RENO,NV July 14, 2010: The fifth race of the 8 race series is this weekend in Fallon, NV. The desert heat of the day will be a minor issue as the night race falls under a half moon Saturday July 17th. The avid VORRA desert racers will take on the second half of the season where the overall points battle for the top 3 is within 6 points and every race to the end will matter.
The weekend will kick off at Stockman’s Casino where fans can see the vehicles and meet the drivers at tech and contingency on Friday night from 5pm to 9pm. On Saturday, the race takes a green flag at the Salt Wells gravel pit 15 minutes East of Fallon off Historic Highway 50.
“The Fallon 250 is the only night race held in the VORRA series, and is one we look forward to every year,” said Wes Harbor, VORRA Director. The course is a 41 mile loop that pro drivers must complete 6 times to finish within the allotted 8 hours. Quads will start at 2:30pm and should be clear of the course before the Classes 9, 11 and UTV’s start at 6pm, and the larger cars and trucks start at 7pm with the finish line closing at 3am. “If you finish this race on Saturday, you probably won the race,” laughed Harbor.
Car and truck drivers should have 2 full laps in daylight and the remaining 4 in the dark desert night. Drivers will be dependent on their pick of lights and will surely test their driving skills. The Nevada desert can be brutal in any race with the rocks and silt, but given the added challenge of half moon shadows and jack rabbits, this will be a blockbuster race for sure.
The class races are very close, and finishing one race well could knock off the current leaders. The battle for the Overall “Bragging Rights” will also be fought at every finish for the rest of the season. Patrick Timmons in Class 10 leads the points with 297, Sam Berri in Class 1 (defending his 2009 title) is not far behind at 293, and Mike Koenig in Group T is just 6 points off at 291. Ultra4 is 10 points back in its first season in the VORRA series, so anything could happen.
VORRA is in its 35th year of producing high quality yet affordable racing while also creating fun events around the race making it a great place to have friends and family enjoy a warm summer evening spectating or competing. The starting line grid is already shaping up with many of the VORRA family pre-registered. This race is a great opportunity to bring your desert racer, UTV or ATV out to race, be sure to pre-register today.
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2010 VORRA Race Series Race Schedule (ATV’s**)
Date Race Type Location
March 20 – 21, 2010 Short Course COMPLETED
April 17 – 18, 2010 Short Course COMPLETED
May 28 – 31, 2010 Desert Race – 300 Miles COMPLETED
JUNE 17-20, 2010 Xtreme Outlaws 250 COMPLETED
July 16 – 18, 2010 Desert Night Race – 250 Miles Fallon, NV
September 4 – 6, 2010 Desert Race – 225 Miles Hawthorne, NV
October 9 – 10, 2010 Short Course Prairie City, CA
October 30 – 31, 2010 Short Course – Halloween BBQ Prairie City, CA
November 13th, 2010 Awards Banquet TBA
** ATV’s are racing Saturday at the first two short course events, more dates TBA.
Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) was established in 1975 as a family-oriented organization and is led by current promoter Wes Harbor who believes that “off road racing has its roots in people’s garages”. VORRA is the only organization to offer both four short course races and four desert races as part of its overall season championship. Each race draws over 60 racers between multiple classes available for Cars, Trucks, Pilots, ATV, UTV and Trophy Karts. In 2010 VORRA has added two additional truck classes and a stand alone ATV Race Series. More information can be found at www.vorra.net
Sponsors – BFGoodrich, Trick Fuels, Sunbelt Rentals, CSS Photo
Who: VORRA – Valley Off Road Racing Association
What: Round 5, Fallon 250 Night Race
Where: Fallon, NV
When: Friday July 16 – Sunday July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16th
5:00-9:00 pm – Race Registration & Tech Inspection – Stockman’s Casino
Saturday, July 17th
10:00 am – 12pm Late Registration & Tech Inspection for Cars & Trucks – Start/Finish Area
12pm – COURSE CLOSED FOR INSPECTION
1pm Drivers Meeting – Start/Finish Area
2:30pm Quads Start of Race (4 hr time limit)
6pm Class 9, 11, UTV Start of Race (9 hr time limit)
7pm Cars & Trucks Start of Race (8 hr time limit)
Sunday, July 18th
11:00 am – Awards Presentation at Stockman’s Casino