Sparks, NV – Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) unveiled its 2012 race series today, with plans to expand on the popular USA 500 and returning to Fallon, Nevada for a 250-mile night race.

VORRA, which celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2010, is one of the only off road series in the U.S. to offer a mix of short course and desert races. In 2011 series organizers added the USA 500 and “The 24” desert endurance race, during which winner Sam Berri recorded the longest desert race distance in the U.S., covering 1,024 miles.

“For 2012, we want to build on the success of the USA 500 and revisit a racer favorite, the Fallon 250 night race,” said Race Director Wes Harbor. “We’ll also be launching an expanded contingency program and doing proactive outreach to new racers.”

The 2012 series also includes four short course races at Prairie City OHV Park east of Sacramento, Calif., and the Yerington 300, one of VORRA’s most popular courses complete with the traditional parade down Main Street. 

VORRA will also unveil an expanded contingency program with more sponsors and continue its one of a kind entry fee schedule that reduces fees as car counts increase. VORRA’s entry fees are already some of the most affordable in off road racing.

“We listened to our racers and designed the 2012 season to provide a challenging and diverse set of races that won’t break the bank,” Harbor said. “We’ll also be working to introduce a whole new generation of racers to the sport. It’s going to be an exciting year.”

March 24-26 — Short Course — Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA

April 21-22 — Short Course — Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA

May 26-28 – USA 500 Desert Race – Reno/Sparks, NV

July 14-15 – 250 Mile Night Race – Fallon, NV

September 1-3 – Yerington 300 Desert Race — Yerington, NV

October 6-7 — Short Course — Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA

October 27-28 — Short Course — Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA

The Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) was established in 1975 by Ed Robinson as a family-oriented organization.  It is led by current promoter Wes Harbor who believes that “off road racing has its roots in people’s garages” and continues to keep the entry fees to a minimum while maintaining a high quality racing experience. For more information, visit or call 877-418-6772.

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