The winner dominated the event as he rode with fire and passion ripping three times around the 33-mile course with a winning time of 3:05:33.
"The club put on a good technical course and I had lots of fun," Robert Underwood said after taking the checkered flag. "The bike always runs good as Gil Grieve at Concours Auto Body preps them and I have confidence in the machine as he does such a great job."
His only problem was the lack of turn indicators and the fact he had to follow ribbons for the entire course.
"To tell you the truth I got lost every lap, he said.
Then he thanked his other sponsors WR-1, the shops of CMS, NMS, RMS, Dirt Tricks and of course Concours Auto Body.
In a MRANN event Experts, Amateurs and Novice riders line up in separate groups. When a shotgun was fired the line up front took off then, after a period of time, the next line was sent off in the same way.
One expert used a bit too much throttle that sent his bike flying into the air right at the start but he was able to continue. But the Novice line was held up due to a crash soon after the amateur start.
Up front Underwood and Cory Vannoy took off leaving the pack to eat their dust. They ended the first lap a little less than four minutes apart and did an even faster time every lap after that.
After he reached the finish, Vannoy said, "It was the most fun course I've ridden all year. Nice and rock with really fast jeep roads. The whole first lap I was hanging in Underwood's dust and could see him. Then I got out of his dust and could see him only once and awhile."
Then he thanked sponsors, Concours Auto Body, Precision Concepts, White Knuckle Racing, Western Power Sports, Fly Racing and Canyon Mortgage.
Tearing around the course Underwood and Vannoy were almost four minutes apart but every lap they improved their times.
Nate Tucker, from Sonora, Calif. was the first Amateur across the line in 16th place.
After taking a breath he said, "The course was great, real fun, virgin terrain and not a whoop out there. There were a few rocks here and there but it was nice. And I need to thank Modesto Husqvarna and Ducatti as if it weren't for them, I couldn't come out and do this stuff."
During the day there were some crashes and a few sent riders to the hospital. The most serious brought Care Flight to transport him but that rider's condition is unknown when this report was written.
On Saturday, the younger riders got their chance but on a short course. Max Pecoraro was the 100cc expert winner while Courtney Jackson won the V Women's race.
The full results will be posted this week at: www.racemrann.com.
•The Civil War Sprint Car Series visited American Valley Speedway in Quincy on Saturday evening. It was a night of speed and action that these cars bring to any track.
After three heat races a B main put the final seven cars into the field and it was time for the A main.
When the 22 cars took the green Mike Henry jumped led the charge into Turn 1. Behind him R.C. Smith and Brett Rollag were disputing second place with Sean Becker close behind in fourth.
Going into the night Sean Becker was second in points, by a scant two markers, to Andy Forsberg.
Finally Becker took third then, after the second caution, he grabbed second and set his sights on the fleeing leader. It wasn't easy but Becker was able to close the gap between himself and leader Henry.
Dealing with lap traffic is always a challenge in sprint car racing as mirrors and radios aren't permitted. And soon after the final caution, both Henry and Becker had to weave their way past slower cars.
In the final laps, as they tore through Turn 3, the leaders caught slower cars. Henry went high but Becker, who saw an opportunity, dove to the bottom and made what was the winning pass.
After winning the race, that gave him the points lead, Becker said, "Lap traffic is my favorite part of racing because it always seems to separate the men from the boys. You've got to make quick decisions and you'll win some races in lap traffic and lose some. And that time it definitely helped me out."
He added the new configuration of the track, which is wider and has more new clay on it, produced a lot of passing that was fun to race on.
The three locals in the field had mixed results. During the B main Mark Tabor Sr. just missed a transfer spot when he finished eighth. His son, Mark Jr., finished fourth and transferred into the A main.
During the feature Mike Monahan, who won his heat race, lost grip when his tires lost grip and ended up 22nd. Tabor Jr., who had to fight an engine that wouldn't pull out of the corners, had the best run ending up 18th for the night.
•This week's racing kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday evening. South of Fallon the Top Gun Raceway hosts a program featuring Powder Puff and Import racing.
Further east, at that same time, Lovelock Speedway hosts another of its shows featuring Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks as well as IMCA Modifieds.
