RENO (Nov. 29) – Even though there is no racing in our region it’s still a busy weekend here. In other areas there is some racing as well as NASCAR’s championship week down in Las Vegas.
This time of the year is when people and organizations band together to help the less fortunate. Especially children so they can have a nice Christmas and this Sunday three groups are doing just that.
For the two-wheeled crowd the Northern Nevada Confederation of Clubs is hosting the 37th annual Reno Toy Run on Sunday. And all types and brands of motorcycles are welcome.
Signups are at Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson from 9 until 11:30 a.m. when the ride begins. There are various prices on what the riders would like or to do.
The Toy Run ends at the convention center where there is a party with a meal, raffle, music and a Santa.
There are other toy drives going on with two different car groups that will join forces during the day.
Reno Coffee and Cars will start at 10 a.m. by the Starbucks on Kietzke, which is very near the Applebee’s restaurant. After getting everyone together they’ll cruise over to the Winco at the North Towne Shopping Center around noon.
There they will meet up with Old Slammers and join their 5th annual Toys for Kids drive. That get together runs from noon until 3 p.m. an all the toys gathers will be donated to the Children’s Cabinet.
Hope people can make it to one of these as they are for a good cause.
Over the hill for those wanting to practice their motocross skills Riverfront is open Thursday from 4 until 9 p.m. while Prairie City has practice that same day from 1 until 5 p.m.
E Street is still a bit too wet to use right now. With the possibility of rain coming it there are no schedules for the weekend so everyone is advised to call the hot line at, 775-265-7223.
Further south Bishop Motocross, at the fairgrounds will have practice Sunday with the gates opening at 8 a.m. that morning.
This weekend the Best in the Desert series will have the Pahrump Nugget Race for the Gold 250 for cars, trucks and UTVs only. This event should end their season.
There is at least one thing live on TV but we’re heading back into the ReRun Zone as we do every year at this time.
Thursday begins on www.mavtv.com with Dirty 30 starting at noon followed by Super Cup Stock Car series then three other Lucas Oil series starting with Drag Boat Racing followed by the Late Model Series and the Pro Pulling League. Other shows follow those listed.
The big show starts at 2:30 p.m. as NBC Sports airs the NASCAR Cup Awards ceremony with a replay at 8 p.m. The new cup champion will be honored as are the other top finishers.
Not much on Friday but on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. MAVTV begins with the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur races followed by two hours of Pro Motocross. Once again other shows will follow.
Sunday gets going at 10 a.m. as CBS Sports gets things going with an off road race followed at 11 a.m. by Mobil 1 The Grid show. Then at 11:30 a.m. the network airs the SKUSA Super Nationals from Las Vegas that happened last week.
While the end of the year is a slim time for race fans they should take heart. On January 5 the Dakar Rally will begin and it runs until the 18th. Then on Saturday, January 6th Supercross returns with its own band of two wheeled wild action.
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