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  • RACING PREVIEW: SEPT 28 TO OCT. 1

    BBMX Schedule

    RENO, NV (Sept. 27) – Racing Preview this week has a bunch for the two-wheel crowd both locally, over the hill and on TV. There are also races to watch for oval track fans on TV and the Internet. We’ll start with the one oval track race in our region as Tonopah Speedway ends its season Saturday evening with Fan Appreciation night. The action should begin either at 6 or 7 p.m. The biggest event in our area is the annual Street Vibrations Rally starting Wednesday goingthrough Sunday at various locations although the largest part is in downtown Reno. The

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  • SUPERCRAWL 2017 VISITS WILD WEST

    Supercrawl 2017

    MUSTANG, NV (Sept. 24) – Supercrawl 2017 presented by Maxxis tires and Trail-Gear visited the Wild West Motorsports Park this weekend. What this motorsport event lacks for speed it more than makes up for that in the technical courses and variety of machines used. Three different courses were set up with four of the five classes using two of them while the stock class was restricted to the “C” course. Over the two-day event drivers and their observers, who sometimes move rocks, give directions and might even hold a line to help keep the racer stable, work their way through

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  • ENDUROCROSS AT LIVESTOCK EVENTS CENTER

    EnduroCross

    RENO, NV (Sept 23) – EnduroCross visited the Livestock Events Center here for round two of this year’s series. It’s one of the largest venues the series will race in and made for an action packed night. This type of racing is more like motorized Steeple Chase but with more obstacles and no water trap. There were logs to race across plus two rock gardens, as well as a tabletop filled with chopped up wood that would present a different path every time a rider crossed it. The longest race of the night was the Super EnduroCross main a 14-laps

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  • NNKC WELCOMES FALL WITH A RACE

    NNKC

    STEAD (Sept. 23) – NNKC, the Northern Nevada Kart Club, welcomed fall with the next to last race of the season. Mild weather set the stage for the action at Desert Park Raceway. This year the L206 classes have fielded the most karts and provided some great racing and the Senior/Master L206 main was no exception although the real race wasn’t for first. “I guess there was some sort of incident on the first corner. I came out of Turn 3 and saw Jacob (Clari) at the back so I said, ‘guess I’m alone,’ so let’s see how fast we

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  • RACING PREVIEW: SEPT. 21 TO 24

    Endurocross

    RENO (Sept. 20) – Racing Preview for this week has an major event in our area plus others and a varied menu on TV and streamed over the Internet. There is something for just about any racing fan. In this area Saturday starts with the latest points race by the Northern Nevada Kart club at their home track, Desert Park Raceway. With only two events left in the season this will be important for those seeking championships or improving their positions. Later that evening the second round of this year’s Endurocross season will be at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

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  • AIR RACES: BATTLE AT THE PYLONS

    Reno Air Races

    RENO (Sept. 17) – Air Races came to the skies above the Stead Airport this week. For all concerned it was a challenging week and for some a throw down to see just who was the best in their class. As usual the Unlimited Gold race brings the week long meet to an end and this year the defending champion aircraft was flying in its final race for the current owner Bob Button. Playing spoiler was another champion racer owned by a many time champion Bill “Tiger” Destefani. Before the gold race began there was some excitement as the motor

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  • RACING RECAP: AIR RACES AND OVAL TRACKS

    Reno Air Races

    RENO (Sept. 17) – Racing recap has results from two tracks that ended their season. The main Air Race article will either be out Monday or Tuesday evening. This year’s National Championship Air Races ended on a high note with one of the two close races ending the week. There is a new Unlimited Gold Champion but the race went down to the final two laps. In the end defending champion Steven Hinton made a slight miscalculation but at almost 500 miles an hour it cost him the race. Chasing Hinton was Jay Consalvi, who took advantage of the error

