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  • RACING PREVIEW: APRIL 27 TO 30

    Virginia City Grand Prix

    This week’s Racing Preview gets off to a slow start then snowballs into an action packed weekend, both live as well as on TV and the Internet. The biggest event in our area is the annual Virginia City Grand Prix, a two-day event that challenges riders from all across the west. Racing begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with the start being on the main street while the pit area is at the south end of town. On Saturday the pros, expert and amateurs get their turn on the rugged course. Sunday is for the Novice riders, Women, Bombers

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  • OLD TIMER NATIONALS ROCK THE SANDBOX

    OTMX Nationals

    The first of two major motocross events visited the Sandbox this weekend for two days of great racing. There is a photo gallery at the end of this article.   FERNLEY (April 23) – The Old Timers Nationals visited the Fernley-Wadsworth Lion’s Motocross Track this weekend. Hosting the event at the Sandbox, as many call it, was the local chapter of the Old Timers Motorcycle Club. This event draws riders from the western states as well as Canada. Many enjoy the track as its different from what they find at their home regions not to mention a great weekend of

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  • RACING PREVIEW: APRIL 20 TO 23

    OTMX Neveda

    This weeks Racing Preview has a host of events to watch both in person as well as on TV and the Internet. Now that the Easter holiday is over things are ramping up to full speed.   Locally the major event is a round of the Old Timers Nationals held at the Fernley/Wadsworth Lion’s Motocross track, or the Sandbox as most know it by. Not only are the OT classes involved but there are support racers to fill out the show. Starting time is 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with a BBQ at the end of the first day. There

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  • RATTLESNAKE: CAUTIONS AND CARNAGE

    Rattlesnake Raceway.

    The second race at Rattlesnake was quite an exciting night for all, especially for some drivers. Most of the photographs are at the end of the article after the results. FALLON (April 15) – Rattlesnake Raceway hosted its traditional Easter Saturday races this weekend. The pits were packed with around 87 cars including Sprints, Dwarf Cars and the Nevada Pro Stock Association. Before racing started the Pro Stock field made its way to the front straight. The track was honoring the memory of long time racer, builder and supporter Sabio Gonzalez. He was a fixture at Rattlesnake for many years

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  • RACING PREVIEW: APRIL 13 TO 16

    Rattlesnake Raceway.

    Due to the Easter weekend this Racing Preview is a bit on the thin side although there are some live events to be seen on TV, Internet and locally. The big race in our area is the Sabio Gonzalez Memorial Race at Rattlesnake Raceway, located just east of downtown Fallon. The event honors long time race supporter and the father of the Gonzalez brothers. Outlaw Karts will be part of the show and the cars are supposed to take to the track at 6 p.m. headlining the show is the Nevada Pro Stock Association. Those motocross riders wanting some more

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  • MRANN: HONEA WINS DIAMOND BACK H.S.

    MRANN

    SAGE, CALIFORNIA (April 9) – MRANN’s fourth round of their season was the 2017 Diamond Back Hare Scrambles. Staged by the Lassen M/C it was the 50th anniversary of the event that began in 1967 as an enduro race. The event was run at the Ft. Sage OHV area east of Doyle, California. It’s up against a mountain range and the final drop down to the pits is called “The Widowmaker.” Starting at 4,000 feet this very steep drop is one that even the fastest rider rode with care. Asked about it, one rider laughed and said it should be

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  • RACING PREVIEW: APRIL 6 TO 9

    MRANN

    Racing preview for this week has three two-day events in our region plus events across the country and overseas. Just about any race fan can find something they will like. First and foremost, Lovelock Speedway has canceled its opening night schedule for this Saturday. The reason is that Winnemucca Regional Raceway is starting their season with a double header. The events sponsor Motel T Hotel and Casino even has rates for those going out there. Gates open at 10 a.m. with racing beginning at noon Saturday and Sunday. As an added incentive Saturday’s IMCA race is $500 to win while

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY: SEASON OPENER

    Rattlesnake Raceway: Pro Stocks.

    A little late getting this one out but here it is. Next time should be better. FALLON (April 1) – Rattlesnake Raceway began it season Saturday. The pits were full of cars, 7 classes, as well as Outlaw Karts so it was going to be a long night. Headlining the night was the Nevada Pro Stock Association opening their traveling series as well. And a surprise driver won the feature. “It was good, started dead last, think we had 15 cars wound up taking the lead with probably 10-laps to go. It was pretty exciting actually,” Shawn Natenstedt said after

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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY: NNKC OPENS 2017 SEASON

    NNKC: F80/TAG

    As the weather improves more tracks and series are starting and here’s the latest one. STEAD (April 2) – Desert Park Raceway echoed with the sounds of racing this weekend as the Northern Nevada Kart Club started its 2017 season. Despite the threat of possible rain the weather was great. Just in case the club sped up the schedule so everyone was finished with their racing by early afternoon. One of the closest races was F-80/Tag race. Due to only two TAG drivers being on hand they were part of that race. An F-80 kart has a transmission so shifting

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