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    Lovelock Speedway poster.

    It’s another full plate for racing fans with action locally as well as nationally and internationally. Motorsport Preview for this week has a lot to cover on this summer weekend. The action on the track will be as hot as the weather. Those wishing for some two-wheeled throttle time can take advantage of the practice sessions, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Livfast Exit 28 motocross track. For oval track fans Lovelock Speedway is celebrating the town’s Frontier Days with racing starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There is a huge festival and BBQ downtown during Saturday

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    Rattlesnake Raceway: Gene Kay wins the Pro Stock main.

    It was a wild night at Rattlesnake Raceway this weekend. FALLON (July 23) – Rattlesnake Raceway had the prefect storm of multiple car cautions that made for a marathon night. This happened despite the best efforts of the track crew. Before things got rolling the track honored Jim Rains, who was a fixture there during the 1980’s and 90’s. Not only did he race but he built many cars that also competed at Rattlesnake Raceway. To honor his memory the Hobby Stock field formed a “missing man,” formation where the pole position was left empty. Then all the drivers did

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    NASCAR Sprint Cup: Matt Kenseth.

    Once again another action packed weekend for motorsport fans. Something for about everybody including a driver change at the Brickyard 400. Motorsport preview for this week is another mixed bag of regional, national and international events. Either live, on TV or streamed on the Internet. There are a trio of things for the two-wheeled crowd. Once again Livfast Exit 28 MX track will have practice sessions from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For those wishing to actually race motocross there are two options. The first is at River Front MX Park in Marysville, California. The fifth round

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    Nor Cal Rock Racing/ J.P. Gomez

    BLENDING TWO SERIES TOGETHER LEADS TO A FULL DAY OF WILD RACING. MUSTANG (July 16) – Nor Cal Rock Racing held the second event since Hammer King bought VORRA. This sale combined those that race in Ultra 4 as well as the desert racers from VORRA. Due to the combining of both series, as well as the car count, it was decided to run all the heats and mains on a single day, Saturday. Most of the day’s events combined classes and the final one had the 4400’s and 4800’s running together. These are Ultra 4 classes and they not

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    95A Speedway: Matt Ramthun, Pro Stock winner.

    Even the moon wasn’t full it was a very different night of racing but the drivers rose to the occasion.   FERNLEY (July 16) – 95A Speedway had an odd night this weekend. While the car count was low those drivers in attendance put on a pretty good show, even if most of the races were runaways. “With the car count being so low it was disappointing that we didn’t have any more cars than we had tonight. We wish there had been more but that’s the way it is,” Cory Sample said after winning the IMCA main. Then he

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    Wild West Motorsports Park: Norcal Rock Racing and VORRA.

    Racing Preview for this week has four events in our area and two of them are very different from the usual fare. Friday begins at Top Gun Raceway, located south of Fallon, with $5 Friday, from 6 p.m. until midnight, where people can test and tune their cars on the dragstrip. Then on Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m. the facility has ET round 11, Junior Dragsters round 9 and Street Legal drags. Closer to home at the Wild West Motorsports Park here is a new event combining VORRA and NorCal Rock Racing. Things really get going Saturday morning as racing

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    Ironman Challenge: Sample leads Olschowka.

    Finally the marathon was ending at the fifth track the tour visited.   The Ironman Challenge, after visiting four different tracks over an eight-day period headed for its final stop; Rattlesnake Raceway outside of Fallon, Nevada. While the IMCA ranks were thinned the Hobby Stock division stayed pretty stout. For Cory Sample, the IMCA points leader both races might accomplish a milestone he wanted. Leaving 95A Speedway he has 98 victories under his belt and wanted the illusive 100th. In Sunday’s main event it appeared that Robert Miller might play the role of spoiler after leading much of the race.

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    Ironman Challenge: Sample and Miller duel.

    The Ironman Challenge recap is divided and this part covers the first four venues the tour visited. This year was the first Evenson Law Office Ironman Challenge for Hobby Stocks and IMCA Modifieds. It’s a format that favors those taking the long view as there are 10 races over a 10-day period at five different venues. According to Coordinator Steve Evenson getting tracks to host two-day events during the week was a challenge. But they did and the event started June 25th. Right away Winnemucca driver Cory Sample threw the gauntlet down and got wins at Tonopah and Hawthorne. The

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    NHRA: Brittany Force.

    Racing preview for this week has an unusual weekend locally but nationally and internationally there is a whole lot going on for racing fans. In our immediate region there will be no racing. However on Friday, sorry don’t know the time, Winnemucca Regional Raceway will have a full schedule of racing. Then on Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. Hawthorne Speedway is going to have racing. For the two-wheel crowd Livfast Exit 28 motocross track will have practice sessions from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday Riverfront MX Park in Marysville, California will host the next round

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    Ironman Challenge: Sample wins 100th IMCA race.

    The Ironman Challenge ended here after a marathon of short track racing. Fallon (July 4) – The Ironman Challenge finished here on the track’s traditional 4th of July race. After 10-days of racing the surviving IMCA teams as well as Hobby Stock racers and two supporting classes were set to go. The Evenson Law Office Ironman Challenge used five tracks over a 10-day period to set the stage for one driver to score a special victory while two others celebrated their separate championships. “That was a fun race, when you can pass a two time national champion (Zane DeVilbiss) on

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    Ironman Challenge: IMCA 4-wide salute.

    Only two rounds left when the Ironman Challenge series pulled into Rattlesnake Raceway outside of Fallon.   Fallon (July 3) – The Evenson Law Office Ironman Challenge pulled into its final stop on this Sunday. On the card were the IMCA, Hobby Stocks and the Pro 4’s or Mini Mods as they have been known. For one driver it was a night of hard racing. After winning what was his 99th IMCA victory Sample said, “I have a smile from ear to ear. You know he (Miller) makes me work for it every lap. He was protecting the bottom and

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    Ironman Challenge - Sample and Miller duel for the lead.

    Ironman Challenge was a series that moved through several tracks and tested driver and crew’s skill and endurance. Evenson Law Office Ironman Challenge for IMCA Mdifieds and Hobby Stocks, it’s full title, is a series of 10-races at five tracks in a 10-day period of time ending on July 4th. Starting over a week ago the series went to Hawthrone, after starting in Tonopah, then to Lovelock for rounds 5 and 6 while rounds seven and eight were run at Fernley 95A Speedway on Friday and Saturday. “That as a lot of fun, got to race door-to-door with Robert (Miller)

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