OVERALL

Kyle Conlon - Class 1

 

 

UNLIMITED TRUCK

Todd Wyllie

CLASS 1

Kyle Conlon

CLASS 10

Kevin Ellis

CLASS 12

Cody Reid

CLASS 5

Steve Alexander

CLASS 1/2 1600

Kenny Freeman

CLASS 5/1600

Mike Boone

CLASS 18

Daniel Maurer

CLASS 9

Daniel Lutz

CLASS 8

Garrett Evans

CLASS 7

Russ Ramsey

CLASS 7s

Robbie Cockrell

HEAVY METAL

Monte Tibbitts

CLASS 11

Robert Johnson

 

Sportsman Points

 

CLASS 1450

Jesus Galvan

CLASS 1500

Tony Scott

VORE

Arturo Benavides

 

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In its 42 years, the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts – SNORE – has experienced its share of challenges and victories.

However,  SNORE’s latest accomplishment in a very short period of time ranks at the peak of victories as the club heads into its Rage at the River Dec. 9-11 in Laughlin, Nev. near the Colorado River.

Considering the sudden rally, most would agree SNORE is closing out one eventful season in glorious fashion while looking forward to what promises to be a record year in 2012.

With a field of entries expected to reach 250 at Laughlin, SNORE has done more than avoid a mild bump in the road to reach the final race of the year.

As an example, SNORE was hit with a suspension by the Bureau of Land Management in June following the running of the  2011 Mint 400 staged north of Las Vegas.

However, that challenge was handled through a revegetation project conducted by several members of SNORE during three consecutive weekends in October and November, and the club is now free of is suspension heading into the last race of the year.

With the suspension lifted and SNORE looking at a green light for the end of this year, sponsors have jumped on board for Laughlin and are lining up for the 2012.

Among the sponsors on board for the Rage at the River event are the Laughlin Tourism Commission; NAPA Chassis; John Calvin’s Dusty Times, Patrick’s Sign; and PCI Race Radios.

The 2012 season has already received strong praise considering repeat sponsorship from various businesses; with most sponsors from 2011 agreeing to participate next year. The club current provides nearly $30,000 in prize money; among the highest payouts in desert racing leading to the line “It Pays to Race SNORE.”

A key addition for six races in 2012 is the participation of Michael Gaughan’s South Point Casino, which will sponsor the SNORE 250 Oct. 26-28 at a yet to be named location.

Others returning with SNORE next year include Dusty Times, PCI Race Radio, KC HiLites and the Laughlin Tourism Commission.

“The club came together during some very challenging times,” said Kenny Freeman, a member of the SNORE board of directors. “At the revegetation, we had youngsters as young as seven and members in their 70s help us correct a bad situation.”

The Laughlin Tourism Commission is a proud sponsor of off-road racing and has partnered with SNORE to provide race teams new and interesting races to race.

“We look forward to another good year of off-road racing action in Laughlin,” Executive Director MJ Smith said. “Rage at the River continues to surprise us and we can’t wait to see the turnout this year.”
LTC is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing tourism in Laughlin. Comprised of the Edgewater Casino Resort, Colorado Bell Hotel Casino, Tropicana Laughlin, River Palms Hotel and Casino, Golden Nugget Laughlin and Harrah’s Laughlin, LTC contributes more than $30 million in economic impact through events.

“LTC cares about the community and will continue to dedicate our efforts to bring new and exciting events to Laughlin,” Smith added.

Laughlin sits on the banks of the Colorado River and attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each year who flock to its shores to enjoy the water and relax with all the amenities of a resort destination.  From riding the waves on jet skis, to relaxing on a scenic cruise, there is something for everyone on the waters of the Colorado. For more information, go to http://www.visitlaughlin.com/www.VisitLaughlin.com.

Freeman reiterated that SNORE appreciates the support that it receives from all of its sponsors.

“SNORE’s membership is comprised of good, dedicated people and this is proof of that. We are a true family.”

 

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Members of the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts participate in a revegetation program north of Las Vegas which enabled the club to be removed from suspension dealt by the Bureau of Land Management.

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Contacts: Mike Henle, The Idea Company Public Relations, 702-279-3483; Brittany Burgos, SNORE acting president, 702-325-9623; MJ Smith,   Executive Director, Laughlin Tourism Commission, 702-298-0459.

 

Matt Laughlin has a last name that is synonymous with Nevada. His grandfather, Don, is responsible for the creation of the city of the Laughlin, which he found in 1966 when the community consisted of a bankrupt bar on the Colorado River.

In addition, the younger Laughlin is known for his exploits in off-road racing, which he will showcase his talent Dec. 10-11 in a Class 12 entry when the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts (SNORE) present the wildly-popular Rage at the River over 12.8 mile laps beginning and ending at the Laughlin Events Park.

