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Riders rip at Mustang; Fallon hosts dirt track championships
by Dan McGee
Oct 11, 2009 | 1922 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune/Dan McGee - As her 14-year-old freshman brother Justin Minsch gets big air on his way to a victory, his sister Kle Minsch  (left), a senior at North Valleys High School, organized a rooting section for him. She's joined by friends Casey Hurdle  (Center) and Amanda Kitchingman.
Tribune/Dan McGee - As her 14-year-old freshman brother Justin Minsch gets big air on his way to a victory, his sister Kle Minsch (left), a senior at North Valleys High School, organized a rooting section for him. She's joined by friends Casey Hurdle (Center) and Amanda Kitchingman.
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Tribune/Dan McGee - On her way to winning the second 85cc Beginner moto, Madison Hagan (341) was chased all the way to the checkered flag by a determined Garrett Brehler. At the finish, she won a very narrow victory that gave her the day's overall class win.
Tribune/Dan McGee - On her way to winning the second 85cc Beginner moto, Madison Hagan (341) was chased all the way to the checkered flag by a determined Garrett Brehler. At the finish, she won a very narrow victory that gave her the day's overall class win.
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Tribune/Dan McGee - Eventual Rat Mod winner Glenn Lee (81) first had to get past early leader Sean Renfro as they battled during their main event Saturday.
Tribune/Dan McGee - Eventual Rat Mod winner Glenn Lee (81) first had to get past early leader Sean Renfro as they battled during their main event Saturday.
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Tribune/Dan McGee - Cody Thunder takes a victory lap after making a come-from-the-back charge and won the GenX feature Saturday evening at Rattlesnake Raceway.
Tribune/Dan McGee - Cody Thunder takes a victory lap after making a come-from-the-back charge and won the GenX feature Saturday evening at Rattlesnake Raceway.
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MUSTANG - Area motocross riders showed up at the Mustang Motor Plex to complete in the second round of the GFI Nevada Volvo Fall series. While the rider count was down the racing was no less intense.

For one Sparks rider it was a great day as he swept both of his races and four motos.

"The race was good and the track was little bit slick," Weslee Valerio said.

His first two motos were in the 250 Novice class and Valerio was the class of the field as he just checked out on the field. Jeramie Romero was a distant second followed by Nick Garcia-Sillas, also from Sparks.

Asked if it's harder or easier to be way out in front, Valerio said, "I like to have competition so it would be probably harder but funner."

But in the second moto for the Schoolboy class Valerio didn't get away from the pack quickly and was chased to the finish by Jeramie Romero, who tried to make a race.

Another rider that had to work really hard for a victory was Madison Hagan. She was second in her first 85cc Beginner moto then was chased hard by Jacob Davis in a race-long duel in the second moto.

Hagan narrowly won the moto, as she and Davis were almost side-by-side as they flew past the checkered flag. Her victory gave the 15-year-old Truckee High School sophomore the overall win for the day.

After taking the checkered she said, "He was pretty dang close and I had to hold him off. So I just kept my line, my head in the game and rode."

As usual at Mustang, quads were on the racing card and this time there were two groups of them. Davis Miles won the Open race while Tyler Lewis too the Mini race followed by two Sparks riders, Taylor and Emma Johnson.

The track as Mustang is continually being worked on and improved. This time the up-and-downhill section was back in action and other improvements are slated for the future.

•Rattlesnake Raceway hosted the annual Dirt Track Championships this weekend. There were so many IMCA Modifieds on hand it took four heat races to sort them into an A and B main for Sunday - and they were some pretty rough races.

In one heat Tommy Teters wound up backwards in the wall after several cars had contact. Later Wade Lumsden also had a wall banger but in his case he was shaken up enough to earn a ride to the hospital.

After being released he was told not to race Sunday.

The Modified heat winners were Don Childs, Jeff Macedo, 3. Shawn Natenstedt and Bill Pearson. The Pro Stock heat winners were Jerry Bartlett, Travis Petersen and Jay Sears.

Due to the fact that Sunday there might be as many as 34 sprint cars competing in winged and non-winged races four classes ran their main events Saturday evening so extra space could be cleared in the pits.

After 25 laps Glenn Lee managed to get his ill handling car to the checkered flag first followed by David Woods. In the Mod Mini main, Shawn Merritt from Marysville, Calif., took that victory.

The GenX main was a wild affair with debris playing an important, and almost race altering roll. First on point was Cody Thunder, who almost had his night ended when he ran over a bumper dropped by another car.

Skeeter Donaldson also had a troubled run as he lost a wheel early in the event. By then it appeared that Steve Foster might have the race in hand.

Thunder returned and made a come-from-the-back charge to take the victory followed by Donaldson and Aaron Benham.

Finally the Bombers ran their main event and coming out on top was Bryan Kaster followed by Chris Jimenez.

