Rocky Mountain Raceways is committed to the safety and well-being of our racers, employees and patrons. In partnership with West Valley City Police Department and West Valley City Fire Department, Rocky Mountain Raceways’ Safety Team responds to all incidences at the track.

The Rocky Mountain Raceways’ Safety Team is now taking applications for EMT-B, Advanced or Paramedic Levels for the 2015 race season.

Rocky Mountain Raceways’ Safety Team is comprised of local firefighters, EMT’s and paramedics from across the valley. Our veteran team has been involved with motorsports since 1996. Through continued motorsports-safety training, Rocky Mountain Raceways’ Safety Team remains on top of the latest safety technology. RMR’s Motorsports Safety Team trains throughout the year.

Training Includes:

  • Medical (Hands-on Medical and U of U Air Method Support Training)
  • Extrication (NHRA, NASCAR, Fuel: low-octane to nitro methane)
  • Fire suppression
  • Mass Evacuation

Tom Pyles, Safety Director

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Safety Director

Tom Pyles

“I started as a Volunteer Firefighter in 1985 and worked my way up to a Lieutenant by 1990, in Davis County, just prior to the deletion of the position. I began my employment with the Unified Fire Authority in 2007 to present. I began working as a Safety Team member in 1996 for Bonneville Raceways in West Valley, Utah. In 1997, after Young Automotive Group purchased Bonneville Raceways, I began working for Rocky Mountain Raceways as a Fire Fighter/ EMT/ Fire Diver.

In 2000, I was given the prestigious award of “Person of The Year” by the NHRA. I began as a Safety Lieutenant in 2001. I then became a SFI instructor for the NHRA in 2002. I became the Safety/Security Battalion Chief for RMR in 2003 to 2007, selected as the Pit Fire Chief for NASCAR, Las Vegas, NV from 2008 to 2013. I was in charge of 60-70 Fire fighters from around the Country. I also worked for NHRA Division 7 as a Fire Diver from 2006 to 2009.

I am a proud member of the Utah Motorsports Foundation, established in 2004.  I returned to RMR in 2012—began as the Safety Director in 2012/2013 season—a position that I am honored and  privileged to have. A position I will work hard to excel in, to make our safety team one of the best in the country.”

Training Officers

  • Chantel Nielsen
  • Don Buckley

Truck Captains

  • TJ Johnson
  • Brandon Morgan
  • Kristyne Showell
  • Chris Richards Safety Team

  • Janae Lewis
  • Gary Menlove
  • Sean Kent
  • Spencer Dewalder
  • Jamie Stell
  • Gage Eckles
  • TJ Butcher
  • McKell Cook
  • Kyle Norris
  • Lauren Francis
  • Jackie Rodriguez
  • Kristin Matjasich
  • Madison Warner
  • Daniel Abbot
  • Andrew Thacker
  • Brian Cunningham
  • Chris Montgomery
  • Jeff Wheiler
  • Tory Newland
  • George Penny
  • Derrick Daggs
  • Rachel Seir











RMR’s Safety Vehicles include (2) Safety Trucks, (2) Ambulances, KYMCO Command Vehicle (Powerhouse Motorsports,) Motocross Safety Rhino, and a Cleanup Truck

Safety Trucks-2011 Chevrolet Silverado

RMR's Safety Trucks are equipped with Nitrogen-equipped Suppression Systems, Holmatro Extrication Tools, VLS Lighting Systems, and Medical Response Systems.

RMR’s Safety Trucks are equipped with Nitrogen-equipped Suppression Systems, Holmatro Extrication Tools, VLS Lighting Systems, and Medical Response Systems.


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