No TV for AMA Pro Road Racing, But Live Stream for Events

03/13/2014 @ 4:49 pm, by Jensen Beeler25 COMMENTS

No TV for AMA Pro Road Racing, But Live Stream for Events ama pro road racing live stream 635x635

So you want to watch AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track this year, but because DMG screwed the pooch on securing any form of TV deal, you think you’re up an apex without a kneepuck, right? Not so fast there speed racer.

To its credit, the Daytona Motorsports Group has created its own live streaming site for AMA Pro Racing, IMSA, and NASCAR content that is not on television: FansChoice.tv, which will be your go-to destination for watching the Daytona 200 live this weekend.

Fans in attendance of the Daytona 200, and other AMA Pro Road Racing rounds (Flat Track as well) may also want to pull-up the FansChoice.tv site on their phones and tablets while in the grandstands, as the free service will be offering extra content and video angles not available on the track media screens. Live timing and PA commentary will be available as well, for your viewing pleasure.

“This is a great opportunity to bring all the action from the track right to the fans,” said Michael Gentry, CEO for AMA Pro Racing. “FansChoice.tv is a revolutionary platform that gives race fans all over the world unprecedented access to watch their favorite series wherever we race. This is fantastic news for all of our AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track fans.”

The official home of AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track for the 2014 season, FansChoice.tv will get its first test tonight, for the AMA Pro Flat Track event at Daytona. The calendar for the AMA weekend is as follows (EDT):

AMA Pro Flat Track

  • Thursday 8:00 PM – Round 1
  • Friday 8:00 PM – Round 2

AMA Pro Road Racing

  • Friday 2:15 PM – Vance & Hines Harley Davidson Race
  • Friday 3:00 PM – Supersport Race One
  • Friday 4:00 PM – Superbike Race One
  • Saturday 10:00 AM – Supersport Race Two
  • Saturday 11:00 AM – Superbike Race Two
  • Saturday 1:00 PM – Daytona 200

Source: AMA Pro Racing

Comment:

  1. Conrice says:

    So, there won’t be any AMA on TV this season… and only 5 races? Nice spin piece to make it seem okay that they’ll just stream everything… But, at this rate, will there even be a series next year?

  2. paulus says:

    stream each race twice… then it will seem like a full season, and the results won’t be affected either, LOL.

  3. Gabe says:

    I am assuming only livestream will available, no replay? ugh…..

  4. Conrice says:

    @Jensen Beeler

    Haha, I stand corrected, I forgot. And now I have to have beIN (or whatever channel it is) to watch WSBK?

    I miss Speed with speed2….

  5. L2C says:

    LOL @ pic! And thanks for the memo, JB.

  6. tony says:

    hey jb, so we’ve got bein sport down here in sd, got to watch phillip island, and guess what? it ain’t bad!

  7. beIN does a pretty solid job for WSBK. For some, it’s a tough channel to get. I can say though, the WSBK online feed is pretty good too. Pick your poison, I say it’s worth the money if you want to follow WSBK closely, which has had amazing racing these past few seasons.

  8. zipidachimp says:

    replays on youtube for wsbk !

  9. JoeD says:

    On line WSB is great. Classy. AMA/DMG with 5 races for a title? Oh, this is America, where if it’s not on a harley then it’s not really motorcycle racing.

  10. steve says:

    The AMA will get ZERO support from me! 5 or 6 races, who cares….

    Joe D…. how do you link Harley Davidson with AMA/DMG & the fact that the AMA sucks & there are no races in the US????

    Do you just default to adding some denegrating comments re: Harley for no reason???

  11. Bryan says:

    This is such a bizarre year for motorcycle racing. MotoGP has been ruined by Honda dictating the rulebook, WSBK is on a channel that I do not get and I don’t want to pay for another videopass like I do with MotoGP, and the AMA is sinking into irrelevancy. Great….

  12. jzj says:

    I think streaming on-line is great, assuming that there is some sort of announcing and that it is stored for later download (or put on youtube). There are plenty of well-handled video events on the net, so why not racing?

    But, as to the AMA racing schedule, obviously DMG is doing something really wrong. If there is a 3-race west-of-the-rockies series that can be handled by Ulrich, why couldn’t that have been part of the AMA series?

  13. Andres says:

    Why is there so much complaining? DMG was finally able to accomplish something great for us fans through the use of live streaming. Yes I agree that a six rounds is too short but let’s handle one problem at a time. Stop complaining and be part of the solution! Attend a race, support the sponsors, share with people that don’t know, etc… Guys this is a great step towards a better AMA pro series.

