Meet Reno's off road race team April 5

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Mar 30, 2007
Incline Village, NV
Thought I'd post this press release up. Sounds like it's Northern Nevada's chance to meet a homegrown team that races in the SCORE Baja series races and Best in the Desert. Its John Harrah's project, and I think it's a cool thing to have locals racing competitively in the desert.

What: Speed Technologies, one of the nations largest off road race teams, will be signing autographs on April 5th from 1-3pm at the opening of Street to Sand
Why: Speed Technologies is based at Ranch Harrah in Reno, NV and this is the first chance that Truckee Meadows residents will have a chance to see some of the cars and meet the drivers
When: April 5th from 1-3pm
Where: Street to Sand is located at 335 Kietzke Lane

-Pre-Runners, Chase Vehicles & Drivers will be On-Site for Autograph’s and Tours-

RENO, NV (March 25th)--Local off-road fans will get a double dose of adrenalin on April 5th during the grand opening of Street to Sand – a truck and toy accessory store featuring the latest gear to trick out all types of on and off-road rigs. Reno based off-road giants Speed Technologies will be at the grand opening from 1pm-3pm signing autographs and offering fans a rare and up close look at the course pre-runners and chase trucks.
“We are excited to show off our cars,” said Team owner and driver John Harrah. “We’ve been working hard to make Speed Technologies one of the top racing teams and we are proud to be based in Reno.”
This is the first opportunity for local Northern Nevada fans to meet the Speed Technologies drivers and get a first hand peek at the vehicles. Speed Technologies will be well represented during the opening with some of the industries top drivers, co-drivers and support staff on site to sign autographs and offer personalized tours of cars.
Fans will have the chance to meet Chuck Dempsey -- the off-road legend who took first place on a motorcycle in the Baja 500 and has racked up an impressive list of finishes racing everything from Class 1 vehicles and motorcycles to trophy trucks. Chuck also stared in the off-road cult classic Dust to Glory. Local favorite Mark Levrett and his co-driver JJ Johnson will also be signing autographs and offering their perspective and insight on what it’s like to race for one of the largest teams in the United States. Mark only started racing in 2006, but has already brought home a slew of top ten finishes and is pegged to be one of the top drivers in the coming years.
Family, friends, crew, desert, adrenalin and speed are just some of the elements that comprise Speed Technologies. Owned by John Harrah, a Nevada native son, Speed Technologies has slowly been building momentum over the last two years with finishes and wins in some of the most grueling off-road challenges the sport has to offer. The first finish was in the SCORE Baja 500. Then it was a 10th place finish in the SCORE Baja 1000 and 4th in the Laughlin Desert Challenge. That’s impressive for a sport where finishing, never mind winning, is a pipe dream for many.
Street to Sand is located at 335 Kietzke Lane. For more information on the Speed Technologies Factory Race Team please visit or call 775-851-7492.

About Speed Technologies
Established in 2006 Speed Technologies is owned by John Harrah and headquartered in Reno, NV at Ranch Harrah. The team operates both an off-road racing team and motocross team. Competing in both the SCORE Desert Series and the Best in the Desert, Speed Technologies is a full-time operation supported by a full time staff as well as additional chase and safety crews. Speed Technologies is committed to safety both on and off the track. For more information on Speed Technologies please visit or call 775-851-7492.
Kewl!!! Z and I'll be there.

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