NBCSN presents 14-hour ‘MECUM MARATHON’ on Thanksgiving Day

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— Highlighted by premiere of ‘Mecum Dealmakers: Monterey on Thursday at 9 pm ET

— Mecum Dealmakers: Monterey Includes 1975 Pontiac Grand Safari Owned by John Wayne & 1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet

— Houston Auction Kicks Off Marathon at Noon ET, Highlighted by $7 Million 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype

— Mecum Marathon Features Best of 2014 Auctions From Houston, Kansas City and Monterey
NBCSN will present a 14-hour “Mecum Marathon” on Thanksgiving Day, airing the best of this year’s Mecum Auctions from Houston, Kansas City and Monterey, and highlighted by the premiere of Mecum Dealmakers: Monterey at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday night.

Mecum Dealmakers, which dovetails off of the Mecum Auctions series on NBCSN, tells the story of President and Founder Dana Mecum and his son Frank Mecum, as the father-son tandem works together to manage the high pressure of the auction floor, where buyers and sellers hope to make the deal of a lifetime, often with hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line.

Thursday night’s premiere of Mecum Dealmakers: Monterey on NBCSN will highlight the most unique and intriguing cars and stories from this year’s Monterey auction, including: a 1972 McLaren M20 Can-Am raced by NBC Sports Group Formula One analyst David Hobbs; a 1975 Pontiac Grand Safari owned by Hollywood legend John Wayne; and a 1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet, one of only 200 built.

Coverage begins at noon ET on Thanksgiving Day with highlights from Mecum’s 2014 Houston auction, which includes the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype that was purchased by Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller for more than $7 million, followed by Mecum Dealmakers: Houston at 2:30 p.m. ET. Mecum Auctions: Kansas City will air at 3:30 p.m. ET, followed by an encore of Mecum Dealmakers: Kansas City at 5:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN will present highlights of Mecum’s Monterey auction at 6:30 p.m. ET, leading into the premiere of Mecum Dealmakers: Monterey at 9 p.m. ET.

Following is NBCSN’s “Mecum Marathon” Thanksgiving Day telecast schedule:

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thurs., November 27 Mecum Auctions: Houston (Encore) Noon NBCSN
Mecum Dealmakers: Houston (Encore) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Kansas City (Encore) 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Dealmakers: Kansas City (Encore) 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Monterey (Encore) 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Dealmakers: Monterey 9 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Monterey (Encore) 10 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., November 28 Mecum Dealmakers: Monterey (Encore) 12 a.m. NBCSN
Mecum Dealmakers: Indianapolis (Encore) 1 a.m. NBCSN

Adam Cianciarulo sweeps to second straight Pro Motocross 450 win

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Adam Cianciarulo (450) and Dylan Ferrandis (250) swept both motos of their divisions Saturday in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship event at Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minnesota, significantly impacting the points standings.

After scoring his first career victory Sept. 8 at RedBud, Cianciarulo made it two consecutive victories on his Monster Energy Kawasaki. He won the first moto by 1.7 seconds over Blake Baggett and the second moto by 2.7 seconds over Baggett.

“Man, what a dream come true,” Cianciarulo said. “I really wanted to go 1-1 last round at RedBud and had that silly mistake. Today, we got the job done and made it happen. Two consecutive victories in the 450 Class just feels really good. I just want to keep the ball rolling.”

With three rounds remaining, Cianciarulo is ranked second in the standings at a 15-point deficit to Zach Osborne, who won three of the first five rounds.

In the 250 standings, Dylan Ferrandis jumped ahead of Jeremy Martin (who won three consecutive events earlier in the season) by three points (257-254).

Dylan Ferrandis swept both motos for his second win of the season in the 250 class (Align Media).

Ferrandis beat third-ranked RJ Hampshire in the first moto and nipping Martin by 0.4 seconds in the second.

“That was a difficult race in the second moto and the pressure was on,” Ferrandis said. “It was really good for me to have that battle and come out on top in the second moto. The championship is really close and I think that we were able to put on a good show for everyone today. Jeremy [Martin] and I have a good relationship I think and we congratulated each other and talked about the battle after the race.”

NEXT: The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will hold its seventh round Sept. 26 with the Geico Motorcycle WW Ranch National at Jacksonville, Florida.


RESULTS

Thor Spring Creek National (Spring Creek MX Park, Millville, Minnesota)

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (1-1)
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (2-2)
  3. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (5-4)
  4. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (8-3)
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (6-5)
  6. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (3-10)
  7. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda (7-6)
  8. Joey Savatgy, , Suzuki (9-7)
  9. Max Anstie, United Kingdom, Suzuki (10-8)
  10. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (4-16)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 235
  2. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 220
  3. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 215
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 196
  5. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 194
  6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 190
  7. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 173
  8. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda – 141
  9. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha – 134
  10. Joey Savatgy, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki – 122

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (1-1)
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (5-2)
  3. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki (4-4)
  4. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (3-6)
  5. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (9-3)
  6. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna (2-11)
  7. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (7-5)
  8. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Honda (12-8)
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki (11-9)
  10. Derek Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif., KTM (8-12)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 257
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 254
  3. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 202
  4. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki – 194
  5. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha – 186
  6. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 164
  7. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 162
  8. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki – 140
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki – 123
  10. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., KTM – 114
Adam Cianciarulo won the holeshot in both motos at Spring Creek (Align Media).