RMR hires former fire captain Brandon Stone as new Safety and Security Director

WEST VALLEY CITY ‒ Rocky Mountain Raceways has hired former North Davis Fire District captain Brandon Stone as its new Safety and Security Director, General Manager Mike Eames announced Monday.

“We are very happy to have Brandon join our amazing team here at RMR,” Eames said. “Brandon’s lengthy history in fire protection, emergency extraction, and training will be a huge asset to our safety team, which is one of the best in the country.  I know he’s excited to meet all of our talented racers and to learn more about their racing operations.”

Stone worked for the North Davis Fire District for 14 years, beginning in 2001.  Hampered by a torn labrum in his left shoulder in 2014, Stone underwent three surgeries and a partial replacement before retiring from the fire department in 2016.

Stone is a Utah native and a Layton High School graduate.

His experience in fire protection is extensive and specifically includes extrication.  He also was involved as an instructor in firefighter training program at Davis Applied Technology College.

Stone has already begun to settle in with his new responsibilities and is looking forward to the start of the 2017 season, which will officially kick off the first weekend in April.  There is a motocross practice scheduled for April 7, with a race with the Wild West Series slated for April 8 and 9.

A drag test and tune is also planned for April 8 on the Young Kia Drag Strip.

 

2017 Track Schedules Released

The 2017 Track Schedules have officially been released!

Please click on the track schedule you wish to view and it will pull up a printable copy.

*Please remember that these schedules are Tentative and are Subject to Change. Schedules will be updated on occasion if any changes are made so be sure to check back often. 

2017 RMR Oval Schedule (Version 4. Updated 2/6/17)

2017 Drag Strip Schedule

2017 Motocross Track Schedule *Includes Mini MX Series

2017 Quarter Midget Schedule (Version 2. Updated 2/6/7)

2017 Motocross Schedule

2017 Motocross Schedule

2017 Drag Strip Schedule

2017 Drag Strip Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

RMR employees proud to deliver more than 8,400 pairs of socks to The Road Home shelter

Thanks to the generosity of the wonderful fans and loyal racers who donated to our 2016 “Speed for Socks” campaign, Rocky Mountain Raceways was proud to deliver in excess of 8,400 pairs of socks to The Road Home shelter on Friday.

Ron Duncombe hauls a big box of socks while Fox 13's Big Budah looks on.

Ron Duncombe hauls a big box of socks while Fox 13’s Big Budah looks on.

Led by General Manager Mike Eames, members of the RMR’s team sorted those socks, loaded up a trailer and hauled them the Salt Lake City shelter, where the staff there happily accepted the donations.

In addition, Fox 13’s Big Budah met us at the shelter and did a couple of live segments for the TV station’s midday news. Budah goofed around with Eames and Ron Duncombe during the live shots, but there was no joking about the impact “Speed for Socks” will have at The Road Home.

Drag strip manager Ron Craft stands by a Wells Cargo trailer filled with more than 8,400 pairs of socks.

Drag strip manager Ron Craft stands by a Wells Cargo trailer filled with more than 8,400 pairs of socks.

It has been reported that warm, comfortable socks are in major demand at homeless shelters during the winter months. In 2015 and again this year, RMR has asked its racers and fans to help us gather socks to help the less fortunate.

In that time we have been able to collect 16,492 pairs of socks for men, women and children. We celebrate that impressive number, but humbly acknowledge the generosity of all who donated to “Speed for Socks.”

A look at some of the socks collected for RMR's "Speed for Socks" charitable campaign.

A look at some of the socks collected for RMR’s “Speed for Socks” charitable campaign.

As we celebrate the holiday season, it is our hope that “Speed for Socks” has helped to make even a small improvement in the lives of those who are less fortunate. And, of course, we anxiously look forward to 2017 and the upcoming racing season.

Thank you and happy holidays.