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  • MOTORSPORT PREVIEW – JAN. 1-4, 2015

    For fans of motorcycle racing, especially those that love motocross, well the wait is over! Supercross begins Saturday as the AMA series stages Anaheim 1.   Those wishing to see what the course is like don’t have to wait that long. Just go to www.oneindustries.com and they have an animated preview that takes you through the course. Early Saturday, if you go to www.supercrossonline.com the practice and qualifying sessions can be viewed on the at the section marked, “supercross live.” Then that evening, at 7 p.m. Fox Sports 1 starts the Supercross broadcast and the long winter’s wait is finally

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  • NEW YEAR- NEW SEASON IN 2015

    Reno (12-28) – As 2014 winds down the promise of next season edges ever closer. And for us at this site, well it’s time to catch our breath, take a weekend off even as we start to look forward into 2015.   Over the past year falling car and rider counts have taken their toll yet it’s not all doom and gloom. As far as motocross goes losing the fall series was a blow, mainly do to falling rider counts. It takes entries for a promoter to pay the expenses of putting on a race and if they aren’t there,

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  • PREVIEW – DECEMBER 25-28

    Now that Christmas is over the local shops will probably be having sales. One of them, Reno KTM on Rock Boulevard has been having sales that run through New Year’s Eve. This is a great opportunity for any rider to pick up new gear for the coming season of riding and racing. It’s slim pickings for TV this weekend but there are some motorsport shows that will provide some relief from the marathon of basketball and bowl games. MAVTV is picking up a lot of the slack and they start Christmas day at 1:30 p.m. with Dirty 30 followed at

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  • F1 AIR RACING GOES INTERNATIONAL

    One of the classes at the Reno National Championship Air Races is International Formula One. These purpose build air racers trace their linage back to the golden age of air racing in the 1930s when they were called specials.   AIR RACE 1 WORLD CUP ANNOUNCED – 19 DEC 14 The IF1 (International Formula One Association} has been governing the class for the past seven decades and now they moved their sport ahead as it’s gone international. Last year there was a formula one air race in Europe where most of the pilots were from France. And, after talking with

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  • CARBURETOR SHOP HELPS RACERS

    SUN VALLEY (Dec. 17)- Although most top level racing series use fuel injection for their motors most of the series belowt still use carburetors. This is especially true at the grass roots level.   And Competition Carburetion of Sun Valley is one place many racers go to have their units serviced or rebuilt. Owner Bob Oliver, a veteran racer himself, keeps all types of carburetors running, no matter if they for a muscle car, vintage car or racer, modern racecar or sprint car. He got his start in racing when he was growing up in Southern California. ” I raced

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  • PREVIEW DECEMBER 18-21

    With Christmas and New Year’s fast approaching the amount of racing is slim to none except for what on the tube. But there are two events that are motorsport related happening this weekend.   RMS is having its annual Christmas Part on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. A good chance to hang out with the crew, see what’s new and kids can get a free picture with Santa. After a six-year absence Bishop Motocross has put life back into the course located at the Tri-County Fairground. This Saturday they’ll host the final practice session of the year and

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  • ORMHOF HONORS OFF-ROAD RACERS

    RENO (Dec. 14) – The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame  (ORMHOF) is located on the west side of Harrah’s National Automobile Museum in Reno. It honors the pioneers that made the sport what it is today as well as current stars.   Shelby Hall is the Administrator/Membership Director for the Hall and is entrusted with helping preserve the heritage of the sport. “It originally started in ’78 with Ed Pearlman,” she said. “He started it and they kind of just nominated a bunch of people but I’m not sure if there was an induction process. I think it was just

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  • RACING PREVIEW – DEC. 11-14

    During this time of the year shops are having open houses and Christmas parties so, if you ride, it’s time to check out the discounts, see the latest gear and make arrangements for any work that needs to be done so you’re ready to go in the spring.   On Friday CMS (Carson Motor Sports) at the south end of Carson City is having their Customer Appreciation Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Then on Friday MotoSource is hosting their annual Christmas Party from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Another chance to see what’s new and check out possible Christmas

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  • RPM WORKSHOP VISITS RENO

    RENO (Dec. 4/5) – The annual western meeting of the 42nd annual RPM Workshops visited the Eldorado Hotel and Casino. The Work Shop brings short track promoters from across the country for two days in intensive seminars and meetings.   This year RPM boss Stewart Doty was assisted by Nadine Strauss, who used to promote Lakeport Speedway with her husband and now is involved with the North State Modified Tour. The workshop actually began Wednesday evening with a visit to the Harrah’s National Auto Museum catered by the Eldorado. On Thursday the meetings began with Doty welcoming everyone, complimenting the

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  • NNKC HONORS CHAMPIONS

    RENO (Dec. 6) – The Northern Nevada Kart Club gathered at the Grand Sierra Resort to pay tribute to its volunteers and honor its champions from the 2014 season.   When the meeting got going outgoing president Brian Rivera asked for several moments of silence in memory of a club member that passed two weeks earlier. Jeff Cloutier was a veteran racer, starting in motocross, moving to stockcars then to karts and he will be missed by those that knew him. Rivera and Ed Diederich handled the MC chores. Several people were honored for their service to the club as

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  • RACING PREVIEW – DECEMBER 4-7

      Biggest happening in Nevada is down south where NASCAR has invaded Las Vegas for its Sprint Cup Championship week. And on Wednesday it was announced that Fox Sports and NBC Sports are combining forces to televise NASCAR events. The agreement is for 10-years with Fox doing the first half of the season, including the Daytona 500 and NBC Sports taking the second half, which will include the Chase for the Championship. On Friday Fox Sports 1 begins it’s broadcast with Race Hub starting at 5 p.m. followed by the Sprint Cup Awards banquet beginning at 6 p.m. The same

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  • RYCKEBOSCH SCORES TAG CROWN

    SPARKS (Nov. 30) – Several classes in the Northern Nevada Kart Club are very competitive. Among them is the TAG Masters class and this year the battle for that championship was between two brothers, defending champion Steve Ryckebosch and his younger brother Mike.   “Steve and I are 55 and 54-years old but we are the same age for about two and a half weeks. And out of all us four brothers we are the most competitive with each other,” Mike Ryckebosch said. “Probably because we’re so close in age.” Joining them in kart racing are brothers Randy, the oldest,

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