Compiled By Erik Tomas, The Raceline Radio Network. Week Of: August 22nd 2021
NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series
Last Race: Sunday August 22nd: Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn MI. He only led the last 8 of the 200 laps taking over from race dominator Kyle Larson, but Ryan Blaney scored his 2nd of the season, his first since March. He took control on the final re-start thanks to a big push from Kyle Busch. A photo finish at the line, Blaney beat William Byron to the stripe by a mere 7/100th’s of a second!
Points/Playoff: Just Daytona to do next Saturday night to finish off the regular season before the Round of 16 playoff begins.
Next Race: Saturday August 28th: Daytona Int’l Speedway, Daytona Beach Florida.
NTT IndyCar Series:
Last Race: Saturday night August 21st: Saturday night lights at Gateway St. Louis saw Penske’s Josef Newgarden lead over half of the 260 laps for his 2nd win of the season, 3rd at this race track. Pat O’Ward finished 2nd, Penske team mate Will Power 3rd. Canadians: Stouffville’s Dalton Kellett 12, that’s his best IndyCar finish ever! Oakville’s James Hinchcliffe continues to struggle: 15th.
Points into Portland: with 3 races remaining on the season: O’ Ward’s 2nd place finish tied to Alex Palou’s DNF, tangled in an early crash at St. Louis means Pato jumps around him into the points lead by 10 over Palou with just 3 races left: Portland, Laguna Seca and Long Beach over 3 straight weekends next month!
Next Race: Sunday September 12th: Portland OR.
Formula One World Driving Championship: In their summer break!
Next Race: Sunday August 29th: Belgian Grand Prix, Spa Francorchamps.
Last Race: Sunday August 1st: 24 year old Frenchman Esteban Ocon with his first Grand Prix win for Alpine. Valtteri Bottas plowed into Lando Norris in the rain at the start, damaging Max Verstappen’s car. Max limped home 9th. Hamilton with a rain-tire-to-slicks gaff had to battle back from tail to finish 3rd. Aston Martin’s Sebastien Vettel on the podium, 2nd, but was disqualified for a fuel violation. The team attempted an appeal, lost and withdrew. Canada’s Nick Latifi finished Hungary 7th for Williams for his first ever F-1 points. Lance Stroll, entangled in the mess at the start, climbing onto Charles LeClerc’s Ferrari, did not finish. Stroll and Bottas have each been penalized 5 grid places for the next race in Belgium for causing the 4-car crash off the start. No
ET: F-1 Points into the summer break: Lewis Hamilton leads Max Verstappen by 8 in drivers…. Mercedes controls Constructors by 12 over Red Bull.
Last Race: August 21st-22nd: 89th Le Mans 24 Hours, Le Mans France, world’s biggest sports car race: The #7 Toyota of Conway, Kobayashi and Lopez finally grabbed it after years of heartbreak by finally winning it, the first Le Mans 24 of the Hypercar era. The # 31 Habsburg Oreca won LMP-2, The # 51 Calado Evo took GTE-Pro, with the # 33 Keating Aston Martin claimed the GTE-AM category.
Next IMSA Race: Sunday September 12th: Laguna Seca CA.
Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru:
Next Rally: September 9th: Rally Defi Montpellier Quebec
Last Rally: July 4: Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs, New Richmond Quebec: The Canadian Rally Championship’s Covid-clobbered schedule resuming action with The Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs, New Richmond Quebec: Joel Levac and Fanny L’Estage Lawrence ( Antoine’s sister ) win in their Mini, 3 seconds better than Andre and Rene LeBlanc in their Subaru WRX. 3 of the top-5 finishers at the Bay….driving Subaru’s!
World Rally Championship:
Next Rally: September 12th: The Acropolis Rally, Greece.
Last Rally: August 15th: Rally Belgium, Ypres: Thierry Neuville reveals F-1 and Le Mans 24 legend Jacky Ickx was sending him messages of support on his way to securing a drought-ending win for Hyundai.
Raceline Radio Show Guest Schedule for The Week of:
August 22nd: We meet another up and coming Canadian driver, Antonio Serravalle advancing up the ladder in Indy Lights… Canadian Motorsport Hall of Famer, DIRT Modified legend and master car builder Pete Bicknell recounts resuming racing at the local level around Covid… and The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!
August 29th: From the Raceline Bookshelf: a two-part interview with journalist-author John Oreovicz on his newest release: “Indy Split. The Big Money Battle that nearly destroyed IndyCar”… plus The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!
2021: Is our 29th consecutive season on the air as Canada’s National Radio Motorsport Authority!
2021 Raceline Radio Network Affiliate Stations:
Stations feature live audio streaming, podcasting and Iphone access.
Sportsnet 590 The FAN Toronto: ( Co-Flagship ) Sundays 7am (replay) and 11 PM Eastern for the primary airing. The FAN / Raceline is also available in HD FM: 92.5 Channel 3, The Radio Player Canada App, Bell Express-Vu Sat. channel 959, and carried live and podcasted on the Web at sportsnet.ca
Listen LIVE: www.sportsnet.ca
Tune In Radio: http://tunein.com/radio/Raceline-Radio-p58510/.
TSN 690 Montreal: Monday 9 PM Eastern or after Canadiens post-game
Sportsnet 650 Vancouver: Sunday 10 PM Mountain. Also in HD at 96.9 – HD 3, and on the Radioplayer Canada App.
Sportsnet 960 The FAN Calgary: Sunday 10 PM Mountain
TSN 1260 Edmonton: Saturday 7:00 AM Mountain
News 95.7 Halifax: Monday 8 PM Atlantic
CityNews 101-1 FM Ottawa: Saturday 5 PM Eastern
CityNews 1310 AM Ottawa: Saturday 5 PM Eastern
AM 900 CHML Hamilton: ( Co-Flagship ) Sunday 8 PM Eastern, HD FM at 95.3 Channel 3 and podcasted.
NEWS-TALK 610 CKTB St. Catharines-Niagara: Monday 11 PM Eastern, and Saturday 6 PM Eastern, I-Heart Radio and podcasted.
NEWS TALK 1290 CJBK London: Saturday 5 PM Eastern and Sunday 6 PM Eastern and I-Heart Radio.