RENO, NV AUGUST 22, 2010 ~ Exit 28 Motorsports Park is excited to host the Stampede race produced by Hammerking Productions and sponsored by ORI of Reno and the Grand Sierra Resort. The Stampede race is modeled around the extremely popular King of the Hammers race.
The race will be three 22-mile laps attacking the brutal terrain of the Reno, NV environment in rock racer Ultra4 cars. “This race has the most in common with the hardest off-road race on the planet. King of the Hammers has been unlike any other race, until now,” said Jeff Knoll of Hammerking Productions.
The green flag will drop at 10am on Saturday September 11th and is expected to finish by 6pm. There are two spectator friendly viewing areas and are $10/person per viewing area, parking is free. Area 1 is by the short course track where Ultra4 cars will jump and take corners at speed. Area 1 will have easy access the main pit area and concessions. Area 2 viewing area will be at the top of the Giants Throne where the serious rock crawling enthusiasts will be able to watch the aggressive vehicles take on brand new trails that have huge boulders and wicked waterfall drops. Area 2 will require a short hike up the hill, with limited concessions. There is a third area in Deadwood Canyon that is limited to clubs with purpose built vehicles and is an additional $20 per vehicle to access. Access to Qualifying on Friday morning is free.
“We are very excited to have this race at Exit 28 Motorsports Park,” said Don Gilman, Operations Manager. “We have been out almost every weekend cutting new trails and we are sure there will be some of the hardest trails around, keeping with the excitement of the King of the Hammers.”
Off Road Innovations (ORI) of Reno, located adjacent to the Exit 28 Motorsports Park, will be open during the week of the race for vehicle repairs and assistance.
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Event Sponsors: Hammerking Productions, ORI of Reno, Mustang Ranch, Grand Sierra Resort
About Exit 28 Motorsports Park
Built around the enthusiasm for offroading in the Reno Sparkes area, this motorsports complex will be able to host all styles of racing with its diverse terrain, weather, nearby hospitality and International Airport within 20 minutes. In 2010, Exit 28 Motorsports Park hosted the VORRA Xtreme Outlaw 250 desert race, two CalRocs rock crawling events, the LivFast Motocross Park and the Stampede a King of the Hammers qualifier. In 2011, the schedule will extend to include additional high profile desert races and multiple other events. The park is available to be rented for any style event, race, concert series, corporate function, club events, offroad testing, and new product releases. The options are endless with over 100,000 acres to utilize for executing a world class event.
What: The Stampede
When: Thursday September 9th 2pm Kickoff BBQ at Mustang Ranch
Friday September 10th 8am-12pm Qualifying Runs
Saturday September 11th 10am-6pm Stampede Race
Where: Exit 28 Motorsports Park. Exit 28 off I-80, South on Patrick, Follow Signs
Tickets: $10 per person / per viewing area (2 available)
3rd viewing area for Clubs with Purpose Built rigs only. Additional $20 per Vehicle