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  • RACING PREVIEW: JAN. 18 TO 21

    Reno Coffee & Cars

    RENO, NV (JAN. 17) – Racing Preview for this week has everyone mainly in the Re-Run Zone again. There are a few live events to watch but this situation will soon change in a week or so. Locally there is an event, Reno Coffee and Cars will have another gathering on Sunday. Of course this will depend on the weather but as of this writing it looks good. These gatherings have everything from exotic, muscle cars to the not so exotic. Still it’s a good time a everyone gets to check out a bunch of vehicles. Over the hill, at

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  • MRANN AWARDS BANQUET: HONORING CHAMPIONS

    MRANN

    RENO, NV (Jan. 13) – The MRANN (Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada) awards banquet is time to honor the achievements of those that raced last season. It also was a chance to honor the two founders of the organization as well as a rider lost this past year. Topping the points for the 2017 is Reece Honea, and next year he’ll carry the Blue #1 plate. Asked about his plans at the season’s start Honea explained that the title was in his plans. “Especially after my last year previous to that I wanted to go out there and just

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JAN. 11 TO 14

    USA Cycling

    RENO, NV (Jan 10) – Racing Preview for this week has the Biggest Little City is hosting a very different racing event. It also includes information about two motorcycle races in Northern California as well as one special annual event in Oklahoma.USA Cycling has brought its Cyclocross National Champions ship to Reno and the venue is Rancho San Rafael Park. While most races are about horsepower is about pedal power and there is a class for just about every age group. People from across the country are coming to Reno for this and fortunately it will be good weather, and

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  • MARTEC ENGINEERING: ANOTHER GROWING BUSINESS

    MarTec Engineering

    CARSON CITY (Jan. 8) – MarTec Engineering is another small shop in our region that came about when the owner followed his passion. When asked why he started the business owner Nick Maher said, “I guess the term ‘scratching your own itch,’ is how I’d describe it. When I was about 15 I got into off road trucks and stuff like that. Once I had a decent job around age of 20 I started building my own truck.” He wanted to install a roll cage, different motor and other things as well but there wasn’t the budget to buy parts.

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JANUARY 4 TO 7

    AMA Supercross

    RENO, NV (Jan. 3) – Racing preview this week has some action as well as a bunch in the Re Run Zone. Now that New Year’s has passed things heat up for racing fans. Locally, weather permitting, Reno Cars and Coffee will have another get together, show n’ shine type from 10 a.m. until noon Sunday, Jan.7. The location is at the Kietzke Starbucks by the Applebys. Over the hill all three Northern California Motocross tracks will be operating although it is best to call the hotline (775-265-7223) first as there could be some weather coming in. Riverfront MX track

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  • NATE’S PRECISION: CUSTOM AND FULL SERVICE WORK

    Nate's Precision

    SPARKS, NV (1-2-18) – This area is populated by a number of small shops turning out high quality work. Nate’s Precision is one of these, one that does service as well as offering accessories and fabrication. Several magazines have highlighted some of the shop’s custom creations. Like many entrepreneurs owner Nate Jensen used his background and interests to form the company in June, 2007. “I worked at a dealership and built a lot of custom stuff on my own time,” he said. “So I had a lot of dealership background, automotive schooling, stuff like that. This was my passion and

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  • RACING PREVIEW: DEC. 28 TO 31

    Antioch Speedway

      RENO, NV (Dec. 27): Racing Preview for this weekend shows that we are deep into the Re-Run Zone but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Racing is about to start, motocross riders have three choices if they want to practice and the TV fare is full. Unfortunately this preview also contains some sad news at the end. This weekend all three motocross tracks in Northern California are going. And the hours have been changed to allow for warmer temperatures. Riverfront MX track has practice sessions from 10 a.m. until 3 pm. Thursday and Sunday while Prairie

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  • NASTY ENGINES MACHINE SHOP

    Nasty Engines Machine Shop

    SPARKS, NV (12-26) – This off-season the site is focused on small shops that abound in our area. One of them is Nasty Engines Machine Shop, a small company that offers high quality work, products and service. The shop’s goal is fast, quality service at a competitive price and taking any factory-stock motor to a nasty engine. Eric Henry started the business but being a very hands-on owner was unavailable so his manager Dan Foote was the pinch hitter for this interview. “I was there when it was starting to be set up and was on its way to becoming

