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Octane Fest recharges with two new shows

The Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers Association’s Octane Fest is back June 9th through the 12th at the Churchill County Fairgrounds, Top Gun and Rattlesnake Raceways in Fallon, the Motor Sports Capital of northern Nevada.

Two new shows at the fairgrounds on June 10th and 11th highlight the recharged event. In addition to the monster trucks attendees have come to expect, the shows will feature a truck and tractor pull, demolition derby, quad racing, tough trucks and a stuntman determined to blow himself up.

“We are adding more events and more ways to participate in the truck pulls, demolition derby, quad races, and things like that,” said Chris Lumsden, president of the Lahontan Auto Racing Association which is putting this year’s event on. “We are bringing back the Miss Octane Fest competition and we are planning music and dancing after each night’s show,” Lumsden said.

The Friday Octane Fest Monster Truck Jamboree at the fairgrounds will feature a truck and tractor pull, demolition derby, monster truck demo and a stuntman escaping from an exploding car. There will be fireworks and a pit party/sock hop after the show. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Saturday will feature a daytime motorsports show at the Fallon Walmart parking lot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday evening’s fairground’s jamboree will feature tough trucks, quad racing, monster trucks, and the burning car stuntman followed by fireworks and a pit party/sock hop. Gates open at 4 p.m.

Octane Fest also offers the NHRA West Coast Open drag racing at Top Gun Raceway with a test-n-tune on Friday and races Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. Rattlesnake Raceway will showcase wild dirt track racing on Saturday and Sunday, gates open at noon.
The Miss Octane Fest contest will take place on Thursday evening, June 9 at the Dry Gulch Saloon at the Churchill County Fairgrounds beginning at 7 p.m.

Discounted tickets for the Friday and Saturday night Octane Fest motorsports Jamborees at the fairgrounds are on sale at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores: $12 adults, $8 kids.

For info, entry forms and a complete list of events go to or call 775.287.5826.