Octane Fest, NHRA National Open take over Lahontan Valley this weekend

Motorsports take over this weekend at both Rattlesnake Raceway (pictured) with Octane Fest and the NHRA National Open at Top Gun Raceway.

Motorsports take over this weekend at both Rattlesnake Raceway (pictured) with Octane Fest and the NHRA National Open at Top Gun Raceway. Photo by Thomas Ranson.


UPDATE:

Admission for Rattlesnake Raceway was incorrectly stated as being free.  Admission is $10 for those ages 11 and older, $8 for military with ID, $5 for seniors 55 and older and children ages 6-10, and free for children under 5. Tailgating car and driver only admission is $25. 

Admission for Top Gun is $50 for an all-event pass, either for three or four days, or $40 for a two-day pass. Single-day passes for Sunday only are $20.

ORIGINAL: 

After being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, Octane Fest is roaring back in 2021.


The two-day motorsports event returns to the Lahontan Valley this weekend with several events, including demo derbies.


Admission is free.


Octane Fest will kick off on Friday at 6 p.m. at Rattlesnake Raceway followed by a second day of racing at 4 p.m. on Saturday.


Circle track races for all classes, tuff trucks, demolition and powder puff derbies, and side by side highlight Friday night’s events. Saturday’s lineup features circle track races, tuff trucks contact race, demo derby, V6 figure eight race and ATV races.


The tuff trucks races including four-, six- and eight-cylinder classes on Friday and mixed on Saturday.

 The demo derby on Friday is for four-cylinder vehicles only followed by the power puff derby, which features minivans with female drivers only. Saturday’s demo derby includes any surviving car from derbies our figure eight race.


Also occurring this weekend is drag racing at Top Gun Raceway.


The NHRA National Open stars on Thursday and runs through Sunday. Gates open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.




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