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Weekend Motorsports Roundup, Oct. 8-9, 2016

Photo credit: Getty Images Latam/Stringer
Photo credit: Getty Images Latam/Stringer

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?

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The FIA Formula E Championship is back for a new season on Sunday, kicking off at a street circuit in Hong Kong. The championship battle came down to Sébastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi last season, and the drivers finished with only two points separating themselves in the final standings.

Formula One will also race this weekend, running the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka International Racing Course. In predictable news, Lewis Hamilton got so bored during a press conference the other day that he filtered a bunch of other people and himself with animal ears on his Snapchat story. He ended up having to apologize for it.

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series are racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the weekend, but the Xfinity Series race was already supposed to happen—weather precautions postponed the race to Sunday, and the Sprint Cup Series is still set to race on Saturday night for the time being.

Red Bull Global Rallycross is in Los Angeles for its season finale this weekend, and the championship title is down to Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross drivers Scott Speed and Tanner Foust. The event is a doubleheader, and will broadcast delayed on Sunday.

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will run the Bathurst 1000 on Saturday night (Eastern Time), and it’ll be the last time the race will have a field entirely powered by V8s. The live stream is paid, if you’re interested in watching the race.

Also streaming will be the Super GT race from Thailand via YouTube, and we’ll update the post with the times once we have them.

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If you know of any additional streams or events going on this weekend, please feel free to share in the comments below.

All times ET.

Saturday


Formula DRIFT: Fort Worth, Texas

10 a.m. — Coverage (delayed) on CBS Sports Network


Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series: Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

10 a.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV

7 p.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV


Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship: RedBud National at RedBud MX in Buchanan, Michigan

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1 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on MAVTV

3 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on MAVTV


Red Bull Signature Series: Mint 400 in Las Vegas, Nevada

2 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on NBC


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina

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3:30 p.m. — Qualifying (delayed) on NBC Sports Network

5 p.m. — NASCAR America Sunday on NBC Sports Network

6 p.m. — Countdown to the green on NBC Sports Network

7 p.m. — Race on NBC

11 p.m. — Post-race show on NBC Sports Network


Red Bull Signature Series: Crandon World Cup in Crandon, Wisconsin

3:30 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on NBC


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: North/South 100 at Florence Speedway in Walton, Kentucky

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6 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on MAVTV


Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

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8:10 p.m. — Coverage via paid live stream


Red Bull Air Race: Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada

11 p.m. — Race (delayed) on Fox Sports 1


Sunday


Formula One: Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka International Racing Course in Japan

12 a.m. — Pre-race show on NBC Sports Network

12:30 a.m. — Race on NBC Sports Network

3 a.m. — F1 Extra on NBC Sports Network

7 p.m. — Race (delayed) on NBC Sports Network


FIA World Rally Championship: YPF Rally Argentina

1 a.m. — Coverage (delayed) on MAVTV


Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series: Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

2 a.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV


NASCAR Xfinity Series: Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina

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11 a.m. — Race on NBC Sports Network


FIA Formula E Championship: Hong Kong Central Habourfront Circuit in HOng Kong

2:30 a.m. — Qualifying (delayed) on Fox Sports 2

3:30 a.m. — Race on Fox Sports 1


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: North/South 100 at Florence Speedway in Walton, Kentucky

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4 a.m. — Coverage (delayed) on MAVTV


IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge: Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia

8:30 a.m. — Coverage (delayed) on Fox Sports 1


Formula DRIFT: Fort Worth, Texas

12 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on CBS Sports Network

12:30 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on CBS Sports Network


SMX Supermotocross Riders Cup: Gelsenkirchen, Germany

1 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on CBS Sports Network


Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series: Round 11 at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, Nevada

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2 p.m. — Pro 4 and Pro Buggy races (delayed) on MAVTV

5 p.m. — Pro 4 and Pro Buggy races (delayed) on MAVTV


Red Bull Global Rallycross: Los Angeles, California

3 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on NBC


Mystik Lubricants Terracross Championship: 50th Anniversary Haydays Grass Drags in North Branch, Minnesota

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4 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on CBS Sports Network


Stadium Super Trucks: Orange County, California

5 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on CBS Sports Network


Red Bull Air Race: No race information listed

8:30 p.m. — Race (delayed) on Fox Sports 1


Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series: Round 12 at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, Nevada

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10 p.m. — Pro Lite and Pro 2 races (delayed) on CBS Sports Network

Staff writer, Jalopnik

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neverwander
neverwander

Pirelli World Challenge at Leguna Seca

Livestream here: http://world-challenge.com/streamvideo/

At 2:45 ET on Saturday is the TCA/TCB/TC race, which is the ‘slow’ cars. Like base mini coopers, fiestas, sonics, miatas, and brzs. I think these are some of the best races to watch, because it is always super close racing.