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  • RACING PREVIEW:DECEMBER 8 TO 11

    Racing preview for this week is again slim pickings when it comes to live racing and many times only reruns are on TV and the Internet. However there are some live events to be seen or to attended. Locally, and depending on the weather, Livfast Exit 28 will hold practice sessions from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is one motorcycle event on tap in Marysville, California this weekend. It’s an AMA District 36 event at the track over there. Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. has a slate of six races while Sunday, starting at 8 a.m.

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  • NORTHERN NEVADA KART CLUB BANQUET

    NNKC: Karter of the Year.

    RENO (Dec. 3) – Northern Nevada Kart Club (NNKC) held its annual awards banquet at the Grand Sierra Hotel and Spa this weekend. Awards, including special recognition, finishes and a very special one were handed out as well as a raffle for prizes. President Brian Rivera started things off with some comments about the state of the club and his hopes for the future. Rivera explained the future of the track is still up in the air as negotiations with the airport authority are still going on. He also introduced the 2016 board and noted the elections won’t be held

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  • RACING PREVIEW: DEC. 1 TO 4

    NASCAR: Jimmy Johnson.

    Although racing in this area is over for the year there are still events local racers are heading to and fans can watch. Racing Preview for this week is again slim since the major series have ended their season. It’s the slim time of the year. Locally there should be practice session for motocross riders at Livfast Exit 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Some motocross racers will be heading over the hill to Prairie City for the next two rounds of the ProMotographics Triple Crown. Friday is practice day with racing Saturday and Sunday. Since

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  • RACER RESET: INJURIES CAUSES CHANGE IN LIFE

    Alan Cunningham at the Manx GP on the Isle of Man.
Photo courtesy - Alan Cunningham.

    An article about a racer that is changing his life goals as well as a photo gallery at the end. RENO – Anyone competing in motor racing knows there are risks. Most don’t dwell on that because it’s so much fun but sometimes they are bitten by this part of the sport. For one local it’s been a case where injuries have caused a Racer Reset. Reno resident Allen Cunningham a native of Scotland and now an American had his first experience with motorcycles came right after his birth. “When I was brought home from the hospital as a child

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  • RACING PREVIEW: NOV. 24 TO 27

    Formula 1.

    Racing Preview from now on will be a bit slim as most major series have either ended or are about. As far as local racing goes its over for the next few months although there is still some live races to spectate at if one doesn’t mind traveling. Locally Livfast Exit 28 has switched to its winter hours of from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday practice sessions. Both the Bishop and Triple Crown MX series are taking this weekend. Down in Porterville, California, Rocky Hill Speedway is hosting the Thanksgiving Thunder Grand Nationals, three days of

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  • OFF ROAD SEASON REVIEW

    Fallon 250

    This Off Road Season for the four-wheel bunch has been a good one in this area. There were several races in our region and the Wild West Motorsports Park hosted four of them. Valley Off Road Racing Association kicked things off with their first desert race on Memorial Day weekend with an event in Hawthorne. This after they began their season in Prairie City. Earlier in the season Hammer King, which owns the Ultra4 Series and runs the annual King of the Hammers race, bought VORRA and now that series is run by NorCal Rock Racing. Both VORRA and Ultra4

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  • RACING PREVIEW: NOV. 18 TO 20

    Livfast Exit 28 Motocross Track.

    A week before Thanksgiving and there is still more racing. Racing preview for this weekend has the final race in our area plus events not too far away in California. Nationally there is a major series ending its year while Internationally other series are continuing and there is a first time event overseas as well. Locally, despite being flooded out two weeks ago the final round of this year’s 775 Fall MX Classic will be run at Livfast Exit 28. Practice on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the first moto should start at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

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  • PJ&CO RESTAURANT/SALOON: OUR NEWEST SPONSOR

    PJ&CO Sign.

