RENO, NV (Oct 25) – Racing preview for this weekend has a varied menu even though seasons are winding down. And while tracks are going dark there is some live racing just getting started along with what’s found on TV and streamed on the Internet.
In our region two motorcycle events will be in the Winnemucca area although they are about 30 miles apart.
The Mason Valley Dirt Squirts will host MRANN’s final round of the year at an event called The Silver State Howl-A-Wheelie. Once again it will be held at Bottle Creek, located about 40 plus miles north of Imlay.
The dirt roads in that area are well maintained and suitable for cars as well as trucks.
Saturday gets going at 9 a.m. with the Pee Wee race followed by the Minis/Women/Vintage and Bomber race and the day ends with the popular Team race. That evening will be a potluck dinner as well as Trick-or-Treating for the kids.
Sunday’s big bike race begins at 10 a.m. and to be classed as a finisher a rider must complete one of the 47-mile long loops.
Moving further west Battle Born MX stages the next to last round of its fall series at the motocross track outside of Winnemucca.
Saturday is for practice and after that Tech One Designs is going to have “Hole Shot Races.” Sunday is race day and the first moto should begin around 9 a.m.
Over the hill in California the Riverfront MX track is open for practice Thursday 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Right now E Street MX Park is closed.
Prairie City is the site of this week’s Bay OTHG Cancer Relay event. There will be practice from 2 until 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Then on Friday practice for the OTHG riders is from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturday gates open at 7 a.m. followed by practice from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Sunday is race day with gates opening at 6:30 a.m., practice begins at 8 a.m. with racing to follow.
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Over in Turlock, California, the first round of the fall Moto Pro Graphic Triple Crown is on Saturday and Sunday at the Oatfield track.
Switching to TV Land Thursday starts at 2 p.m. as NBC Sports airs NASCAR America followed at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 with NASCAR Race Hub. Then at 4 p.m. NBC Sports has a series of programs starting with Detroit Muscle Cars and followed by two other shows.
This week two of NASCAR’s top three divisions visit the Paper Clip or Martinsville, the shortest track on the schedule.
Fox Sports 1 has Camping World Truck practice Friday beginning at 10 a.m. then returns at 3 p.m. with NHRA qualifying from Las Vegas.
A bit earlier in the day NBC Sports at 8 a.m. has Formula One practice from Mexico and returns at noon with more practice.
Saturday begins at 10 a.m. as Fox Sports 1 broadcasts the Camping World Truck Series race from Martinsville. At 11 a.m. NBC Sports has Formula One qualifying from Mexico.
Over on the Internet, www.fanschoice.tv has a series of events to stream.
The action begins Saturday at 10 a.m. with a GNCC Pro ATV event and they also list a race from Langely Speedway for that same time. Then at 1 p.m. the network streams another GNCC event from Crawfordsville, Indiana followed at 7 p.m. by a short track race from Tucson Speedway.
NASCAR Cup qualifying kicks Sunday into high gear at 9 a.m. as NBC Sports has Cup qualifying. Then at noon the network airs the Monster Energy Cup race from Martinsville.
As the Playoffs come down to the final races things will be a bit tense for drivers intent on racing for the Cup at the final event of the season in November.
At 10 a.m. Fans Choice will air the GNCC Ironman Pro Bike event
Then at noon NBC broadcasts the Formula One race from Mexico followed at 5:30 p.m. when NBC Sports has a delayed airing of that event.
NHRA will have its final rounds broadcast starting at 1 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 as they rip down the Strip at Las Vegas.
That’s it for this week but if you can be sure to attend a race of you choice to see it live and support both the tracks as well as the racers. While TV is very good there is nothing like being at a race to experience it happening right in front of your eyes.
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