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  • RACING PREVIEW: FEBRUARY 15 TO 18

    MRANN

    RENO, NV (Feb. 14) – Racing Preview has good news this time around; racing has started! Yes it has, both locally as well as nationally. The first local event is actually pretty low key on Sunday when Reno Coffee and Cars has another get together by the Starbucks at 1610 Robb Drive. As usual it begins around 10 a.m. and they ask you not do donuts or peal out in the parking lot and please don’t rev your engines too much. That way the hosts will enjoy keeping those meetings at that location. It’s a great way to see some

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  • BATTLE BORN MX AWARDS

    BBMX Awards.

    SPANISH SPRINGS, NV (Feb. 10) – Battle Born MX held its fall series awards banquet and ceremony this weekend. It was an almost standing room only crowd that attended the function. Dana Losey was the MC for the event and his sister-in-law Shami Potratz acted as the presenter. When people entered the hall and signed in to their left were several tables full of things for raffle prizes as well as some gifts for the award winners. After lunch Losey got up and thanked all the sponsors for those gifts. They were One Eleven Concepts, Big Valley Honda, Reno Motor

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  • RACING PREVIEW: FEB. 8 TO 11

    King of the Hammers

    RENO (Feb. 7) – This week’s Racing Preview has good news as we’re soon out of the Re-Run Zone. So spring and racing are in the air. While there is no racing in this area yet that will soon change but this weekend Battle Born MX hosts the awards banquet for those that raced and did well in the fall series The banquet begins at 3 p.m. and is at the lazy 5 Regional Park off the Pyramid Highway to the east of the library in Spanish Springs. Starting the week after that those racing in the MRANN series will

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  • SHELTON RACING AND FABRICATION

    Shelton Racing & Fabricatio

    This week’s shop is Shelton Racing and Fabrication located in Carson City. Those familiar with racing in this area, especially from the paved oval days, know the last name Shelton because Robby and his late father Tom raced there for many years. Like many in racing Shelton grew up with the sport. “My dad started racing when he was 18, then he quit for a while then he started again at Carson back in ’69,” he said. “Then he went to work for Hershel McGriff and built quite a few of his cars.” Shelton’s racing career began in quarter midgets

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  • RACING PREVIEW: FEB 1 TO 4

    King of the Motos

    RENO, NV (January 31) – Racing preview for this week has a mix of a local event, the Re-Run Zone and some great races for the two-wheeled fans. Spring is in the air and so is more racing. Locally Reno Cars and Coffee will have the first of their two monthly scheduled show n’ shines that ends with some cruising. Great time to come out, see the cars and view what their owners have done to them. For further information the Face Book page is, www.facebook.com/renocarsandcoffee. Over the hill E Street MX Park will have practice from 9 a.m. until

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  • OTHG AWARDS BANQUET

    Reno OTHG

    SPARKS (Jan. 27) – The awards banquet for theReno chapter OTHG (Over The Hill Gang) was at Pinocchios in Sparks. There the club honored their top 20, handed out special awards and mark a change of the club’s president. After a nice buffet dinner the ceremony began hosted by outgoing president Lane Kolbet. First up were three special awards. The first went to Fred Enos for this tireless work driving the water truck during the races at Fernley. Keeping some moisture in the sand is critical to having a good track to race on. Next up was the Sportsman of

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JAN. 25 TO 28

    Rolex Daytona 24 Hour

    RENO, NV (Jan. 24) – Racing Preview for this week is mixed although we’re still deep in the Rerun Zone there is light at the end of this tunnel. Locally not much at all but over the hill the second round for the Gold Cup Series will be at E Street MX Park. There will be free camping and Friday is for parking. On Saturday gates open at 8 a.m. then from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. it’s time for practice. Gate on Sunday open at 6:30 a.m., practice at 8 a.m. with racing to follow. Due to rain the

