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Dragstory.com Introduces Event Text Messaging Service

BAYTOWN, TX – Always looking to be the innovator in live coverage, Dragstory.com will be testing a new text alert messaging system at this weekend’s American Drag Racing League event at Houston Raceway Park. 

“We realize folks have other commitments during the many hours these events are running and may not be able to catch all of the coverage during the weekend,” stated Dragstory.com editor Mark Walter.  “This is the perfect tool to help us keep folks as up to date as possible with the latest news and happenings at any event we cover.” 

The initial plan is to send text messages when the classes are called to the lanes or there is any significant event such as a top elapse time or mph run.  We will keep the messages to a minimum; just remember you are responsible for any charges by your cell phone provider.

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Some Days Stuff Happens!

Warner Robins, GA – Earlier today our automated email post notification system had a serious failure that launch several thousand emails across the subscriber-ship of DragStory.com.  We don’t quite understand what happened, nor do we care at this point.   All email list, as well as the offending program, have been removed from our servers.  If by chance you received emails from us today or from someone requesting you removed them from the system, please delete the emails.  We are very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused and will no longer offer a subscription for new posts.

Mark Walter, Editor DragStory.com

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Change…It’s a Good Thing…Time for a New Motor and Blower at DragStory.com!

Warner Robins, GA – One of the most difficult things in life is change.  According to Mark Twain, the only person that likes change is a baby with a wet diaper.  When DragStory started last June, we had hoped to see somewhere between 3 and 4000 page views of the first event we covered. You can imagine how surprised we were when our coverage of the ADRL’s Ford Drive One Nationals at Martin Michigan saw over 33,000 page views. Since that first race, our event coverage has been viewed nearly 900,000 times! We expect to easily exceed 1 million page views by our first anniversary in June. It boggles our minds, we can’t thank you enough for your support.

With such dramatic growth in a very short period of time, our current server has struggled to keep up with the demand. I’m certain many of you experienced frustration when the site tanked on us in Houston a few weeks back. Well, in order to prevent any downtime in the future, we’ve migrated DragStory to it’s new home with our other servers at the Planet in Houston.  The change-over took place this past weekend and went fairly well given how big the site has become in 9 months. We have over 12,000 pictures in our galleries alone!  

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1320go Introduces New Lower Prices!

You asked for it.  Here it is –

$19.95 – All your data and all your competitor’s data from your track or series.  That’s it.

You’ll also get the Pit Pal program for FREE that will help you manage all that data!

If the track or series you choose has been using 1320go Live Timing in the past you can get all the past data from every racer too – all as part of the Membership!

Race at more than one track?  For an additional $19.95 you can have the Multi-Track option and get All the runs made by Every racer at Every 1320go Member Track and Series – in the past and while you have a Membership.

So what do you think???  Every run from every racer at your track or series in the past and for the next 12 months for $19.95.  That’s it.

Go to www.1320go.com to become a Member!

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The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia Pay Per View

(Adel, GA – February 19, 2010)  Have we got a deal for you!  If you can’t make it down to South Georgia for The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia $20,000 to win Mickey Thompson Drag Radial vs. The World race, you can watch every round live over the internet from start to finish for only $15.00.  Just follow this link to the PPV portal, create your user account and pay for the race.  You will gain instant access to the live feed.  All you have to do is click on the ‘Access Content’ button after paying. Once the button is clicked, a windows media player will pop open and the feed will start. It’s that easy.  

The pay portal is through PayPal, however you DO NOT need a PayPal account to purchase the feed.  When the PayPal window opens, next to the PayPal login window is a link to pay with your credit or debit card.   It says ‘continue’.  

Here’s the process step by step.
1. Access PPV site – Click here
2. Create your account user name, you will automatically be logged into the system
3. Click on purchase live event
4. Once you click on the purchase event, the screen will change to a PayPal button, click it to open the pay portal
5. Pay for the feed using a credit card or PayPal account
6. Once the transaction is completed, you will automatically return to PPV window, click on the ‘Access Content’ button and enjoy the race!

Webcast Schedule

  • Friday 9:00 am until finished
  • Saturday 10:00 am until finished

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Vote for DragStory in the Annual CompetitionPlus.com Best of Poll

You can only imagine our surprise when we found out DragStory had been nominated for one of the annual awards in CompetitionPlus.com’s Best of 2009 Poll. With the site only being up and running for just a little over 6 months, we see this as a huge honor and boost for our style of event coverage!  CompetitionPlus.com is one of the oldest web sites serving the drag racing community, it has become a tradition for drag race enthusiast to vote for their favorite stories, drivers, publications and more during the holiday season.  DragStory was nominated for Drag Racing News Web Site of the Year. 

We are currently sitting in 7th spot and would love to make a top 5 finish.  Help us out by dropping your vote for Dragstory.com.   Click here to vote! 

A very special thanks to Bobby Bennett and the gang at CompetitionPlus for nominating DragStory for this prestigious award!

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