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Rhead Claims RMCS Victory at Rocky Mountain Raceways' All Star Weekend

By Rocky Mountain Raceways | Posted - Sep 22nd, 2014 @ 2:28pm



WEST VALLEY CITY - West Jordan resident, Eric Rhead capped off two days of racing with a Rocky Mountain Challenge Series main event win at Rocky Mountain Raceways' All Star Weekend on Saturday, September 20.

RMR's All Star Weekend marked the end of the RMCS 2014 season. With tonight's win, Rhead is well on his way to the 2014 RMCS championship title.

Eddy McKean, from Jerome, Idaho, led the first 25 laps of Saturday's RMCS 125-lap main event. A tire issue for McKean brought out the yellow flag on lap 25 and he left to the attention of his pit crew. This opened up the lead to Rhead who had been running in second against Lynn Hardy, from West Valley City, Utah who was running in third. Rhead survived restarts that included several strong attempts by Hardy to make a pass. However, Hardy was unable to pass and Rhead led the field to the checkered flag. Hardy finished in second, Steve Jones finished in third, Jeff Hillock finished in fourth, and Thane Alderman rounded out the top five.

Saturday night's racing reflected some intense competition Rhead and Hardy had from Friday's racing events. Local drivers, Rhead, Hardy, and Hillock led portions of Friday night's 75-lap main, exerting aggressive passes that provided an edge over the rest of the field. In similar form to Saturday, Rhead and Hardy ran respectively in first and second, but both were sent to the back in a late caution. Ultimately Jonathan Gomez—Friday's fast qualifier from Twin Falls, Idaho—came out victorious on Friday night, finishing ahead of Jones in second, and Alderman in third.

In addition to the Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, Rocky Mountain Raceways' All Star Weekend, a new event for 2014, also featured the Idaho Sprintcar and Roadster League and the ASA Pro-Trucks.

Jason Skyberg, from Kuna, Idaho piloted his sprint car to back-to-back victories with the Idaho Sprintcar and Roadster League. Friday's top three included Ryan Newman in second and Ben Hinkle in third. Saturday's top three included Hinkle in second and Dean Waltman in third.

Scott Luttmer won Friday's ASA Pro-Truck 50-lap main with Daniel Shirley coming in second. Saturday's main event saw an exchange in trophies with Shirley taking home the main event win and Luttmer finishing in second. Shirley was also Friday and Saturday's fast qualifier.

Rocky Mountain Raceways' final event will be the Utah State Championships on Saturday, October 4. All local classes will race to determine the 2014 Champions. Spectator gates open at noon, heat races at 2:00pm, and main events at 3:00pm.

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In its 18th season of racing, Rocky Mountain Raceways includes a short-track oval, quarter-mile drag strip, and a motocross park. For more information about Rocky Mountain Raceways' schedule of events, please visit www.RMRRacing.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19-UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE SERIES
Fast Qualifier:
#22 Jonathan Gomez, 15.145
Heat Race A: 1.) #36 Jeff Hillock, 2.) #66 Eric Rhead, 3.) #92 Bruce Quale, 4.) #12 James Wulfenstein, 5.) #29 Jeff Wade, 6.) #52 DJ Osborn
Heat Race B: 1.) #09 Thane Alderman, 2.) #90 Zan Sharp, 3.) #4 Lynn Hardy, 4.) #7 Kris McKean, 5.) #46 Hannah Newhouse, 6.) #65 Kelly Price
Heat Race C: 1.) #61 Brett Thompson, 2.) #03 Steve Jones, 3.) #19 Eddy McKean, 4.) #22 Jonathon Gomez, 5.) #44 Al Jones, 6.) #88 Travis Monett
Main Event-75 Laps: 1.) #22 Jonathon Gomez, 2.) #03 Steve Jones, 3.) #09 Thane Alderman, 4.) #4 Lynn Hardy, 5. #12 James Wulfenstein, 6.) #66 Eric Rhead, 7.) #36 Jeff Hillock, 8.) #92 Bruce Quale, 9.) #90 Zan Sharp, 10.) #46 Hannah Newhouse, 11.) #7 Kris McKean, 12.) #29 Jeff Wade, 13.) #44 Al Jones, 14.) #19 Eddy McKean, 15.) #88 Travis Monett, 16.) #65 Kelly Price, 17.) #61 Brett Thompson