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  • RENO CARS AND COFFEE: GATHERINGS FOR GEAR HEADS

    Reno Cars and Coffee

    RENO, NV (Jan. 21) – Reno Cars and Coffee is one of several automotive groups in our area. Unlike having a specific type or brand, they honor all types of cars. At their gatherings one can find everything from the exotic to the, well not so exotic. Currently the group is run by Lance Freitas. “Lauren Stowell, who used to run it got busy with her start up company and she asked me if I could help with it,” Freitas said. “Steven Lewis actually started the page but he’s super busy also. I just manage the twice a month meets,

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JAN. 18 TO 21

    Reno Coffee & Cars

    RENO, NV (JAN. 17) – Racing Preview for this week has everyone mainly in the Re-Run Zone again. There are a few live events to watch but this situation will soon change in a week or so. Locally there is an event, Reno Coffee and Cars will have another gathering on Sunday. Of course this will depend on the weather but as of this writing it looks good. These gatherings have everything from exotic, muscle cars to the not so exotic. Still it’s a good time a everyone gets to check out a bunch of vehicles. Over the hill, at

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  • MRANN AWARDS BANQUET: HONORING CHAMPIONS

    MRANN

    RENO, NV (Jan. 13) – The MRANN (Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada) awards banquet is time to honor the achievements of those that raced last season. It also was a chance to honor the two founders of the organization as well as a rider lost this past year. Topping the points for the 2017 is Reece Honea, and next year he’ll carry the Blue #1 plate. Asked about his plans at the season’s start Honea explained that the title was in his plans. “Especially after my last year previous to that I wanted to go out there and just

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JAN. 11 TO 14

    USA Cycling

    RENO, NV (Jan 10) – Racing Preview for this week has the Biggest Little City is hosting a very different racing event. It also includes information about two motorcycle races in Northern California as well as one special annual event in Oklahoma.USA Cycling has brought its Cyclocross National Champions ship to Reno and the venue is Rancho San Rafael Park. While most races are about horsepower is about pedal power and there is a class for just about every age group. People from across the country are coming to Reno for this and fortunately it will be good weather, and

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  • MARTEC ENGINEERING: ANOTHER GROWING BUSINESS

    MarTec Engineering

    CARSON CITY (Jan. 8) – MarTec Engineering is another small shop in our region that came about when the owner followed his passion. When asked why he started the business owner Nick Maher said, “I guess the term ‘scratching your own itch,’ is how I’d describe it. When I was about 15 I got into off road trucks and stuff like that. Once I had a decent job around age of 20 I started building my own truck.” He wanted to install a roll cage, different motor and other things as well but there wasn’t the budget to buy parts.

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JANUARY 4 TO 7

    AMA Supercross

    RENO, NV (Jan. 3) – Racing preview this week has some action as well as a bunch in the Re Run Zone. Now that New Year’s has passed things heat up for racing fans. Locally, weather permitting, Reno Cars and Coffee will have another get together, show n’ shine type from 10 a.m. until noon Sunday, Jan.7. The location is at the Kietzke Starbucks by the Applebys. Over the hill all three Northern California Motocross tracks will be operating although it is best to call the hotline (775-265-7223) first as there could be some weather coming in. Riverfront MX track

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  • NATE’S PRECISION: CUSTOM AND FULL SERVICE WORK

    Nate's Precision

    SPARKS, NV (1-2-18) – This area is populated by a number of small shops turning out high quality work. Nate’s Precision is one of these, one that does service as well as offering accessories and fabrication. Several magazines have highlighted some of the shop’s custom creations. Like many entrepreneurs owner Nate Jensen used his background and interests to form the company in June, 2007. “I worked at a dealership and built a lot of custom stuff on my own time,” he said. “So I had a lot of dealership background, automotive schooling, stuff like that. This was my passion and

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  • RACING PREVIEW: DEC. 28 TO 31

    Antioch Speedway

      RENO, NV (Dec. 27): Racing Preview for this weekend shows that we are deep into the Re-Run Zone but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Racing is about to start, motocross riders have three choices if they want to practice and the TV fare is full. Unfortunately this preview also contains some sad news at the end. This weekend all three motocross tracks in Northern California are going. And the hours have been changed to allow for warmer temperatures. Riverfront MX track has practice sessions from 10 a.m. until 3 pm. Thursday and Sunday while Prairie

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