McKenzie's Rage at the River in Laughlin

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Concluding Day 1 of the McKenzie's Rage at the River in Laughlin with a field of more than 400 entries in what promises to be a blockbuster Southern Nevada Off Road Racers event.
Friday's schedule included qualifying, the Fun Run and tech inspection behind the Tropicana Hotel Casino.
Saturday's action will kick off with the first of seven heats set to begin at 6:11 a.m.
Weather-wise, we are apparently looking at temperatures in the 60s or 70s with winds that will be less than those experienced Friday.
Feel free to send us questions regarding the action during the weekend. We will also update the results as soon as we get them from SNORE's scorekeepers.
 
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The strong field of trucks in the event include Matt Laughlin, who will drive a 6100 entry against a strong field of entries. The grandson of legendary hotel owner Don Laughlin, Matt is among many top performers set for this weekend's action.
And while we're speaking of some of the top names, the magnitude of the race is evidenced by the presence of Robby Gordon, who will run two classes including Trophy Truck.
This particular event wraps up SNORE's six-race series for 2017.
 

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Concluding Day 1 of the McKenzie's Rage at the River in Laughlin with a field of more than 400 entries in what promises to be a blockbuster Southern Nevada Off Road Racers event.
Friday's schedule included qualifying, the Fun Run and tech inspection behind the Tropicana Hotel Casino.
Saturday's action will kick off with the first of seven heats set to begin at 6:11 a.m.
Weather-wise, we are apparently looking at temperatures in the 60s or 70s with winds that will be less than those experienced Friday.
Feel free to send us questions regarding the action during the weekend. We will also update the results as soon as we get them from SNORE's scorekeepers.
We just received word that Team Ford's Steve Olliges is in Laughlin and ready to compete in the Unlimited Truck category driving his Fox No. 27M entry.
 
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We had a great tech inspection Friday at the Tropicana. Las Vegas' KLAS TV-8 covered the event with long-time sportscaster Ron Futrell interviewing Journee Richardson, among several others.
 

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The strong field of trucks in the event include Matt Laughlin, who will drive a 6100 entry against a strong field of entries. The grandson of legendary hotel owner Don Laughlin, Matt is among many top performers set for this weekend's action.
And while we're speaking of some of the top names, the magnitude of the race is evidenced by the presence of Robby Gordon, who will run two classes including Trophy Truck.
This particular event wraps up SNORE's six-race series for 2017.
The feature story was also published in Saturday's Drive Section of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
SNORE concludes six-race season with Laughlin finale
 

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The highly-competitive 1600s are in the middle of their heat right now, and we're hearing that the very challenging 12-mile course has started to take its toll with a reported two rollovers.
 

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TWO COMPLETE DILL HOLES IN WHITE TRUCKS!

I cannot believe they are not keeping the course worker/media vehicles away from the road crossing jump...Especially when cars are coming!
 

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What’s the word?
 

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Why did they restart the race? They said something about it on the live feed but couldn’t hear because of the close proximity to the leap.
 

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Big crash near the beginning of the race involving Cody Parkhouse causing a restart. T

Then there was roll at CP3 or CP4 that blocked the course and stopped the race again. Not 100% sure, but they simply might have run out of daylight for a restart. This is just what I heard/pieced together.
 

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Yes, a second incident at CK 4 with a rollover blocking the course on the restart lap is what I heard. Stopping the leaders at CK3 so 2/3 of the field was stopped and running out of light.
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Interesting to see if they are going to have them run 2nd race slot and again in normal slot with lights if needed.
 
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