When the dust settled, one very happy and hard working driver collected the first winner's check of the weekend.
"It's my first ever major feature win," Shawn Natenstedt said. "It was good in the beginning then the track start to dry slick when I got to lap cars. Somebody passed me when I got hung up with them but I got the lead back in traffic."
After three heat races and a pill draw, Natenstedt started the main from the pole and made good use of it as he jumped into the lead. Behind him Rick Rogers, Jake Holland and Bill Pearson were giving chase.
Two early cautions slowed the race but once those were done racing resumed. Holland, a UNR student and Adam Walters, a sophomore at North Valley High School, were making their presence known and hounding the lead duo.
Natenstedt eventually caught one lap car and was blocked. This allowed everyone to close up and at one time Holland took the point.
Finally Natenstedt made what was the winning pass and stormed away to claim the first day's victory. Adam Walters and Holland followed him to the checkered flag.
For Walters it was another good run, after his first victory a few weeks ago.
Asked about his race, Walters said, "I just starting working with lap traffic and do what I could. I was trying to pass cars and go forward as fast as I could and it's good to know that I'm a top two driver."
Right after the feature, Walters took to the track again and won the Dash for Cash.
Only four Hobby Stocks were on hand and Alec Childs won after contender Gordon Richardson spun and ended up last.
Before the IMCA main the Outlaw Karts got their turn. And a brother-sister act scored two victories. In the 9-13 age group Dylan Garretson bested Zach Cail and his own sister, Danneeka Garretson, who won the 5-8 year feature.
Sunday's round of the IMCA Madness was being run when this story was filed. Results will be in next week's Tribune sports.
•On Sunday the desert races in the MRANN series faced off east of the north end of Winnemucca Dry Lake. The expert start featureed one rider going over the handlebars but he was able to continue.
After the start Cory Vannoy had the lead while Berryman had to work his way through traffic.
"I don't hang it out on the start as I used to when I was a kid and it got me into a lot of trouble," Berryman said. "I just got out there, held my own pace and kept caching buys. Luckily as soon as I caught them they'd fall over."
After several miles he caught the leader and the chase was on. That is until Vannoy blew a stop-check and lost time going back to it. From that point on it was Berryman's race as he streaked to the overall victory with a winning margin of over four minutes.
After his race, Berryman thanked his parents, the guys from Yerington that help take care of his bike, Carson Motor Sports, Dirt Tricks dot Com and his pit crew.
Coming home third through fifth were Zakk Audenreid, Kyle Fenner and Washoe County Assessor Josh Wilson, who won the Over 30 Expert division.
Another rider having a good race was Jason Thorne, from Silver Springs. He finished ninth overall and was the first amateur to take the checkered flag.
"When we got out there I was about fourth when we got to the ribbons at the start then I was second going up the ravine here," he said. "The course was whooped out but it was awesome, I like the longer loops and the rock section on top of the mountain."
On Saturday the Pee Wee riders, Mini Bikes and Saturday Women got their chance on a short course. Drew Chattin won the Mini Bike overall while the younger winners were Ezra Belingheri, Benjamin Niles and Riley Harvey in their respective divisions.
Several races had a Le Mans style start where the riders had to run to their bikes, kick them into life and take off. And the Women's race had a very interesting beginning.
Riding in her first race after serving five-years in the Marine Corps, and being discharged in May, Katie Rosenquist took off and tripped. Picking herself up she then bump started her bike, got the hole shot and led the field up a hill at the start of this course.
In the end Spanish Springs High School senior Jenelle Chattin claimed another overall victory. Further back Rosenquist, now a freshman at UNR, won the Novice class in her first ever race.
•This week the only race will be for the Sierra MX series as it visits the track in Hawthorne. As usually the young classes and quads race on Saturday with a 10 a.m. start Sunday for the remaining divisions.
