorite racers,” explained Morgan. “The live broadcast really does open up a whole other world of people for our racers. It will help us send our sponsor’s’ message to many more possible eyeballs and help our racers get even more coverage to grow their programs. We are family, that is what sets apart from the rest. Fans, racers, media, sponsors– we all make this what it is.”
SpeedVideo will live broadcast the following Redemption events:
• Redemption 7.0 – Texas Motorplex, TX. May 26-27, 2017
• Redemption 8.0 – Tulsa Raceway Park, TX. June 30-July 1, 2017
• Redemption 9.0 – San Antonio Raceway, TX. September 1-2, 2017
• Redemption 10.0 – Texas Motorplex, TX. October 27-28, 2017
“Redemption brings impressive no-prep street racing to the drag strip, making for an exciting event every single time,” said Steve Grein, SpeedVideo’s General Manager. “We take pride in being their live broadcast partner and being able to bring this excitement to fans across the world to see in high definition.”
With over 5 million video views and over 20 million minutes of viewing time, SpeedVideo’s live automotive broadcasts have exploded across the internet and leading social media platforms. In total, SpeedVideo reached over 2 million fans throughout the course of their debut season in 2016.
“This season was bigger and bolder than we ever expected,” said SpeedVideo CEO James Lawrence. “To reach over two million enthusiasts with only eight national events really just showed how explosive the growth on live broadcasts is. In 2017, we’re going to be live with over 35 of the best events, straight to the viewers computers, phones, and tablets. We are projected to reach over 5 million viewers in 2017.”
Racing fans watched from every device all around the world — from SpeedVideo.com to their mobile device, tablet or even on Facebook Live. While simultaneously broadcasting to SpeedVideo’s website, Facebook Live captured an even larger audience, with a whopping 28 percent of views coming from this social media platform.
The total audience in 2016 includes:
• 2.1 million viewers
• 5.3 million video streams
• 90% North American Audience
• 20.7 million minutes of broadcast time
Outlaw Armageddon draws thousands of spectators as well as the most notorious names in the industry to its home at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Oklahoma. With the live stream in 2016, for the first time, Outlaw Armageddon’s event was available to anyone in the world. The broadcast was extremely successful and brought in a whopping 1.5 million views and over 400,000 online viewers.
SpeedVideo’s live broadcast of the 2016 World Cup Finals accumulated over 1.2 million views and racked up over 285,000 unique viewers. “I believe we are going to see an even larger increase in event attendance in 2017 because we have piqued the interest from so many more people now,” said World Cup owner Jason Miller. “We saw an energy and buzz online for the WCF that weekend that we had never seen before. I had racers that told me they were receiving texts from friends and family back home congratulating them on their pass before they even got back to the pit area.”
SpeedVideo’s live drag racing broadcasts will continue throughout 2017, covering events from the NMRA, PDRA, NMCA, TX2K, Dirty South, Radial Fest, Outlaw Armageddon, Shakedown at the Summit, MIR, and more. View past and future events at www.speedvideo.com.
SpeedVideo has further expanded its 2017 event schedule, signing an agreement to live broadcast drag racing events from the popular Dirty South No-Prep Drag Racing Series throughout 2017.
Owned by drag racing legend Mike Murillo and TV personality Scott Taylor, the Dirty South No Prep Series is the first racing series that was specifically dedicated to No-Prep style racing. Exploding in popularity since its inception, Dirty South now provides some of the best No-Prep street-racing style drag racing in the game, featuring some of the fastest cars in the nation and the largest names in the industry.
SpeedVideo will live broadcast the following events in the Dirty South Racing Series:
Dirty South: Season Opener Weekend – Hub City Dragway, MS. March 31-April 2, 2017
Dirty South: Bluegrass Weekend – Mountain Park Dragway, KY. April 20-21, 2017
Dirty South: Alamo City Weekend – San Antonio Raceway, TX. May 12-13, 2017
Dirty South: Black Gold Weekend – Penwell/Caprock Raceway, TX. June 16-17, 2017
Dirty South: World Finals Weekend – Hub City Dragway, MS. November 10-11, 2017
“We are excited to get the Dirty South events out there in front of more people,” said Mike Murillo, Dirty South founder. “The hype from the live broadcasts will bring more awareness and aid the continuous growth of our events. The quality of the SpeedVideo broadcasts, and the production values, are outstanding.”
“No Prep Racing is very exciting, but not everyone can witness these great events live. For those who can’t attend in-person, we are proud to offer live coverage all weekend long, in HD, to everyone that has a computer, TV, or mobile device,” said Steve Grein, SpeedVideo’s General Manager. “We take pride in bringing the best drag racing in the world for everyone to watch, and partnering with Mike, Scott, and the entire Dirty South gang, proves that.”
Power Automedia is excited to announce a multi-year broadcast partnership with Bill Bader’s famous Summit Motorsports Park to live stream the “Summit Racing Equipment Shakedown at the Summit presented by Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels.” Held September 14-17, 2017 in Norwalk, Ohio, the “Shakedown” is a legendary door car and radial event that is entering it’s 15th year.
