X-DRL Live Feed From MotorMania TV Draws Impressive Numbers For Debut Event In Tulsa


If one race is any indication, the live online broadcasts of the new X-treme Drag Racing League (X-DRL) will be a massive hit during its inaugural 2013 season.
The X-DRL held its first-ever race this past weekend at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, delivering an action-packed event to a big Tulsa crowd.

Online, the debut event was just as big of a success, as the free broadcast, produced by with J-Angel Productions and MotorMania TV, had more than 44,000 page views through more than 22,000 visits of the feed from a staggering 58 different countries.

“The event was literally watched around the globe,” J-Angel Productions and MotorMania TV Owner Mark Walter said. “The live feed went very well and we had a great weekend. “The track and the X-DRL treated us great, and the organization was very professional and the event was very well run. It was hard to believe it was the X-DRL’s very first race.

The MotorMania TV production featured a first-class presentation of every run qualifying and eliminations with multiple camera angles, instant replay, behind-the-scenes coverage and driver interviews. Walter also noted the significant number of views on either a smart phone or a tablet, as more than 34 percent watched the X-DRL’s season-opener on a mobile device.

“That’s the highest number we’ve ever seen in the many years we’ve been streaming races. It’s a big credit to the new program at Livestream, as you don’t need any special apps to watch the feed, presenting a very user-friendly option for race fans,” Walter said.

“The new platform at Livestream has a number of pluses, including easy access for viewers and the ability to nearly instantaneously pull significant clips out for use on websites, Facebook or Twitter. It’s a very cool option and simply adds to the viewing experience.”

Several different race highlights from the weekend were available almost immediately on social media, including Eric Dillard’s record-breaking runs in the 3.70s in the new Precision Turbo & Engine Pro Turbo class, Bob Rahaim’s 3.78 in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous. The comprehensive coverage also gave fans an in-depth look at the X-DRL’s and its drivers, presenting a live product that only added to the excitement of the X-DRL’s 2013 season.

“The X-DRL is a first-class organization with great leadership that hired the right people to do their jobs,” Walter said. “I came away very impressed and we’re excited for the next event in Bristol.”

The next race in the X-DRL’s inaugural 2013 takes place April 26-27 with X-DRL Thunder Valley Madness at historic Bristol Dragway. The highly-anticipated second event comes after the X-DRL built strong momentum online, drawing strong coverage from several online publications, including Competition Plus, Drag Racing Online and Dragstory, which had nearly 45,000 page views from X-DRL photo galleries and race results from Tulsa.

“We were thrilled to work with MotorMania TV and J-Angel Productions before the season, and, without question, the first event was a massive success online. Giving fans the chance to see every run this season for free and with incredible quality is something that is very important to us, and it allows us to build our fanbase even more,” X-DRL Co-Owner Jeff Mitchell said.

“We’re excited about the access we’re giving fans in 2013, and that’s only going to continue in Bristol.”


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