TWIN FALLS, Idaho — John Dillon of Boise, Idaho made his first start of the season and dominated the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series Mike Minegar's Auto Body "100". Dillon claimed his 6th Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Award, putting him at the tail of the field to start the 100-lap race. He steadily worked his way forward and took the lead from Brett Thompson on lap 45 and never looked back. Thompson finished second followed by Dave Minegar, John Newhouse, and Lynn Hardy.
All starters were running at the end of the race that only took 26 minutes and 8 seconds to complete. Steve Jones maintains his point lead after a seventh place finish. John Newhouse holds down the second position but closed the gap to close within 54 points. Lynn Hardy and Brett Thompson are tied for third with 653 points apiece. Dave Minegar moved up the fifth (584) in the points after consecutive top five finishes.
The next event for the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is Saturday, June 26 at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho for round five of the ten race championship series.
The RMCS utilizes a racing format not found in ANY other regional touring series around the country. The top 20 qualifiers are inverted for every race putting fast time in the 20th starting position. 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 15th 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 for each event.
The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is a regional touring series in its seventh year 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 atwww.rmcsracing.com or follow all the racing action from around the west at www.racingwest.com.
1. (14) John Dillon, 100, Running
2. (4) Brett Thompson, 100, Running
3. (12) Dave Minegar, 100, Running
4. (13) John Newhouse, 99, Running
5. (11) Lynn Hardy, 99, Running
6. (7) Bruce Quale, 99, Running
7. (9) Steve Jones, 99, Running
8. (10) Thane Alderman, 99, Running
9. (5) Travis Monett, 99, Running
10. (15) Rick Fowble, 99, Running
11. (8) Joe Miller, 98, Running
12. (3) Russell Butler, 98, Running
13. (2) Eric Rhead, 97, Running
14. (16) Lonnie Lowder, 96, Running
15. (6) TJ Woodhall, 95, Running
16. (1) Jim Curbow, 93, Running
Updated Point Standings
1. Steve Jones 761
2. John Newhouse 707
3. Lynn Hardy 653
4. Brett Thompson 653
5. Dave Minegar 584
6. Thane Alderman 562
7. Bruce Quale 559
8. Russell Butler 476
9. Eric Rhead 474
10. Joe Miller 426