Due to the late running on Sunday, next week's racing report should have the results from the final day of competition.

•This week's racing has two very different events on tap.

Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday the Top Gun Raceway, located south of Fallon, ends its season with the Gambler's Jackpot and Manufacturers Shoot Out. Gates open at 8:30 a.m., Eliminations start at 10 a.m. and after the final run both Cindy and John Boyce will renew their wedding vows at the track.

Further north the Lovelock Speedway ends its sophomore season with a charity race benefiting the Lovelock Community Food Bank. Pit passes and tickets are either $3.00 or a can of food.

After the final checkered flag waves the track hosts its annual awards banquet, starting at 5 p.m. at Sturgeons Casino.

RESULTS

• GFI Nevada Volvo Fall Series - Round 2

Mustang Motorplex - Oct. 10

50c - (4-6 Mod) 1. Andy Fahey, 2. Zack Rosenthal

- (4-6 Oil Injected) 1. Myles Darrah

- (4-6 Stock) 1. Benjamin Knoblock, 2. Jaxsen Thomson, 3. Logan Martin, 4. Dalton Hoyos, 5. Kole Krautstrunk

- (1st Timer) 1. Zekiah Sill-Fraser

- (7-8 Stock) 1. Breydon Stout, 2. Blaize Thomson, 3. Jon Bradshaw

- (Open) 1. Breydon, 2. Benjamin Knoblock, 3. Andy Fahey, 4. Blaize Thomson, 5. Jaxsen Thomson

65cc - (Nov.) 1. Dallas Dussault

- (Beg.) 1. Cole Hoffman, 2. Wesley McMullen, 3. Joey Stout, 4. Tyler Gunn, 5. Jayson-Peanut Davis

- (Open) 1. Cole Hoffman, 2. Joey Stout, 3. Tyler Gunn, 4. Jayson "Peanut" Davis, 5. Talon Schwall

85cc - (Nov.) 1. Gavin Clouser, 2. Justin Davis, 3. Trent Cocking, 4. Jason Giusti, 5. Mason Olson

- (Beg.) 1. Madison Hagan, 2. Jacob Davis, 3. Dallas Dussault, 4. Jacob Baldwin, 5. Matt McNee

- (Big Wheel Beg.) 1. Garrett Brehler

- (Intr.) 1. Billy Adams

- (Open) 1. Billy Adams, 2. Gavin Clouser, 3. Justin Davis, 4. David Catalina, 5. Trent Cocking

Super Mini - 1. Billy Adams, 2. Justin Minsch, 3. Joshua Davis, 4. Ethan Hoffman, 5. Tony Giusti

Quads - (Open) 1. Davis Miles, 2. Alex Stursa, 3. Tia Chandler

- (Mini) 1. Tyler Lewis, 2. Taylor Johnson, 3. Emma Johnson, 4. Garrett Teague

Women - (13+) 1. Taylor Koschella, 2. Susan Smith

100 Beg. - 1. Mason Meyer, 2. Joel Northrop, 3. Dillon Clanton

150cc - (Mini Nov.) 1. Justin Minsch, 2. Ethan Hoffman, 3. Tony Giusti, 4. Hunter Doyle

- (4- Stk Nov.) 1. Justin Minsch, 2. Ethan Hoffman, 3. Tony Giusti, 4. Hunter Doyle

- (4-Stk Beg.) 1. Preston Reugebrink

40+ - (Nov.) 1. Jon Keller, 2. Bill Webb

35+ - (Intr.) 1. Curt Fowler

30+ - (Beg.) 1. Justin Baldwin

25+ - (Nov.) 1. Joe Stout, 2. Sam Glaster, 3. Josh Fulstone

- (Intr.) 1. Shane Fox, 2. Jeff Simas

Schoolboy - (15 and Under) 1. Weslee Valerio, 2. Joshua Davis, 3. Geoff Taylor

Collegeboy - (16-24) - 1. Jaramie Romero, 2. Alex Ficco, 3. Nick Garcia-Sillas, 4. Seth Pruett, 5. Garrett Burnett

125cc 2 Stk - (beg.) 1. Will Butto, 2. Taylor Koschella, 3. Rory Harmes

250cc - (Nov.) 1. Weslee Valerio, 2. Jeramie Romero, 3. Nick Garcia- Sillas, 4. Seth Pruett, 5. Joshua Davis

- (beg.) 1. J.J. Delligatti, 2. Matt Hagan, 3. Preston Reugebrink

- (Intr.) 1. Alex Ficco, 2. Jeff Simas

450cc - (Nov.) 1. Joe Stout, 2. Michael Combs, 3. Drew Miles

- (Beg.) 1. Cameron Goforth, 2. Alex Stursa, 3. Bill Webb

- (Intr.) 1. Tim Stone, 2. Shane Fox

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