RENO, NV (Jan. 3) – Racing preview this week has some action as well as a bunch in the Re Run Zone. Now that New Year’s has passed things heat up for racing fans.
Locally, weather permitting, Reno Cars and Coffee will have another get together, show n’ shine type from 10 a.m. until noon Sunday, Jan.7. The location is at the Kietzke Starbucks by the Applebys.
Over the hill all three Northern California Motocross tracks will be operating although it is best to call the hotline (775-265-7223) first as there could be some weather coming in.
Riverfront MX track has practice from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday and Sunday. Over at the E Street MX Park they will use both tracks and have practice sessions from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Prairie City also has practice sessions from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday as well as Saturday and Sunday.
In other local news, young rider Pierson Potratz was selected to ride in the KTM Junior Supercross Challenge during the Arizona round of the series. These youngsters will race each other around the big track their heroes also race on and they get some exposure on the broadcast.
Down in Southern Nevada Best in the Desert is staging their first race of 2018 and it’s the Casey Folks Parker 250. It’s a Friday and Saturday event for motorcycles, quads and UTV’s only.
Well both TV and the Internet are mostly still in the Re-Run Zone but there are some live action events to watch this weekend.
Thursday begins at noon on www.mavtv.com starting with the Dirty 30 show and followed by Super Cup Stock Car Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Speed Sport and Madera Racing.
Friday is pretty empty so it’s a good time to check out www.fanschoice.tv for something you may have missed during this past season. Over on www.youtube.com they also have races from several series that can be watched after the fact.
Saturday gets an early start on MAVTV at 9 a.m. as they begin with part two of the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motorcross Championship from this summer. Following that is the Lucas Oil ASCA series, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil Saturday Night Racing.
At 4 p.m. www.speedshiftv.com has a live event as they cover the Talladega Ice Bowl from the short track.
Then at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 the 2018 Supercross season begins with Anaheim 1 as the two-wheel stars go bar to bar with some wild motocross action. The question will be just who will this year’s champion be.
MAVTV gets Sunday rolling at 1 p.m. with Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League followed by Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing.
Over on NBC Sports that network airs two highlight programs from the 2018 Dakar Rally. Sunday’s begins 2:30 p.m. while it’s a 5 p.m. start to Monday’s coverage.
Speedshifttv at 4 p.m. has another broadcast from the Talladega Ice Bowl races.
That’s it for this week but finally spring can be seen in the distance as we head into a new racing season.
REPORTER’S NOTE: Please remember I’m on Teresa’s Garage on Tuesday afternoon. The show runs from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. and my part is around 2:15. The show covers all things automotive and is a good source of information to what is coming and going on.
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