SNORE launches 2014 season with Battle at Primm Feb. 21-23; Herbst again on-board for big sponsorship

on 17 February 2014

The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts will enter its 45th year with a strong field and a renewed sponsorship promising to make the series one of the sport’s richest payoffs.

Again bolstered by the added points series money of $10,000 provided by Terrible Herbst SNORE’s six-race series kicks off with a bang Feb. 21-23 with the annual Bee Hive Sports Bar Battle at Primm about 30 miles south of Las Vegas. With a field of about 260 entries, the event will be conducted over 13-mile laps adjacent to Buffalo Bill’s.

In fact, response to the event has been so strong that SNORE President Kenny Freeman said room counts have been running extremely high. Just the 1460 class had 62 entries by the first week of February.

“Primm provided a room block of 500 rooms and 60 percent of those rooms were booked in the first few days,” said Freeman, who became SNORE’s president for the third time. “The only thing going on the weekend is the off-road race since there is no concert or slot tournament, so that illustrates the power of not only our club but the sport of off-road racing, too.

“We anticipate that SNORE will fill about 700 rooms by race day.”

SNORE handed out nearly $30,000 last year with overall points champion Cody Freeman of Henderson, Nev., getting about half of the money.

A highly-regarded group founded by several early members of SNORE in 1969, the club has a strong 2014 schedule that also includes the Ridgecrest 300 April 12-13 in Southern California; the inaugural Cedar City Grand Prix May 30-31 about 40 miles north of St. George in Southern Utah; the annual KC HiLites Midnight Special Sept. 20-21 in Johnson Valley, Calif. the SNORE 250 Nov. 1-2 in Jean, Nev.; and the Rage at the River Dec. 12-14 in Laughlin, Nev.

The move to Cedar City has been met with open arms; and so have ideas of SNORE expanding even more in future years.

“The people in Cedar City our outdoorsy types of people anyway,” Freeman explained, “and this event will give the racers and their families the opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful country in the country. Zion National Park is only a few miles south and Duck Creek is about 30 miles to the east.

“We are encouraging our fans and competitors to make a weekend out of the experience. They’ll never forget the time spent and the country viewed.”

Among those planning to race in Primm is Mike Montes, who returns after winning the 2013 SNORE Sportsman category.

“We’re doing things a little different this year,” said Montes, 46. “On Saturday, my wife, Tami, and our crew chief Noel Wytko are racing while on Sunday I will run with Austin Wytko before he leaves for the United States Air Force.

Las Vegan Mike Montes, who won the 2013 SNORE Sportsman championship, returns to action Feb. 21-23 in annual Battle at Primm Feb. 21-23 south of Las Vegas.


2014 TERRIBLE HERBST MOTORSPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SCHEDULE
Battle at Primm
FEB 21-23
Primm, NV 

RIDGECREST 300   (SNORE/MORE)
APRIL12-13      
RIDGECREST, CA
 
CEDAR CITY GRAND PRIX  
MAY 30-31     
CEDAR CITY, UT
 
KC HI LIGHTS MIDNIGHT   (MORE/SNORE)  
SEPT 20-21     
JOHNSON VALLEY, CA

SNORE 250                         
NOV 1-2      
JEAN, NV
 
Rage at the River
Dec 12-14
Laughlin, NV
 
CONTACTS:

Mike Henle, The Idea Company Public Relations, 702-279-3483; Kenny Freeman, SNORE President, 702-232-6296

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