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.

 

RMR to unleash “Track Attack” for 2016 season

Adding to the excitement of its special 20th anniversary season, Rocky Mountain Raceways will incorporate a new element to the America First Credit Union Super Oval when the season begins next month.

The contest is being called “Track Attack.”

Using their own vehicles, participants will race against the clock as well as against other racing enthusiasts to see who can post the best overall times on the 3/8-mile AFCU Super Oval. Each race night, five cars will run four laps, alone, on the oval.  Time will be kept for the four laps combined and the best time will be declared the winner.

Your car may look like this on the America First Credit Union Super Oval …

At the end of the season the nightly winners, plus a few of the fastest non-winning competitors, will be brought back for a race-off for cash and prizes.

“We feel like Track Attack will give our fans an opportunity to experience a little bit of what our drivers go through every Saturday night,” said Dan Breach, RMR’s oval track manager.

Cost to participate in Track Attack is $50, which includes a pit pass and rental of a Raceiver communication system.

For additional information about Track Attack, contact Dan Breach at (801) 252-9557 or email him at DBreach@rmrracing.com.

... but it'll probably feel like this.

… but it’ll probably feel like this.

Rocky Mountain Raceways will kick off its 20th anniversary season with a motocross race April 22. The MX track will open for practices on April 15 and 21.

Racing on the America First Credit Union Super Oval will start May 7 with Figure 8 Trailer Wars, one of the most popular events on the schedule.  Competition on the Young Kia Drag Strip is slated to begin with a Summit ET Series event on May 13. In addition, Junior Drag Racing Series event will kickoff on May 14.

RMR’s popular Armor Powder Coatings Midnight Drag event will open up on May 6, running from 6 p.m. until midnight.