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  • FERNLEY 95A SPEEDWAY HOSTS SPRINTS AND MIDGETS

    Fernley 95A Speedway

    FERNLEY (July 29 – After being dark since last fall the Fernley 95A Speedway came alive this weekend. The event was round 10 of the Sprint Car Challenge, which usually races in the Northern California region. Not only did the event attract what may have been the largest crowd of fans to the track and 27 sprint car teams as well as five Midgets from the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) were on hand. And several of the early arrivals took advantage of the free test sessions on Friday. The Tour uses 360 winged sprint cars and has had good

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JULY 27 TO 30

    Fernley 95A Speedway

    RENO (July 26) – Racing preview has another busy weekend with a major event coming to our area this weekend. Over in California there will be two motocross events as well as others nationally and internationally Fernley 95A Speedway has the biggest local event this weekend as the Sprint Car Challenge is coming Saturday with festivities, including a bike give away for the kids. The gates open at 2 p.m. with cars in the track around 5 p.m. so it will be the place for sprint car fans On that same night Rattlesnake Raceway will also be in action. The

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: TWO-DAY SHOW

    American Valley Speedway

    QUINCY, CALIF (JULY 22) – The American Valley Speedway had a two-day show one week after the Pro Stocks visited. Saturday was a night of some hard racing, with more cars than usual and a wild IMCA feature. One reason was that Lovelock cancelled its race so several of those planning on racing there made the tow to Quincy and raced here. As a result there were 20 cars in the IMCA field. “It’s so hard to hit a rhythm if you only make two or three laps at a time and after that red for the cable that was

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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY: HOT DAY OF RACING

    Northern Nevada Kart Club

      STEAD (July 23) – Desert Park Raceway was alive this Sunday as the Northern Kart Club held its latest points. Although attendance was down a bit those present put on some good races and there was even a special race between two different shifter karts. There were what could be called, “races of the day,” but two of them happened in a single race. That was the Senior/Master LO206 main. After the race winner Alex Beaudon said, “He (Jacob Ciari) made sure I earned it, kart had a little too much grip so I couldn’t run away and he

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JULY 20 TO 23

    W.E. Rock graphic.

    RENO (July, 19) – Racing Preview this week not only has regional events but a couple of special ones happening close to our area and to the east. Over on TV Land and on the Internet there is a classic race as well as others to be watched. This weekend begins with a pair of two-day shows with the first being American Valley Speedway’s in Quincy, California. On Friday, starting at 7 p.m. the cars will race with a $1,000 to win for the IMCA Modifieds then at that same time Saturday the cars will race again. To the east

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: NPSA’S SECOND VISIT

    American Valley Speedway

    QUINCY, CALIFORNIA (July 15) – American Valley Speedway hosted the second visit this season of the Nevada Pro Stock Association (NPSA). These speedsters rounded out a show that included all four of the regular classes. While the Pro Stocks were the stars of the show it was the IMCA Modifieds that put on the race of the night. That’s when a former three-time track champion scored her first victory in quite a while. “I did not think that race was ever going to end, I was looking for the yellow for like 10-laps,” Eric Buhr said after winning the IMCA

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JULY 13 TO 16

    AAmerican Valley Speedway

    RENO (July 13) – Racing Preview for this weekend is another buffet of varied treats for racing fans. This not only includes events in our region but some in California as well as those on TV and streamed across the Internet. Oval track fans have two events to choose from on Saturday. To the east Rattlesnake Raceway, starting at 6 p.m. has the cars and Outlaw Karts, that start early in the afternoon. Down in Feather River country the Nevada Pro Stock Association visits American Valley Speedway in Quincy, California. As usual things get going at 7 p.m. down there.

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY: JULY 4TH VIDEO

    Rattlesnake Raceway.

    If all goes well here is the video I shot in July 4th. It has the first laps of every one of the car mains and includes some of the fireworks as well.

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  • LOVELOCK SPEEDWAY: POINTS RACE #4

    Lovelock Speedway

    Lovelock (July 8) – Lovelock Speedway hosts its latest points race on a hot day with thunderstorms in the area. But this time Mother Nature smiled on the track, well except for just a bit. And the racing card had four divisions this night. After winning the 360 Sprint Car main a somewhat tired Bob Cooney said, “It was long for an old guy. It was starting to get a little rough there but the car was really handling good. The track was holding up pretty good for a while then it kind of broke up.” Then he thanked the

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY 4TH OF JULY RACES

    FALLON (July 4) – Rattlesnake Speedway hosted its traditional Independence Day races as well as the town’s fireworks show. It was an evening with fireworks on the ground as well as in the sky. The Mod Mini division put on the race of the night. When the green waved Suzi Schmidt was on point with Steve Singley giving chase. Things changed when Schmidt spun out of the lead in Turn 4. There was no caution and everyone continued on as Jesse James was moving from the back toward the front. There was another caution when Schmidt spun again. On the

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JULY 6 TO 9

    Prairie City poster.

    RENO (July 5) – Now that the 4th of July is over racing is ramping up again as there are local and regional events this weekend. And the TV has a varied schedule as does the Internet. Locally three area tracks will be in action Saturday night. To the east Lovelock Speedway hosts another points race starting at 7 p.m. and about that same time to the north in Susanville, California there are more races at Diamond Mountain Speedway. Rattlesnake Raceway will host a special event this weekend as it’s an all Mad Metal show, probably beginning at 6 p.m.

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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY: NNKC ROUND 5

    NNKC

    Despite the heat there was a pretty good go kart race on Sunday. STEAD (JULY 2) – Desert Park Raceway was alive with go kart racing just one week after the Northern Nevada Kart Club hosted the KPX series. Due to the heat and 4th of July weekend the kart count was down but those racing for points and fun still showed up. And this time some of the youngest drivers staged the race of the day with one competitor earning her very first main event victory. And she added an explanation of drafting. “That was awesome, that was like

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