On Sunday, starting around 11 a.m., the Northern Nevada Kart Club hosts another of its points races at Desert Park Raceway in Lemmon Valley.
OTHER RACING NEWS
•Unfortunately circumstances have closed the clay oval at the Reno-Fernley Raceway. According to a phone message, a revised schedule will be issued in mid-July.
•This weekend one of NASCAR's Nevada Quartet did some flying to get to the races.
In Saturday's Camping World Truck, at the Milwaukee Mile, T.J. Bell fell to engine problems and ended up 28th. Kyle Busch jetted from qualifying in Sonoma to Milwaukee where he finished second in the Nationwide event, a race where Brendan Gaughan ended up 13th.
Both Busch brothers didn't do so well in Sunday's Sprint Cup event as they were involved in crashes. When the dust settled Kurt ended up 15th while Kyle, who led for a time, finished 22nd.
MRANN - Round 6
•Sunday, June 21
VCMC Wild Horse Hare Scrambles - 1. Robert Underwood, 3:05:33, 2. Cory Vannoy, 3:09:01, 3. Ross Neely, 3:09:52, 4. Sean Berryman, 3:18:05, 5. Steve Tichenor, 3:20:19, 6. Levii Hutchings, 7. Adam Thissen, 8. Kyle Fenner, 9. Charley Leiss, 10. Jason Alosi, 11. Kyle Townsend, 12. Rodger McCabe, 13. Cliff Townsend, 14. Larry Wright, 15. Mark Dowers, 16. Nate Tucker, 17. Ryan Murphy, 18. Paul Ziegler, 19. Cory Forsmark, 20. Ryan Hamel
•Saturday, June 20
6 & Under - 1. Ezra Belingheri, 2. Aleea Howe, 3. Jesse White, 4. Brandon Niles, 5. Anthony Edberg, 6. Carley Legenbauer
7 & Older - 1. Dallas Serpa, 2. Benjamin Niles, 3. Aidan Howe, 4. Jake Madsen, 5. Johanna Stone
7 & Older - 4 Stroke - 1. Chesney Minor, 2. Aaron Rapp, 3. Riley Harvey, 4. Tony Torres, 5. Brieanna McAuliffe
65 Beg - 1. Asa Howe, 2. Austin Wilson, 3. Max Madson, 4. Levi Thompson, 5. Jonas Thissen
65 Ama - 1. Dalton Laney, 2. Nathan Wright, 3. Parker Miller, 4. Tyler Wright, 5. Evyn Smith
100 Nov - 1. Dean Berg, 2. Jeremy Holm, 3. Ryan Roseman, 4. Zane Roberts, 5. Chris Martin
100 Ama - 1. Timothy Winslow, Taylor Kemp, 3. Shane Gump, 4. Brody Honea, 5. Samuel Jacobus
100 Exp - 1. Max Pecoraro
V Women Nov - 1. Laurie Clark, 2. Meagan Geyer, 3. Suzy Johnson, 4. Kelsey Selfridge, 5. Lainey Lord
V Women Ama - 1. Kara Kite, 2. Julianne Zotter
V Women Exp - 1. Courtney Jackson, 2. Chrystal Ponsock, 3. Alina Frei, 4. Beth Legenbauer, 5. Laura Townsend
•American Valley Speedway - June 20
Civil War Sprint Car Series* - Round 6
Heat Winners - #1 James Sweeney, #2 Mike Monahan, 3. Brett Miller
B Main (12-Laps_ - 1. Myles Bishop, 2. Andy Forsberg, 3. Chad Coompton, 4. Mark Tabor Jr., 5. Andy Gregg, 6. Riachard Brace Jr., 7. R.C. Smith
Main (30-Laps) - 1. Sean Becker, 2. Mike Henry, 3. Stephen Allard, 4. Brett Rollay, 5. Robbie Whitchurch, 6. Chad Compton, 7. Shane Matthews, 8. Matt Sargent, 9. Andy Forsberg, 10. Andy Gregg, 11. Brett Miller, 12. Myles Bishop, 13. Kenny Allen, 14. James Sweeney, 15. Herman Klein.
* - Full results will be posted on: www.civilwarsprints.com.