SNORE’s Race Fuel 250 off road race will be received with open arms in Caliente
By Mike Henle
CALIENTE -- The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts (SNORE) auto racing sanctioning body returns to Lincoln County after a brief absence and you can bet that the Race Fuel 250 will be met with open arms to this community situated about 180 miles north of Las Vegas.
With a field of about 85 entries along with a contingent of followers ranging from pit crews to your basic off-road racing fan, the invasion of SNORE will bring with it a huge boost to the town May 29-30.
Festivities kick off with a meet and greet at Caliente Elementary Friday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in what has proven a wildly-popular start to the weekend as SNORE presents its third race of the six-race Terrible Herbst Motor Sports Championship Series.
Tech inspection and registration begins at 3 p.m. at the Knotty Pine Restaurant and Lounge.
On Saturday, race action begins at 8 a.m. at the local motocross track.
Knotty Pine Restaurant and Lounge owner Bud Sanders is among the business owners here who always look forward to SNORE bringing a crowd to what is normally a very quiet community.
“Oh yes, SNORE is great for business,” said Sanders, who is such an off-road enthusiast that he event works a checkpoint for the event. “Being a small community, we don’t have many special events and SNORE is a big spectator deal.
Current Point Standings
Motion Tire 300 - Unofficial Results
The Fight To Protect OHV Use Today!
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Las Vegas area is currently fronting a draft plan that could eliminate or greatly restrict both casual and event-based OHV recreation on approximately 3 million areas in Southern Nevada. The draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) creates an unjustified risk that might preclude "dry washes" from being designated as OHV routes.
The elimination of dry or sand washes from subsequent project level travel management plans could functionally close the desert if they are not capable of being designated as routes, because motorized travel would be "limited to designated roads and trails."
As OHVers know, washes are often the historic backbone of any desert-based route network. Washes can either function as a trail or trails traverse them. Read More
King Shocks Battle At Primm - Official Results
Important Rule Book Update
We regret to inform our racers, members and spectators that there was a misprint on our 2015 Rule Book for Class 1450. The Rules have NOT changed for this class and will follow the Class 1450 Rules of 2014. A corrected copy of our rule book will be posted to the website shortly. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused and thank you for your patience.
We also ask that ALL Class Representatives attend a private meeting held after the Driver’s Meeting in Primm, Friday, February 20th, 2015.
2015 Rule Book
Click here to view the 2015 Rule Book.
2014 Awards Banquet Photos
SNORE caps big year with impressive 2014 awards ceremony at Michael Gaughan’s South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
What started as a friendly gathering at a bar called the Sawdust Saloon in Las Vegas 45 years ago evolved into an impressive awards ceremony Dec. 10 at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Rich history combined with more than $35,000 in prize money was tastefully intermingled with endless trophies and a series of multi-media presentations as SNORE honored its top drivers at what might be called “The House That Mike Gaughan Built.”
The 2014 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Garage Championship Series covered a six-race schedule featuring strong fields. A season-opening extravaganza kicking off the year with the Battle at Primm south of Las Vegas had a down-to-the-wire finish at the Rage at the River in Laughlin in December to make the latest season one that nobody will ever forget.
Presented in the Sonoma Room of the South Point on the southern end of the famed Las Vegas Strip, auto racing awards shows don’t come any better than SNORE’s latest presentation.
Legendary former Mint 400 Race Director KJ Howe was among the throng of attendees, and he was quick to point out the history of SNORE.
Howe said he first met the members of SNORE in early 1970s at the Sheriffs Jeep Posse headquarters.
Southern Californian captures SNORE’s Terrible Herbst Motorsports Garage Championship Series with victory in McKenzie’s Rage at the River in Laughlin
The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts wrapped up the $17,000 2014 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Garage Championship Series Dec. 12-14 and Class 10 driver Bud Ward will take home the winner’s share of a big purse when SNORE wraps up the year with its awards banquet Jan. 10 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Ward, of Hemet, Calif., amassed 4,058 points for the year to lead the contingent of drivers of more than 200 entries that flocked to Laughlin for the McKenzie’s Rage at the River by capturing the Class 1600 class that touted a jam-packed field of 33 entries.
Ward, a 29 year-old contractor, actually rolled the car on Friday during qualifying and had to settle in the back of the field.
“We just had a great car and put a lot of time and development into it,” said Ward, who will earn about $4,000 for capturing the overall championship.
“There was no dust and that really helped out, too. We didn’t have a single problem during the race.”
There is certainly no doubt that Ward and his crew will invade the South Point for the SNORE awards. In fact, Ward is going to be a very busy man considering that he also tied in the Lucas Oil points for the Limited Buggy category. In years past, he has won the 1600 category of Mojave Off Road Racing Enthusiasts (MORE and several class 9 championships with MORE.
2014 Point Standings
Point Standings after the McKenzie's Rage At The River.
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BLM Proposes Changes to OHV Designations in Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices’ Draft Resource Management Plan
BLM’s Southern Nevada District Office has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft RMP/EIS would replace the existing 1998 Las Vegas Field Office RMP. The planning area encompasses approximately 3.1 million acres of public land administered by the BLM Southern Nevada District in Clark and Southern Nye counties, Nevada. The RMP/EIS describes and analyzes four alternatives to direct the management of the planning area. Alternative 1 is the “no action” alternative; Alternatives 2, 3, and 4 propose varying levels of resource use and conservation. Alternative 3 is the “preferred alternative” under the RMP/EIS.
SCR1 Helmet Rule Update
Starting January 1, 2015 all SA/2000 Helmets will no longer be accepted they must be SA/2005 or newer.
Helmets must be of approved by one of the following; SNELL SA2005 or newer, DOT / ECE 22-05 / BSI sticker attached. Straps must have D-ring fasteners only. No snaps or Velcro will be permitted. The interior and exterior areas of the helmet must be free of defects (i.e., the padding must be in good condition and the exterior of the helmet must not be damaged).
SFI 38.1 Head & Neck Recertification Information & Fees
Head and Neck Restraints must be recertified every five years to receive the SFI Foundation’s conformance sticker.
$15 Recertification & Inspection Fee/ 10 Day Lead Time for Recertifications/Expedited Recertifications Avalaible by Calling 1-800-473-7077. Additional $25.00 Rush Fee Applies to Expedited Orders.
Competitors racing with an SFI 38.1 Head & Neck Restraint device must have their device recertified every five years. For example, if your device was certified in January, 2007 or earlier, it will require recertification by February 1, 2012. Devices passing the inspection will receive a new SFI 38.1 conformance sticker marked with the inspection date that will remain valid for five years. Simpson Performance Products will certify the Simpson / Safety Solutions Head Restraint device for a $15. fee, plus return shipping. Expedited shipping is available. *Most devices will require a new tether system, see Level 3 below.
SCR1 (a) Head and neck restraints
SFI 38.1 approved head and neck restraints are mandatory and must be worn by all occupants competing in a SNORE event and will be checked at tech must be recertified after 5 years.
The donut or horseshoe type will not be allowed.
Here are a list of venders that carry approved head and neck restraints,
PCI race radios (562) 427-8177
HOSTYLE (Dan Roth) (559) 289-0065
NEXGEN off road (951) 365-1408
Terrible Herbst Motor Sports Garage Championship Series
SNORE is excited to announce Terrible Herbst Motor Sports Garage as the series sponsor for the 2013 SNORE season. Terrible Herbst Motor Sports Garage is adding $10,000 to the SNORE points fund for 2013 giving the overall champion close to $20,000 based on this years entry's.