Drag Illustrated Issue 177, July / August 2022 | Page 36


FloRacing , MAVTV Announce Groundbreaking Streaming Partnership

Courtesy of FloRacing

FloSports and MAVTV – two of the most recognizable brands in the live streaming industry – announced June 30 a groundbreaking partnership that will deliver a powerhouse product to motorsports enthusiasts .

The partnership between the two companies will deliver new MAVTV Plus live content to fans through the FloRacing platform . Live programming previously delivered through MAVTV Plus , including the Summit Racing Equipment Mid- West Drag Racing Series presented by J & A Service , Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series , Chili Bowl Nationals finals and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship , will be streamed on FloRacing through the “ MAVTV on FloRacing ” banner .
“ We place enormous value on the fan experience ; we want to give our customers the best viewing experience possible ,” said Morgan Lucas , President of Lucas Oil . “ MAVTV ’ s mission is to connect race fans to their favorite events – from anywhere . FloSports helps us deliver on that mission , giving subscribers the best support , technology , and access to the motorsports events they love . We are all-in and eager to build this partnership into the best motorsports streaming platform available .”
“ We ’ re incredibly excited to welcome MAVTV viewers from across the globe to FloSports ,” said Mark Floreani , CEO and Co-Founder , FloSports . “ Our platform will give current MAVTV Plus users access to all of our live and on-demand events including motorsports and so much more . With the first live MAVTV on FloRacing event streaming today , we aim to create a seamless viewing experience and ensure not a minute of a live event is missed .”
FloRacing and MAVTV Plus will both stream new MAVTV Plus live programming to their subscribers starting June 30 through midnight on Tuesday , July 26 . After that , fans will need to subscribe to FloRacing to watch MAVTV Plus programming .
With the addition of MAVTV Plus live programming , FloRacing ’ s live streaming schedule includes over 2,000 live races annually . All of these races can be viewed with an annual subscription ($ 150 ).
MAVTV will be contacting MAVTV Plus subscribers with information about their accounts and instructions on how to subscribe to FloRacing to watch new , live MAVTV programming moving forward .
The groundbreaking partnership between Flo- Racing and the MAVTV Motorsports Network will not impact MAVTV ’ s programming available through cable television . DI

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Racers show out for record $ 10,000 payday at 12th annual Stick Shift Nationals By Van Abernethy

The Greg Butcher Trucking Stick Shift Nationals has become a legendary event at North Carolina ’ s Farmington Dragway for a number of reasons , not the least of which is the fact that this race is completely free to enter , and includes huge payouts with several chances to score big .

Not only is the $ 10,000-to-win main event completely free to enter , the same goes for the Scarlette ’ s Performance Gambler ’ s Race on Friday night , which awards $ 5,000 to the winner and pays eight places deep . Basically , everyone who enters this event gets paid to race , with zero entry fees across the board .
If you have the unfortunate luck of losing first round in the main event , no problem , just get back
in line and enter the Second Chance race . “ If you showed up this year and lost first round of the main event , and also lost first round in the Second Chance race , you still got $ 25 !” says Ken Regenthal , who ’ s been instrumental in growing the event .
This gathering is also gaining notoriety for the fact that Saturday ’ s main event has never had a repeat winner , including the recently completed 12th running . Mark Charcalla made the long trip from Pennsylvania to become the 12th original
winner of this race ’ s main event , getting past Colton Krishner in the thrilling finals . Charcalla drove his 1990 Ford Mustang – a car he ’ s owned since high school – to the winner ’ s circle .
In fact , he nearly swept the whole weekend after he first scored a runner-up finish in Friday ’ s gambler ’ s race , but Virginia ’ s Will Hull delivered a starting line advantage in his Camaro and never looked back , thus collecting the $ 5,000 purse . “ I choked on Friday night ... I ain ’ t gonna lie ... I had
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