Engines Rev for the 45th annual Gold Strike SNORE 250


For the past 44 years, the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts – otherwise known as SNORE – has highlighted each season with the running of the SNORE 250. This year’s 45th annual Gold Strike SNORE 250, is set for this Saturday (Nov.1), near the little desert town of Jean, about 40 miles south of Las Vegas. It promises to be bigger than ever before for an event that is entrenched in history. Known as the Racer’s Race, the event is scheduled to attract a field of about 80 competitors.


Corey Torres
Corey Torres

From the first event won by the legendary, Fritz Kroyer, on the land of what is now the posh golf course community called Spanish Trail,  SNORE has always signaled excellence with the SNORE 250. And you can bet that the 2014 SNORE points leader Corey Torres, is eager to jump on the list of talented racers who have recorded victories in an event that stretches back more than four decades. Driving a Class 9 entry, Torres has had a strong 2014 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Garage Series season. Through the first four races of the six-race series that concludes with the, “Rage at the River,” in Laughlin, NV. the weekend of  Dec. 12-14, the 32 year old Las Vegas native has mounted his points lead behind a series of strong performances.

He got off on the right foot by winning the Class 9 competition in the series opener, “The Battle at Primm,” followed with another victory in the “Motion Tire Ridgecrest 300,” before collecting fourth place finishes in the Cedar City Grand Prix, and the Midnight Special in Johnson Valley, Calif.


With a Terrible Herbst series generating thousands of dollars for the winner of the series, Torres has his eyes on the jackpot heading into this event. As is the case with every off-road competitor, a dedicated crew has played a huge part in his success this year. Among those on the Torres crew are his father, Victor, who builds the engines; John Houlton of RC Transmissions; fellow racer Ed Mahoney, who not only helps the team but also leads the Class 11 standings; and Warren Messick of M&T Race Cars in Barstow, Calif. Torres’s past accomplishments have included SNORE Class 9 titles in 2004 and 2007, along with MORE championships in 2006 and 2007. He finished second overall in the 2004 SNORE points and second overall in 2007. He also won the overall MORE title in 2006, and finished runner-up for the title a year later.


“Anyone who has competed in off-road racing knows that your crew is absolutely invaluable,” Torres said. “There is not a lot of reward for the people who help me and I can’t say enough how much I appreciate them.”



Dennis Bono
Dennis Bono

“The Dennis Bono Show,” announced today, that the show has signed a deal with The CRN Network, which immediately expands its potential listening audience to more than 11 million homes nationally. “The Dennis Bono Show,” is taped before a live audience every Thursday afternoon at Michael Gaughan’s South Point Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.


The CRN Network is based in California and broadcasts to 30 plus radio stations nationally.  CRN is also available in 11 states, and in 18 different markets on Cable TV/Home Theater (Cox/ROKU). It syndicates more than 110 shows every week, including a few favorite talk shows like: Dennis Miller, Michael Medved, Thom Hartmann, and original programming with Robert Conrad and Fred Dryer. The network covers everything from humor, politics, food, wine, travel, and now entertainment from the “Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas.”


“I’m extremely pleased to be joining such accomplished personalities like Dennis Miller, Robert Conrad and Fred Dryer who are part of the CRN Network family,” Bono said. “The expansion of our show is very important, not only for the show, but for the talented artists who appear on our show every week.”

“The Dennis Bono Show,” is taped inside the showroom every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. The show is celebrating its 15th year of broadcasting, and continues to feature many of the stars in the famous “City of Entertainment.”


Kelly Clinton-Holmes
Kelly Clinton-Holmes

A wonderful young lady, who I have had the pleasure of knowing for more than 32 years, who can make you laugh, cry, sit in awe, or bring happiness to you all within a 90 minute show, will be performing this Sunday at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Avenue. Kelly Clinton-Holmes calls her show, “Uh Oh, My Half Italian Roots Are Showing”.


It features musical director Michael Clark (Hitzville) on Keys, Steve Johnson on woodwinds, Tony Drake (Ray Charles band for 8 years) on guitar, and Jess Gopen (Georgia On My Mind, Clint Holmes Band)) on drums. But the star is without question my friend. Kelly is not only a beautiful singer, but her comedy is really out there folks. It’s crazy when she does some of her famous skits, such as the one she does of her trumpet playing, ”mentor and inspiration,” the late famous, Jo Jo “Spaghetti” Moretti. There is no trumpet player alive today who has not benefited from his tutoring. He was the best, and Kelly nails him during her impression. The show promises lots of fun, a few surprises, and you can also expect some very special people to possibly drop by, and who knows what will happen then? Not even Clinton-Holmes knows what will happen. And, that is what makes her show so darn special.

Broadway World said, “She takes her audience back & forth, up & down, through her journey and through it all, you keep seeing the genius of Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett with purely Kelly Clinton charm. Tickets are $20.00, and can be purchased online at www.iacvegas.com or at the door.


Well, gang, I’m heading for Sedona, Ariz., to attend the wedding of my friend, Esteban’s daughter, Teresa Joy Paul to Roque Elute Ramirez this Saturday afternoon.

So, I’m outa here!

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