By: Amanda Bourne On: April 23, 2020 In: Press Release Comments: 0

Murrieta, CA, April 23 — Speedvideo to broadcast the Winter Meltdown 5 No-Prep Shootout this upcoming December 4-5, 2020.

According to Winter Meltdown 5 organizer Matt Plotkin of Project X Promotions, this will be a true no-prep event that will challenge both drivers and tuners to navigate the track.

“This is as no-prep as it gets! We’re removing 100% of the rubber and taking the track down to its barest surface by bringing in a bobcat with multiple blade attachments and scraping the track as far down to the concrete as possible. There is nothing closer to a real street racing surface than the 660 feet of bare concrete that you will experience here.”

Plotkin continued, “There are a few reasons that we are taking it to this extreme, but the main reason is that we feel like the term ‘no-prep’ is being stretched too far these days. When you start seeing tractors dragging the track and shoes coming off people’s feet at a no-prep race, it’s time to take a step back and remind everyone that these races are meant to try and simulate street-like conditions.”

Winter Meltdown 5 will feature Big Tire, Small Tire, True Street, King of the Tailgate, Full-Size Truck, 6.0 Index, 7.0 Index, and Junior Dragsters classes.

“Last year was our most successful Winter Meltdown event to date,” stated Plotkin. “We had the largest turnout of both racers and fans that we have ever had for our December race. This year we will be in a new location, and look forward to continuing on that upward trend to keep growing an event that has quickly become everyone’s favorite way to close out the no-prep racing season.”

“SpeedVideo has a long history with no prep racing and we’re proud that it will continue with the addition of Winter Meltdown 5 in 2020,” said Tom Bobolts, SpeedVideo’s General Manager. “As Matt said, we shouldn’t see too many shoes sticking to the track, but I know we’ll have viewers stuck to their screens.” 

Speedvideo.com will broadcast all of the exciting action from Winter Meltdown to annual or monthly subscribers. In addition, there will be free bonus content made available to non-subscribers.

 

To subscribe to SpeedVideo, go to https://www.speedvideo.com/signup

 

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By: Amanda Bourne On: March 31, 2020 In: Industry News Comments: 0

MURRIETA, CA — SpeedVideo is releasing four brand-new automotive shows for drag racing fans all over the world who are missing out on live racing events and action. BURNOUT, DRAG RACING FRIENDS, TECH INSPECTION, and REWIND will feature some of the most dynamic personalities from the sport – bringing fresh content to SpeedVideo.com every week, starting next week.

“Creating original programming was always something we thought would fit in with SpeedVideo. And now was the perfect time to introduce these shows,” stated Tom Bobolts, SpeedVideo. “People want to continue talking about and watching the sport they love. These shows will give a platform for those conversations to still take place.”

BURNOUT is the weekly drag racing show – hosted by Drag Illustrated‘s Wes Buck, co-starring veteran drag racing journalist Mike Galimi, and rising star drag racer Alex Taylor. The show features news, highlights, current events, commentary, opinions, recaps, and a look ahead to the next week. BURNOUT will be a can’t-miss part of your drag racing fix.

DRAG RACING FRIENDS is a rowdy video talk show that hits on all cylinders in the world of drag racing. Chad Reynolds is the ringleader of this circus joined by his trusty co-host, Street Outlaws star Kayla Morton, and a special guest. You never know what to expect: rivals talking trash, oversize personalities giving no-holds-barred opinions, and general buffoonery. Despite the controversy, a love of racing unites the hosts and their guests.

TECH INSPECTION is a tech-focused show featuring interesting and educational tech content for drag racers and street/strip enthusiasts. Hosted by Brian Petty, the show will discuss tuning, power adders, drivetrain, chassis setup, engine building and more – spanning the range from beginner to top tuning tactics of the world’s best crew chiefs.

REWIND curates weekly, selected and highlighted drag racing clips. With video content curated from SpeedVideo and the web, REWIND brings you highlights from racing events, record-setting runs, crashes, and more. REWIND will feature the winner’s circle’s footage from a recent race, a compilation of records, and major driving saves.

Season 1 will entail 40 episodes between the four shows over the next three months. Full episodes will be live on SpeedVideo.com each week for subscribers, with one episode each month available to all via Speedvideo, Drag Illustrated, Dragzine, Facebook, and YouTube. In addition, for all four shows, show highlights, clips, and cut-downs will be available across social media for free.

Visit Speedvideo.com for more information.

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By: Amanda Bourne On: March 10, 2020 In: Press Release Comments: 0

Murrieta, CA, March 6, 2020Horsepower Wars is back for 2020 with the popular $10K Drag Shootout, presented by Lucas Oil, that will sport a few rules changes this year to match the No Prep Edition update. 

