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VORRA Off Road Racing

Green Flag Waives on VORRA’s 35th Year of Racing Action

RENO, NV    MARCH 26, 2010:   The green flag waved on Saturday for the opening day of the 35th year of action packed racing.  The crowd was thick and the racing was intense for the ATVs on Saturday and the Car and Truck classes on Sunday.  The 35th year of racing brought some changes to the format including a 3 moto, 5 lap race competition which gave the drivers even more time behind the wheel.

There were over 60 vehicles that competed for the purse monies.  The legendary Sam Berri came out on top of Class 1 saying, “This was a great course to start the season off with.  Challenging yet fun.”  I doubt there was anyone that disagreed including Steve Sullivan who took second place after replacing three transmissions over the course of the weekends testing and racing.  In the Group T class, Jake Povey took his freshly built truck for the Mint 400 and rolled it in the first turn of the first moto.  It was a huge disappointment, but he continued to compete in all motos and finished 4th to Ben Phillips.

There were two new classes that got introduced to the VORRA start line.  Sunday was the inaugural running of Ultra4 and also a Bug infestation with Class 11 setting up shop and planning their full on “invasion” for the April race.  The Ultra4 class brought a new type of high paced racing to the technical short course.  The big-tired 4wheel drive vehicles battled in each of the races and had spectacular finishes for every moto, but it was Brad Falin that took the overall win.  Kevin Yoder, the 2009 Sportsman Class Champion, came in second place and said “Thanks VORRA for making a place for Rock Buggies to wreck their junk.”

On Saturday, it was a new wave of opportunities for the VORRA ATV racers. “I’m tired of the Quads getting the leftovers of the trucks and cars, and the leftovers of motocross events.  This is a Quad race and its all for you,” said event director Wes Harbor during the preliminary drivers meeting.  The track will now be set up specifically to the ATV Program, and there may even be additional races on separate weekends from the schedule listed below.

The weekend wrapped up with an awards ceremony that highlighted all of the winners and awarded them with trophies and purse winnings.  The next race will be another short course race at Prairie City OHV area, April 17-18. More information can be found at

Photo Credits To: Bower Motorsports Media
GroupT Crash:  Jake Povey rolls his brand new truck in the first turn of Moto 1
Ultra4 Start:  The land rush start pushes the Ultra4 Class across jumps and into a narrow turn
Class1 Battle:  Mike Lehners held off Sam Berri for about two laps

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                             Prairie City, CA
 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.

Final Results : March 21, 2010  Prairie City OHV Area, Folsom, CA


NAME                           Number
Sam Berri                      149
Steve Sullivan               118
JJ Schnarr                    102
Mike Lehners                 121
Arden Dennington         944
Shannon Harwell            132

CLASS:  Ultra 4

NAME                           Number
Brad Falin                     457
Kevin Yoder                  434
Greg Hussey                 450
Jason Scherer               476
Chris Ridgway               422
John Goodby                445

CLASS:  Group T

NAME                           Number
Ben Phillips                   T6043
Mike Koenig                  T603
Gerry Mannion               838
Jake Povey                   T1402
Joel Swanson               T635
Scott Rodgers              T1411
Eric Steiger                   T9


NAME                           Number
KC Keller                      738
Josh Nie                       715
Patty Hayos                  769


NAME                           Number
Jay Schroeder               903
Kathy Keller                  950

CLASS:  11

NAME                           Number
Gary Herrod                  1112
Richard Palasik             1107

CLASS:  Sportsman

NAME                           Number
Anthony Domschott      23
Nathan McBride             99
Michael McCleary          3
Scott Robinson             T6043
Brendan Fowler             13
Randy Scheck               205
Stephanie Hayos           76
Erich Reinhardt              33
Terry Shelton                 81
Bill Hermant                  91


NAME                           Number
Dennis Jean                  1959
Jon Crowley                  1965
Sean Cook                    1930
Ryan Drake                   1943

CLASS:  Pilots

NAME                           Number
Tim Compton                8
Aaron Rupley                77x
Miles Berghold              16


NAME                           Number
Colton Scudder             511
Blake Scudder              207
JJ Parelli                       212
Ryder Haag                   91

About Valley Off Road Racing Association
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 garages”.  VORRA is the only organization to offer both four short course races and three 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

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