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Wally Race and High Desert $1,000 Challenge

Lake County was well represented by the Lake County Desert Cruisers at the Winnemucca Street Drag that took place in Winnemucca, Nev., over Friday and Saturday July 25 and 26.

Dusty Haun took home first-place in the Gambler’s Race on Friday, July 25. Taking first-place in the street drags on Saturday, July 26 was Melvin Dick. Jeff Lillibridge was the third fastest in that respective drag.

The Desert Cruisers will host a Wally Race on Saturday, Aug. 16 and the High Desert $1,000 Challenge on  Sunday, Aug. 17. It is expected to feature around 20 prominent racers from Lake County.

Wally Race’s time trials will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and will last until noon. This is where racers will get their average speed time so that staggered races can begin later in the day. There will be three classes: Super Pro, Pro and Sportsman. The winners of each class will race each other.

The winner of the Wally Race will be presented with a trophy molded to look like Wally Parks, founder of the National Hot Rod Association.

Desert Cruisers member’s registration fee is $25 for car and driver. Non-members will be charged $35 for car and driver. For high school racers there is no admission fee. Spectators are expected to pay $4 for admission or $20 per family.

Contact Mike Yates at 541-947-3970 for more information.

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