30 Oct

Young Colton Gubler captures class victory in 46th annual NAPA Auto Parts SNORE 250 in Kingman, Ariz.

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- The Gubler family of Southern Nevada has been around off-road racing for nearly 40 years, and the youngest member of the group is celebrating his latest victory in the 46th annual NAPA Auto Parts SNORE 250 here Oct. 24.

A former motorcycle racer, energetic 20 year-old Colton Gubler wrapped up the Class 12 championship during the event’s first-ever visit to this city about 100 miles south of Las Vegas. 

A native of Las Vegas and now a resident of Caliente, Nev., Gubler took his victory with an overall time of 4 hours, 17.26 minutes to score about an eight-minute victory over Rick Madison of Parker, Ariz. He also won his class in the Race Fuel 250 in Caliente, in May. 

“It was a little bit of a different race because of where it was held,” Gubler said adding that Kingman has been without off-road racing for some time.

“It was very silty, too, and there was a combination of everything on a short course.”

Gubler said he would run at the McKenzie’s Rage at the River in December in Laughlin.

“We’re going to run Class 12 for the next couple of years,” he said. “No matter where we run, we’re going to race Class 12. We’re trying to get our feet wet and we will eventually step up into a Class 1 car or a truck.”

Others collecting victories in the field of about 75 entries included Texas driver Kevin Thompson, with a time of 3:55.46.621 in Class 1 Unlimited; Arizonan Chase Warren with a time of 4:06.08.88 in Class 10; Nick Eisenhouer, who had a time of 2:59.17.090 in Class 1450 and Kevin McKeown, who had a time of 3:59.43.851 to capture the win in Class 3000. 

Also taking victories were Steven Hall of Imperial, Calif., in 5 Unlimited; Bryce Eisenhauer of Lake Elsinore, Calif. in Class 7, Adam Bosch of Aurora, Ill, in Unlimited Truck, Zach Sizelove of Hesperia, Calif., in Class 9, Robert Johnson of Ahwahnee, Cali., in Stock Bug; Emily Shapiro of Canyon Country, Calif., in Class 13; Ryan Kennedy of Lake Havasu, Ariz. In Class 15; Fernie Padilla of Henderson, Nev. in 1600.

Caliente, Nev. resident Colton Gubler won the Class 12 competition of the 46th Annual NAPA Auto Parts SNORE 250 Oct. 24 in Kingman, Ariz.



Kenny Freeman, SNORE, 702-736-6355; Mike Henle, The Idea Company Public Relations, 702-279-3483.

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