By all accounts the two-day event for the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series at Meridian (ID) Speedway was a success, albeit not with growing pains and a few bent fenders. In two nights of racing action, twenty-four competitors from Idaho, Nevada, California, and Oregon saw action on the historic tight and tricky quarter-mile paved oval.
-The race weekend was sponsored by Project Filter and ESI-Express.
-Night one had 21 cars in a 75-lap feature event won by 15-year old Brandon White from Eureka, CA.
-Night two featured 23-cars in a race shortened 86-lap feature won by series point leader Bruce Quale from Twin Falls, ID.
-Steve Jones of Meridian, ID earned the Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Award on both nights. He now has 8 career awards to move into fourth on the all-time list.
-Six drivers completed all laps contested over the two-day event: Bruce Quale, Steve Jones, TJ Woodhall, Jeremy Doss, Brandon White, and Mark Allison.
-Best Average finish for both nights belonged to Bruce Quale (2) followed by Brandon White (3.5), Steve Jones (4.5), Jeremy Doss (5), and TJ Woodhall (7).
-Steve Jones improved the most positions in both races with moving up 27 spots. He was followed by Brandon White who improved 19 positions, Bruce Quale with 16, and Jeremy Doss with 12. The RMCS inverts the fast qualifiers up to 20 cars. Friday night’s invert was 20 while Saturday night’s invert was 16.
-Steve Jones earned the most points after two days of racing with 402. He was followed by Bruce Quale (370), Brandon White (370), Jeremy Doss (332), John Newsmith (311), TJ Woodhall (285), Trevor Cristiani (271), Tyler Baily (264), Dylan Caldwell (254), and Dave Minegar (241).
-Bruce Quale leads the point standings after both nights of racing action but his lead is only 45-points over Steve Jones heading into the final three races of the season. John Nesmith is 122-points back in third place followed by Tyler Bailey, and Rick Fowble rounding out the top five in the standings.
-The Meridian event featured the largest stock car crowd of the season at the track.
The next race for the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is Saturday, August 11 at Magic Valley Speedway for a 200-lap event. Log on to www.rmcsracing.com or www.magicvalleyspeedway.com for complete details. For a complete series information visit www.rmcsracing.com or the RMCS Facebook page.
CarbonX, the world leader in fire protective clothing, is in its fifth season as title sponsor of the RMCS. Along with Century Boatland based in Twin Falls, the two companies provide significant event and series support. Since 1985, Century Boatland has been the Magic Valley headquarters for new and used recreational, pleasure, and fishing boats.
The RMCS utilizes a racing format not found in ANY other regional touring series around the country. The RMCS inverts up to the top 20 from qualifying putting the fast qualifiers at the back to start each race. This format ensures race fans see what they paid for and that is passing. Each driver is awarded three points per position gained in the event. Points are also awarded for qualifying and heat race finishes. Through the history of the series, the winning driver has averaged a 12th place starting position. To ensure competition, the RMCS pays it purse based on total point accumulation for the event and provides several special performance awards at each race.
The series is supported by a great family of sponsors including: CarbonX, Century Boatland, Project Filter, ESI, A-1 Heating & Air Conditioning, Sharp Powder Coating, Five Star Racing Bodies, Hoosier Racing Tires, Frank’s Radios, Performance Solutions, Kidd’s Performance and Dyno, Joes Racing Products, PPG Paint, Circle Racing Wheels, and Mike Minegar’s Auto Body.
About The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series
The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is a regional touring series that allows all competitors to race and gain experience on different types of racetracks. It is a high-quality professional racing series that offers maximum opportunity at an affordable price serving the intermountain West. The motto of the series is to “Race Hard and Have Fun!” For all the latest news and information regarding the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series log on to our website at www.rmcsracing.com.
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