ISRL SPRINTS
Fast Qualifier:
#70 Dean Waltman, 15.623
Heat Race A: 1.) #31 John Kiser, 2.) #22 Steve Howell, 3.) #5 Mike Ortiz, 4.) #66 Kyle Burrill, 5.) #42 Cody South, 6.) #14 Dave Skyberg
Heat Race B: 1.) #9 Paxton Kaufman, 2.) #68 Mike Anderson, 3.) #69 Drew Crenshaw, 4.) #59 Bruce Gillogly, 5.) #6 Aaron McPeak
Heat Race C: 1.) #21 Ryan Wiederich, 2.) #3 Ben Hinkle, 3.) #14 Ryan Newman, 4.) #20 Jason Skyberg, 5.) #70 Dean Waltman, 6.) #24 Jimmy Waters, 7.) #19 Bob Bachman
Main Event-30 Laps: 1.) #20 Jason Skyberg, 2.) #14 Ryan Newman, 3.) #3 Ben Hinkle, 4.) #69 Drew Crenshaw, 5.) #24 Jimmy Waters, 6.) #68 Mike Anderson, 7.) #70 Dean Waltman, 8.) #9 Paxton Kaufman, 9.) #21 Ryan Wiederich, 10.) #59 Bruce Gillogly, 11.) #19 Bob Bachman, 12.) #5 Mike Ortiz, 13.) #6 Aaron McPeak, 14.) #66 Kyle Burrill, 15.) #22 Steve Howell, 16.) #42 Cody South, 17.) #14 Dave Skyberg, 18.) #31 John Kiser, 19.) #13 Lynn Hardy, 20.) #1 Pat Young

ASA PRO-TRUCKS
Fast Qualifier:
#23 Daniel Shirley, 17.075
Heat Race A: 1.) #71 Dan Doan, 2.) #38 Johnny Pierre, 3.) #06 Drew Reitsma, 4.) #29 Mason Newhouse, 5.) #36 Cody Backus, 6.) #Q Dave Fleishman, 7.) #8 Kendel Woll
Heat Race B: 1.) #12 Jason Quale, 2.) #9 Scott Luttmer, 3.) #23 Daniel Shirley, 4.) #13 Sam Harris, 5.) #14 Alan Larson, 6.) #88 Kevan Larson, 7.) #10 Mike Hillock
Main Event-50 Laps: 1.) #9 Scott Luttmer, 2.) #23 Daniel Shirley, 3.) #06 Drew Reitsma, 4.) #29 Mason Newhouse, 5.) #38 Johnny Pierre, 6.) #88 Kevan Larson, 7.) #12 Jason Quale, 8.) #10 Mike Hillock, 9.) #36 Cody Backus, 10.) #Q Dave Fleishman, 11.) #8 Kendel Woll, 12.) #71 Dan Doan, 13.) #13 Sam Harris, 14.) #14 Alan Larson

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20-UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE SERIES
Fast Qualifier:
#22 Jonathan Gomez, 15.142
Heat Race A: 1.) #09 Thane Alderman, 2.) #46 Hannah Newhouse, 3.) #66 Eric Rhead, 4.) #7 Kris McKean, 5.) #29 Jeff Wade
Heat Race B: 1.) #92 Bruce Quale, 2.) #4 Lynn Hardy, 3.) #36 Jeff Hillock, 4.) #44 Al Jones, 5.) #88 Travis Monett, 6.) #64 Kelly Price
Heat Race C: 1.) #19 Eddy McKean, 2.) #22 Jonathon Gomez, 3.) #12 James Wulfenstein, 4.) #03 Steve Jones, 5.) #90 Zan Sharp, 6.) #65 Daren Jones
Main Event-125 Laps: 1.) #66 Eric Rhead, 2.) #4 Lynn Hardy, 3.) #03 Steve Jones, 4.) #36 Jeff Hillock, 5.) #09 Thane Alderman, 6.) #90 Zan Sharp, 7.) #19 Eddy McKean, 8.) #92 Bruce Quale, 9.) #7 Kris McKean, 10.) #12 James Wulfenstein, 11.) #88 Travis Monett, 12.) #29 Jeff Wade, 13.) #65 Daren Jones, 14.) #46 Hannah Newhouse, 15.) #44 Al Jones, 16.) #64 Kelly Price, 17.) #22 Jonathon Gomez

