Desert Highway


APRIL 8 - 10

Hawthorne 275 Information 2022

  1. 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.

  2. 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 if you have not already



  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 must set up your RV’s and Trailers behind these stakes. 

  2. The drivers meeting and sign-ups for qualifying, and the poker run will take place at the main pit located at the VORRA trailer. Tech, registration, the driver’s meeting, and the awards will take place at Joe’s Tavern located at 537 E St, Hawthorne, NV 89415.

  3. Please be sure to see the full race schedule on the website. 

  4. 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. 

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

  6. 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.

  7. Pit A location 38.7186805, -118.4828126 It’ll take about 20 minutes to get from the main pit to this location. From the 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.

  8. Pit B location 38.5534102, -118.3116941 It’ll take about 30 minutes to get from the main pit to this location. From the 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Also be sure to check out Mr. Beane’s coffee for all your coffee needs. 768 E St, Hawthorne, NV.

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

  12. At race mile 51ish 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.

  13. 25-mph zones will take place at the following locations. the main pit area, Pit 1, , Road crossing 1, pit 2 and road crossing 2. 

  14. From race mile 20 to 30 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.

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April 7th at 7:00pm:

Pre-Race Party at Joes Tavern - 537 E St, Hawthorne, NV 89415


April 8th 


Track is closed for all pre running. This is a closed course on BLM land for race weekend only. To pre run you must take part in the poker run.

Qualifying will take place for all pro vehicles.  Class UT, 1, 6100, 10, Group T, 4400, Pro turbo UTV, and Pro N/a UTV, Pro stock Turbo and N/A UTV. Qualifying will result for an overall start position. If you choose not to qualify, you will start in the normal class starting order following all those who complete the qualifying loop. To comply with BLM regulations, there is a $100.00 entry to qualify.  Overall Fast time wins $300 for trucks/buggy and $300 for UTV’s.

Qualifying line up will be based on the Fallon 250 overall finish results. The Qualifying course is 3.5 miles long. One car will start every 1 minute.  If you Choose not to Qualify, you will start behind ALL other qualifiers based off of a random draw and in the normal line up.

7:30 am – 8:30 am        Qualifying registration, sign up online to save time!

9:30 am – 11:00 am      Poker run sign ups                    

9:00 am                          Drivers meeting for Qualifying, followed by line up

9:30 am                          Qualifying begins.

12:00pm                         Poker Run Begins

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.

Additional cards $25. Max two cards per person.

All participants will start in groups.

  • Group 1 - 12:00 pm       Race cars and trucks.

  • Group 2 - 12:15 pm       UTV's

  • Group 3 - 12:30 pm       Pre-runners - Handlebars

  • Group 4 - 12:45 pm       Stock Vehicles

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!​

1st card drawn at the during poker run registration, 2nd card drawn at Checkpoint one, 3rd card drawn at Road crossing 1, 4th card drawn at checkpoint 2. 5th and final card drawn at the Joes tavern.

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm              Tech and Registration Location Joes Tavern. You may drive your race car from the pits to Joes                                                  Tavern. Stay on city streets, do not use the highway. Approx. 6.5 miles from main pits. Take                                                      Thorne rd., left onto Bonanza rd., straight onto K st. Right on 6th st. Left on D st.

6:30 pm                                 Mandatory Drivers Meeting. Joes Tavern


April 9th

Track will be the same as last year, approximately 55 miles. The track will run clockwise.

8:15 am                            Staging Trucks and Buggy's

8:30 am                            Staging UTV's

9:00am                             First Truck or Buggy off the line

•          Pro Trucks/Buggy's/Pro UTV        5-55-mile laps, 8-hour time limit

•          ½ 1600                                            4 laps

•          Stock Pro UTV                                 4 laps

•          Sportsman UTV                              3 laps

•          Class 9/11                                      4 laps

  •     Vintage, Group T Lite                      4 Laps

  • Sportsman Buggy and Group T Sports 3 Laps

6:00 pm + Start time      No car to leave start line if deemed unable to complete by cut off time.

7:00 pm  + Start time - Rave over for all vehicles.                          ​


10:00 am - Awards presentation at Joes Tavern

Hawthorne Stips 2022