Two weeks ago, Memorial Day, may have been motorsports nirvana for race fans with Monaco, Indy and Charlotte all in a row.
But this week, arguably, is a busier weekend across the board for all the series that aren’t NASCAR… and even the ones that are (check out NASCAR Talk for more on Sprint Cup at Pocono and the Camping World Trucks in Texas this weekend).
Consider we have this on the docket:
- F1 Canadian Grand Prix. The drama and battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg intensifies north of the border, as the Mercedes AMG Petronas teammates continue their quest for victories and the World Championship.
- IndyCar in Texas. IndyCar’s lone 1.5-mile oval race of the year hasn’t been as exciting in the last two years as it was in 2012, or the years previous. But it will be an important weekend for the series in the second oval race with the new super speedway aero kits, and first with the closed panels on the rear wheel assembly.
- GRC X Games, also in Texas. It’s a non-points paying event for Red Bull Global Rallycross but it is one of the showcase events for the championship. Scott Speed won Gold last year.
- Formula E in Moscow. The second-to-last race of the season is an important one from a points standpoint, as Nelson Piquet Jr. and Lucas di Grassi continue their battle for the inaugural series championship.
- NHRA in New Jersey. Another weekend of racing is on tap for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Englishtown.
- Le Mans scrutineering. The public technical inspection in downtown Le Mans provides fans their best look at the cars and drivers before they head to Circuit de la Sarthe ahead of next week’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.