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RACING PREVIEW: FEB 1 TO 4

RENO, NV (January 31) – Racing preview for this week has a mix of a local event, the Re-Run Zone and some great races for the two-wheeled fans. Spring is in the air and so is more racing.

Locally Reno Cars and Coffee will have the first of their two monthly scheduled show n’ shines that ends with some cruising. Great time to come out, see the cars and view what their owners have done to them.

Reno Cars and Coffee.

Reno Cars and Coffee graphic.
Photo courtesy – Lance Freitas.

For further information the Face Book page is, www.facebook.com/renocarsandcoffee.

Over the hill E Street MX Park will have practice from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Riverfront has practice Thursday from 4 until 9 p.m.

The big event this week will be at Prairie City. On Thursday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. there is open practice and Friday there is a Sierra Old Timers practice session from 9 until 2 p.m. and camping is open from 5 p.m.

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Gold Cup series schedule.

Third round of the Gold Cup series will be this weekend and on Saturday gates open at 8 a.m. with practice from 9 until 2 p.m. Sunday gates open at 6:30 a.m., practice begins at 8 a.m. with racing to follow.

There is a silent auction being held to help a fallen rider’s memory and at noon there will be a parade lap in his honor.

On line signups end Thursday so for further information and/or to sign up please go to, www.repracingmx.com.

Not far away, on Saturday evening the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series will be visiting Oakland. And the course is different than they raced on last weekend.

To the south it time for King of the Hammers and Hammer Town opens Friday. This event is like Burning Man for Gear Heads and will bring at least 60,000 people, and maybe more that camp in the desert at Johnson Valley for at week.

REPORTER’S NOTE: The schedule is posted at the end of this article and races can be seen at www.ultra4racing.com as they have a live view section.

Both the Internet and TV land has a bunch of racing although most of the latter is in the Re-Run Zone.

Thursday at noon NBC Sports has the Motorsport Hour, over on www.mavtv.com they begin at noon with a series of shows beginning with Dirty 30. This is followed by Super Cup Stock Car Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat racing, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Speed Sport and ends with Madera Racing.

Pro Pulling League

Pro Pulling League events has this type of action.
Photo courtesy – wallpaperup.com.

Things are very slim on either TV or the Internet. Good time to check with either www.youtube.com or www.fanschoice.tv for races you might have missed and want to see.

Down in Hammer Town there will be tech inspections as well as classes getting a chance to pre-run the courses.

Saturday begins at noon on mavtv as they have more races starting with Lucas Oil Speedway Saturday Night Racing followed by Terra Cross and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Over on Ultra4racing the 4600/UTV class qualifies and at 3 p.m. they should stream the first race in the King of the Motos.

Fox Sports 1 at 3 p.m. has a Formula E race from Santiago followed at 4 p.m. by the Oakland round of Supercross.

AMA Supercross.

Oakland Supercross track map.
Graphic courtesy – Monster Energy AMA Supercross.

Sunday begins early as Ultra4racing at 9 a.m. has the second King of the Motos race followed by the third race at 11 a.m. If you think Endurocross is tough wait until you see this event as they race across rocks and boulders. Only the toughest survive this event.

King of the Motos

King of the Motos photo. A wild event if there ever was one.
Photo courtesy – drivingline.com.

Over on mavtv they get things going at noon with Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League and ends with Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.

Not to be left out Fox Sports 1 has Arenacross from Wilke-Barre, Pa followed at noon by Monster Jam from Orlando and at noon they replay the Supercross round from Oakland

CBS Sports also has two shows starting at 3 p.m. with Off-Road Racing followed by a Pro Pulling League event.

Once again remember this week racing continues at Hammer Town through Friday so please consult the schedule at the end of this article.

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Our newest is Big Valley Honda and is the first dealer we have as a sponsor. They sell everything from motorcycles, UTV’s, ATV’s and about anything else things one could want.

They are located at 2225 Market Street in Reno and their website is www.bigvalleyhonda.com and they have a Face Book page, www.facebook.com/bigvalleyhondareno.

Our first sponsor is a full service motorcycle shop, Reno Motorsports and they too have a full service shop as well as about anything a rider could want.

They are located at 964 Terminal way, by Mill Street and their website is, www.rms-renomotorsports.com.

Sponsor PJ & Co Restaurant and Saloon located at 1590 Wells Avenue in Reno is familiar to most in the riding lifestyle.