Four teams will compete against each other to see who can build the quickest drag racing car over a period of 10 days, with a budget of $10,000 — which will consist of $3,000 in cash and a $7,000 Summit Racing Equipment gift card. During the competition, there will be surprise bonuses, competitions, and challenges that can assist, or hurt, the chances of each team’s ability to build their vehicle and win. Once the teams complete their build it’s time to go down to the track for heads-up racing where the team who proves they’re the fastest takes home $10,000 and their finished car. 

No Prep racing has been around for years and this season the Lucas Oil $10K Drag Shootout will be taking inspiration from this drag racing style. Track crews heat and scrape away all traces of tire rubber on the track, revealing an unforgiving bare street like surface. The ability to keep high horsepower beasts glued to an unprepped surface forces both the drivers and the builders to be at the top of their game. In previous seasons teams were required to use 275 drag radial tires. Taking into consideration the unruly track surface, the rules will be opened up to allow for larger sized slicks.

“It was really important that we continue to reinvent the $10K Drag Shootout,” stated Scott Parker, Power Automedia’s Vice President of Content. “The show should be every bit as exciting to the viewer as it is to us making it. In 2019 we had the return of Team Bigun – our Season 1 champs – as well as a few curveballs from the revamped $10K Olympics to the surprise Grenada wagon. Going to no prep style racing seemed a fitting way to change it up, while also attracting a whole new group of potential racers and builders.” 

The winning Team, Enemies Everywhere, will be returning from Australia for a chance to defend their title in the third season. Team Leader Jaime Farmer explained what he’s looking forward to in season 3, “We want to be the first team to win $10K Drag Shootout two years in a row, so we’re actually a bit more excited to be coming back this year than we were coming in for the first time. America has always been the top shelf when it comes to drag racing so for us to beat the best is really something else.” Farmer continued, “We really enjoyed the entire experience from being able to push our boundaries to going up against the best and making some really good friends.”

Horsepower Wars Season 3 will be made possible by its title sponsor Lucas Oil as well as ARPBMR Suspension, Comp Cams, Covercraft, Dyna-Batt, E3 Spark Plugs, Holley, Kooks Header, Lucas Oil, MAHLE Motorsports, Moroso, Moser Engineering,  NOS, PROFORM PartsPRW Industries, QA1Ron Francis, Summit Racing, SpicerTotal Seal, Victor Reinz, and more.

 

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Horsepower Wars is an automotive TV show featuring fierce competition between rivals that takes place in a variety of venues including: engine dyno, chassis dyno, drag strip, road course, and even an off-road short course. With no feel good trophies for second place, we travel the country having fun and stirring up trash talk between drivers, builders, and tuners.

 

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By: Amanda Bourne On: March 03, 2020 In: Press Release Comments: 0

Murrieta, CA, March 3, 2020 — SpeedVideo has entered into a broadcast partnership with the wildly popular automotive event series Street Car Takeover (SCT) to live stream the Street Car Takeover Charlotte 2020 event on June 26-27, 2020!

“Charlotte is our favorite event and really shows what Street Car Takeover is about,” said Chase Lautenbach, co-owner of Street Car Takeover. “This is our largest event of the season with the best event layout we offer. The Twin Peaks car meet that happens Thursday night is only a couple miles from the track and hotels with plenty of things for the family to do in the area.”

Street Car Takeover not only features drag racing, but roll racing as well. In roll racing, drivers line up 1,300 feet behind the burnout box, eclipsing the starting line at 35 to 40 mph, and the winner is determined by speed (miles per hour) not the elapsed time. There are three classes of roll racing at SCT Charlotte 2020: the 140 mph and 150 mph brackets where the speed cannot be exceeded, and the King Of The Bakery which has no trap speed limitation but vehicles must be street legal. Roll racing will be taking place on Friday, June 26th.

“We at SpeedVideo are super excited about adding Street Car Takeover to our SpeedVideo live schedule,” said Tom Bobolts from SpeedVideo. “SCT Charlotte has it all, a huge following and a great energy. We can’t wait to capture all of the action!”

Fans of drag racing won’t be disappointed because Saturday, June 27th is all about the 1320. Classes for Saturday include: Small Tire, Street Racer, Street Outlaw, Monster Clutches Stick Shift, Street Racer Mild, FWD Heads Up, Truck/SUV, Extreme Street, Daily Driver Mild, and Daily Driver Extreme.

Justin Kieth, co-owner of Street Car Takeover, went over the updates to the event this year, “We have The Sticky Mafia coming to prep this event so the track will be better than ever. This will make the event fast with cleanups and cars going down the track. We want the racers to experience the best-prepped surface we can possibly provide. We also added a Heavyweight class that requires the car or truck to be 4,200 pounds (without the driver) to make things even more interesting.”

