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Piston-powered sports grow as tourism events

Off-road racing may never overtake classic cars in northern Nevada’s special events lineup, but dirt-track racing is adding to the region’s growing slate of motor sports events. The Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series swings to Reno this weekend at the Wild West Motorsports Park at Mustang. The park developed by Norm Dianda at the site of an old landfill hosted its first event in 2012. Last year, 6,500 race fans attended the event on Saturday, with another 6,200 attending on Sunday. Approximately 1,500 fans came from out of town and paid for 740 rooms at the Silver Legacy. Race organizers …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Aug 22, 2013 05:58PM Published Aug 22, 2013 04:15PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.