RENO (July, 19) – Racing Preview this week not only has regional events but a couple of special ones happening close to our area and to the east. Over on TV Land and on the Internet there is a classic race as well as others to be watched.
This weekend begins with a pair of two-day shows with the first being American Valley Speedway’s in Quincy, California. On Friday, starting at 7 p.m. the cars will race with a $1,000 to win for the IMCA Modifieds then at that same time Saturday the cars will race again.
To the east there is the Winnemucca Wheels Festival, an event that runs through both days.
On Friday the NNRA has drag racing beginning at 5 p.m. on the Jungo Road track followed at 7 p.m. by oval track racing at the Regional Raceway.
Saturday begins at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast then there is a big stock car show starting at 9 a.m. as well as more NNRA drag racing.
Saturday, at 7 p.m. Lovelock Speedway hosts another of its regular shows and around that same time Tonopah Speedway also has racing. On Sunday Diamond Mountain Speedway in Susanville, California will have a race.
On Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. Levrett Automotive, located at 832 East 4th Street in Reno is having a customer appreciation BBQ. It’s a good chance to check out what this business has to offer.
Then on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. each day W.E. Rock is hosting round three of its rock crawling series. The location is the Donner Ski Ranch at Norden, California and its advised spectators bring a light jacket or sweater as the mornings will be cooler there than they are in Reno.
Up at Desert Park Raceway the Northern Nevada Kart Club will be hosting another of its points races Sunday. The action begins around 9 a.m. with the heats followed, usually around noon, by the main events.
For the two-wheeled crowd there are several things happening over the hill.
This week E Street MX Park is host an OTHG race weekend with gates opening Friday at 7 a.m. followed by practice sessions from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Then on Sunday gates open at 8:30 a.m., practice begins at 8 a.m. followed by racing.
Riverfront is trying something new this Friday as it’s “Mini Night,” where only 50cc to 85cc bikes will be allowed for the 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. practice sessions. Saturday is regular practice at the same times.
Prairie City will host practice today from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. then from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Over in TV Land Thursday is pretty slim although NBC Sports, at 2 p.m. will air NASCAR American. And MAVTV will have a bunch of programs from the Rerun Zone.
This week NASCAR’s top two divisions visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and on Friday, starting at 10 a.m. on the NBC Sports App they will have Xfinity practice sessions.
The NHRA is beginning its western swing and qualifying can be seen at 5 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 and, when it’s over, the network will show the ARCA race, starting at 6 p.m. from Brownsburg.
Saturday begins at 6 a.m. on CNBC as that network has NASCAR Cup practice sessions. Then at 12:30 p.m. NBC Sports takes over with Xfinity race from Indy followed at 3:15p.m. by Cup qualifying.
This week the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series is at Spring Creek and once again the motos receive split coverage.
MAVTV starts things off at 11 a.m. as they broadcast the first motos live then at 8 p.m. NBC Sports has delayed coverage of the second motos.
At noon Fox Sports 2 will air the IMSA Weather Tech Sports Car race from Lime Rock. This somewhat tight road course usually has a bunch of action in any of its races.
Over on the Internet www.fanschoice.tv starting at 9:45 p.m. will stream races from Berlin Raceway then Langley Speedway.
Two big events get Sunday off to a roaring start.
First on NBC there is the annual Brickyard 400 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup cars. Any Cup driver wants to win this race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as they get to kiss the bricks afterwards.
At noon FOX airs the Mile-High Nationals as the NHRA visits Denver to start its western swing.
Finally at 3 p.m. CBS Sports has a DTM (German Touring Cars) race from Moscow, Russia.
That’s it for this weekend and if possible try to attend one of the races in our area. There is nothing like seeing it live as the speed, color and excitement are much more than one gets from TV.
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