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  • LUCAS OIL AT WILD WEST

    MUSTANG (Aug. 22/23)- For the second time this year the Lucas Oil Off Road series pulled into the Wild West Motorsports Park. It was the second installment of the Silver State Shootout and once again the action would be under the lights on both nights. in Reno Every night the program ended when the Pro 2 trucks took to the track for some big motor racing. While Saturday’s event began with some close competition in the final laps the real race was for second place. “My spotter kept telling me that (Brian) Deegan and Rob (MacCachren) were battling to it

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  • SUPERCROSS STARS AT WILD WEST

    MUSTANG (Aug. 23) – This week’s Lucas Oil Off Road event at the Wild West Motorsport Park has two former Supercross champions racing trucks.   One of them is seven-time champion Jeremy McGrath, now racing with his own team in the Pro 2 division. I retired from full time in ’02 then I raced some races then I races some in ’05 and ’06 for fun in some west coast Supercross and stuff like that,” he said. Later he would be introduced into off road racing. “I’ve always been a fan of off road and I have a publicist and

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  • PROMOTOR CANCELS 2014 ARENOCROSS

    Arenacross Reno

    In the spring of 2013 the Amsoil Arenacross didn’t have Reno on its schedule as the series pulled back to the eastern part of the country. In fact Denver was the furthest west it came that year.   Seeing an opportunity promoter Robert Hansen decided the time was right to breath new life into his ArenOcross event that he created over 20-years ago. It was the first indoor motocross event at the Livestock Events Center. Eventually the ArenOcross event was absorbed into the Arenacross series and moved from its traditional November date to February. Bringing his event back to life,

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  • NIEMAN WINS QUINCY FAIR RACE

    Quincy, CA (Aug. 17) – American Valley Speedway hosted its annual Fair Races on Sunday. It’s part of the Plumas County Fair, an event that for some marks the end of summer as school is starting soon.   As usual there was a good field of IMCA Modifieds as well as Hobby Stocks and Mini Stocks. But for a Quincy native, it was his night to shine. “He (Olschowka) was on the outside of me the whole time,” Chase Nieman said after climbing out of his car. “There’s very little on the bottom of the track and if you get

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  • I-80 CHALLENGE RAMPS UP IMCA RACING

    LOVELOCK — During the Frontier Days races this reporter had a chance to interview the series promoter Mike Scott, who is also the president of the Winnemucca Regional Raceway. He’s the force behind this new series that’s causing big jumps in car counts at Northern Nevada tracks.   Although the I=8- series is new, its history goes back several years. “Dan Fitzgerald came up with the idea about 10-years ago but it never really took off,” Scott said. So I brought it up a few years back. This was when the Wild West Tour had run its course here.” A

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  • NNKC LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT

    STEAD (Aug. 16) – Once a year the Northern Nevada Kart Club honors one of its founders, the later Rick Jerome, with the annual night race. While most of the season is run in daylight this event begins in the late afternoon and ends under the lights.   To celebrate this once a year happening many racers festoon their karts with lights, in the wheels, on the trim and one even had headlights. And it brings out a fairly large crowd of competitors. After suffering two dnf’s this season one veteran driver, that races in both shifter classes, came with

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  • SACHEZ, SIMINOE TOP EXIT 28 PROS

    EXIT 28 MOTOCROSS PARK (Aug. 9)- Last week’s rainstorms left the crew here with a huge pond in front of the starting gate. After pumping the water out and grooming the track the facility was ready for Friday’s practice session.   Then on Saturday the track hosted round three of the Livfast Exit 28 series. While there was wind and a steady but light rain for part of the event the track held up for some hard, fast racing, motocross style. For one Sparks rider it was a great evening as he won all his motos and even was first

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  • Racing Calendar for the Week of August 16/17

    • This week’s racing calendar features a unique form of motorsport, Trials. It’s not about speed but the rider’s control as they negotiate various obstacles.   The goal is earning the least amount of penalty points when a rider completes what ever course they are on. Put a foot on the ground or get stopped and a point is added, so the one with the lowest points is the winner. The Boreal Ridge Trials will be staged at the Boreal Ski Resort, just west of Donner Summit on I-80. Beginners and vintage bikes competing on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

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  • SPEED AND CARNAGE AT FRONTIER DAYS RACES

    LOVELOCK (Aug 1-2)- The Frontier Day races at the Lovelock Speedway can be wild affairs. The two-day event highlights the annual celebration of the town’s founding and the action at the speedway is part of the festivities.   This year the races had an added twist as the new I-80 Challenge Series was there to stage its fourth round. The result was two days of hard, fast racing and on Saturday more than a bit of carnage. When the dust settled a veteran driver from Winnemucca and an young lion out of Fallon had swept their respective classes. After Saturday’s

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  • Slight Delay in Lovelock posts

    Am committed all night Monday after I get off from word so for those looking for the article from Lovelock am going to get them up sometime Tuesday evening. Sorry for the delay but can’t be helped this time.

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