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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: OLSCHOWKA WINS

    American Valley Speedway

    QUINCY, CALIF. (May 20) – Wonderful late spring weather greeted the racers at American Valley Speedway this Armed Forces Day. It set the stage for some great racing under the lights. “This thing was pretty fast on this track, pretty touchy but we were really good here,” Jeff Olschowka said after winning the IMCA Modified main. “Just trying to take our time going to the front. You’ve got to go for it, I got into the back of Galin (Hainline) a little bit outside of 2 and he gave me plenty of room getting into Turn 3 to get around

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  • RACING PREVIEW: MAY 18 TO 21

    Hangtown Nationals

    Racing Preview for this weekend has a varied menu for those wanting to watch or see motorsports. A week before Memorial Day weekend and some things are ramping up while others are quiet this weekend. But there is something for about any race fan. One track in our area is hosting three days of action this weekend. Top Gun Raceway kicks the weekend off with $5 Fridays, from 6 p.m. until 10 people can test and tune their cars on the dragstrip. Then starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday there are two days of drag racing. Saturday has Round

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  • NORCAL ROCK RACING AT WILD WEST MOTORSPORTS PARK

    Nor Cal Rock Racing

    Running a bit late on this one but here’s the event that kicks off the truck and buggy off road season in our area. MUSTANG (May 13) – Nor Cal Rock Racing brought its brand of short course racing to the Wild West Motorsports on Saturday. It was a day of some wild and wooly action around the course as well as over the rocks. This time the course direction was reversed so the racers went from south to north along the front stretch. And after racing two heats the drivers were ready for the mains. Saving the best for

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  • BATTLE BORN MX:BACK TO THE SANDBOX

    Racing returned to Fernley this weekend at the Wadsworth/Fernley Lion’s Motocross Track. FERNLEY (May 14) – Battle Born MX celebrated Mother’s Day by returning to the Sandbox as its known for round 4 of its spring series. The hosting club this time was the Old Timer’s Motorcycle club. Despite cool temperatures and some wind around 300 riders showed up to compete on Sunday. “Yea, got the sweep, first in 450 Pro, got the hole shot and checked out,” Jesse Sanchez said after winning his second moto. “I was charging the entire time, trying to see how fast I could go

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  • RACING PREVIEW: MAY 11 TO 14

    NorCal Rock Racing.

    Another varied Racing Preview for this weekend with several events, live as well as broadcast on TV or streamed over the Internet. Friday and Saturday is a busy time as Nor Cal Rock Racing, which runs the VORRA series brings the Metal Cloak Shoot Out to the Wild West Motorsports Park. Racing is on Saturday and, like last year, there should be some Ultra 4 entries to round out the field. Saturday is also busy with several live events. To the east Rattlesnake Raceway is in action with a 6 p.m. start to racing that also includes the Outlaw Karts.

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: DWARF CAR NATIONALS

    Dwarf Car Nationals

    The weekend began with some great racing, that is before Mother Nature threw a wet blanket over it. QUINCY (May 5) – American Valley Speedway hosted the field of 75 Dwarf Cars this weekend. The event was the Western States Dwarf Car Association National Memorial Race. Besides being a National the race honored the memory of two drivers, Dave Richardson and Leroy Kay, who perished in wrecks a few years ago. Before racing began the field lined up, and made a slow four-wide to salute their fallen comrades. Three divisions, Pros, Veterans and Sportsmen were on tap as well as

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  • RACING PREVIEW: MAY 4 TO 7

    Dwarf Car Nationals

    Another great weekend of racing is here. Once again Racing Preview has something for almost every type of racing fan, from live events to attend to racing on TV and streamed on the Internet. If the weather doesn’t throw a spanner in the works the Leroy Kay Memorial Race at American Valley Speedway is this Friday and Saturday. Racing should begins 7 p.m. and on Friday the Dwarfs will race with the IMCA Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks. On Saturday the IMCA Modifieds and Mini Stocks round out the program. To the east Lovelock Speedway begins its season Saturday at

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  • VCGP: HEATHER PICKERING MAKES HISTORY

