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  • BREAKING NEWS: SHELBY HALL TO RACE IN THE MINT 400

    Shelby Hall - Ford Bronco

    A local team plans on racing a historic vehicle in a famous off road race. Today Shelby Hall-Baker and I appeared on Teresa’s Garage radio show here in Reno, Nevada. Unlike her other starts Hall will be heading the team when they compete in this year’s Mint 400, the 50th anniversary of this class off-road race. She and her teammate will be driving the same Ford Bronco her grandfather Rod Hall to victory in first Mexican 1000 race and it’s the only 4-wheel driver racer to have accomplished that feat. For her it marks another chapter as she carves her

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  • THE RACING BUEHNS

    Rattlesnake Raceway/Reno Air Races - the racing Buehns.

    Racing is a family sport, one where usually sons, daughters and the rest follow in their elder’s tire tracks. But there are some exceptions to this. The racing Buehns are one of the very few husband wife teams where both compete on oval tracks. In this area the Natenstedts are the only other duo like this. But Dennis and Tami Buehn not only race Hobby Stocks but he’s a six-time T-6 Gold champion at the Reno Air Races.   His involvement in air racing goes back into the late 1960’s when he got involved with Ed Weiner, who was racing

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  • RACING PREVIEW: FEB. 11 THROUGH 14

    MRANN - racers decend a hill.

    It’s finally here, the long wait is over as it’s the start of season when motors roar and the green flags wave. Racing preview this time has a host of events that one can view as well as the first race in our area to get this season started. East of Fernley and 10 miles north of the Nightingale exit on I-80 is where the Trail Blazers motorcycle club will host the first MRANN race of the year. It’s the Fireball Ridge 100, the 18th Hare and Hound race. On Saturday the Pee Wee racers get things started at 10

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  • TERESA’S GARAGE ON THE RADIO

    RENO (Feb. 17) — It not often a child’s dreams come true. But for Teresa Aquila, that’s exactly what happened to her. “When I was very, very young, I’m going to say 5- or 6-years old I wanted to play with tools and wanted to be a mechanic ever since I was a little kid,” she said. “In my first grade an officer actually came to the school and I thought, ‘that’s what I need to be.’ So I wanted to be two things, a cop and a mechanic.”   It wasn’t easy as back then society had definite ideas

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