By: Jenna Schiebe On: February 10, 2017 In: Company News, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

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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.

By: Jenna Schiebe On: January 17, 2017 In: Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

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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.”

By: Jenna Schiebe On: December 06, 2016 In: Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

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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 PAM-News-Thumbnailsvbringing 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.

By: Jenna Schiebe On: November 11, 2016 In: Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

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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.”

“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.

By: Jenna Schiebe On: October 25, 2016 In: Company News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

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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.”860043_610470715634856_1469222782_o

“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!”

By: Jason Snyder On: February 25, 2016 In: Company News, Video Comments: 0

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SpeedVideo.com, in conjunction with drag racing magazine, Dragzine.com, will live broadcast the original, and world’s’s biggest No­ Prep race, the highly-­anticipated Outlaw Armageddon in Thunder Valley, Oklahoma. The event is sponsored by Triple Diamond Construction.

“We are extremely excited to be able to partner with SpeedVideo.com to bring our event to the Internet,”said 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,” said SpeedVideo.com’s James Lawrence. “Not only will fans be able to watch round­-by-­round 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,” Duty said. “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 heads­-up 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 will this race bring together the toughest racers in the country, but it will be done in the heart of the legendary 405 with a flashlight start. The inaugural event was an overwhelming success, with more than 18,000 fans from 38 different states packing the grandstands. For this year’s event, track and the promoters 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 Outlaw Street and True Street classes.

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In 2016, fans voiced their opinions on which drivers should be included in both Invitational classes, and with more than one million votes cast, the lineup is even more amazing than last year. Not only have all of the favorites returned to the lists — including 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 “Birman” 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.

Show up in Thunder Valley to experience it all first hand, or tune in August 19-­20, 2016 to Speedvideo.com and Dragzine.com to watch the live broadcast presentation of Outlaw Armageddon. For more event information, visit www.outlawarmageddon.com.

By: Kevin McIntosh On: February 01, 2016 In: Industry News Comments: 0

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Drag racing magazine, Dragzine.com, to live stream the biggest No Prep Grudge race in history to the World ­ with over $80,000 on the line.

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 10.21.15 AMDragzine.com, in association with Speedvideo.com, is pleased to announce plans to broadcast live streaming coverage at the highly ­anticipated Bounty Hunters No Prep Grudge Nationals, at San Antonio Raceway March 11­-12, 2016. The event is sponsored by Speed Society.

This event features the largest winners purse in the history of No Prep ­style racing, with $50,000 up for grabs in the headlining Big Tire class, plus Small­ Tire, True Street, and truck classes that ratchet the purses even higher.

“We are really excited to be live streaming this event,” said Mike Murillo, one of the event’s promotors. “This is something that has never really been done before. It will be insane. This event is going to be organized chaos.”

Coverage is title-sponsored by CompCams’ FAST Fuel Injection, which allows viewers to access the presentation for free.

Confirmed participants include Chris “BoostedGT” Hamilton, Texas’ own James “Birman” Finney, five­-time Drag Week champion Larry Larson and his 5-­second Chevrolet S­10, fan favorite and many-­time world champion Mike Murillo and his “LaFawnduh” Mustang, Oklahoma’s James Goad and his “Reaper” Camaro, the AV Boys from California, Shayne Ward in the “Air Force Won” Mustang, and a whole list of other heavy-hitters. Legendary promoter Shannon Morgan from the “Redemption” No Prep series also will be organizing and promoting the event, so you know it’s going to be the big one.

“Not only are we going to be providing a live broadcast of this event to drag racing enthusiasts all over the world, but we’re going to be in the trenches with our editorial team capturing the essence of the event, from the cars, the people, the carnage, and the trash talk,” said Andrew Wolf, Editor of Dragzine.com. “We’re going to be broadcasting this not only on Dragzine, but also selected sister publications in the Power Automedia network. It’s going to be a crazy event and we couldn’t be more excited. We will also feature on­-track audio feeds so viewers watching can listen to the track announcer, and this is just the beginning.”

Tune in March 11- 12, 2016 ­when Dragzine.com presents live streaming of the No Prep Grudge Nationals — from qualifying right through the crowning of champions — complete with photo galleries, race results, and an insider look at the stars that make up the richest No Prep race in history!

By: Kevin McIntosh On: February 01, 2016 In: Company News, Industry News, Video Comments: 0

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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 stream.

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 10.22.25 AMPower Automedia is pleased to announce plans to launch Speedvideo.com in the third quarter of 2016. The website’s cornerstone will be live stream 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 more than 2.1 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, CEO of Power Automedia. “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 on­site at these events,  adding photo galleries, race results, and news as the events unfold. This is the content our readers love.”

Live streaming coverage will soft­-launch March 11-12 with the $50,000 No Prep Bounty Hunters Drag Racing Event in San Antonio, Texas. The races will be broadcast on Dragzine.com with a three-camera production utilizing live stream technology. The event will star infamous drag racing personalities such as BoostedGT, Larry Larson, and James “Birman” Finney, and will feature the return of Mike Murillo’s LaFawnduh Mustang competing for $50,000 to win the ‘Big Tire’ class.

Speedvideo.com will also feature original programming, including on-­demand coverage of automotive events, tech and how-­to videos, annual 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 stream video content from around the Internet.