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Warf takes Memorial Day Sprint race at Rocky Mountain Raceways

WEST VALLEY CITY – Idaho racer Bryan Waft drove his No. 8 car to victory Monday night in the Orchex Western SprintCar Series race at Rocky Mountain Raceways.

Warf, from Meridian, Idaho, began the 30-lap race in the fifth position, but quickly worked his way to the front of the pack. He took the lead on lap No. 3 and never let it go.

Warf hit a top speed of 103.290 on the 3/8-mile America First Credit Union Super Oval. He best lap was 13.070.

Ryan Burdett, of West Valley City, took second place, finishing less than a second behind Warf. Eric Humphries finished third and Sierra JaDSC_0983ckson came in fourth after making a furious late push.

In other action of the AFCU Super Oval, Don Massie won the 15-lap Orchex Western SprintCar Series crate-motor race, besting Chuck Groat and Tim Powell.

Kevin Winders won the 15-lap 4 Bangers race, finishing ahead of Mike Sivak and Jayden Park.

In the Midget car main event, Michael Daniels beat Jimmy Waters and Chuck Groat.

In the exciting Mini Cup main, Skylar Sevey edged out his father, Donny, by .3 seconds. Levi Rider took third place.

Skylar Douglas won the 15-lap Sommers Auto Wrecking Hornets competition, besting Tyler Green and Bill Butcher.

Rocky Mountain Raceways fuels Memorial Day weekend racing on two tracks

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.Summit ET May 27 photo

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.4T1A4544

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.