RENO, NV (OCT. 18) – This week’s racing preview highlights the biggest event in our area, one that has some insane action. In addition there is still racing on TV Land even though the season is winding down.
The main action will be the 4 Wheel Parts Nitto Nationals that ends the Ultra 4 season at Wild West Motorsports Park. These drivers race across a small field of boulders, over rocks and up and down the big hill in back of the course then back down about 200 feet of rocks.
I’m attaching the full schedule for the weekend and would suggest getting there by late morning on Saturday, which is race day.
To the east Rattlesnake Raceway brings the curtain down on oval track racing for this region with the annual Kris Kringle event to help charities out in Fallon. The action begins at noon and only bragging rights are at stake.
Later that evening, starting at 7 p.m. both Rattlesnake and Lovelock Speedway will host a combined awards banquet at the convention center.
To the south the Best in the Desert series stages the Tonopah 250, which begins with trial runs on Thursday, Friday is for tech inspections while Saturday is race day. Then the awards are handed out on Sunday.
Over in Northern California Prairie City has a practice Thursday from 2 until 6 p.m. then from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Riverfront has practice from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday then from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday.
E Street MX Park has practice sessions on both tracks from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Also over the hill Brett Metcalf is hosting training session for motocross racers. Only a few sports remain so be sure to check out the website listed in the graphic.
Over on TV Land things are still busy even though we’ll soon be deep into ReRun Land.
Thursday begins on CBS Sports at 8:30 a.m. as they show both Intercontinental GT Challenge races from Laguna Seca.
Then at 2 p.m. NBC Sports has NASCAR America followed at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 by NASCAR Race Hub. Then at 7:30 p.m. Fox Sports 2 has NHRA in 30.
This week Formula One visits America and on Thursday at 8 a.m. NBC Sports has practice from the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. That will be followed by NASCAR Cup and Xfinity practice sessions from Kansas.
Finally NBC Sports has another Formula One practice session at 7 p.m.
Noon on Saturday is when NBC airs the Xfinity race from Kansas. Then at 1 p.m. NBC Sports has Formula One qualifying from Texas.
Over on www.fanschoice.tv there is a short track race at 4:30 p.m. from Myrtle Beach Speedway.
On Sunday everything begins at noon so viewers will have to choose.
NBC has the Formula One race from the Circuit of the Americas. These international stars race on this very modern and fast track just outside of Austin, Texas.
At that same time NBC Sports has the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race from Kansas. Last week’s big crash at Talladega scrambled the standing as the playoff continues.
Finally, also at noon, CBS Sports has Virgin Australia Supercars from the Gold Coast. These sedans use the same street course the Indy Cars used to race on.
In this series rubbing is not only racing but so is some shouldering and puntins. Makes for some wild racing.
That’s it for this week. Once again do try and make it out to see a live race as there is nothing like it. That Ultra 4 event on Saturday is full of some crazy racing as well as much action so I’d recommend that one.
Remember all times listed are from the Pacific Time Zone.
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