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FAQs for Volusia pay-per-view program

January 1, 2014, 8:00 pm
From staff reports

Frequently asked questions about DirtonDirt.com's live pay-per-view productions of the 43rd DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., on Feb. 17-22:

Where do I find the live video?: Click this link (it will be active each evening).

What kind of pay-per-view packages are available?: Click this link.

What if I’m having technical problems?: Contact us. Emails or text messages are preferable to phone calls (because of the noise at the racetrack, in part) and we’ll respond as quickly as possible:

Michael Rigsby: michael@dirtondirt.com or (309) 824-8495
Amber Rigsby: amber@dirtondirt.com or (618) 570-8352
Todd Turner: todd@dirtondirt.com or (309) 212-7894

What will I get if purchase the pay-per-view?: Multicamera coverage of the action, along with roving reporter, driver interviews, instant replay, pre-race show, post-race recap and more. Each night’s coverage will feature the UMP/World of Outlaws Late Models, along with the UMP Modifieds on Monday-Tuesday and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on Wednesday-Saturday. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with other viewers.

How much does it cost?: Check our ordering page for package details. A complete six-night package for DirtonDirt.com subscribers is $64.99 (or $69.99 for non-subscribers). Single-day packages are also available for $21.99 per day.

Is my computer capable of receiving pay-per-view?: If you have a high-speed Internet connection and you're typically able to view our videos online, you're set. Regularly-used computers five years old or newer with recent software shouldn't have any problems. For the best broadcast experience, we recommend using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers.

Is it just like watching TV?: 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.

Is the live production available on mobile devices?: A computer and full web browser may provide the best experience, but most smartphones and tablets, including iPhones and iPads, can be used as well.

What's the racing schedule?: Each event includes a complete program for the UMP/World of Outlaws Late Models. UMP Modifieds will be in action Monday-Tuesday, while Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds join the card on Wednesday-Saturday. Hot laps, time trials, heat races, consolation races and features make up the programs.

Who is doing the production?: 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 videography by Derek Kessinger, Webb Dillard,Steve Gigeous and Will Gigeous, and assistance from the DirtVision.com crew and others.

What time does the production begin?: Live video will begin with the RacePartsTrader.com Pre-Race Show at 5:45 p.m. Eastern each night.

Who will be announcing?: Ben Shelton and Shane Andrews will call the action, with Blake Anderson serving as roving reporter.

Can I watch from work?: Maybe not. Many places of business 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.

Am I able to watch replays of the broadcast(s) that I purchase at a later date?: Absolutely. Each broadcast is archived and uploaded in full within a few days after completion. Those who purchased packages for the event will then be able to watch on demand.

What if it rains?: Those who order will be granted access to watch the event whenever it is made up. If the event is not made up, those who order can receive a refund or viewing credit towards a different DirtonDirt.com live broadcast of similar value. For those ordering complete packages, four of six shows is considered a complete week.

 
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