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FAQ: Firecracker 100 pay-per-view information

August 25, 2015, 5:10 pm

Frequently asked questions about DirtonDirt.com's live pay-per-view productions of the ninth annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on June 25-27; the finale rained out and was rescheduled for Sept. 5:

I bought a complete package; do I get to watch the makeup?: Yes. Not only do you get to watch the $30,000-to-win Firecracker 100 on Sept. 5, you can also watch Sept. 4's regular World of Outlaws event without additional charge. Those who purchased June 27's PPV package can watch Sept. 5 only. Find other details about the makeup here.

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.

How much does it cost?: Check our ordering page for complete package details. Friday's program is available for $21.99 and Saturday's finale costs $24.99.

What will I get if I purchase the pay-per-view?: Multi-camera coverage of the action, instant replays, driver interviews, pit reporting and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with other viewers.

What time does the production begin?: Live video will begin about 6:40 p.m. Eastern each evening. Click here to watch live.

What's the racing schedule?: The two-day extravaganza kicks off Friday with a complete program headlined by a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win feature and continues Saturday with June's rained out Firecracker 100 finale, highlighted by a 100-lap, $30,000-to-win main event.

Who is doing the production?: DirtonDirt.com's Michael Rigsby and World Racing Group's Brian Dunlap will oversee a production team that brings extensive broadcast experience. Jay Williams of Parker Street Productions is directing, with videography from Will Gigeous and Ross Wece, and assistance from Kevin Kovac and others.

Do I need to be a DirtonDirt.com subscriber to watch the pay-per-view productions?: All live broadcasts are available to both DirtonDirt.com subscribers and non-subscribers. Non-subscribers have the option of creating a special account to order only a live package.

Who will be announcing?: World of Outlaws announcer Ben Shetlon will call the action along with Lernerville Speedway announcer Dow Carnahan.

Am I able to watch replays of the broadcast(s) that I purchase at a later date?: 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 will receive a complete refund.

How do I make the video full-screen?: Click the square box next to the volume adjuster in the lower middle portion of the screen.

When I reach the video page, I don't see a video player, only a white area in the middle of the screen. Why?: You need to update the background program that plays video for your web browser. Go to this page and follow the instructions. Additionally, we strongly encourage viewers use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer.

What if the video is buffering or doesn't appear to be working?: Try these suggestions successively. First, close as many other computer applications as possible and refresh your browser window. Reboot your computer. Switch to a different web browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Turn off your router (where the internet comes into your home) for 30 seconds, then power it up again. In most cases, those will solve issues. If there's a problem that appears to be affecting everyone, check the live chat and our Twitter feed or Facebook page for details.

Is my network fast enough? If you suspect your Internet connection via your home network isn't fast enough, visit speedtest.net. A higher number for your download speed is better and anything under 1.5 mbps is likely unusable (we recommend 3 mbps or better). If you think your connection should be faster, unplugging your router for a few moments and restarting your network might clear up problems.

What if I'm hearing an echo?: You likely have two browser windows open to the live video feed, so you're hearing the audio twice. Close one of the windows.

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 your 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 provide the best experience, but most smartphones and tablets, including iPhones and iPads, can be used as well. On iOS devices (iPhones and iPads), you must quickly click the play arrow upon arriving to the video page; if you see only a still image, refresh the page and tap the play arrow before it disappears.

I'm having problems with my Android device; do you have any tips? For phones, if you get an error message, you must have a Chrome browser available. Click on the lower-left Menu button and click "request desktop site." When you see a spinning wheel, click it, then click the play button to begin streaming. For Android tablets, follow the same instructions, but Chrome isn't required.

Can I watch from work?: Likely 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.

Can I watch on my TV via my Apple TV, Xbox 360, Google Chromecast or a hardwired cable?: Many viewers do, but we can't provide technical support beyond video on your computer or mobile computing device.

What if I can't figure things out?: Send us an email and we’ll respond as quickly as possible:

Amber Rigsby: amberrigsby@dirtondirt.com
Alli Collis: alli@dirtondirt.com
Michael Rigsby: michael@dirtondirt.com

 
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