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  • 4TH ANNUAL SANDBOX GRAND PRIX

    Fernley (March 29) — Four years ago MRANN and the local OTHG combined forces for the initial Sandbox Grand Prix. It’s a day full of motocross action on an 2.5 mile long course that ends with a team race. There are no points, money only bragging rights and a trophy. And its become one of the most anticipated fun events of the year. And once again the venue was the Sandbox or the Fernley Lion’s Motocross Track. Teams are made up from two to four riders and they pick some crazy names. The starting riders get a scrunchee they wear

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  • MILLER TOPS 95A SEASON OPENER

    Fernley (March 28) – The speedway here opened its season with an afternoon race this weekend. While some classes were down on cars the IMCA group fielded 22 cars for this heat races and main events. “The race was great even though the track was dusty. It was a heated battle when I jumped on Cory (Sample) as he was trying different things,” Robert Miller said after winning the IMCA main. “After that I just held the bottom but when I saw Jake’s (Holland) tire I moved up to the middle.” When the green dropped Cory Sample lead the pack

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  • RACING PREVIEW – MARCH 19-22

    This week there is a traditional hybrid race featuring a cross between motocross and desert racing. It’s the 4th Annual Sandbox Grand Prix staged at the Fernley Lion’s Motocross Track.   Saturday’s action begins at 12:30 a.m. with a race combining Women, 65cc and 100cc plus Vintage and Bomber bikes. Then the Pee Wees take to the track followed at 2:30 p.m. with a 90-minute team race for the Men, Women and Bombers. The big bikes take to the track Sunday morning with a series of motos beginning at 8 a.m. After those are completed the GP, or team race

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  • OFF ROAD AND MOTORSPORT SHOW

    RENO (March 22) – Each spring Al Lockett hosts a show that combines almost everything one that loves the outdoors could ask for. Everything from boats, landscaping, recreation and a whole lot more. But part of the show is devoted to both off-road and motorsports, which was a bit light this time around. However one local track, Fernley 95A Speedway, had a booth and brought a brand new modified to display.   “I think it’s going to be the best year we’ve had since Dan Simpson has had the track,” track manager Matt Ramthun said. “We’re getting a lot of

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  • MOTORSPORT PREVIEW – MARCH 19-22

    With the Sandbox Grand Prix coming up motorcycle riders have a chance to tune up for this fun race at the end of the month. This Saturday and Sunday the Old Timers Motorcycle Club is hosting practice sessions, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Fernley Lion’s Motocross Track.   The same venue the Sandbox will be held at on March 28/29. Local Stock Car and Outlaw Kart drivers will want to take advantage of the Playday Rattlesnake Raceway is hosting on Saturday. Rookie drivers are encouraged to be sure and make this test and tune session and things

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  • RACERS RIP AT EXIT 28

    Exit 28 – (March 15) A good field of riders showed up at the LivFast Exit 28 motocross track to compete in the second round of the Spring into Action series. Although the winds were up the racing was as hot and hard as ever. And one veteran showed up to help support the series. After winning the first 30+ Pro moto Nathan Tiearney said, “I had a good start and knew there were a lot of fast guys so didn’t want to wait. And I’m having fun racing.” Then he thanked sponsors Kiwi Car Care, Richie West Racing, Jones

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  • BREAKING NEWS – DAYTONA 200 TO BE BROADCAST

    Things have changed since I posted my preview article and now the Daytona 200, at the Daytona International Speedway  will be broadcast starting at 9:30 a.m. But it will be streamed on the internet at;www.fanschoice.tv. The event signals the end of this year’s Daytona Bike Week.  

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  • MOTORSPORT PREVIEW – MARCH 12-15

    Now that the season’s first motocross race is in the books riders are looking forward to the second round at the Livfast Exit 28 track, located east of Sparks. There will be practice from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday then short sessions Sunday morning with a 9 a.m. start to the first motos. The track is being worked on and watered all this week so the dirt should be great. And as a final reminder, this Friday, March 13, is the deadline for pre entries to this year’s Virginia City Grand Prix. For fans of the AMA flat track

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  • MX ROCKS THE SANDBOX

    Fernley (March 8) — Motocross is back! Last fall there was only one race after the plug was pulled on the fall series. Over the winter local Over the Hill Gang members rolled up their sleeves, secured use of the Fernley Lion’s Motocross track and started helping the Old Timers chapter come back to life. Now both clubs along with Tim O’Brien at the Livfast Exit 28 track have breathed life back into regional racing with the first event of a shortened spring season being staged this weekend. This time it was the OTHG’s turn as they staged a two-day

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  • RACING PREVIEW – MARCH 5-8

    This weekend motocross returns to our area. Over the winter two clubs and a track combined forces to ensure it would continue to be part of this area. The first race is this Sunday’s staged by the local Over The Hill Gang chapter with a 9 a.m. launch to the first moto. There will be a practice session Saturday for riders to shake the cobwebs off and get back into their groove. Local oval track racers will also have a chance to shake down their cars on Saturday as Rattlesnake hosts the first of its two play days. Over on

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  • TOWNSEND WINS MRANN RACE

    Blue Wing Flag (March 1) – MRANN journeyed about 25 miles west of Toulon beside a not too dry lake for it’s second race of the season. The Wide Open 120 was the combined effort by the Cheaters and Rimbenders Motorcycle Clubs. Sunday’s big bike race, featured an almost race long duel between two young lions as they battled for the win.   “It was really good, really fast but my suspension was kind of blown out there. I have no suspension so every time I’d hit a corner it would just pack in and slip out but my stabilizer

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