As America retreated to its dinner tables for the Easter weekend, it was European racing that took centre stage...but in Asia.
Save for the Truck and Nationwide series, whose teams obviously aren't good enough to be given national holidays off, American racing took a break.
Formula One looked set for a repeat of last year's Malaysian wash out (though Kimi was too busy to reprise his Choc Ice routine), and qualifying more than lived up to that billing as a deluge brought out the red flag.
The race was rather a damp squib, or rather it wasn't...
And that was the problem.
Ferrari only livened up Formula One 2010's one-stop-and-hold-on-until-the-end colours, between Alonso's retirement and a timely broadcast from Rob 'beeeeeeautiful' Smedley.
But as Formula One got boring again, rallying tried to step into the breach as exciting, edgy, controversial racing.