RENO, NV MAY 18, 2010 – The Xtreme Outlaw 250 Desert race (XO250) will award this years over-all podium with $10,000 plus a spectacular “Six-Shooters” trophy will be given to the “First Ever Winner” of what will become one of the top races to compete in year after year. Grand Marshall Rod Hall, who has competed in all 42 Baja 1000 races and successfully won his class 21 times said, “I’ve designed a 250 mile course that is one of a kind, with my fingerprint all over it. You’ll experience the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s like your first hangover; one to remember.”
The 250 mile loop race is pulling off a first ever with the formal Green Flag being thrown just before a table top jump in the Grand Sierra Resort parking lot and will continue with speed controlled racing down the streets of Reno. When the cars and trucks hit the dirt they will throttle up and race through mountains and valleys east of town completing three loops, then back to the finish line jump at the GSR. “This is a very spectator friendly race, there is easy access to the northern pit area which will be situated nine miles east of Sparks at the massive new Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center,” explains Don Gilman of Off Road Innovations (ORI) of Reno. “The southern pit area will also be convenient and fan-friendly, located in historic Virginia City, with the cars actually racing down the streets one block off Main Street!”
This race is open to all desert racers that want to be a part of history in the making. “We are excited to announce that Speed Technologies, Voss Racing and other high profile drivers have committed to taking on Rod Hall’s course,” said Wes Harbor, VORRA’s Director. Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA), in their 35th year of racing the northern Nevada desert, will be the sanctioning body for this important race. “We have kept the entry fees at our low $450 VORRA rates to encourage all drivers to take on this experience,” explained Harbor. On-line registration is currently open at www.vorra.net. Confirmed Pre-Entries will secure your number and your participant gift.
The Xtreme Outlaws Offroad Race is just one of many activities happening at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV over Father’s Day weekend. The Xtreme Outlaw weekend will also include Xtreme Freestyle Motocross (XLFM) throwing bikes 75+ feet into the air, Xtreme Livfast Super Moto (XLSM) will host the 3rd round of the SupermotoUSA series with XGames riders on hand, autograph signings with both motorcycle riders and desert racers, Xtreme Girls, awards ceremonies, pool parties, huge concerts all hosted at the Grand Sierra Resort (GSR). “We are extremely proud and excited to be a leader in producing events such as this, and bringing regional and national high action extreme sports to the Reno-Tahoe market,” said Richard Silverman the creator and founder of Xtreme Concepts, Xtreme Sports Bar + Lounge and President of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.
Xtreme Outlaw welcomes families and all ages creating a great way to celebrate Father’s Day weekend. Admission is $10 daily, and children 8 and under accompanied by an adult are free. The Xtreme Outlaw Expo consisting of a row of vendors promoting the dynamic industry of extreme sports and beyond, is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. all weekend.
The Xtreme Outlaw 250 (XO250) desert race and Xtreme LivFast Super Moto (XLSM) amateur events welcome riders of all levels of experience. Those interested may register online NOW at http://www.grandsierraresort.com/xtreme-outlaws/ Limited spots are available.
You Tube Link to Event Information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6bwMBtBNEk
Specific Link to Xtreme Outlaw Event page: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/xtreme-outlaws/
Xtreme Outlaw 250 Off-Road (XO250) is a desert race sanctioned by Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) and produced by Xtreme Concepts, Off Road Innovations of Reno and GSR. Legendary Rod Hall has had a leading role in building the 250-mile course that will start and end at GSR and challenge the rough Nevada desert with high horsepower desert trucks and cars.
Xtreme LivFast Super Moto (XLSM) is a partnership between Xtreme Concepts, GSR and LivFast with Pro motorcycle and ATV racers going wheel to wheel. Supermoto is a half dirt, half asphalt track designed in the parking lot of the GSR where Pro Riders will compete on Saturday, and Sunday armatures will be able to take on the same track.
Xtreme Freestyle Motocross (XLFM) will be LivFast’s professional racing exhibition team who will throw themselves and their bikes 30+ feet into the air completing a variety of dangerous stunts.
About Grand Sierra Resort and Casino:
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) is in the heart of Reno/Tahoe – America’s Adventure Place. GSR is northern Nevada’s most complete resort destination with nearly 2,000 guest rooms and suites. The property offers a wide variety of accommodations for the everyday business traveler to the complete family vacation with amenities that include 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, branded retail shopping, headliner entertainment, a cinema, a 50-lane championship bowling center, outdoor thrill rides, aqua golf driving range, the largest casino north of Las Vegas with 24 hours of heart-pounding action plus so much more. GSR is a proud member of Summit Hotels and Resorts, a prestigious brand of Preferred Hotel Group. For more information, please visit www.grandsierraresort.com or to make reservations call 1.800.648.5080.
Livfast is a premier freestyle motocross team participating in events around the United States. The team includes riders Jesse Jolson, Greg Stevens, Kenny Bell, Greg Garrison, Dustin Miller, Matt Buyten, Brian Foster, Adam Jones, Mike Mason, Drake McElroy, Beau Bamburg, Derek Burley and others. Livfast is owned and operated by Tim O’Brien. For more information, call 775.846.3278 or visit www.livfast.com.
Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA)
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 short course races and desert races as part of its overall season championship. Each race draws nearly 70 racers between multiple classes available for Cars, Trucks, Pilots, ATV, UTV and Trophy Karts. In 2010 VORRA has added Xtreme Truck and Ultra 4 to their line-up of sanctioned pro classes. More information can be found at www.vorra.net
Off Road Innovations of Reno
Off Road Innovations of Reno (ORI) is a full service 4×4 and auto repair facility. We specialize in drive-train and bolt-on accessories as well as fabrication. ORI of Reno holds off road driving and recovery classes and is involved in multiple off road events in Reno. For more information please see our Web site: www.orireno.com.
XO250 Desert Racing Classes:
- Xtreme Truck
- Group T
- Class 7
- Stock Metal
- Mini Metal
- Class 1
- Class 10
- Class 12
- Class 1600
- Class 5- 1600
- Class 5 Unlimited
- Class 9
- Class 11
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For More Information:
Charlene Bower, Bower Motorsports Media: 714-394-1716
Melissa Haughey, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino: 775.789.5329 Melissa.Haughey@GrandSierraResort.com
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