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Article Date: 7 June 2016

Australia’s premier Championship Drag Racing event, The 2016 City of Ipswich Winternationals, will this year reach larger audiences than ever before thanks to a live-streaming partnership with 400 Thunder.

The agreement also sees on-site Big-Screen facilities better utilised to improve the experience for fans watching live at the track.

The exciting development means that enthusiasts outside of south-eastern Queensland will be able to log on to the live-stream and watch all the Winters action, complete with full audio and tower commentary, remotely. The live-stream will catch all the action from Friday through to Sunday.

Furthermore, to provide Drag Racing fans with a taste for the weekend’s action, Friday’s racing will be streamed free-of-charge and Saturday and Sunday’s action can be accessed through a pay-per-view portal.
“The Winternationals is the biggest Championship Drag Racing event in Australia, and the biggest anywhere in the world outside of North America. Of course this means it’s going to attract the attention of Drag Racing fans both locally and abroad, and this live-streaming facility means we can serve them world-class Drag Racing, wherever they may be,” remarked Willowbank’s president Tony Wedlock on the landmark media offering.

Live-streaming Australian motorsport is not a new development, however the production quality Willowbank Raceway will be searching for at the 2016 City of Ipswich Winternationals will set new standards in the way Australian Drag Racing is viewed, within Australia and on the world stage.

Several cameras and an extensive film crew will be responsible for piecing together the action from key vantage points along the Willowbank strip, including the start line, several positions along the track and a new camera deep in the braking area, combining for footage on both the live-stream and the big-screen that will provide viewers with unique and exciting viewing, and the richest possible media experience.

The live-stream facility will open up exciting new media opportunities for Australian Drag Racers going forward by helping boost the profile of the sport, and guaranteeing adequate media coverage for all classes.

Willowbank is confident that a professional live-stream of the Winters is the first of many investments long overdue for the development of the professionalism of Australian Drag Racing.

Fans can log on to http://400thunder.5stream.com/ to access the live-streaming June 10-12th, 2016.

For more information on the 2016 City of Ipswich Winternationals click HERE


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