Sparks Looking to Become Off-Road Racing Mecca of West

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SPARKS, NV - John Ascuaga's Nugget is working with the city of Sparks and Wild West Motorsports Park to host 4-wheel and off-road racers from all over the West at the first Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree, set for July 14-19, 2014.

“With space for unlimited motorized recreational activities and hotel rooms to accommodate off-road racers and enthusiasts, Sparks is uniquely positioned to become the off-road and 4-wheel racing mecca of the West,” said Jeff Knoll, Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree Organizer.

A former producer of the King of the Hammers event in California, Knoll says he studied the area carefully before selecting Sparks to host the Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree.

“King of Hammers brings 30 thousand people to a barren desert,” said Knoll. “Here in Sparks, we have the accommodations to take an off-road event, like Silver State Jamboree, to the next level.”

“JA Nugget can’t wait to welcome the Silver State Jamboree this summer,” said Carlton Geer, president and CEO of JA Nugget.

In addition to racing at the Wild West Motorsports Park, northern Nevada is close to two of the west’s most famous off-road trails, the Rubicon and Fordyce Creek Trail. Both are located within an hour of Reno-Sparks.

The area itself is within a 1-day travel radius of 18 percent of the United States population, said Knoll. He anticipates the event will attract thousands of visitors and participants.