TWIN FALLS, ID (Tuesday, May 15th, 2012) – Horsepower Heaven at Rocky Mountain Raceway included the ASA Pro Trucks as part of the oval track action. Defending series Champion Jerry Rice did his part making sure the fans got to see an action packed race. Rice started 12th in the field and made his way to the lead on lap twenty-eight of the forty lap main event. The combination of his main event win, passing points and heat race points propelled Rice into the season point standings lead. Continue reading
There are some noticeable changes for the Sprint Car class at Rocky Mountain Raceways in 2012 that many are talking about around the water cooler at work.
For starters, the group is no longer running under United States Auto Club (USAC) rules, as they have for the past twelve years.
However, the biggest change for the 2012 season is the fact that the wings have returned atop these magnificent machines.
These changes took much homework on the part of RMR officials and teams alike during the off-season. And thus far, it appears to be working. Continue reading
Rocky Mountain Raceways, an ASA & IHRA member track, had a full night of oval and drag racing on tap for Utah fans at Horsepower Heaven Saturday, May 12. Fans were on the edge of their seats as the Winged Sprints made their much anticipated return to the America First Credit Union ASA Super Oval while Jet Dragsters made their first pass of the 2012 IHRA racing season.
#80 Mike Murgoitio from Meridian, Idaho made quick work of dominating the Winged Sprints; moving from a seventh place start to second place in only the first lap. Murgoitio sliced through the turns with finesse and speed claiming the victory in a green, white, checker finish. Murgoitio set a new Rocky Mountain Raceways record of 12.654 in lap 2 of qualifying. “I have the best crew in the world, everyone is in sync,” say Murgoitio of his winning race. “I love coming to Rocky Mountain Raceways, this is an awesome track with great fans.” Continue reading