We hope you can join us for the 2013 USA Nationals. If for some reason you can't make it, do the next best thing and watch it live over the web. Below are some frequently asked questions on our pay per view.
Every lap of racing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with prerace and postrace shows, driver interviews, pit reports and other features. We expect to provide more than 15 hours of live coverage. You'll also have the opportunity to chat with other viewers.
2013 is TBD. 2012 prices were as follows: For DirtonDirt.com subscribers, all three days are $30. It's $38 for a three-day package for non-subscribers. Single-day packages are $15 apiece. You'll need a credit card at our ordering page to select your package.
If you have a high-speed connection and you're typically able to view videos at theDirtonDirt.com website, you're all set. Computers 5 years old or newer with recent software shouldn't have any problems.
You can click here for the live page, or several other places on the site including the link under the photo on the front page.
For the most part, although you computer screen is likely a bit smaller and the picture isn't quite as a sharp as some television broadcasts. As long as you have a steady high-speed internet connection, you should be able to watch smooth video throughout each night's program.
Thursday's racing is a complete $5,000-to-win program. Friday's racing will include hot laps, time trials and heat races for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Saturday's racing will include consolation races and the $50,000-to-win USA Nationals main event for the World of Outlaws. The track's weekly NASCAR-sanctioned Late Models will run complete programs Friday and Saturday nights.
The prerace show is scheduled to begin each afternoon at 5 p.m. Central.
The hour-long show will be followed by the night's action and then a half-hour postrace show presented by U.S. Steel.
Maybe not. Many places of businesses use security firewalls on computer systems that prevent live video. If you receive a server message (something like rtmp://dirtondirt.streamguys.com:80/live) it's likely a firewall issue. Most home networks won't have such firewall issues.
Dustin Jarrett and Ben Shelton, who both bring an array of announcing and broadcast experience. Jarrett announces at historic Eldora Speedway in Ohio and is a veteran Lucas Oil Series bog and other productions. Shelton, who operates a racing publicity firm, announces at dozens of tracks and has worked each of DirtonDirt.com’s live productions.
Chris Stepan, Cedar Lake's veteran announcer, and Rick Eshelman, long-time announcer of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, will share the duties. Ben Shelton will also report from the infield during the action.
DirtonDirt.com co-founder Michael Rigsby will oversee a specially assembled production team that brings extensive broadcast experience. Jay Williams of Parker Street Productions is directing with assistance from Charlie King. Steve Gigeous of Sports Plus Video is among camera operators along with Terry Boeder and Webb Dillard. Todd Turner will provide graphics and monitor the chat room.
Yes, complete replays of the production will be available about 24 hours after each race night. The links are available at the bottom of the live video page.
A computer and full web browser will provide the best experience, but perhaps some Flash-enabled tablets will allow viewing. Those with iPhones and iPads are out of luck.
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