Pro Motocross Round 2 at Thunder Valley: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV info

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The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will race Saturday at Thunder Valley Motocross Park for Round 2 of the 2021 season, and NBC Sports will have the action from Lakewood, Colorado.

Entering a track above 6,000 feet in elevation, Dylan Ferrandis leads the 450 championship points standings after winning last week’s season opener at Fox Raceway. Eli Tomac, the 2020 Supercross champion, will enter his home-state race as the defending winner and will try to rebound from a medicore showing in Round 1.

Jett Lawrence and Jeremy Martin are tied for the 250 points lead after the first round.

The Pro Motocross package on Peacock Premium will have live coverage of qualifiers and motos throughout the season. NBC or NBCSN will present Moto 2 from every round, and all TV coverage also will stream on and the NBC Sports app.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 2 of the 2021 Pro Motocross season Saturday in the Toyota Thunder Valley National:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of the second motos from Round 2 will be shown Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN on same-day delay. The MAVTV Motorsports Network will have the live broadcast of Moto 1s for 250 and 450.

All the coverage, including exclusive qualifying, will be streamed live on Peacock Premium (the exclusive streaming coverage formerly on NBC Sports Gold’s Supercross and Pro Motocross Pass moved in 2021 to Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 per month).

Here’s this weekend’s Peacock Premium live schedule for Pro Motocross Round 2 at Thunder Valley:

–Qualifying: Noon ET
—Moto 1 (250/450): 3 p.m. ET
–Moto 2 (250/450): 5 p.m. ET

Jason Weigandt will serve as the play-by-play announcer for all race telecasts alongside analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston. Will Christien and Ashley Reynard will serve as pit reporters during the 2021 season.

SEASON SO FAR: Recaps of the 2021 season:

Round 1: Dylan Ferrandis (450) and Jett Lawrence (250) took overall wins at Fox Raceway


450 class

Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 45
Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 40
Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 40
Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GASGAS – 35
Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 33
Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna – 29
Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 27
Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM – 26
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 25
Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 24

250 class

Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 47
Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 47
Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 36
Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., GASGAS – 36
RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 32
Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 31
Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha – 28
Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 27
Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha – 21
Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki – 17
Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna – 17 (tie)

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

Santino Ferrucci AJ Foyt
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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.