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  • SAMPLE AND MILLER SCORE AT FERNLEY 95A

    FERNLEY (July 26) – Round 9 of Fernley 95A Speedway’s season was staged on a mild summer evening. Although the car count could have been better those competing gave the fans a show of hard and sometimes close racing.   At the end of the night one driver scored the first victory in his new car while another chalked up another victory in a year marked by success. “It wasn’t too bad, pretty clean and a lot of side-by-side racing,” Cory Sample said after winning the IMCA feature. “After I got by Josh (Ogg) it was clean sailing from there.”

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  • HOT AUGUST NIGHTS RETURNS

    Finally Hot August Nights is here, even if it’s in July this year. Things kick off Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. with the annual show and shine at the Bonanza Casino located on North Virginia. Then on Monday the festivities move from South Lake Tahoe to Reno and Sparks. Several casinos including the Peppermill and Atlantic begin their cruises in and out of their parking lots. Tuesday sees the Grand Sierra start with at least one of its huge parking lots full of displays, entertainment and cars while the Atlantis continues its annual Cruise of Champions. Downtown Reno will

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  • FROCK WINS DWARF CAR NATIONAL AT FERNLEY

    FERNLEY (July 18/19) – For the first time Fernley 95A Speedway hosted a Western States Dwarf Car Association National event which was both a celebration of speed and a way of honoring two drivers.   The celebration was two nights of speed as these little cars ripped around the oval. But the race, the first annual Dave Richardson and Leroy Kay Memorial also honored two popular drivers lost last year during a dwarf car race. The event wound up with a final race won by local driver Joe Frock, a close friend to both Richardson and Key, in fact he

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  • Racing Calendar for the week of 7-21 through 7-27

    RACING CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF 7-21/27   • Racing in this area begins at 6 p.m. Saturday when Fernley 95A Speedway hosts another of its regular points races. The Outlaw Kart will also race but their show begins at noon. An hour later, at 7 p.m., American Valley Speedway, in Quincy, Calif., stages one of its mini series races. The track has teamed up with Diamond Mountain Speedway in Susanville for a mini series between both tracks. Up at the Stead Airport, the Reno Region of the SCCA stages another of its Solo 1 events in front of the

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  • SAMPLE AND BARLOW TOP 95A RACES

    By Dan McGee FERNLEY ( July 12) – The Speedway staged the latest of its points races, once again in the late afternoon. And, once again, two drivers continuing their winning ways. “If you have a high point average, you’ve got to start at the rear so you just have to be patient at the beginning,” Cory Sample said after winning the IMCA feature race. “We just picked them off one by one but you had to watch where they were running and when they made a mistake that’s when we jumped on it.” Then he gave thanks to his

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  • NNKC RACERS STIR IT UP IN THE HEAT

    By Dan McGee STEAD (July 13) – The temperature here Sunday afternoon hit 103 degrees but not matter the Northern Nevada Kart Club hosted its latest points race at Desert Park Raceway. And, despite the heat, over 50 kart racers showed up to do battle. While there were some close contests the race of the day happened in the Sr. Clone/Jr. 2 main event.. Right at the start there were two multi time national champions and a rising star leading the charge. On point was Jess Petersen with Taylor Uchytil holding second and Cole Nelson, racing under the name of

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  • BREAKING NEWS – HELL’S GATE GP CANCELLED

    Hell's Gate File Photo

    SPARKS (JULY 14) — This past weekend’s Ultra 4 event at Glen Hellen was a tough one. About two thirds of the entries expected for the initial Hell’s Gate Grand Prix were damaged too badly to be repaired in a few days. As a result promoter Jeff Knoll reluctantly had to cancel the event slated for this weekend at the Wild West Motorsport Park. The Rally Venture event will continue on Tuesday as scheduled as well as Monday’s conference at the Nugget regarding land use. For further information please check the event’s website at, silverstatejamboree.com. Now Knoll will regroup and

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  • HOBBY STOCK CHALLENGE STARS AT RATTLESNAKE

    FALLON (July 5) – Having 4th of July celebrated on a Friday gave Rattlesnake Raceway an opportunity for a two-day show. On Saturday the feature attraction was a new event; the Hobby Stock Challenge. This time the race was for money and not points so there was additional incentive besides the usual track payouts. Add to the purse was a bonus for the winner as well as making sure every driver got $100. Although there was a catch, any driver that caused a caution or a wreck lost half of the guarantee and that money went back in the pot.

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  • FIREWORKS IN THE SKY, FIREWORKS ON THE DIRT

    4th July B Mod feature Rattlesnake Raceway

    By Dan McGee FALLON (July 4th) – Once again Rattlesnake Raceway hosted its annual race on Independence Day. Also as part of that traditional event the track is the site of the town’s fireworks show. This means the largest crowd of the year, estimated to have been over 1,000 spectators plus mote that sat on the hill adjoining the track on the west side. Those in attendance got to see both fireworks in the sky as well as an evening of fireworks on the clay oval. Early in the evening the Sports/B Mods took to the track and this time

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