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RENO,NV    DECEMBER 17, 2010: Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) threw the checker flag on its 35th desert racing season with an exceptional group of racers competing in four short course races and four desert races.  Sam Berri was awarded the Overall Season Title at the end of the year Awards Banquet and Ceremony, held at Harveys Lake Tahoe on December 11, 2010.  “This is what I called a ‘Break the Mold’ year.  We made a lot of big changes, took a lot of risks, and I know the racers appreciated the outcome on and off the track,” said Wes Harbor Director of the VORRA Series. Read More→

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RENO,NV    OCTOBER 25, 2010: VORRA’s final weekend of the 2010 Season will be October 30-31 at Prairie City OHV Area in Folsom, CA.  Join hundreds of racers, spectators and crews for a full day of truck and car racing on Sunday.  Saturday will host a day of ATV racing and in the evening there will a Costume BBQ Party and Kids Pumpkin Carving Contest.

The season points battle continues to be close, with this one short course race remaining to crown the overall winners.  After the last round, Sam Berri pulled away in the lead with Mike Koenig in second only 16 points behind.  Red Team Racing maintained their third overall position and first place in their class.  It looks like all of the classes have some battles going on, but Class 10 will certainly come down to the final round to determine the winner. Read More→

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Wheel to Wheel Racing at VORRA Short Course

Monday, October 18th, 2010

RENO,NV    OCTOBER 18, 2010:   With a full weekend of warm California sun shining down on the Prairie City OHV Park, round seven of short course racing had the crowd on their feet cheering.  The track was slightly different at the newly renovated park adding some more mileage to the loop and increasing the overall speeds.

Sunday’s Car and Truck racing had the pits full of powerful vehicles.  Each race was a battle, but there were clean sweeps by Sam Berri in Class 1, Patrick Timmons in Class 10, Brad Falin in Ultra 4, Gary Herrod in Class 11, Jay Schroeder in Class 9 and Tim Compton in the Pilots.  They all impressively took top honors in all three motos for their respective class wins.  Each moto consisted of six intense laps to make it to the checker flag first. Read More→

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Susan Austin Finishes First Ever Desert Race

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

RENO, NV   SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 – Susan Austin finished the first desert race she has ever entered at the VORRA Hawthorne 225 race on September 5th.   “I have been told by the best, including Rod Hall, that to win a race you must first complete the race.  My goal for this first race was just to finish, and I am so excited that I did!” said Susan Austin, who IronWomaned the entire 225 miles.

After attending the VORRA Xtreme Outlaw race in June, she decided that she wanted to start racing.  “It just looks like so much fun,” said Susan Austin.  “I don’t know how old women are that take up this sport, but at 60 to take it up I think this is amazing…  I imagine most ladies take up knitting, I don’t think I will ever do that!” Read More→

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Perfect Weekend at the VORRA Hawthorne 225 Desert Race

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

RENO,NV    SEPTEMBER 8, 2010: The VORRA Hawthorne 225 desert race Labor Day Weekend was a great success.  There were over 40 entries with more than half finishing in a perfectly executed desert race.  The weekend also included a parade of off road desert cars through downtown Hawthorne, and the movie premier of Dezert People 8 at the El Capitan Lodge and Casino. The Hawthorne 225 is the fourth desert race in the 2010, eight race VORRA series that includes an additional four short course races.

Wes Harbor, VORRA Director, took the opportunity at the mandatory drivers meeting to reinforce BLM’s commitment to help promoters be successful while enforcing new safety procedures.  There was not one incident over the course of the whole weekend. Read More→

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Parade through Downtown, Dezert People 8 Movie Premier

RENO,NV    AUGUST 31, 2010: The VORRA Hawthorne 225 desert race Labor Day Weekend will include a parade through downtown Hawthorne and the movie premier of Dezert People 8 at the El Capitan Lodge and Casino on Saturday September 4th.  The race will start Sunday morning at 8am.  The Hawthorne 225 is the fourth desert race in the 2010, eight race VORRA series that includes an additional four short course races.

“The Hawthorne 225 track has some gnarly sections with a couple of rough spots on the north end and some very deep silt beds.  The roller coaster section is free of wash outs this year on the backside and is going to be a blast,” said Wes Harbor, VORRA Director.  The course is a 55-mile loop that drivers must complete 4 times to finish within the allotted time frame. Read More→

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APPLE VALLEY, CA – July 21, 2010:  Chris Ridgway participated in last weekends VORRA (Valley Off Road Racing Association) Fallon 250 desert race in the Trent Fab buggy and placed 2nd by a mere 34 seconds.  “It was a fast course, and we had no issues until the last lap when we got a flat.  When we got out to change it, we had lost the tool kit that had the lug wrench in it!  We jumped back in and had to run 20 miles on the Raceline Wheel to the next pit where one of our competitor’s pit crews changed it for us,” said Ridgway.  “While in the pits, we got passed for the lead and had to drive the last 10 miles at warp speed, but it wasn’t enough.” Read More→

RENO, NV   JUNE 22, 2010:  Despite all obstacles, VORRA produced an epic race over Father’s Day Weekend, June 17th – 20th, 2010. The Xtreme Outlaws 250 race started with the Grand Sierra Leap then paraded down Interstate 80 to the green flag where they went into the wild desert for four laps of brutal and fresh terrain.  Class winners Chuck Dempsey, Patrick Timmons, Gary Herrod, Mike Shaffer, Jay Schroeder, Greg Jones, Vince Viola, Kevin Yoder, Terry Shelton and Dennis Jean made their way through the Nevada desert to complete one of the toughest VORRA races yet. Read More→

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RENO, NV   JUNE 16, 2010:   Set your eyes on the deserts surrounding Reno, NV for the next race in the VORRA series this coming Father’s Day Weekend, June 18th – 20th, 2010. The Xtreme Outlaws 250 will start at the Grand Sierra Resort (GSR), run through the streets of Reno and Virginia City, and then far into the wild desert.  Racers including John Harrah, Roger Norman, Chuck Dempsey, Sam Berri and Dave Cole are making final preparations for this weekends new Father’s Day tradition. Read More→

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RENO, NV    JUNE 6, 2010:  The VORRA race Memorial Day weekend was the perfect display of American Patriotism racing over 300 miles of desert course with spectators on every corner, and a parade to kick off the racing tradition.  The third race of the VORRA season, and first of the desert challenges, met the high expectations for quality action that VORRA is known for. Read More→

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RENO,NV    MAY 24, 2010:  Yerington, NV will have a parade down Main Street this Memorial Day Weekend: It will consist of the VORRA Yerington 300 race competitors on Saturday at 6pm.       The third race of the 2010 VORRA series, this weekend May 28-31, 2010 in Yerington, NV, consists of multiple events surrounding the 300 mile desert race.  “We are excited to work with the City of Yerington to put on this event.  They welcome us every year and their hospitality makes for a great weekend of racing,” said Wes Harbor VORRA series promoter. Read More→

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RENO, NV    MAY 18, 2010 – The Xtreme Outlaw 250 Desert race (XO250) will award this years over-all podium with $10,000 plus a spectacular “Six-Shooters” trophy will be given to the “First Ever Winner” of what will become one of the top races to compete in year after year.  Grand Marshall Rod Hall, who has competed in all 42 Baja 1000 races and successfully won his class 21 times said, “I’ve designed a 250 mile course that is one of a kind, with my fingerprint all over it.  You’ll experience the good, the bad and the ugly.  It’s like your first hangover; one to remember.” Read More→