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Lucas Oil adds second race at Wild West Motorsports Park

The Wild West Motorsports Park will host two Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series events this summer, showcasing northern Nevada as a premier racing site and giving fans double the action!

LOORS_Driver Facebook Graphics_40428The Lucas Oil Series announced that Wild West Motorsports Park will host weekend races May 30-31 in addition to the race planned for Aug. 22-23. This is the third year in a row Wild West Motorsports Park has hosted a Lucas Oil Off Road Race and the first time there has been two races in one season.

Fans have come to enjoy watching Brian Deegan, Jeremy McGrath, Carl Renezeder, Rodrigo Ampudia and the top racers of the sport reach speeds of 90 MPH and jump 100-plus feet through the air in 900 horsepower trucks.

One of the newest plans for both races is the addition of lights and nighttime racing. It goes back back to old-school Friday and Saturday night racing that happened all across our country. It’s a whole new experience watching the action under the lights.

Wild West Motorsports Park is located only 10 minutes east from downtown Reno.

Off-Road Racing Mecca of the West

JA Nugget, the City of Sparks and Wild West Motorsports Park to host Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree July 14-19, 2014

A new kind of special event is coming to Northern Nevada this summer. In July, JA Nugget, the City of Sparks and Wild West Motorsports Park will host 4-wheel and off-road racers from all over the Western Region at the first Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree, July 14-19, 2014.

Slide20Just imagine what can happen when a specialty off-road racing vehicle boasts a 6-foot vertical surface climbing ability, coupled with 500 horsepower and speeds well over 100 mph.

“With space for unlimited motorized recreational activities and hotel rooms to accommodate off-road racers and enthusiasts, Sparks is uniquely positioned to become the off-road and 4-wheel racing mecca of the West,” said Jeff Knoll, Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree Organizer.

A former producer of the popular King of the Hammers event in California, Knoll studied the area carefully before selecting Sparks to host the Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree. Participants will be provided with a host of recreational opportunities that highlight Northern Nevada. Fly fishing or floating the Truckee River, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, photography, UTV and 4WD trail riding are examples of the types of recreation available in the area. This event has nightlife, with OHV themed parties scheduled for most evenings in the Nugget Casino.

Photo Credit: Fatography

In addition to racing at the Wild West Motorsports Park, Northern Nevada is close to two of the West’s most famous off-road trails, The Rubicon and Fordyce Creek Trail. Both are located within an hour of Reno-Sparks.

Motorized recreation, coupled with Northern Nevada’s hospitality industry, make the Silver State 4 Wheel and Off-Road Jamboree a unique opportunity to build an off-road event like no other.  Finally, an event the whole family can enjoy. Relax at the spa, have a drink poolside, take a Jeep or UTV trip, float the river, or just enjoy Nevada style gaming, this event offers the perfect summer vacation.

For more information, please visit www.janugget.com and www.silverstatejamboree.com.

50th National Championship Air Races wraps up historic week

The National Championship Air Races wrapped up its historic 50th event on Sunday afternoon with a thrilling Breitling Unlimited Gold Championship race that ended with four-time defending champion Steve Hinton edging out one of the best racing fields in the event’s history for his fifth straight victory. Hinton, from Chino, Calif., was piloting the popular P-51 Mustang “Voodoo,” racing against his former plane, the legendary P-51 Mustang, “Strega,” owned by famed air racer, Bill “Tiger” Destefani. By day’s end, Gold Champions were crowned in all six race classes.

Winners included:

* Biplane Class: Tom Aberle, Fallbrook, CA, “Phantom,” 254.24 mph

* Sport Class: Jeff LaVelle, Mukilteo, WA, “Race 39,” 394.33 mph (time of release, results unofficial)

* Formula One Class: Vito Wypraechtiger, Bern, Switzerland, “Scarlet Screamer,” 240.26 mph

* T-6 Class: Dennis Buehn, Carson City, NV “Midnight Miss III,” 245.56 mph

* Jet Class: Pete Zaccagnino, Park City Utah, “Just Lucky,” 509.9 mph

* Unlimited Class: Steve Hinton, Chino, CAB, “Voodoo,” 482.1 mph

“This year was truly an honor for the Reno Air Races,” said Mike Houghton CEO and president of Reno Air Racing Association. “We welcomed some of the best aviators in the industry to race, watch and/or take part in our 50th event. We appreciate all of the fans, competitors, performers, volunteers and sponsors for making this a memorable year.”

