RENO, NV (Sept. 27) – Racing Preview this week has a bunch for the two-wheel crowd both locally, over the hill and on TV. There are also races to watch for oval track fans on TV and the Internet.
We’ll start with the one oval track race in our region as Tonopah Speedway ends its season Saturday evening with Fan Appreciation night. The action should begin either at 6 or 7 p.m.
The biggest event in our area is the annual Street Vibrations Rally starting Wednesday goingthrough Sunday at various locations although the largest part is in downtown Reno.
The Harley Davidson dealers both in Reno and Carson City have vendors and other things. And on the weekend part of the rally journeys to the Comstock and will be in Virginia City.
To the east of Reno and Sparks the Battle Born MX series hosts its second round at the Sandbox, or the Fernley/Wadsworth Lions Club Motocross Track.
Saturday practice is from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. then racing begins Sunday at 8 a.m.
Over the hill at Prairie City SVRA the Fly Racing California Amateur State Championship Pro-Am starts today and runs through Sunday. This used to be the Dodge Amateur Nationals and usually draws a huge crowd of riders.
We at nvracingnews.com wish to extend our best wishes for good results to all the Nevada riders.
For those that want to practice on two California tracks Riverfront will be open Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. then from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. The E Street MX Park has practice Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on both tracks.
Those wishing further information on these two tracks should call the hot line at 775-265-RACE.
Switching over to TV land there is a large and varied menu to watch weekend with everything from delayed broadcasts to live action both overseas and in this country.
On Thursday NBC Sports at 2 p.m. has NASCAR America followed on Fox Sports 1 with NASCAR Race Hub. Then at 4 p.m. NBC Sports has Indy Car 2017 review program.
At 7 p.m. on NBC Sports American Flat Track has two programs on the network starting with a race from Williams Grove and ending with a race fro Fort Worth, Texas. Then at midnight NBC Sports has Formula One practice from Malaysia.
This weekend two of NASCAR’s top divisions are at the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware.
Friday starts at 7 a.m. on NBC Sports with practice sessions with a time out at 10 a.m. to air Formula One practice then returns at 11:30 with more NASCAR practice and Cup qualifying then Fox Sports 1 at 3 p.m. has NHRA qualifying from Gateway.
Saturday gets off to an early start, at 2 a.m. as NBC Sports has Formula One qualifying then at noon the network broadcast the Xfiinity race from Dover. At 5 p.m. Fox Sports 1 returns with the Camping World Truck Series from Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Then at 11:30 p.m. NBC Sports airs the Formula One race from Malaysia. Over on the Internet at 7 p.m. www.fanschoice.tv streams a race from Tucson Speedway.
Sunday begins at 11 a.m. as Fox Sports 1 airs the final rounds of the NHRA AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals. Then at 11:30 a.m. NBC Sports has the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race from the Monster Mile in Dover.
If the readers missed the Formula One race it will be rebroadcast at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports.
Not to be left out CBS Sports also has several events on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. with an off road race followed at 11 a.m. with Motocross of the Nations and ending with the FIA Blancpain Endurance Series.
That’s it for this week and as usual if one can do get out to see a race. There is nothing that compares with being there in person where the speed, color and excitement can be experienced.
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