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Brett G. Palmer Memorial Freedom Poker Run -online registration is closed.

April 16 @ 8:00 am 4:00 pm PDT

Desert Vets Racing

On April 16th, 2022, the Nevada Offroad Association, Pine Nut Mountains Association, along with the Desert Vets Racing Association will be hosting an event to fundraise for the Desert Vets Racing Association in honor of the memory of Brett G. Palmer.

A candlelight vigil is planned for Monday night at 7 p.m. for Brett Palmer, the president of the Nevada Veterans Coalition who died on Aug. 23.
Brett G. Palmer, passed away on August 23, 2021, at the age of 68 in Fernley, NV.

If you would like to sponsor this event,
please email or use the NVORA Contact Form.

Registration Form

Poker Hands

Event Overview

  • All proceeds go to the Northern Nevada Chapter of Desert Vets Racing Association, a registered 501 C(3).
  • Limited spots available = 100 vehicles
  • Rain, Snow, or Shine
  • Dry camping is available at the Buckboard Station

Public Schedule

Saturday – 16 April

  • 0700 – 0830: Sign in
  • 0830: Drivers meeting
  • 0900: First cards available at start/finish
  • 1030: Last rider start
  • 1500: Finish closes
  • 1530: Drawing for prizes
  • 1600: Winning hand announced. (Must be present to win)

Registration Fee and Add-Ons

Before March 31

  • Online Early Pricing : vehicle,  one poker hand, T shirt one prize ticket = $65
  • Additional Hands = $25
  • Additional T-shirt = $35
  • Additional Prize ticket = $1

After April 1

  • Online or in-person pricing:  One vehicle,  one poker hand, one prize ticket = $70
  • Additional Hands = $30
  • Additional T-shirt = N/A
  • Additional Prize ticket = $2

Other Information

  1. Cancellations seeking a refund must be received before 1 April 2022.
  2. In the event of a natural disaster, the event will be rescheduled to a later date.
  3. Confirmation will be sent via email.
  4. Entry provided on day of the event.


Thank you for supporting the Desert Vets Racing Association, the Pine Nut Mountains Trails Association, and the Nevada Offroad Association Poker Run.

The poker run is a permitted event taking place on US Forest Service managed Public Lands and therefore is required to follow Federal and State regulations as follows: 

  • The mandatory use of a helmet by the operator of the OHV and we strongly encourage helmet use by all occupants. 
  • Helmets are not required in street legal trucks or 4WD Automobiles
  • No alcohol while participating

We also ask that you Follow the T.R.E.A.D. PRINCIPLES:

  • Travel Responsibly on land by staying on designated roads, trails and area. Go over, not around, obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross streams only at designated fords. When possible, avoid wet and muddy trails. On water, stay on designated waterways and launch your watercraft in designated areas.
  • Respect the Rights of Others including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed. Leave gates as you found them. Yield right of way to those passing you or going uphill. On water, respect anglers, swimmers, skiers, boaters, divers and those on or near shore.
  • Educate Yourself prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies. Plan for your trip, take recreation skills classes and know how to operate your equipment safely.
  • Avoid Sensitive Areas on land such as meadows, lake shores, wetlands and streams. Always ride with caution anytime water is present. Wet soils are more susceptible to damage. Riding along river and stream beds causes erosion and habitat destruction.  Stay on designated routes. This protects wildlife habitats and sensitive soils from damage. Don’t disturb historical, archeological or paleontological sites. On water, avoid operating your watercraft in shallow waters or near shorelines at high speeds.
  • Do Your Part by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and repairing degraded areas.

Thank you again for supporting this type of event and our country’s military veteran men and women who go in harm’s way to protect your rights.

Buckboard Station Information

2160 Highway 208
Smith, Nevada 89430 United States
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