  14. Norm G. says:

    re: “This is such a bizarre year for motorcycle racing. MotoGP has been ruined by Honda dictating the rulebook, WSBK is on a channel that I do not get and I don’t want to pay for another videopass like I do with MotoGP, and the AMA is sinking into irrelevancy. Great….”

    welcome to the BLOWBACK. you are looking at the net effect of more than a decade of devaluing mentalities by the very people who claim to love the sport…

    they don’t know what love is. (Forrest Gump voice)

  15. Norm G. says:

    re: “Stop complaining and be part of the solution!”

    they can’t do it. they don’t even understand their role in the grand scheme…? this, despite me explaining it to them for the past 2 years.

  16. Keith says:

    Well, seeing as they couldn’t / wouldn’t get a television they pulled this out their plan B. Hmmph, underwhelmed I am. DMG is running all of the programs into the ground. I predicted this…those nascrap stooges are just trying to quietly get rid of every racing but the crap. Because, seriously. They can’t be that STUPID and incompetent can they???

  17. Ryan says:

    I am watching it live now. Don’t waste your time the quality is terrible… unless you don’t care what their faces look like or who is in the lead.

  18. Norm G. says:

    re: “those nascrap stooges are just trying to quietly get rid of every racing but the crap. Because, seriously. They can’t be that STUPID and incompetent can they???”

    see… it’s always someone else’s problem. weird innit…? as Sam Weinberg would say, they have no responsibilities here whatsoever.

    congrats to Eslick and Triumph for the WIN.

  19. Bruce Monighan says:

    My TV is way bigger than my computer screen, why would I want to watch my computer? I can record it on my TV and watch it anytime I want. Why would I want to live stream it?

    Non Starter, DMG has not got a clue

  20. jzj says:

    Okay, they got the live streaming done, and that’s the hard part: now tell me that the races are archived and available for download — y’know, like perhaps on a thing built for just such a purpose, like YouTube?

  21. L2C says:

    Streaming didn’t work for me. Not at all. No matter how many times I tried to get it to work. Nope, not even a little bit. In other words, nothing.

  22. The streaming worked great both nights for me using Google Chrome–noticed that same problem with a lot of the other people bit..ing that weren’t in the know, either. The package is excellent as is the racing coverage, other than when the racing is full bore you can hear every word from the announcers and they do archive it for later watching.
    Like someone mentioned, get off your duff, go to a race, support the series of your choice. Complaining and moaning and acting out on here gets you no where and makes you like and sound like the uninformed peeps you probably are. This is actually BETTER than tv as you can watch it when you want or live, like most of us choose to do when we can’t be there.

  23. L2C says:

    “Complaining and moaning and acting out on here gets you no where and makes you like and sound like the uninformed peeps you probably are.”

    Why don’t you come down from your high horse and share those golden nuggets of insider information to the masses? Sure would do a whole lot better, and make a much better use of space, than some childish “nyeeeh nyeeeh neyeeeh” meaningless noise.

  24. KSW says:

    Daytona and AMA it’s dead, I was there.

    Let’s get this straight, I work in this industry as a photographer, have designed parts you can buy now for your Goldwing/Valkyrie/F6B and know a thing or two about business.

    When there are more DMG staff in the media room then working press and you’re denying credentials your series is a doomed one. The AMA board of directors is a bunch of old, near death, dumber than dirt Nascar people who are clueless at running a series that requires actual thought, a plan and working knowledge of the world. Sitting around the fire at a private house in Sturgis with board members of major Nascar/DMG sponsors I can tell you the free ride at DMG is over and firing all those staff sitting around the media room watching TV is a good start.
    After they fire Donna and the crew inside the office running a 2014 business on a 1970 model.

    IF you got the last minute streaming in any viewable manner than you where lucky. But if no one is watching did it do anything to further the sport? No, not really. Have you seen any great images from the race? No. Motorcycle USA has no budget for photos outside team PR freebies, Cycle World has a frozen budget and baby Bonnier may be living large in Malibu but seems a clueless Trust Fund Baby when it comes to running a business. Maybe his father will sit him down for a talk on how to build and run a business not just live off his daddy’s coat tails. The press as it’s been none is on a cash strapped death spiral with a model that is just flat broken.

    This state of media and what is happening doesn’t end here at AMA.

    Sit tight keep reading the stories here at Asphalt & Rubber where journalism matters and the image content is stellar.