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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY: NNKC ROUND 8

    NNKC: Kid Kart winner.

    The NNKC season is in the stretch run, points are tight in some classes and after this race there is only one left to decided championships.   STEAD (Sept. 10) – Desert Park Raceway was alive with kart racing on this Saturday as around 40 drivers, some from California, turned up to challenge the course. Unfortunately the F-80 shifter drivers decided not to compete so that class would not be on the track but should return for the final race of the season. One of the day’s best races was the final one where the Senior/Sumo LO206 took to the

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  • RACING PREVIEW: MAY 12 TO 15, 2016

    NASCAR Sprint Cup. Kyle Busch celebrates winning in Kansas.

    After last week’s rains washed out all but one event this week promises good racing weather. Racing preview for this week has a banquet of different events for almost any racing fan. Locally Rattlesnake Raceway will be dark this Saturday due to a national shooting match at the gun club. The track and club share a hill and usually alternate weekends. American Valley Speedway in Quincy will finally get its season going Saturday. Mud packing begins at 6 p.m. with a 7 p.m. start to the action. Last year the track got a lot of new clay so it should

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  • Motorsport Preview: April 21/24-2016

    Fernley 95A Speedway - BCRA Midgets.

    Another weekend is ahead of us with another buffet of racing events. This week’s Motorsport Preview is another mixed bag of events that includes a special one in our area. This big event will be at Fernley 95A Speedway as the track hosts a double header with the BCRA Midgets and the Nevada Pro Stock Association joining the regular classes. The last NPSA winner Robert Miller should again be in B.J. Pearson’s Nuclear Banana car. If he also races his IMCA modified he’ll be going for his 100th victory in that class. We also want to give a shout out

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  • RACING PREVIEW: APRIL 7 TO 10

    Supercross - Ryan Dungey & James Stewart

    This week there is racing live, on TV and the Internet. Racing preview for this week has a mix of events for both the two-wheel and oval track fans. Once again there will be no practice at the Livfast Exit 28 motocross track as they are preparing for their next race. Fernley 95A Speedway will host its second race of the season Saturday with a 2 p.m. start time. All the car classes will be in action on the oval. Motocross racers competing in the 775 Spring Classic Series will head for Winnemucca for the third round of their series.

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  • LOCKETT’S MOTORSPORT EXPO AND NNKC PRACTICE RACE

    Need2Speed - Matt Bowen, general manager.

      A sure sign that spring is here is the annual show by Al Lockett. RENO (March 19/20) – Lockett’s Motor Sport Expo is part of his annual spring show highlighting many recreation areas including boats, landscaping, fishing and RV’s. On the motor sport side there are off-road related clubs, shops and other displays more focused on racing. One booth is from the Off Road Hall of Fame based in the National Auto Museum. Its now headed by the next Executive Administrator Barbara Rainey, who working on the hall’s next big effort. “The big thing we’re working on right now

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  • RACING PREVIEW: MARCH 17-20

    Al Lockett Off-Road and Motorsport Expo.

    Racing is really heating up as series are getting started both nationally and internationally week. Racing preview for this week has local happenings that lead into the new season, which starts next week. Out in the Fallon area two tracks have having test-and-tune sessions. South of town, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Top Gun Raceway has testing for drag racers. Just east of downtown, Rattlesnake Raceway is having its practice or play day probably starting around 10 a.m. Northern Nevada Kart Club will be in action Sunday with its annual Practice Race Day at Desert Park Raceway. The track

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  • PRO STOCK ASSOCIATION READY TO GO

    Nevada Pro Stock Association - Gordon Russell's car wit new graphics.

      After almost going extinct one racing class has had new life given to it and is ready for this season. The Nevada Pro Stock Association is ready to get this season rolling. And this year there are more races and should be larger car counts. Over the past several years the class all but disappeared but thanks to the efforts of Gordon Russell Feyder and others the class has a new life. Asked why it almost disappeared Russell said, “A lot of what happened was the price of racing went up but the payout went down. You’ll never make

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  • FIRST LOOK: 2016 RACING SEASON

    Rattlesnake Raceway - A modified spins into the mud.

    First Look at the 2016 racing season has something for almost any race fan. The upcoming season is like looking at a puzzle where most of the pieces are already in place. But there are a few more to be added including three events, two of which are new. As is usual the desert racers in the MRANN (Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada.) will begin the season with two events in February. The first is in the traditional area north of the Nixon off ramp located east of Fernley on I-80. It’s the first of the spring series. Due

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  • SEASON REVIEW FOR 2015

    Wild West Motorsports Park - Ultra 4's in action.

    Season Review of the 2015 year in racing for this region. With the year ending it’s time to take a look at this past season and set the stage for what is to come in the New Year. As usual the desert racers in MRANN raised the curtain for racing in this region. It was the Dead Horse event that’s staged north of the Nightingale Exit on I-80. Veteran Reece Honea won the overall with Steve Garnett not that far behind. Further down the standings Kyle Townsend ended up fifth ahead of Dan Capparelli and, rookie to the expert division,

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  • NNKC AWARDS BANQUET

    NNKC - Brian Rivera - TAG Masters champion.

        NNKC awards banquet is an annual gathering where the club ends its season and begins to look forward to the new season. RENO (Nov. 14) – The Northern Nevada Kart Club (NNKC) gathered together to honor its champions, trophy winners and special people that helped this past season. The location was the Grand Sierra Hotel and Casino for this festive occasion. The highest honor the club awards is Karter of the Year and the winner gets to keep the trophy for a year. It’s engraved with the names of those that have been special to the club and

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  • NNKC: RICK JEROME MEMORIAL RACE

    NNKC - Desert Park Raceway - Alec Beaudoin is the 2015 Senior Clone champion.

    NNKC ended its season honoring one of its own as well as setting championships for a few classes. STEAD (Oct. 3) – Every year the Northern Nevada Kart Club (NNKC) honors one of its founders with a memorial night race. The late Rick Jerome helped move the club from racing in parking lots to having a track of its own; Desert Park Raceway. This year however Mother Nature threw a wrench into the works although the club was able to get in enough racing so championships could be decided. After qualifying each class got ready to run what they hoped

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