Many impressive applications for Horsepower Wars’ $10K Drag Shootout have been reviewed and narrowed down over the course of the last couple of months, with suspense rising and information dropping daily on Power Automedia’s HorsepowerWars.com. As of today, the Horsepower Wars production team has officially finalized the top five participants.
The two following teams have been chosen by Horsepower Wars staff to be guaranteed admittance into the $10K Drag Shootout competition.
The remaining three teams will be reviewed by a panel of drag racing experts from across the country. After a voting process, the final third team will be determined and announced to the public.
The final three teams will then join the fourth, COMP Cams Dream Team, and the Horsepower Wars staff in Southern California, where they will be given $10k to buy, build, and race a drag car in just 10 days with a plethora of surprises and challenges along the way. The score will be settled at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio in September, where the winning team of the final race will not only win their vehicle, but also $10,000 cash.
“It was incredibly hard to narrow down the field to just five teams, let alone the top two,” said Scott Parker, Power Automedia’s Director of Content and Strategy. “Thankfully we’ve had tremendous engagement from the fan base to help guide the way, and we’ll be relying on that even more going forward when we release the poll on HorsepowerWars.com and Facebook so that fans can vote for either Team West Bend, Dirty Jersey or Bigun. And if you are bummed that your favorite team didn’t make it, don’t worry because we’ve extended the Dream Team deadline to May 25 and invited all those guys to apply.”
Power Automedia is excited to announce recent growth to its editorial department.
With Power Automedia’s acquisition of Xceleration Media and its corresponding titles, Shawn Brereton, an avid hot rod enthusiast and automotive journalist, has joined the team as Editorial Director. Brereton will oversee several Power Automedia digital magazines including Street Muscle, OneDirt, Chevy Hardcore, Turnology, and Rod Authority. Elizabeth Puckett joins the team as Senior Associate Editor of Power & Performance.
Power Automedia’s newly re-acquired dirt track racing magazine, OneDirt, will be lead by Group Editor Bobby Kimbrough. The new Editor of Rod Authority will be Corvette Online editor, Dave Cruikshank.
“I am extremely proud of the team we have assembled here,” said Scott Parker, Executive Director of Content and Strategy. “These are not only some of the finest automotive journalists in the industry, but exemplary human beings. We have a pretty stringent set of values at Power Automedia. Despite having diverse opinions and styles, all of our staff work tirelessly at accomplishing a common goal.”
“I am really excited about the opportunity with Power Automedia,” said Shawn Brereton. “Everyone has been so helpful and welcoming which proves the culture of the company. Everyone has settled in virtually seamlessly to their new roles and I can’t wait to see how they continue to grow those titles. The future is bright for our OneDirt, Rod Authority, Power & Performance!”
Power Automedia’s digital magazines reach more than 2 million automotive enthusiasts per month.
Power Automedia’s highly anticipated competition-based automotive show, Horsepower Wars, is proud to announce a partnership with Royal Purple Synthetic Oil, a leading brand of premium synthetic lubricants. Royal Purple has signed on as an official sponsor and partner of Horsepower Wars, and will be providing oil and lubricants to competitors for season one including the following episodes:
“Horsepower Wars is going to be filled with raw, unbridled automotive passion – created by enthusiasts for enthusiasts,” said Power Automedia’s Scott Parker. “Royal Purple is an ideal partner given the competitions we have in mind because it prides itself in producing superior lubrication products for the performance aftermarket.”
“We are extremely excited about our partnership with Horsepower Wars and are looking forward to supporting the competitors by providing our oils and lubricants,” said JP Hyden, Event and Partnership Manager at Royal Purple Synthetic Oil. “Horsepower Wars was created with auto enthusiasts in mind and we are always excited to support them by helping to maintain and improve their vehicles performance.”
Power Automedia is excited to announce partnerships with multiple leading automotive aftermarket brands for the first season of Horsepower Wars. The groundbreaking automotive show will feature fierce shootouts between rivals taking place in one of four venues: engine dyno, chassis dyno, drag strip, or road course.
With jaw-dropping drama and exciting storylines that will play out over many episodes, Horsepower Wars Season 1 will feature the $10K Drag Shootout, Pony Wars: Camaro vs. Mustang, LS vs Coyote Part 2, and the True Street Chassis Dyno Showdown.
