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  • GUMBALL 3000 RALLY VISITS RENO

    GUMBALL 3000 RALLY BEINGS EXOTIC CARS AND SOME START TO RENO.   Reno (Thursday, May 28)) — Even though it was a bit delayed the Gumball 3000 Rally paid Reno a brief visit Wednesday. The rally itself was created in 1999 by British entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper and is an international charity featuring stars from entertainment and the sporting world. After starting in Europe it has grown to a world hopping event. This year the Rally runs from May 23rd through May 30th and covers two continents. After starting in Stockholm participants journeyed to Amsterdam where their cars were loaded onto

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  • THIS WEEKEND’S RACING – MAY 28-31

    This weekend’s racing will be a little less frantic that it was on Memorial Day Sunday. But there still is a pretty good variety for fans to choose from.   This afternoon there is a special event for youngsters. The AC/DC Bike Camp has demonstration rides at the Double Diamond Athletic Club. The goal is to sign up young riders for their Electric Trials Bike Lessons and it’s open to any one 6 years and older that can ride a bike.   Demonstration rides will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. Two tracks in our region will be in

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  • OTHG NATIONALS AT THE SANDBOX

    THE ANNUAL OTHG NATIONALS INVADE THE SANDBOX AT FERNLEY FERNLEY (May 24) – The annual OTHG Nationals at the Sandbox or Fernley Lions Motocross track is a sure sign it’s Memorial Day weekend and signals the start of summer. The local Over The Hill Gang chapter has been staging this race for many years. Beautiful weather set the stage as 209 riders were ready to race as well 50 support racers on Saturday and a few more than that on Sunday. Saturday had two motos plus the annual BBQ then on Sunday riders competed in two more motos. A racer’s

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  • 95A SPEEDWAY – OLSCHOWKA WINS

    At 95A Speedway track honors veterans that have given the ultimate sacrifice. Then the racing program began for the night. FERNLEY (May 23) – The 95A Speedway began Saturday evenings show with race cars parked on the front straight to honor veterans that either gave their lives for our country or have passed on. Then the cars did a couple of parade laps to put an exclamation point on the ceremony.   After the IMCA feature ended, winner Jeff Olschowka said, ” The race was awesome man, I had no idea where anybody was at as I was just cruisin’.

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  • THIS WEEK’S RACING – MAY 21-24

    This week’s racing has something for just about any type of racing fan. The biggest event in our area this weekend is the second round of the Over The Hill Gang Nationals hosted by the Reno chapter. Two days of racing, starting around 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the Fernley Lions Motocross or the Sandbox as it’s also known. And there will be the traditional BBQ after the races on Saturday. Racing for the weekend actually starts on Friday at 7 p.m. when Lovelock Speedway stages the next round of its series. ((Got late word that Lovelock Speedway canceled

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  • RATTLESNAKE – GOETZ TOPS IMCA

    RATTLESNAKE – GOETZ TOPS IMCA AS TRACK HONORS ARMED FORCES DAY. FALLON (May 16) – Rattlesnake Raceway’s latest round featured hard racing, kid’s rides and the track paid tribute to both active military and veterans on Armed Forces Day. In fact the night began with an Armed Forces Day salute where all the cars and Outlaw Karts were on the front straight. Once everyone got back to the pits, racing began in earnest. “That race was fun, the track was hooked up and my crew did an awesome job setting the car up,” Royce Goetz said after winning the IMCA

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  • NNKC – HARD RACING, CLOSE FINISHES

    NNKC ROUND FEATURES MUCH HARD RACING AND SOME VERY CLOSE FINISHES STEAD (May 17) – The latest round for the Nevada Kart Club was run Sunday at Desert Park Raceway. Despite the threat of rain the “hurry up,” schedule allowed all the heats and races to be completed by early in the afternoon. Once again the 125 shifters ended the day with a barnburner of a race that went from green to checkered.   “I could feel everybody as they were bumping me and stuff,” Steve Ryckebosch said after scoring a narrow victory. ‘I tried not to think about it

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  • ARTICLES DELAYED

    Being called into work late Monday morning means the articles covering both the NNCK event and at Rattlesnake Raceway will be delayed. The one for NNKC will be out Tuesday morning and the Rattlesnake one will be posted sometime Wednesday morning. Sorry for the delay.

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  • RACING PREVIEW – MAY 14-17

      RACING PREVIEW FOR THIS WEEK HAS SOMETHING FOR JUST ABOUT ANY MOTOR SPORTS FAN Once again our area is blessed with a varied selection of races to attend. And the racing preview shows there is something for almost everybody. The action begins south of Fallon at the Top Gun Raceway with $5 Friday where people can either see how they car will do or test and tune for the weekend. Hours are from 6 p.m. until 11 a.m. for those interested.   Drag racing runs through the weekend as the track stages rounds 4 and 5 of its ET

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  • RACER HONORS CANCER VICTIMS

      RACER HONORS CANCER VICTIMS, DEDICATES SEASON TO THEM FERNLEY (May 9) – An IMCA driver is honoring cancer victims this season. Steve Evenson has chosen another number for his car, a new wrap on it and is dedicating this season to a person that lost her life to cancer earlier this year. “This past off season from racing I was really captivated by the story of Lauren Hill, the basketball player from Mt. Saint Joseph College, a division three school in Cincinnati, Ohio,” he said. “She had terminal brain cancer and was 19-years old. “And the way she handled

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  • 95A SPEEDWAY – HARD RACING NIGHT

      95A SPEEDWAY HAD A NIGHT OF HARD RACING AND A VERY CLOSE FINISH Fernley (May 9) – Spring weather set the stage for some intense competition and one surprise winner in the closest race of the night. But once again the biggest field was for the IMCA Modifieds. “The car was real good,” Robert Miller said after winning the IMCA feature. “I kind of did some experiments last week and my bother and Lyle Hopper said, ‘hey, let’s go back to what we know.’” In what’s become a pre-race tradition, the field formed into a four-wide salute to the

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  • RACING PREVIEW – MAY 7-10

    RACING PREVIEW FOR THIS WEEK BOTH LIVE AND ON TELEVISION This weeks’ racing preview highlights the only two area tracks that in action this weekend. Things are a bit calmer after last week when three regional tracks were in action. To the north the Diamond Mountain Speedway, in Susanville, Calif. hosts another of its points races with the action beginning at 7 p.m. The track is located at the Lassen Fairgrounds.   Closer to home the Fernley 95A Speedway, starting at 6 p.m., is hosting the next round of its regular season with all the car classes is action. The

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  • DWARF CARS INVADE 95A SPEEDWAY

      DWARF CARS REGIONAL HONORS FALLEN DRIVERS   FERNLEY (May 1-2) – 95A Speedway hosted the annual Western States Dwarf Car Regional this weekend. Once again the race honored the memory of Dave Richardson and Leroy Kay, who both perished in a wreck racing accident two years ago. The event is two evenings of hard racing and some strong emotions. In fact the Dwarf Car drivers, after Saturday’s meet-and-greet intermission, did a couple of four-wide laps to honor their fallen comrades. After winning the final pro race for the second time in as many years Joe Frock climbed out of

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