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  • RACING PREVIEW: SEPT. 21 TO 24

    Endurocross

    RENO (Sept. 20) – Racing Preview for this week has an major event in our area plus others and a varied menu on TV and streamed over the Internet. There is something for just about any racing fan. In this area Saturday starts with the latest points race by the Northern Nevada Kart club at their home track, Desert Park Raceway. With only two events left in the season this will be important for those seeking championships or improving their positions. Later that evening the second round of this year’s Endurocross season will be at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

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  • AIR RACES: BATTLE AT THE PYLONS

    Reno Air Races

    RENO (Sept. 17) – Air Races came to the skies above the Stead Airport this week. For all concerned it was a challenging week and for some a throw down to see just who was the best in their class. As usual the Unlimited Gold race brings the week long meet to an end and this year the defending champion aircraft was flying in its final race for the current owner Bob Button. Playing spoiler was another champion racer owned by a many time champion Bill “Tiger” Destefani. Before the gold race began there was some excitement as the motor

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  • RACING RECAP: AIR RACES AND OVAL TRACKS

    Reno Air Races

    RENO (Sept. 17) – Racing recap has results from two tracks that ended their season. The main Air Race article will either be out Monday or Tuesday evening. This year’s National Championship Air Races ended on a high note with one of the two close races ending the week. There is a new Unlimited Gold Champion but the race went down to the final two laps. In the end defending champion Steven Hinton made a slight miscalculation but at almost 500 miles an hour it cost him the race. Chasing Hinton was Jay Consalvi, who took advantage of the error

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  • AIR RACE RECAP: FRIDAY

    Reno Air Races

    STEAD AIRPORT – Air Race Update has the five fastest qualifiers for this edition of this event. Due to a memory card failure the article was held up a day but now here it is. Fastest of all Jay Consalvi, flying the Unlimited Strega, a championship winning P-51. It took him two attempts and the one Tuesday afternoon was a bit exciting due to a rapidly approaching thunderstorm. “Tuesday we ran into a little bit of thunderstorms, I’ve got some cool pictures of lightning outside the canopy,” he said. “I was more concerned about my guys on top of the

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  • RACING PREVIEW: SEPT. 14 TO 17

    Battle Born MX

    RENO (Sept. 13) – Racing Preview this week highlights the major event in our area plus regional events both here and in Northern California. Also included is TV and what is streaming on the Internet are also covered. Here in this area the biggest event are the annual National Championship Air Races, the only event on the planet where pilots go head-to-head and race each other around a marked course. Steven Hinton put down what was thought was the fastest Unlimited qualifying lap on Tuesday when he posted a speed of 479.364 miles an hour. Looked like it might hold

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  • AIR RACE RECAP: TUESDAY

    Reno Air Races

    STEAD AIRPORT (Sept. 12) – Air Race recap today is focused on the Unlimiteds qualifying as well as the other classes. The day it self began with pretty nice weather but that all changed during the afternoon. However between noon and 1 p.m. many of the Unlimiteds qualified. Of course one plane of interest was the modified P-51 Voodoo and now is the fastest piston powered, propeller driven plane in the world. Record setting pilot Steve Hinton strapped in and threw down the fastest lap so far. He posted a time of 59:409 seconds around the 8.0851 mile course or

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  • AIR RACE UPDATE: MONDAY 9-11

    Reno Air Races

    STEAD AIRPORT (Sept. 11) – Air Race, day one, well things were a bit quiet although some were busy qualifying their racing aircraft for the battles to come. Sitting on the ramp testing its engine was Voodoo, now the fastest piston powered, propeller driven aircraft on the planet. Although it didn’t break the record set by Rare Bear it did the fastest pass in its attempt. To set a new record the aircraft has to do four passes along a course and be at least 1% faster than the previous record holder. They almost did it but not quite still

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY: PRO STOCKS ROCK THE NIGHT