Good food, great place and they have Bike Night every Wednesday. For further information please check their website at, www.pjandco.net.

Concours Body Shop, owned by racer and race supporter Gil Grieve, is a business doing quality repair work on cars and trucks.

The business is located at 240 Telegraph Street in Reno and their website is, www.concoursbodyshop.net.

If you are into karting or want the most cost effective way to start racing then check out Nevada Kart Sport, our only full service kart shop in this region.

The shop has moved to 894 Deming Way in Sparks and their website is, www.nevadakartsport.com.

Have a business targeted toward the motorcycle, motorsport or off road demographic? Well we are looking for more sponsors.

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HERE THE KING OF THE HAMMERS SCHEDULE:

Tentative 2018 KOH Week Schedule by Day

Friday 2/2 – Hammertown Opens
Saturday 2/3 – 4600/UTV Qualifying & King of the Motos Night Race
Sunday 2/4- King of The Motos Day Race
Monday 2/5 – 4500/ 4800 Qualifying & Holley EFi Shootout Presented by KMC, King & ASC
Tuesday 2/6 – 4400 Qualifying
Wednesday 2/7 – Can-AM KOH UTV Race Sponsored by HCR
Thursday 2/8 – Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Race (EMC)
Friday 2/9 – Nitto King of The Hammers Race Powered by Optima Batteries (KOH)
Saturday 2/10 – Genright KOH Experience Trail Ride and Axial R/C Car Event

2018 KOH Week Schedule

Friday February 2, 2018
o 9:00 AM Registration Opens – Means Dry Lake Bed
o 9:00 AM Pre-Running Opens
o 9:00 AM Tech Opens – All new cars need to be teched by close of tech on Monday

Saturday February 3, 2018
o 9:00 AM Continue Registration and Pre-Running
o 11:00 AM Qualifying Driver Meeting for 4600/UTV
o 12:00PM – 4:00PM 4600/UTV Qualifying on short course
o 4:00 PM Mandatory Schampa King of the Motos Riders Meeting
o 6:00 PM Schampa King of The Motos Race 1 begins

Sunday February 4, 2018
o 9:00 AM – Schampa King of the Motos Race 2 begins
o 11:00 AM – Schampa King of the Motos Race 3 begins
o 6:00PM KOM Awards Ceremony
o 8:00PM Event Kickoff/Party

Monday February 5, 2018
o Pre Running Day
o 9AM Qualifying Driver Meeting for 4500/4800
o 10 AM – 4PM – 4500/4800 Qualifying on short course
o 12:00 PM Vendor Show opens
o 4:30 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for 4400 Qualifying
o 5:00 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for Shootout
o 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Holley EFi Shootout Presented by KMC, King & ASC

Tuesday February 6, 2018
o 8:00 AM Start of 4400 Qualifying on short course
o 12:00 – 6:00 PM UTV Tech and Contingency EMC
o 12:00 – 8:00 PM Vendor Hours in Hammertown
o 3:45 PM Awards Ceremony for Shootout Participants before Power Hour
o 5:00 PM Close of Qualifying
o 6:00 PM Mandatory drivers meeting for all KOH UTV racers

Wednesday February 7, 2018
o 8:00 AM Start of Can-Am KOH UTV Race Presented by HCR
o 12:00 – 6:00 PM EMC Tech and Contingency
o 12:00 – 8:00 PM Vendor Hours in Hammertown
o 4:00 PM End of UTV Race
o 6:00 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for Every Man Challenge Race
o 8:00 PM Volunteer Meeting
o 8:00 PM King Shocks Party

Thursday February 8, 2018
o 8:00 AM Start of Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Race
o 12:00 – 7:00 PM KOH Tech and Contingency in Hammertown
o 12:00 – 8:00 PM Vendor Hours in Hammertown
o 6:00 PM Close of EMC Race
o 6:00 PM Volunteer Dinner
o 7:00 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for King of the Hammers Race
o 8:00 PM Volunteer Staffing meeting

Friday February 9, 2018
o 6:00 AM Driver Line Up Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries Race
o 8:00 AM Start of the Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries Race
o 10:00 PM Close of the King of the Hammers Race

Saturday February 10, 2018
o 9:00 AM Awards Ceremony UTV – KOH – EMC
o 10:00 AM Axial R/C Car Event
o 10:30 AM Genright KOH The Experience

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