Intermountain Pro Trucks Race Back to Utah for Memorial Day

26 May

The Intermountain Pro Trucks return to action for the first and only Monday race on the 2011 schedule. This Monday marks Memorial Day and the Pro Trucks are honored to be a part of the festivities at Rocky Mountain Raceways. A season record eighteen trucks are scheduled to make the trip coming from as far away as Parma Idaho.

Wellsville Utah driver and one of the local favorite Bo Sharp is scheduled to return and defend his win from the last outing to Rocky Mountain Raceways. Sharp the first of the “2011 Young Guns” to take a main event checkered flag. Hannah Newhouse was the first to take a heat race win, look forward to a new look, as she will be sporting a new paint job on the number 46. Tanner Wong will be making the long tow from Parma Idaho and has not finished outside the top ten this season.

Defending Champion and Twin Falls Idaho racer, Jerry Rice is no stranger to the winners circle at Rocky Mountain Raceway with five main event wins at the 3/8th mile oval but he has failed to find the winners circle this season. He has set the season track records at both Magic Valley Speedway and Rocky Mountain Raceway but a win hasn’t came his way in 2011. “I had a great truck at Magic Valley and had a over heating problem that set us back some and at Rocky Mountain I don’t think anyone was going to catch Sharp he was fast”. When asked about Mondays event Rice said, “It’s tough, we have some really fast guys this year and it’s a lot of fun racing all these guys”. Rice sits twelve points out side of first place in the point standings.

Point leader Johnny Pierre is ready for a win. With both finishes in the top three he has proven why he is the point leader, Pierre has not only finished in the top three in both events but has qualified their as well. “I really like the passing points. It has really helped us in the point race”. The Pro Trucks invert the entire field and award passing points in both the heat races and main events.

Dan Doan rounds out the top three in points so far this season and owes it all to Larson Racing. “I’m so lucky to have the privilege of driving one of Alan’s trucks, it means a lot to me” Doan had his personal best finish at Rocky Mountain Raceway with a third place finish in the last event.

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The Intermountain Pro Trucks are a regional touring series-featuring fiberglass bodied full size V-8 Powered trucks. These truck compete on tracks from 1/4 to 3/8th of a mile oval racetracks.