Mecum Auctions

Walter Payton’s 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo headlines this weekend’s Mecum Auction

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NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018 Mecum Auctions season continues this weekend with more than 10 hours of live coverage on NBCSN of its Chicago auction, including a five-hour live block on Friday at noon ET, headlined by Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton’s 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide streaming coverage this weekend’s Mecum Auctions: Chicago coverage.

Mecum Auctions: Chicago will showcase an estimated 1,000 classic and collector cars, highlighted by the 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo, which retains Payton’s ‘Sweetness’ license plate and bracket. The vehicle is one of 1,200 Porsche 930 Turbos produced in the United States in 1979. In addition, Mecum Auctions: Chicago will showcase four vehicle from the McDonald’s Classics Collection, including a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 1955 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis.

Live coverage from Schaumburg, Ill., on NBCSN includes a five-hour live block on Friday at 12 p.m. ET, as well as live coverage on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN will also air delayed coverage on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET and Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site in Schaumburg alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, Bill Stephens and reporter Katie Osborne. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 30 years.

Following is NBC Sports’ Mecum Auctions: Chicago telecast schedule on NBCSN:

Date

Coverage

Time (ET)

Thurs., Oct. 25

Mecum Auctions: Chicago

2 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 26

Mecum Auctions: Chicago

12 p.m.

Mecum Auctions: Chicago*

11:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 27

Mecum Auctions: Chicago

1:30 p.m.

Mecum Auctions: Chicago*

5 p.m.

Mecum Auctions: Chicago*

6:30 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 28

Mecum Auctions: Chicago**

9 p.m.

*Same-Day Delay      

**Next-Day Delay                 

Dean Wilson out for rest of Supercross season

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“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

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Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

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Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold

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