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HDRA Postpones Las Vegas Mirage 300

Posted in News on September 12, 2013
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HDRA Statement

In preparing for the Mirage 300 event at Moapa, a number of federal agencies have oversight in use of Tribal lands at Moapa. Agencies include the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), and interaction with the Secretary of the Interior. One of the steps required for final approval included a study by a Cultural Biologist to be submitted to the BIA. A Certified Cultural Biologist from the Reno, Nevada area was contracted to compile this study. After purportedly completing the study, this individual has suddenly decided this week, for unknown reasons, not to release his report for submission to the BIA. Because of this individual’s refusal to complete his contracted obligations towards the overall review process, we are now unable to satisfy stipulations regarding portions of the proposed long-distance race course. The course currently available is unacceptable and would make the quality of the event sub-standard for HDRA racers. HDRA is announcing postponement of the Mirage Las Vegas 300 until January, 2014. After considering alternatives, it was decided that postponement is the most logical action at this time. This will allow sufficient time to complete the remaining BIA requirements, and we will be in a terrific position to wrap up the 2013 season in a true championship manner. This January 2014 event will also kick-off the new racing season and provide you with the opportunity to earn final points towards your 2013 HDRA season and also start accumulating points for 2014. This decision to postpone is only hours old, and there are a number of issues still to be resolved. We will be communicating additional information as quickly as possible, and ask that everyone be patient as we move forward towards our rescheduled, better than ever January 2014 event.

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