By: Jenna Schiebe On: August 31, 2018 In: Company News, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

Power Automedia’s highly anticipated “Horsepower Wars: $10K Drag Shootout” storyline is underway – with the fourth of the eleven episodes recently debuting at HorsepowerWars.com, Facebook, YouTube and leading social media platforms.

For the $10K Drag Shootout, four teams, each with five crew members, have been given $3,000 to purchase a car and $7,000 worth of Summit Racing gift cards that allow each crew to pick and choose from the distributor’s extensive selection of go-fast goodies.

The teams had 10 days to build as fast as they can, and then will be given the opportunity to lay down the fastest e.t. possible September 13-16 at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. In the meantime, trash talking and infighting are sure to ensue. Whichever team handles sleep deprivation best, will be crowned the winner and get to keep their car. One of the other three rides will be given to one lucky viewer – meaning you could actually walk away with a Horsepower Wars drag car of your very own.

“The $10K Shootout debut has been really strong. The teams and drama is off the charts,” said James Lawrence, Power Automedia and Horsepower Wars CEO.

“Racers are going to be racers, looking for every tiny loophole or advantage they can get. At the same time, the clock is ticking. One misstep can set back the whole build,” said Scott Parker, Power Automedia and Horsepower Wars Senior Director of Content & Strategy. “Although you can watch this series on any device, this is the type of show you are going to want to queue up on your smart TV’s YouTube app and watch with your friends. It really does transcend the automotive genre and is just plain entertaining.”

The four teams are:

  • Team Boddie, 1984 Buick Regal: nitrous big-block Chevy – led by Russ Wullenwaber & Jay Boddie.
  • Team Bigun, 1986 Mustang GT: turbo LS – led by Lyle Barnett & Eric Yost.
  • Team Stinky Pinky, third-gen Camaro: blown big-block Chevy, led by Dean Karns & Papa Disco.
  • Comp Cams Dream Team, 1990 Mustang GT: turbo LS – led by Jeff Reed.

Highlights include team-on-team drama, a taco-eating contest (the winner got a complete NOS nitrous kit), a trip to a salvage yard for some parts shopping, and more. Of course there is a lot of hard work going on as the four teams put noses to grindstones in the quest to win $10K Drag Shootout glory. Visit HorsepowerWars.com to see it all!

By: Jenna Schiebe On: July 10, 2018 In: Company News, Digital Marketing, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

SpeedVideo and Duck X Productions announced today a multi-year agreement to live-broadcast three of the most popular drag racing events of the year: No Mercy, Lights Out, and Sweet 16.

Donald Long, promoter extraordinaire and owner of Duck X, has built his reputation by drawing the top radial racers in the world and bringing countless jaw-dropping moments of excitement to famed South Georgia Motorsports Park. Long’s events are known for having new records set and champions being crowned.

“Duck X Productions and myself are really excited about the future of our live feed partnership with SpeedVideo,” said Donald. “I am looking forward to bringing our events to the next level, and bringing our great fans the best quality live feed coverage that is out there. SpeedVideo is more than just a livestream company, they are also a huge marketing partner with tons of racing partners and friends in the drag racing community. We are honored to have them on board, and hopefully help each other to make this sport better than ever.”

In addition to the live HD broadcast on SpeedVideo.com, the high-definition coverage will be broadcast via Facebook Live, YouTube, and Dragzine.com. The official schedule for the new events will be released soon.

“Donald Long’s infamous radial events are nothing short of epic,” said James Lawrence, SpeedVideo CEO. “We are excited to be a part of his team, and to bring the viewers and fans of SpeedVideo the best and most exciting radial racing in the world. Donald is nothing if not controversial, he is an innovative promoter who knows how to put on a show. We are excited to capture that energy and excitement of his events in our broadcasts as we take them to the next level.”

By: Jenna Schiebe On: June 26, 2018 In: Company News, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

Throughout the first half of 2018, the SpeedVideo team traveled across the United States live broadcasting more than 12 different motorsports events. The broadcasts were streamed to SpeedVideo.com, YouTube, Facebook Live, and other social media platforms, reaching racing fans across the planet. The total audience features more than 5.3 million video plays and more than 27 million minutes of broadcast time.

The US Street Nationals in Bradenton, NMCA Events, and TX2K has huge audience growth in 2018 over 2017, year over year – with TX2K featuring almost 1 million videos broadcast.

