In what is a ground breaking move for AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing, the powers that be in Daytona Beach today announced the launch of 'FansChoice.TV' for live, streaming television coverage of all of the races on each of the series' schedule for the upcoming season.
With television coverage of all AMA Pro Flat Track races almost non-existent since the beginning of last season (when the now-defunct SpeedTV covered the Daytona Short Track on a two-day delayed basis) and the coverage of AMA Pro Road Racing events being shown at various off-times until just before the end of the 2013 season, this big move for AMA Pro Racing will now make it possible for all fans to watch the races as they happen and as they unfold at the track.
Partnering with their other enterprises, including IMSA sports car racing and NASCAR taxi cab racing, AMA Pro Racing will now have at it's disposal crews to film the races as they happen and to be able to show the fans what is really unfolding at the track, live as it occurs.
In the shot above, MavTV television crews move about the podium as Springfield Mile I winner Willie McCoy wipes himself down after taking his second-in-row win at the Illinois State Fairgrounds mile oval on May 27, 2012. McCoy had just taken the close finish on his #59 Harley-Davidson of Wausau/Independence H-D XR-750 over runner-up Jake Johnson and 3rd-place finisher Bryan Smith, after a rousing battle that came down to Texan McCoy just pulling out the Big 'W' by just .017 seconds over Johnson on the #1 Zanotti Racing XR and by just .033 seconds over Flyin' Bryan on the #42 Howerton Motorsports Kawasaki.
You can read all of the full details below in AMA Pro Racing's press release to see the great news on the release of FansChoice.TV today, which will see tomorrow night's round 1 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship at the Daytona Short Track as it's first live event. And a big tip of the helmet and THANK YOU to the great folks on Fentress Boulevard in Daytona for making this happen. Bravo!
AMA Pro, IMSA & NASCAR Team To Launch Live Streaming Site
Coverage Compliments Extensive Slate of Television Broadcast Options
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 12, 2014) - Motorcycle races at Daytona. Sports cars at Watkins Glen. Modifieds at Langley.
For race fans, if they couldn't make it to the track and the event didn't have television coverage, there hasn't been an option to watch all the action. Until now.
AMA Pro Racing, IMSA and NASCAR announced today the launch of FansChoice.tv, a ground-breaking collaborative digital platform that will live stream various races not covered by broadcast television, giving fans new opportunities to follow their favorite series. It also will enhance fans viewing experience at the track with the ability to watch multiple cameras on their tablet or mobile device, and access archived broadcasts on demand.
The site's first on-track coverage will be AMA Pro Flat Track racing on Thursday from the quarter-mile dirt oval at Daytona International Speedway. Coverage of DAYTONA 200 Week will continue with both AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing Divisions on Friday, and will conclude with the 73rd running of Daytona 200 for AMA Pro Road Racing set for Saturday at 1 p.m.
FansChoice.tv will be the official home for AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track events in 2014.
The site also will provide coverage of selected IMSA and NASCAR's touring and weekly series events.
"This is a great opportunity to bring all the action from the track right to the fans," said Michael Gentry, chief operating officer for AMA Pro Racing. "FansChoice.tv is a revolutionary platform that gives race fans all over the world unprecedented access to watch their favorite series wherever we race. This is fantastic news for all of our AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track fans."
FansChoice.tv is a free site that puts fans in the director's chair, allowing them to choose from multiple viewpoints alongside Live Timing & Scoring data and audio commentary from the track's PA system.
During selected AMA Pro events, produced streaming coverage of race sessions will be offered as an added bonus to the fans.
IMSA coverage will include streaming of its developmental and single-make series, as well as selected practice and qualifying sessions for the two IMSA national sports car series, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge that are part of the recently-announced five-year agreement with Fox Sports.
"FansChoice.tv will be a good additional resource, and possibly home, for some of our series," said David Pettit, IMSA vice president, marketing. "We're looking forward to exploring the platform this week during our Sebring event and ultimately this site will serve as a diverse home for motorsports."
Several NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks already have committed to live streaming their weekly events, including Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Lake County Speedway in Painesville, Ohio, and Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash. Fans will have the ability to select from multiple cameras positioned around the tracks during these events.
"This really is going to be 'Fan's Choice,'" said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of regional and touring series. "The partnership between AMA Pro, IMSA and NASCAR means the fans will have access to more racing than ever before. They will be able to choose from a variety of series and tracks, and be able to follow their favorite drivers virtually wherever they race."
FansChoice.tv will also carry select NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Whelen and Whelen Southern Modified Tour races, as well as off-track events such as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards and NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards in December.
More tracks and events are expected to be announced at a later date.
About AMA Pro
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Two of AMA Pro Racing's series are operated from the headquarters in Daytona Beach, Fla. - AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track. AMA Pro Road Racing is universally regarded as one of the most competitive road racing organizations in the world, and is comprised of AMA Pro SuperBike, AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series. AMA Pro Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track series, celebrating a rich history of motorcycle racing that is uniquely American.
For more information, please visit www.amaproracing.com.
The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) is the sanctioning body of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the professional road-racing series resulting from the merger of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. IMSA also sanctions the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the developmental Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, as well as four single-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup USA by Yokohama; Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Canada by Michelin; Ferrari Challenge North America; and Lamborghini Super Trofeo.
IMSA is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected TUDOR Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.
For additional information contact:
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, firstname.lastname@example.org