RENO, NV (Oct. 11) – This week’s racing preview has several items, including one commemorating a special event in this area. Over in TV land there is something for just about everyone.
Twenty years ago a British team set the land speed record on the Black Rock Desert. To celebrate this event there will be Gerlach Race Days Friday through Sunday.
Events are golf cart races, kids races, a chili cook off, a cars show along with a craft fair an I belive a street dance. In fact some of the British team will be present.
For further information please check out www.visitgerlach.com.
The motorcycle racing community is also busy this weekend.
MRANN will be east of the north end of Winnemucca Dry Lake at Purgatory Peak for Hare Scrambles. As usual the Pee Wees, Mini Bikes, Saturday Women and Team races will take up Saturday.
Then at 10 a.m. the big bikes get their turn to challenge the course. To be classified as a finisher a rider must complete one of the two laps.
A bit closer to home the Old Timers Club is hosting a round of the Battle Born MX series at Fernley. Practice is on Saturday with short sessions Sunday starting around 8 a.m. then around 9 a.m. the gate will drop on the first moto.
For those wanting just to practice three California tracks are available.
Prairie City will have sessions Thursday 2 until 6 p.m. then Saturday an Sunday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Riverfront will have sessions Thursday from 5 until 10 p.m. then Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
E Street MX Park has its water system damaged by homeless but they are doing the best that can be expected until repairs are made. Practice sessions there are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on both tracks.
For up to date information please call the hotline at 775-265-7223
We here at nvracingnews want to extend our best wishes to those local go kart racers heading over the hill to Atwater for the final race in the KPX series.
Switching to TV Land there is another varied menu even thought the seasons are coming to an end next month.
On Thursday at 2 p.m. NBC Sports has NASCAR America followed at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 by NASCAR Race Hub. Then at 7 p.m. NBC Sports returns with an American Flat Track motorcycle race from Perris, California.
Friday begins at 9 a.m. on Fox Sports 1 with Camping World Truck series from Talladega followed at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports with NASCAR cup practice. Then at 11 a.m. its back to Fox Sports 1 with more track practice followed at noon on NBC Sports with final NASCAR Cup practice.
At 3 p.m. Fox Sports 1 has qualifying from the NHRA Texas Nationals.
Saturday gets off to an early start on www.fanschoice.tv as the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is at Zolder. The Elite 1 Race 1 begins at 5:05 a.m. followed at 7:55 a.m. by the Elite 2 Race 1. Then at 10 a.m. there is a race from Langley Speedway and at 7 p.m. another at Tucson Speedway.
Going back to TV Fox Sports 1, at 7:30 a.m. has Camping World Truck qualifying then at 10 a.m. FOX carries the truck race from Talladega.
Over on FX2 at 6:30 p.m. that network will carry this year’s Supercross Monster Energy Cup event from Las Vegas. And at 10 p.m. Fox Sports 2 has the FIA World Endurance event from Japan.
Sunday starts off with two different races broadcast at the same time, 11 a.m.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series is on the fearsome track at Talladega while the NHRA hosts the AAA Texas Fall Nationals.
CBS Sports at 9 a.m. has the Intercontinental GT Challenge event then at 12:30 p.m. NBC Sports airs the Motorsports Hour. Finally at 3 p.m. CBS Sports is back with a Lucas Oil Off Road series event.
That’s it for this week, hope you can get out and see one of the races. Like I’ve said there is nothing like being there live.
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