By Erik Tomas, The Raceline Radio Network.
Weekend of: October 28, 29, 30th, Previewing November 4, 5 and 6th, 2011
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Last Race: Chase for the Championship round 7/10: Sunday October 30th: Martinsville Virginia: Tony Stewart overhauled Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 3 laps to go, then held on as Johnson tried to bump him out of the way on the last lap, Smoke wins his 3rd of the Chase. Johnson 2nd, Jeff Gordon 3rd, Kevin Harvick 4th.
Chase Points: A 9th for Carl Edwards good enough to hang onto the lead by 8 over Stewart with 3 rounds remaining. Johnson is 6th, 43 points back. His championship streak could be done at 5 in
Next Race: Sunday November 6th, Chase round 8/10: Texas Motor Speedway. Last year’s winner: Denny Hamlin
Formula One World Driving Championship:
Last Race: Sunday October 30th, Grand Prix of India: Inaugural event: A milk-run for
Germany’s Sebastien Vettel, he took off from the pole and led every lap, with big leads of 4-5 seconds at times for the 11th win of his championship season. McLaren’s Jenson Button was 2nd, Fernando
Alonso 3rd for Ferrari, a nice 5th for Michael Schumacher.
F-1 Points: Vettel and Red Bull have locked up the Driver’s and Constructor’s titles!
Next Race: ( 2 to go! ) : Sunday Nov. 13th: Abu Dhabi. Last year’s winner: S. Vettel.
Indy Racing League IZOD IndyCar Series: Season closed!
2011 IndyCar Points: Since the final race at Las Vegas was suspended due to the Wheldon tragedy, Dario Franchitti wins driver points by 18 over Will Power. That’s Dario’s 3rd title in a
row, the 4th of his career. James Hinchcliffe is the Rookie of the Year, finishing 12th in over-all
points, Alex Tagliani, 15th.
2012 season opener: St. Petersburg Fla, Date TBA.
Next American LeMans Series: Season closed. 2012 date at Mosport: July 22nd.
World Rally Championship: October 23rd: Sebastien Loeb wins to take an 8 point lead into the season-closer in Wales November 13th, as he guns for an incredible 8th straight WRC title!!
Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru: Next: Nov. 26th: Rally of the Tall Pines,
Bancroft Ontario. Antoine L’Estage/Natalie Richard have already clinched their 2nd straight
Canadian title to go with their North American Crown!
COMING UP ON RACELINE RADIO on SportsNet 590 The FAN:
Monday October 31st, 7:06 PM: 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 champion ROBERT WICKENS… Octane’s FRANCOIS DUMONTIER on the return of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race to Montreal and the Tissot/Raceline E-Mail Bag Contest!
Monday November 7th: And “All-Rally” special with 2011 Canadian and North American Rally champions ANTOINE L’ESTAGE and NATALIE RICHARD… plus our Tissot/Raceline E-Mail Bag contest!
-Guest scheduling is subject to change.