    PJ&Co Restaurant/Saloon is well known to the riding community in this area. And we want to welcome them as the newest sponsor to help support this site. The business is located at 1590 South Wells Avenue on the corner with Grand Canyon Boulevard. Owner Steve Erickson raced motocross in his younger days and still rides for fun. “I was a racer in the early 70’s and raced motocross in Southern California in ’70, ’71, ’72, grew up racing down there,” he said. “I turned expert when I was 17 so I was racing with some of the greats. In the

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  • MRANN: SHOWDOWN AT BOTTLE CREEK

    MRANN: Overall winner.

    The season ending event for MRANN was held under almost perfect weather and had a good field of competitors.   BOTTLE CREEK, NV (Nov. 13) – MRANN had its final race and showdown in an area between Winnemucca and Imlay at Bottle Creek Road. The race was hosted by the Mason Valley Dirt Squirts and was named the Stars and Bars Hare Scramble. When the dust settled a visiting rider was first through the timing chute. “I got a really good start and I just kind of held it there and was charging hard all day,” Joe Wasson from Mountain

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  • RACING PREVIEW: NOV. 9 TO 13

    NHRA - Ron Capps.

    Even in November, there is still racing to watch and enjoy. Racing preview for this week has things slowing down but there is still some going on. There’s action in this region, in the south, over in California as well a nationally and internationally. After being flooded out last week Livfast Exit 28 Motocross track has dried out so there will be practice sessions from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. That flooded out event is now scheduled for next weekend so all the rounds in the 775 Fall MX Classic will be run. Some local motocross riders

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  • SEASON REVIEW: NORTHERN NEVADA KART CLUB

    NNKC: 125 Stock Moto champ.

      Season in review is when we can look back at this past year and honor those that have raced as well as the champions. First recap is for the Northern Nevada Kart Club and their successful season. Stock Moto 125 is the fastest class the club has. These karts use a 125cc motor hitched to a six-speed gearbox that not only delivers speed but it puts the driver under some pretty strong G loads in the corners. Mike Faker won the first event back in April followed by Dean Andrews, Jeff Wamre and Jeremy Kay. After that Kay ran

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  • MRANN AT MOON ROCKS

    MRANN: Austin Serpa, hole shot.

    MOON ROCKS (Oct. 30) – MRANN staged its traditional Halloween/Nevada Day race at the Moon Rocks OHV area. While the day began nice the weather went downhill after the Big Bike start.. This race, the Halloween Hare Scrambles, was named the Moonrocks Revenge 100 and hosted by the Rimbenders and Cheaters Motorcycle Clubs. The big bike course was 25 miles long so to be classed as a finisher a rider, unless they were over 60-years old, had to complete two laps. But the other winners needed to do all three laps. “The race was pretty good but my Camelback isn’t

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  • RACING PREVIEW: NOVEMBER 3 TO 6

    NASCAR

    As fall proceeds series are ending then winter racing will begin. Racing Preview for this week is slimmer as series are heading toward their final events where the championships will be decided. Even here in our area the remaining two series still racing are on their way to the final events for each of them. This weekend the 775 Fall MX Classic will have its final event at Livfast Exit 28. Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. is for practice. And those planning on racing Sunday need to keep in mind the time will change as we go off

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  • RACING PREVIEW: OCT 27 TO 30

    NHRA: John Force, Funny Car.

    Even at this late date there is still racing to see or watch. Racing preview for this weekend reflects the shrinking of events as series are winding up. While the pickings are getting slimmer in the two-wheeled world the racing is still hot and heavy. The big event this weekend will be when MRANN makes its annual visit to Moon Rocks for the Halloween Hare Scrambles presented by the Rimbenders and Cheaters Motorcycle Clubs. It’s called the Moonrocks Revenge 100. The action begins at 9:30 a.m. when the Pee Wees begin their race. This time there are some special sections

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  • ULTRA 4 ENDS SEASON AT WILD WEST

    For the third year in a row an extreme off road series had its final races of the year here. MUSTANG (Oct. 22) – Ultra 4 ended its season here with the 4-Wheel parts Nitto National Championship Presented by Metal Cloak. While the full name is a mouthful the racing was top rate, wild, fast and intense. It was the third year Wild West Motorsports Park hosted this event. And the large crowd it brings saw championships secured during the day.   For the past few years Gary Ferravati Sr. has been working to win one of these races. Now

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