7:25 PM 8/25/10
For those of you with an iphone I just discovered that ustream has a FREE iphone app - you can download and watch the usac streaming from your phone. You might have already known about this but I just discovered it today. I just tested it with the live TORC broadcast and it works great. This will come in really handy! It will probably drain the battery but oh well. After you download the app just search for usac in the search bar and it comes right up.
This should include any ustream based streaming, not sure what all that includes but you'll just have to search - I'm not sure about Kokomo.
10:49 PM 8/25/10
Race Count This Year: 4
Race Count Last Year: 35
It does work pretty great. I live in Canada where we have some pretty horrible cell phone data plans. Just be aware of how much data you are eating up on 3G. I have only watched USAC from my house (with WIFI), but I have watched a Nationwide race on 3G and it ate up all of my data for the month in a couple hours. Justin TV has an app that you could watch most live events on SPEED, all the NASCAR races (don't even bother posting how much you hate NASCAR, I didn't say you had to watch it) and I assume IRL is on as well.
I would assume somebody that comes on here would be able to find a way to broadcast anything on the net, on an iphone.
I don't really know any of the legal technicalities of any of this, and if a promotor or track owner would view it as a negative. Most of us would much rather be at a track then in front of a computer. You can't replicate the smells, sounds, tastes and excitement through a computer screen... Sometimes geography, work, family and finances have a way of keeping us home.
I really can't believe how much is available to us as race fans. The poor coverage of most motorsports by the mainstream conventional media isn't really such a big deal anymore.