• RACING PREVIEW FOR FEBRUARY 23 TO 26

    Daytona 500

    Racing continues to heat up as another national series begins is season. In our area there is a lull in the action but there will be some action in California. First off I need to correct for something I missed in Monday’s article. Our area now has a sanctioning body for motocross, Battle Born MX. I thought they had a website but I was wrong. They have a Face Book page as the website is being developed and when it is up I’ll be sure to include it. Now on to the Racing Preview. This weekend there will be no

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  • MRANN STARTS SEASON/OTHG BANQUET

    MRANN - Honea and trophy.

    Finally the racing year has begun in our area. One series had its first race while another is getting ready to. NIGHTINGALE (Feb. 19) – MRANN started its racing season with the Battle Born 100 presented by the Trail Blazers Motorcycle Club. It was the 19th edition of this event. With this type of race there is a “Hare,” and this time it was Austin Wilson. Since he didn’t have a rabbit suit his helmet had a set of “Rabbit Ears,” kind of like the TV kind and Wilson got a two-minute head start on the field. But for one

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  • RACING PREVIEW: FEB. 16 TO 20

    MRANN Battle Born 100 Poster.

    President’s Birthday Weekend has the start of racing in our area plus TV has another major racing series beginning its season. Racing Preview for this weekend has the first race of the year in our region as well as another event in Southern California and a host of things on TV as well as on the Internet. Latest word from Zeb Armstrong was that both E Street and Riverfront are still underwater. Prairie City is still doubtful since another storm is expected. The best way to check is to call the hotline at, 775-265-7223. In our area MRANN begins its

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  • SEASON PREVIEW #1: MOTORCYCLES & GO-KARTS

    MRANN- Dennis Belingheri

    Despite the rains and weather racing season is fast approaching and this first preview highlights the two groups that gets the year going. The season preview is for the motorcycles and go-karts as they are about to begin their seasons. No matter what the weather brings folks are getting prepared for the fast approaching competition. Kicking off this season is MRANN and those that race motorcycles on the desert. That first race, the 19th annual Hare & Hound is this coming weekend. Poster for the first race of the season in this area. It starts the desert racing for the

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  • RACING PREVIEW: FEBRUARY 9 TO 12

    NHRA Poster.

    This week we have the not so good, very good, wild and things in the “Rerun Zone.” Racing Preview for this week has some bad news for area motocross riders, at least for now. And it has three major events that can be watched either on TV or streamed over the Internet. Over the hill the recent storms have slammed the motocross tracks in Northern California. The third round of the Triple Crown series that was supposed to run at the Oakfield track has been postponed for now. Promoter Zeb Armstrong on Tuesday posted photos from his two tracks, Riverfront

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  • NATE DELANEY: RACING ENTREPRENEUR

    Another article about a business that lives inside the world or motor sports. Nate Delaney is a racing entrepreneur. He’s part of a large group of entrepreneurs that populate and support the world of motorsports. His company is Delaney Drive Components specializes in motorcycle off road racing. And like many his involvement in the two-wheeled world goes back to when he was a young boy. “I got my first dirt bike when I was in sixth grade, it was kind of a graduation present from mom and dad,” he said. “And once I started riding and learning how to ride

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  • RACING PREVIEW: FEBRUARY 2 TO 5

    King of the Hammers Poster.

    As spring gets closer racing is starting to heat up even though the Super Bowl will put a damper on some things. Racing preview this week has more reruns on television but there is a bunch of live events to keep most race fans happy. And some of those events aren’t too far away from this area. Also need to note that when I post times they are in the Pacific Coast area. If you’re an overseas reader we are eight hours behind GMT or UTC, both are the same thing. Currently if E Street MX Park will be open

