United Sports Car Series:
2016 season opener: January 31st: Daytona: Rolex 24: EMS Ligier Honda wins Prototype and first overall with Derani/Sharp/Overbeek driving. Vancouver’s Mikhail Goikberg anchors PC Chevy Oreca win, Ollie Gavin/Corvette wins GTLM, with Rast/Potter/Seefried/Lally win GTD in Magnus Racing Audi.
Canadian Tire Motorsports Park: July 10th, 2016.
Formula One World Driving Championship:
2016 season opener: March 20th, Australian Grand Prix
2015: Lewis Hamilton ( Mercedes ) wins his 3rd F-1 championship!
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
2016 Season opener: Sunday February 18th: The 58th Daytona 500.
2015: Kyle Busch missed 11 races, 2 months off the start of the season when he broke his leg and foot in an Xfinity Series wreck back in February at Daytona, but he made the amazing come- back complete winning the final Chase race to claim the 2015 championship in the Joe Gibbs Toyota.
Verizon IndyCar Series:
2016 Season opener: March 13th, St. Petersburg Florida. Honda Indy Toronto: July 17th.
2015: Scott Dixon and Juan Montoya tie at 556, but Dixon wins championship on the tie-breaker, 3 wins to 2. Dixon’s 4th championship for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru:
2016 season opener, The CRC’s 60th Diamond Anniversary: February 5-6, Rallye Perce Neige, Maniwaki Quebec.
Reigning and 8-time Canadian and 7-time North American Rally champ and frequent RLR guest, Subaru Rally Team Canada’s Antoine L’Estage has a new co-driver replacing Alan Ockwell, who wants some time off to travel. England’s Darren Gerrod takes over as Antoine’s co-driver this season.
World Rally Championship:
2016 season opener: January 24th, Rally Monte Carlo:3-time consecutive champ Sebastien Ogier opened the 2016 tilt with a commanding 3rd-straight Monte Carlo Rally win! Ogier’s Volkswagen finally broke free from Chris Meeke’s Citroen for a 2 minute margin, when Meeke hit a rock, shattering the gearbox.
2016 Dakar Rally:
Stephane Peterhansel clinched his 12th win of this grueling over-land test, and Peugeot’s first since 1990 with not much pressure. Peterhansel finished just under 35 minutes ahead of last year’s winner Nasser Al-Attiyah driving his X-raid Mini. 9-time WRC champion Sebastien Loed led most of the first week, before tumbling down the order following a crash in the dunes in the Rally’s 2nd half. Loeb finished 9th in the end.
Coming Up On Raceline Radio, the week of:
January 31st: 8-time Canadian and 7-time North American Rally champ Antoine L’Estage is back to talk about his new co-driver Darren Gerrod… our first preview of the 2016 edition of The Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo with Inside Track’s Greg MacPherson on a major Canadian-First addition to the Canadian Motor Speedway display… CMS E.D Azhar Mohammad on a very important progress point in the CMS time line … plus our Subaru/Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!
February 7th: We kick off our preview of the Great North American race the NASCAR Sprint Cup season-opening 58th running of The Daytona 500, for many the start-button of the new racing season. Guests TBD.
-Guest scheduling is subject to change.
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TSN 690 Montreal: Sunday 11 PM Eastern
TSN 1040 Vancouver: Sunday 12 Midnight Pacific and podcasted
TSN 1410 Vancouver Saturday 4 AM Pacific and podcasted
Sportsnet 960 The FAN Calgary: Sunday 11:06 PM Mountain
TSN 1260 Edmonton: Wednesday 8 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM Mountain
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Friday 10 PM Central
News 95.7 Halifax: Monday 8:00 PM Atlantic
TSN 1200 Ottawa: Monday 7:06 PM Eastern
AM 800 CKLW Windsor: Sunday 8:06 PM Eastern
AM 900 CHML Hamilton: Sunday 8:06 PM Eastern and on Audio Vault
NEWS-TALK 610 CKTB St.Catharines-Niagara: Sunday 8:06 PM and Saturday 4:06 PM Eastern
NEWS TALK 1290 CJBK London: Monday 7:06 PM Eastern
AM 1070 CHOK Sarnia: Sunday 8:06 PM Eastern
103.9 FM CHOK Sarnia: Sunday 8:06 PM Eastern