Raceline Radio Weekly Update and Show Guest Schedule: Week of September 3, 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 Race: The Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Sunday September 3rd:

On one of F1’s grand ol’ circuits, Max Verstappen cruised to a record-breaking 10th straight win, taking the lead from homeland hero and pole-sitter Carlos Sainz on lap 15. It was easy sailing for Max after that, as teammate Sergio Perez worked his way up to 2nd for another Red Bull 1-2, keeping the team’s undefeated streak alive! Sainz made the Tifosi happy, securing a spot on the podium in 3rd. Bad one for Mercedes! Russell and Hamilton 5th and 6th, both serving 5-second penalties for passing Esteban Ocon off-track and a collision with Oscar Piastri late in the race respectively. Lewis and George both signed 2-year contract extensions with Mercedes earlier in the weekend. Canada’s Lance Stroll started at the back of the pack at Monza, finishing 16th and out of the points.

Standings:  Max Verstappen leads teammate Sergio Perez by 145 in the Driver’s Championship. Red Bull’s strangle-hold on the Constructor’s title grows to 310 over 2nd place Mercedes.

Next Race: The Grand Prix of Singapore on Sunday September 17th. Last year’s winner: Sergio Perez.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series: 

Last Race: Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Speedway, South Carolina, on Sunday September 3rd:

Opening race of the Round of 16: This marathon of a race was held up by a lighting failure in turns 3 and 4, with concerns of the track being too dark up near the wall. But NASCAR got what they wanted – most of the prime-time TV window with over 4 hours of coverage. Kyle Larson came through to take the playoff opener, despite scraping the wall up high several times. Larson automatically advances to the next Round of 8. Tyler Reddick wound up 2nd at Darlington, with Chris Buescher rounding out the podium in 3rd.

Next Race: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday September 10th. Last year’s winner: Bubba Wallace.

The Players: Truex Jr., Byron, Hamlin, Buescher, Kyle Busch, Larson, Bell, Chastain, Keselowski, Reddick, Logano, Blaney, McDowell, Stenhouse Jr., Harvick and Wallace.


NTT IndyCar Series:

Last Race: Grand Prix of Portland, Oregon, Sunday September 3rd:

Second-last trip of the season. Self-proclaimed fried chicken guy Alex Palou was determined from the drop of the green and uncatchable! The 26-year-old Ganassi Racing Spaniard wins his 5th of the season to nail down his 2nd career championship in three years with one race to go! Palou was in firm control for most of this one, leading over half of the 110 laps. Palou becomes the first IndyCar driver in 20 years to win a title with one race to go! Felix Rosenqvist wound up 2nd at Portand, with Scott Dixon finishing up in 3rd. Canada’s Devlin DeFrancesco back in 17th. Palou’s win marks 15 IndyCar titles for Chip Ganassi, who will retain Palou again next season after a messy legal battle with McLaren.

Next Race: Season finale at Laguna Seca, California, Sunday September 10th. Last Year’s winner: Alex Palou.


IMSA Sports Cars:

Last Race: Virginia International Raceway on Sunday August 27th:

GTD Pro winners and 1st overall: Jordan Taylor in the Corvette. GTD winner: The Madison Snow BMW. Klaus Bachler in the Canadian Pfaff Motorsports Porsche, 3rd in GTD. Nothing is stopping Canada’s Kyle Marcelli and ‘mate Dan Formal in their Wayne Taylor Racing entry! The duo taking their 8th win in a row in the IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series at VIR. They could run the table and sweep the season!

Next Race: Road Course at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, September 15-17th.


Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru:

Last Rally: Rally Baie Des Chaleurs, New Richmond Quebec, July 2nd:

Joel Levac & Laurence-Fanny L’Estage in their Mini Countryman win by less than a minute over Ricardo Cordero & Marco Hernandez in their Citroen.

Next Rally: Rallye Defi Petit Nation, Montpellier Quebec, Sunday September 10th.


World Rally Championship:

Last Rally: Rally Finland, August 6th:

Elfyn Evans takes it for Toyota Gazoo to keep his title hopes alive. A dramatic crash for points leader and team-mate Kalle Rovanperä set it up. Evans now just 25 points back with 4 rallies remaining.

Next Rally: Rally of The Acropolis, Greece, September 10th.


Raceline Radio Show Guest Schedule The Week of:

September 3rd: Stewart Friesen Part Two… NASCAR Cup regular season champion Martin Truex Jr…. and The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest! 

September 10th: Canadian Superbike championship challenger, defending champ Ben Young on the fight into the season finale at Shannonville… and The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!


2023 Raceline Radio Network Affiliate Stations/March 2023:

Stations 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.

CityNews 95.7 Halifax: Monday 8 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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