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  • BREAKING NEWS: SHELBY HALL TO RACE IN THE MINT 400

    Shelby Hall - Ford Bronco

    A local team plans on racing a historic vehicle in a famous off road race. Today Shelby Hall-Baker and I appeared on Teresa’s Garage radio show here in Reno, Nevada. Unlike her other starts Hall will be heading the team when they compete in this year’s Mint 400, the 50th anniversary of this class off-road race. She and her teammate will be driving the same Ford Bronco her grandfather Rod Hall to victory in first Mexican 1000 race and it’s the only 4-wheel driver racer to have accomplished that feat. For her it marks another chapter as she carves her

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  • TROY VAN BERRY: COMBINING PASSIONS FOR RACING AND ART

    Troy Van Berry

    RENO – For Troy Van Berry it’s combining his two passions; racing and art. And it all began, like many passions do, at a very young age with some help from his father. “I was the kid in school who was always drawing. One of my earliest memories as a kid has to do with drawing and artwork,” he said. “But I remember when I was about 3-years-old that I was always drawing racecars.” And he recalled, with a laugh, that his mom said it was both on paper and walls. His father Bob Berry, who sadly passed away last

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JAN. 26 TO 29

    Rolex-Daytona-24-Hour

    Weather has taken a toll on events but one classic “twice-around-the-clock” event is on tap for the weekend. Racing Preview has the altered schedule for several motocross tracks as well as what will be on TV and the Internet this weekend. First of all the next round of the Bishop MX Winter Series has been moved to Saturday, February 11 due to the weather and probably track conditions. Over the hill the Prairie City track is in good condition and will host practice sessions beginning today from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. then from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday

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  • RICHARD STOCK: KARTING CHAMPION

    Richard Stock.

    Northern Nevada is blessed with many good, young racers and here’s an article about one of them. CARSON CITY – Richard Stock a 16-year-old junior at Carson High School and ski racer is also the 2016 Sanzaru Games Karting Champion. The series is run over at Sonoma Raceway in California and is part of the NorCal Rotax Max Challenge. The sport of motor racing is a ladder system, one begins at the bottom; as their skill level and experience increases, they are able to move to the next rung. And most, like Richard, begin at a young age. “I got

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  • EXIT 28 PRESS RELEASE

    Exit 28 Motocross Track.

    Here is breaking news that concerns the motocross community in Northwest Nevada. EXIT 28 PRESS RELEASE, by Tim O’Brien Wednesday, JANUARY 18TH. Exit 28 will be one of my most coveted and cherished memories that will last a lifetime. The idea of owning and operating a track is the dream that a lot of kids have, as they come up through the ranks as a racer and fan. Motocross has been my life as long as I can remember. My passion and drive to become a professional racer was cemented in at 5 years old when I started riding dirt

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  • RACING PREVIEW FOR JAN. 19 TO 22

    Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League

    This week while there isn’t anything in our region TV has several live events including an international one that is in Miami for the first time. Racing Preview this week goes over motocross dates that have been changed or canceled in our region. But there is some racing out of the area both live and on TV. First I need to thank a reader that lives on the East Coast. Apparently she didn’t realize these reports come from Reno, Nevada so all the times I post are Pacific Standard Time and for you that are overseas we’re eight hours behind

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  • MRANN YEAR IN REVIEW

    MRANN

    Time to take a look back at the off road motorcycle season and get ready for the one that will start next month. Following the article is a photo gallery of most of the champions. The MRANN Year in Review takes a look back at the 2016 season and the series overall points champion. For him it signals a change in direction while for others it sets the stage for improvements and maybe future titles. But at the end of 2016 Dennis Belingheri won the overall champion. It wasn’t an easy and it’s probably his last in this series. “The

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JANUARY 12 TO 15

    Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

    Another week into the New Year and there is more racing to see. Racing Preview this week has a regional event plus a bunch more on TV. The New Year is progressing and racing is starting to heat up again. Locally Livfast Exit 28 might not be having practice sessions this weekend. Early in the week it appeared to be at lake in some sections so those wanting to go might check their Face Book page. There will be motocross racing in Northern California however. The MotoPro Graphics Triple Crown is running the third leg of the series this weekend.

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