“The broadcasts we’ve had this year so far have grown, and been nothing short of amazing,” said Tom Bobolts, SpeedVideo General Manager. “We’ve certainly seen some exciting racing and it’s only going to get better. Points battles are heating up in the NMRA, PDRA, and NMCA along with events like Outlaw Armageddon and the World Cup: Domestic vs. Import are on the horizon.”

SpeedVideo’s live drag racing broadcasts will continue throughout 2018, covering events from the NMCA, PDRA, NMRA, Outlaw Armageddon, Shakedown at the Summit, Miller Brothers Productions, Redemption, and more. View past and future events in HD at www.speedvideo.com.

 

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By: Jenna Schiebe On: May 22, 2018 In: Company News, Digital Marketing, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

Power Automedia today announced a partnership with Summit Racing Equipment who was tapped to be the official parts supplier of its new automotive show, Horsepower Wars. The new head-to-head web-based series features fierce competition between rivals in one of four venues: the dragstrip, road course, engine dyno, or chassis dyno.

In the first episodes, Pony Wars – Mustang vs. Camaro, two teams are given either a 2017 Mustang GT or 2017 Camaro SS. The teams then receive an initial $5,000 budget for bolt-on mods, followed by $15,000 for a boost build off. The cars will be competing in drag racing, road racing, chassis dyno, and 60-0 braking. Summit will not only help supply products, but Summit’s pricing will be used as a guide for each team’s budget.

Summit will also provide $7,000 of credit for each participant in the upcoming $10k Drag Shootout – in which teams are given only 10 days to buy, build, and then race a drag car with plenty of challenges along the way. The $10K Drag Shootout represents a perfect fit for Summit’s extensive parts availability as all parts selected by each team from Summit’s website will receive free overnight shipping.

“We’re excited to work with Power Automedia and Horsepower Wars,” said Al Noe, Summit Racing Chief Marketing Officer. “The show represents what our customers are all about– real people turning wrenches and making power in their own garages.”

“The $10K Drag Shootout is going to be an action-packed 10 days for all of the teams involved and those of us at here at Horsepower Wars,” said Andrew Wolf, Editor of Dragzine.com. “With a narrow frame of time to build a vehicle from the ground-up, drama is certainly inevitable, but it’s going to be exciting to watch the creativity of these teams and what they can brew up using only limited funds.”

View Summit Racing Equipment’s website at www.summitracing.com. For more information on Horsepower Wars, please visit www.horsepowerwars.com.

By: Jenna Schiebe On: May 21, 2018 In: Company News, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

SpeedVideo and Haltech World Cup Finals have officially extended their live broadcast agreement which will now extend coverage of the event for the next three years.

The Import vs. Domestic: Haltech World Cup Finals event is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, taking place at the famous Maryland International Raceway. With SpeedVideo, drag racing fans all over the world will be able to enjoy the same excitement as those in person in HD with studio-quality audio.

“Miller Brothers Productions’ commitment to pitting some of the fastest domestics against some of the fastest imports in the world makes this a must see event,” said Tom Bobolts, SpeedVideo General Manager. “We couldn’t be happier to be working with them for the next three years, and we’re excited to bring the action LIVE to the entire world. We’ve got some great new things planned for this event this year that should make it the most exciting broadcast of the WCF yet.”

Over the course of the past couple of years, the partnership has proven more than successful, racking up astronomical views on SpeedVideo.com as well as leading social media platforms.

“We have been extremely pleased with the live coverage SpeedVideo has produced for the Haltech World Cup Finals and look forward to continuing our relationship in the future,” said Jason Miller, Event Promoter. “For this year’s WCF event, we have added a second manned scaffold right beside the quarter-mile stripe so cameras can pan the action all the way to the finish line! Miller Brothers Productions and SpeedVideo.com are going to offer our fans live coverage that will take our broadcast and event to the next level!”

View the schedule of upcoming live streams as well as past events from the World Cup Finals, and more, on SpeedVideo.com. Find out more information about the Haltech World Cup Finals at www.importvsdomestic.com.

 

By: Jenna Schiebe On: May 18, 2018 In: Company News, Digital Marketing, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

Power Automedia announced today a partnership with leading aftermarket supercharger manufacturer, ProCharger.

ProCharger products will be featured primarily throughout two of the company’s upcoming automotive head-to-head Horsepower Wars episodes, “Pony Wars” and “LS vs. Coyote Part II.” In addition to be featured on the two episodes, ProCharger products will be the exclusive source for all forced-induction needs on the show.