ISRL SPRINTS
Fast Qualifier:
#19 Bob Bachman, 15.718 Heat Race A: 1.) #31 John Kiser, 2.) #22 Steve Howell, 3.) #42 Cody South, 4.) #14 Dave Skyberg, 5.) #66 Kyle Burrill, 6.) #5 Mike Ortiz
Heat Race B: 1.) #20 Jason Skyberg, 2.) #9 Paxton Kaufman, 3.) #6 Aaron McPeak, 4.) #59 Bruce Gillogly, 5.) #13 Pat Young, 6.) #68 Mike Anderson
Heat Race C: 1.) #21 Ryan Wiederich, 2.) #70 Dean Waltman, 3.) #3 Ben Hinkle, 4.) #69 Drew Crenshaw, 5.) #14 Ryan Newman, 6.) #19 Bob Bachman
Main Event-30 Laps: 1.) #20 Jason Skyberg, 2.) #3 Ben Hinkle, 3.) #70 Dean Waltman, 4.) #69 Drew Crenshaw, 5.) #19 Bob Bachman, 6.) #9 Paxton Kaufman, 7.) #59 Bruce Gillogly, 8.) #21 Ryan Wiederich, 9.) #68 Mike Anderson, 10.) #22 Steve Howell, 11.) #42 Cody South, 12.) # 5 Mike Ortiz, 13.) #31 John Kiser, 14.) #6 Aaron McPeak, 15.) #14 Dave Skyberg, 16.) #14 Ryan Newman, 17.) #13 Pat Young

ASA PRO-TRUCKS
Fast Qualifier:
#23 Daniel Shirley, 17.042
Heat Race A: 1.) #8 Kendel Woll, 2.) #23 Daniel Shirley, 3.) #71 Dan Doan, 4.) #12 Jason Quale, 5.) #88 Kevan Larson, 6.) #9 Scott Luttmer, 7.) #06 Drew Reitsma
Heat Race B: 1.) #14 Alan Larson, 2.) #38 Johnny Pierre, 3.) #13 Sam Harris, 4.) #36 Cody Backus, 5.) #29 Mason Newhouse, 6.) #10 Mike Hillock, 7.) #Q Dave Fleishman, 8.) #76 Brent Nelson
Main Event-50 Laps: 1.) #23 Daniel Shirley, 2.) #9 Scott Luttmer, 3.) #29 Mason Newhouse, 4.) #38 Johnny Pierre, 5.) #8 Kendel Woll, 6.) #13 Sam Harris, 7.) #88 Kevan Larson, 8.) #12 Jason Quale, 9.) #14 Alan Larson, 10.) #Q Dave Fleishman, 11.) #10 Mike Hillock, 12.) #36 Cody Backus, 13.) #71 Dan Doan, 14.) #76 Brent Nelson

WESTERN STATES EQUIPMENT FIGURE-8 TRAINS
Fast Qualifier:
#13 Six Feet Under, 32.629
Main Event-10 Laps: 1.) #13 Six Feet Under, 2.) #84 Smash n' Dash, 3.) #21 USA, 4.) #44 Plum Crazy, 5.) #5 Jack Wagon, 6.) #4 Plum Nutz, 7.) #48 Hit n' Run, 8.) #20 Shake, Rattle & Roll, 9.) #8 Rest-In-Pieces

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