Now 26, the younger Laughlin is a native of the city with the same name. He works at the family owned L&M Food Service headquartered in Bullhead City, Ariz., supplying Laughlin and Las Vegas hotels with food service and janitorial supplies.

“My dad used to take me to off-road races in Parker when I was a little kid,” Laughlin said. “I’m a first-generation racer. The entire idea was for my dad, Ron, to co-drive with when we started the team almost two years ago.

“My dad is now my crew chief and I have about five buddies that we switch out as co-drivers.”

Laughlin, who graduated from UNLV with a degree in finance in 2007, could not wait to get back home after completing his education.

“All summer long we’re on the river here,” he said. “Then, during the winter, we’re playing in the desert. I love living in Laughlin.”

In the same breath, Laughlin also loves the sport of off-road race.

“Half the time, you can’t even see where you’re going,” he said. “When my dad used to take me to the races, I really enjoyed watching the competition. I guess you could say that I got addicted to the sport.”

Laughlin has done very well competing in the sport of off-road racing.

“The first year, we were just trying to figure out everything,” he said. “This year, we have done the entire SNORE schedule and we have finished in the top five several times.

“We’re going to go for the win this time. The course is in my own back yard and I feel that nobody is going to have more knowledge of the course than me. I am in no disadvantage when it comes to knowing the course. A lot of people look forward to coming here because of the availability of rooms along with the night life.”

Sponsorship for the Laughlin team is provided by his grandfather, who keeps his office at the Riverside Hotel and Casino; along with the family business.

Among Laughlin’s toughest competition is the Freeman family of Henderson which includes Cody and Bryan, last year’s SNORE points champion; along with the Reid family which includes Cody and Daniel Folts.

Sponsors and the city alike love the Rage at the River event considering that the race pumps up the local economy while also bringing another level of fun to the community situated about 70 miles south of Las Vegas.

Among those valuable sponsors who follow SNORE to Laughlin each year are NAPA Chassis; John Calvin’s Dusty Times, a publication that has concentrated on the sport for almost three decades; Patrick’s Sign, which is owned by long-time off-road racer Pat Dean of Las Vegas; and PCI Race Radios, spearheaded by Southern California Trophy Truck driver Scott Steinberger.

“The level of racing is incredible in Laughlin,” said Kenny Freeman, a member of the SNORE board of directors, a competitor in the 1600 class and the current SNORE point leaders. “It’s a combination of short course racing and desert all in one.

“In addition, this is an excellent way for our racers and crew members to end one year while getting ready for the next year. Also, the start-finish line is one block from the Colorado River; and the rooms are even closer. There are ten different properties competing for our business and the hotels there work hard to make us all feel welcome. The people of Laughlin love off-road racing and they want us there.”

Freeman went on to say that the 2010 Laughlin race was the largest special event economically in the area in December. SNORE had 260 entries last year and this year’s field is expected to be just as strong.

The field includes 26 Class 1 Unlimited drivers such as TJ Flores, Kyle Conlon and Terry Householder.

 

CAPTION:

Native Laughlin, Nev. resident Matt Laughlin will power his Class 12 entry in SNORE’s annual Rage at the River off-road event Dec. 11-12.

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Contacts: Mike Henle, The Idea Company Public Relations, 702-279-3483; Brittany Burgos, SNORE acting president, 702-325-9623; MJ Smith,   Executive Director, Laughlin Tourism Commission, 702-298-0459.

 

 

Racers, please take the time to read this document throughly.

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Updated Points Standings after the SNORE 250, see the Victory Lane Menu.

 

The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts not only survived major obstacles recently but won in dramatic fashion following the presentation of the 42nd annual SNORE 250 Oct. 22 in Ridgecrest, Calif.

The event drew a field of 78 entries over a 45-mile laps while also attracting prominent names such as Las Vegas Trophy Truck driver Steve Olliges, who won the Unlimited Truck category; Southern Californian and Midnight Special winner Kyle Conlon, who finished second behind Erick Jacobs in Class 1;  Southern California competitor Cody Reid, who won Class 12; 1600 winner Jason Coleman of Southern California; and Las Vegas standout Steve Alexander, a long-time member of SNORE who won Class 5 at Ridgecrest which is about 215 miles south of Las Vegas near Bakersfield.  Read More

 


The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts not only survived major obstacles recently but won in dramatic fashion following the presentation of the 42nd annual SNORE 250 Oct. 22 in Ridgecrest, Calif.

