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  • OCTANE FEST: TOP GUN AND FAIRGROUND PHOTOS

    Octane Fest: Super Pro racer.

    Due to the length of the article I am putting these photos in a gallery. Octane Fest in Fallon is a celebration of speed and color. It is held in three different venues and two of the are Top Gun Raceway, located south of the town, as well as the Churchill County Fairgrounds, located near downtown. In the event article I missed who won the Top Comp division at the drag strip. Well got word too late to include it that the two drivers that would have been in the final decided to skip that run due to the weather.

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  • OCTANE FEST: FALLON CELEBRATES MOTORSPORTS

    Rattlesnake Speedway: Cory Sample, IMCA winner.

    Every June people flock to one of Nevada’s towns to celebrate several kinds of motorsports.   FALLON (June 11,12) – Octane Fest is an annual celebration of horsepower, speed and color put on in this Nevada town. Rattlesnake Speedway, Top Gun Raceway and the Churchill County Fairground host many events during the three days and nights the festival runs. Rattlesnake Speedway has oval track racing both Saturday and Sunday afternoons and for one driver it was a great weekend. “The track conditions were an improvement from Saturday, which I think resulted in better racing as we only had one caution

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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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  • OCTANE FEST INVADES FALLON – PART 2

    Octane Fest winds up with an action packed Sunday at Top Gun and Rattlesnake Raceway.   FALLON, NV (June 14) – Octane fest wound up on Sunday with the Top Gun Raceway wrapping up the NHRA Pacific National event. While just east of downtown Rattlesnake Raceway ran their full second day program of racing. Once again it took three heats to set the fields for both the Hobby Stock and IMCA main events. “At the beginning we weren’t very good but toward the end we got them on the outside on the restart and with about five to go we

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  • OCTANE FEST AT FALLON – PART 1

    Octane Fest brings to Fallon an annual celebration of all types of motorsports. FALLON, NV (June 13) – Octane Fest is a celebration of the color, sound, horsepower, racing and other motorsport activities. It’s a two night and three daylong event, which has something for just about any fan. has enough to satisfy almost any motorsport fan. Things kicked off Friday night as the Top Gun Raceway held test and tune session at the dragstrip. Then in the evening the action switched to the Churchill County Fairgrounds for Monster Trucks, Freestyle Motocross and Outlaw Kart racing. There was also a

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