Flat Track Racing Returns to Fallon
2006 Northern Nevada Flat Track TT Championship Series
Round 6: Rattlesnake Raceway
FALLON, NV, MAY 20
On May 20th the Lahontan Auto Racing Association (LARA) welcomed motorcycle and quad ATV racers back to the Rattlesnake Raceway in Fallon, NV for round three of the 2006 Northern Nevada Flat Track TT Championship Series. And boy was it a happy reunion! Since the rainout of the April 22 flat track opener at Rattlesnake, riders young and old from all over N. NV had been very antsy to try out the newly renovated race track.
In process since the end of the ’05 stock car season, the LARA, with track builder Harold Lease, has expanded the stock car oval to 1/3 of a mile and raised the banking to 15 degrees. Riders walking the track before practice seemed dwarfed by corners rising to almost 40 feet above the infield. “There’s enough room here at Rattlesnake to have it all,” said Harold, as he pointed out the main features of a newly cut TT course. “Since I race myself, I wanted a course layout that would be fun for skilled riders not just fast bikes. Watch, with all those corners and chicanes down in the infield I think you’ll see a lot more opportunities for the best kind of racing – back and forth passing!”
The LARA also used their experience with local dirt to build a great flat track which held up very well for being created from brand new materials. It was probably the first time most riders got a good taste of what it means to race on a truly tacky surface. And you could see the differences in results from the heat races to the main events. Between the huge banked corners, the technical infield and the blue-grooving, the pits were constantly buzzing with bench racing recommendations. From novices to Pros, everybody was having fun doing something to adjust their advantages.
Look for updates to the race schedule, and complete series standings at www.nevadaracing.com/thunderbowl.
Next race - June 3 at Centennial Speedway in Hawthorne, NV.
50cc Youth MC Novice: 1. Calvin Greenwell; 2. Thomas Redican; 3. Cody Estes; 4. Brittnay Miller; 5. Levi Thompson; 6. Chelsea Gardner.
80cc MC Novice: 1. JP Gardner; 2. Corben Williams; 3. Katelyn Flores.
80cc MC Expert: 1. Cody Rogers; 2. Clay Amezquita; 3. Keith Multhern.
125cc 2-Stroke & 250cc 4-Stroke MC Novice: 1. James Estes; 2. Tyler Shaw; 3. Justin Gardner; 4. Tyler Gardner; 5. Cody Kapphahn; 6. Jeff Greenwell; 7. Corben Williams; 8. Clay Amezquita.
250cc 2-Stroke & 450cc 4-Stroke MC Novice: 1. James Estes JR; 2. James Estes; 3. Kevin Porteous; 4. David Gardner; 5. Brandon Thompson; 6. Jon Porteous; 7. William Lampson.
25+yrs MC Novice: 1. Brandon Thompson.
35+yrs MC Novice: 1. James Estes; 2. William Lampson; 3. Kevin Porteous; 4. Gary Lambert.
50+yrs MC Expert: 1. Bill Lambert.
Class "C" MC Novice: 1. Gary Lambert.
Class "C" MC Expert: 1. Bill Lambert.
50cc Quad Novice: 1. Rian Greenwell; 2. Logan Mullen; 3. Logan Smith; 4. Shelby Casavas.
80-90cc Quad Novice: 1. Keenyn Batastini; 2. Cole Carmichael; 3. Hope Carmichael; 4. Chad Martyn.
80-90cc Quad Expert: 1. Skylar Mattison; 2. Cole Plummer; 3. Blane Plummer; 4. Mitchell Menzer.
200cc 2-Stroke & 91cc+ 4-Stroke Quad Novice: 1. Megan Likens; 2. Maverick Boney; 3. Kayla Batastini; 4. Skylar Mattison; 5. Rikki Mora; 6. Shaun Obrien.
200cc 2-Stroke & 91cc+ 4-Stroke Quad Expert: 1. Cody Lance; 2. Robert Minniear; 3. M Sigwond.
250cc 2-Stroke & 400cc 4-Stroke Quad Novice: 1. Darrel Fink; 2. Jesse Porteous; 3. Mark Claus; 4. Harold Lease; 5. Brian Starbuck; 6. Gerald Burt.
250cc 2-Stroke & 400cc 4-Stroke Quad Expert: 1. Brian Manning.
266cc+ 2-Stroke & 450cc+ 4-Stroke Quad Novice: 1. Rob Menzer; 2. Russell Case; 3. Pete Murphy; 4. Russell Adkins; 5. Harold Lease; 6. Jimmy Woolsey; 7. Collin Mullins; 8. Brian Starbuck.
266cc+ 2-Stroke & 450cc+ 4-Stroke Quad Expert: 1. Randy Greenwell; 2. Shawn Carmichael; 3. Louis Lazenby; 4. Garet Giovanetti; 5. James Boney; 6. Brian Manning; 7. Robert Conrad.
16+yrs Quad Novice: 1. Walter Ball; 2. Jason Irwin; 3. Josh Bradley.
25+yrs Quad Novice: 1. Russell Adkins.
25+yrs Quad Expert: 1. Rob Menzer.
35+yrs Quad Novice: 1. Mark Claus; 2. Pete Murphy; 3. Brian Starbuck; 4. Harold Lease; 5. Russell Case.
50+yrs Quad Novice: 1. Darrell Fink; 2. Bob Conrad.
Pro Quad: 1. Shawn Carmichael; 2. Louis Lazenby; 3. Garret Gianetti; 4. Randy Greenwell; 5. Robert Conrad; 6. James Boney.