Thursday, September 13, 2012

What to watch this weekend (Sept 15th - Sept 19th)

  • Rolex Sports Car Series. Continental Tire Sports Car Festival. From Laguna Seca raceway in California. Friday @ 12pm - 3pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay
  • American Le Mans Series. VIR 240. From Virginia International Raceway. Saturday @ 2:15pm - race end ( live; delayed broadcast Sunday @ 5pm on ESPN2
  • Grand Prix: The Killer Years. This historic special looks at the brave pilots who raced in the F1 of the 60's and 70's, well before the safety advances of more recent times. Saturday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • One Way - The story of Leadfoot. Racing legend Rod Millen takes us on a journey to one of the most diverse motorsports festivals in the world, the three day long Leadfoot Festival. Saturday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Renaissance Man. The Monaco special. Saturday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 15&17 Marathon. Monday @ 3pm - 2am (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Motorweek. Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Top Gear America. The Tractor Challenge. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (History Channel/History Channel HD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Morgan. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
There's ALMS action from VIR this weekend and both live qualifying (Friday @ 3:25pm) and race (Sat @ 2:15pm) are on The Viper GTS-R boys got smacked around in Baltimore so I'm sure they'll be out for a better showing on this dedicated road-course. There's a lot to talk about before the next F1 race, but I'll save that recap for then. In the meantime there is a nice mix of cool motorhead shows you should tune in for this weekend, not just solid replays. 'One Way' is a story of the Leadfoot Festival in New Zealand, which much like a more grassroots version of the Goodwood Festival covers all manner of motorsport and sporting vehicles; including motorcycles, supercars and vintage racers. There's a new episode (Season 9) of Wheeler Dealers next Wednesday, new Top Gear America (which took a week off in honor of 9/11) and a very cool historic Monaco special with Alain de Cadenet on Saturday night at 10pm. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of nzheraldtv.

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