“Shakedown at the Summit” is one of the largest drag racing events of the year with some of the fastest door cars in the world. The colossal $150,000+ combined purse includes the $66,600 earmarked for the event’s quickest and fastest category, Pro Mod, with $40,000 of that awarded to the winner, which, in 2016 was Flash Fiscus, who motored his turbocharged Mustang to a 5.97. Other categories contested include Outlaw 10.5, Outlaw Limited Street, Top Sportsman, X275, Pro Street, Ultra Street and Open Comp. It all takes place at Summit Motorsports Park, which has been named “Track of the Year” 16 times by the NHRA, NMCA, and IHRA, and draws over 500,000 attendees annually.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with SpeedVideo for the Summit Racing Equipment Shakedown at the Summit presented by Mickey Thompson, and we’re confident it will be beneficial to our beloved event. We are extremely proud of this event and the caliber of drivers and cars that it offers, and having a livestream allows us to share them with even more people,” said Mary Lendzion of Summit Motorsports Park. “While we would always rather have racers and race fans at our track, having a live HD broadcast will ensure that those who aren’t able to be there will still be able to take in all of the action as though they were, and hopefully make plans to join us for next year’s event.”
“We are very excited to add an event like this to our already impressive 2017 line-up. Having such an awesome event at such a prestigious track is always a formula for success,” said Steve Grein, SpeedVideo’s General Manager.
“Norwalk will, no doubt, fill the stands and SpeedVideo will make it available live to everyone in the world not lucky enough to see it in person.”
SpeedVideo and the PDRA are excited to announce a multi-year agreement to live broadcast PDRA drag racing events, starting with the 2017 season.
The PDRA (Professional Drag Racers Association) is a premier professional eighth-mile organization, home to the world’s fastest eighth-mile doorslammers. The growing series features five professional categories, some of which top 230 miles per hour in just 660 feet. With SpeedVideo, drag racing fans all over the world will be able to enjoy the excitement and experience of PDRA’s biggest stars in HD with studio-quality audio.
“Live broadcasts have been a major part of our program since its inception,” said Bob Harris, PDRA Race Director. “People tune in from all over the world to watch the events. We are excited about our partnership with SpeedVideo in 2017 and beyond. The distribution opportunities available through their HD broadcasts will give our fans all the event live streaming they love, plus more exclusive coverage.”
“PDRA is a pinnacle of Pro Mod racing, and our viewers love this type of racing,” said Steve Grein, SpeedVideo General Manager. “It’s a natural fit for both of us and bringing their exciting flavor of Pro Mod in HD to everyone and anyone with an internet connection, in HD quality, is something we are very passionate about.”
James Lawrence, SpeedVideo’s CEO, worked hand in hand with PDRA to put this program together. “We are extremely excited to expand our coverage to include PDRA events. The team at PDRA, Tommy Franklin, Jason Scruggs, and Bob Harris, are working hard to take their series to the next level. The PDRA has an innovative format, passionate racers, and an expanding fan base.”
In addition to live HD broadcasts on SpeedVideo.com and Facebook Live, SpeedVideo will often be sharing the same high-definition live race coverage to Dragzine.com and other popular Power Automedia magazines. The official PDRA SpeedVideo broadcast schedule will be released in the near future.
SpeedVideo and ProMedia Events are proud to jointly announce a multi-year agreement to live broadcast the NMRA and NMCA Racing Series through 2018.
The NMCA is home to some of the fastest heads-up race cars in the world, including some of the most dynamic small-tire and radial racing you will find. Like the NMCA, the NMRA boasts just as much variety in classes, but has a specific focus on Ford-bodied and Ford-powered platforms and is the largest all-Ford motorsports show in the United States.
“SpeedVideo is a huge marketing opportunity for us,” said Rollie Miller, NMRA and NMCA General Manager. “Not only will the live broadcasts help promote and market our events and tracks, they will provide tons of high-quality video coverage during and after each event. We are looking forward to building a worldwide audience for our NMRA and NMCA events.”
The NMRA has been the gold standard of Ford drag racing for years.
“NMRA and NMCA is the real deal, with a history that goes back two decades,” said James Lawrence, Power Automedia CEO. “You aren’t going to find more exciting and competitive race action than you’ll see in these two series, and being able to see it live is going to create a lot of new fans for the NMRA and NMCA. With events like the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl at Route 66, or the NMRA and NMCA World Finals, we couldn’t be more excited.”
The NMRA has been the gold standard of Ford drag racing for years,” said Steve Turner, Executive Editor of Power Automedia’s Ford Group. “Bringing SpeedVideo’s live coverage of these exciting Ford events to those who can’t make it to the track is a giant leap forward for fans, racers, and the series.”
SpeedVideo will be releasing the official NMRA and NMCA broadcast schedules later this year.
