24-hour race the first of its kind in the U.S. since the 1970s
August 17, 2011, Sparks, Nev. — Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) today announced “The 24”, a 24-hour off road desert endurance race outside Fallon, Nevada, Labor Day weekend that is expected to be unlike anything run in the United States since the 1970s.
“We upped the ante this year with the inaugural Master Pull USA 500 in July and we’re raising the bar even higher with ‘The 24’,” said VORRA Race Director Wes Harbor. “The course will be familiar to teams who’ve raced Fallon in the past, but the strategy will be all new.”
The three-day event begins Friday, Sept. 2 with tech and contingency in downtown Fallon at Stockman’s Casino. Racers go off the start line beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 and complete as many laps as they can on the 41-mile loop course over the next 12 hours. They then get 12 hours to wrench on their vehicles (and possibly get some sleep) before starting the second 12-hour race at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. The awards ceremony will be held Monday morning, Sept. 5, giving teams plenty of time to make it home.
To learn more about the event, view the course map and register online, go to http://www.vorra.net and follow VORRA on Twitter at @vorra_racing. Fans can also receive updates via Twitter using the hashtag #the24.
Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) was established in 1975 and has operated as a family-oriented organization for over three decades. It is currently led by Wes Harbor who believes that “off road racing has its roots in people’s garages” and continues to keep the entry fees to a minimum while maintaining a high quality racing experience. For more information, visit http://www.vorra.net or call 877-418-6772.