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  • RACING PREVIEW: OCT 27 TO 30

    NHRA: John Force, Funny Car.

    Even at this late date there is still racing to see or watch. Racing preview for this weekend reflects the shrinking of events as series are winding up. While the pickings are getting slimmer in the two-wheeled world the racing is still hot and heavy. The big event this weekend will be when MRANN makes its annual visit to Moon Rocks for the Halloween Hare Scrambles presented by the Rimbenders and Cheaters Motorcycle Clubs. It’s called the Moonrocks Revenge 100. The action begins at 9:30 a.m. when the Pee Wees begin their race. This time there are some special sections

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  • ULTRA 4 ENDS SEASON AT WILD WEST

    For the third year in a row an extreme off road series had its final races of the year here. MUSTANG (Oct. 22) – Ultra 4 ended its season here with the 4-Wheel parts Nitto National Championship Presented by Metal Cloak. While the full name is a mouthful the racing was top rate, wild, fast and intense. It was the third year Wild West Motorsports Park hosted this event. And the large crowd it brings saw championships secured during the day.   For the past few years Gary Ferravati Sr. has been working to win one of these races. Now

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  • MOTOCROSS ROCKS THE SANDBOX

    775 Fall MX Classic: 18+ Open and 250/450 Intermediate winner.

    Reporter’s Note: Heading into the final events of the racing season I’m going to try something new, a gallery at the end of the article. Please let me know if you like it. FERNLEY (Oct. 23) – Motocross season is heading for its final event and the fourth round of this year’s 775 MX Classic series set up shop in Fernley this weekend. The track is the Fernley-Wadsworth Motocross Track otherwise known as the “Sandbox” or “The Fern.” And like the last round many riders showed up to compete in one or more of the 19 motos it took to

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  • RACING PREVIEW: OCT. 20 TO 23

    Nitto Ultra 4 Nationals Poster

    Yes racing is slowing down but there is still plenty of action to see live or watch. Racing preview this week has a major event in our area while one of two other series heads for its November final event. On the TV racing is still going on as national and international series also head for their season ending events. Over at the Wild West Motorsports Park the Nitto Ultra 4 National Championship ends its season that started with the King of the Hammers in Southern California. The event this weekend is the 4 Wheel Parts National Championship presented by

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY:KRIS KRINGLE AND BANQUET

    This track ends its season with a charity race and helps another one with contributions from the banquet. FALLON (Oct. 15) – Rattlesnake Raceway ended it racing for this year with a double header; the annual Kris Kringle charity race followed that evening by the awards potluck banquet. The day began at the track with the annual Kris Kringle charity race. Drivers and crews donated a bunch of toys and bicycles for the cause. After the heats ended there was an intermission then drivers returned to their cars. In the mains they would run a full invert start where the

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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY: SOGGY RACE DAY

    NNKC: KPX, Senior LO206, Milton and Mills.

    STEAD (OCT. 16) – Desert Park Raceway closed out its racing season as the Northern Nevada Kart Club hosted the final round of the KPX Karting Championship series. To say it was a bit soggy would be an understatment. After the preliminary heat races the grids were set and Jr. 2 LO206 class was first on the slippery, wet track. By that time the rains that were absent from the qualifying sessions had return and were steady. As a safety measure flagman Dave Brandt moved off the stand he usually is on and stood by the track close to Turn

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  • Racing Preview: Oct. 13 to 16

    NNKC: KPX Logo.

    Racing Preview for this week is another mixed bag of many types of racing including three races in our area that could be affected by the incoming weather. The big race will be close to home at Desert Park Raceway. The Northern Nevada Kart Club is hosting fifth round in the KPX Karting Championship. Drivers from California are expected and practice sessions will run all through Saturday with Sunday’s racing starting around 9 a.m. For those attending the KPX event, Desert Park Raceway is a quarter mile past where the pavement ends for Lemmon Drive. Should be an action packed

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  • RUMBLE AT RATTLESNAKE

    Rattlesnake Raceway: Shane Ramthun, Hobby Stock winner.

    FALLON (Oct. 8) – Rumble at Rattlesnake was a two-day affair to make up for the loss of the Two-Day Shootout that 95A Speedway had scheduled. Due to the low car count it was decided to use the format like the Dirt Track Championships use. A driver’s combined finishes both days would determine their final position and what payout they would receive. There was also a twist to the rules so an IMCA or Pro Stock driver could take the roof of their racer off and go “topless.” And a few did that exact thing.   The Hobby Stock main

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  • FALL MX CLASSIC: ROUND 3 AT FERNLEY

    Fall MX Classic: Billy Adam, Pro winner.

    Fall MX Classic returned to the Fernley Lion’s Motocross track, or the Sandbox, this weekend. Since there were just over 250 riders on hand it took 21 motos to get all the classes their sets of motos.The one exception was the club race and that usually only has one moto. There were six pros that lined up and Reno’s Billy Adam had their measure. He led from start to finish in both of his motos giving him a sweep of the weekend.. Collin McHaney was second ahead of Justin Minsch and Brandon Acauistapace. The other pro winner was Terry Bostard,

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  • MRANN AT NIGHTINGALE: DESERT FOX WINS

    MRANN: Dennis Belingheri wins 1st OA.

    The local desert racers faced off east of Fernley for another round of competition. Nightingale (Oct 9) – MRANN at Nightingale brought two days of desert racing blessed by Mother Nature with fantastic weather. Unlike the season opener, which was north of here, this race was located six miles up the frontage road on the south side of I-80. This was hosted by the Tank Slappers Motorcycle Club, which named it “The Jackass Strikes Back Hare Scrambles.” On Sunday, after the riders meeting everyone lined up in their respective ranks. As usual all three divisions, Expert, Amateur and Novice started

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  • RACING PREVIEW: OCT. 6 TO 9

    Rattlesnake Raceway: Rumble at Rattlesnake poster.

    Even in October there is still more racing to see. Racing Preview this week is busy for our area but across the country and overseas series are winding down as drivers and teams chase their respective championships. In our region there are three two-day shows. Closest to Reno and Sparks is the next round of the 775 Fall MX Classic series held at the Fernley Lion’s Motocross Track or the Sand Box as it’s known. Saturday has practice sessions from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. then on Saturday there is a short practice starting at 8 a.m. and at 9

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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY: NNKC CHAMPIONS DAY

    The season’s final race is also when titles are clinched for any racing series. STEAD (Oct. 2) – Desert Park Raceway echoed with the sounds of racing as the Northern Nevada Kart Club closed out its 2016 points season. Despite the wind and temperatures the racing was as hot as ever as championships were secured. Usually each driver gets one throw away so if they have a bad race that isn’t counted against them. However this race, which was for double points, can not be dropped so competing was very important. As the wind picked up and temperatures dropped the

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