LAUGHLIN, Nev. -- The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts Christmas holiday tour is entering Laughlin this weekend for the annual McKenzie’s Rage at the River Thursday through Sunday.
A strong field of more than 300 entries will tackle a tight 12-mile course at the Laughlin Event Center. With heat races starting Saturday and Sunday scheduled to start at 6:46 a.m., the action promises to be full-speed-ahead during an event that has now been a part of Laughlin since 2009.
Laughlin is the perfect venue for SNORE to wrap up each year and in the same breath, off-road racing is perfect for this city situated about 100 miles south of Las Vegas along the Colorado River. Hotels are packed with racers and pit crews during an off-road extravaganza that highlights the six-race 2016 Patrick’s Signs & Butch’s Speed Shop Championship Series.
Heading into Laughlin, class points leaders include Ron Whitton (Unlimited Truck), Ross Mattox (1), Justin Davis (10), Colton Gubler (12), Sarah Koeth (13), Kevin Thompson (1450), John Morgan (15), Curt Geer (1600), Austen Sieracki (2000), James Ford (3000), Blade Hildebrand (5), Travis Baldwin (5/1600), Michael Frye (7), Jordon Poole (6100), Jasen Harmon (8), Tyler Peterson (9) and Tommy Bradley (Heavy Metal).
About $30,000 in prize money is on the line and will be distributed at the annual SNORE awards banquet Jan. 7 at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas.
Qualifying registration kicks off the action Thursday at 3:30 p.m., while tech inspection is set from 4-8 p.m.
Friday’s festivities will be highlighted by qualifying from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with tech inspection set from 1:45-7:45 p.m. at the Tropicana Hotel.
The awards are scheduled Sunday starting at 7:30 p.m. at Harrah’s Casino.
Founded in 1969, SNORE is one of the country’s oldest racing organizations with a strong 2016 season that kicked off with the King Shocks Battle at Primm Feb. 19-21.
|Former Rage at the River champion Bud Ward is among the strong field of Class 1600 drivers who will compete in this weekend’s McKenzie’s Rage at the River off-road race in Laughlin.|