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Rocky-Mountain-Raceways-Birthday-Bash-Free-Admission-with-Food-DonationJoin Rocky Mountain Raceways for its 18th Birthday Bash on Saturday, June 28. Receive free spectator admission with five cans of food for Utah Food Bank. AARP Utah is proud to fuel and support.  Utah Food Bank in its race to end hunger.

In celebration of its 18th birthday, Rocky Mountain Raceways is offering free spectator admission for guests who bring five cans of food for Utah Food Bank. The celebration will include bounce houses and crafts.

In partnership with AARP Utah, Rocky Mountain Raceways has collected 6,000 pounds of food since the Birthday Bash started in 2012.

“Summer is a critical time for Utah Food Bank. Donations are low as people are busy with summer activities, but we see an increased need because kids are out of school without access to school meal programs,” according to Ginette Bott, Chief Development Officer of Utah Food Bank.  “Utah Food Bank is incredibly grateful to Rocky Mountain Raceways and AARP Utah for their work in helping us fight hunger statewide during this crucial time.”

“AARP Utah is thrilled to help Utah Food Bank collect desperately needed food during the summer months,” said AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby.  “When children are out of school, they don’t receive the food-filled backpacks they are given during the academic year. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to donate food and have a great time at the Raceways, and we appreciate the chance to partner with Rocky Mountain Raceways and celebrate their birthday.”

“I am glad that we can use our facility to help such a noble cause. Utah Food Bank does a fantastic job providing to those in need. Summer is a hard time for them,” says Mike Eames, Rocky Mountain Raceways General Manager. “Hopefully we pack the house and pack those food bins.”

About Rocky Mountain Raceways
Entering its 18th season of racing, Rocky Mountain Raceways is Utah’s premiere motorsports venue for short-track oval racing, drag racing, and motocross racing. For more information about Rocky Mountain Raceways’ schedule of events, please visit www.rmrracing.com.

About Utah Food Bank
Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 130 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 36.3 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of approximately 28.4 million meals for families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served over 202,000 Kids Cafe meals, delivered more than 41,000 food boxes and filled more than 69,000 kids’ backpacks for hunger-free weekends. For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit www.utahfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahFoodBank and Twitter at www.twitter.com/UtahFoodBank.

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.

Spears SRL Southwest TourBakersfield, CA – For the fourth consecutive year, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will make its annual trip to the Rocky Mountain Raceway 3/8-mile oval just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. This Memorial Day Monday, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Century Motorsports and Marine 125” will headline one of Rocky Mountain Raceway’s biggest annual events, “Military Appreciation Night” which will also feature Double Deckers, Focus Midgets and Jr. Stingers. All current and former military receive free spectator admission; accompanying family members receive half-price spectator admission. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series event winner will receive a $4,000 payout, plus a commemorative Rockwell watch.

Near capacity crowds have watched three highly competitive SPEARS Southwest Tour Series races in 2011,’12, and ’13, with Manteca’s Jacob Gomes holding off M.K. Kanke and Derek Thorn for the win in 2011, and Thorn battling Jim Pettit to win the last two events at Rocky Mountain Raceway.

“It was a big win for us at Rocky Mountain,” said Gomes of his 2011 win. “We had a great late race battle with Kanke and Thorn that year. With about ten to go they (Kanke and Thorn) both got under me, but the car came alive in the second grove and we were able to hold them off for the win. It was the first time the series raced at RMR and there was a huge crowd that night, so it was a memorable win for us.”

As the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series heads to Rocky Mountain Raceway this Memorial Day, Upper Lake, California’s Jeremy Doss leads the championship standings after three races, with Brandon White second, just five points off the lead with 505 points, Thorn is third with 477, with Ross Strmiska and Carlos Vieira rounding out the top five with 429 and 424 points respectively.

“We feel really good about going back to Salt Lake,” stated Doss. “We finished fourth there last year in our rookie season, and so far our car has been really good at each race this year, so we’re looking forward to a good weekend.”

SPEARS Southwest Tour Series open practice will take place on Sunday from 5pm to 8pm. On Monday, spectator gates open at 4pm, qualifying at 5:00pm, local division heat races at 6:15pm and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Century Motorsports and Marine 125” being the first main event of the night at 7:15pm.

About SPEARS MANUFACTURING: Spears Manufacturing is a world leader in plastic pipe fittings and valves. SPEARS’ maintains over one million square feet of manufacturing facilities in four states and nine distribution centers across the USA for worldwide distribution.

About the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series: Celebrating its fourteenth season in 2014, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”

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