DIRTVision to Broadcast Perth Motorplex Sprintcars, Late Models, Speeedcars & More
DIRTVision, world leader in dirt track live streaming and the home of the World of Outlaws, announced today a partnership with Perth Motorplex to live stream races from the ultra-fast 1/3-mile speedway to fans in both Australia and American as well as across the globe for the first time ever. Celebrating its 20th anniversary season, Australia’s West Coast Motorplex is known for the many slide jobs delivered on a track where the outside wall often doubles as the cushion.
Coverage begins Saturday, October 26, with the season opener, Shannon’s Power Palooza. The blockbuster event kicks off at 5:00 p.m. (in Perth) with two hours of drag racing, followed by two hours of Sprint Cars, Late Models, Speedcars (Midgets) at 7:00 p.m. in Perth; 7:00 a.m. eastern in the U.S., capped off with a burnout contest.
While big events dominate the calendar at the Motorplex, American stars will take to the track during the John Day Classic Western Australia Sprintcar and Speedcar Title for the Race Heard around the World. USAC National Midget points leader Tyler Courtney will join Pennsylvania’s Alex Bright and New Zealand’s Michael Pickens against the best drivers from Australia in pursuit of the massive AU$14,000 winner’s share of the AU$50,000 purse… unless of course they have the guts to start from the rear of the field, in which case a win is worth a whopping AU$39,000!
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car star Shane Stewart will be joined by Mark Dobmeier and more as they take on Australian stars Jason Kendrick, Ben Ellement, Shaun Bradford, Andrew Priolo and more during two nights of USA Speedweek action December 26 and 28.
Widely known for having one of the strongest Dirt Late Model programs in Australia, Perth will welcome American standout Tyler Erb this year as one of the first Americans entered to take on Australia’s defending Champion Paul Stubber (also a veteran of the U.S. DIRTcar Summer Nationals), along with Brent Vosbergen and others January 8 and 11 for the Australian Late Model Championship, the most prestige Dirt Late Model event in the country.
“Perth Motorplex is a standout in the Australian speedway scene, and adding their events to our calendar is consistent with our mission to keep DIRTVision the home of the highest quality racing from around the globe,” said Brian Dunlap, Director of Broadcast for DIRTVision. “We know that Australian fans will be excited to watch, and we are proud to add more high-quality Sprint Car, Late Model and Speedcar (Midget) racing for our American customers.”
All 12 events from Perth Motorplex will be available to Australian and American subscribers — and other subscribers across the globe — with either a Late Model or Sprint Car FAST PASS, at a price of just US$39 per month. Individual events will be available on a pay-per-view basis with prices starting as low as US$19 per event.
“Perth Motorplex is one of the greatest dirt track’s in the world, and we can’t wait to showcase our facility and drivers on DIRTVision," said Gavin Migro, Speedway Racing Manager at Perth Motorplex, "Whether it is a local fan who just can’t make it to the track because they have to work late, one of our mates from the East Coast (Australia) who can’t get to sleep after a night at their favorite speedway, or an American enthusiast who wants to catch a little racing over breakfast, we believe that this is a big step towards broadening our audience at the Motorplex.”
Tune in Saturday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. (in Perth) for live coverage of Shannon’s Power Palooza. See DIRTVision.com for complete schedule and details.
XTREME DIRTCAR SERIES RETURNS AS WINTER LATE MODEL TOUR
October 11th, 2019 -- DIRTcar Racing announced today the revival of one of the most storied brands in Dirt Late Model racing with the launch of the Xtreme DIRTcar Series for Super Late Models. The Series is set to feature 6-8 races in the Southeast starting in late November and wrapping up with its championship finale in February.
The Xtreme DIRTcar Series is designed to give racers and race fans a chance to get their fix through the winter months with a handful of high-quality special events at some of the South’s finest facilities. The schedule will feature $5,000-to-win, $500-to-start, 40-lap events with the Series opener and finale to include increased purses. Racers will also be competing for their share of a $45,000 point fund with $20,000 to the champion, $10,000 to second place, $5,000 to third place and $1,000 to each driver who enters every event. The Series points chase will however provide racers with some flexibility; entering every event will not be required for point fund eligibility, and drivers will only count a certain number of their highest point nights towards the championship.
Five races have already been confirmed for the 2019/2020 season, with the Inaugural Xtreme DIRTcar Series winter event being the 29th Annual Blue Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Sunday, Nov. 24. The event will feature its traditional format, paying $10,000-to-win, and it will be co-sanctioned with the Carolina Clash as they will crown their 2019 Champion at the event.
“We are honored to be the inaugural event for the new format Xtreme DIRTcar Series,” said Scott Childress, Promoter of Cherokee Speedway. “Dirt Late Model racing in the South is almost a year-round sport as it is, but the Xtreme DIRTcar Series really gives us something to look forward to and build around.”
The Series will move on to Lavonia Speedway for a Sunday afternoon, 40-lap, $5,000-to-win affair on Dec. 15, followed by a 40-lap, $5,000-to-win event at Cherokee Speedway on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 and another 40-lap, $5,000-to-win event at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, GA on Saturday, Jan. 25. The Series finale is set for Saturday, Feb. 29 at Modoc Raceway in Modoc, SC. The format, purse and laps for the Series finale will be announced in the near future.
