IHRA Sportsman Racers Converge on Darlington this Weekend



What You Need To Know About The Upcoming Race Weekend

Track: Darlington Dragway, Darlington, SC
Event Date: Thursday, March 23 – Sunday, March 26, 2017
MotorManiaTV.com & ESPN3

Friday Broadcast: 1 p.m. EST on MotorManiaTV.com
Saturday Broadcast: 1 p.m. EST on ESPN3
Sunday Broadcast: Noon EST on ESPN3

Announcers: Fabian Brown and IHRA president Mike Dunn



80bbce96-90c3-4931-8bdf-f3cb94de94e3.pngDarlington Dragway is one of the most historic venues on the Summit Sportsman National Championship tour with ties to the IHRA since its inception. Harold Brasington, who built nearby Darlington Raceway, teamed with Bill Land to build the facility under the guidance of IHRA founder Larry Carrier.

The track attracted such names as “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, the “Bounty Hunter” Connie Kalitta and the “King of Speed” Kenny Bernstein for its first race. Through the years, several other champions have made their passes down the iconic South Carolina drag strip, which has drawn some of the largest crowds anywhere for Sportsman racing.

Under the ownership of Russell Miller and the guidance of general manager Jimmy Bradshaw, the dragway has seen a complete remodel over the past year, adding to its claim as one of the top drag racing venues in the country.

How To Watch: Who will be able to access WatchESPN content?

  1. Users with a WatchESPN affiliated TV or internet provider must authenticate to gain access to live ESPN networks, events and replays. Details: HERE
  2. Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation®4 and Android mobile users who do not subscribe to an affiliated video provider will have access to ESPN.com video on demand clips only.

To Access the Summit Sportsman National Championship Live Stream:

Go to WatchESPN.com and click the blue “Watch Now” button on the top of the page OR you can click the Summit Sportsman National Championship Live Stream logo at IHRA.com.

You will be directed to an ESPN log in interface (example here) where you will select your cable or satellite provider from the menu and then be directed to log in using your cable or satellite provider online account username and password.

If you do not have an online account set up with your existing cable or satellite provider, you should establish that account first before trying to use the WatchESPN log in interface. You must be an ESPN subscriber with your existing cable or satellite provider to be able to access ESPN3’s Live Stream.

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