2016 Awards Banquet Dates

2016 Awards Banquet Dates

Mini MX Summer Series – Thursday November 3
Motocross – Friday November 18
Drag Strip – Friday December 2
Oval Track – Saturday January 21
Quarter Midgets – TBD (will update soon)

*All Banquets will be held in the RMR Convention Center.
Times are TBD and will be posted on the Website Schedule as soon as possible.
Invitations will be mailed as the events get closer.

Waters and his lucky charm take two checkered flags on AFCU Super Oval

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Jimmy Waters’ No. 24 Late Model is taking the checkered flag.

WEST VALLEY CITY ‒ On a night when he hosted a young boy who is battling a rare genetic disorder, veteran racecar driver Jimmy Waters came away with two victories Saturday night at Rocky Mountain Raceways.

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Travis Carpenter waves the checkered flag during Saturday’s RMR Oval Racing Series event.

Waters asked 9-year-old Travis Carpenter, who suffers from neurofibromatosis type 1, or simply NF1, to be his honorary crew chief for Saturday’s race.  Travis, a huge racing fan whose dream is to be a NASCAR crew chief, was only too happy to help Water’s team; and he must’ve been a good luck charm because Waters took the checkered flag in the Shoqwave Late Models competition as well as in the Maverik Modifieds race.

Waters went wire to wire in the 40-lap Modified race that proved to be one of the cleanest races this season.  There were no wrecks or slow downs of any kind, which seemed to help Waters, whose No. 24 car was on point and running smoothly.

Waters finished ahead Tyler Whetstone, who took second, and Michael Haddenham.

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The Tucker Towing Double Decker “All Powell’d Up” on the track during Saturday’s event.

As for the Late Model race, Waters didn’t start on the pole, but instead took off from the No. 4 spot.  He began moving right away and soon worked his way to the lead, which is where he stayed.

Waters hit a top speed of nearly 89 miles per hour on the 3/8-mile America First Credit Union Super Oval.

Lynn Hardy took second in the Late Model competition and Eric Rhead came across third.

In other action Saturday, Adam Warner won the 10-lap Summer’s Auto Wrecking Hornets race. He crossed ahead of Jeremy White and Tyler Green.

The Mini Cup race featured 14 cars, but it was Skylar Sevey’s No. 84 car that took the checkered flag.  Kevin Neff earned second place and Levi Rider came across third.

Break’s over folks, time to get back on track

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Jimmy Waters’ No. 24 Shoqwave Late Model in action.

The America First Credit Union Super Oval sat dark last weekend as much of the Beehive State focused its attention on another sport, football.  But now that this year’s BYU-Utah game is officially in the books, Rocky Mountain Raceways is officially back up and running, and anxious to see the AFCU Super Oval roar to life.

With only two more oval races on the schedule, this weekend’s RMR Oval Racing Series event figures to be an important one for the racers trying to make up ground in the point standings.

Five racing classes will participate Saturday:  the Shoqwave Late Models, Maverik Modifieds, Summer’s Auto Wrecking Hornets, Mini Cups and the Tucker Towing Double Deckers.

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Shawn Price’s No. 45 Maverik Modified leads the pack.

Of the five classes, four have a separation of 11 or fewer points between first and second place.

Gates open at 4 p.m., with qualifying at 5 and heat races at 6. Features are scheduled to fire up at 7:30 p.m.

Looking ahead to the coming weeks, RMR will host one of its biggest events of the season on Saturday, Sept. 24.  That’s when the annual Night of Fire will light up the West Valley City skies with Jet Car racing.  That event is one several that will take place the fourth week of September.  In addition, RMR will host the Lucas Oil Divisional Series drag racing on the Young Kia Drag Strip.

The Divisional Series will get underway on Sept. 22 and run through Sept. 25.

The annual Oval Championships will take place of the AFCU Super Oval on Oct. 1 and Oct. 8.

The final motocross race will take place Sept. 30 on RMR’s MX track.