SpeedVideo is excited to announce they have entered a multi-year broadcast partnership with the popular automotive event “TX2K” to live stream TX2K in 2017 and beyond. SpeedVideo’s series of HD livestreams for TX2K will kick off March 16 through 19 with coverage of TX2K17 at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, Texas.
TX2K is the original “2K” event in the United States, and one of the largest racing events in the entire country, drawing over 20,000 fans each year. TX2K grew from a Toyota Supra-specific meet; and now, other than hundreds of Supras, you can spot anything from supercars to turbocharged daily drivers. What makes TX2K unique is the event has many dimensions – roll racing, drag racing, dyno runs, and the “after dark” car meet full of bikinis, burnouts, and beer.
“TX2K was created 18 years ago with the sole purpose of having an event strictly focused on fast street cars,” said Peter Blach, founder of TX2K. “It started as a Supra-only event and has grown to feature Lamborghinis, GTRs, Supras, Vipers, ‘Vettes, Porsches, and more. Our goal is to grow the event into the largest single gathering of fast street cars in the world. SpeedVideo’s live broadcast will bring TX2K to those who can’t attend in-person and will add to our fan base even more.”
“TX2K is an absolutely enormous event – probably the largest supercar and fastest street car race in the world,” said Aaron Hahn from SpeedVideo. “To broadcast this to the world is a unique opportunity that we are incredibly excited about.”
So far, the racer list for TX2K17 consists of many 1,500+ horsepower cars, including multiple noteworthy platforms such as the almighty Nissan GTR, twin turbo Lamborghini, Toyota Supra, twin turbo Viper, and multiple 1000+ horsepower street cars – this is just a glimpse of what TX2K is all about.
“We are very proud to bring this unique event into every home, computer, tablet and phone with an internet connection,” said Steve Grein, General Manager of SpeedVideo. “Thanks to cutting edge technology, we plan on showing every round of racing combined with feature stories for the viewing audience to feel the live experience in high definition. Bringing the biggest and best to our viewers is important and there is no question that TX2K is one of the best events out there!”
With over a quarter million views to date, SpeedVideo’s live broadcast of the NMRA Drag Racing World Finals delivered on its promise as the largest live stream video in NMRA history.
This event took place at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and is the most popular all-Ford drag race and car show of the year, where you can spot everything from 3,000+ horsepower turbocharged beasts to street legal racecars. Spectators enjoyed all-day entertainment thanks to the races, burnout contest, car show, swap meet, vendor booths, and even special appearances from TV star BoostedGT and 14-time drag racing champion Mike Murillo.
This year, four records were broken at the World Finals and it drew over 450 racecars and 490 show cars, resulting in the largest NMRA event in over 18 years- and it needed a video crew of equal capabilities to stream it to multiple media outlets.
“We were delighted to get the opportunity to work with the NMRA…it’s a first-class organization,” said Steve Grein, General Manager, SpeedVideo. “With the support of ProCharger, we did the live broadcast with a five-camera shoot, including dual wireless starting line cameras, and the broadcast went off without a hitch. Not only did we broadcast it live to SpeedVideo.com and StangTV.com, but also simultaneously on Facebook. It’s great to see hundreds of thousands of Ford fans all over the world that enjoyed watching the event.”
“SpeedVideo’s live broadcast was a huge promotional tool for the event. They provided great coverage of the event the entire time, and great follow up videos afterward,” said Rollie Miller, NMRA General Manager. “It really helped build the NMRA brand and spread awareness to the public of the NMRA.”
Up next for SpeedVideo is the of the 21st Annual World Cup Finals: Import vs. Domestic which will be streaming live November 4th through the 6th on speedvideo.com.
Power Automedia has recently been using Facebook’s new live stream video feature, Facebook Live, to explode the audiences of SpeedVideo and it’s twelve online magazines.
There has been a 616 percent growth in mobile video consumption since 2012 and, studies show, people watch videos three times longer when they are being recorded live. There’s no denying this media trend will only increase in popularity from this point.
SpeedVideo.com – Power Automedia’s live broadcast division – has utilized Facebook live to “stream” automotive events to success – reaching over 200,000 viewers on Facebook alone with the 2016 Outlaw Armageddon No-Prep Drag Race at Thunder Valley Raceway Park. In addition, they received over 15,000 shares just on Facebook alone within a week of the event.
Power Automedia employee Dave Cruikshank, Editor of Corvette Online, has leveraged Facebook Live with recent show coverage, some reaching over 4,000 viewers at a time.
“I utilized Facebook Live at two of the biggest Corvette shows in the world and had fantastic results,” Cruikshank said. “The best part about Facebook Live is that it really engages the audience and lets them interact with what they’re experiencing. The comments section literally comes alive with feedback and emoticons. It was great to be able to tailor my shoot to what people wanted. Traffic to CorvetteOnline.com and Facebook boomed as a result.”
