With unquestionably one of the most successful SNORE seasons in the books, the 2011 season is fast approaching. With nearly 200 entries already entered for the 7th annual Battle at Primm race on the February 19th and 20th weekend, SNORE is well on the way to surpassing the 324 entries of 2010. SNORE Race Director Robert Gross explains, “we have a lot of new and exciting things for this year’s Battle at Primm in the works” and “the fun level bar has been raised again”.

Defending his title for the first time in his off-road career, 2010 class 1600 champion Jason Coleman said, “We’re going to BAP with a completely fresh car, and looking for the win”. Jason plans on racing the entire SNORE 2011 season solo with the exception of the Mint 400.

Over 350 entries are expected for this event. Racers will compete in 22 classes of cars, trucks and Baja Bugs over two full days of racing. Drivers will race one heat on both Saturday and Sunday for a combined time to determine the winner. Many racers have been quoted saying “this two-day format is perfect for the family, it’s very spectator friendly and exciting for anyone who comes out to watch”. This proves to be true, as this event has drawn the biggest field of entrants for several years now.

The course, located on the Nevada side of the Nevada / California border in Primm Nevada will be 14 miles long. This year’s course will once again utilize the short course stadium track at Primm that includes jumps, banked turns, a rhythm section and one huge 140-foot tabletop jump.

For the second straight year, SNORE will hold qualifying time trials to determine the starting positions for Unlimited Class 1 vehicles and Unlimited Trophy Trucks. Last year’s winner and top qualifier, Josh Daniels, is on the list of drivers entered for this race. “This style of racing is right up my alley, no trying to save the equipment, it’s 110% from green to the checker, Yeeeeee” said Daniels who plans to repeat his 2010 performance.

Friday’s pre-race activities include a race course Fun Run for all entrants, plus qualifying and technical inspection where fans can get an up close look at race vehicles and drivers. All events from Friday through Sunday are free to the public.

Whether you are racing or a spectator, this is the one race you don’t want to miss.

 

You might say that 2010 Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts champion and Class 12 competitor Bryan Freeman is keeping his latest honor in the family considering past experiences.

The 31 year-old Freeman captured his second SNORE title this year after winning the crown in 2007. Further back in the family, father Kenny took the championship in 1979; and grandfather Ken, Sr. powered his way to the title in 1980.

All of our grand kids started racing at a young age. — Grandpa Ken Freeman, Sr.

Solidifying the fact that the Freeman family certainly knows what it’s doing in the sport of off-road racing, Kenny’s wife, Kerry, took the Power Puff championship in 1980; and Ken Sr.’s wife, Marrianne, won the Powder Puff crown three years in a row in the 1970s.

Throw in the fact that his Aunt Becky Freeman won the 1-2 1600 class of the Southern California Off Road Enthusiasts (SCORE) points titles in 1998 and 2000, and it’s easy to say that the Freemans rock in the sport.

The youngest Freeman to win the championship did so amassing 4,092 points to better Class 1 driver TJ Flores (3,928); Class 16 competitor Jason Coleman (3,776); Class 18 charger Chuck Harvey (3,626) and Class 7 kingpin Travis Bozzano (3,579).

The top ten included Class 1 driver Terry Householder (3,577); Class 7 competitor Richard Blunk (3,552); Unlimited entry Todd Wyllie (3,551); Class 18 driver Mark Bass (3,548) and Class 16 competitor Darin Anderson (3,444).

“All of our grand kids started racing at a young age,” said their Grandpa Ken Freeman, Sr. “Bryan and Cody (brother) have been running desert motorcycles since they were very young. Then, their cousin Day Gang has been a real star in off-roading and go-karts.”

“Bryan just loves to run off-road, and he knows his business. Rob MacCachren was his mentor. In fact, Rob even had Bryan run half of his races in Baja, Mexico for about two or three years. And when Rob MacCachren selects someone to drive with him, you know that his teammate has certain standards to meet.”

Mr. Freeman added that his grandson’s multi-faceted talent was evidenced by the fact that he drove trucks for MacCachren.

Ken Freeman, now 79, explained that his grandson is a very intense driver who actually studies a race course long before competing on it.

“He will walk a race course every race,” explained Mr. Freeman. “He walks the areas that he’s concerned about. So many off-road races nowadays don’t allow for pre-running, so you might say that Bryan offsets the new rules by pre-walking.”

Bryan’s dad, Kenny, said his son is meticulous to the end.

“He is the Jimmy Johnson of off-road racing,” said the elder Freeman. “He knows just how hard he has to push a car to win an event.

“During the next year, Bryan is going to team up with his younger brother, Cody. They will race the SNORE season. Bryan told Cody that since all the other men in the Freeman have titles, he needs one, too.”

Former off-road racer Joe McDonough, now 74, ran several classes with his family from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. His two sons, David and John, also competed on motorcycles early.

“If these kids start riding motorcycles when they are young like Bryan did, they learn to read the desert and survive the sport,” explained McDonough. “They know when to get on it and when to get off it. Rick Mears was one helluva off-road driver before he ever got into Indy cars where he won four Indy 500s. Off-road racing teaches the driver so much.”

Flores, 33, who won the 2009 Best in the Desert title, lauded Freeman for his efforts.

“I just had to place in the last race,” said Flores. “I was leading on Saturday and ran out of gas three miles short of the finish. We went into the last race with a 48-point lead over Bryan, but the bottom line was that he got the job done. He did his homework and his victory was well-earned. I blew a motor the week before, and the gas mileage on the new motor wasn’t what I expected. Normally, I get four miles to the gallon, but his time I got three.

