Before Thursday, Travis did not know about the room dedicated to him or any of the racing paraphernalia. It was great to be there to see the look on his face when opened the door and saw the surprise.
As the month of July heats up in and around the Salt Lake valley, Rocky Mountain Raceways continues its efforts to heat up its three racing venues.
With a week still remaining before Horsepower Heaven fires up, RMR hasn’t cooled off. There is a strong schedule in place for July 15 and 16.
The spotlighted event will take place on Saturday, when the America First Credit Union Super Oval rumbles to life with RMR Oval Racing Series action. The racing that day will feature Shoq Wave Late Models as well as the University Federal Credit Union Sprint Cars, Midgets, Sommers Auto Wrecking Hornets and the Brandon Park Roofing Figure-8 Trains.
Gates open at 4 PM., qualifying starts at 5, heat races will go off at 6 and the features will get going at approximately 7:30.
On Friday, the Young Kia Drag Strip will be the site for Summit ET racing, with the added attraction of Fastlane Machine Top Sportsman and Performance Place Top Dragsters.
There will also be an open practice on the MX track and Quarter Midget racing on the oval scheduled for Friday night. Jr. Dragster Racing Series action will get underway Saturday morning beginning at 9 AM
Looking ahead, one of RMR’s biggest events of the season, Horsepower Heaven, will take place on July 23. The event will feature racing on both the AFCU Super Oval and the Young Kia Drag Strip, plus post-race fireworks.
Rocky Mountain Raceways
2016 Drug Testing/Alcohol Policy
Rocky Mountain Raceways will conduct random drug and alcohol tests of both RMR competitors and RMR staff members. We will test an undetermined number of racers and employees picked at random on race day. All competitors, regardless of class, may be tested. We have a mobile testing company that will be at our facility. Racers selected at random will be brought to the main office for testing. There will be no refunds given for a “failure to report” situation.
Motorsports involves inherent risk. I need to make sure that I am providing the safest possible platform for all of you to perform. If one of you is under the influence of illegal, mind-altering substances while behind the wheel of a racecar, motorcycle, quad, or side-by-side, then I am failing the entire group in providing a safe place to race. All of you should be at your full faculties when operating your racing apparatus. It only takes a small slip up by someone not in the correct frame of mind to cause a major incident and thousands of dollars in unnecessary damages, meanwhile risking the safety of the racers, the patrons, and the RMR staff.
Upon a failed substance test, your racing privileges will be immediately suspended for the next 3 events (including that night) for your class. After the three race suspension, you will need to provide a negative test back to RMR by the same testing company that will perform our tests on site to regain racing eligibility, within 24 hours of the race you wish to compete. The cost for the follow up testing will be incurred by the driver in violation. In the event of a failed test, information will be given to the responsible party to make arrangements for further testing. If alcohol shows positive, you will then be subject to a breathalyzer test. Anything greater than .000 will result in a one-event suspension, which will be administered day of. WVPD will conduct a private breathalyzer on the next event for that competitor.
If you are found with a positive test, you may appeal by having another test administered on site. The competitor will pay for the cost of the re-test. If the test comes back negative, the track will reimburse the cost. If a race is missed during the process, the track will credit the average class points for the event to the competitors overall points for the season after the driver pays the missed event entry fee. If the second test is positive, the penalty is enforced and the driver must adhere to the testing guidelines.
Available for Download Here: 2016 RMR Drug Testing Policy