Full live event coverage of the Street Car Takeover Charlotte 2020 event in live HD will be available on SpeedVideo.com for annual or monthly subscribers. There will be parts of the event that will be broadcast for free as well.

 

To subscribe to SpeedVideo, go to https://www.speedvideo.com/signup

 

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Street Car Takeover series, The premier street car event in the U.S., Coming to a city near you! For more on Street Car Takeover and to buy event tickets visit http://www.streetcar-takeover.com/.

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By: Amanda Bourne On: February 04, 2020 In: Press Release Comments: 0

 

Murrieta, CA, Feb 4, 2020SpeedVideo and Drag Illustrated have announced a multi-year partnership to live broadcast the Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing, and the Drag Illustrated ‘The Main Event’ on the SpeedVideo network.

The Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals  is set to take place March 6-8, 2020 at Orlando Speed World Dragway in Florida with insane Pro Stock and Pro Mod Shootouts taking center stage. The winners in both Pro Stock and Pro Mod will take home $50,000, and with this inaugural event taking place at the beginning of the race season there is expected to be a large number of big name NHRA competitors participating in both classes. 

“With the race taking place a week before the NHRA Gatornationals, the Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals gives the star competitors in Pro Stock and Pro Mod a chance to start their season off right,” explained DI’s Mike Carpenter. “They will have the potential for career-best performances and a shot at a huge payday – plus a massive spotlight on two premier doorslammer classes.” 

“We love the vision that Richard Freeman from Elite Motorsports, and Wes Buck, Mike and the Drag Illustrated  team has created here,” explained James Lawrence, SpeedVideo’s CEO. “To bring this Pro Stock and Pro Mod action to SpeedVideo is a dream come true for us, this will be an awesome event and a great opportunity to bring behind-the-scenes action to our SpeedVideo viewers.”

“SpeedVideo is far and away the leader in drag racing live streaming,” said Wes Buck, founder and editorial director of Drag Illustrated.  “I’m looking forward to this new partnership,  so it’s a no-brainer to have them involved in what will soon be the biggest doorslammer drag race in the history of the world. The SpeedVideo guys are trailblazers, which is something both Richard Freeman and Elite Motorsports and myself and Drag Illustrated relate to,” said Buck. “We’re excited to have them producing a world-class live streaming experience for our fans and marketing partners.”

Full live event coverage of the World Doorslammer Nationals in live HD will be available on SpeedVideo.com for annual or monthly subscribers. The World Doorslammer Nationals will have two qualifying sessions on Friday, followed by three more on Saturday, and eliminations will be taking place on Sunday. Free content will include select Thursday interviews, testing, and select qualifying sessions. 

The Drag Illustrated Main Event 2020 will be hosted at Bandimere Speedway on July 31-August 1. More information is coming soon regarding that event.

 

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Through its media properties, social media channels and ever-growing event offerings, Drag Illustrated is dedicated to growing and building the sport of drag racing around the world. For more on Drag Illustrated visit www.dragillustrated.com.

 

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By: Amanda Bourne On: January 28, 2020 In: Press Release Comments: 0

 

Murrieta, CA, Jan 26, 2020 – Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) hosted the Shakedown Nationals for the first time last year, a world-class track providing a surface for every type of class. Shakedown Nationals features the best of Pro Mod, Radial vs World, Limited Drag Radial, X275, Ultra Street, Outlaw 10.5, and DXP 235. VMP has always been the location for events that are entrenched in the history of drag racing and Shakedown added to that history by bringing several new records with last year’s event.

Power Automedia and SpeedVideo.com are proud to announce that they will be broadcasting the Shakedown Nationals XVIII with a multi-year agreement.

“The first year of Shakedown Nationals definitely exceeded my expectations. From the energy of the crowd to the performances on the track, the entire event was something special,” explained Tyler Crossnoe, VMP’s Vice President. “In 2020 we expect to see more great fans and racers. Our goal as a racetrack is to provide top-tier entertainment both on and off of the track. With an event like Shakedown, the on-track action is very exciting and the midway not only provides support for the racers but provides the fans with more entertainment.”

SpeedVideo.com will be broadcasting all of the exciting action from the COMP Cams Shakedown Nationals XVIII on September 16-19 so viewers from all over the world can see every second of the breathtaking multi-class racing. The event will be available in its entirety to SpeedVideo subscribers. In addition, there will be free bonus content including Thursday’s test and tune, Round 1 qualifying, and more. A ton of live content will be flowing from Shakedown to satisfy the drag racing masses.