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  • AIR RACE RECAP: FRIDAY

    Reno Air Races

    STEAD AIRPORT – Air Race Update has the five fastest qualifiers for this edition of this event. Due to a memory card failure the article was held up a day but now here it is. Fastest of all Jay Consalvi, flying the Unlimited Strega, a championship winning P-51. It took him two attempts and the one Tuesday afternoon was a bit exciting due to a rapidly approaching thunderstorm. “Tuesday we ran into a little bit of thunderstorms, I’ve got some cool pictures of lightning outside the canopy,” he said. “I was more concerned about my guys on top of the

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  • RACING PREVIEW: SEPT. 14 TO 17

    Battle Born MX

    RENO (Sept. 13) – Racing Preview this week highlights the major event in our area plus regional events both here and in Northern California. Also included is TV and what is streaming on the Internet are also covered. Here in this area the biggest event are the annual National Championship Air Races, the only event on the planet where pilots go head-to-head and race each other around a marked course. Steven Hinton put down what was thought was the fastest Unlimited qualifying lap on Tuesday when he posted a speed of 479.364 miles an hour. Looked like it might hold

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  • AIR RACE RECAP: TUESDAY

    Reno Air Races

    STEAD AIRPORT (Sept. 12) – Air Race recap today is focused on the Unlimiteds qualifying as well as the other classes. The day it self began with pretty nice weather but that all changed during the afternoon. However between noon and 1 p.m. many of the Unlimiteds qualified. Of course one plane of interest was the modified P-51 Voodoo and now is the fastest piston powered, propeller driven plane in the world. Record setting pilot Steve Hinton strapped in and threw down the fastest lap so far. He posted a time of 59:409 seconds around the 8.0851 mile course or

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  • AIR RACE UPDATE: MONDAY 9-11

    Reno Air Races

    STEAD AIRPORT (Sept. 11) – Air Race, day one, well things were a bit quiet although some were busy qualifying their racing aircraft for the battles to come. Sitting on the ramp testing its engine was Voodoo, now the fastest piston powered, propeller driven aircraft on the planet. Although it didn’t break the record set by Rare Bear it did the fastest pass in its attempt. To set a new record the aircraft has to do four passes along a course and be at least 1% faster than the previous record holder. They almost did it but not quite still

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY: PRO STOCKS ROCK THE NIGHT

    Rattlesnake Raceway

    FALLON, NV (Sept. 9) – Rattlesnake Raceway welcomed area racers and the Nevada Pro Stock Association for a night of hard racing. With only two more points races left in the season it was an important night for the regulars. Since it was two days before 9-11 before the show began there was a flag ceremony commemorating those lost in that attack 16 years ago. Presenting the colors before the national anthem was a color guard from Naval Air Station Fallon. The Pro Stocks were the stars of the night. They put on a pretty good show that ended with

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  • RACING PREVIEW: SEPT. 7 TO 10

    Rattlesnake Raceway

    RENO (Sept 6) – Racing preview for this week is a varied menu even though the season her and else where is winding down. There are live events as well as much to view on TV and the Internet. The weekend kicks off at the Battle Mountain Raceway as the track hosts its annual Silver Kart Classic Friday and Saturday. This is probably the biggest Outlaw Kart show in Northern Nevada and drivers from California, Oregon, Nevada and Idaho are expected. On Saturday Rattlesnake Raceway in Fallon is having Tribune to 911 honoring all military and first responders. There will

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  • PCI RADIOS FALLON 250 ROCKS THE DESERT

    Ultra 4 Fallon 250

    SALT WELLS, NV (Sept. 2) – The Fallon 250 is becoming a Labor Day weekend tradition in Northwest Nevada. This year there was a new title sponsor, PCI Radios and this regional event is the last in the Ultra 4 season until the Nationals in mid-October. It’s divided into two stages; the production and restricted classes launch around sun rise and race into the day while the fastest racers, the 4400 Class start in the afternoon and race into the night. The site is, Salt Wells located about 35 miles east of Fallon, Nevada and is really an all out

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