By NICK YAMASHITA
The racing world has been busy lately as venues and events continue to open up to their full potential and capacity.
The Southern Nevada Dwarf Car Association (SNDCA) returned to a full schedule and racers flocked to the various events and competitive opportunities.
The local Dirt Pig Racing family have been busy and really started doing some victory laps. Stacy “Dirt Pig” Woods and her son Orey “Little Pig” Woods both saw the checkered flag this year. Although Kelly “Farmer Pig” Woods and Dan “Wild Pig” Varner have yet to enter the victory lane, they still have some amazing results and their race results have improved.
Orey claimed his first victory at the 2nd stop of the Western States Dwarf Car Association National Championships at Mohave Valley Raceway in Bullhead City, Ariz. On Friday March 25 for the Sportsman Class Main Event.
Stacy went on to win at American Valley Speedway in Quincy, Calif. For the 3rd stop of the WSDCA National Championships for the Vets class. In the Main Event on May 14, he managed to get ahead of the others and dominate for his 1st victory in the national race. However, the next day he had car problems and had to retire from Saturday’s main race.
“It was great to get this win, but it’s not the main race,” said Stacy Woods. “I had a trophy and everything but… my goal is to make the main race on Saturday and win the race that night. This is the one that really matters.
The next SNDCA race is the 4th stop of the ESDCA National Championships this week of June 11-12, 2021 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, California. This will be followed by an SNDCA points race in Pahrump, Nevada on July 3. There are 7 national WSDCA races throughout the season.
Motorcycle racing scene
The world of motorcycle racing has also been busy as riders resume a busy schedule. The Motorcycle Racing Association of Nevada (MRAN) held their final race, Jake’s Dirty 30, on June 5 in Ely, Nevada.
Janten Reber from Bunkerville took 7th place overall in Big Bikes with 1st place in 2-stroke with a time of 2:26:07.
Gabe Leavitt of Moapa Valley was 10th overall in Big Bikes as well as 1st in the Lites with a time of 2:37:14.
Jade Marshall from Moapa took 5th place in the Open category but 3rd in the Open Amateur class.
Wild Bunch rider Billy Pulsipher from Moapa finished 3rd in 2 times with a time of 2:54:16.
There were many other finishes known to residents of the Virgin and Moapa Valley communities.
Kurt Tobler of Bunkerville finished 3rd in the Over 30 division. Denny Falls of Logandale won first place in the Over 40 division. Brett Griffiths of Mesquite took 2nd place in the Over 40 division. Paul Leavitt of Moapa Valley took 3rd place in the Over 50 division. Kelli Jenkins of Moapa took 2nd place in the women’s division. Krae Griffiths from Mesquite took 3rd place overall in Mini and 85cc.
The next MRAN race will be hosted by the Camp Valley Cowboys in Camp Valley, Nevada on June 19, 2021.
As for the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS), Austin Monk was in first place with one lap to go on April 18. But he ended up in a wreck and lost his mind. He finished 12th. He is still in the top 3 of the 450cc category. His next race is this Friday for Round 5 in Cache Valley, Idaho.