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Octane Fest starts today in Fallon

Adam Robertson
"The Felon" monster truck takes off of a ramp at the Fairgrounds as a part of last year's Octane Fest.

Fallon is hosting the 2017 Octane Fest today through Sunday.

Rattlesnake and Top Gun Raceways will host high-speed events for dirt track and drag strip fans. Meanwhile, the Churchill County Fairgrounds host its Jamboree, featuring heavy vehicles — including monster trucks, tractors and quads. There will also be a demolition derby, stuntmen, fireworks and the Miss Octane Fest competition.

The events kick off today with the fairgrounds’ gates opening at 4 p.m. for the Monster Truck rides and a meet-and-greet with the monster truck drivers. The evening features truck pulls, karts, a demolition derby, stunt drivers and ends with a fireworks show at 10:45 p.m.

On Saturday, events open bright and early with a burnout contest and monster truck meet-and-greet at 8 a.m. Race fans will be able to meet their favorite drivers and get a close look at the cars during the motorsports car show in the Walmart parking lot at 9 a.m. before the “Cruise and Shine” down Maine Street at 1 p.m.

Sunday will be the capstone of the event and a day of racing. The first races start at noon at Rattlesnake Raceway, and the heats continue throughout the day until the last racers cross the finish line.

Visit http://www.visitfallonnevada.com/octanefest for information.