The event drew a field of 78 entries over a 45-mile laps while also attracting prominent names such as Las Vegas Trophy Truck driver Steve Olliges, who won the Unlimited Truck category; Southern Californian and Midnight Special winner Kyle Conlon, who finished second behind Erick Jacobs in Class 1;  Southern California competitor Cody Reid, who won Class 12; 1600 winner Jason Coleman of Southern California; and Las Vegas standout Steve Alexander, a long-time member of SNORE who won Class 5 at Ridgecrest which is about 215 miles south of Las Vegas near Bakersfield.

Other class winners included Paul Berton in Class 10; Dallas Luttrell, Class 7; Garrett Evans, Class 8; Steve Marsee, NAPA Chassis 7S Challenge; Robert Johnson, Stock Bug; David Brigdon, Class 11; Mike Boone, 5-1600; Jordan Poole, Class 13; and Jesus Galvan, Class 1450;

Jacobs captured the overall win with an overall time of 4 hours, 4.34 minutes to beat Conlon (4:04.54); and Pat Dean (4:05.53).

Yet another interesting element with the SNORE 250 was the fact that two entries featured drivers who traveled thousands of miles to compete.

New Yorker Kenny Hamm flew to Bakersfield, rented a car and drove an hour before winning Class 9 in a car prepared by Southern California car builder and competitor Ryan Shank.

Add to that the appearance of a Heavy Metal driver Monte “Crazy Indian” Tibbitts, a veteran of SNORE races who made the trek all the way from Rapid City, South Dakota to compete.

“I have been racing with SNORE since 2003 or 2004,” said Tibbitts, “We figured that it was about 1,350 miles to Ridgecrest. When I started off-road racing, there was some short course racing in South Dakota, but that all stopped when the sponsorship dried up.

”?Tibbitts estimated the team used 140 gallons of fuel ranging in price from $3.78 to $4.30 a gallon.

“We had a lot of fun running the SNORE 250,” said Tibbitts, a 48 year-old maintenance mechanic for Indian Health Service Clinic who drives a Ford pickup with big block Chevrolet engine. “We pre-ran it and it didn’t seem that rough, but the race sure got a lot rougher as the day went on. We didn’t have any mechanical problems at all and didn’t have any flats either.”

The SNORE 250 culminated with a giant barbeque honoring the event’s top drivers at the start-finish line in Ridgecrest.. With a $3,000 bonus posted by Butch’s Speed Shop of Las Vegas, the overall purse reached about $35,000.

Butch’s Speed Shop also added $1,000 for the Class 1600 winner; while Race Fuel Energy Drink added $1,500 to be split between classes 12 and 9.

With even bigger things to come, SNORE is now preparing for the annual Rage at the River in Laughlin Dec. 9-11 over a 14-mile track just west of Edison Boulevard in the Laughlin Events Area.

And there couldn’t be a better way for SNORE to end the season considering that the 2010 Rage at the River event drew more than 270 cars. An awards banquet will follow the race at one of the hotel casinos in Laughlin.

Additionally, the 2012 SNORE schedule includes the Battle of Primm in February; a 300-mile event in Ridgecrest in April; a return to Caliente in June after a one-year absence; a combination promotion with Mohave Off Road Enthusiasts in Lucerne Valley, California in September; the 43rd annual South Point SNORE 250 in Jean in October; and the return of the Rage at the River event in December.

Long-time off-road writer John Calvin and his Dusty Times publication will sponsor the events at the Battle of Primm in February and the Caliente race in June.


CAPTION:

Monte “Wild Indian” Hibbitts journeyed 1,350 miles from Rapid City, S.D. to compete in the 42nd annual SNORE 250 Oct. 22 in Ridgecrest, Calif.


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We will be starting our revegetation project this Saturday October 29th at 9am. We will be meeting at pabco road at the 2nd road crossing. 

On this day we will be putting in the required fence and pulling weeds. If you are able to join us this weekend please bring if possible gloves, rakes, and shovels. Please wear a long sleeve shirt as well due to the large tumble weeds that will be needed for removal. 

If you have any questions regarding the revegetation please dont hesitate to ask. 

 

DAY ONE: 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 28th - 9am  Tumble Weed pulling and installing fence. As much help as possible will be needed in order to get done in a timely manner.

Location: Pabco Road 2nd  road crossing meet up, overflow parking will be at S/F off of Pabco road since we need to carpool into the area as much as possible.Items needed: Gloves and long sleeve shirts will be needed since weeds need to be pulled out by root not dug out.

DAY TWO:

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th  Reseeding, this will be done with a small group of individuals, as this will not require as many hands to operate the machine being used.

DAY THREE:

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12th - Planting at  9am This day will require as much help as possible due to the high volume of plants being planted.

Location: will be Pabco road S/F area for parking and we will car pool in to reveg area.tems Needed: will be gloves and shovels for planting.

 

Thank you.
Brittany Burgos 702-325-9623

 

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