RACE22.com will carry live video coverage of Saturday’s practice at Southern National Motorsports Park for free this Saturday. The practice session will feature a heavy CARS Tour presence as over 30 teams are expected to pull into the facility for track time prior to next weekend’s season opener.
Southern National Motorsports Park is under new leadership with track owner Mike Diaz hiring Langley Austin (the owner of RACE22.com) as the track promoter for the 2015 season. Much like the CARS Tour that will open their season next weekend, Austin and company are committed to bringing in new ideas and concepts to help build the facility to the glory it once had. Saturday’s live web stream is one of those ideas.
“We’re all excited to get the season started, it’s been one very long winter,” said Austin. “Having a free web stream will let everyone get a preview of what they can expect next weekend here for the CARS Tour opener. Chris (Ragle from CARS) and I have both had calls from all across the country it seems like, asking about tickets, camping, vendor space and more. This is an exciting weekend for all of short track racing and we’re honored to be the facility that gets to host the inaugural event for the CARS Tour.”
The live video stream will be interactive with fans much like Race22’s famous RaceDay Live coverage has been in years past. But this time, the site is adding video on top of the text tidbits that will feed across the RaceDay Live section of the page. Want an interview with a favorite driver? Have a question about what his or her car is doing? Interact with the Race22 team during the afternoon and get answers about what’s happening on-track.
“Our practice coverage will be unprecedented for short track racing,” said Langley Austin, who’ll be working in both roles as track promoter and RACE22.com boss. “NASCAR has had this practice thing down for years on Fox, ESPN and NBC, but we’re going to bring the same concept to short tracks this weekend to get everyone hyped up and excited for our events. It won’t be nearly as flashy, but we don’t have the millions of dollars they do. We just want to give everyone a tease of what they can expect next weekend and let them hear from the drivers as they’re coming on and off the track and get a real-time feel for what’s going on.”
RACE22.com’s RaceDay Live FREE video broadcast will go on air at approximately 2pm ET. Viewers can watch from anywhere in the world via RACE22.com’s YouTube channel on the YouTube app, or by logging onto the complete coverage package at www.race22.com.