Desert racing has been popular in Nevada as early as the 1960s and a large part of desert off-road racing now comes from an organization called Best in the Desert Racing. This organization puts on six highly competitive off-road races during the year. They are: Paker 425, Bluewater Desert Challenge, Silver State 300, Vegas to Reno, Mint 400 and Henderson 250. For many, Best in the Desert Racing represents the highest competition in desert off-road racing. The PVT spoke with the owner of Best in the Desert, Casey Folks, by phone about what it would take to bring some desert racing back to Pahrump.
Players 96 girls soccer club 18 and under is coached by Joe Sladek and they won the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Championship tournament, which included 13 Western states. They will be at the nationals in Germantown, Maryland on July 22-27.
Pahrump Valley Speedway fans fasten your belts because this year’s Sam Stringer Memorial race will be one to remember. This should be one of the biggest races in the history of the memorial race.
He actually had a baseball card of himself. I know that sounds a little too much, but he was proud of the fact that he played professional ball in the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system.
Hole-in-one report: Ron Becker had a hole-in-one at Lake View Executive course on hole 16 on July 4.
Last year the Trojans were on the verge of going to the playoffs two straight years in a row. The team finished 3-6 overall and had a 2-3 league record. A triple overtime to Cheyenne cost them a playoff bid.
With just a couple of weeks to the traditional date of the Death Valley Badwater Ultramarathon on July 21, Death Valley National Park is close to reaching the end of their safety review, but for the Badwater race, not close enough.
Julie Floyd retires after 30 years teaching in the Nye County School district and will also step down as the head of the Trojans girls golf team. Her last teaching post was with Floyd Elementary school where she taught physical education.
The upcoming Sam Stringer Memorial on July 19 will see many IMCA Modified drivers converging on Pahrump to try to win the $1,500 purse. This could mean the six to 10 IMCA Modifieds from Tonopah could be coming down.