Horsepower Wars’ LS vs. Coyote Shootout revisits Power Automedia’s simple, yet controversial debut into the series– but this time with two boosted versions of each engine, $15,000, and as much horsepower as possible.

Pony Wars, on the other hand, will be a 2017 Ford Mustang GT and a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS going head-to-head on a dyno, road course, and drag strip– first with $5,000 worth of bolt-ons, then with an additional $15,000 to spend and the brand new ProCharger D1X on both.

“Horsepower Wars is a really exciting automotive show that ProCharger is very proud to be involved in,” said Ken Jones, ProCharger CEO. “We’re looking forward to seeing what the teams and competitors pull off. ProCharger likes being involved with innovative concepts, and from what we’ve seen, this is just the beginning.”

View ProCharger products at www.procharger.com. For more information on Horsepower Wars, please visit www.horsepowerwars.com.

By: Jenna Schiebe On: April 03, 2018 In: Company News, Digital Marketing, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

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:

  • Pony Wars: Camaro vs. Mustang – A 2017 Ford Mustang GT and a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS go head-to-head on a dyno, road course, and drag strip. Royal Purple’s products will be showcased, with the builders using Royal Purple’s high-performance motor oil and extended-life oil filters, as well as transmission fluid and Royal Purple’s Max Gear synthetic gear oil.
  • $10K Drag Shootout – Teams are 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 is settled at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio in September. Royal Purple will supply lubricants to all competitors for use in their budget drag vehicles.
  • Coyote vs. LS Shootout 2: Boost – Horsepower Wars revisits the simple, yet controversial debut into the series– but this time with two boosted versions of each engine, $15,000 each, and as much horsepower as possible. Royal Purple oil will be used on the dyno.

“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.”

Royal Purple Synthetic Oil will be an exclusive partner for Horsepower Wars. View their product offerings at www.royalpurpleconsumer.com. To follow Horsepower Wars visit www.horsepowerwars.com.

By: Jenna Schiebe On: April 02, 2018 In: Company News, Digital Marketing, Industry News, Press Release, Publishing, Video Comments: 0

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:

  • Summit Racing Equipment: As an official partner, and key sponsor of the $10K Drag Shootout, Summit is providing $7,000 in Summit Racing credits for each team to buy parts.
  • Royal Purple Oil: As an official sponsor, Royal Purple will provide it’s leading synthetic motor oils, gear oils, and transmission fluid to teams.
  • ProCharger: As an official sponsor, ProCharger’s supercharger systems will be featured in the Pony Wars and LS vs. Coyote 2 Shootouts.
  • Fragola Performance: As an official sponsor, Fragola has agreed to supply the teams with premium hose and fittings!
  • Mickey Thompson Tires: Drag radials and drag tires will come from this industry leader.
  • COMP: Official sponsor and provider of camshafts and valvetrain for the Pony Wars and LS vs. Coyote teams.
  • E3 Spark Plugs: E3 has stepped up to the plate to provide spark plugs, wires and ignition components to Horsepower Wars teams.
  • Holley/DiabloSport: as a official sponsor, Holley and DiabloSport will help the teams with electronic fuel injection calibration.
  • Mahle: as an official sponsor, Mahle will support teams with pistons, rings, gaskets, and bearings for both the Coyote and LS engines.
  • ARP: the leading aftermarket fastener company is an official sponsor of Horsepower Wars!
  • Additional marketing partners for Horsepower Wars: Season 1 include Dyna-Batt, TCI Transmissions, BMR Suspension, PRW Industries, Covercraft and QA1.

“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.

By: Jenna Schiebe On: March 30, 2018 In: Company News, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

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.

  • Pony Wars: Camaro vs. Mustang – A 2017 Ford Mustang GT and a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS go head-to-head on a dyno, road course, and drag strip – first with $5,000 to spend on bolt-ons, then with superchargers and all the teams can get their hands on for $15,000.
  • $10K Drag Shootout – Teams are 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 is settled at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio in September.
  • Coyote vs. LS Shootout 2 : Boost – Horsepower Wars revisits the simple, yet controversial debut into the series– but this time with two boosted versions of each engine, $15,000 each, and as much horsepower as possible.
  • True Street Chassis Dyno Showdown – The rules are simple: 100 mile drive, license, registration, insurance, and 100 percent pump gas in the tank. Three back-to-back runs with the highest average power wins.

 

“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.

By: Jenna Schiebe On: February 12, 2018 In: Company News, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

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.