X-mas comes early

The action heats up Saturday as drivers will compete in a points race at Rattlesnake Raceway.

The action heats up Saturday as drivers will compete in a points race at Rattlesnake Raceway.

The weather has been frightful but not as delightful to most in Northern Nevada.

Nevertheless, Rattlesnake Raceway is engaged in its annual Christmas in July race Saturday at 6 p.m.

The points race will also feature the Northern Nevada Outlaw Karts in addition to several close divisional events.

The Hobby Stock class is the deepest at Rattlesnake with Scott Tenney leading the way. He holds a 23-point lead over Chris Christiano (334-311).

Tenney’s season got off to a roaring start with a trio o f main event victories to open the season. He added another win on June 21, a pair of second-place finishes on June 6-7 and has won six preliminary races.

Christiano, meanwhile, has one win (June 7) and three second-place finishes this season.

Chasing the leaders, though, is Shane Crazel, who sits in third with 302 points. He notched a main-event win on May 31.

In the Gen-X class, Jeremy Christen holds a slim two-point lead over Christy Rasmussen, 253-251. Rasmussen gained four points on Christen over the Fourth of July weekend races, winning the July 4 race, placing third in the preliminary heat and winning the prelim on July 5.

Christen, meanwhile, secured his first win of the season on May 30 and has followed with three second-place finishes and a third-place mark in the past four races.

Steve Eisele, who was dominating the series through June, has since moved to the Hobby Stock class.

Lee Ketten Jr., meanwhile, has gained significant ground in the past four races after missing three of the first four events of the season. He has two wins, a third- and fifth-place finish including three victories in the preliminary heats.

As for the IMCA division, Robert mull is leading the pack by 88 points over Travis White (335-247). Mull has three main event wins this season along with two preliminary victories.

White, meanwhile, has missed two races costing valuable points. Despite those absences, he has two second-place finishes in the main event and won the July 5 preliminary heat.

In the IMCA sport mod class, Zachary Cail has a comfortable lead on Pete Olsen (312-254). Cail has won the past four main and preliminary races.

As for the Northern Nevada Outlaw Karts, the three classes are tight.

In the beginner division, Hayden Leach holds a nine-point lead over Tanner Frock (150-141), while Jensen Tenora also has a nine-point lead over Xavier Frock in the Box Stock. Sarah Anderson trails Tenora by 12 points and sits in third.

In the 250cc class, Jacob Dias is holding on to an 11-point lead over Grasen and Shansen Tenora (157-146).


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