RENO, NV SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 ~ Exit 28 Motorsports Park is excited to host the Stampede race produced by Hammerking Productions and sponsored by ORI of Reno. Designated spectator areas will be $10/per person per area, 10 years and under are free but must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and everyone is expected to stay behind the protective barriers. The main parking area is free and accessible by passenger cars. Wristbands can be pre-purchased on Thursday and Friday at the ORI of Reno display booth to help eliminate congestion on Saturday morning.
The green flag will drop at 10am on Saturday September 11th and is expected to finish by 6pm. Please plan on coming early if you would like to see the beginning of the race, the road will be closed intermittently throughout the day as racecars cross. There are two spectator friendly viewing areas with no stadium seating, camp chairs are recommended for all areas.
Spectator Area 1 is by the Start/Finish line and Short Course track where Ultra4 cars will jump and take corners at speed. Area 1 will have easy access to concessions including food, drinks and an assortment of vendors. No outside alcohol is allowed on premises.
Spectator Area 2 will be at the Giants Throne Rock Crawling Arena where the serious rock crawling enthusiasts will be able to watch these aggressive vehicles take on brand new trails that have huge boulders and wicked waterfall drops. Area 2 will require a short hike up the hill, with limited concessions and portable toilets. Primitive hiking trails are not ADA accessible to Giants Thrown Arena.
There is a third area that is limited to members of organized recreation, local, state and/or national clubs with decals/stickers showing on the rig. Deadwood Canyon will be one of the best viewing areas in the park. There is a $20 per able vehicle fee to access, with only as many people as seatbelts in the vehicle. Proceeds for this area will be split between Blue Ribbon Coalition and Exit 28 Motorsports Park.
Access to Qualifying on Friday morning is free. The Pits are closed to spectators and will only be accessible by team members with specific pit passes.
“We are very excited to have this race at Exit 28 Motorsports Park,” said Don Gilman, Operations Manager. “We have been out almost every weekend cutting new trails and we are sure there will be some of the hardest trails around, keeping with the excitement of the King of the Hammers.” The race will be three 20-mile laps attacking the brutal terrain including 3 rock canyons, a rock crawling closed course, a off-road racing short course and miles of rally roads. “This race has the most in common with the hardest off-road race on the planet. King of the Hammers has been unlike any other race, until now,” said Jeff Knoll of Hammerking Productions.
Off Road Innovations (ORI) of Reno, located adjacent to the Exit 28 Motorsports Park, will be open during the week of the race for vehicle repairs and assistance.
Directions to Exit 28 Motorsports Park: I-80 to Exit 28, Patrick Road. South on Patrick, over Railroad tracks. Follow Signs to Designated Parking Areas