Supercross’ E race debut highlights NBCSN’s virtual racing Saturday

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NBCSN will present a tripleheader of virtual racing Saturday afternoon, highlighted by Monster Energy Supercross’ first official E SX event.

The race at 4:30 p.m. ET will feature 14 riders competing at virtual Angel Stadium (on the layout from 2019 season opener) in the 450SX and 250SX classes in the “Monster Energy Supercross – Official Video Game 3.”

Points leader Eli Tomac and second-ranked Ken Roczen will provide commentary during the event, which will feature riders Adam Cianciarulo and Marvin Musquin, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, in 450 and Justin Cooper and RJ Hampshire in 250.

Veteran play-by-play commentator Leigh Diffey, five-time Supercross champion and seven-time Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael and host and former racer Daniel Blair will call the action for the 90-minute event.

Also on tap Saturday for NBCSN:

–The 2:30 p.m. ET debut of the Drone Racing League’s eight-race FanDuel DRL SIM Racing Cup with 12 pilots flying on drone racing simulators.

–At 3:30 p.m., there’ll be a replay of MotoGP’s Virtual Grand Prix of Spain. The virtual grand prix will be contested for the first time using the offiical MotoGP ’20 video game.

IndyCar race weekend doubleheader schedule at IMS road course

IndyCar weekend schedule Indianapolis
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The NTT IndyCar Series will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third time this season but with a weekend schedule that will put the action in front of fans for the first time in 2020.

The track’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course will play host to IndyCar and sports cars series over four days. The action will begin Thursday with practice and concluding with an eight-hour race Sunday featuring the Intercontinental GT Challenge and GT World Challenge America.

The NTT IndyCar Series will hold a Friday-Saturday race doubleheader called the Harvest GP presented by GMR.

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The name is a nod to the Harvest Classic, which was held Sept. 9, 1916 to help the track stay solvent during World War I. The event had three races of 20, 50 and 100 miles (all won by Johnny Aitken) that was the only racing held outside May at IMS from 1911-93.

A limited crowd of 10,000 will be allowed each day this weekend, and those fans will be the first to experience new video boards, concession stands, restrooms and 5G wireless connectivity.

Here’s the IndyCar weekend schedule for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Harvest GP:

(All times are Eastern)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Thursday, Oct. 1

Noon — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America test session
2:25 p.m. — IndyCar practice (NBC Sports Gold)
6:20 p.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 1 (NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Friday, Oct. 2

10:20 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
1:40 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
3:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 (USA Network, NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Saturday, Oct. 3

10:20 a.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC Sports Gold)
12:10 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America qualifying
2:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC, NBC Sports Gold)
5:30 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America pole shootout

IndyCar weekend schedule: Sunday, Oct. 4

10 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America race