“Bryan ran a good season and it was good right until the end.”

Freeman will officially be honored Saturday at the SNORE awards banquet at the South Point Casino. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner scheduled for 6:15 p.m.

The payout for the KAR TEK CASH class is $3000 for 1st with 10 cars in class, and a $500 bonus for 2nd place. With 20 cars in class theKAR TEK CASH money for 1st is $4000, with a $500 bonus for 2nd. With 30 cars in class the KAR TEK CASH money for 1st is $4500 with a $1000 bonus for 2nd. NOTE: Last year, 41 Class 1600 cars showed up to do battle at the race.

 

Race Fuel energy drink has also added money to both class 1600 and class 12. 1st place in 1600 will get a $1000 bonus, and 2nd place will get $500

 

In class 12 with 10 cars, 1st place will win $3500 with the Race Fuel bonus added and 2nd will get a $1000 bonus. If 10 cars show up in class 12, like SNORE’s last race, the winner will take home $4,500.

 

1. NETS … Must cover from “A” pillar to “B” pillar…..from top “roof” to bottom “top of body Panel”.

2. CAGE … must be made of minimum 1 ½” x .095  chromoly or “D.O.M.”. Must have corner gussets on main cage, all welds MUST be 360 degrees. A head rest IS required on seat or on cage. Different Classes require larger wall and tubing size.

3. HARNESSES ... Must be NO older than 3 years  from date of present race. Two single shoulder harnesses are required, “NO  V or Y” type shoulder type. Double “D” rings are required…unless harnesses are sewn. All snap type seat belts must have cottor pins or safety wired.  NO twist type latches…must be a “lever latch” type release.

4. FIRE EXTINGUISHER …two (2) required  2 ½ pound “A-B-C” rated hand held fire extinguisher with a capacity gauge. One mounted inside and one mounted outside with a quick type release.

5. FIRST AID … Mandatory items needed as follows;

A… 1 - 4” bandage compress F… 10 – Prep pads treated

B… 2 - 2” bandage compress G… 1 - Eye dressing packet

C… 1 – Triangle bandage H… 10 – Ammonia inhalants

D… 8 - 2” x 3” adhesive pads I… 1 – ace bandage

E… 16 – 1” x 3.375” adhesive bandages

6. FUEL CELL or bladder … fuel cell/bladder must be fully surrounded in a smooth surface casing. The casing must be made of 20 gauge steel, .060 aluminum or .125 marlex. NO MAGNESIUM. Fuel cell must be vented; vent hose must loop past both sides of cell and the end of vent hose must extend past the bottom of cell. Fuel cap must be “Quick fill or a twist type,” non-vented.

7. DRIVE SHAFT … Drive shaft safety loop is required on all vehicles with a drive shaft. Retainer loop could be made of .25” x 2” steel or a 2” wide nylon webbing both securely bolted to frame.

8. LIGHTS … Rear facing lights are as follows; 2 - Brake lights, 2 - tail lights, 1 – amber, 1 - blue “for vehicles racing limited laps”. Brake lights must be only connected to pedal brake switch “no hand controlled switch”. Tail lights must operate with instrument lights or a set of headlights “must not be on a separate switch”, rear facing lights must be on during entire night event or races that extend into the night hours. Amber and Blue lights MUST be connected to ignition switch and must BOTH be on entire event and must be repaired if stopped at a checkpoint.

9. HORNS … Very loud sounding device.

10. NUMBERS … Must be in middle on vehicle inline with driver “middle of vehicle”. In a 12” x 12” square back ground as follows Black square with White numbers or 12” x 12” White square with black numbers….this is required! Number sizes are as follows; 4” front “visor area”, 8” side numbers “inline with driver”, 6” rear facing.

11. HELMETS … a SNELL approved helmet with the “SA ” 2000 or a “SA ” 2005 SNELL label inside the helmet. “M” rated helmets will no longer be accepted.

12. DRIVING SUITS … Clean one-piece suit with no holes (including pee holes or cooling tubes) or rips. Highly recommended is a multi-layer one-piece driving suit.

13. CARBURETOR SPRINGS … a must, two springs where a single spring would go.

14. FLARES AND TRIANGLE … safety traffic triangles are required.

15. FIREWALLS … are required for all vehicles were a fuel cell is used. Normal location would between drivers compartment and fuel cell.

 

Jason Coleman

1/2- 1600

Chuck Harvey

Champ Car

Robert Johnson

Stock Bug

Mike Boone

5/1600

Bryan Freeman

12 (Overall Winner)

David Greenhill

10

Cody Rash

9

T.J. Flores

1

T. Scott Evans

8

Travis Bozzano

7

Steve Alexander

5

Todd Wyllie

Unlimited Truck

Kyle Milligan

7S

Dave Wilson

3000

Greg Crew

Unlimited Sportsman

Billy Shapley

Limited Sportsman

Eric Ludian

1450

Karman Cussack

VORE

 

The 2010 SNORE Awards will take place at the South Point Casino and Hotel on January 8th, 2011.

Doors will open at 5:30 and Dinner Served at 6:15


Tickets will be:

$60 a person

$550 a table ( Table of 10)

$65 at the door

 

For Room reservation please call 866-791-7626

Group Code- SNORE and the rate is $85.00 per night plus tax


PLEASE RSVP with Brittany Burgos by December 31st 2010. Tickets and Table MUST be paid in Advance by January 2nd, 2011

 

Brittany Burgos

702-325-9623

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CLICK HERE to view and print out the Driver Notes.

 

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