For fan photos, check out the photo stream!

For a complete list of official results and times, log onto www.airrace.org.

Gear up for Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series 2013

Watch Brian Deegan and 125 other racers battle it out in 900 horsepower trucks, August 23-25, at Wild West Motorsports Park. The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is a full contact MMA fight—on wheels!

Watch last year’s intensity on the track:

TICKETS:

Saturday and Sunday, general admission tickets at the gate are $20/day, kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult.

Friday, Aug 23, is FREE to the public to watch the racers practice.

Advance tickets are available for purchase online for $20 plus a $2 processing fee.  https://secure.ticketsage.net/websales.aspx?u=lucasoiloffroad

KICK-OFF PARTY AT RUM BULLIONS ISLAND BAR

The Pre-Race Party gears up at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 22 at Rum Bullions with live entertainment and the chance to win Friday Road Race ride and tickets to the VIP tent brought to you by Rockstar. And get set for a special autograph party with Corry Weller, the first female racer to compete in the Pro truck class, along with others like Austin Kimbrell, Rodrigo Ampudia, Ryan Beat, Aaron Daugherty, Jerry Daugherty, Justin Bean Smith, Ray Griffith, Mary Hart and more. Stick around for the final Miss Reno Off Road Race Girl competition at 8 p.m. The winner walks away with $2,000 and represents Lucas Oil, Rockstar and Silver Legacy at the race!

Hotel Discounts:

Silver Legacy: Book online with the special room rate to the Racers/friends/family and Fans: “LUCAS13”.

Circus Circus Reno: Book online with the special room rate to the Racers/friends/family and fans: “ILUCAS

Race Schedule

Friday, August 23 (free to the public)LOORRS 3

10:20am-12:30pm:

Pro 4 Practice

Pro Buggy Practice

Pro Lite Practice

Pro 2 Practice

1:30pm-3:30pm

Mod Kart Practice

Pro 4 Practice

Pro Buggy Practice

Pro Lite Practice

Pro 2 Practice

3:30pm

Mod Kart Practice

Lucas OilSaturday, August 24 (tickets $20)

9:00am – Gates open to the public

9:30am – Mod Kart Qualify

9:50am – Pro Lite Group 1 Qualify

10:10am – Pro Lite Group 2 Qualify

10:30am – Pro 4 Qualify

10:50am – Pro Buggy Qualify

11:10am – Pro 2 Qualify

12:15pm – Pro Lite Last Chance Qualifier

12:45pm – Opening Ceremonies

1:00pm – Mod Kart Race

1:30pm – Pro 4 Race

2:15pm – Pro Buggy Race

3:00pm – Pro Lite Race

3:45pm – Pro 2 Race

IMG_0009Sunday, August 25 (tickets $20)

9:00am – Gates open to the public

9:30am – Mod Kart Qualify

9:50am – Pro Lite Group 1 Qualify

10:10am – Pro Lite Group 2 Qualify

10:30am – Pro 4 Qualify

10:50am – Pro Buggy Qualify

11:10am – Pro 2 Qualify

12:15pm – Pro Lite Last Chance Qualifier

12:45pm – Opening Ceremonies

1:00pm – Mod Kart Race

1:30pm – Pro 4 Race

2:15pm – Pro Buggy Race

3:00pm – Pro Lite Race

3:45pm – Pro 2 Race

Motocross Superstars Truck Their Way into Reno Tahoe

Three of motocross’ most celebrated and daring athletes are coming to Reno Tahoe! They’re trading in their 250cc dirt bikes for 900 horsepower trucks at the Toyota Silver State Showdown by Fox Shox, on August 25-26. Don’t miss your chance to watch Brian Deegan, Jeremy McGrath and Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg  go head to head (or should we say door to door) in high-flying, off-road action.

