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    MRANN - Levi Hutchings won at Blue Water Flat.

    Desert motorcycle racers came together to race in the second event of the new season. When MRANN set up shop at Blue Water Flat, located northwest of Toulon, the lakebed was dry. Last year it rained so the area was unusable but this time Mother Nature provided almost perfect weather. After taking the winning the overall race Levi Hutchings said, “The course was awesome, I had a blast. The single track was just fantastic, the washes were good, just enough road to take a break, I felt great. Didn’t have a single problem out there and I’m just going to

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    Supercross - Ken Roczen wins in Texas.

    Racing season is almost here and this article show the increase in activity. This week’s Racing Preview shows that spring is fast approaching as the second desert race of the season is upon us and the first motocross in our region is only one week away. Locally Livfast Exit 28 will once again host practice sessions from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This weekend the Cheaters and Rimbenders clubs combine forces to bring the Rhino Roller 100 out at Blue Wing Flat. That’s a location northwest of Toulon, which is this side of Lovelock. Saturday begins at

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    Rattlesnake Raceway/Reno Air Races - the racing Buehns.

    Racing is a family sport, one where usually sons, daughters and the rest follow in their elder’s tire tracks. But there are some exceptions to this. The racing Buehns are one of the very few husband wife teams where both compete on oval tracks. In this area the Natenstedts are the only other duo like this. But Dennis and Tami Buehn not only race Hobby Stocks but he’s a six-time T-6 Gold champion at the Reno Air Races.   His involvement in air racing goes back into the late 1960’s when he got involved with Ed Weiner, who was racing

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    Reno Motorsports

    We here at wish welcome our first advertiser to this site. Reno Motorsports or RMS, is well known to the motorcycle riding, off-road and motocross community here in Northern Nevada. The shop was started by two friends, Dennis “The Desert Fox,’ Belingheri and Paul “Ziggy,” Ziegler after they moved up here from Southern Nevada. Ziggy explained they both had experience working in motorcycle shops and once here decided to open RMS rather than buy houses. After starting the shop in 1996 they saw a need to help expand off-road racing in this area and in 1998 started MRANN, Motorcycle

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    NASCAR - Chase Elliott will lead the Daytona 500 field on Sunday.

    The seasons are beginning to get started as this weekly preview will show you where you can watch the action. While local racing is just beginning to heat up for the season there is one major racing organization about to start its season with a huge blast. This week NASCAR gets the year rolling as all three of its top divisions take to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. But first, on the local scene, Livfast Exit 28 will be holding practice sessions from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their motocross track. The next local race is over

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    MRANN - Tichenor and Brittner at expert start.

    The Nightingale video is finally compete. Once again many thanks to Brittany Hutchings, I could not have done this and taken pictures without her help. It was a great day for racing and even had one very close finish that was settle only feet before the checkered flag. And the large amount of riders bodes well for this season of desert racing. If you enjoy this please “like,” it and share as widely as possible. Comments are welcome. Subscribers have articles posted to their inbox as soon as they are up on the site.    

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    MRANN - Hare leads the way.

    Second part of the coverage from the MRANN race. Here are the full, official results from the race at Nightingale. Once again, great weather and action to get this year started. The large rider counts speak well of a great season ahead and the new team race on Saturday was a success. There will be a short video on the event and that should be posted by Thursday evening. This gallery is just some of the photos I didn’t use in my article about the race. If you enjoyed this article and photo gallery please “like,” it and share as

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    MRANN - The Desert Fox at full chat.

    Another season begins with the Desert Fox schooling his younger competitors NIGHTINGALE (Feb. 14.) – As is traditional, MRANN (Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada) began its season on President’s Day weekend. And a large field of big bike riders showed up for Sunday’s race. This time not only was there speed but some passions were fired up during the event that consisted of one 43-mile loop followed by a 53-mile loop. Any rider wanting to be considered a finisher had to complete one loop. For one veteran it was a day of triumph and some redemption as well as

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    Here is the gallery from the banquet. At the OTHG Banquet I took more photos than I could use in the article about that function so here are the rest. Hope you all like them and yes if you want prints contact me. Want to thank the club for inviting me, it’s the second one I’ve been to and have really enjoyed myself. Great way to get ready for the season ahead. And I want to wish all of you the very best in the coming races. Also want to add a special thank you to the scoring crew that

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    MRANN - racers decend a hill.

    It’s finally here, the long wait is over as it’s the start of season when motors roar and the green flags wave. Racing preview this time has a host of events that one can view as well as the first race in our area to get this season started. East of Fernley and 10 miles north of the Nightingale exit on I-80 is where the Trail Blazers motorcycle club will host the first MRANN race of the year. It’s the Fireball Ridge 100, the 18th Hare and Hound race. On Saturday the Pee Wee racers get things started at 10

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    Over The Hill Gang - Members at the award's banquet.

    One more awards banquet before racing begins in this area. RENO (Feb. 6) – The local Over The Hill Gang chapter held its annual banquet at “Men Wielding Fire,” on Saturday. It was a festive night of food, drink, humor and reflection on the season past as well as a look into the future. And there was a great selection of free prize drawings for club members. First order of business was awarding the Harry Trainor award. As president Layne Kolbet explained it, Trainor was a respected racer, great club member and all around good guy. The award honors his

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    King of the Hammers

    Even though there’s not much racing going on there is a major desert event this week. RENO (Feb. 3) – The Racing Preview for this week is still sparse but there is some action to be watched. Locally Livfast Exit 28 Motocross Track should have its usual practice sessions from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. And a special shout out for two area drivers heading to Yuma, Arizona. Shawn Natenstedt and Jake Holland will compete in the Winter Nationals at Cocopah Speedway on Friday and Saturday evenings. The event is broadcast live on, which is a

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    Rattlesnake Raceway

    A little tighter focus on racing for this region as we get closer to spring.   (RENO, Feb. 1) It’s Oval Track preview time this week. We are blessed with seven of these tracks in our region. Most of them have their schedules already while at least two don’t have their full dates out yet. This year we’ll see two special series. After a two or three year hiatus the Evenson Law Office Ironman Challenge returns. Right now it’s for the IMCA Modifieds but Evenson is checking to see if Hobby Stocks might be included. There is not website for

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