Official partners include:
“Producing a show like Horsepower Wars requires great partners,” said James Lawrence, Power Automedia CEO. “We are very excited about the show, creating this cutting-edge automotive content, and the help that our teams will get from the companies that make such great parts.”
For more information on Horsepower Wars, please visit www.horsepowerwars.com.
MURRIETA, CA — Power Automedia’s highly anticipated competition-based automotive show, Horsepower Wars, has debuted — along with the launch of it’s video platform HorsepowerWars.com. To give fans a taste of the hype, the Horsepower Wars production team has released a sizzle reel, overviewing the first season’s action-packed episodes.
“Horsepower Wars is going to be filled with raw, unbridled automotive passion – created by enthusiasts for enthusiasts,” said Scott Parker, Power Automedia’s Executive Director of Content & Strategy. “You can get a sense for how authentic this show is going to be to the hobby. Perhaps, best of all, when a fan wants to know more about something that happened in a particular episode, there are pages of content ready to satisfy them – all in one location – as well as outlets to engage the show creators and participants.”
With the first storyline underway, the Horsepower Wars team is working diligently on the remainder of the season. Follow along at Horsepowerwars.com.
SpeedVideo and the team at Carolina N/T Small Tire Racing Production are thrilled to announce a multi-year agreement to broadcast live the WOOSTOCK event at Darlington Dragway starting in 2018.
WOOSTOCK is the brainchild of Carolina N/T Small Tire Racing Production and multi-time radial racing champion Keith Berry. This event brings the best No Time, Grudge, and radial tire racers all to the same event for some killer action.
“WOOSTOCK is extremely excited to have SpeedVideo as our live feed provider,” said WOOSTOCK promoter Keith Berry. “SpeedVideo covers drag racing like no other, and they bring the level of excitement at the track to your cellphone, laptop, or TV. Obviously, we want every fan of WOOSTOCK to be there with us in-person and we realize that’s not possible for some, so we want to share our event with every fan because without them there is no WOOSTOCK!”
“We are very proud to bring this unique event to SpeedVideo,” said Tom Bobolts, GM of SpeedVideo. “Bringing the biggest and best to our viewers is important and there is no question that WoooStock is one of the most fun events out there in the heads up world! We’re excited to work with Keith Berry, the team from Carolina N/T and Darlington!”
In addition to the live broadcasts on SpeedVideo.com, the high-definition coverage will be shared via Facebook Live, YouTube, and Power Automedia’s popular magazine, Dragzine. The official WOOSTOCK/ SpeedVideo schedule will be released in the near future.
Power Automedia is excited to announce Dennis Pittsenbarger as a leading host of its new automotive show Horsepower Wars. Pittsenbarger will be joining host Brian Petty as a pair of rabble-rousers on the upcoming Horsepower Wars $10k Drag Racing Shootout and the True Street Dyno Challenge. In addition to being one of the main faces of the show, Dennis will also be working behind-the-scenes to help develop storylines, have an active presence on social media, and much more.
Pittsenbarger has a great deal of experience working as an on-screen talent for leading TV shows and trade shows, with big names in the industry such as SEMA, Discovery, and Velocity. When paired with his lifetime of automotive enthusiasm, Pittsenbarger makes for a perfect fit for the Horsepower Wars team.
“I could not be more excited to be a part of something as I am to be a part of Horsepower Wars,” said Pittsenbarger. “It’s a chance to see real people with real cars put their skills and rides to the test– just pure, real competition. Without a doubt, this will set the internet on fire and I am proud and privileged to be the guy in the center ring with the top hat helping bring the viewer along for one hell of a ride.”
“Dennis is quite the personality,” said James Lawrence, Power Automedia’s CEO. “His energy, excitement and passion for hot rodding are pretty much unmatched. He’s unbridled, full throttle, over the top – and he’s the perfect guy to get in the middle of this hot mess and stoke the fires. We know Horsepower Wars is going to light the candles of drama with Dennis.”
The first season of Horsepower Wars launches March-April 2018. For more information visit horsepowerwars.com.
Power Automedia is excited to announce recent expansions to its editorial team and video production team, Alloy Studios.
Nicole James relocated from Arizona to join the growing editorial department at the beginning of the year, joining the team as the Editor of Power Automedia’s Street Muscle Magazine. James brings with her a plethora of journalism and social media marketing experience, including background with a multitude of automotive journalism companies as well as degrees in journalism and social media.
