RENO (Sept. 20) – Racing Preview for this week has an major event in our area plus others and a varied menu on TV and streamed over the Internet. There is something for just about any racing fan.
In this area Saturday starts with the latest points race by the Northern Nevada Kart club at their home track, Desert Park Raceway. With only two events left in the season this will be important for those seeking championships or improving their positions.
Later that evening the second round of this year’s Endurocross season will be at the Reno Livestock Events Center. It’s like motocross with obstacles; gates open at 6:30 and the action begins at 7:30 p.m.
If one wants to meet some of the riders competing at the Endurcross event there will be two open houses where you can. It’s a good time to get an autograph and meet these racers.
The first is at Sierra BMW in Sparks from 4 until 6 p.m. Nevada Motorsports on Rock Blvd. will also have some riders to meet and get autographs that same evening from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
That same evening Rattlesnake Raceway just east of downtown Fallon has its final points paying race of the season. Both cars and Outlaw Karts will be there and racing should start at 6 p.m.
Another event on Saturday is to help local racer Titan McKibben, who broke a leg during this year’s VCGP and has been unable to work. The Virginia City Motorcycle Club will have a poker run from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.
There is also an event that been growing every year and is now a two-day event. That is Super Crawl held at the Wild West Motorsports Park east of Sparks.
While it is slow speed the crawl is very technical as both drivers and observers do some incredible things getting through the short courses. Saturday and Sunday has gates opening at 9 a.m. with crawling starting at 10 a.m. and running until 4 p.m.
To say this is a very different motorsport event would be an understatement and should not be missed. And there is plenty of action going on all the time.
Over the hill, Prairie City is still closed as the track is being prepared for a major event next week. Those wishing to get in some practice time E Street MX Park should be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Last month due to the extreme heat the final round of the Saturday Night series at Riverfront MX track was moved to this weekend.
There will be practice from 5 until 10 p.m. Thursday then on Saturday gates open at noon, practice begins at 2 p.m. sharp with racing to follow. Sunday is for the families and racers that have competed in the series with a free practice from 9 until 11:30 a.m. followed by series trophies being handed out starting at noon.
Also on Saturday night MMX in Marysville has another of its Saturday Nights Under the Lights races. For further information please check their website at www.mmxracing.com
Over in TV Land there are many events to watch.
Thursday begins at 9 a.m. as CBS Sports airs several events on a delayed basis. Then at 2 p.m. NBC Sports has NASCAR America followed at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 with NASCAR Race Hub.
Thursday begins at 8:30 a.m. as NBC Sports starts with NASCAR Cup practice from Loudon, New Hampshire followed at 10:30 by Camping World Truck practice on Fox Sports 1.
NBC Sports returns at 3:15 p.m. with Cup qualifying and Xfinity practice from Kentucky.
Starting at 11:30 a.m. Fox Sports has NHRA qualifying from Reading, Pennsylvania followed at 5 p.m. by the ARCA race from Kentucky.
Over on the Internet www.fanschoice.tv will stream two days of events.
Friday begins at 8:30 a.m. with the TORC off-road event from Elk River, Minnesota as the Sportsmen race then at 12:30 p.m. round 4 of the overall series is run.
TORC returns on Saturday with the second day of Sportsman racing followed at 10 a.m. by the GNCC Mountaineer Pro ATV race from Masontown, West Virginia. Then at 11:30 there is qualifying from Laguna Seca for the IMSA Weather Tech Sports Car.
At noon the network streams an American Flat Track race from the Lone Start Half-Mile in Fort Worth, Texas followed at 4 p.m. by a short track event from Langely Speedway.
Returning to TV Land at 10 a.m. Saturday Fox Sports 1 has the Camping World Truck Series race from Loudon then at 5 p.m. NBC Sports has the Xfinity race from Kentucky,
Sunday begins at 11 a.m. as NBC Sports has the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race from Loudon, which is a pretty nice one-mile bullring.
Fox Sports 1, also at 11 a.m. airs the NHRA meet at Reading then at 2 p.m. has the IMSA Weather Tech Sports Car race from Laguna Seca.
Please remember all times listed are for the Pacific Time Zone.
As I’ve suggested before, try and get out to see a race live. There is nothing like it for color, speed and excitement and it’s a family sport as well.
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