When first thinking about this week’s HD Racer I assumed it would be a little schedule because both Formula 1 and NASCAR Sprint Cup are off. I was very wrong! It seems as though everything else is available this weekend: bikes, oval races, road races, even Aussie races!
Friday night SPEED has qualifying and live race coverage of the NASCAR Camping World 200 from Gateway. Saturday evening ESPN2 picks up the coverage from the same track, but this time its the NASCAR Nationwide drivers hustling around the oval. Later that night you can watch the SCCA World Challenge race on Versus. If you’re into sports car racing, and you’ve never seen this series, I highly recommend setting your DVR to record this event.
Sunday is the big day! SPEED again gets it started, this time at 1 a.m. with the Patron GT3 Challenge. You can get some sleep after that, but make sure you are up at 8 for the MotoGP German Grand Prix. Keep it on SPEED as the Australian V8 Supercars rumble around Townsville. If you don’t have cable, you won’t be completely left out of the action as ABC has the IndyCar race at noon. The weekend caps off of with one of my favorite series as SPEED has coverage of the Grand-Am Rolex series from New Jersey at 1 p.m.
Friday, July 16
|7:00 p.m.||NASCAR Trucks – Camping World 200 Qualifying from Gateway|
|9:00 p.m.||NASCAR Trucks – Camping World 200 from Gateway|
Saturday, July 17
|4:30 p.m.||NASCAR Nationwide – Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 Qualifying from Gateway|
|8:00 p.m.||NASCAR Nationwide – Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 from Gateway|
|11:00 p.m.||SCCA World Challenge|
Sunday, July 18
|1:00 a.m.||Patron GT3 Challenge from New Jersey|
|8:00 a.m.||MotoGP German Grand Prix|
|11:00 a.m.||Australian V8 Supercars* from Townsville|
|12:00 p.m.||IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto|
|1:00 p.m.||Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series from New Jersey|