Octane Fest kicks off in Fallon

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Updated: 6/13 6:26 pm
FALLON, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- If you're looking for something fun and loud this weekend, Octane Fest in Fallon kicks off Friday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. It is an action-packed three days of motorsports that begins with a Monster Truck Jamboree.

"It’s just an action packed event from start to finish," said driver Jimmy Creten.

"The wild moments, the excitement, the loud noises, you don’t get it anywhere else," said driver Rosalee Ramer.

Octane Fest is famous for combining dirt track racing and drag racing, along with freestyle motocross and monster trucks. The world's youngest professional female monster truck driver is competing through Saturday. "My favorite part is probably interacting with fans," said Ramer. "After a show I’m feeling great. I’m pumped up, I just had an awesome freestyle, caught some huge air, did a couple of wheelies."

That is exactly why organizers say if you want to see some of the best motorsports in the world, this weekend is your chance. "Plus, we're going to have world class motorsport entertainment and when I say world class I’m not even stopping for a minuet on that," said WGAS and Octane Fest promoter John Borba. "Like I said before, the freestyle out here is the best on the planet, monsters trucks out here, we have a handful of trucks here that are the best anywhere."

The event also includes a free pit party. Plus, Saturday night, the first-ever monster truck 360 degree back flip in Northern Nevada will be attempted by Creten. "We’ve back flipped one in Las Vegas, but we normally back flip the Iron Outlaw Truck," said Creten. "Probably have done about 30 of them across the country."

Another part of Octane Fest includes the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at the Top Gun Raceway. Racers from all over the country are here to compete. "People should come down here to get the thrill of drag racing," said event director John Stauverman. "This is the fastest motorsports in Northern Nevada."

The event is happening through Sunday and ticket prices vary from $5 to $15 all weekend. For more information, go here.
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