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Petitions distributed for speedway

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Officials behind the proposed Nevada Motor Speedway project have distributed a petition to 32 locations in Northern Nevada.

Jeb Onweiler and Robert Kline are the principles behind the NMC project. Onweiler was the general manager and Kline was the Race & Tech Director for the now-closed Champion Motor Speedway.

“I sat down with Rich Cable (owner of the Reno-Fernley Raceway) about a month ago and discussed the possibility of adding a new asphalt oval to his motorsports and entertainment facility,” Onweiler said. “At that time, Tich indicated we’d need to make sure there was strong interest from racers, fans and sponsors to warrant giving the project serious consideration. So Robert suggested we start a petition drive to help prove our project has merit.”

Racers and fans in the Minden/Gardnerville area can sign the petition at Carquest Auto Parts.

The Reno-Fernley Raceway is a 500-acre multi-use motorsports and entertainment complex located five miles south of Fernley. It features a 4.3-mile road course, 3/8-mile clay oval and a quarter-mile drag strip. Special event venues include sand drags, mud bogs, supermoto, freestyle motocross and a shooting range and paintball arena.

Reno-Fernley Raceway is part of an expansive 3,000-acre master plan that includes the current motorsports park. Future plans also call for the construction of a new hotel, casino, golf course, RV park, and go-kart track.

For more information on the Nevada Motor Speedway project, contact Onweiler at (775) 882-2460 or the

Kline can be reached at (775) 882-0557 or