Your Frustration Free Guide To Watching The Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals

By Scott Barglof

It’s been 20 years since the last time dirt has covered “The Last Great Colosseum”; the Bristol Motor Speedway. In the time that has passed since the last dirt track showcase to grace the rolling hills of Tennessee/Virginia state line we have seen a video streaming revolution in the sport of dirt track racing.

Gone are the days of crossed fingers and hope that a cable channel will pick up finale coverage of the dirt track mega events. The 2021 edition of the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Track Nationals & raceXR.plus will give racing fans and families an all-week excuse to kick back and be part of the event from the comfort of their living rooms. Multiple camera angles, announcer audio, timing and scoring, lineups and the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals action coming to you in high definition.

Today the green flag drops at the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals, so assemble your grocery shopping list, stock up on propane and charcoal, prepare a beverage of your choosing and get ready for a slamming week of Bristol steak and sizzle all while being just feet from your own restroom. Technology has made life extremely convenient yet also wall smashingly difficult. Here is a frustration free guide to order up your broadcast viewing provisions and make your Bristol Dirt Nationals party come to life.

Preparations & Supplies
Step one in this process to make sure your internet is up to snuff. There is no bigger irritation than not getting the most out of the internet you pay for. Visit www.speedtest.net to get your download speed. How fast should it be? The rule of thumb is 10 mbps download speed minimum to view the race like a pro.

Event Information Website
raceXR.com is your source for all things related to the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals. Bookmark this page in your browser and stay up to the minute on the happenings. https://racexr.com/bristol-dirt-nationals-info-center/

Mobile App
On the go the week of the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals? Get the XR+ app on your iPhone or Android and have the power to stream the event to your mobile device. Search XR+ in your App store or Google Play.

How Can I Watch The Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals?
If you aren’t “computer savvy” and you just want to plug and play the event and fire up the BBQ, continue reading because what follows is a painless guide on what to purchase and how to enjoy the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals from the comfort of your living room. With these simple items you will be lined out for the race week.

What Equipment Do I Need To Buy?
Of course you can always stream the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals from your desktop computer, laptop, macbook, chrome book, mobile phone, iPad and all the devices that we have at our disposal. However, if you are looking to entertain or kick back in your living room without tripping over cords and cables here are three easy devices available at your local stores to help you hit the high banks of Bristol from your sofa.

Roku Express Streaming Device
If you aren’t a computing whiz or a fan of complicated BS when you want to kick back in front of the TV and watch some racing, this Roku is the streaming device for you. Extremely affordable at $24.99 this little sucker packs a punch of convenience right into your living room. Available at most Wal-Mart’s in the electronics section, they are easy to find and priced to move. It’s as easy as picking one up on your way home from work and the ease of use will have you thrilled. [Writer’s note: This my preferred method of streaming.] Unbox the Roku and power it up with the provided power supply. Connect the HDMI to your TV and there it is. Connect the Roku to your wireless internet and download the XR+ app on the device and BOOM the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals are live in your living room.

Amazon Fire Stick
Amazon Fire StickIt’s Amazon’s $39.99 streaming player that plugs right into the HDMI input of your TV. It’s a fairly simple device that gives you access to tons of streaming content and can fit in the palm of your hand. Easy to connect to your favorite apps and channels, it’s always ready to sell you anything on amazon you wish. To watch the Bristol Dirt Nationals simply install the XR+ app on the device or by PC to your device.

Apple TV
Apple TVApple TV is Apple’s foray into the streaming device market. If you are an Apple user this device will make perfect sense to satisfy your streaming needs in a simple and efficient manner. It’s a bit cost prohibitive at $149 but it does come with a year of Apple TV programming. Simply power up the device and connect to your TV via HDMI and its on. Install the XR+ app here and have at it. If you choose to order the XR+ app through Apple TV there is an additional $5 fee.

What Will I Be Watching On XR+?
The Bristol Dirt Nationals set for March 15-20, 2021 will be broadcast LIVE on www.raceXR.plus and the XR+ Apps on iPhone, Android, Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV with a monthly subscription. No additional fees and cancel anytime.

The XR+ broadcast will include multiple camera angles, instant replay, interviews, segments, and entertaining takes on the event throughout the week. XR+ is the exclusive live and on demand video partner of the Bristol Dirt Nationals.

What Are The Broadcasts Like?
If you’ve never watched an XR+ broadcast you are in for a treat. Professional quality streaming brought right to your screen by some of the best in the business. XR+ Executive Producer Bucky Doren on the undertaking of bringing the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals direct to the viewer:

“This is a massive undertaking from a broadcasting standpoint. This is the largest crew that we have ever assembled to put on a dirt track racing broadcast. We will have multiple high definition cameras all around the race track including a drone to bring you all the action. We will have instant replay, excellent announcers and a seasoned crew of camera operators.”

