Agreed. The ironic thing is the later start times are, at least in part, at the request of the networks to gwt the highest rating possible. Then, when the race runs over, the change the network in favor of local news and, in your case, motorcycle hill/rock climbng.
At least you were able to see something motorsports related. We DVR'd the race and were switched to "Open House" - another home improvement/home buying show.