Desert Highway


APRIL 9 - 11


Hawthorne 275 Information


  1. Please be sure to read our Covid Mitigation pertaining to the Hawthorne 275 race.

  2. Registration takes place 100% online. This means, if you haven’t pre-registered, and plan on registering at the track you’ll still need to do it online. So, DO IT NOW and save some time at the track.

  3. You must sign the waivers online. Again, if this has not been completed, you’ll be asked to get out of line and do it on the kiosk. DO IT NOW. You must sign both waivers.



  1. Main pit area is located at the end of Thorne rd. 38.602363, -118.590650.   From Highway 95 take a left on Thorne rd. Follow that about 5.5 miles. Just after the 4 railroad tracks, Take a left onto Schurz road. Do not pit in the first 300 feet from the intersection.  Pitting is ok on either side of the course. The pit area is rather soft in some areas, so be careful. Look for the wooden stakes painted red. You mut set up your RV’s and Trailers behind these stakes.

  2. All tech, registration, drivers’ meetings, and the awards will take place at the VORRA trailer in the main pit area. Please only have drivers and co drivers in the tech and registration area.

  3. Please practice social distancing at all times while in and around the pit areas.

  4. Please be sure to see the race schedule on the website.

  5. Transponders are included with the entry fee, they will be installed during tech, and removed after you finish the race. It is your responsibility to return the transponders. You will be charged a $100.00 fee or lost, damaged or unreturned transponders.

  6. Any MX or Quads looking to do the pre run will go out just after the UTV’s. This will still give you about 3 hours to do 55 miles.

  7. Be sure to set your pit area at both remote pits at least 50 feet from the course. Pit A has a ton of room, pit B is rather cramped, so please be mindful of your space.

  8. The course is closed to pre running prior to the race. You must take part in the poker run if you want to pre run.

  9. Pit A location 38.5534102, -118.3116941 It’ll take about 30 minutes to get from main pit to this location. From main pit head out to US 95 south. From there, go south on 95 through Hawthorne. It is 20 miles to the left turn. Look for the race markers on the highway. From the highway it is 1.7 miles to the pit area.

  10. Pit B location 38.7186805, -118.4828126 It’ll take about 20 minutes to get from main pit to this location. From main pit head north on rawhide rd. it’s 10.3 miles through the pass. GO SLOW. You’ll take a left at the Y and go .7 miles to the pit.

  11. We have a pre-race party set for Thursday night at Joes Tavern in town. 537 E St, Hawthorne, NV 89415. Come enjoy some good food, drink and stories and support the town.

  12. Also be sure to check out Mr. Beanes coffee for all your coffee needs. 768 E St, Hawthorne, NV.

  13. Course notes:

    1. Start Finish to Pit A= 17.5 race miles

    2. Start Finish to Visual A= 27.5 est. race miles

    3. Start Finish to Road crossing 2= 38 est. race miles

    4. Start Finish to Pit B= 39 est. race miles

    5. Start Finish to Visual B= 43 est. race miles

  14. There are several wash outs. Rule of thumb- Stay on LEFT side of course at all times. The biggest and deepest are marked with a down arrow, and some also have a danger sign attached.

  15. At race mile 4ish there is a HUGE wash out of the road. The racecourse has been routed around the wash out and is heavily marked. This area will be slow.

  16. There will be 25 mph zone around the cow watering tanks at race miles 32-35. If you hit and injure or kill a cow, I hope you like expensive steak!

  17. 25-mph zones will take place at the following locations. the main pit area, Road crossing 1, Pit 1, 2 different cow water areas, Road crossing 2, and pit 2.

  18. From race mile 30 to 40 there are several rollers. Fast rollers at that. I have marked the ones that will sneak up on you with one single danger sign. If you want more detailed notes, purchase Erica Sack’s race notes.

  19. On Friday afternoon, the racecourse will be hot with the MX/Quad race. Please be mindful of the race going on and stick to the access roads.

Draw Positions


April 9, 2021  - Start /Finish Area - VORRA Trailer

8:00 am - 11:00 am           MX and Quads Tech and Registration

7:30am                                Registration for Poker Run - VORRA Trailer 

8:45 am                               Drivers meeting for Poker Run - VORRA Trailer

9:00 am                               Poker Run starts - Start Finish

Poker Run-pre run, $25 entry per vehicle, receives 1 hand (card). $100.00 for all non VORRA members. All drivers and riders must sign a liability waiver. Prizes will be given for best hands. 1 Card will be drawn at the start line. Checkpoints 1,2,3 and the finish.

Additional cards $25. Max two cards per person.

All participants will start in groups.

  • Group 1 - 9:00 am         Race cars and trucks

  • Group 2 - 9:15 am          UTV's

  • Group 3 - 9:30 am         Pre runners - Handlebars

  • Group 4 - 9:45 am         Stock Vehicles - may be held at checkpoint's if unable to finish                                          course before bike race.

There is a 35mph speed limit. There is no passing. There is no stopping. You may be held at a checkpoint to give a larger gap. Unless having a technical or mechanical issue you must not stop. This is about safety. Stay out of the dust. Learn the course!

12:30 pm                              MX and Quad riders meeting

1:00 pm                                MX and Quad race starts

                                               - Pros race 4-55 mile laps

                                               - Amateur race 2 laps

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm              Tech and Registration Location VORRA Trailer - Main pit

6:30 pm                               Mandatory Drivers Meeting - VORRA Trailer - Main pit

7:00 pm + start​                   MX Race Over for All.

Podium presentation as top 3 in each MX-Quad class finish - VORRA Trailer


April 10, 2021

The Track will run counterclockwise

6:30 am                            UTV and limited classes staging

7:00 am                            First Pro UTV off the line

  • Pro UTV                     4 55-mile laps. 8-hour time limit

  • Pro Stock                  3 laps

  • Sportsman               2 laps

  • Vintage, Class 9 and Class 11 each race 4 laps

2pm + Start                     No UTV to leave start line

3:00 pm                           Race over for all UTV's and limited classes

2:30 pm                            Staging all buggies and trucks

3:00 pm                            First Unlimited Truck off the line (1 vehicle per 30 sec - 1 min                                                    depending entry's)

  • Pro classes race      5-55-mile laps, 9-hour time limit

  • Sportsman class race 3 laps

11:00pm + start time - No car to leave start line if deemed unable to complete by cut off time.

Midnight + start time - Race over for all vehicles.


April 11, 2021

10:00 am - Awards Location TBD

10:00 M