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  • RACING PREVIEW: JULY 20 TO 23

    W.E. Rock graphic.

    RENO (July, 19) – Racing Preview this week not only has regional events but a couple of special ones happening close to our area and to the east. Over on TV Land and on the Internet there is a classic race as well as others to be watched. This weekend begins with a pair of two-day shows with the first being American Valley Speedway’s in Quincy, California. On Friday, starting at 7 p.m. the cars will race with a $1,000 to win for the IMCA Modifieds then at that same time Saturday the cars will race again. To the east

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: NPSA’S SECOND VISIT

    American Valley Speedway

    QUINCY, CALIFORNIA (July 15) – American Valley Speedway hosted the second visit this season of the Nevada Pro Stock Association (NPSA). These speedsters rounded out a show that included all four of the regular classes. While the Pro Stocks were the stars of the show it was the IMCA Modifieds that put on the race of the night. That’s when a former three-time track champion scored her first victory in quite a while. “I did not think that race was ever going to end, I was looking for the yellow for like 10-laps,” Eric Buhr said after winning the IMCA

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JULY 13 TO 16

    AAmerican Valley Speedway

    RENO (July 13) – Racing Preview for this weekend is another buffet of varied treats for racing fans. This not only includes events in our region but some in California as well as those on TV and streamed across the Internet. Oval track fans have two events to choose from on Saturday. To the east Rattlesnake Raceway, starting at 6 p.m. has the cars and Outlaw Karts, that start early in the afternoon. Down in Feather River country the Nevada Pro Stock Association visits American Valley Speedway in Quincy, California. As usual things get going at 7 p.m. down there.

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY: JULY 4TH VIDEO

    Rattlesnake Raceway.

    If all goes well here is the video I shot in July 4th. It has the first laps of every one of the car mains and includes some of the fireworks as well.

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  • LOVELOCK SPEEDWAY: POINTS RACE #4

    Lovelock Speedway

    Lovelock (July 8) – Lovelock Speedway hosts its latest points race on a hot day with thunderstorms in the area. But this time Mother Nature smiled on the track, well except for just a bit. And the racing card had four divisions this night. After winning the 360 Sprint Car main a somewhat tired Bob Cooney said, “It was long for an old guy. It was starting to get a little rough there but the car was really handling good. The track was holding up pretty good for a while then it kind of broke up.” Then he thanked the

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY 4TH OF JULY RACES

    FALLON (July 4) – Rattlesnake Speedway hosted its traditional Independence Day races as well as the town’s fireworks show. It was an evening with fireworks on the ground as well as in the sky. The Mod Mini division put on the race of the night. When the green waved Suzi Schmidt was on point with Steve Singley giving chase. Things changed when Schmidt spun out of the lead in Turn 4. There was no caution and everyone continued on as Jesse James was moving from the back toward the front. There was another caution when Schmidt spun again. On the

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JULY 6 TO 9

    Prairie City poster.

    RENO (July 5) – Now that the 4th of July is over racing is ramping up again as there are local and regional events this weekend. And the TV has a varied schedule as does the Internet. Locally three area tracks will be in action Saturday night. To the east Lovelock Speedway hosts another points race starting at 7 p.m. and about that same time to the north in Susanville, California there are more races at Diamond Mountain Speedway. Rattlesnake Raceway will host a special event this weekend as it’s an all Mad Metal show, probably beginning at 6 p.m.

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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY: NNKC ROUND 5

    NNKC

    Despite the heat there was a pretty good go kart race on Sunday. STEAD (JULY 2) – Desert Park Raceway was alive with go kart racing just one week after the Northern Nevada Kart Club hosted the KPX series. Due to the heat and 4th of July weekend the kart count was down but those racing for points and fun still showed up. And this time some of the youngest drivers staged the race of the day with one competitor earning her very first main event victory. And she added an explanation of drafting. “That was awesome, that was like

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JUNE 29 TO JULY 2

    NASCAR

    Well here we go, another long holiday weekend. RENO (June 29) – This week’s Racing Preview has one more day added to it due to the July 4th holiday, which is on Tuesday. Still, the schedule is full of live, televised or streamed events during most of the weekend. Locally Lovelock Speedway is hosting another of its points races Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Then on Sunday the Northern Nevada Kart Club hosts its next race at Desert Park Raceway and the action should get going around 9 a.m. For local motocross fans there is big news from over the

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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY HOSTS KPX

    NNKC

    STEAD (JUNE 25) – Desert Park Raceway was visited this weekend by the KPX series. And hosting the third round of this year’s series was the Northern Nevada Kart Club. Unlike last year’s visit only the groups in the series raced but that brought around 106 drivers to the track. Another difference between last and this year is that it didn’t rain but was hot. Anytime a race like this visits a club’s home track the locals want to defend their turf and this time two club members won their main events. And one of them is among the youngest

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JUNE 22 TO 25

    KPX Poster.

    RENO (June 22) – This week’s Racing Preview is a bit unusual but still full of events as well as listings for both TV and what will be streamed over the Internet. First off there are two local events this weekend. On Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the National Auto Museum is the Reno Women with Wheels car show, which is hosted by Teresa’s Garage Radio Show. Cars start staging at 8:30 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. start time. Although it’s slanted toward women anyone that likes cars is welcome to come by and see the cars as well

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  • COREY HERRING MEMORIAL AT HONEY LAKE MX

    MRANN

    MILFORD, CALIF. (June 18) – MRANN ends its spring season with the Corey Herring Memorial. The event honors a young rider lost nine years ago and is traditionally run on Father’s Day weekend. This year the 5-mile course wound around the area including a run up the hill “395” and back down as well as including sending riders through both washes on each side of the park.   “Got the hole shot, dropped into this wash over here (north side), was just cruising and my mechanic, myself, the fuel line popped off,” Vaughn Wilk said after winning the Expert race.

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JUNE 15 TO 18

    After a quick blast of winter like weather last weekend this week’s Racing Preview will have events running in more summer like conditions. RENO (June 15) —The big even for this weekend is the annual Corey Herring Memorial European Scrambles at the Honey Lake MX track. This also ends MRANN’s spring series with the fall series beginning in September. On Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m. the Pee Wees followed by the Mini Bikes, V Women and Team races take to the track. On Sunday each of the three big classes run separate timed events with the Experts going first at

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  • BATTLE BORN MX: SPRING FINALE

    Battle Born MX

    A bit under the weather on Monday so this was slightly delayed. FERNLEY (June 11) – The final round of the Battle Born MX spring series was highlighted with rain and wind. Despite this over 200 riders were on hand, some to just race while others were after points and maybe clinching a title. While the overall turnout might have been a bit higher some classes have very good turnouts. In fact the 125/250 Beginner gate had 26 at the gate for the first moto and 23 for the second. Another good sign for the future was the Pee Wee

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  • LOVELOCK SPEEDWAY: FRIDAY FUN

    Lovelock Speedway

    Racing began a day earlier this week and there was a bunch of hard racing to get the weekend started. Lovelock, NV (June 9) – The second round for the Lovelock Speedway was on Friday and it was the first of a three-race series held on three different tracks. And the race of the night came from the class with only four entries, the Hobby Stocks. “That was the wildest ride I’ve had in my life and it was so much fun. I’ve never gone on an apron like that and gone up to the wall,” said Mark Hain after

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