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  • FALLON 250 – DESERT DOUBLE HEADER

    Fallon 250 - Loren Healy on his way to winning the Ultra 4 part of the event.

      Fallon 250 was very different as two series combined forces to stage a day into night desert racing event. SALT WELLS (Aug. 29) – This year’s Fallon 250, the last desert race on VORRA’s (Valley Off Road Racing Association) calendar, was a bit different. This time the event was a western regional for Ultra4 series and drivers could use it to qualify for their nationals in October. As a result, 50 Unlimiteds showed up plus around 70 for VORRA. The race was split for all the VORRA and limited classes raced into the daylight while the Ultra4 Unlimiteds raced

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  • RACING PREVIEW – AUGUST 27-30

    VORRA/Ultra 4 Fallon 250 Poster.

    Racing preview for this weekend is again a menu of varied motosport events both in our region, on TV and the Internet. This weekend Fallon is the site of two very different events. The biggest is probably the VORRA/Ultra 4 Regional race known as the Fallon 250 and the pit area is east of Fallon around Salt Wells. Registration is on Friday, at Stockman’s Casino from 1 to 5 p.m. and competitors can inspect the course but at their own risk. Then at 6 a.m. Saturday production classes, 9, 11 and Full Metal start with a time limit of 9-hours.

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  • LUCAS OIL AT WILD WEST – SUNDAY

    Lucas Oil Off Road Series - Pro 2 winner Bryce Menzies is chased by Rob MacCachren

    Lucas Oil Off Road races got pretty crazy during the second day of the series visit to Northern Nevada. MUSTANG (Aug. 23) – The second day of the Lucas Oil Off Road races at the Wild West Motorsports Park was a wild afternoon of hard racing and a bit more mayhem than Saturday had. But the Pro 2 race kind of had the most carnage of all. After the dust settled winner Bryce Menzies, who swept the weekend said, “Once the track dried out I had to move my line a lot, I tried to run the same line and

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  • LUCAS OIL AT WILD WEST

    Lucas Oil Off Road Series - Bryce Menzies wins the Pro 2 race.

        Lucas Oil Off Road series visited Wild West Motorsports Park this weekend for a two day show at a circuit that’s a fan and driver favorite. Mustang (Aug. 22) – Lucas Oil Off Road Series is always a crowd favorite as the fans got a show of speed, color, sound and some mayhem. Highlighting the show were the Pro 2 trucks with Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies only being 28 points behind with six rounds left in the season. After the checkered flag waved winner Menzies said, “With this track being so fast and kind of one lined

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  • TONKA TOYS CHEVROLET IS READY

    Myan Spaccarelli

    Myan Spaccarelli has his dream about being a full time race driver come true. And he’ll drive the big Tonka Toy at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off Road event. Its great when a person’s dream comes true and Spaccarelli is living his dream. Not only that but kids of all ages will recognize his truck at the Wild West Motorsports Park this weekend as he gets to drive, “the big Tonka Toy.” Right now he’s 12th in points for the Pro 2 but hoping to improve his position this week. On Friday he took some time to talk with us

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  • MACCACHREN READY FOR WILD WEST

    Rob MacCachren 2015 Wild West

    Going into this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off Road Series race at Wild West Motorsports Part, Rob MacCachren leads the Pro 2 points. With only two events left after this weekend, its critical for drivers to earn every point they can. To MacCachren, who drives the Rockstar Energy entry, this race is important as he’s only 28 markers ahead of Bryce Menzies. Here is the interview we had on Friday’s media day at the Wild West Motorsports Park. Partner Rick Colcock handled the video while this reporter did the interview.  

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  • RACING PREVIEW – AUGUST 19-23

    Wild West Motorsports Park hosts the Lucas Oil Off Road Series this weekend.

    ¬†Racing preview for this weekend has something for almost any racing fan. Including a special event that will only happen once this year in our area. Locally oval track fans have three choices but there are two other events going on as well in a weekend filled with motor sports. It all begins at 7 p.m. as Lovelock Speedway closes out its 2015 season as the track class championships are secured.   Then on Saturday at 6 p.m. Rattlesnake Raceway, just east of downtown Fallon, hosts another points races but this time, along with the cars, there will be mud

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY GALLERY – 8/16/15

    Here are some of the shots I took but didn’t use in my article about the Fair Races at the American Valley Speedway. It was a good night of racing and glad I could make it down there. A wonderful, fair grounds track where oval track racing got its roots. Hope you all enjoy this and if so, please leave a comment. And share this are much as possible.