Just recently, the editors of Turnology, EngineLabs and LSX Magazine have seen the impact. Trevor Anderson of Turnology gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Bruce Meyer’s private car collection in Los Angeles. “I have a goal of using Facebook Live to establish relationships with my readers and to provide a face to associate with my magazine,” Anderson said. This gives great opportunity to businesses like Power Automedia to connect with their fans, have engaging conversations, and get to know their audience on a personal level– all while reaching new audiences as well. Plus, we get a lot of referral traffic to our magazines as a result of the live experience.”
One thing is clear – the use of Facebook live has been a hit for Power Automedia and SpeedVideo.
Power Automedia is excited to announce and welcome Steve Grein as Power Studio’s general manager. Grein will oversee Power Automedia’s video production team and the live broadcast division, SpeedVideo, as well as have a leading role in business development and client relationships.
Grein has over 22 years of experience in the automotive videography industry, having founded and owned NeWave Productions – a leading production studio in Chicago, Illinois. NeWave produced thousands of hours of motorsport content, television shows and corporate videos annually, in addition to producing live shows for the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), POWRi Midgets, Lucas Oil On The Edge, and others.
Grein most recently was Executive Producer of MAVTV– an all-motorsports television network that covers racing events all over the globe.
“Adding a person of Steve’s caliber to the SpeedVideo and Power Automedia video production team is a big deal,” said Power Automedia CEO James Lawrence. “Steve has extensive automotive video production experience, having produced videos on the largest stages, both live and on-demand.”
“I am looking forward to building off of what has already been started at Power Automedia,” said Grein. “I have been a part of motorsports video and TV production since 1994. The opportunity to work in the automotive world in conjunction with video production was my best case scenario and I couldn’t be happier. The dynamic of the team at Power Automedia is very unique and I am very happy to be a part of it.”
Do you love the smell of burnt rubber in the morning? Perhaps you’re the type of person who enjoys the scent of high-octane fuel? There is an amazing opportunity available that will give you the chance to fully embrace these wonderful components found at the track. SpeedVideo.com is hiring a Live Event Videographer to film the action trackside at some of the biggest drag races in the country.
SpeedVideo is all about killer live automotive video. We shoot it, stream it, and broadcast it to your device of choice so you can watch what you want, when you want it, and how you want it. We’re all about racing. We live and breath all kinds of motorsports. We are committed to providing superior quality, immersive video, and kick-ass racing.
In addition to working the camera, SpeedVideo is looking for someone that is capable and responsible enough to drive the SpeedVideo Mobile Headquarters, often cross country, to each SpeedVideo LIVE Broadcast event. The SpeedVideo Mobile HQ is a 42 foot toy-hauler 5th wheel trailer that has been heavily modified to accommodate a state of the art SpeedVideo Command Center and sleeping quarters for the crew, which you could be a part of!
Essential (Must Have):
High level of interest/passion/experience for drag racing and motorsports.
Drag racing videography or photography experience.
Willingness to drive to the events and travel to 20-25 weekends a year.
Ability and comfort in driving a Ford F-350 Dually & 42’ toy-hauler 5th Wheel Trailer, and obtaining an appropriate class A license.
High attention to detail for maintaining equipment and vehicles/trailer.
Some level of video editing capability or experience (we can train).
Tech savvy. Capable of troubleshooting and resolving computer issues.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is passionate about racing and loves to be knee deep in the action! For more information and to apply, please visit the careers page here.
The No-Prep racing scene has seen a massive surge in popularity recently with its exciting style of racing, but that surge is about to grow even more. Heads-up racing legend Mike Murillo and grudge racing superstar Scott “John Doe” Taylor have teamed up to start the first true No Prep racing series: The Dirty South No-Prep Series.
Power Automedia and SpeedVideo.com are proud to annouce they have reached an agreement with Murillo and Taylor to broadcast the Dirty South No-Prep Series finals in “HD” with amazing studio-quality audio live from Hub City Dragway this November 11-12.
“The Dirty South finals should be off the chain,” said an excited Mike Murillo. “We’re trying to take No-Prep racing to the next level, and Dirty South is the first true No-Prep series out there with multiple events. We’re working on making this a bigger multi-race series for 2017, so it will only grow in the future. Seeing the quality of the broadcast SpeedVideo puts out made it a no-brainer for us to partner with them. We want to broadcast all the killer No Prep action that’ll be going down at Hub City to the fans who can’t make it to the event, and give our sponsors the quality exposure they deserve. With the finals being a double points event, who knows what will happen!”
“Scott Taylor and Mike Murillo are not only stars, they are veterans of the No-Prep game,” said Brian Wagner, SpeedVideo. “Coming off the success of Outlaw Amageddon, SpeedVideo is seeking the best promoters to work with in both Grudge, No-Prep, and Radial-style racing, and Dirty South is a great fit for our broadcast model.”
“The Dirty South No Prep Series is something that has been put together by racers for racers,” explained Murillo. “The current revival of drag racing to the masses is because of this style of heads up, street attitude, risking-it-all style of racing. We as racers and promoters want to keep this deep-rooted movement going, and take steps to preserve its integrity and time-honored tradition with the Dirty South No Prep Series.”
