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Back in 1979, some awesome gentlemen in Battle Mountain, Nevada created the Battle Mountain Race Track and concluded the construction of this track in 1980. These men include, Ron Unger, Bart Negro, Roy Wallas, Lloyd Ayers, Donnie Negro, Jim Carravan, Walt Etchnick, Ron Hunnington, and Dwayne Amberson.
Supplies and building materials were gathered from the yards of local families, Elko, and Winnemucca. As a result of money donations from area businesses, bleachers and a concession stand was built. The project Life Saver was kind enough to donate a truck and berms.
As the track progressed and earned money, these young men purchased water lines at the Lemaire soccer fields. They also purchased a vital piece of rescue equipment called the Jaws of Life for the Battle Mountain Fire Department and were able to purchase fencing in Salt Lake City, Utah for the track.
Battle Mountain’s first race had 64 cars present. They had two classes which the first claimer class was $1,500.00 for the car and $500.00 for the motor and the second claimer class was $1000.00 for the car and $500.00 for the motor.
Bart and Donnie Negro took over the track when it started to hit hard times. Angela Gonzalez, Randy Artz, Cody Unger, Larry Rodger, Nick Ayers, Mandy Unger, and Ward Amberson were volunteers who assisted with obtaining a new concession stand when the old concession stand burned down, and also new bleachers with cement padding.
In 1994, Angela Gonzalez assisted with the track and with the assistance of the Battle Mountain community and the Tourism Board, the track received new lights, fencing, a concession stand for the pit area, and bathrooms for spectator and pit side of the track. Angela spends a large amount of time at the track as it is her favorite hobby, has and still currently serves as a board member on the Battle Mountain Raceway Board.
Mrs. Gonzalez is currently the Battle Mountain Raceway President and would like to extend her appreciation and gratitude to every person who has contributed supplies, time, and energy to the raceway and to all of the sponsors who contribute to the ongoing success of this non-profit organization. Your dedication helps this dirt track provide rural activities and family fun to our treasured community.