The VORRA / Night Vision Fallon 250 is in the books and it was a great race. Based 10 miles east of Fallon, NV on US highway 50 the track was 38 miles around and had just about everything you can throw at race cars including the night. Fifteen of the twenty-seven starters completed their required laps resulting in some great racing all through the night. There was traditional start times of 6:30 for the “smaller” cars and 7:00 for the big cars which gave racers about two laps in the daylight before the sun set.
It was race for the overall right from the green flag. Unfortunately for the pre-race favorites, Don & Chris German, their race was over at mile 1 with a blown motor. This didn’t ease up the tight battle throughout the night. The top seven overall were separated by only 20 minutes going into the last lap. But at the checkered flag it was Wes Harbor taking the first overall position in his class 10 car with a margin of victory of just 3:36. Second overall in the tightly contested Group T class was Steve LaRoza who had just the slimmest of leads for the last three laps. Justin Silkwood and Tim Stockwell finished just 5:34 behind LaRoza for second in Group T and third overall.
Fourth overall and winner of the Ultra 4 class was Dave Schnieder. Shelby Hall edged out Debbie & Matt Myres by only 2:39 for the Full Metal class win. RDC regulars watched Trevor Hausman build his baja bug in the “Crumco Build” thread and he debuted it at Fallon and took the Sportsman class honors. Forest Creasy was back in winning form taking the class 9 victory and eighth overall, while Jerry Ornellas was the victor in class 11. Class 1 winner was Aaron Osborne and the winner in UTV was Dennis Jean.
VORRA announced that the next desert race, the USA 500, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, would be moving from its initial home in Fernley, NV to VORRA’s traditional course in Yerington, NV. The race will be on the same date, August 31-Sept 2, and VORRA is working closely with BLM to get the lap miles up from 60 to 80 miles. The new owners of Casino West, as well as the entire town of Yerington, fully support the VORRA racers. Open pre-running will start Wednesday,August 28.