Rocky Mountain Raceways gets another case of Funny Car Fever

WEST VALLEY CITY – The folks at Rocky Mountain Raceways have come down with a fever, and the only prescription isn’t more cowbell … it’s more Funny Cars.

That’s right, it’s time for Funny Car Fever, one of RMR’s most popular events of the year.

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The Nitro Funny Car “Nitroholic” is shown here during last year’s Funny Car Fever competition on the Young Kia Drag Strip.

Highlighting a weekend full of what figures to be fantastic racing on the Young Kia Drag Strip, 14 Funny Cars will be on hand to provide loud, ground-shaking, pulse-pounding, super fast excitement as they race toward one final elimination showdown to close the show on Saturday.

The Funny Cars may be the headliners on the marquee, but they certainly won’t be the only cars racing.

The weekend will blast off Friday with NHRA Heritage Series racing running from 10 am until approximately 10 pm.

Classes will include: Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, A-Fuel Dragsters, Junior Fuel Dragsters, 7.0 Pro, A-Gas, B-Gas, C-Gas, D-Gas, Nostalgia Eliminator, NE-2, NE-3 and Hot Rod.

The Funny Cars are scheduled to run at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday.

The action will pick up again Saturday with more Heritage Series racing running from 10 a.m. until approximately 10 p.m.

On Saturday, the final Nitro Funny Car qualifying session is schedule for 1 p.m., with the eight fastest cars coming back for three rounds of eliminations beginning at 6:30, 7:30 and 9:30, when the two finalists will square off.

Racer Richard Townsend and his Funny Car “Nitroholic” won last year’s event, and he’ll back looking for more of the same this weekend.

The Nitroholic crew scored themselves a coveted Wally award for last year’s win.

“This is our first and only Wally so far we’ve got, so to come back and defend it, we’re going to do everything we can,” Townsend said. “There’s a couple of other guys (among the competition) that are running really hard, so it’s going to be tough.”

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.

 

Rumble in the Rockies “Scheduled to Appear”

RUMBLE in the ROCKIES

May 28, 2016
Scheduled to appear

Updated: 5/24/16

FUEL ALTEREDS:
NANOOK
NASTY BENJAMIN
RAT TRAP
BRADFORDS FIAT
ARIZONA THUNDER
MIKE SULLIVAN

TRANSFORMER FUEL ALTEREDS:
WITCH DOCTOR
HEATSEAKER

NITRO FUNNY CARS:
UTAH’S OWN – BAD MANNERS
BURN N’ MONEY
FIGHTING IRISH
CANDIES & HUGHES

NITRO REAR ENGINE DRAGSTERS:
UTAH’S OWN – UTAH CHARGER
FIGHTING IRISH – DRAGSTER

Download Here: RUMBLE in the ROCKIES SHCEDULE TO APPEAR