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RACING PREVIEW: NOV. 8 TO 12

RENO, NV (Nov. 8) — Racing preview is showing the effects of major series ending their seasons. Although this is happening in other areas there is still one more race in this region as well as a series over in California.

To the east at the Fernley/Wadsworth Lion’s Motocross Track, or the Sand Box, the final motocross of the year will he held this weekend.

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Battle Born MX Fall Schedule.

Saturday is for practice and that usually gets going around 9 a.m. then on Sunday the races will happen. Due to the time change things might get going a bit earlier and the first motos should begin sometime between 9 and 10 a.m. so getting their early could be a plus.

Over the hill in Dixon California the second round of the Moto Pro Graphic Triple Crown will be held this weekend. Saturday should be for racing while Sunday is race day and they will probably get started around 10 in the morning.the

Motopro Graphics Triple Crown

MotoPro Graphics poster.

As far as practice sessions in California go Riverfront will have sessions Thursday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Over at the Prairie City track they have practice from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday then from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Nothing yet on E Street MX Park but be sure to call the hotline before heading to the track. That number is, 775-265-7223.

REPORTER’S NOTE: We here at nvracingnews.com want to send our best wishes to the Northern Nevada drivers competing in the IMCA Duel in the Desert at Las Vegas this weekend. The event runs from Wednesday through Saturday evening.

IMCA Duel in the Desert

IMCA Duel in the Desert poster.

Over in TV land there is still a bunch to watch as one series ends its season while another hosts a critical race for drivers wanted to have a chance at their championship.

Thursday begins 10 a.m. on NBC Sports with various NASCAR pratice sessions. Then at 2 p.m. NBC Sports airs NASCAR America followed at 3 p.m. when Fox Sports 1 has NASCAR Race Hub.

 

All three of the top NASCAR series are visiting Phoenix this weekend while the NHRA ends its season at Pamona.

Fox Sports 1 gets things rolling at 3:30 p.m. with NHRA qualifying from the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Then at 5 p.m. the network broadcasts the Camping World Truck race from Phoenix.

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Camping World Trucks start NASCAR’s weekend on Friday as they race at Phoenix. Here they are racing at Bristol.
Photo courtesy – purethunderracing.com

NBC Sports gets Saturday rolling at 8:30 a.m. with various NASCAR practice sessions and airs the Xfinity race starting at 12:30 p.m. Over on Fox Sports 1 they have the next round of NHRA qualifying.

While the Mello Yellow championships will be award this weekend there is a three-way duel in Top Fuel for that title and it will be settled on Sunday.

Sunday is a big day for racing and starts at 7:30 a.m. when NBC Sports broadcasts the Formula One race from Brazil then at 12:30 p.m. NBC airs the Monster Energy Cup race from Phoenix. At 1 p.m. Fox Sports 1 brings coverage of the final rounds for the Auto Club NHRA finals as this event ends the 2017 season.

NHRA

Ron Capps (left) and Robert Hight will be racing their Funny Cars this weekend at Pomona, California as the NHRA season wraps up with the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Photo courtesy – NHRA.com.

For NASCAR Cup drivers this is a go or out weekend for five of the top eight in Playoff points. So far Martin Truex Jr. is first at 4168 point with Kyle Busch 50 points back at 4118 and Kevin Harvick is only 56 points back with 4112 points.

While those top three have already been seeded into the final race at Homestead five others need to win or forget having a shot at this year’s championship. Those drivers are, in order, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Jimmie Johnson.

 

It should be an interesting race Sunday.

That’s it for this week but if you can do come out to a race. There is nothing like it for color, speed and excitement.

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