RENO, NV (Dec. 27): Racing Preview for this weekend shows that we are deep into the Re-Run Zone but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Racing is about to start, motocross riders have three choices if they want to practice and the TV fare is full.
Unfortunately this preview also contains some sad news at the end.
This weekend all three motocross tracks in Northern California are going. And the hours have been changed to allow for warmer temperatures.
Riverfront MX track has practice sessions from 10 a.m. until 3 pm. Thursday and Sunday while Prairie City’s track has practice from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Once again both tracks will be in use at E Street MX Park from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Not that far from there, on New Year’s Day, Antioch Speedway hosts the Winter Classic. Gates open at 3 p.m. and racing begins at 4 p.m. Its a good chance to watch some dirt slinging, short track action to get the new year off to a roaring start.
Over in TV land we’re still deep in the Re-Run Zone but there is at least some live sprint car racing from Australia with Buddy Kofoid, who has raced at 95A Speedway. But you’ll have to pay for the service and if interested you need to go to www.clayperview.com to get signed in.
On Thursday www.speedshifttv.com at 2:20 p.m. has Grass Roots Snow Cross from ERX Motor Park. Snow cross is motocross on snow but with a snowmobile.
Switching over to www.mavtv.com at 11 a.m. there are a series of racing events, delayed of course that begins with the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League followed by the Dirty 30 show. Then after that its Super Cup Stock Car Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boats, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas oil Late Model Dirt Series, Speed Sport and the marathon ends with Madera Racing.
Saturday is all MAVTV and it begins with rebroadcast at 9 a.m. from the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross Championships which is followed by Pro Moto Cross. Then at 2 p.m. there is the Lucas oil late Model Dirt Series, then Lucas Oil Speedway Saturday Night races and the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars.
Sunday begins at noon on MAVTV with the Lucas Oil Drag Boats followed by Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Drag Boats and finally another Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League event.
Over on CBS Sports they are having a World of Outlaws marathon with Sprint Cars and Late Models with a 10 a.m. start time. At that same time Fox Sports 2 has a Monster Jam marathon with the Monster Trucks.
That does it for this weekend and live racing begins next week as the Dakar Rally and the 2018 Supercross season get rolling. Until then have a Happy and Safe New Year.
OTHER RACING NEWS:
- Its been a tough weekend for the motorcycle racing family in this area. On Christmas Eve it was learned that Josh Morros passed away at the age of 26.
He was the youngest rider Team Green Kawaskai hired when he became a professional. Unfortunately his career was cut short due a wreck that left him with Traumatic Brain Injuries.
He battled back, was there when people needed him, helped others recover from that same injury, had a wild sense of humor and a heart of gold. And earlier this year he became an uncle.
On Saturday at 11 a.m. there will be a service for Morros at the Summit Christian Church located at 7075 Pyramid Way. That’s north of the hill leaving Sparks and just past the first shopping center.
We here at nvracingnews wish to send our condolences to his family, both personal and his extended racing family.
• On Tuesday, January 1st, I’m once again on Teresa’s Garage Radio Show. We cover all things automotive and my racing part is around 2:15 p.m.
It’s a show I highly recommend for information, racing news and you’ll like it when she talks about what’s “Grinding My Gears.”
REPORTER’S NOTE: DUE TO THE NEW YEAR’S DAY HOLIDAY NEXT WEEK’S FEATURE WILL BE POSTED ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING.
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