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  • RACING PREVIEW: AUGUST 25 TO 28

    Fernley 95A Speedway: Nevada Pro Stock Association.

    It’s another summer weekend packed with racing as we head for the Labor Day weekend.   Racing Preview for this weekend is full of events live, on TV and streamed over the Internet. There is something for about everybody. Locally Livfast Exit 28 will host practice from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There also might be a race in Northern California but haven’t been able to locate that one. For oval track fans the action begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday as the Lovelock Speedway hosts another of its points races. South of there, Hawthorne Speedway announced it

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  • FLAT TRACK RACING IN CARSON CITY: PART II

    CFTA: Pros line up for opening ceremonies.

    CARSON CITY (Aug 20) – Flat Track Racing staged a huge show Saturday, much too large to be completely covered in one article. So this is part two. Sadly this reporter somehow forgot to mention the event was a sell out as well as creating a good number of room nights for the town. And Promoter Robert Hansen’s company is On Trac Events. I apologize for getting that one wrong. And when I wrote the first part I didn’t have a list of the event sponsors that stepped up and made this night happen. They are Carson City, Battle Born

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  • FLAT TRACK RACING RETURNS TO CARSON CITY

    CFTA: Mikey Rush takes a victory lap.

    After a decades long absence a popular event returned to our area. CARSON CITY (Aug. 29) – Flat Track Racing returned to Northern Nevada this weekend thanks to the combined efforts of On Trak Promotions and the California Flat Track Association (CFTA). The result was a sell out crowd of 1,600 fans as well as over 150 entries and 27 pros from several disciplines arrived to race on the paper clip shaped track The afternoon was a blizzard of heat races and amateur mains. In the evening the main show would end with the Open Pro racing for the money.

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  • RACING PREVIEW: AUGUST 18 TO 21

    Outlaw Flat Track Races poster.

    Racing Preview for this week highlights a new event as well as racing in our area, over in California and includes what’s on TV as well as being streamed over the Internet. First and foremost are the Outlaw Motorcycle Flat Track races at Fuji Park on Saturday. The schedule is a bit different from the poster so here is the latest. Gates open at noon, riders sign in and meet at 2:30 p.m. then practice begins at 3 p.m. The afternoon heats start at 5 with the mains following at 6 p.m. Then at 6:45 p.m. there is a final

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  • LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD SERIES: ROUND 12

    Lucas Oil Off Road Series: Anderson (37) and Ampudia (36).

    SUNDAY WAS A LITTLE MILDER AND SLIGHTLY COOLER FOR THE SECOND DAY OF THE RACES. SPARKS, NV (AUG 14) Lucas Oil Off Road Series ended its two-day visit to the Wild West Motorsports Park on a slightly cooler day than Saturday. But on the track the racing was as hot as ever. “Yesterday before the race I was told I had never won Pro 2 here and I was little bit surprised,” Rob MacCachren said after winning Sunday’s race. “We came here with a fast truck, learned some stuff at Glen Helen, brought it over here and the truck was

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  • LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD SERIES: ROUND 11

    Lucas Oil Off Road Series:s Brooks and Mamer, Pro Lites.

    A really hot day set the stage for the first day of a weekend of hot off road racing.   SPARKS, NV (Aug. 13) – The Lucas Oil Off Road Series visited the Wild West Motorsports Park this weekend. Fans saw two days of hard charging, wild racing on this fast, hilly and technical track. With the series being in the stretch run drivers were eager to score as many points as possible over the weekend. “Yesterday in practice we weren’t going quick so we put our heads down to figure what to do, threw something at it today and

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  • RACING PREVIEW: AUGUST 11 TO 14

    Lucas Oil Off Road Series poster.

    While racing is a bit slim on the national scene, locally there is plenty including a major event. Racing Preview for this week lists a major event in our area plus other regional races. This weekend the TV schedule is reduced while there are other events being streamed on the Internet. If you’re still buzzing over Hot August Nights well fear not there is something to see Friday evening. Summit Racing, on East Glendale in Sparks, starting at 5:30 p.m. is having another cruise nights. For you oval track fans, Lovelock Speedway will host another of its points races Friday

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: NAPA GOLD RACES

    American Valley: Chris Nieman, IMCA winner.

