LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 1) ' The Comp Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Racing Tires will celebrate its silver anniversary in fine style this October by reaching a worldwide audience through a live online pay-per-view broadcast on shorttracknationals.com.
I-30 Speedway promoter Tracey Clay has partnered with leading dirt racing online broadcast provider DirtonDirt.com to offer fans for the first time the opportunity to watch the 25th running off the prestigious Sprint Car race from the comfort of their own homes Oct. 24-27.
The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series-sanctioned event is sure to provide plenty of thrilling racing action as more than 100 of the best Sprint Car pilots on the planet converge on the high-banked, quarter-mile bullring infamously known as Hammer Hill for four days of total mayhem for a purse that exceeds $100,000.
'I am looking forward to this new partnership,' Clay said. 'After speaking with DirtonDirt.com's Michael Rigsby on several occasions, I am more than confident that this is a great opportunity to showcase the Short Track Nationals. We offer the best in short track racing that weekend, and now the rest of the world can enjoy it!'
DirtonDirt.com founder and CEO Michael Rigsby brings with him not only a wealth of knowledge in the video and broadcast industry, but also a professional video production crew that has delivered successful broadcasts of Cedar Lake Speedway's World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned USA Nationals and the Wild West Shootout at Tucson International Raceway.
The four-day production from I-30 Speedway kicks off with a free broadcast of practice night on Wednesday, Oct. 24 followed by five-camera coverage of Thursday and Friday night's preliminary action and Saturday night's $15,000-to-win main event.
Scott Traylor of RacinBoys.com will host the broadcast while veteran announcers Ben Shelton and Tony Bokhoven are onboard to call all of the weekend's racing action. Each night's broadcast will also include half-hour pre and postrace shows featuring interviews with a host of drivers.
"We're thrilled to be doing this,' said Rigsby, whose DirtonDirt.com website is also a leading news and video source for Dirt Late Model racing. 'It's something outside the box for us, but with guys like Ben, Tony, and Scott, the team that we'll have together will be second-to-none production-wise. Our goal is to show people why I-30 Speedway is regarded as one of the best racetracks in the country, and we'll do our best to cover 'Hammer Hill' like a blanket for four days."
The broadcast will have its own home on the Internet at www.shorttracknationals.com, where more details and pricing options will soon be released. Fans will soon be able to purchase affordable single-day orders or multi-day packages that offer better per-night rates.
Fans are also encouraged to follow the Short Track Nationals on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ShortTrackNationals and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ShortTrackNats (@ShortTrackNats). The official Twitter hashtag for the event and broadcast is #ShortTrackNats.