    Rattlesnake Raceway

    FALLON, NV (Sept. 9) – Rattlesnake Raceway welcomed area racers and the Nevada Pro Stock Association for a night of hard racing. With only two more points races left in the season it was an important night for the regulars. Since it was two days before 9-11 before the show began there was a flag ceremony commemorating those lost in that attack 16 years ago. Presenting the colors before the national anthem was a color guard from Naval Air Station Fallon. The Pro Stocks were the stars of the night. They put on a pretty good show that ended with

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  • RACING PREVIEW: SEPT. 7 TO 10

    Rattlesnake Raceway

    RENO (Sept 6) – Racing preview for this week is a varied menu even though the season her and else where is winding down. There are live events as well as much to view on TV and the Internet. The weekend kicks off at the Battle Mountain Raceway as the track hosts its annual Silver Kart Classic Friday and Saturday. This is probably the biggest Outlaw Kart show in Northern Nevada and drivers from California, Oregon, Nevada and Idaho are expected. On Saturday Rattlesnake Raceway in Fallon is having Tribune to 911 honoring all military and first responders. There will

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  • PCI RADIOS FALLON 250 ROCKS THE DESERT

    Ultra 4 Fallon 250

    SALT WELLS, NV (Sept. 2) – The Fallon 250 is becoming a Labor Day weekend tradition in Northwest Nevada. This year there was a new title sponsor, PCI Radios and this regional event is the last in the Ultra 4 season until the Nationals in mid-October. It’s divided into two stages; the production and restricted classes launch around sun rise and race into the day while the fastest racers, the 4400 Class start in the afternoon and race into the night. The site is, Salt Wells located about 35 miles east of Fallon, Nevada and is really an all out

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  • RACING PREVIEW: AUGUST 31 TO SEPT.3

    Ultra 4 racing.

    RENO, NV (Aug. 30) – Racing preview for this week has a mixed menu. In this region most of the oval tracks are dark although there is a big off road race. Over in TV and Internet land there are some major events to watch or stream. The major race in our area is the Fallon 250 desert race out at Salt Wells, about 35 miles or so east of Fallon. This year there is a new title sponsor for the event P.C.I Race Radios. As usual Saturday is a two-stage event with the production classes starting at 6 a.m.

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  • LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD SERIES: ROUND 10

    LOORS

    MUSTANG, NV (Aug. 27) – The second day of the Lucas Oil Off Road Series event on Sunday was a bit cooler weather than the day before. Fans saw some good racing and a popular driver scored his first victory at the track, a place where Lady Luck hasn’t been too kind to him. Once again, saving the best for last, the Pro 2 class ended the two-day event. However the track crew gave the drivers a surprise when they ripped the dirt prior to the race. This gave the drivers a rough surface and according to the winner exposed

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  • LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES: ROUND 9

    LOORS

    MUSTANG, NV (Aug. 26): The Lucas Oil Off Road Series visited Wild West Motorsports Park this weekend for two days of fast, wild racing. Each day was a separate event in the series so Saturday was Round 9. One driver missing was Rob MacCachren as a family emergency had him turn around and rush back home. The rule allows a substitute driver to race in the place of one facing the emergency. It can be used once in a season and the points earned by the substitute go to the regular driver. In Pro 4 Bradley Morsey was the substitute

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  • RACING PREVIEW: AUGUST 24 TO 27

    Wild West Motorsports Park

    RENO, NV (Aug. 23) – This week we have another national event visiting our area plus regional racing. Over in TV World there are several events but some series are off before the big Labor Day weekend. The major event will be at Wild West Motorsports Park, located off I-80 east of Sparks. It’s the return of the Lucas Oil Off Road Series with two days of action on this fast, yet hilly course. Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday as the off road stars work both for good finishes, if not wins and gaining more points since

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  • CARSON CITY FLAT TRACK RACES

    Carson Flat Track

    CARSON CITY, NV (Aug. 19) – For the second year in a row the Carson Flat Track races returned to the Fuji Park rodeo arena. And like last year the afternoon and evening shows were a blizzard of heats and main events. This year however there were a couple of challenges that had to be dealt with. One was with the arena’s sound system and while it was working next year it will be tweaked a bit. Mother Nature proved the biggest challenge as a downpour toward the end of the heat races left a very wet track. However the

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