Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?
Finally, motorsports are back! Sort of. Okay, so, there's at least some testing going on. That's something. The Roar Before the 24 continues all weekend, with live scoring posted here. Here's a run-through of how the weekend works from last year, starring Fluffy Bunny. Basically, it's a big ol' track day for the IMSA endurance racers. You can't watch it online per se, but you can at least keep an eye on live timing and tell who some of the faster teams (who aren't sandbagging) are before the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Currently, the Chip Ganassi Ford DP is the fastest overall.
Fun one-off races tend to happen this time of year, too, and the Chili Bowl is no exception. Here's an explainer from RennSport last year in case you've never heard of it, but it's 400-horsepower in tiny 1,000-pound cars on a Tulsa indoor 1/4-mile dirt oval. It's pure insanity and America. In addition to the TV broadcast on MAVTV Saturday, the Chili Bowl has nightly pay-per-view features up on Racinboys.com.
Formula E's odd over-winter schedule continues this weekend as well with a race in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm starting to think they've got this scheduling thing down right. Wouldn't we all rather be somewhere in the southern hemisphere as opposed to freezing our huevos off up here? It's even cold this weekend in Texas, and that sucks. I should've gone to Formula E.
Of course, the biggest race happening in South America right now is the Dakar Rally, which continues through this weekend. Be sure to follow Truck Yeah! in addition to the usual TV recaps of each stage. Our man on the ground Andrew P. Collins is having far more fun than any human being should ever be allowed to have. Ever.
If you know about anything we missed, or about good livestreams out there, let us know in the comments below.
All times below are EST.
United States Air Force Snocross National #2
Buffalo River Race Park
7:00 AM Saturday on CBSSN (replay from 12/13)
World Rally Championship Rally Sweden
Sweden and Norway
12:00 PM Saturday on MAVTV (replay from 2/5-8; replay at 3:00 PM Saturday on MAVTV)
Formula E Punta del Este ePrix
Playa Brava Beach Street Circuit
Punta del Este, Uruguay
1:00 PM Saturday on FS2 (replay from 12/13)
Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix
Puerto Madero Street Circuit
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2:00 PM Saturday on FS2 (replays at 5:00 AM Sunday on FS1 and 10:00 AM Sunday on FS1)
9:00 PM Saturday on FS1 (replays at 1:00 PM Sunday on FS1 and 10:00 PM Sunday on FS2)
Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Final Features
River Spirit Expo Center
7:30 PM Saturday on MAVTV
Stage 7a for Cars
Iquique to Uyuni
6:00 AM Sunday on NBCSN
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