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  • RACING PREVIEW – APRIL 30-MAY 2

     RACING PREVIEW FOR THE WEEKEND This week has both oval and drag racing for area fans.   Things begin Friday as Fernley 95A Speedway hosts the 2nd annual Dave Richardson & Leroy Kay Memorial race. It’s a Western Dwarf Car regional. On both Friday and Saturday qualifying begins at 5 p.m. with racing starting at 6 p.m. These little speedsters usually put on quite a show. Further east on Friday, starting at 7 p.m., Lovelock Speedway starts its 2015 season. Most of their events this season will be on Friday evenings. Over in Fallon the Top Gun Speedway hosts two

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  • VCGP 2015 – SUNDAY RACES

      VCGP HISTORY MAKING DAY   VIRGINIA CITY (April 26) – After crazy weather on Saturday Mother Nature blessed Sunday’s race with mild, sunny and dry conditions. And that set the stage for a historical day on the Comstock.   On Saturday the pros, expert and amateurs race but Sunday is reserved for Novice, Women, Bombers and Vintage Bikes. And at least one hill was eliminated shortening the course from a 25-mile loop to 20-miles.   Once again two head start positions were auctioned off to help VC charities. Jakobee Reviglio got the 2-minute head start and came down the

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  • VCGP 2015 – SATURDAY,PRO DAY

        VCGP – MUD, SPEED, BROTHER’S DUEL AND TRAGEDY   VIRGINIA CITY (April 24) – This former mining town comes alive ever April as the hills echo with the sound of motorcycle racing. This year the 44th annual Virginia City Grand Prix featured a new location for the pits and vendor area as well as a battle between brothers in the pro ranks. After riding as hard as he could Travis Coy scored the overall victory on Saturday, the day when the pros, Experts and Amateurs race. His winning time was 4:28:36.141, which was just ahead of his brother

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  • 95A SPEEDWAY HOSTS BCRA MIDGETS

    95A SPEEDWAY – COOL NIGHT, HOT RACING FERNLEY (April 24) – The Fernley 95A Speedway dodged a bullet as a passing storm spared the oval. So, despite the cool temperatures, the track was able to welcome back the BCRA (Bay Cities Racing Association) Midgets after an absence of several years. “The car was awesome and it just got better and better. It seemed like the more throttle control I could learn I would catch then reel him in,” Frank Geurrini said after winning the BCRA main. Then he thanked his parents as well as F&F Racing 63 and K&N. When

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  • RACING PREVIEW – APRIL 23-26

    RACING PREVIEW OF A WILD WEEKEND AHEAD FOR FANS This week’s racing preview includes the annual classic on the Comstock, the Virginia City Grand Prix that kicks off the weekend.   Saturday is for the fast guys and gals that race as Pros, Experts and Amateurs. As usual they will line up in rows of 10 and once again two head start positions will be auctioned off. Then at 10 a.m. the green waves as the first line is sent off. This year they start facing north and will make a sharp right turn and head down the hill to

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  • SPARKS GETS NEW LANDMARK

      SCUDDER’S PERFORMANCE CELEBRATES #30 BLACK WIDOW BUG LANDS IN SPARKS SPARKS (April 22) — Today Sparks got a new landmark and it is now sitting on the roof of Scudder’s Performance. But for many this “Black Widow Beatle,” sat on the roof of an abandoned Reno Fire Station them seemly disappeared.   But now it has reappeared and is displayed in a prominent location at the corner of Victorian Avenue and 7th Street.   “We got the Beatle about six years ago when they took it off a Reno firehouse downtown by Wells Avenue,” Clayton Scudder said. “We resurrected

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  • VORRA AT PRAIRIE CITY

      ROUND TWO OF 2015 SEASON   (PLEASE NOTE TAMMIE LYNN IS THE AUTHOR OF THIS REPORT.)   PRAIRIE CITY (April 18) — As the sun rose and the racing was getting ready to start all the fans and racers were excited for the start of the only VORRA race held this year on the Prairie City track. There would be 7 classes racing on this beautiful spring day with a car count of 28 slated to take the grid. The class to watch would yet again be Class 10 with the highest car count of 7 racers strong. Attrition

