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

BOISE, ID (May 5, 2012)- The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series returns this weekend to Rocky Mountain Raceways located West of Salt Lake City, UT for the first of four series visits this season. 2011 series champion Zan Sharp of Wellsville, UT will make his first start of the season after deciding to run only a partial schedule in 2012 in order to spend more time with his family.

Sharp is a three-time RMCS champion and has also posted three wins at the ultra-fast 3/8-mile banked

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Three-time RMCS Champion Zan Sharp

oval since 2004 but his last win at RMR came back in 2009. Since then he has posted three runner-up finishes. Sharp plans to compete in all four series races at RMR this season. Continue reading

It seems like only yesterday we were crowning the final champions of the 2011 season, and now we are literally days away from this Saturday night’s kickoff of the 16th season on the America First Credit Union Super Oval.

On tap for the season opener will feature the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series and the ultra-competitive Maverik Modifieds. They will be joined by the Super Stocks, Hornets, and the H&R Equipment Figure 8 Trains.

I always look forward to the first event of the season because everyone is on the same field when it comes to points. Of course that all changes as the season continues onward, but it is still interesting to watch a team or two suddenly “figure it out” and become a championship contender. Continue reading