Fans can experience the electric atmosphere of the No-Prep world in person on November 11-12 at Hub City Dragway, or watch it online in crystal clear HD at www.speedvideo.com. You can check out http://www.dirtysouthracing.net/ for all the breaking Dirty South No-Prep Series information and standings.
SpeedVideo.com and the National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA) are proud to announce a new partnership for the upcoming 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY. Starting with test and tune on Friday, Sept. 30 and concluding on Oct. 2 at the end of final eliminations, SpeedVideo.com will bring high-definition live video onto the televisions, smartphones, tablets and computers of Ford drag racing fans across the globe.
“Our fans have been asking for a live video feed from Beech Bend Raceway for many years,” said Rollie Miller, NMRA General Manager. “Partnering with SpeedVideo.com for this event will allow us to make it happen. The NMRA World Finals will be broadcast to all of our fans.”
The 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals is the biggest and most exciting Ford motorsport event in the country. The event and it’s fans, racers and crew take over Bowling Green, KY from September 29 to October 2. This event determines 2016 NMRA National Champions while bringing out the best-of-the-best in all-Ford grassroots drag racing with special events like Outlaw True Street, Terminator/GT500, Turbo Coyote and EcoBoost Shootouts. Over the weekend, the on-track thrills are matched with Street Outlaws’ TV stars, a giant vendor midway, all-Ford car shows, swap meet and more.
“The NMRA World Finals is the biggest Ford event of the year,” said James Lawrence, SpeedVideo CEO. “We are honored to be producing the live HD broadcast for Ford performance enthusiasts and NMRA fans all over the world. The thing I’m most thrilled about is broadcasting the excitement of the prestigious NMRA championship battles. This is the 18th year for the NMRA World Finals, and it’s stacking up to be the biggest yet!”
For more information about the 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals, please go to www.NMRAdigital.com/KY or call 866.694.3475. If you can’t make it to Beech Bend Raceway Park on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 for the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals, go to www.speedvideo.com to watch all of the wild, wheels up action in brilliant high-definition.
Memphis International Raceway has been the location for many legendary events that are entrenched deep in the lore of street car drag racing. The infamous Outlaw Street Car Reunion – referred to affectionately as ‘OSCR’ – adds to that history. Southern Speed Promotions has worked hard to grow the OSCR into a premiere small tire racing event that brings out the best racers in the world each spring. Power Automedia and SpeedVideo.com are proud to announce that they have reached a multi-year agreement with Southern Speed Promotions to broadcast one of the most exciting events in drag racing, the Outlaw Street Car Reunion for 2017 and beyond in “HD” with studio-quality audio.
“Our event has grown immensely in the past three years, and 2017 looks as if it could be one of the largest car counts to date,” explained Tyler Crossnoe, co-owner of Southern Speed Promotions. “Drag racing is a global sport that has millions of fans around the world and let’s face it — fans cannot attend every race that they want and still keep a job and family. This is where the live broadcast comes into play. We decided to work together with Power Automedia and SpeedVideo because their top quality HD broadcast and production value, studio-quality audio, and wireless cameras on the starting line will help us take this event to the next level.”
“Tyler and his team are one of the hardest working in drag racing,” said SpeedVideo’s James Lawrence. “I know first-hand because I raced at the Outlaw Street Car Reunion with our drag radial Camaro earlier this year. This event is a special one, that is quickly growing to rival the top events in drag radial and street car racing despite it’s relatively short history. We are proud to be partners with Southern Speed Promotions on a multi-year plan and we’re planning on helping them hand-in-hand to grow this event every year.”
SpeedVideo.com will be broadcasting all of the exciting action from the Outlaw Street Car Reunion IV on March 22-26, 2017… so fans from all over the world can see every second of the breathtaking radial tire racing.
Mark Samples, Crossnoe’s partner, is excited about the opportunity to grow the event with SpeedVideo’s support, “We are excited to partner with SpeedVideo to bring forth the most modernized live broadcast for 2017. SpeedVideo’s newest wireless cameras will bring an exciting effect to the event with our two exciting announcers, Al Tucci and Brian Lohnes. Can you imagine strapping into your 4,000 horsepower monster in Radial vs. The World with a microphone in your face and Al Tucci getting you hyped up for the finals and $15,000 on the table?! It will happen in 2017!”
You can experience all of the wheel standing action in person at Memphis International Raceway on March 22-26, or watch it online at www.speedvideo.com to see everything in stunning HD. Make sure to visit http://www.oscr.us to stay updated on all the Outlaw Street Car Reunion information.
When SpeedVideo.com launched earlier this year, the goal was to revolutionize the way racing was broadcast to fans around the world. The programming team at SpeedVideo is constantly working on ways to improve the user experience based on what the consumer really wants. After hearing from the fans, SpeedVideo has launched a new version this week that’s overflowing with cutting edge features, and will provide drag racing fans with a truly unique viewing experience.
The goal of the new SpeedVideo website is to create an environment that users can enjoy on multiple devices and platforms in the new digital age.
