|Among the top entries for SNORE's annual Rage at the River will be Class 1 charger Richard Boyle of Ridgecrest, Calif.
By Mike Henle
LAUGHLIN, Nev. -- The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts will round out a banner season here Dec. 13-15 with the annual running of the Rage at the River.
Expected to draw more than 200 entries, the Rage at the River will be highlighted by two days of heat races beginning at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 14-15 at Laughlin Events Park.
Classes will include 1300, 1500, 7s, 5, 5-1600, 1450, 2000, VORE, 1600, 10, 12, 3000, TL, Unlimited Truck, 8 and Heavy Metal.
Sponsored by the Laughlin Tourism Commission, the Rage at the River is considered a valuable shot in the arm to this city situated about 100 miles south of Las Vegas along the Colorado River.
The 2012 Rage at the River was dominated by Southern California contractor Josh Daniel, who powered his 700 horsepower Danzio Performance Engineering Class 1 entry to fast time and heat race and overall victories.
The event is the sixth race in the Terrible Herbst Motor Sports Garage season which has also included the BeeHive Sports Bar Battle at Primm Feb. 22-24; the Motion Tire Ridgecrest 300 April 12-14 in Ridgecrest, Calif.; the KC Hilites 250 June 7-9 in Jean and Primm; and the John Calvin Memorial SNORE 250 Nov. 1-3 in Jean.
Currently leading the overall points chase are a pair of Southern Nevada drivers including Class 10 driver Cody Freeman and 1600 charger Justin Smith. Freeman holds a 3,623-3,587 lead heading into the season finale which will see drivers competing over a 13.5-mile course.
Fans will be able to watch the race from on top of the hill along with the rhythm section.
The LTC is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing tourism in Laughlin. Comprised of the Edgewater Casino Resort, Colorado Bell Hotel Casino, Tropicana Laughlin, River Palms Hotel and Casino, Golden Nugget Laughlin and Harrah’s Laughlin, LTC contributes more than $30 million in economic impact through events.
Laughlin attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each year who flock to its shores to enjoy the water and relax with all the amenities of a resort destination. From riding the waves on jet skis, to relaxing on a scenic cruise, there is something for everyone on the waters of the Colorado. For more information, go to http://www.visitlaughlin.com/www.VisitLaughlin.com.
Full information regarding SNORE can be found at www.snoreracing.net.