“Nicole is the epitome of a modern magazine editor, fluent in all forms of digital media and how to actively engage the reader,” said Scott Parker, Power Automedia Director of Content and Strategy. “She is as proficient with a camera as she is with writing, editing and social media. In no time at all she has injected fresh ideas and a fresh perspective on Street Muscle, and I can’t wait to see what she can do.”
Along with a number of new and exciting ventures, Alloy Studios has welcomed Brian Petty as Lead Scriptwriter/Talent. Petty will be the face of Power Automedia’s upcoming Horsepower Wars, many in-house editorial style videos, and occasional white label client videos. His background includes extensive experience in newscasting, degrees specializing in journalism and automotive tech, as well as a lifetime of automotive enthusiasm.
“Brian affords our production house a versatile combination of talents,” said Andrew Almazan, Power Automedia Operations Director. “His love for storytelling, passion for the automobile, and being an on-screen persona make for a truly unique creative process. Brian’s intuition and involvement throughout production phases will mean consistency and a high level of execution time and time again.”
Power Automedia announced today the official debut of a completely redesigned next-gen platform across 12 of its digital automotive magazine properties. The fresh new look and user interface were introduced to the magazines’ 2 million monthly readers this week.
The new platform features a superior user experience, with an immersive 100% responsive magazine design. The team put an emphasis on a seamless user experience – with big bold images, easy to understand navigation, and a mobile-first design process.
“With the recent expansion of our new digital titles, it was a perfect time to upgrade and modernize our magazines to stay industry leading,” said James Lawrence, Power Automedia CEO. “Our team sought out to create a platform with the automotive enthusiast in mind, whether they were surfing one of our automotive magazines on their phone, or watching a drag racing video on their desktop. The main objective for us is to do a better job showcasing our content in a form that is not only beautiful and compelling, but also gives our readers more of what they want to see.”
“We have seen tremendous growth in mobile and tablet usage with our magazines, so it became imperative to take a mobile-first design approach,” explained Scott Parker, Power Automedia’s Director of Content & Strategy. “Our web team did a phenomenal job of giving us a new platform to present our content; it is no surprise that we’ve already had great feedback from users. This is an exciting step in the evolution of our magazines.”
The new Power Automedia next-gen platform optimizes the reader, content, and advertising experience across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices – giving the readers the best of all three environments. This new platform enhances Power Automedia’s position as the leading digital automotive publisher in the enthusiast space.
The following Power Automedia titles are launched on the new platform:
|Ford Muscle – http://www.fordmuscle.com
Next-Gen Ford Performance – http://www.fordnxt.com
Chevy Muscle Cars – http://www.chevyhardcore.com
Corvette – http://www.corvetteonline.com
LSX GM – http://www.lsxmag.com
Hot Rods & Muscle Cars – http://www.streetmusclemag.com
|Drag Racing – http://www.dragzine.com
Street Rods – http://www.rodauthority.com
Off Road – http://www.offroadxtreme.com
Diesel Trucks – http://www.dieselarmy.com
Engine Performance – http://www.enginelabs.com
Performance Driving – http://www.turnology.com
Power Automedia is excited to announce a multi-year agreement with Flying A Motorsports as the official trailer/motorcoach of SpeedVideo and Dragzine.com.
Flying A Motorsports has earned a prestigious name in the motorsports industry, providing high-quality transportation equipment for nearly 30 years– from cargo and stacker trailers to car haulers and racecar trailers. Pairing with SpeedVideo and Dragzine.com, Flying A’s general promotions and some of their showcased equipment will be featured throughout Dragzine’s editorial articles, social media sites, and SpeedVideo live broadcasts.
“We at Flying A Motorsports are really looking forward to working with the folks from SpeedVideo and Dragzine,” said Alan Cape, Owner of Flying A. “They do a great job of covering everything in the drag racing world and will help us get the word out about the motorsports transportation products we offer. At Flying A Motorsports, we’ve been selling motorhomes, toterhomes and trailers since 1988 and every year we try to ramp up our exposure. This will definitely take us to the next level.”
Flying A will be an official sponsor of SpeedVideo, being featured on SpeedVideo broadcasts throughout 2018 and 2019. In addition, Flying A will be a marketing partner of Dragzine, and a “Rig of the Month” will be featured in Dragzine and on Dragzine’s social media.
For more information about Flying A, visit www.flyingamotorsports.com.
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