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FAQ: Pay-per-view video from Volusia

February 12, 2013, 10:35 am

Frequently asked questions about DirtonDirt.com's live pay-per-view production of Feb. 18-23's UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.:

Where do I find the live video?: Click this link.

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

What will I get if purchase the pay-per-view?: Multicamera coverage of every lap of action — Late Models, UMP modifieds and big-block modifieds — with prerace and postrace shows, driver interviews, roving pit reporter and more. We expect to provide more than 24 hours of live coverage. You'll also have the opportunity to chat with other viewers.

How much does it cost?: $49.99 for a complete package for DirtonDirt.com subscribers, or $54.99 for non-subscribers. Anyone can purchase nightly packages for $17.99 apiece. You'll need a credit card at our ordering page to select your package.

Is my computer capable of receiving pay-per-view?: If you have a high-speed connection and you're typically able to view videos online, you're set. Computers 5 years old or newer with recent software shouldn't have any problems.

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?: All six events include complete programs for Late Models (three sanctioned by UMP DIRTcar, three sanctioned by World of Outlaws) while UMP modifieds (Monday and Tuesday) and big-block modifieds (Wednesday-Saturday) are also on the card. Hot laps, time trials, heat races, consolation races and features make up the programs.

What time does the production begin?: Live video begins about an hour before scheduled start times (all times Eastern). That should be about 5:30 p.m. or so each evening.

Can I watch from work?: 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.

Who will be announcing?: World of Outlaws announcer Rick Eshelman will do play-by-play along with DIRTcar's Shane Andrews while Ben Shelton will be roving reporter. Andrews will join Shelton on the pre-race show.

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 assistance from Steve and Will Gigeous of Sports Plus Video, DirtonDirt.com staffer Derek Kessinger, DirtonDirt.com contributor Webb Dillard, the DirtVision crew and others.

Can I watch a replay of the production?: Yes, complete replays of the production will be available the week after the action. Links will be available on the live video page or here.

What happens if there's a rainout?: For full-package subscribers, five of six shows is considered a complete week. Three-day package purchasers will receive a partial refund and single-day packages of rained out events will be refunded.

What if I’m having technical problems?: Contact us. Emails or texts are preferable to phone calls and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

Todd Turner: todd@dirtondirt.com or (309) 212-7894
Joshua Joiner: joshua@dirtondirt.com or (850) 232-9331
Michael Rigsby: michael@dirtondirt.com or (309) 824-8495

 
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