Pierre takes another Pro Race Truck checkered flag on AFCU Super Oval

WEST VALLEY CITY ‒ Johnny Pierre withstood a relentless challenge from the Newhouse family in a 75-lap Pro Race Truck event Saturday night at Rocky Mountain Raceways.

The race was part of RMR’s North American Big Rig Shootout on the America First Credit Union Super Oval.

Driving his No. 28 race trDSC_0256uck, Pierre beat Mason Newhouse by less than a second to take the checkered flag. It was Pierre’s second straight victory on the AFCU Super Oval. He also won in August of 2015.

As it turned out, Pierre was the only finisher in the top 4 not named Newhouse. Mason Newhouse took second place, his sister Hanna Newhouse took third and father John Newhouse finished in fourth.

In other action Saturday, Lonnie Grzech drove his No. 12 big rig diesel truck to a victory in a highly entertaining 30-lap chase that featured 10 semi trucks on the 3/8-mile AFCU Super Oval. Grzech began the race in the No. 2 position and held back until he took over for good on lap 21.DSC_0322

Cory Riplinger finished second, less than a second behind Grzech. Ron Singer was the third place finisher and Glen Creed took fourth
Two-time defending champion Tim Farhner drover his No. 13 car to victory in the K1 Speed Super Stock class event. Farhner outlasted Corey Walker, who finished second, and Al Jones, who took third.

DSC_0967James Jette won the 20-lap Jr. Stinger race, topping second-place finisher Blaze Tucker and third-place finisher Natalie Waters.

In the Tucker Towing Double-Decker race, the Green Lantern car t
ook the checkered flag, topping the Jimmy John Freaky Fast car and the Roll Over.

 

Rocky Mountain Raceways supersizes with Big Rig Shootout

Big Rig schedule

WEST VALLEY CITY ‒ Supersize it.

Rocky Mountain Raceways will look to go big on Saturday when it welcomes the annual Big Rig Shootout to the America First Credit Union Super Oval.4T1A6326 (2)

The Big Rig Shootout is just as the name suggests. It’s big, thundering semi trucks decked out for the racetrack instead of the open road, battling it out with other ground-pounding se
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It’s definitely not your average oval race, it’s supersized.

These big boys will be on display Saturday night at RMR as part of an exciting night of racing that will also include K1 Speed Super Stocks, Jr. Stingers, Tucker Towing Double4T1A6087 (2)-Deckers and Pro Race Trucks running a 75-lap showdown presented by Sharp Transportation.

Gates open at 4 p.m., with qualifying set for 5 p.m. and heat races at 6 p.m. The main events will get underway at approximately 7:15 p.m.

 

Oval Racing Series rumbles on this weekend at Rocky Mountain Raceways

Oval schedule for May 14WEST VALLEY CITY ‒ After its 2016 season opener was rained out last weekend, Rocky Mountain Raceways will look to fire up even more action this Friday and Saturday with racing planned for all three of its tracks.

The feature event of the weekend will take place Saturday on the America First Credit Union Super Oval with an Oval Racing Series event. That’s when RMR will debut its new Shoqwave Late Model racing class. In addition, University Federal Credit Union Sprint Cars will be in action along with Midgets, Sommers Auto Wrecking Hornets and the always-exciting Brandon Park Roofing Figure 8 Trains.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by qualifying at 5 p.m., heat races at 6 p.m. and then it’s on to the main events, which are slated to begin at approximately 7 p.m.

On Friday, RMR will kick off its drag racing season with a Summit ET Series event on the Young Kia Drag Strip. Gates will open at 2:30 p.m., with racers slated to be on the track at 4:30 p.m.

Also on Friday, RMR’s newly remodeled motocross track will roar to life for its second MX race of the season.

Gates for that event will open at 3 p.m., with riders on the track at 5 p.m. The racing will begin at 6:15 p.m.

As if that schedule isn’t busy enough, there are also three youth events in store this week;  

Beginning Thursday at 5 p.m. there is an Edge Powersports Mini MX Series race on the Motocross Track then on Friday at 7 p.m. there will be a Quarter Midget race on the America First Credit Union Super Oval. And on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., there will be a Jr. Drag Racing Series event on the Young Kia Drag Strip.

Beginning Friday at 7 p.m. there will be a Quarter Midget race on the America First Credit Union Super Oval. And on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., there will be a Jr. Drag Racing Series event on the Young Kia Drag Strip.