Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nevada's OCTANE FEST ON for June 11-14, 2009

Octane Fest 2009 promises a raucous, rip-roaring, affordable family-friendly motor sport Jamboree for all June 11-14 in Fallon, NV, with four days of live music, food, celebrities, and wall-to-wall 4x4 events, Truck and Tractor Pulls, The Hurricams Show and Shine, NHRA Drag Racing, “Nevada Racer” Short Course Truck and Motorcycle racing action and IMCA Dirt Track Racing.

Signature events include the “Octane Fest Tuff-Cup 4x4 Challenge” and the area’s first Amateur Endurocross.

“The ‘TUFF-CUP 4x4 Challenge’ is an innovative hybrid, man-made race course of rock, high speed roller style jumps and Supercross-style berms for off road trucks, buggies, motorcycle and ATV racers,” said Ty Erquiaga, Nevada Motorsport Productions/Octane Fest director. “The best way I can describe this is like old school Mickey Thompson stadium racing meets Rock Racing or Tuff-Truck Racing on steroids.”

The growing Endurocross phenomenon brings in even more excitement this year.

“The Endurocross is for the professional and amateur off-road racer who aspires to race the national series but wants to get their feet wet. There’s nothing like this in our area, and we aim to really grow this event,” Erquiaga said.

Octane Fest is a weekend of live music and horse power showcasing premiere racing venues – Fallon’s Top Gun Raceway and Rattle Snake Raceway – plus courses designed just for Octane Fest 2009 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds where the TUFF CUP, Rock Crawl, Mud Bogs, Endurocross and close to a dozen other events are set. Dubbed Festival Central, the fairgrounds will have food festivities, vendors, show and shines plus nightly live music.

“We are creating a participant-driven festival that will bring gear heads to compete in mud bogs, truck pulls, demolition derbies, rock crawls, show and shines, ATV, and motorcycle and truck racing to Fallon to race in their specific events,” Erquiaga said.

Octane Fest 2009 tickets start at $10 or less, with family and weekend package prices available for the Jamboree at the fairgrounds. Separate tickets access events at Top Gun Raceway and Rattlesnake Raceway. Octane Fest 2009 Jamboree tickets to the Fairgrounds include live music Friday and Saturday nights along with food events, truck and tractor shows and monster truck rides that will generate fun for all ages. Discount tickets officially go on sale at March 15th.

This is Octane Fest’s second year bringing top-notch signature motor sports events to northern Nevada. The Jamboree format appeals to 4x4 enthusiasts and spectators alike. Much Octane Fest 2009 is centered at Festival Central--the Churchill County Fairground – where something will be happening at all times. Lower entry fees, more local business involvement and new events should appeal to a wide demographic crowd throughout the west.

“Octane Fest 2009 is on track to be the premier motor sports event in northern Nevada,” Erquiaga said. “Fallon is the perfect venue for the event and stands to gain enormously as the event grows. I hope the citizens, racers and motor sport fans of Fallon, northern Nevada and the surrounding areas embrace Octane Fest and help it get established as the core motor sport festival in northern Nevada.”

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