Almost 300 riders showed Saturday evening to contest the second of four rounds in the Exit 28 July series. It was a night of hard racing and one rider swept all his pro motos as well as taking the RMS sponsored Dash for Cash.
After winning the second 250/450 pro moto, Aron Harvey said, “Won all my motos, got a little bit of money so it was good. The track’s better, got a little bit rougher and I think that helped me out. The first moto was pretty smooth but I like it a lot rough so it was good.”
In both big bike pro motos Harvey jumped into the lead as soon as the starting gate fell. Giving chase was Adam Conway, who just couldn’t make up the difference and had to settle for a pair of runner-up finishes.
Harvey also won both 125/250 pro motos making the night a racing sweep.
While some races are close there are times when a racer like Harvey is all by them selves during a race. This can both help a racer and at times hinder them.
Asked which is easier Harvey said, “Sometimes it’s easier and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes you can find a better pace when you’re with someone else but you’ve got to really focus when you’re out by yourself.”
Then he thanked his family and girlfriend for their support as well as Deft Family Gloves, Michaels Reno and Tim O’Brien, “for putting on a race and letting me ride.”
Putting icing on his cake, Harvey then won the Dash-for-Cash sponsored by Reno Motorsports. He was in complete command during this two-lap sprint around the course.
After taking the checkered flag, he said, “It was perfect, got the hole shot, checked out and that’s what I wanted to do.”
The only blemish on his perfect night came during the Whip Contest. Here riders use a ramp to get some air then whip their bikes sideways and sometimes even almost upside down.
Of course then the aim is to get it turned around again for the landing. Just beating Harvey was LivFast freestyle motocross rider Derek Berlew.
One of the closest races of the night was the second 30+ Professional moto. After the gate dropped Tim Nobels, from Susanville, found himself in a nose-to-tail duel with Fernley rider Jesse Duncan.
Lap after lap they were no more than a few yards apart and sometimes only a foot or so as they negotiated some of the tighter sections. In the end Nobles hung on to claim the narrow victory.
“It was fun, “ Nobles said after taking the checkered flag. “He (Duncan) was definitely making me nervous. The secret is to take the good lines and try to ignore him. The track is holding up really good, it’s fun and there are a few potholes and stuff but good lines if you can find them.”
After the finish he turned his bike over to his 12-year-old daughter, who rode it in the Women’s race. Those motos were won by 11-year-old Sparks racer Kaylee Darby.
Another young rider having a great night was Gavin Clouser, from Reno, who won in three different classes, Supermini, 85cc Intermediate and Open.
In the youngest ranks Nathan Von Miller, Hayden Hines won their respective ranks in the Pee Wee divisons.
While some riders crashed during the night none were serious enough to require a ride in the ambulance.
•This weekend was also when the Master Pull USA 500 off road race was staged by VORRA. It was a marathon for those competing as the course left from just north of the old Truck Inn at Fernley, then headed toward Lovelock,
From there the racers would loop through everything from technical sections to flat out runs across dry lakebeds. And most of the race was at night so everyone had extra lights attached to their trucks and buggies.
The first wave left Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. and those racing in these smaller and slower classes had 21-hours to complete the 510 mile course. Two hours later the faster racers took the green flag and were sent off on their way with a 19-hour time limit.
Among the competitors was MRANN veteran Paul Ziegler, who was trying four-wheel desert racing. Another local was Sparks shop owner Clayton Scudder, who had his son Colton riding by his side as the co-ddriver.
According to the results, Sam Cothrun was first overall with a total time of 12:04:51.765 followed by Chad Hall, whose time was 12:17:02386. Two locals Clayton Scudder and Paul Ziegler were 245h and 30th overall.
Full results can be found at: http//westhold.com/livetimeing/vorra2011/.
OTHER RACING NEWS
•The Lovelock Speedway was in action last week with Randy Artz winning the IMCA Modified feature while Tony Taylor topped the sprint cars. Other winners included Audie Peterson, in Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Car victor Shane Stannard.
•This weekend will have a full plate for oval track fans. To the east the Lovelock Speedway hosts a pair of races that go along with the town’s annual Frontier Days celebration.
Both Friday and Saturday night’s events, starting at 7 p.m., feature a full slate of racing including Outlaw Karts, 360 Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds.
Rattlesnake Raceway also is in action on Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. with another of its regular points races. That same night, also starting at 6 p.m., Exit 28 stages the third of its July night motocross events.
•The Busch Brothers spent the weekend at Louden, New Hamshire where Kyle, by winning Saturday’s Nationwide event, set a record of 100 NASCAR victories.
In Sunday’s Sprint Cup event Kurt ended up 10th while Kyle didn’t do so well finishing 36th.
Brendan Gaughan competed in the Camping World Truck race at Iowa on Saturday where he ended up 19th.
• EXIT 28 Motocross Track - July 16
- (Beg.) 1. Nathan Von Miller, 2. Greg Bardshaw, 3. Aren Duncan, 4. Chase Cannizzaro, 5. Cody Zimmer
- (Jr.) 1. Hayden Hines, 2. Dalton Hoyos
- (Open) 1. Hayden Hines, 2. Nathan Von Miller
- (Beg.) 1. Hayden Hines, 2. Nicolas Merchant, 3. Dalton Hoyos, 4.