OTHER RACING NEWS
•NASCAR'S Nevada Quartet was in action this weekend. Closest to home was T.J. Bell, who finished 12th in Saturday's Camping World Truck race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Across the country, at the Dover International Speedway, Kyle Busch started on pole but finished fourth in Saturday's Nationwide event as Brendan Gaughan came from 36th to 19th in the same race. In Sunday's Sprint Cup event Kyle didn't have good luck ending up 31st while older brother Kurt Busch finished fifth.
• Lovelock Speedway - IMCA Madness
Saturday - Sept. 26
Dash for Cash Winner - Adam Walters
Heat Race Winners - #1 Shawn Natenstedt, #2 21G, #3 Bill Pearson
Main (30-Laps) - 1. Shawn Natenstedt, 2. Adam Walters, 3. Rick Rogers, 4. Jake Holland, 5. Bill Pearson, 6. James Adaney, 7. Robert Miller, 8. Bill Smith, 9 Don Hall, 10. Cory Sample
Heat Winner - Gordon Richardson
Main (15-Laps) - 1. Alec Childs, 2. John Wright, 3. Audie Peterseon, 4. Gordon Richardson
5-8 - (Heat Winner) - 77x
Main (10-Laps) - 1. Danneeka Garreston, 2. Angelica Lopes, 3.Kolbie Mace, 4. Trey Walters
9-13 - (heat Winner) Vincent Evenson
Main (15-Laps) - 1. Dylan Garretson, 2. Zach Cail, 3. Danneeka Garretson, 4. Vincent Evenson, 5. Dominique Mace, 6. Danner Barrick, 7. Shay Smith, 8. Eric Taylor
• MRANN Fall Series* - Mother Chuckar 100
Sunday, Sept. 27
Overall - 1. Sean Berryman, 2:48:10, 2. Cory Vannoy, 2:52:34, 3. Zakk Audenried, 4. Keyle Fenner, 5. Josh Wilson, 6. Adam Thissen, 7. Rodger McCabe, 8. Eric Amacker, 9. Jason Thome*, 10. Ryan Hamel, 11. Steve Arcouette, 12. Ben Barnes, 13. Paul Ziegler, 14. Carter Forsmark, 15. Casey Forsmark
Saturday, Sept. 26
- 6 & Under - 1. Ezra Belingheri, 2. Jesse White, 3. Anthony Edberg, 4. Brandon Niles, 5. Kai Kapahee
- 7 & Older - 1. Benjamin Niles, 2. Dallas Serpa, 3. Alek Simone, 4. Johanna Stone, 5. James Thissen
- & & Older, 4 Stroke - 1. Riley Harvey, 2. Brieanna McAuliffe
65 - (Beg.) 1. Donavyn Morris, 2. Jonas Thissen, 3. Justin Lavallee, 4. Logan Sandall, 5. Conner Thompson
- (Ama.) 1. Tyler Wright, 2. Nathan Wright, 3. Austin Wilson, 4. Dillon Boyson
- (Exp.) 1. Mason Stone, 2. Austin Walton, 3. Evyn Smith, 4. Austin Serpa
100 - (Nov.) 1. Zane Roberts, 2. Dylan Dziminski, 3. Taylor Frei
- (Ama.) 1. Samuel Jacobus, 2. Dean Berg, 3. Corey Fletcher, 4. Schuyler Minnick, 5. Ryan Roseman
- (Exp.) 1. Drew Chattin, 2. Brody Honea, 3. Weston Minnick, 4. Joey Haney
Women - (Nov.) 1. Katie Rosenquist, 2. Jacque Stone, 3. Leslie Crawford, 4. Jackie Lucarelli, 5. Emily Pindar
- (Ama.) Lacey Sexson
- (Exp.) 1. Jenelle Chattin, 2. Courtney Jackson, 3. Alina Frei, 4. Kara Kite, 5. Chanel Honea
* - Full results will be posted this week on, www.racemrann.com.