“We wanted a new live streaming experience that works seamlessly for mobile, tablet, computers and even living room television sets for anybody who views a SpeedVideo event,” Rolando Garcia, Senior Director of Technology and Platform explains.
To help build a deep user experience, the SpeedVideo development team looked for ways to provide viewers ways to see more than just the live event. “A section for news about our partnerships with event organizers for future events has been added to the site, so fans can see what’s on the horizon at SpeedVideo. An easy to navigate on-demand section of all past events has also been added, so users can watch hours and hours of action, or just event highlights if they prefer,” Garcia says.
If that wasn’t enough, the latest version of SpeedVideo received these incredible features:
“We are pleased to offer fans the ability to see great events happening at racing events all over the country. The ability to give our fans options to watch on any device they prefer, from any location, so they never have to miss any of the action is something we really worked hard on for this release,” Garcia explains.
Murrieta, CA, July 11, 2016 – Bradenton Motorsports Park is equally well known for its sunny year-round location near Tampa, Florida, popular drag racing events, and stellar track surface. Two of the most popular events at “BMP” are the Snowbird Outlaw Nationals and the U.S. Street Nationals, held annually in December and January of each year. Power Automedia and SpeedVideo.com are proud to announce that they have entered into a multi-year partnership with Bradenton Motorsports Park to live broadcast these events for 2016 and beyond in “HD” with studio-quality audio.
“The Snowbird Outlaw Nationals with its over 30 year tradition, and the U.S. Street Nationals with its’ over 10 year tradition of kicking off the year for outlaw drag racing in the United States, are perfect fits for the premier quality of Speedvideo.com,” said Bradenton Motorsports Park’s Alan Chervitz. “Both events are known for monster fields in Pro Mod and small-tire radial classes,”
SpeedVideo’s James Lawrence knew this track was high on the priority list from day one. “When we first launched SpeedVideo.com, I circled Bradenton Motorsports Park on our schedule, because I knew that there are few track operators as good as Alan and his team. Not just good promoters, but good people. And these two events, the US Street Nationals and Snowbirds, they are really events that have exploded on the national and worldwide scenes.”
SpeedVideo.com will broadcast the Snowbird Outlaw Nationals, December 2-4, 2016; and the US Street Nationals in late January 2017, both in high definition HD for the thousands of viewers at home that can’t travel to Florida for the event.
“We’ve experienced success with live broadcasting our events already, and we feel that this relationship with SpeedVideo.com will help take our events promotion and picture quality to the next level,” explained Chervitz. “We can’t wait to see the fans reactions all over the world when they are able to watch this event in HD in their living rooms and see everything the US Street Nationals and Snowbirds have to offer.”
Show up in Bradenton to experience it all first hand, or watch it online in HD at SpeedVideo.com. For more event information, visit www.bradentonmotorsports.com.
Murrieta, CA, May 26, 2016 – There are few events on the drag racing calendar that boast a bigger worldwide following than the legendary Haltech World Cup Finals – Import vs. Domestic. Due to Jason Miller’s legendary track prep, unparalleled cool and dry atmospheric conditions, year round guerrilla marketing, and its growth over the past 20+ years, this epic event attracts the best racers from all over the world to obliterate records and make their mark in history. Power Automedia and SpeedVideo.com are proud to announce that they have entered into a multi-year partnership with Miller Brothers Productions (MBP) to live stream the 21st annual Haltech World Cup Finals, held at Maryland International Raceway, over November 4-6, 2016.
“Fans from all over the world – for the first time in history, are going to be able to experience the Haltech World Cup Finals – Import vs. Domestic, in HD via live stream. SpeedVideo will have multiple cameras filming the action on the track plus driver interviews. All of our WCF racers will now gain an extraordinary amount of additional exposure from the live stream, plus this will be a huge value added for our WCF sponsors.” explained Jason Miller, co-owner of the WCF event. “My brother, Chris Miller, and I are very excited to partner with SpeedVideo for the live stream, it’s something that we considered very carefully, and in the end, we know the worldwide audience will take WCF to a whole new level.”
“I can’t tell you how much respect we have for the Haltech World Cup Finals and what the Millers have built with this event,” said James Lawrence, SpeedVideo CEO. “It’s an event that has a loyal, amazing following, merging together the competition of imports and domestics in a very innovative format. Frankly, it’s an event you need to attend in person to really be able to understand what a crazy, exciting show it is. But we also realize, not everyone all over the world is going to be able to be at MDIR that weekend. Now, they will be able to experience it in full high-definition, and our team is as excited about this event than any event on our schedule. It’s going to be a monster.”
The Haltech World Cup Finals brings side by side racing action from just about every type of genre in drag racing – featuring the top cars from just about every sanctioning body on the planet. You’ll see Outlaw 10.5, Extreme Compact, Limited Drag Radial, Modified Compact, X275 and Hot Rod plus Street Fighter, Super Street, True Street, and All Motor classes made up of high horsepower street cars from just about every circuit and series in the world!
