Sunday, April 14, 2013

Toldeo's 7Up 150 Media Spotlight Getting Brighter

PRESS RELEASE
by Toledo Speedway PR
(TOLEDO, Ohio - April 10, 2013) - Toledo Speedway's home-opener - the "Border Wars" 7-Up 150 - is getting bigger by the day. With more than 50 quality entries expected from 10-plus states across the country for the Saturday afternoon, April 20 big show late model race, the media spotlight is also getting brighter by the moment.




In addition to coverage on the BCSN TV network and Speed51.com, ARCAracing.com is getting in the game in a major way with live timing and scoring and live flag-to-flag streaming audio coverage. The combination of the two media platforms at ARCAracing.com will mark the first time in history that the ARCA CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour will be featured simultaneously in live streaming audio, accompanied by live timing and scoring.

It's already the first time in history the combined tours will compete together in the same race at the same track.

"We'll treat the 7-Up 150 for the ARCA CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour exactly as we would the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with respect to the live timing & scoring and live audio streaming on ARCAracing.com," said ARCA President Ron Drager.

"We recognize this as a major event among the nearly 150 ARCA sanctioned events in 2013, and the race teams in both tours have earned this coverage. The overwhelming number of pre-entered race teams, and the depth of quality in that entry list, merits ARCA putting all resources available to us behind providing fans of both tours live, real-time on track data and description as it happens. For those who can't be with us at Toledo Speedway to witness the 7-Up 150 activities in person, ARCAracing.com will join Speed51.com and the BCSN TV Network in providing major league coverage."

The live timing and scoring element at ARCAracing.com begins Friday afternoon, April 19 with an optional practice session from 3 p.m. to 7. The combination of live timing and scoring in tandem with live streaming audio comes together Saturday for all the on-track activity, including practice at 11 a.m., followed by qualifying at 3 p.m. With so many entries pouring in, as many as two 'last chance' races will begin at 5 followed by an on-track autograph session that leads to pre-race ceremonies, and ultimately, the 7-Up 150 main event.

ARCA Racing Network anchor man Charlie Krall and color commentator Tim Clagg will provide the audio coverage.

"I'm very excited that the two tours are coming together in this unprecedented way," Krall said. "It will be an honor for Tim and me to broadcast this historical event. I'm looking forward to a warm, sunny day at Toledo, and some hot action on the track. We're certainly looking forward to everyone tuning in."

The team of Krall and Clagg also provide all the live streaming audio coverage throughout the year for ARCA's national tour - the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

"This event will give us the chance to get tuned up for the big season ahead with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards," added Krall. Salem Speedway will host the ARCA Racing Series the following Sunday (April 28).

Toledo's 7-Up 150 will also air on the Buckeye Cable Sports Network (BCSN) on "Sunday Night at the Races" at 9 p.m. on the local Toledo cable access channel Sunday, April 21. The race can also be purchased through BCSN's video-on-demand programming at bcsn.tv/vod.html. You can also keep with the 7-Up 150 at Speed51.com with live, in-time blogs. Speed51.com, owned and operated by renowned motorsports television analyst Bob Dillner, is considered as one of the leaders in online national late model coverage.