Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

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The race season is virtually upon us, folks. The live racing coverage this year starts with Monster Energy Supercross, which heads out to Anaheim, California this weekend for its season opener. Opening weekend for Supercross tends to be a breath of fresh air (read: a return of normalcy and live television coverage of racing), and there are plenty of showings throughout the weekend.

But Supercross isn’t the only live event. The Dakar Rally is well underway, and it had a rough start this year—a car went off course before the rally officially began, injuring 11 spectators. The live timing feed can be found here, and rally highlights will be on television throughout Saturday and Sunday.

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Other than those events, everything else is, sadly, on delay. But there’s plenty of repeat racing to go around, including the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, American Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Monster Jam, FIA World Rally Championship, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Red Bull X-Fighters.

Just think—we’re one weekend closer to the openers for those series, too. If you’re having a kickoff party (or three) for the upcoming racing season, I’ll bring the chips and queso. And, as always, feel free to share anything else you know of that’s going on this weekend in the comments below.

All times below are EST.

Saturday


American Sprint Car Series: GEICO Summer Thunder Nationals at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington

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10 a.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV

1 p.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV

7 p.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV

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10 p.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV


Lucas Oil Modified Series: California Farmers 75 at Madera Speedway in Madera, California

4 p.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV


Dakar Rally: Fourteen-day rally in South America, from Buenos Aires to Rosario

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5 p.m. — Highlights on NBC Sports Network

5:30 p.m. — Highlights on NBC Sports Network


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: The 39th Annual East Bay Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida

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5 p.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV


Monster Energy Supercross: 2016 Season Preview

8:30 p.m. — Fox Sports 1


Monster Energy Supercross: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California

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9:30 p.m. — Monster Energy Supercross Pregame on Fox Sports 1

10 p.m. — Coverage (live!) on Fox Sports 1


Sunday


FIA World Rally Championship: Tour de Corse - Rallye de France on Corsica Island in France

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1 a.m. — Rally coverage (delayed) on MAVTV


American Sprint Car Series: GEICO Summer Thunder Nationals at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington

2 a.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV

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3 a.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: The 39th Annual East Bay Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida

4 a.m. — Race (delayed) on MAVTV

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6 p.m. — Race (delayed) on CBS Sports Network


Monster Energy Supercross: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California

3:30 a.m. — Coverage (delayed) on Fox Sports 1

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3 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on Fox Sports 1

10 p.m. — Coverage (delayed) on Fox Sports 2


Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series: Challenge Cup at Lucas Oil Off Road Park in Lake Elsinore, California

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2 p.m. — Pro 4 and Pro 2 races (delayed) on MAVTV

5 p.m. — Pro 4 and Pro 2 races (delayed) on MAVTV


Dakar Rally: Fourteen-day rally in South America, from Buenos Aires to Rosario

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6 p.m. — Highlights on NBC Sports Network

6:30 p.m. — Highlights on NBC Sports Network


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: Show Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri

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7p.m. — Race (delayed) on CBS Sports Network


Monster Jam: 2016 Season Preview

7 p.m. — Fox Sports 2


Red Bull X Fighters: Athens, Greece

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8:30 p.m. — Event (delayed) on Fox Sports 2


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