Brian Deegan

deeganBeginning his career at the age of 17, Brian Deegan is the most decorated freestyle motocross rider in the sport’s history with an impressive 13 X Games medals. In addition to dominating the sport, he also holds the distinction of being the only rider to compete in every X Games, and was the first rider to land a 360 on a motorcycle, or as he call it, the “Mulitia Twist.” Branching out into new territory, Deegan set his sights on racing short course trucks, which will be his vehicle of choice at the brand new Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno Tahoe this August. So far he has won both Lucas Oil Pro 2 Unlimited and Pro Lite Unlimited Championships, was Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year in Pro 2 Unlimited, and the 2011 Lucas Oil Driver of the Year.

Jeremy McGrath

Crowned as the “King of Supercross,” Jeremy McGrath is a legend on two wheels. He won an unprecedented 72 Motocross main events and seven Supercross championships between 1993 and 2000; ushering in what would be known as the “McGrath Era.” Along with all of his championships, McGrath was also featured in his own line of video games, and in 2003 he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. While he might be done racing Supercross, he’s taking his love of racing to the world of off-road trucks as a member of the Monster Energy Team.

Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg

You’d be hard pressed to find another dirt bike rider with as much natural talent as Jeremy Stenberg – better known as Twitch. Riding since the age of two, Twitch has become one of the most recognizable figures in the world of freestyle motocross, boasting 8 X Games medals. Those victories have come with a price though. Along with an X Games gold medal in 2011, he left with a shattered right heel, crushed vertebra and a broken tibia after a jump went wrong during the Speed and Style competition. But it’s going to take more than a few broken bones to slow this guy down as he jumps in the driver seat of his short course truck. He’s already conquered the SuperLite class during the 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road series, which earned him the Rookie of the Year award, and now he’s ready to thrown down with Deegan and McGrath in the Pro 2 Unlimited Series at the Toyota Silver State Showdown!

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Tickets are available at www.lucasoiloffroad.com. Prices range from $10 – $30 for a single day pass, and $15 – $50 for a weekend pass.

The World’s Best Arenacross Racers Return this February

ArenacrossHigh intensity, bar-to-bar dirt-bike racing at its finest returns to Reno with the 2011 AMA Arenacross Series during its annual visit to the Livestock & Events Center Friday, February 18 and Saturday, February 19. Tickets for the longest-running round on the series that has affectionately become known as “ArenOcross” are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com and the Livestock & Events Center box office beginning Monday, February 14.

Hundreds of the best Arenacross riders from around the globe will compete for their chance to be one of just 32 riders to make a pair of 16-rider main events in the AMA Arenacross and AMA Arenacross Lites classes. The national series travels throughout the country to several of the most renowned arenas in the United States, bringing in 150 truckloads of dirt to sculpt a man-made dirt battleground. Technical obstacles, close competition and impressive airtime combine to create one of the most unique spectacles in the sporting world.

Anything can and does happen in Arenacrossand the man left standing atop the podium at the end of the night with the coveted trophy will have earned his prize. Defending champion Josh Demuth leads a highly talented group of riders hungry to defeat him in his bid to claim a fourth AMA Arenacross Series title.

Last season at the Biggest Little City in the World, the AMA Arenacross Series’ two winningest riders of the 2010 season, Demuth and his Babbitt’s Monster Energy/TiLube Kawasaki and teammate Tyler Bowers, traded wins over two nights. The pair’s dominance at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center further establish the duo as the pair to beat for the coveted title. 

The AMA ArenacrossSeries is fun for the whole family! The always popular track walk and post-race autograph session gives an opportunity for fans of all ages to get up close and personal with the stars of Arenacross and get a coveted autograph from some of the best riders in the world.

 Don’t miss the chance to check out a truly memorable experience!

Kid’s seats are just $7! Adult admission is just $20!  Tickets are available at the Livestock & Events Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

For more information on the AMA Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.

-Brandon Short