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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY: DTC MARATHON

    Dirt Track Championship

    FALLON (Oct.8) – Rattlesnake Raceway ended its formal season with the 31st annual Dirt Track Championships. It’s a two-day event where the cumulative finishes determines a driver’s final position and the title for their class. Sunday is the money day but got off to a slight late start so things were rolling just over an hour after they were schedule. Three big races were the highlighted the day. The Nevada Pro Stock Association was ending its season as well as settling the championship battle between Shawn Natenstedt and Travis White. Both won their heat races and would start at the

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  • RACING PREVIEW: OCT 5 TO 8

    Rattlesnake Raceway.

    RENO, NV (Oct.4) – This week’s Racing Preview has several races to either attend or watch plus a special event here in Reno. As usual TV and the Internet have events both nationally and internationally. For those missing all the show-n-shines from the summer take heart there is one more to go. Hot August Nights has its Fall Frenzy this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Baldini’s Casino the final show-n-shine for the year. There are a pair of two-day events in our region that should appeal to a couple of different groups. Saturday and Sunday AMA District

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY: PRO STOCKS ROCK THE NIGHT

    Rattlesnake Raceway

    FALLON, NV (Sept. 9) – Rattlesnake Raceway welcomed area racers and the Nevada Pro Stock Association for a night of hard racing. With only two more points races left in the season it was an important night for the regulars. Since it was two days before 9-11 before the show began there was a flag ceremony commemorating those lost in that attack 16 years ago. Presenting the colors before the national anthem was a color guard from Naval Air Station Fallon. The Pro Stocks were the stars of the night. They put on a pretty good show that ended with

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY: WEDDING AND RACING

    Rattlesnake Raceway

    Fallon, NV (Aug. 12) – As the summer rolls one Rattlesnake Raceway keeps working through its season. This race however had a special occasion before the mains got going. After the 250/500 Outlaw Kart main won by Jacob Dias driving a 500cc machine after he finally got past second place 250cc driver Ollie Gibbins. Then Dan Dias and Angela Johnson got married on the front straight with announcer Davey Munoz doing the honors. After they both strapped into his Hobby Stock and would race together in Hobby Stock main. On this night 14 cars took the green to start the

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: FAIR RACES

    American Valley Speedway

      QUINCY, CALIF. (Aug. 13) – American Valley Speedway ends the Plumas County Fair with a traditional race on Sunday night. Fans that came over from the fair were treated to an evening of hard, fast racing on this oval. “Been coming here for a while and finally got the win here,” Cory Sample said after climbing out of his IMCA Modified. “You know what, I’d race with Jeff (Olschowka) any day of the week, he gave me plenty of room and from my seat it was a hell of a race. I think he was kind of getting moisture

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  • LOVELOCK SPEEDWAY: FRONTIER DAYS RACES

    Lovelock Speedway

    LOVELOCK, NV (Aug. 5) – Lovelock Speedway helps this small rural Nevada town celebrate its founding every year. The festival is called Frontier Days and this is the 100th anniversary of the town’s founding. And this year the two-day show, known as the Frontier Days Races had its first visit by the Nevada Pro Stock Association. In addition there was a large field of IMCA Modified as that group, as well as the Pro Stocks were racing for $1,000 to win on Saturday. When the 20-car Pro Stock field got the green Rocky Boice used an outside move to lead

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  • FERNLEY 95A SPEEDWAY HOSTS SPRINTS AND MIDGETS

    Fernley 95A Speedway

    FERNLEY (July 29 – After being dark since last fall the Fernley 95A Speedway came alive this weekend. The event was round 10 of the Sprint Car Challenge, which usually races in the Northern California region. Not only did the event attract what may have been the largest crowd of fans to the track and 27 sprint car teams as well as five Midgets from the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) were on hand. And several of the early arrivals took advantage of the free test sessions on Friday. The Tour uses 360 winged sprint cars and has had good

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: TWO-DAY SHOW

    American Valley Speedway

    QUINCY, CALIF (JULY 22) – The American Valley Speedway had a two-day show one week after the Pro Stocks visited. Saturday was a night of some hard racing, with more cars than usual and a wild IMCA feature. One reason was that Lovelock cancelled its race so several of those planning on racing there made the tow to Quincy and raced here. As a result there were 20 cars in the IMCA field. “It’s so hard to hit a rhythm if you only make two or three laps at a time and after that red for the cable that was

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  • DESERT PARK RACEWAY: HOT DAY OF RACING

    Northern Nevada Kart Club

      STEAD (July 23) – Desert Park Raceway was alive this Sunday as the Northern Kart Club held its latest points. Although attendance was down a bit those present put on some good races and there was even a special race between two different shifter karts. There were what could be called, “races of the day,” but two of them happened in a single race. That was the Senior/Master LO206 main. After the race winner Alex Beaudon said, “He (Jacob Ciari) made sure I earned it, kart had a little too much grip so I couldn’t run away and he

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: NPSA’S SECOND VISIT

    American Valley Speedway

    QUINCY, CALIFORNIA (July 15) – American Valley Speedway hosted the second visit this season of the Nevada Pro Stock Association (NPSA). These speedsters rounded out a show that included all four of the regular classes. While the Pro Stocks were the stars of the show it was the IMCA Modifieds that put on the race of the night. That’s when a former three-time track champion scored her first victory in quite a while. “I did not think that race was ever going to end, I was looking for the yellow for like 10-laps,” Eric Buhr said after winning the IMCA

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY: JULY 4TH VIDEO

    Rattlesnake Raceway.

    If all goes well here is the video I shot in July 4th. It has the first laps of every one of the car mains and includes some of the fireworks as well.

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  • LOVELOCK SPEEDWAY: POINTS RACE #4

    Lovelock Speedway

    Lovelock (July 8) – Lovelock Speedway hosts its latest points race on a hot day with thunderstorms in the area. But this time Mother Nature smiled on the track, well except for just a bit. And the racing card had four divisions this night. After winning the 360 Sprint Car main a somewhat tired Bob Cooney said, “It was long for an old guy. It was starting to get a little rough there but the car was really handling good. The track was holding up pretty good for a while then it kind of broke up.” Then he thanked the

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  • RATTLESNAKE RACEWAY 4TH OF JULY RACES

    FALLON (July 4) – Rattlesnake Speedway hosted its traditional Independence Day races as well as the town’s fireworks show. It was an evening with fireworks on the ground as well as in the sky. The Mod Mini division put on the race of the night. When the green waved Suzi Schmidt was on point with Steve Singley giving chase. Things changed when Schmidt spun out of the lead in Turn 4. There was no caution and everyone continued on as Jesse James was moving from the back toward the front. There was another caution when Schmidt spun again. On the

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JUNE 22 TO 25

    KPX Poster.

    RENO (June 22) – This week’s Racing Preview is a bit unusual but still full of events as well as listings for both TV and what will be streamed over the Internet. First off there are two local events this weekend. On Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the National Auto Museum is the Reno Women with Wheels car show, which is hosted by Teresa’s Garage Radio Show. Cars start staging at 8:30 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. start time. Although it’s slanted toward women anyone that likes cars is welcome to come by and see the cars as well

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JUNE 15 TO 18

    After a quick blast of winter like weather last weekend this week’s Racing Preview will have events running in more summer like conditions. RENO (June 15) —The big even for this weekend is the annual Corey Herring Memorial European Scrambles at the Honey Lake MX track. This also ends MRANN’s spring series with the fall series beginning in September. On Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m. the Pee Wees followed by the Mini Bikes, V Women and Team races take to the track. On Sunday each of the three big classes run separate timed events with the Experts going first at

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