Raceline Radio Weekly Update and Show Guest Schedule: Week of October 22, 2023

Compiled By Erik Tomas, The Raceline Radio Network. 

2023 is our 31st Season on the air across Canada!           


Formula One World Driving Championship:   

Last GP: The U.S Grand Prix at COTA, Texas: Max Verstappen started 6th on the grid, but by lap 40 of 56, he took over the lead and was able to shake off balky brakes to secure his 15th win of the season, the 50th of his career. Lewis Hamilton and Charles LeClerc were disqualified for excessive floor skid-block wear. The purpose of this ‘skid block’ is to ensure that all cars are following ride height regulations. If the wooden plank has been worn down by more than a millimeter at the end of a race, that car is DQ’d. So the new finish: Verstappen, Norris, Sainz, Perez and Russell. Verstappen also won the sprint race earlier in the weekend.

Canada’s Lance Stroll: started from the pit-lane after work done after qualifying, but arrived 7th in Texas and in the points. His best finish since the summer break for Aston Martin.

F-1 Points: into Mexico on the 29th, just 4 more GP’s left to do! The fight for 2nd place under champions Max Verstappen and Red Bull: Perez leads Hamilton by 39 in drivers. Mercedes leads Ferrari by 20 in Constructors.

Next GP: Sunday October 29th, Mexico City. Last year’s winner: Max Verstappen.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series: 

Last Race:  Sunday October 22nd: Second-last race in their Playoff Round of 8 at Miami-Homestead FLA: Christopher Bell rode the high line for most of it, sealing a return trip to the championship round in the playoff with Kyle Larson. Bell notched his second win of the season and the 6th of his Cup Series career, He led 26 of the 267 laps for Joe Gibbs Racing.

The 8 Drivers In The Playoff: Byron, Blaney, Hamlin, Bell, Buescher, Reddick, Larson and Truex Jr.

Next Race: Sunday October 29th: Martinsville VA. Last year’s winner: Christopher Bell.

2 Races remain: Martinsville and Phoenix.


NTT IndyCar Series: Season Closed!

Alex Palou wins his 2nd series championship. ( 2021 ).  15th IndyCar title for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Final IndyCar Points: Alex Palou 78 better than team mate Scott Dixon. Canada’s Devlin DeFrancesco: ranked 22nd.

Next Race: Sunday March 10, 2024: St. Petersburg FLA.


IMSA Sports Cars: Season Closed!

Last Race: October 14th: Road Atlanta: season capper: GTP winners & first over-all: Blomqvist, Braun and Castroneves in the Meyer-Shank Acura. LMP-2: The Kurtz, Hanley, Seigel Crowd-Strike Oreca. GTD-Pro: the Juncadella-Gounon-Engel WeatherTech Mercedes. Canada’s Pfaff Motorsports Porsche, Bachler, Pilet and Estre finished 2nd. GTD to The Gallagher-Foley-Dinan Turner Motorsports BMW.


Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru:

Last Rally: Oct 22nd: Rally Charlesvoix, La Malbaie PQ: Vincent & Gaudreau first overall and Open 4WD aboard their Subaru Impreza by 2 minutes over Arsenault & Belanger and their Subaru WRX STi. Trudel & Miller won Production 4WD in their Subaru WRX. Leblanc & LeBlanc won 2WD in their Nissan Sentra. Top 4 cars all Subaru’s!

Next Rally: November 25th: Rally of The Tall Pines, Bancroft Ontario.


World Rally Championship:

Next Rally: October 29th: Rally Germany-Bavaria.

Last Rally: October 1st: The Rally Chile: M-Sport’s Ott Tanak with a master class in speed and tire management to score his second win of the season. The 2019 world champion won 7 of the 16 tricky gravel stages to complete the rally with a 42.1-second margin over Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville. Kalle Rovenpara struggled with tires to finish well back. His championship lead over Elfyn Evans has been chopped to 31 points.


Raceline Radio Show Guest Schedule The Week of:

October 22nd: Dissecting the 2024 IndyCar schedule with IndyCar President Jay Frye and Penske Entertainment President and CEO Mark Miles… plus The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest.

October 29th: Pfaff Motorsports GM Steve Bortolotti on the team’s switch from Porsche to McLaren… plus more entries for The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest.


2023 Raceline Radio Network Affiliate Stations:

Affiliates feature live audio streaming, podcasting and Iphone access.

Sportsnet 590 The FAN Toronto: ( Co-Flagship ) Mondays 10 PM Eastern and Sundays 7am (replay). 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       

Sportsnet 590 The FAN Toronto Raceline Podcasts: (http://www.sportsnet.ca/590/) “Shows” –  link to the audio page for Raceline Radio (http://www.sportsnet.ca/590/raceline-radio/ 

Listen LIVE: www.sportsnet.ca     Tune In Radio: http://tunein.com/radio/Raceline-Radio-p58510/.

TSN 690 Montreal: Tuesdays 6 PM Eastern. On-line: TSN690.ca, The I-Heart Radio App and TSN App.

Sportsnet 650 The FAN Vancouver: Monday 10 PM and Saturday 6 AM Pacific. Also in HD at 96.9 – HD 3, and on the Radioplayer Canada App.

Sportsnet 960 The FAN Calgary: Monday 10 PM Mountain and Saturday 7 AM Mountain. Also on-line at Sportsnet.ca/960 and the Sportsnet App.

Edmonton Sports Talk: Tuesday 8 PM Mountain and Saturday 9 AM Mountain.  edmontonsportstalk.com    Show Page: edmontonsportstalk.com/programming/raceline-radio/

CityNews 95.7 Halifax: Monday 9 PM Atlantic

Global News Radio 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-Western NY: Monday 11 PM and Saturday 6 PM Eastern, I-Heart Radio and podcasted.

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