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: May 11, 2018 In: Industry News Comments: 0

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.

  • “Disco Dean” Karns & Stinky Pinky Racing of Fairborn, Ohio: Dean Karns Sr, Dan Davies, Brian Sorells, and Jimmy Bowling
    Known for his bracket and no-prep racing exploits and achievements – and his racecars Stinky Pinky, Pink Taco, and Candy Crush – Karns and his team are drag racers through and through, with personalities fit for entertainment.
  • Russ Wullenwaber & Team Boddie/Dow Brothers Racecars of Los Banos, California: Jay Boddie, Cole Dow, Ben Boylan Jr., Cody Dow, and Nick Stewart
    Grudge racing superstar Jay Boddie headlines this all-star team headed by diesel performance shop owner and fabricator Russ Wullenwaber. Boddie has traversed the
    country competing in grudge, small-tire, and heads-up events and even hosts his own events on the West Coast.

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.

  • Brad Riekoff & West Bend Dyno of West Bend, Wisconsin: Dameian Shepard, Brian Jankuski, Tony Bruggink, and Brian Wohlfeil
    The West Bend Dyno team has the work ethic and passion to go with their experience. The popular nationwide shop’s team is well-rounded, consisting of an engineer,
    fabricator, EFI tuners, and a plethora of experience in high-performance and racing machinery.
  • “Big Daddy” Dwayne Gutridge & Team Dirty Jersey of Toms River, New Jersey: Mike Rozman, Freddie Felt, and Regas Anagnostou
    Gutridge is a lifelong car guy – this shop owner and operator has rightfully earned his status in the drag racing world, as he was one of the pioneers of radial racing in the ‘80s.
    If there’s a car magazine, he’s graced it; if there’s a small-tire Mustang race, he’s won it.
  • Lyle Barnett & Team Bigun of Mooresville, North Carolina: Eric Yost, Pete Harrell, and Jason Smith
    This team includes some of the most well-known names in small-tire racing, including one of the most respected drivers in all of radial tire racing, and renowned tuner, and plenty of other talent.

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.”

Read more about the applicants on Dragzine.com. Sign up for show updates and watch all episodes at HorsepowerWars.com.

By: Jenna Schiebe On: April 04, 2018 In: Industry News Comments: 0

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.

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.