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This Week in Action Motorsports: January 24-26, 2020

by Chris Leone // Website // Twitter
Images via Supercross (1); IMSA (2); Best in the Desert (3); Snocross (4); WRC (5)

What do we have our eye on this weekend in action motorsport? Here’s a quick rundown of some of the major events on the board, and how to watch them:

Monster Energy Supercross Glendale

Race: Saturday, 9PM ET, NBC Sports Gold; Sunday, 2PM ET, NBCSN

Three winners in both the 450 and 250 West classes to start the 2020 season have set up this Supercross season to be one of the most competitive in a long time. Eli Tomac scored his first win of the season last weekend in Anaheim, while Dylan Ferrandis scored the first win of his 250 West title defense in controversial fashion after a last-lap pass on Jett Lawrence.

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 at Daytona

Race: Saturday, 1:30PM ET, NBC; 2:30PM ET, NBCSN; 11PM ET, NBCSN; Sunday, 6AM ET, NBCSN; 12PM ET, NBC

38 cars are on the entry list for this year’s IMSA season opener on the Daytona road course, where Konica Minolta Cadillac will look to defend last year’s victory with an all-new driver lineup. Gone are Jordan Taylor and Fernando Alonso in favor of former IndyCar teammates Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe, who will pair with Kamui Kobayashi and Renger Van Der Zande.

Best in the Desert Parker 425

UTVs, motorcycles, and quads already had their chance to kick off the BITD season in Parker, but now the premier cars and trucks will head out for one of the series’ most iconic events. Time trials saw a number of top competitors, including defending Trick Truck champion Jeff Terzo, suffer major incidents. Kevin Thompson, Jason Voss, Justin Lofton, and Robby Gordon earned the top four starting spots.

US Air Force Snocross National

Race: Friday, 7:10PM ET, Livestream; Saturday, 12:55PM ET, Livestream

The Snocross season reaches its halfway point with Elias Ishoel dominating the Pro class. He’s already built up a 36-point lead on Lincoln Lemieux, having already racked up multiple wins heading into this weekend’s round at Deadwood. In Pro Lite, Hunter Patenaude has a 27-point lead over Francis Pelletier.

Rallye Monte-Carlo

Race: Friday, 1:45AM ET, WRC All Live; Saturday, 2:30AM ET, WRC All Live; Sunday, 1:45AM ET, WRC All Live

The opening round of the 2020 WRC season sees plenty of changes throughout the field, from defending champion Ott Tanak’s defection from Toyota to Hyundai to Sebastien Ogier moving into the Yaris to replace him. Ogier led Thierry Neuville in Wednesday’s shakedown, but who will come out on top in the first event of the year?

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