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  • RACING PREVIEW: JUNE 1 TO 4

    Battle Born Moto Festival

    RENO (May 31) —Racing preview this week picks up after last weekend’s marathon. And the beat goes on as there are two very different major races in our region as well as the regular events. The closest is Battle Born Moto Festival at the Wild West Motorsports Park. Gates should open at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last year it was just a hill climb but this year there will be a whip contest as well as jumping by LivFast. And there is an enduro that uses much of the same course the Ultra 4 racers use but this time

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  • GANG NATIONALS ROCK THE SANDBOX

    OTHG Nationals

    FERNLEY (May 28) – A Memorial Day weekend tradition is the annual Over The Hill Gang National race at the Sandbox, or the Fernley-Wadsworth Lions Club Motocross Track. Riders from several Gang chapters make this journey for two days of racing, comradeship and a darned good BBQ at the end of Saturday’s competition. And once again the hosts was the local OTHG chapter. Scoring is kind of like golf as a rider’s finish in a moto gives them the number, which is added up after all four have been run. There are two motos each day. Looking over the final

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  • LOVELOCK SPEEDWAY OPENS 2017 SEASON

    Lovelock Speedway

    LOVELOCK, NV (May 26) – After being rained out two weeks ago Lovelock Speedway finally got its season going. Unlike the earlier date the car count was pretty slim but the track when ahead and opened its 2017 season. After the dust settled on the IMCA main winner K.C. Kubichek said, “I don’t think I’ve got a lot of horsepower but I’ve got pretty good drive off the corner. The slick part was Turn 2 and if you come in to there it was pretty tacky right in 1 but you had to feather it off in 2 as it

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  • RACING PREVIEW: MAY 25 TO28

    Monaco Grand Prix

    It’s a marathon weekend for racing fans and a sure sign that summer is here. Memorial Day is the biggest racing weekend of the year and this week’s Racing Preview has a bunch of events to cover. There’s something for just about any race fan. Locally Lovelock Speedway leads the oval track parade with racing starting at 7 p.m. Friday night. Then on Saturday, Rattlesnake Raceway in Fallon gets their show going at 6 p.m. while north of us Diamond Mountain Speedway in Susanville, California. The big two-day show is at the Sandbox, the motocross track in Fernley located just

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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY: NNKC – ROUND 3

    NNKC

    The Northern Nevada Kart Club (NNKC) was in action this weekend. STEAD (May 21) – Desert Park Raceway echoed to the sounds of racing Go Karts this weekend. It was the third round of this year’s season for NNKC and 33 drivers showed up for the first event in summer like conditions. When the Jr-2/LO206 main began Issac Bourque was on point followed by Boden Barnwell and Chase Dulude. Eventually the race broke into groups dueling for positions. Up front Barnwell and Bourque, who put on one of the two races of the day, were disputing the lead while in

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: OLSCHOWKA WINS

    American Valley Speedway

    QUINCY, CALIF. (May 20) – Wonderful late spring weather greeted the racers at American Valley Speedway this Armed Forces Day. It set the stage for some great racing under the lights. “This thing was pretty fast on this track, pretty touchy but we were really good here,” Jeff Olschowka said after winning the IMCA Modified main. “Just trying to take our time going to the front. You’ve got to go for it, I got into the back of Galin (Hainline) a little bit outside of 2 and he gave me plenty of room getting into Turn 3 to get around

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  • RACING PREVIEW: MAY 18 TO 21

    Hangtown Nationals

    Racing Preview for this weekend has a varied menu for those wanting to watch or see motorsports. A week before Memorial Day weekend and some things are ramping up while others are quiet this weekend. But there is something for about any race fan. One track in our area is hosting three days of action this weekend. Top Gun Raceway kicks the weekend off with $5 Fridays, from 6 p.m. until 10 people can test and tune their cars on the dragstrip. Then starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday there are two days of drag racing. Saturday has Round