Logan Anderson, 5. Brandon Niles
- (Jr.) 1. Chase Curick, 2. Reed Westwood, 3. Trever Tellez, 4. Danny Hillyer, 5. Chayce Barba
- (Intr.) 1. Mikey Hillyer
- (Open) 1. Mikey Hillyer, 2. Trever Tellez, 3. Chase Durick, 4. Danny Hillyer, 5. Jaron Thompson
- (Beg.) 1. Justin Lydick, 2. Brandon Davis, 3. Amanda Westwood, 4. Benjamin Niles, 5. Ryan Moya
- (Jr.) 1. Bryson Olson, 2. Mason Stone, 3. Garrett Hueftle, 4. Justin Davis, 5. Tony Giusit
- (Intr.) 1. Gavin Clouser, 2. Austin Walton, 3. Garrett Darby
- (Open) 1. Gavin Clouser, 2. Austin Walton, 3. Austin Johnson, 4. Mason Stone, 5. Justin Davis
Supermini - 1. Gavin Clouser, 2. Austin Walton, 3. Austin Johnson, 4.
Garrett Hueftle, 5. Tony Giusti
- (Jr.) 1. Michael McGill, 2. Wade Bone, 3. Chris Leone, 4. Darren Pringle, 5. Mike Mondo
- (Intr.) 1. Gary Westwood, 2. James Raybor
- (Beg.) 1. Jim Ferris, 2. Lonnie Madsen, 3. Jason Nickle, 4. Christian Tyler, 5. Shane Nickle
- (Jr>) 1. Adam Stokes, 2. Jeramie Sorhouet
- (Intr.) 1. Michael Slipcevic
- (Exp.) 1. Aaron Bissell
- (Pro.) 1. Tim Nobles, 2. Jesse Duncan
- (Beg.) 1. Kory Barnett, 2. Ryan Frehse
- (Jr.) 1. Jeramie Romero, 2. Wes Gilmore, 3. Jake Osborn, 4. Daniel Pearce
- (Beg, Div-1) 1. David Stephens, 2. Deven Force, 3. Hayden Lowrey, 4. Bryson Olson, 5. Jeff Butler
- (Beg, Div-2) 1. Brandon Mihali, 2. Drew Chattin, 3. Cliffton Fuller, 4. Matt McNee, 5. Reese Frye
- (Jr.) 1.Weslee Valerio, 2. Tyler Moore, 3. Robert Tanner, 4. Bryan Cook, 5. Jeramie Romero
- (Pro.) 1. Aron Harvey, 2. Brian Bodden
Women - 1. Kaylee Darby, 2. Amanda Westwood, 3. Jessica Nobles
2-Stroke Open - 1. Billy Adams, 2. Joshua Davis, 3. Ryan Toseman, 4.
Kody Jackson, 5. Matt McNee
Schoolboy - 1. Billy Adams, 2. Tyler Moore, 3. Robert Bevins
Big Bike Open - 1. Billy Adams, 2. Adam Stokes, 3. Wes Gilmore, 4. Wyatt Snider, 5. Austin Rodgers
- (Beg.) 1. Nef Dominguez, 2. David Stephens, 3. Mathew Torimino, 4. Derek Kaurich, 5. Brandon Mihali
- (Jr.) 1. Robert Tanner, 2. Brandon Callahan, 3. Ryan Roseman, 4. Caleb Duster, 5. Joshua Davis
- (Intr.) 1. Jesse Sanchez
— (Pro.) 1. Aron Harvey, 2. Adam Conway, 3. Wayne Appleton, 4. Brian Bodden, 5. Nathan Tiearney
• Master Pull USA 500 - July 16/17*
Overall Results - 1. Sam Cothrun, 12:04:51.765, 2. Chad Hall, 12:17:02.386, 3. Gary Hull, 12:26:32.582, 4. Rick Massie, 13:06:07.315, 5. N/A, 6. Ben Phillips, 13:21:46.764, 7. Jason Hutchinson, 13:42:27.463, 8. Greg Kudrna, 14:16:48.284, 9. Sam Berri, 14:47:54.849, 10. Roger Ceballos, 14:57:23.558
* - Full results at: http//westhold.com/livetiming/vorra2011/
• Lovelock Speedway - July 9
Heat Winner - Randy Artz
Main (21-Laps) - 1. Randy Artz, 2. Jim Jurad, 3. Jeffrey Elerick Jr.
Heat Winner - Scott Hammond
Main (20-Laps) - 1. Scott Hammond, 2. Gordie Richardson, 3. Shirley Reeves, 4. Loren Bianchi
360 Sprint Cars:
Heat Winner - Tony Taylor
Main (16-Laps) - 1. Tony Taylor, 2. Galen Reese, 3. Robert Cooney
Heat Winner - Lance Roberts
Main (20-Laps) - 1. Audie Peterson, 2. Aaron Benham, 3. John Wright, 4. Glenn Rose
Heat Winner - Rodney Sweet
Main (20-Laps) - 1. Shane Stannard, 2. Bobby Gibson, 3. Cody Gibson, 4. Steve Winters, 5. Nick Winters
Heat Winner - Danner Barrick
Main (15-Laps) - 1. Danner Barrick, 2. Bryon Turner,
Beginner Results - 1. Will Evenson (3 O.A.), 2. Wyatt Delaney (4 O.A.), 3. Cade Maestas (5 O.A.).