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RACING PREVIEW: NOV. 16 TO 19

RENO, NV (Nov. 15) – Racing preview this weekend has another major series ending its season. Even though there is no racing in our area there are four different races going on this weekend in California, Southern Nevada and Baja, Mexico.

Reno Cars and Coffee

Reno Cars & Coffee graphic.

And there is another Show N’ Shine on Sunday, which should be under good weather. Reno Cars and Coffee, starting at 10 a.m. will be at the Starbucks located at 1610 Robb Drive.

Have a car you want to show, this is a good time to do that and maybe cruise as well.

Wilseyville Poster.

Wilseyville Hare Scrambles poster.

Over the hill at Wilseyville, California AMA District 36 is having a Hare Scrambles. Saturday and Sunday have different events for those interested.

Closer to home the schedules for Riverfront, Prairie City and E Street MX Park are up in the air until the weekend due to expected rain. So before going, even if its on Saturday and Sunday, check the hotline first at 775-265-7223.

Bishop Motocross

Bishop MX Winter Series poster.

To the south of Reno the Bishop Motocross is having another of its winter series races Sunday at the fairgrounds. Gates open at 7 a.m. with practice and racing to follow.

SKUSA Super Nationals

SKUSA Super Nat’s poster.

Down in Las Vegas the SKUSA Super Nationals started practice Wednesday and racing continues until the finals on Saturday. There are a few kart racers from this area competing in this annual event.

Baja, California is the site of another classic race as the 50th Baja 1000 will be run this weekend. Motorcycles launch Thursday morning and there are at least two riders, and maybe more, competing in that class.

The event also celebrates racing legend Rod Hall’s 80th birthday. He’s competed in every one and will be there a celebration at the finish.

Baja 1000

Baja 1000, Rod Hall’s 50/80 poster.

If one wants to follow the Baja 100 there is a place you can go for a live stream. It is www.score-international.com.

No other racing is being streamed this weekend but there is a bunch on TV as NASCAR ends its season in Homestead, Florida. Three champions will be crowned and each of those three races has four drivers going for the title.

On Thursday NBC Sports gets things going with NASCAR America at 2 p.m. then at 3 p.m. Fox Sports 1 has NASCAR Race Hub. At 5 p.m. Fox Sports 2 has NHRA in 30.

Friday begins early, at 5:30 a.m. as Fox Sports 1 begins with Camping World Truck Practice followed at 9:30 on NBC Sports with Xfinity and NASCAR Cup practice.

Then at 12:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1 has qualifying for the trucks followed at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports with NASCAR Cup qualifying.

Camping World Truck Series

Camping World Truck Series crowns its champion after Friday’s race.
Photo courtesy – Zimbio.com.

Going into the day the four truck drivers will be in contention for the series championship. They are Christopher Bell, defending champion Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton and Austin Cindric. Their race begins at 5 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

Saturday starts early for FIA World Endurance Championship fans as race from Bahrain begins at 5 a.m. on Fox Sports 1 then at 8:30 a.m. switches to Fox Sports 2.

Xfinity Series

The Xfinity series ends its season Saturday and will crown the champion.

Back in Homestead the Xfinity series season ending race starts at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports.

Once again their playoffs ended up with four contenders racing for that championship. They are Justin Allgaier, William Byron, Daniel Hemric and Elliott Sadler.

The big race of the weekend is Sunday’s event at Homestead as four drivers race for the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup. The green waves at noon and this time NBC will carry the race.

Going for the title are Las Vegas native Kyle Busch along with Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick. The two other drivers are Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr.

NASCAR

In his final race Sunday Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have this color scheme on is car at Homestead.
Graphic courtesy – NASCAR.com.

That race is significant as fans will say good-by to Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he ends his long racing career. Another driver competing in his final event, at least for now, is Matt Kenseth.

For both the checkered flag ends an era in their personal and racing lives

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup

AVONDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 12: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Circle K Toyota, celebrates after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 12, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

That ‘s it for this weekend. Next weekend the final major series ends its year and we head into the Rerun Zone. Have a great weekend everyone.

And remember all times listed in this preview from the Pacific Time Zone.

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We now have five very appreciated sponsors that are helping support this site. Please patronize them as they support your sport.

Our newest is Big Valley Honda and is the first dealer we have as a sponsor. They sell everything from motorcycles, UTV’s, ATV’s and about anything else things one could want.

They are located at 2225 Market Street in Reno and their website is www.bigvalleyhonda.com and they have a Face Book page, www.facebook.com/bigvalleyhondareno.

Our first sponsor is a full service motorcycle shop, Reno Motorsports and they too have a full service shop as well as about anything a rider could want.

They are located at 964 Terminal way, by Mill Street and their website is, www.rms-renomotorsports.com.

Sponsor PJ & Co Restaurant and Saloon located at 1590 Wells Avenue in Reno is familiar to most in the riding lifestyle.

Good food, great place and they have Bike Night every Wednesday. For further information please check their website at, www.pjandco.net.

Concours Body Shop, owned by racer and race supporter Gil Grieve, is a business doing quality repair work on cars and trucks.

The business is located at 240 Telegraph Street in Reno and their website is, www.concoursbodyshop.net.

If you are into karting or want the most cost effective way to start racing then check out Nevada Kart Sport, our only full service kart shop in this region.

The shop has moved to 894 Deming Way in Sparks and their website is, www.nevadakartsport.com.

Have a business targeted toward the motorcycle, motorsport or off road demographic? Well we are looking for more sponsors.

You can contact us either through the comment section of the site or our Face Book page.

 

 

 

 

 

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