VORRA Yerington 300 This Weekend


RENO,NV MAY 24, 2010: Yerington, NV will have a parade down Main Street this Memorial Day Weekend: It will consist of the VORRA Yerington 300 race competitors on Saturday at 6pm. The third race of the 2010 VORRA series, this weekend May 28-31, 2010 in Yerington, NV, consists of multiple events surrounding the 300 mile desert race. “We are excited to work with the City of Yerington to put on this event. They welcome us every year and their hospitality makes for a great weekend of racing,†said Wes Harbor VORRA series promoter.
The Yerington 300 will be a challenging 50-mile loop course totaling 300 miles through the deserts just West of town. “This is a ‘Classic Yerington’ race,†said Harbor when commenting about the terrain consisting of stutter bumps, whoops, and plenty of fast smooth roads with spectacular views. The recent rain and snow, mixed with sunny weather this week, will create the perfect soil texture for exceptional traction.
The weekend is set to be packed full of events in the city of Yerington. Starting on Friday night, Casino West will be hosting the welcome party with the starting position lottery for pre-entered racers. All day Saturday spectators can mingle with racers and their vehicles at Casino West during registration and tech inspection, which will be followed by a “Parade of all Race Vehicles†down Main Street at 6:00pm.
Racing starts early on Sunday morning with a 6:30am green flag for ATV’s. The Limited Pro and UTV classes will start out of the gate by 9:00am, with the Pro and Sportsman classes starting at 10:00am. The finish line closes at 7pm on Sunday night giving 10 hours for most to complete all 6 laps and claiming 300 miles.
VORRA is in its 35th year of producing high quality yet affordable racing while also creating fun events around the race making it a great place to have friends and family enjoy Memorial Day Weekend spectating or competing. The starting line grid is already shaping up with many of the VORRA family pre-registered including three Total Chaos cars making an appearance. This race is a great opportunity to bring your desert racer, UTV or ATV out to race, be sure to pre-register today.

Direct Link to Schedule and Information: Yerington 300 2010

2010 VORRA Race Series Race Schedule (ATV’s**)
Date Race Type Location
March 20 - 21, 2010 Short Course COMPLETED
April 17 - 18, 2010 Short Course COMPLETED
May 28 - 31, 2010 Desert Race - 300 Miles Yerington, NV
JUNE 17-20, 2010 Xtreme Outlaws 250 Reno, NV **Just added**
July 16 - 18, 2010 Desert Night Race - 250 Miles Fallon, NV
September 4 - 6, 2010 Desert Race - 225 Miles Hawthorne, NV
October 9 - 10, 2010 Short Course Prairie City, CA
October 30 - 31, 2010 Short Course - Halloween BBQ Prairie City, CA
November 13th, 2010 Awards Banquet TBA
** ATV’s are racing Saturday at the first two short course events, more dates TBA.

Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) was established in 1975 as a family-oriented organization and is led by current promoter Wes Harbor who believes that “off road racing has its roots in people’s garagesâ€ÂÂ. VORRA is the only organization to offer both four short course races and four desert races as part of its overall season championship. Each race draws over 60 racers between multiple classes available for Cars, Trucks, Pilots, ATV, UTV and Trophy Karts. In 2010 VORRA has added two additional truck classes and a stand alone ATV Race Series. More information can be found at Welcome to VORRA

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### SCHEDULE ###
Who: VORRA – Valley Off Road Racing Association
What: Round 3, Yerington 300
Where: Yerington, NV
When: Friday May 28 – Sunday May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28th
Course opens for inspection. Maximum speed 35 mph, Must obey all Nevada Laws.
8:00 pm - Welcome Party - Casino West
9:00 pm - Start Position Lottery for Pre-Entered Racers
Saturday, May 29th
Course opens for inspection. Maximum speed 35 mph, Must obey all Nevada Laws.
11:00 am - 3pm Race Registration & Tech Inspection - Casino West
-Once Inspected, Race Vehicles Impounded until Parade
4:30 pm - Drivers Meeting - Casino West
6:00 pm - Parade of all Race Vehicles - Main Street

Sunday, May 30th
6:30 am - QUADS - Start of Race, (3 hr Time Limit - 2 Laps)
8:30 am - Quads may be held if deemed unable to complete their next lap within the published race time limit.
9:00 am - LIMITED PRO & UTV - Start of Race, (10 hr Time Limit)
9:30 am - Begin Cut Off Times for Quads
10:00 am - PRO CLASSES & SPORTSMAN - Start of Race, (9 hr Time Limit)
6:00 pm - Vehicles may be held if deemed unable to complete their next lap within the published race time limit.
7:00 pm - Begin Cut Off Times for Cars, Trucks, & UTVs
9:00 pm - Awards Presentation at Casino West
check out Crowdog getting it on in the pre run for VORRA!

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9Q06Zj246o]YouTube - Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx pre-running for the Yerington[/ame]
He's gonna run that car in the Yerington 300? I haven't seen that car up close but what I did see of it, it didn't look Vorra legal....
It's (6) 50 mile laps. I was planning on heading up there and taking tons of photos and documenting the whole thing this year but issues came up and I'm unable now....
Car is totally VORRA legal. Should be BITD legal too.

The UTVs did 5 laps = 250 miles.



We pre-ran the 50 nile loop on Friday and made a few minor tweaks and pre-ran a bit more on Saturday. Car was running great.

Race day did not turn out too well for us. We started behind a RZR, three class 9's and a class 11. By mile ten we had passed them all and had clean air. I was running at a nice pace, but not pushing it at all. Power was awesome and suspension was working pretty good. We had just finished a decently fast section at about 60 MPH or so, and slowed a bit for a cattle guard. That is when the we lost power all of a sudden. After a quick diagnosis, we found that the CVT belt had broken. Even more bad luck was I forgot to bring a spare. We were out of the race at mile 18. Truly disappointing to work so hard and have everything going so well and lose with a rookie mistake.

Not so sure why the belt let loose. Figured it might have gotten hot on the high speed section, but I have pretty good airflow through the tunnel.

More pictures and info on my Teryx can be found here.
Thank for updating us Jon! Sorry about your troubles! Thanks for representing UTVUnderground on that awesome car!!!

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