While Dirt Late Model enthusiasts across the Southeast will have the chance to visit their favorite tracks in person, snowbound race fans from across the country will be able to do the next best thing as each event will be broadcast live on DIRTVision and made available to both Late Model and Sprint Car FAST PASS subscribers.
Another announcement finalizing the 2019/2020 schedule with the addition of two to three more dates is expected soon, along with the naming of a Title Sponsor. Racers and tracks can contact Sam Driggers (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Casey Shuman (email@example.com) with interest and questions about the Series.
DIRTVISION TO COVER AUSTRALIA’S ULTIMATE SPRINTCARS, LATE MODELS, MIDGETS & MORE
October 5th, 2019 -- DIRTVision announced today a far-reaching broadcast partnership establishing DIRTVision as the exclusive North American broadcast home for the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, the Ultimate Speedway Challenge, Valvoline Raceway, Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway, Hi-Tec Oils Speedway and other major events from Down Under.
Coverage begins Saturday October 12 with the first round of the Ultimate Speedway Challenge and run all the way through the winter months, peak season in Australia. The Challenge features all three of Australia’s top divisions, delivering 410 Sprint Car, dirt Late Model and Midget triple headers. While Australian Sprint Car racing’s import/export business has been well documented, dirt Late Model and Midget racing is strong across the continent. The DIRTVision schedule will also feature the Australian V8 Dirt Modified Title (Northeast Modifieds) from Valvoline Raceway February 21-22.
The Ultimate Sydney Speedweek will be broadcast in its entirety on DIRTVision, including six big nights of 410 Sprint Car racing from Valvoline Raceway between December 28 and January 11. Ultimate Sprintcar Championship stars Sam Walsh, Robbie Farr, Matt Dumesny and more will share the track with current World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series points leader Brad Sweet, Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 Champion Aaron Reutzel and World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender Carson Macedo.
“We’re excited to add some of the best racing Australia has to offer to our schedule,” said Brian Dunlap, Director of Broadcast for DIRTVision. “For years the drivers we have watched and followed all summer have headed Down Under to race the greatest Australian Sprint Car drivers at world class venues. We can’t wait to take the fans along for the ride at a time when many dirt tracks across America are covered in snow.”
With more than 30 races in total and 20 events from November through February alone, DIRTVision fans will be entertained throughout the winter. The entire schedule of Sprint Cars, Late Models, V-8 dirt Modifieds, Midgets (called Speedcars in Australia) and more will be available to both Late Model and Sprint Car FAST PASS subscribers.
The Ultimate Sprint Car Championship (USC) features three separate points battles, resulting in three champions: USC – New South Wales at the dirt palace that is Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW); USC – South Australia at Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia (SA); and USC – Queensland at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Toowoomba, Queensland (QLD). USC races regularly draw anywhere from 20 to 60 Sprint Cars per event.
“The Ultimate Speedway Challenge, Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, and Valvoline Raceway, along with many of the other tracks and major events in Australia, deliver world class dirt track racing,” said Barry and Felicity Waldron, USC Owners. “Our teams are going to be fired up to know that DIRTVision fans across the pond will be watching and following their seasons. It’s a great opportunity for us to further prove that we have some of the greatest drivers on the planet.”
Tune in Saturday morning, October 12th for live coverage of Ultimate Speedway Challenge Round #1 from Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Toowoomba, Queensland. Australian broadcasts will also be available all day long (just in case you sleep in). See DIRTVision.com for the complete schedule and details.
WORLD FINALS NOW INCLUDED IN FAST PASSES
October 3, 2019 -- DIRTVision and the World of Outlaws are excited to announce that this year’s Can-Am World Finals will now be included in its entirety as part of the DIRTVision FAST PASS — available to both Sprint Car and Late Model pass holders.
Nothing beats watching the legendary season finale live and in person from The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but if you can’t be there in person, the next best thing is watching LIVE on DIRTVision.com.
All three nights of the November 7-9 crowning glory will be broadcast live on DIRTVision. Current Sprint Car and Late Model FAST PASS subscribers can watch at no additional cost. Those without a FAST PASS, can subscribe for $39/month or purchase as single-day pay-per-view events at DIRTVision.com.
Fast Pass subscribers will also get the Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship from the Dirt Track at Charlotte, October 31-November 2. The World Short Track Championship features over 400 entries across 9 divisions ranging from Pro Late Models and Modifieds to Hornets and Monster Minis.
The 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Championship banquets will also be broadcast live on Sunday, November 10t and included for Sprint Car and Late Model FAST PASS subscribers at no additional cost. Watch season recaps, driver acceptance speeches and over $1.3 Million in prize money distributed on the richest night in dirt track racing.
Close out the season with two weeks of can’t miss, championship action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte: a three-day dirt racing family reunion, followed by three thrilling nights of racing with the three premier series in the country: the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds. You won’t want to miss the legendary three-series four-wide! And you definitely won’t want to miss the crowning of this year’s champions.