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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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  • LOVELOCK SPEEDWAY: FRIDAY FUN

    Lovelock Speedway

    Racing began a day earlier this week and there was a bunch of hard racing to get the weekend started. Lovelock, NV (June 9) – The second round for the Lovelock Speedway was on Friday and it was the first of a three-race series held on three different tracks. And the race of the night came from the class with only four entries, the Hobby Stocks. “That was the wildest ride I’ve had in my life and it was so much fun. I’ve never gone on an apron like that and gone up to the wall,” said Mark Hain after

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  • AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY: NPSA FIRST VISIT

    American Valley Speedway.

    This weekend there was a special first time visitor to a track in our region.   QUINCY, CALIF. (June 3) – American Valley Speedway entertained their first visit by the Nevada Pro Stock Association (NPSA). For the pro stocks it was the Steven “Pops,” Rauscher Memorial race. Asked about going from the back to the front and winning the 30-laps main winner Shawn Natenstedt said, “A little bit of patience, definitely aggressiveness. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it as we’ve got a talented field and its pretty special to win. The Rauschers are great friends of mine

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  • RACING PREVIEW: JUNE 1 TO 4

    Battle Born Moto Festival

    RENO (May 31) —Racing preview this week picks up after last weekend’s marathon. And the beat goes on as there are two very different major races in our region as well as the regular events. The closest is Battle Born Moto Festival at the Wild West Motorsports Park. Gates should open at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last year it was just a hill climb but this year there will be a whip contest as well as jumping by LivFast. And there is an enduro that uses much of the same course the Ultra 4 racers use but this time

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