Intermountain Pro Trucks Race back to Rocky Mountain Raceway for the final appearance of 2011

19 Aug

The Intermountain Pro Trucks return to Rocky Mountain Raceway with fifteen trucks scheduled to take the green flag on August 20, 2011. In the last six events, the Pro Trucks have produced five different winners making point leader Jerry Rice the only repeat winner. Rice is coming off his second win and hopes to keep his momentum going as he heads to the fast 3/8th mile track. Rice is no stranger to the winners circle at Rocky Mountain but he has failed to find it in the 2011 season. Bo Sharp of Wellsville Utah comes off a strong second place finish in the series’ last event and has taken home one of the wins at Rocky Mountain this season. Doug Dugger captured the other Rocky Mountain win and has had some struggles. Dugger hopes Rocky Mountain will be the place he repeats his win. Drew Reitsma Has been coming on strong in the last two events winning at Meridian Speedway then gained the most positions at Magic Valley going from the last roll taking the lead only to have a Ball Joint let go. Reitsma was able to limp it to a top 10 finish but thinks they have something figured out going in the race this weekend.

The 2011 season has seen six events so far and has produced some of the most exciting short track racing any fan would want. The closest win of the season was Doug Duggers win here at Rocky Mountain Raceway with a difference of four one hundredths of a second that’s less than a blink of an eye for the win. Lou Anderson finished second in that event and hopes he can be that close again only on the winning side.  Scott Luttmer took the first main event win of the season but has struggled to find the right combination to repeat.

The series has run over 400 green flag laps so far this season with only five cautions. Every lap has produced side-by-side racing action dazzling fans both young and old. The series is proud to be known for a training ground for up and coming stars of NASCAR. Currently competing are the series “Young Guns” they consist of fourteen-year-old Hannah Newhouse of Twin Falls Idaho. Newhouse has three top five finishes in her first four starts. She has taken a heat race win and is the only female in the series. Hannah is looking forward to her first main event win, she feels like Rocky Mountain just might be the place, and this weekend just might be the time.

The series is a stand out among the traveling series because of the unique style of race vehicle. We have the only series in the region that races trucks. Our format is unique as well with a full field invert putting the fastest truck to the rear of the field for the main event. This ensures race fans lots of action on the way to the checkered flag.

Photos Courtesy of Mike Evans