RENO, NV - Monster Energy has increased their support of racers at the HDRA, Eldorado Fireworks 500 by awarding an additional $10,000 in prize money to bring the total cash bonuses to $35,500. Special Fueled by Monster Energy cup trophies will be awarded to fastest qualifier, fastest lap, winner of largest class and most dominating! Each of these trophies will be accompanied with a check for $2,000.
Big O Tires is getting involved by sponsoring the live Internet show on HDRArace.com and will be offering a $500 bonus to the first overall, air-cooled car to finish. According to Jim Anderson of Big O Tires, who will be racing with Chad Hall in Chad’s Trophy Truck, “Big O has five retail locations in the Reno market. The Fireworks 500 is set to be the biggest off-road race in America. We are excited to partner with HDRA and look forward to the future growth of off-road racing in Reno. I will be racing a truck but my roots are in air-cooled cars so we are offering the $500 bonus. Big O Tires is working on additional support for racers at the 500, so stay tuned.”
HDRA and their generous sponsors continue to add bigger rewards for the racers. Racers from all over the world are planning to attend including James Horvath from Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada, Tracy Graf from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Dave Matui from Koshigaya, Japan and Mike Meachum who is a U.S. citizen but works in Brazil; he is flying in for the race. U.S. racers are coming from Tennessee, South Dakota, Austin, TX and Ponca City, OK to name a few.
Monster Energy wanted to make sure the hard working crews get a chance to show their stuff too. They are holding the $2,000.00, Monster Energy, Fastest Guns in the West competition. Winners in each of the following categories will receive a unique trophy and a check for $500.
Group 1 – Unlimited Truck, Class1, Heavy Metal
Group 2 – Classes 7, 8, 7s, 1400, 2000
Group 3 – Classes 10, 12, 16, Wide Open
Group 4 – UTV, Classes 11, 1900, 5/1600, 9, 3000, 1500
Motorcycle racers looking for a challenge can compete in the U.S. Desert Racing, Fireworks Extreme motorcycle endurance race July 6-8. The bike race will cover 517 miles at the same time as the four wheel race but on a separate 103 mile course. They will pass under the four wheel race course in a few different areas of the course through 140’ long pipes. You can sign-up online at Moto-Tally.com/HDRArace.com.
Regardless if you are a racer or fan, the Fireworks 500 has everything you could want in an event; an incredible course, great spectating, fun events, spectacular shows, big prize money and trophies and bonuses that continue to grow. Don’t miss it! For more information visit HDRArace.com
High Desert Racing Association (HDRA) is a professional off-road racing organization based in Las Vegas, NV. HDRA currently sanctions off-road racing events in both Nevada and California. Their 2012 schedule includes five races ranging from 10-12 mile multi-lap DesertCross courses all the way to a 500-mile long distance cross-country desert race. Visit www.hdrarace.com for more information.
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