“Forget the trash talking, it’s time to prove that these drivers have got what it takes, with each side putting their reputation and egos on the line,” said Miller. “The event features Import vs. Domestic Drag Racing, a Custom Car Show, Bikini Contest, a huge Vendor Midway, Live DJ, and so much more! The event is busting at the seams with over 25,000 fans in attendance, and there is no other event like it!”
SpeedVideo.com will broadcast live the 21st annual Haltech World Cup Finals – Import vs. Domestic event, November 4-6, 2016 on SpeedVideo.com, also simulcast on Dragzine, Revved Magazine, and other popular Power Automedia magazines.
So make plans now to attend this spectacular event at Maryland International Raceway and experience it first hand! For more event information on WCF, visit www.importvsdomestic.com
Murrieta, Apri 11, 2016 – DigNight Street Racing events were born from the love of street racing and fast cars, trying to put the most horsepower as possible into a car while still being able to drive it on the street. With an innovative event format, DigNight events have been exploading in fan and racer turnout on the streets of Texas. Power Automedia and SpeedVideo.com are proud to announce they have entered into a multi-year partnership with DigNight to live broadcast the DigNight events for 2016 and beyond, including two monster events for this year.
We are starting with a big one. For the first time ever, DigNight decided to the take drag racing to the next level, partnering with NRG NFL Stadium to host the biggest street race in the world. On June 24-25, 2016 the NRG NFL Stadium will host DigNight @ NRG; an event in Houston, Texas you don’t want to miss.
“There will be street racing by some of the fastest cars in the world, like Mike Murillo, Birdman, John Doe, Kye Kelly, and more.” said DigNight’s Jerrod Thompson, “Plus, we’ll have other great entertainment such as live music, mini races between rounds, tons of vendors, covered seating, a beer garden and VIP area. We are taking street racing to a whole new level.”
“If you could build an event that will lead itself to a monster live audience, you start with a drag race at an NFL Stadium, some of the biggest stars in the street racing world, and promotional geniuses like the guys at DigNight,” said SpeedVideo’s James Lawrence. “This is going to be a crazy, it’s going to be wild, and it’s going to be live. It was a no brainer for us.”
That’s not the only event on the schedule for 2016. Later in the year, the DigNight crew will be hosting the Lonestar Resurrection No Prep race with an astounding $100,000 payout in Big Tire, with equally impressive payouts in the other classes. Yes, $100,000. It all goes down Sept 16-17th at Royal Purple Raceway, and SpeedVideo.com cameras will be live and rolling all of the action in full HD for the fans that can’t be in the stands.
“We want to reach the masses with our branded DigNight Street Racing and No Prep events. If you can’t make it to the race, we are going to bring this style of racing to you,” explained DigNight’s Thompson. “Our racing is the future, and it has to be seen to be believed. To be the best, you have to work with the best, which is why we decided to partner with SpeedVideo for these live broadcasts.”
Murrieta, CA – March 11, 2016 – SpeedVideo.com’s charter is to become one of the leading online destinations for race fans to watch live and on-demand automotive events. Part of that experience is providing an outstanding viewing experience. High production values often mean multiple cameras, on-air talents, and an HD viewing experience. Those are the hallmarks of a live event broadcast, yet they’ve remained out of reach for most automotive events except for professional series. It’s understandable as the cost of live HD broadcasting with high production values are high.
“We have been trying to solve this problem working with many successful race promoters,” said SpeedVideo’s James Lawrence. “When you talk to the promoters, they want to offer an amazing live streaming video experience for fans at home, but it comes with the risk of high expenses, and potentially affecting spectators that might attend their events. Spectators of course, help support the racers purses and keep the event viable. Well, I think we’ve solved that with what we call a ‘hybrid free/pay per view’ model.”
“We will be bringing HD and better production values to the viewers who want that upgraded viewing experience via a reasonable pay per view, but also at most events will simulcast the live stream in standard definition for free. This makes sense for the promoters that work so hard to promote these events, and also for the fans at home who just want a better video experience.”
How it will work for most events is simple: Standard definition will be broadcast for free, while an HD broadcast will be available for a fair, reasonable pay per view fee, typically from $6.95 to $19.95 for the entire weekend. “We are partners on the broadcasts with the promoters,” explained Lawrence,” with the promoter earning a share of the pay per view that helps support the event, pay race purses and expenses. Some promoters may not choose to broadcast in HD, while others may choose to do Pay Per View only. Ultimately, it’s up to the promoter depending on what makes the most sense for their fan base, event, and racers.”
Radial Fest has become one of the hottest events on the drag radial tour thanks to it’s outstanding track conditions and beautiful weather, both spring and fall. Records have fallen each and every year at Huntsville, including the first three-second run ever by a radial tire, and this year, SpeedVideo.com and Dragzine.com are proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Radial Fest to live stream broadcast it’s events.