There are some exciting drivers scheduled to be competing at the Bristol Dirt Nationals, but dirt track racing goes back to grassroots racing, which makes up the bulk of the competitors.

“This could be the biggest dirt track event ever at a legendary racing facility which doesn’t traditionally host dirt track events. You will see a huge group of drivers here to live out a dream saying they raced at Bristol Motor Speedway.”

Bristol Dirt Nationals Schedule Of Events

Monday, March 15, 2021
602 Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Mods
39 Races
4:00 PM Racing Starts
602 Late Model Heats 1-10 / 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Modified Heat Races 1-10 / 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Sport Mod Heat Races 1-10 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
602 Late Model Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars Per, 20 Laps or 20 Minutes
Modified Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars, 20 Laps or 20 Minutes
Sport Mod Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars, 18 Laps or 18 Minutes
11:00 PM Racing Concludes (Tentatively)

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
604 Late Models, Open Modifieds, Stock Cars
39 Races
4:00 PM Racing Starts
604 Late Model Heats 1-10 / 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Open Modified Heat Races 1-10 / 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Open Modifieds Exit / Stock Cars Enter
Stock Car Heat Races 1-10 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
604 Late Model Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars Per, 20 Laps or 20 Minutes
Open Modified Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars, 20 Laps or 20 Minutes
Stock Car Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars, 18 Laps or 18 Minutes
11:00 PM Racing Concludes (Tentatively)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Sport Mods, Modifieds, 602 Late Models, Hornets
52 Races
4:00 PM Racing Starts
Sport Mod Heats 1-10 / 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Modified Heat Races 1-10 / 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
602 Late Model Heat Races 1-10 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Hornet Heat Races 1-8 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Sport Mod Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars Per, 18 Laps or 18 Minutes
Modified Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars, 20 Laps or 20 Minutes
602 Late Model Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars, 20 Laps or 20 Minutes
Hornet Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars, 12 Laps or 12 Minutes
11:00 PM Racing Concludes (Tentatively)

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Stock Cars, Open Modifieds, 604 Late Models, Hornets
52 Races
4:00 PM Racing Starts
Stock Car Heats 1-10 / 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Open Modified Heat Races 1-10 / 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
604 Late Model Heat Races 1-10 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Hornet Heat Races 1-8 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Stock Car Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars Per, 18 Laps or 18 Minutes
Open Modified Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars, 20 Laps or 20 Minutes
604 Late Model Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars, 20 Laps or 20 Minutes
Hornet Features – 3 Features, 30 Cars, 12 Laps or 12 Minutes
Super Late Model Practice
11:00 PM Racing Concludes (Tentatively)

Friday, March 19, 2021
Sport Mods, 602 Late Models, Modifieds, Super Late Models
31 Races
3:00 PM Super Late Models Hot Laps and Group Qualifying
Track Prep Session
4:50 PM Opening Ceremonies
5:00 PM Racing Starts
Sport Mod Last Chance Qualifiers 1-4 / 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Super Late Model Heats – 1-10 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
602 Late Model Last Chance Qualifiers 1-4 / 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Modified Last Chance Qualifiers 1-4 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Sport Mod Main Event – 24 Cars, 30 Laps, $5000-to-WIN
Super Late Model Last Chance Qualifiers – 1-7, 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
602 Late Model Main Event – 24 Cars, 30 Laps, $5000-to-WIN
Modified Main Event – 24 Cars, 30 Laps, $7500-to-WIN
Super Late Model Main Event – 24 Cars, 30 Laps, $10,000-to-WIN
11:00 PM Racing Concludes (Tentatively)

Saturday March 20, 2021
Hornets, Stock Cars, 604 Late Models, Open Modifieds, Super Late Models
38 Races
3:00 PM Super Late Models Hot Laps and Group Qualifying
Track Prep Session
4:50 PM Opening Ceremonies
5:00 PM Racing Starts
Hornet Last Chance Qualifiers 1-4 / 7 Laps or 7 Minutes
Super Late Model Heats – 1-10 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Stock Car Last Chance Qualifiers 1-4 / 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
604 Late Model Qualifiers 1-4 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Open Modified Last Chance Qualifiers 1-4 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Hornet Main Event – 24 Cars, 22 Laps, $2000-to-WIN
Super Late Model Last Chance Qualifiers – 1-7, 10 Laps or 10 Minutes
Stock Car Main Event – 24 Cars, 30 Laps, $5000-to-WIN
604 Late Model Main Event – 24 Cars, 30 Laps, $7500-to-WIN
Open Modified Main Event – 24 Cars, 30 Laps, $10,000-to-WIN
Super Late Model Main Event – 24 Cars, 60 Laps, $50,000-to-WIN
11:00 PM Racing Concludes (Tentatively)

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