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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY — NNKC #2

    HARD RACING WITH THE NNKC   STEAD (April 19) – Racers with the Northern Nevada Kart Club (NNKC) gathered at their home track, Desert Park Raceway for the second round of their season. It was a day of hard, fast racing on the road course. “I thought I had it but John had a better jump, he’s been really starting well but wasn’t in too big of a rush as I knew I had speed today. My stuff’s set up really nice right now and it was good to come out to the club and dice with these guys,” Mark

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  • BRONCO RETURNS TO BAJA

        ROD HALL RETURNS TO BAJA WITH HISTORIC BRONCO   SPARKS (April 17) — SamCo Fabrication is a busy place these days with various off-road racing trucks being built or repaired. But owner Sam Cothrun and his staff are really thrashing to ready a historic Ford Bronco for an event in Baja California at the end of the month. It’s the same one that Reno resident Rod Hall and his co-driver Larry Minor won in 1969. At that time it was called the Mexican 1000 but now is the Baja 1000.   “This is the Bronco, we’ve verified that

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  • RACING PREVIEW – APRIL 16-19

    LAST MINUTE UPDATES FOR INDY CAR AND F-1   This week’s racing preview is reflecting that the season in this area is in high gear as about every series and most of the tracks have begun their 2015 season. Now that the Reno chapter of the Old Timers MX is getting back on its feet they, with the help of the Over the Hill Gang, are going to wind up the spring motocross season with the biggest race in the region.   This Saturday and Sunday, at the Fernley Lion’s Motocross Track the club will host a round of the

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  • FERNLEY 95A SPEEDWAY ACTION

      MILLER TOPS IMCA AT 95A FERNLEY (April 11) – The speedway here hosted its second points race of the season. A warming afternoon set the stage for some hot racing on the clay surface. “We had to start back there in ninth so it was being patient,” Robert Miller said after winning the IMCA feature. “Some of the water they put on had to go away then the center started taking rubber. Have to thank Lyle Hopper, who is my chassis guy gave me a good car and my brother Randy, R&J Landscaping, of course gave me the car

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  • OLD TIMERS AT THE SANDBOX

    TIEARNEY SWEEPS PROS AT MOTOCROSS   FERNLEY (April 12) – The spring motocross series ended here Sunday. And it was the first event put on by the newly reformed Old Timers chapter. Both president Jeff McCollum and Eric McElroy, with assistance from the Over the Hill Gang set the stage for a day of hard racing at the Sandbox, or the Fernley Lion’s Motocross Track. And the club was taking donations of non-perishable food for the Lions when people signed in. Over the past few years the pro turn out has been sparse to say the least. But this event

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  • RACING PREVIEW – APRIL 9-12

    After the Easter break racing resumes here and all over the world. Locally action begins at the Fernley 95A Speedway around 2 p.m. when Fernley 95A Speedway hosts its second points race of the year.   To the east Lovelock Speedway is helping the town’s volunteer Fire Department with a car wash that runs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. MRANN hosts a weekend of racing northeast of Doyle, California as the Lassen Motorcycle Clubs stages the Diamond Back Hare Scrambles.   Saturday’s action begins at 9:30 a.m. when the Pee Wee racers are flagged off. Following that will be

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  • RATTLESNAKE OPENS SEASON

    HOT RACING ON A COOL NIGHT AT RATTLESNAKE 2015 OPENING EVENT   FALLON (April 4) – In what’s becoming a tradition in area oval track racing, Rattlesnake Raceway opened its 2015 season Saturday of Easter weekend. Cool weather with some wind kept the air cool but the racing was hot on the track. “I was just being patient, started 10th but knew I had a long way to go. So I picked them off when I could as I wanted to bring the car home in one piece,” Shawn Natenstedt said after winning the IMCA Main. The action began even

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  • VORRA RACING GALLERY

    More photographs from season opening race.   Tammie Wise not only wrote the report on the season opening event at the Wild West Motorsport Park but she also shot a lot of photographs during both days. Here is just a portion of her work. And we hope you in VORRA will support her effort at getting your events coverage. So if you need a photo please contact her and I’m sure she’ll be glad to see you one or as many as you need. Thank You

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