Reno is lots of fun! My husband and I for the past two years had box seats with a couple of his TWA buddies and some Hawaiian Air friends. (Well, we were going to go to the races in 2001, but they ended up being cancelled) We won't be there this year, too many from our 'gang' are furloughed, and box seats at Reno are for people with jobs! Are you going to be there for all 5 days, or just the silver or gold races? Be sure to check out the pits, the crews are really nice and always willing to talk shop about their planes. Some of our group stayed at the Hilton by the airport, but we always stayed at Fitzgeralds downtown, there was more around to do and see.
Have a great time! The unlimiteds rock!