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FAQ for Lucas Oil pay-per-view productions

July 14, 2013, 11:06 am

Frequently asked questions about DirtonDirt.com's live pay-per-view productions on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on July 16 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Ky.; July 17 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa; and July 18-20 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Silver Dollar Nationals:

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

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:

Todd Turner: todd@dirtondirt.com or (309) 212-7894 (texts preferred)
Michael Rigsby: michael@dirtondirt.com or (309) 824-8495 (texts preferred)

What will I get if purchase the pay-per-view?: Multicamera coverage of every lap of action with prerace and postrace shows, driver interviews, roving reporter and more. Each night will have about five hours of coverage of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and United States Modified Touring Series. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with other viewers.

How much does it cost?: Check our ordering page for package details. The first two nights are $18.99 apiece or both nights for $35 ($37 for non-subscribers). Single-night action at I-80 Speedway is $18.99 apiece or both nights are $35 ($37 for non-subscribers). I-80’s July 18 practice night will be free.

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. Regularly-used computers five 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?: Complete programs for Late Models and Modifieds at Lakeside and Hamilton County. Practice is set for Thursday at I-80 Speedway with prelims (double heat races) on Friday and consolations and the main event Saturday.

What time does the production begin?: About 6:30 p.m. (Central time) each night.

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?: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series announcer James Essex along with frequent DirtonDirt.com contributor Ben Shelton.

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 Steve Gigeous and Terry Boeder with assistance from others.

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