Desert Trees


MAY 20 - 22


May 20, 2022

Main pit location: Head north from Dini’s Casino 3 miles. Look for VORRA signs on right side of highway. The turn off is a large dirt parking lot. Do not make the mistake and turn in to soon. 38.9972382 -119.1164598


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 class 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 attempt to 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 Hawthorne overall finish results. The Qualifying course is 3.1 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.

8:00 am – 9:00 am        Qualifying registration, sign up online to save time!

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

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

9:30 am                             Qualifying begins.

11:45am                       Poker run drivers meeting

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 Visual B, 3rd card drawn at Checkpoint 4, 4th card drawn at Sinclair gas station (formerly Chevron). 5th and final card drawn at Dini’s Casino at the Cellar Bar.

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm              Tech to be held on Main Street in front of Dini’s casino, Registration inside of    Dini’s at the Cellar Bar.  Tech will run from south to north this year. Enter tech via Van Ness St.

6:30 pm                                 Mandatory Drivers Meeting. On main street


May 21, 2022

8:15 am                                                  Staging Trucks and Buggy’s

8:30 am                                                  Staging UTV’s

9:00 am                                                  First Truck or Buggy off the line

Pro Trucks/Buggy’s/Pro UTV               6-39-mile laps, 10-hour time limit

½ 1600                                                   5 laps

Stock Pro UTV                                        5 laps

Sportsman UTV                                     4 laps

Class 9/11                                              5 laps

Vintage, Group T Lite                             5 laps

Sportsman Buggy and Group T Sports    4 laps


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

​7:00pm + start time - Race over for all vehicles.


May 22, 2022

10am Awards presentation location at the Boys and Girls club 124 N Main St, Yerington, NV 89447.