    VCGP

    Although shorter the second day of this year’s VCGP was historic.   VIRGINIA CITY (April 30) – The annual Virginia City Grand Prix is divided into separate parts depending on which class a person races in. On the second day Novice, Women, Bombers and Vintage bikes take their turn on the course. In order to make it a bit easier on those racing Vintage motorcycles they run a course that is just over 10-miles in length. The rest of the classes essentially race over the same 25-mile long course the Pros, Experts and Amateurs ran on Saturday. Once again the

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  • VCGP: TREMAINE TOPS PRO DAY

    VCGP

    Saturday is when the pros, experts and amateurs race in the Comstock Classic. VIRGINIA CITY (April 29) – The Virginia City Grand Prix (VCGP) has been held 46 out of last 47 years. Known for being a huge challenge the event brings riders from across the west to the Comstock. This year, due to the storms in winter, the course was rougher than usual. But to the winner Ty Tremaine it didn’t matter as he put on a charge from start to finish. Before the race started there were fund raising things to help last year’s champion Tucker Larrieu, who

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  • RACING PREVIEW: APRIL 27 TO 30

    Virginia City Grand Prix

    This week’s Racing Preview gets off to a slow start then snowballs into an action packed weekend, both live as well as on TV and the Internet. The biggest event in our area is the annual Virginia City Grand Prix, a two-day event that challenges riders from all across the west. Racing begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with the start being on the main street while the pit area is at the south end of town. On Saturday the pros, expert and amateurs get their turn on the rugged course. Sunday is for the Novice riders, Women, Bombers

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  • OLD TIMER NATIONALS ROCK THE SANDBOX

    OTMX Nationals

    The first of two major motocross events visited the Sandbox this weekend for two days of great racing. There is a photo gallery at the end of this article.   FERNLEY (April 23) – The Old Timers Nationals visited the Fernley-Wadsworth Lion’s Motocross Track this weekend. Hosting the event at the Sandbox, as many call it, was the local chapter of the Old Timers Motorcycle Club. This event draws riders from the western states as well as Canada. Many enjoy the track as its different from what they find at their home regions not to mention a great weekend of

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  • RACING PREVIEW: APRIL 20 TO 23

    OTMX Neveda

    This weeks Racing Preview has a host of events to watch both in person as well as on TV and the Internet. Now that the Easter holiday is over things are ramping up to full speed.   Locally the major event is a round of the Old Timers Nationals held at the Fernley/Wadsworth Lion’s Motocross track, or the Sandbox as most know it by. Not only are the OT classes involved but there are support racers to fill out the show. Starting time is 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with a BBQ at the end of the first day. There

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  • RATTLESNAKE: CAUTIONS AND CARNAGE

    Rattlesnake Raceway.

    The second race at Rattlesnake was quite an exciting night for all, especially for some drivers. Most of the photographs are at the end of the article after the results. FALLON (April 15) – Rattlesnake Raceway hosted its traditional Easter Saturday races this weekend. The pits were packed with around 87 cars including Sprints, Dwarf Cars and the Nevada Pro Stock Association. Before racing started the Pro Stock field made its way to the front straight. The track was honoring the memory of long time racer, builder and supporter Sabio Gonzalez. He was a fixture at Rattlesnake for many years

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  • RACING PREVIEW: APRIL 13 TO 16

    Rattlesnake Raceway.

    Due to the Easter weekend this Racing Preview is a bit on the thin side although there are some live events to be seen on TV, Internet and locally. The big race in our area is the Sabio Gonzalez Memorial Race at Rattlesnake Raceway, located just east of downtown Fallon. The event honors long time race supporter and the father of the Gonzalez brothers. Outlaw Karts will be part of the show and the cars are supposed to take to the track at 6 p.m. headlining the show is the Nevada Pro Stock Association. Those motocross riders wanting some more

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  • MRANN: HONEA WINS DIAMOND BACK H.S.

    MRANN

    SAGE, CALIFORNIA (April 9) – MRANN’s fourth round of their season was the 2017 Diamond Back Hare Scrambles. Staged by the Lassen M/C it was the 50th anniversary of the event that began in 1967 as an enduro race. The event was run at the Ft. Sage OHV area east of Doyle, California. It’s up against a mountain range and the final drop down to the pits is called “The Widowmaker.” Starting at 4,000 feet this very steep drop is one that even the fastest rider rode with care. Asked about it, one rider laughed and said it should be

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