“We knew that we needed to live broadcast Radial Fest, because fans all over the world have been asking us to bring the show into their living rooms,” explained Radial Fest’s marketing director Zach Jones. “We feel like Speedvideo was the right partner for us because of their commitment to help us promote the event. Our sponsors want the exposure, and we know they will produce an outstanding broadcast. There are some exciting announcements upcoming that will really change the game.”
“Radial Fest is an event that is extremely popular among the fastest radial racers in the country,” said Dragzine’s Andrew Wolf. “Because this event hasn’t gotten the national exposure via a live broadcast, it will be very exciting to partner with the Radial Fest team and see where this event can go over the next several years.”
“At every Radial Fest event there has been a three-second pass and some sort of world record set, whether it’s in Radial vs The World, X275, or Outlaw 275,” said Jones. “This year, we will continue to build on our past success by working to increase purses and improve the overall experience for both racers and fans.”
Make plans to be in Huntsville to experience it all firsthand, or tune in April 29-30, 2016, when Speedvideo.com will be presenting the live broadcast.
SpeedVideo.com, in conjunction with THE Drag Racing Magazine, Dragzine.com, to LIVE BROADCAST the ORIGINAL, and WORLD’s Biggest No-Prep Race, the highlyanticipated Outlaw Armageddon in Thunder Valley, OK. “We are extremely excited to be able to partner with SpeedVideo.com to bring our event to the internet,” explained Thunder Valley’s Nick Duty. “Just as Outlaw Armageddon revolutionized No Prep Racing last year, SpeedVideo.com will help us take the event to another level for our fans.”
“The demand to have Outlaw Armageddon available for live broadcast has been overwhelming,” explained SpeedVideo.com’s James Lawrence. “Not only will fans be able to watch roundbyround coverage, but they will also have inside access to the driver’s meeting and instant replay’s of action on the track. This will be the closest you can be to the excitement without sitting in the stands.”
“The inaugural event was amazing, but ‘Outlaw Armageddon – The Second Coming’ promises to be bigger and better,” said Duty. “We have more than doubled the purse to over $80,000 and given every racer in the country the opportunity to be part of one of the largest headsup races in 2016 by entering one of our four classes. We have opened the competition up to include 200 racers.”
Outlaw Armageddon is a one of a kind experience. Not only are they bringing together the toughest racers in the country, but they’re doing it in the heart of the legendary 405 with a flashlight start. The inaugural event was an overwhelming success, with over 18,000 fans packing into the track from 38 different states. For this year’s event the track and the promoters have vowed to go bigger and better. The race has been expanded to include Big Tire and Small Tire Invitational races, along with the popular “Race Your Way In” class and the Outlaw Street and True Street classes.
In 2016, the fans got to voice their opinion on which drivers should be included in both Invitational classes, and with over one million votes cast, the lineup is even more amazing than last year. Not only have all of the favorites returned to the lists, like Big Chief, Murder Nova, Daddy Dave, Boosted GT, Doc, and Monza, but fans have added such names as Jeff Lutz, Larry Larson, Petey Smallblock, Brian “Chucky” Davis, Mike Murillo and James “Birdman” Finney to the lineup. The tagline for the event is “Often Imitated, but Never Duplicated”, because nothing can compare to being deep in the 405, in the cozy confines of Thunder Valley Raceway, with unprecedented access to the baddest racers in the world.
The magic of motorsports and automotive performance will be in full effect as Speedvideo.com becomes a go-to destination for the best automotive enthusiast video content, originally produced, on-demand, curated, or live streamed.
Temecula, January 22, 2016 – Power Automedia is pleased to announce plans to launch Speedvideo.com in the third quarter of 2016. The website’s cornerstone will be live streamed automotive programming, with a focus on producing live racing events in year one. Video content shall be distributed through Power Automedia’s network of 12 automotive magazines which reach over 1.5 million monthly viewers, as well as through Speedvideo.com’s video-specific user interface.
“We believe in the magic of the automobile, and we believe the next step in immersing ourselves and our readers in that passion is by delivering live video of many of the industry’s top automotive events,” explained James Lawrence, Power Automedia CEO. “We want to bring our viewers a dynamic automotive live event experience for events they can’t watch on network television. Plus, our editorial team will be on-site at these events — adding photo galleries, race results, and news as the events unfold. This is the content our readers love.”
The live streaming coverage will be soft-launched in March 2016 with the $50K No Prep Bounty Hunters Drag Racing Event. Held in San Antonio, Texas, March 11-12, it will be broadcast on Dragzine.com with a 3-camera production utilizing Live Stream technology. The event will star infamous drag racing personalities such as BoostedGT, Larry Larson, and James “Birdman” Finney, and will feature the return of Mike Murillo’s LaFawnduh Mustang competing in the $50k to win ‘Big Tire’ class.
Speedvideo.com will also feature original programming, including on-demand coverage of automotive events, tech and how-to videos, the SEMA and PRI trade shows, car features, car shows, and other unique automotive content. In addition, Speedvideo.com will curate some of the best on-demand and live-streamed video content from around the web.