May 27, 2016
WEST VALLEY CITY ‒ It’s not a party until someone breaks out the racing fuel … or better yet, the nitro.
In keeping with its tradition of major Memorial Day weekend events, Rocky Mountain Raceways is set to unleash a couple of racing-fueled competitions on the Young Kia Drag Strip as well as the America First Credit Union Super Oval.
The action will get started on Saturday with Rumble in the Rockies, a massive drag racing event that will feature four nitro-burning Funny Cars, two nitro-fueled rear engine dragsters, six fuel-altered drag cars and two Transformer fuel-altered cars. Plus there will be Stre
et Eliminator, Pro, Super Pro, Fastlane Machine Top Sportsman, Performance Place Top Dragster and Jr. Dragsters.
Among the big-name entries are Utah-based racers “Utah Charger,” a rear-engine dragster and “Bad Manners,” a Nitro Funny Car. Also on hand will be “Witch Doctor” and “Heatseeker,” two well-known Transformer fuel-altered cars.
Gates open at noon Saturday, with racing scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Feature cars are slated to run at 6:30 and 9 p.m.
The racing action will shift from the drag strip to the oval for Monday’s Memorial Day event: the Orchex Western Sprintcar Series “King of the Wing” 30-lap race. In addition, the AFCU Super Oval will sizzle with Somers Auto Wrecking Hornets, Midgets, 4-Bangers and Mini Cups.
Gates open at 3 p.m., qualifying starts at 4 p.m., heat races at 5 p.m. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 6 p.m. and features races will follow.
Monday is also Military Appreciation Night at RMR. All veterans and active-duty military personnel will be admitted free with ID. Accompanying family will receive half-price admittance.