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Short Track on TV this Weekend

For short track fans in need of a fix this weekend, there are a handful of events to be consumed with numerous events across the country providing a live broadcast.

The marquee Pay-Per-View event to watch on Sunday afternoon is the ARCA Midwest Tour season-opening Joe Shear Classic 200 from Madison International Speedway from Wisconsin. The CRA Super Series and CARS Tour events at Anderson (Ind.) and Hickory (N.C.) are also available.

Also available for free are weekly shows at Berlin Raceway, Langley Raceway and Meridian Speedway.

Here’s a short list of short track racing streams for the weekend of Cinco de Mayo.

Saturday: CRA Super Series at Anderson Speedway

The only Super Late Model race at Anderson Speedway in Indiana before the prestigious Red Bud 400 will take place on Saturday night. This is also the first standalone race for the CRA Super Series as last month’s North-South Showdown at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville was a co-sanctioned event with the Southern Super Series and CARS Tour.

LINK: ($8 MONTHLY PASS) at 6:30 p.m. ET

Saturday: CARS Tour Cloer Construction 300

The CARS Tour returns to its Super Late Model – Late Model Stock doubleheader format on Saturday night at famed Hickory Motor Speedway. The Late Model Stock portion will feature the ‘Touring 12’ and a championship battle already including the likes of Deac McCaskill, Lee Pulliam, Bobby McCarty and Sam Mayer.  The Super Late Model portion includes 2016 champion Raphael Lessard, Jared Fryar and Molly Helmuth.

LINK: ($20-25 MONTHLY PASS SD/HD) at 7:30 p.m. ET

Saturday: Berlin Raceway Night at the Races

The standard bi-weekly card for Berlin Raceway, this time featuring Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Sportsman and the VORA cars. Carson Hocevar won the 2017 championship in a playoff format over Joe Bush, Terry Van Haitsma and Jordan Dahlke.

Saturday: Southwest Tour at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring

Derek Thorn, Buddy Shepherd, Jeremy Doss and the stars of the SPEARS Southwest Tour will compete for $10,ooo at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring.

LINK: Lucas Oil Racing dot TV ($6.99/ mo or $99.99/ yr

Saturday: Ladies Night at Meridian (ID) Speedway

The standard bi-weekly card for Meridian Speedway, this time featuring Modified twin features, Super Stocks, Legends, Claimers and Jr. Stingers.

LINK: FansChoice.TV (FREE) at 9:45 p.m. ET

Sunday: ARCA Midwest Tour Joe Shear Classic 250

Saving the best for last this weekend is the Shear Classic at Madison, which has already drawn entries from the likes of Johnny Sauter, Bubba Pollard and Johnny Van Doorn. It pays $10,000-to-win and is the first race for the ARCA Midwest Tour. Other notable entrants include reigning Dixieland 250 winner Casey Johnson, Erik Darnell, Rich Bicklem Dalton Zehr, Dan Frederickson and Paul Shafer Jr.

LINK: ($24.99) at 1 p.m. ET

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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