Tom Bobolts, SpeedVideo’s General Manager, said, “Tommy, Tyler, and the entire VMP team know what it takes to put on a great event, and we are thrilled to bring the Shakedown Nationals live to all SpeedVideo viewers. This event has a great mix of Pro Mod and radial racing.”

Experience all of the tire-burning action in person at Virginia Motorsports Park on September 16-19 by signing up to join SpeedVideo at www.speedvideo.com/signup/shakedown to see everything in HD. Make sure to visit www.RaceVMP.com to stay updated on all the Shakedown Nationals information. 

By: Kevin McIntosh 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: Kevin McIntosh 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.

 

By: Kevin McIntosh On: December 19, 2017 In: Company News, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

With over 1.6 million views, SpeedVideo’s live broadcast of World Cup Finals – Import vs. Domestic takes position as one of the company’s largest live streams yet. SpeedVideo Live! is the #1 leader in online drag racing broadcasting and proudly partners with events like the World Cup Finals to bring HD quality live streaming to viewers all over the world.

“The worldwide recognition of this this event was outstanding,” said Tom Bobolts, SpeedVideo General Manager. “While the North American audience definitely provided the majority of the views, we had viewers from over 100 different countries focusing their attention on our broadcast, and the Miller Brothers made sure what they saw didn’t disappoint. It was great to bring this unique event to so many people worldwide.”

Drag racing fans from across the world watched the live stream on a plethora of devices. On top of the views racked up on livestream.com, additional views were collected thanks to Facebook Live, with over 47 thousand shares and 1.2 million videos watched on the social platform.

The total audience includes:

  • 6.8 million+ minutes of broadcast time
  • 1.6 million+ video views
  • 82% North American audience

“The 2017 Haltech World Cup Finals proved once again why this event is one of the best races in the world,” said Brian Wagner, Associate Editor of Dragzine.com. “Multiple records were set and then reset during the weekend along with some of the closest racing you’ll ever see at the drag strip. Fans all over the world were able to see all the action live on SpeedVideo. If the World Cup isn’t on your bucket list of races, it should be because there’s nothing else like it on the planet!”

“We are extremely happy to have Speedvideo.com broadcast the Haltech World Cup Finals live each year,” said Jason Miller, Founder of WCF. “Our racers deserve the very best, and we want to give our WCF racers and their sponsors the exposure that no other event can give them. What racer doesn’t get excited about 1 million plus views of their pride and joy? We already have 100+ media companies that cover WCF throughout the week, and SpeedVideo’s live broadcast is just icing on the cake. I’d like to invite everyone that has never attended WCF before to attend the event in person next year At Maryland International Raceway on October 31 – November 4, 2018.” You can also find out more info at www.importvsdomestic.com.

SpeedVideo’s live drag racing broadcasts will continue throughout 2018, covering events from the NMRA, PDRA, NMCA, Shakedown at the Summit, Ultimate Callout Challenge, and more. View past and future events at www.speedvideo.com.

By: Kevin McIntosh On: December 01, 2017 In: Company News, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

SpeedVideo’s live automotive broadcasts have skyrocketed since its launch two years ago and now reach over 300,000 views per event.

For 2018, SpeedVideo has developed a new, bolder logo which reflects its explosive growth. The live, HD broadcasts SpeedVideo brought to drag racing fans all over the world last year will continue, supplemented by other exciting new on-demand content. But the biggest question is, “What events will be on the 2018 SpeedVideo live schedule?”

“We’re excited to release our tentative 2018 SpeedVideo schedule,” said James Lawrence, Power Automedia’s CEO. “With more than 30 action-packed events, we’re proud to bring enthusiasts all over the world some of the most exciting motorsports and automotive programming available.”

In 2018, SpeedVideo Live! will cover some of the largest and most prestigious drag racing events in the country, including those from the NMRA, NMCA, Redemption and PDRA series. A few of the biggest events include:

  • World Cup Finals: Import vs. Domestic – the world’s largest import vs. domestic race.
  • Outlaw Armageddon: the world’s #1 and most prestigious no prep race.
  • NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl – the premier event of the NMRA/NMCA season.
  • U.S. Street Nationals – kick-off event of the 2018 heads-up & radial season.
  • Ultimate Callout Challenge – the world’s largest diesel event.
  • PDRA World Finals – where champions are crowned.
  • TX2K18 – the world’s premier roll race.

“2017 was an amazing year and 2018 is only going to be better for our viewers,” said Tom Bobolts, SpeedVideo General Manager. “We couldn’t be more happy to be back covering some of the most exciting automotive events across the country, and for the opportunity to expand our coverage. We can’t wait to bring that formula to more markets, starting with the diesel truck market in 2018.”

SpeedVideo’s final and updated 2018 schedule will available at SpeedVideo.com by January 1, 2018.