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  • RATTLESNAKE – SPEED, DUST AND MUD

    Rattlesnake had a wild night of hard racing, blinding dust and crazy mud drag racing. FALLON (June 27) – Rattlesnake had more than an interesting evening on this day. In addition to the car classes Mad Metal Motorsports was on hand to bring its version of mud mayhem to the show. “We’ve been battling this car a long time,” Fred White said after winning the IMCA main. “I didn’t see them but I could hear them but since the track was slick I didn’t get too crazy.” Then he thanked Gear and Driveline of Fallon, Advanced Mobil as well as

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  • NNKC BEATS THE HEAT

    NNKC Beats the heat for a day of hot racing.   Stead (June 28) – A forecast of a high temperatures didn’t deter the hardcore members of the Northern Nevada Kart Club. They showed up anyway and, thanks to the cloud cover, had a pretty nice day of racing. The Senior Clone main was one of the great races of the day. It took a long chase before Alec Beaudon was able to take the lead. Asked if he had any doubts he said, “I wasn’t sure if I could catch him so I just decided, since my chain stayed

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  • THIS WEEK’S RACING PREVIEW

         THIS WEEK’S RACING PREVIEW ISN’T AS FRANTIC AS THE LAST ONE. Although there is less racing going on in our region this weekend there are still some things for fans so see and attend. Rattlesnake Raceway, east of downtown Fallon, has another points race Saturday for the cars but this time there will be Mud Drags to round out the program. As usual it’s a 6 p.m. start to the action.   On Sunday the Northern Nevada Kart Club hosts its next points race at Desert Park Raceway. The track is located about a quarter mile past the end

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  • HERRING MEMORIAL AT THE SANDBOX

    HERRING MEMORIAL HONORS FALLEN RIDER AND ENDS SPRING SEASON FOR MRANN. FERNLEY (June 21) – The Herring Memorial race on Father’s Day weekend honors a young rider that was lost seven years ago. This time, the sixth anniversary race, was staged at the Sandbox, or the Fernley Lion’s Motocross Park using all the available track, so one loop was between two and three miles. And there was a log section the riders had to negotiate on the west side of the course. When the expert winner got back to the pits he took off his gloves, looked at his blistered

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY – MURPHY WINS

    American Valley Speedway hosts a wild night of racing. QUINCY (June 20) – The American Valley Speedway was in action with a good field of IMCA Modifieds as well as Hobby Stocks. And the Dwarf Cars made their return to after a two-year absence. After the dust settled on the IMCA feature winner Mitch Murphy, who at first battled with Jeff Olschowka, said. “He pushed up, did the same thing as I did and let me get underneath him again. That was the fastest line around the track so as long as I stayed on the bottom I figured I

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  • PRS FLIES INTO STEAD

    PRS Flies into Stead to train rookies and give veterans practice time. STEAD (June 18) – This week the annual Pylon Racing Seminar flew into the airport here. The event is where experienced pilots can hone their racing skills but for the rookies, and those that haven’t raced in a while, it’s mandatory if they want to compete in the air races.   Wednesday was classroom time for the rookies while the certified pilots could use the various courses to practice and get more seat time.   After completing the morning briefing for all pilots Air Boss Greg Pierce said,

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  • THIS WEEKS RACING PREVIEW

    This week’s racing has a mix of two- and four-wheel action in our region. The Fernley Lion’s Motocross Track will be in action as MRANN ends its spring desert-racing season. It’s the annual Corey Herring Memorial race but this time in a short track configuration.   On Saturday, from 8 to 10 a.m. the big bikes can practice then at 10:30 a.m. the Pee Wee riders take center stage. They are followed by the Mini Bike race and later the Women’s, Vintage and Bomber race. On Sunday each of the big bike classes get their own separate race on the

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  • OCTANE FEST INVADES FALLON – PART 2

    Octane Fest winds up with an action packed Sunday at Top Gun and Rattlesnake Raceway.   FALLON, NV (June 14) – Octane fest wound up on Sunday with the Top Gun Raceway wrapping up the NHRA Pacific National event. While just east of downtown Rattlesnake Raceway ran their full second day program of racing. Once again it took three heats to set the fields for both the Hobby Stock and IMCA main events. “At the beginning we weren’t very good but toward the end we got them on the outside on the restart and with about five to go we

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  • OCTANE FEST AT FALLON – PART 1

    Octane Fest brings to Fallon an annual celebration of all types of motorsports. FALLON, NV (June 13) – Octane Fest is a celebration of the color, sound, horsepower, racing and other motorsport activities. It’s a two night and three daylong event, which has something for just about any fan. has enough to satisfy almost any motorsport fan. Things kicked off Friday night as the Top Gun Raceway held test and tune session at the dragstrip. Then in the evening the action switched to the Churchill County Fairgrounds for Monster Trucks, Freestyle Motocross and Outlaw Kart racing. There was also a

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  • OCTANE FEST COMES TO FALLON

    Octane Fest brings color and speed to Fallon. The Octane Fest rolls into Fallon this weekend for three days and evenings of action packed motorsports. In addition two regional tracks will also be staging their own races. On Friday evening at 7 p.m. the Lovelock Speedway hosts another points race while, up at Susanville, at that same time Diamond Mountain Speedway, located at the fairgrounds, will also be in action. Moving to Fallon the action starts on Friday at 11 a.m. when Top Gun Raceway begins test and tune sessions on the dragstrip. Then, at 6 p.m., there’s a pit

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  • HOT RACING AT DESERT PARK

    Hot racing at Desert Park matched the temperature on Sunday. STEAD (June 7) – Hot racing on a hot day at Desert Park Raceway this Sunday as NNKC staged its latest round of the season. Plenty of drivers showed up and there was one of the biggest, if not the biggest fields of 80cc shifters this year.   “It was on a rail,” Mitch Kennedy said after winning the 125-shifter main. “The track is actually good, lot of dirt from people putting dirt on the track but for the most part, a pretty good racetrack. And I have to thank

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  • WHAT’S RACING FOR – JUNE 4-7

    What’s racing this weekend is packed days of motorsport action that has something for almost anybody. If the weather holds local race fans are in for a treat. On Friday, starting at 7 p.m., Lovelock Speedway has a make up race for the one rained out in May. Top Gun Raceway, located south of Fallon, hosts another $5 Friday where people can test and tune their cars on the drag strip. Saturday kicks off two racing at Top Gun as the track hosts Rounds 6 and 7 of its ET series and the Junior Dragsters are also part of the

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  • RATTLESNAKE – FULL MOON RACING

    Rattlesnake hosts a night of cautions and carnage under an almost full moon.   FERNLEY (May 30) – There is a long-standing superstition about racing under a full moon. Although it wasn’t a full moon Saturday, it might as well have been. And the fans at Rattlesnake Raceway, well they got a night full of action. After the 2nd annual Hobby Stock challenge ended winner Tony Taylor said, “It was a rough race, had a time as a wire kept falling off the distributor so had to go off but made it up going from the front to the back.

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  • BRINGING DRIFTING TO RENO

    BRINGING DRIFTING TO RENO IS THE GOAL OF ONE MAN AND HIS FRIENDS.   SPARKS (May 31) — Joshua Brown is a man on a mission, and that mission is to bring a growing sport of Drifting to the Reno area. “It started out in Japan back in the late 70’s or early 80’s from what I understand,” Brown said. “They were running the mountain roads and how it worked out was the faster they went soon the cars started sliding around the corners and they had to learn how to control the car. Basically that’s how drifting was born

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