    Another night of racing at the Northern California oval set in the trees. QUINCY, CALIF. (Aug. 6, 2016) – American Valley Speedway hosted not only a regular points race but also the final round of the 4-race NAPA Gold Series Tour. This series alternates between here and Diamond Mountain Speedway in Susanville. After winning the IMCA main Chris Neiman said, “The track was great but somebody kept getting through the water over there and it gets slick when you hit it so I tried to go higher and miss it. I figured I was going to get him (Bill Pearson)

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  • MOTORSPORTS PREVIEW: AUG. 4 TO 7

    Hot August Nights: Sparks cruise.

    Motosport preview for this week has a mix of several events, both locally and nationally. There is something for just about every type of motorsports and automotive fan. Biggest news is our area is the annual Hot August Nights. All over Reno and Sparks there are show n’ shines, poodle skirts, old time rock and roll as well as cruises through parking lots and down Virginia Street as well as Victorian in Sparks. There are also three oval track races this weekend as well. North in Susanville, California the Diamond Mountain Speedway will be racing then on Saturday, down in

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  • HOT AUGUST NIGHTS 2016: TIME TO CELEBRATE

    Hot August Nights: '57 Chevy.

    This is a happy week for many here in Northwest Nevada as it’s time to celebrate and create memories. Some of the sights are in a photo gallery at the end of this article. RENO/SPARKS – Hot August Nights is one of the most anticipated festivals in the Reno/Sparks, Nevada area. It celebrates America’s love of automobiles and Rock and Roll especially the 1950’s into the 1970’s era. For an entire week the towns are full of poodle skirts, rock n’ roll bands, poker runs and walks as well as more cars from that era than most people can count.

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  • LOVELOCK SPEEDWAY: FRONTIER DAY RACES

    Lovelock Speedway: Joel Myers, IMCA winner.

    This weekend an annual event was held at a oval track in Northern Nevada.     LOVELOCK, NV (July30) – Lovelock Speedway hosts two night of races during the town’s annual Frontier Days that honors its founding. This year the racing card had IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stock, 360 Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars. “We haven’t won all year so got this new DeVilbiss car and we’ve been working, working on it every time we’ve had it out and its getting better and better but we’re not 100% yet but we’re close,” Joel Myers said after winning Saturday’s IMCA 40-lap main.

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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY: NNKC ROUND 6

    NNKC: Graves leads Wright in Kid Kart main.

    Hot hazy weather didn’t stop the go kart racers from competing at their home track. STEAD (July 31): Desert Park Raceway was alive with the sound of racing as the Northern Nevada Kart Club (NNKC) staged the six round of its season. The youngest drivers are in the Kid Kart class where they start to earn their racing spurs. Even though there is a winner all of these youngsters get the same medal because many times just finishing is winning for them. On this day, however, two of these young drivers put on what may have been the race of

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  • MOTORSPORTS PREVIEW: JULY 28 TO 31

    Lovelock Speedway poster.

    It’s another full plate for racing fans with action locally as well as nationally and internationally. Motorsport Preview for this week has a lot to cover on this summer weekend. The action on the track will be as hot as the weather. Those wishing for some two-wheeled throttle time can take advantage of the practice sessions, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Livfast Exit 28 motocross track. For oval track fans Lovelock Speedway is celebrating the town’s Frontier Days with racing starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There is a huge festival and BBQ downtown during Saturday

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  • RATTLESNAKE: CARNAGE AND CAUTIONS

    Rattlesnake Raceway: Gene Kay wins the Pro Stock main.

    It was a wild night at Rattlesnake Raceway this weekend. FALLON (July 23) – Rattlesnake Raceway had the prefect storm of multiple car cautions that made for a marathon night. This happened despite the best efforts of the track crew. Before things got rolling the track honored Jim Rains, who was a fixture there during the 1980’s and 90’s. Not only did he race but he built many cars that also competed at Rattlesnake Raceway. To honor his memory the Hobby Stock field formed a “missing man,” formation where the pole position was left empty. Then all the drivers did

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  • MOTORSPORT PREVIEW: JULY 21 TO 24

    NASCAR Sprint Cup: Matt Kenseth.

    Once again another action packed weekend for motorsport fans. Something for about everybody including a driver change at the Brickyard 400. Motorsport preview for this week is another mixed bag of regional, national and international events. Either live, on TV or streamed on the Internet. There are a trio of things for the two-wheeled crowd. Once again Livfast Exit 28 MX track will have practice sessions from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For those wishing to actually race motocross there are two options. The first is at River Front MX Park in Marysville, California. The fifth round

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