Flat-track motorcycle racing returns to Carson for the weekend of Aug. 26-27, with action in a number of divisions and special events planned for both nights. The Outlaw Flat Trac series has a full slate of events on its weekend schedule at Fuji Park, including a first-responders challenge on Friday and The Deuce eight-man elimination event on Saturday. Following its debut last year, a law enforcement-vs.-firefighters category will again be part of Friday’s program. Some related projects on Friday will also serve as a benefit for the region’s first responders, promoter Robert Hansen said last week. Last year, nearly $5,000 was raised, which eventually went toward battling the Tamarack Fire. “That was between T-shirt sales, ticket sales, and donations from local businesses,” Hansen said of last year’s experiment. “We generated a lot of interest, and it's starting to happen again, too this year. So this will be our second annual, on Friday night, fire and police benefit race.” Two sessions of racing are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. On both days, the afternoon (amateur) session will begin with practice at 10 a.m., heats at 11:30 a.m., main events at 2:30 p.m., and awards presentations at 4:30 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m., both days. Friday’s evening (professional) program features a number of special events, including heats and mains in the Pro and Hooligan categories. There are also events scheduled for the “Hose Draggers” (firefighters) and “Doughnut Eaters” (law enforcement) divisions. The Pro main event will end the evening. Saturday’s evening schedule also includes special events, including Crazy 110s (110cc engines or pit bikes), Running of the Buls (Spanish-made Bultaco bikes), and The Deuces eight-rider elimination event. Both evening sessions have opening ceremonies at 7 p.m., followed by the first riders on the track at 7:30 p.m. The Pro mains feature $1,400 payouts to the winners and $1,000 to the runners-up, with the payouts ending at $90 for the 12th-place finisher. Cash is also available for the Running of the Buls ($500 to the winner) and the Hooligan mains (payouts to the top three, with the winner getting $125). The Deuces eliminator, run on an eight-man bracket, will be one of Saturday’s featured events. The event is invitation-only and offers a payout to the survivor of every two-man race over the three rounds of racing, including a $1,200 bonus to the winner. “It’s bracket-racing, so two guys go (heads-up) — the winner moves on, the loser goes out the gate, and we get down to the final guy,” Hansen said. “It turns out to be about $2,700 (to the winner) for maybe 10 minutes’ work.” Hansen said the annual late-summer event has been gaining traction every year, especially for the Saturday sessions, which he described as “pretty much capacity.” He said the momentum from last year’s event — which went off as scheduled despite a major fire in the region — appears to be carrying over. “The ticket sales indicate it looks as strong as it did last year,” Hansen said. “I was very pleased last year; it was our biggest year because of the Friday fire and police (event). Saturday, I like to say it pretty much takes care of itself. The last three years, we've had standing-room-only on Saturday night.” Advance tickets for both days are $25 (adult) and $15 (youth 12-and-under). Youth admission is free on Friday. Walk-up tickets on both days are $30. Advance sales are available online at RaceNV.com and at Carson City Motorsports, BattleBorn Harley-Davidson (Carson City), and Testa Motorsports (Minden).