RENO, NV (Jan. 24) – Racing Preview for this week is mixed although we’re still deep in the Rerun Zone there is light at the end of this tunnel.
Locally not much at all but over the hill the second round for the Gold Cup Series will be at E Street MX Park. There will be free camping and Friday is for parking.
On Saturday gates open at 8 a.m. then from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. it’s time for practice. Gate on Sunday open at 6:30 a.m., practice at 8 a.m. with racing to follow.
Due to rain the other two tracks will be closed until the weekend. Riverfront will have practice from 9 until 2 p.m. Sunday while Prairie has practice from 9 until 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
On a sad note Reno Cars and Coffee member Luis Salazar recently died in an off road incident. The club is coming together to help with the expenses his family is facing.
They are hosting on Sunday a benefit car wash beginning at 11 a.m. by the A&W on the corner of Plumb and Keitzke. They ask anyone interested in helping this family to please stop by and get their vehicle washed.
Over on TV land there are some reruns as well as live events and the same goes for the Internet.
Thursday begins at noon on www.mavtv.com as that network streams the Dirty 30 show followed by Super Cup Stock Car Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat racing, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. It ends with Speed Sport an Madera Racing.
Over on www.fanschoice.tv the day begins at 12:50 with qualifying at Daytona International Speedway as cars racing in the Rolex 24 Hour race vie for grid position. Then at 5:55 p.m. a race from Tucson Speedway will be streamed.
Friday things go back to fanschoice.tv as they stream the IMSA CTSCC BMW Endurance Challenge race. Later, at 5:25 p.m. they stream another event from Tucson Speedway.
Saturday is the big day as the IMSA Weather Tech Sports Car face off for the Rolex Daytona 24 event, a twice around the clock endurance race. Drivers from many series, including Indy Car, Formula 1 and NASCAR use this race to do something a bit different.
And this year if you have all the channels the entire 24-hour race will be televised.
Fox kicks it off at 11 a.m. with the prerace and start then at 2 p.m. coverage switches to Fox 2 and at 7 p.m. it goes to Fox Sports Go until 8 p.m. where Fox Sports 1 takes over until midnight.
Fox Sports 1 will broadcast this week’s Supercross event from Glendale, Arizona. The program runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This weekend a local youngster will be trying to make the main for the KTM Junior Challenge race. Photo courtesy – motocross.transworld.net.
After midnight going into Sunday things switch back to Fox Sports Go until 5 a.m. when Fox Sports 2 jumps in until 7:30 a.m. thenn Fox Sports 1 comes back to finish this classic event.
Going back to Saturday fanschoice.tv will have the modified main from Tucson Speedway beginning at 1:55 p.m.
Mavtv comes back on Sunday with several reruns. At noon they have Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing, then Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League and more drag boat racing after that.
Finally at 3 p.m. NBC Sports airs the Motor Sports Hour.
So finally we’re starting to see the beginning of the 2018 racing season as the Super Bowl signals the beginning of Daytona Speed Weeks the following day.
OTHER RACING NEWS:
• Once again this reporter will be on Teresa’s Garage Radio Show on Tuesday afternoon. The show runs from 2 until 3 p.m. and covers all things automotive.
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