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  • NORCAL ROCK RACING AT WILD WEST MOTORSPORTS PARK

    Nor Cal Rock Racing

    Running a bit late on this one but here’s the event that kicks off the truck and buggy off road season in our area. MUSTANG (May 13) – Nor Cal Rock Racing brought its brand of short course racing to the Wild West Motorsports on Saturday. It was a day of some wild and wooly action around the course as well as over the rocks. This time the course direction was reversed so the racers went from south to north along the front stretch. And after racing two heats the drivers were ready for the mains. Saving the best for

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  • BATTLE BORN MX:BACK TO THE SANDBOX

    Racing returned to Fernley this weekend at the Wadsworth/Fernley Lion’s Motocross Track. FERNLEY (May 14) – Battle Born MX celebrated Mother’s Day by returning to the Sandbox as its known for round 4 of its spring series. The hosting club this time was the Old Timer’s Motorcycle club. Despite cool temperatures and some wind around 300 riders showed up to compete on Sunday. “Yea, got the sweep, first in 450 Pro, got the hole shot and checked out,” Jesse Sanchez said after winning his second moto. “I was charging the entire time, trying to see how fast I could go

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  • RACING PREVIEW: MAY 11 TO 14

    NorCal Rock Racing.

    Another varied Racing Preview for this weekend with several events, live as well as broadcast on TV or streamed over the Internet. Friday and Saturday is a busy time as Nor Cal Rock Racing, which runs the VORRA series brings the Metal Cloak Shoot Out to the Wild West Motorsports Park. Racing is on Saturday and, like last year, there should be some Ultra 4 entries to round out the field. Saturday is also busy with several live events. To the east Rattlesnake Raceway is in action with a 6 p.m. start to racing that also includes the Outlaw Karts.

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: DWARF CAR NATIONALS

    Dwarf Car Nationals

    The weekend began with some great racing, that is before Mother Nature threw a wet blanket over it. QUINCY (May 5) – American Valley Speedway hosted the field of 75 Dwarf Cars this weekend. The event was the Western States Dwarf Car Association National Memorial Race. Besides being a National the race honored the memory of two drivers, Dave Richardson and Leroy Kay, who perished in wrecks a few years ago. Before racing began the field lined up, and made a slow four-wide to salute their fallen comrades. Three divisions, Pros, Veterans and Sportsmen were on tap as well as

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  • RACING PREVIEW: MAY 4 TO 7

    Dwarf Car Nationals

    Another great weekend of racing is here. Once again Racing Preview has something for almost every type of racing fan, from live events to attend to racing on TV and streamed on the Internet. If the weather doesn’t throw a spanner in the works the Leroy Kay Memorial Race at American Valley Speedway is this Friday and Saturday. Racing should begins 7 p.m. and on Friday the Dwarfs will race with the IMCA Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks. On Saturday the IMCA Modifieds and Mini Stocks round out the program. To the east Lovelock Speedway begins its season Saturday at

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  • VCGP: HEATHER PICKERING MAKES HISTORY

    VCGP

    Although shorter the second day of this year’s VCGP was historic.   VIRGINIA CITY (April 30) – The annual Virginia City Grand Prix is divided into separate parts depending on which class a person races in. On the second day Novice, Women, Bombers and Vintage bikes take their turn on the course. In order to make it a bit easier on those racing Vintage motorcycles they run a course that is just over 10-miles in length. The rest of the classes essentially race over the same 25-mile long course the Pros, Experts and Amateurs ran on Saturday. Once again the

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  • VCGP: TREMAINE TOPS PRO DAY

    VCGP

    Saturday is when the pros, experts and amateurs race in the Comstock Classic. VIRGINIA CITY (April 29) – The Virginia City Grand Prix (VCGP) has been held 46 out of last 47 years. Known for being a huge challenge the event brings riders from across the west to the Comstock. This year, due to the storms in winter, the course was rougher than usual. But to the winner Ty Tremaine it didn’t matter as he put on a charge from start to finish. Before the race started there were fund raising things to help last year’s champion Tucker Larrieu, who

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