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  • RACING PREVIEW: DEC. 21 TO 24

    Santa

    RENO, NV (Dec. 19) – This week’s Racing Preview shows that we are well and truly deep into the Re-Run Zone and in our immediate region nothing is happening. So this is the time for us here at nvracingnews to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We also want to give thanks for our great sponsors that keep this site running. There will be some action for the two-wheeled set as three Northern California track have practice sessions right into Christmas Eve. And with some luck the weather should be nice but

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  • VON METAL V TWIN: BUILDING PERFORMANCE BAGGERS

    Von Metal V Twin

    RENO – Von Metal V Twin Racing Development is owned and operated by Justin Von Metal. His business is located on Geiger Grade and he like many, around motorcycles, has a long history of racing and engineering. “I started out in motorcycle racing, racing dirt bikes when I was 8-year-old,” he said. After growing up in Southern California where motorcycle racing was part of life when he attended UTI mechanical college then went to Texas to earn a mechanical engineering degree. The knowledge, combined with his motocross and truck racing allowed him to work on his own things and open

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  • RACING PREVIEW: DEC. 14 TO 17

    Reno Motorsports

    RENO, NV (Dec. 13) – Racing Preview for this week shows that we are deep into the Re Run Zone although there is light at the end of the tunnel. Locally riders have two events they want to attend, especially since Christmas is only two weeks away. Reno Motor Sports, or RMS as it is known, will have their annual Christmas Party and Customer Appreciation day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. And there will be free pictures with Moto Santa not to mention huge discounts and Christmas treats. A few miles away another shop Moto Source is having

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  • NORTHERN NEVADA KART CLUB AWARDS BANQUET

    NNKC Awards.

    RENO (Dec 9) – The Northern Nevada Kart Club assembled at the Grand Sierra to honor its champions, hand out special appreciation awards and present one driver with the club’s top special award. It was a festive gathering and a buffet was served for dinner. The meeting began with outgoing NNKC President Brian Rivera thanking the previous board. Besides Rivera they were Jason Graves, Troy Berry, Cody Kay and Stephanie Callahan. Then he introduced the new board. Rodney Rivera is the new president, Alec Beaudoin is the vice president while Michael Dulude is the treasurer, Rachel Anderlin is Secretary and

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  • RACING PREVIEW: DEC. 7 TO 10

    Motopro Graphics

    RENO, NV (Dec. 6) – This week’s Racing Preview illustrates what this time of the year brings, not much competition but a whole lot in the Re-Run Zone. And there are two live award shows that will be streamed. Last weekend even though it was cold three groups had toy drives to help make sure some kids get something for Christmas. Chester’s Harley Davidson was the starting point for the motorcycle one, while both Reno Cars and Coffee as well as the Old Slammers club joined forces to get toys for the Children’s Cabinet. Apparently it was a success for

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  • RPM WORKSHOP RETURNS TO RENO

    RPM Workshop

    RENO, NV (Dec. 1) – After a two-year absence the RPM Workshop returned to its traditional home, the Eldorado Hotel and Casino in Reno. Two years ago, for a variety of reasons the workshop left for Las Vegas but now its back and this is the 45th edition. The was a full two days and began Wednesday evening with registration and a light buffet dinner in the casino. Networking and interaction between promoters, both veteran and new is the goal of these meetings. This time the Work Shop was dedicated to former Promoter of the Year and long time workshop

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  • RACING PREVIEW: NOV. 30 TO DEC. 3

    NASCAR Cup

    RENO (Nov. 29) – Even though there is no racing in our region it’s still a busy weekend here. In other areas there is some racing as well as NASCAR’s championship week down in Las Vegas. This time of the year is when people and organizations band together to help the less fortunate. Especially children so they can have a nice Christmas and this Sunday three groups are doing just that. For the two-wheeled crowd the Northern Nevada Confederation of Clubs is hosting the 37th annual Reno Toy Run on Sunday. And all types and brands of motorcycles are welcome.

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