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  • 95A SPEEDWAY GALLERY – 8/15/15

    Fernley 95A Speedway - a 4-wide salute to the fans by the IMCA field.

    95A Speedway gallery from the August 15th race. Here are a portion of the photographs I took that night but didn’t use in the racing report. These are all from the feature races that night. Hope you enjoy them and if so please leave a comment and share this as much as you can.

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY FAIR RACES

    American Valley Speedway - Bill Pearson and Jeff Olschowka battle for the IMCA lead.

    American Valley Speedway traditionally has races on the last day of the Plumas County Fair. QUINCY (Aug. 16) – Folks on Sunday can enjoy what the fair has to offer then go right next door to the speedway and watch an evening of racing. And that’s exactly what a bunch of them did and they see an evening full of exciting racing. “Me and Pearson, we always run good together, we’re usually always up front together so I’ve just got to thank BMS Motorsports, my mom and dad, wife and everybody that helps out. My son, he comes out to

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  • 95A SPEEDWAY REPORT

    Fernley 95A Speedway - Cory Sample winning the IMCA feadture.

    95A Speedway has another night of hard racing as points are becoming very important plus one race that has an extra bonus for the winner.   This week’s races at the 95A Speedway have many incentives for drivers as one was trying to score his first victory of the year, after a winning season last year. And another was trying to win the last race for some bonus money so it made for some Saturday Night Thunder. “The race wasn’t bad, we could pass high, low or where ever we needed to be,” Cory Sample said after winning the IMCA

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  • RACING PREVIEW – AUG. 13-16

    Fernley 95A Speedway - will Robert Miller win another IMCA feature.

    Racing preview for this week includes regional action as well as what will be on TV and the Internet. Two regional tracks are in action this week with programs that should be full of hard racing.   Fernley 95A Speedway begins their show Saturday at 6 p.m. and this week, during intermission, there will be Compact Car Hockey as well drawings to give some lucky kids in the crowd bicycles.   Then on Sunday, down in Quincy, California, the annual Fair Races will start at 7 p.m. as American Valley Speedway hosts a show featuring IMCA Modifieds, Hobby and Mini

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  • DOUBLE POINTS AT RATTLESNAKE

    Rattlesnake Raceway - Hobby Stock winner David Ausano celebrates with a victory lap.

    Double points always insure there will be plenty of action during the races. And the Hobby Stock division proved that saying correct. FALLON (July 8) – Double points were on the line at Rattlesnake Raceway this weekend and a large field of Hobby Stocks were on hand to race for those points. The IMCA field was small due to a two-day race south in Tonopah. After the dust settled the Hobby Stock winner was glad he missed an opening lap melee. “It was pretty close and the people that were caught up were right in front of me,” David Ausano

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  • BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTIONS

    Barrett-Jackson - car is positioned for auction.

    ¬†Barrett-Jackson Auctions has one team handling the cars and they help the show roll along. RENO (July 7) – Barrett-Jackson Auctions requires a team of workers to make the show happen. One group of dedicated people working behind the scenes, are directly responsible for getting the cars on and off the auction block.   Heading that group is Jeff Catlin, the Showroom Service Manager at Barrett-Jackson’s collection showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona. “We handle all the cars, so we are bringing in the cars, setting the cars up, checking all the paper work, getting the cars up, across the block and

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  • RACING PREVIEW – AUG. 6-9

    Exit 28 Ride Day to help a family

    The Racing Preview this week has local motocross riders riding to help a local family with medical costs. Racing preview this week begins with a charity event put on by Livfast Exit 28 motocross track. Local racer Tyler Moore has an infant nephew that has already gone through one heart operation.   And the baby needs another one so Saturday’s ride day will be a fundraiser for the family. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., there’ll be raffles and donations will also be accepted. Sunday’s practice schedule will have the usual schedule. Locally, only one race is

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