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RENO, NV (Oct.4) – This week’s Racing Preview has several races to either attend or watch plus a special event here in Reno. As usual TV and the Internet have events both nationally and internationally.

Hot August Nights

HAN Fall Frenzy is this Saturday, final Show-N-Shine of the year.
Photo courtesy – HAN

For those missing all the show-n-shines from the summer take heart there is one more to go. Hot August Nights has its Fall Frenzy this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Baldini’s Casino the final show-n-shine for the year.

There are a pair of two-day events in our region that should appeal to a couple of different groups.

Donner Hare Scrambles

Donner Hare Scrambles graphic.

Saturday and Sunday AMA District 36 will host the Donner Hare Scrambles at Donner Ski Ranch west of Truckee, California. Youth and quad classes race Saturday while the adult classes get their turn Sunday.

To the east Rattlesnake Raceway in Fallon closes out the oval track season with the 31st Annual Dirt Track Championships.

Rattlesnake Raceway.

31st annual Dirt Track Championships are this weekend.
Graphic courtesy – Davey Munoz.

Each day has a full show and includes the Outlaw Karts, all the car classes as well as the Nevada Pro Stock Association. The action is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday then at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Another group in action is the Northern Nevada Kart Club as they host the final points race of the season Sunday. Action at Desert Park Raceway should get going around 9 a.m. and any championships up for grabs will be decided then.

There is also a race for the motocross crowd as well as practice sessions over the hill in Northern California. The final MMX Saturday Nights Under the Lights series ends Saturday.

MMX Saturday series.

MMX Saturday Under the Lights graphic.

For further information please either call 530-419-5200 or check their website at

There will also be practice sessions this week at other tracks.

Riverside MX Park will have practice on Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. then from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. E Street MX Park will only have practice, on both tracks, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday while Prairie City will have practice from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For further information on those three tracks please call the hot line at, 775-265-7223.

Over in TV Land there are still a bunch of races to watch as well as events broadcast on a delayed basis.

Thursday begins on NBC Sports with NASCAR America then at 3 p.m. Fox Sports 1 has NASCAR Race Hub followed at 5 p.m. on Fox Sports 2 with NHRA in 30 plus more drag racing programs.

At 6 p.m. CBS Sports has three programs covering some classic events. It starts with the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance followed by the Monterey Historics race and ending with the Goodwood Revival.

Then at 10 p.m. NBC Sports has Formula One practice from Suzuka, Japan.

Over on the Internet at 1:25 has the IMSA Prototype Race #1 followed at 2:15 by the first Porsche GT 3 challenge race from Road Atlanta.

Friday begins at 10:30 a.m. as NBC Sports airs Cup and Xfinity practice from Charlotte followed at 4 p.m. by Cup qualifying. At 11 p.m. the network airs Formula One qualifying from Japan. starts streaming at 6:15 a.m. with the second IMSA Prototype Challenge followed by the second Porsche GT3 event. Then at 10:40 a.m. there will be IMSA Continental Race followed by IMSA Weather Tech qualifying.

IMSA Weather Tech Sports Cars.

1-3 July, 2016, Watkins Glen, NewYork USA
100, BMW, F13 M6, GTLM, Lucas Luhr, John Edwards, 66, Ford GT, GT, GTLM, Joey Hand, Dirk Muller, 25, BMW, F13 M6, GTLM, Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner, 67, Ford GT, GT, GTLM, Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook lead the GT field at the start of the race.
©2016, Richard Dole

Saturday begins early with the IMSA Weather Tech Sports Car race from Road Atlanta known as the Petit LeMans. It’s a long endurance race beginning on Fox Sports 1 at 7:30 a.m. then switching at 8:30 a.m. over to Fox Sports and running into the evening.

At noon that day NBC Sports first has the Xfinity race from Charlotte followed at 9 p.m. by the Grand Prix of Japan from the Suzuka circuit.

While Daytona, Florida might be the spiritual home and headquarters of NASCAR its physical home is in Charlotte, North Carolina where the top two divisions continue their separate playoffs.


Sunday is when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series will race at Charlotte.
Photo courtesy – Images.

For those in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series the eliminations have begun with only 12 drivers trying to make the cut. Their race begins at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports.

Then at 2 p.m. has the American Flat Track series has its finals starting at 2 p.m. from the Southern California Fair.

That’s it for this weekend. We’re in fall so opportunities to see racing live are slowly coming to an end.

With this in mind I’d suggest any fan that can should get out and see a race live. TV might be good but there is nothing like being there to really experience the speed, color and excitement of live racing.

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