West Valley City, Utah -- Utah Winged Sprint racers will be contending with top competitors from the Western United States and Canada at Rocky Mountain Raceways, an ASA Member Track, on Monday, May 28 as The Canadian-American Western Winged Sprintcar Series makes its second stop of their Northwest Asphalt Speedweek.
"It’s a spectacle that hasn’t been seen here in Salt Lake in more than 20 years."— Mike Eames, RMR General Manager
The Winged Sprints are the fastest race cars to hit the America First Credit Union Super Oval; traveling at speeds of more than 110 miles per hour. #80 Mike Murgoitio, of Meridian, Idaho holds Rocky Mountain Raceways Winged Sprintcar record of 12.654; which he recently set on Saturday, May 12.
Winged Sprint Cars are high-powered; open-wheel machines that combined with a light chassis and alcohol injected engines create enormous amounts of horsepower. The addition of wings on the top and front of the car create greater down force; resulting in better traction around the course and higher speeds.
In collaboration with Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho and Meridian Speedway in Boise, Idaho, Rocky Mountain Raceways will be bringing fans the thrill of open-wheel racing in a 5-race Asphalt Speedweek. The Canadian-American Western Winged Sprintcar Series begins its opening season at Magic Valley Speedway on Saturday, May 26. Magic Valley Speedway is a 1/3 mile, semi-banked asphalt oval.
The series will then travel to Rocky Mountain Raceways for Young Chevrolet Military Appreciation Night on Monday, May 28. Rocky Mountain Raceways America First Credit Union Super Oval is a 3/8 mile, high-banked asphalt oval.
The Northwest Asphalt Speedweek will culminate at Meridian Speedway with the Tom Naylor Memorial on Wednesday, May 30 and Diamond Cup on Friday-Saturday, June 1-2. Meridian Speedway, an ASA member track, is a ¼ mile, slightly-banked asphalt oval.
Drawing racers from Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and western Canada, The Northwest Winged Sprint series will draw large car counts that will challenge racers and delight fans. “We jumped at the opportunity to be a part of Speed Week along with Magic Valley in Twin Falls and Meridian Speedway in Meridian Idaho. Adam Nelson, promoter of the Meridian track, worked his guts out to put this winged deal together. We wanted a common set of rules and standards, bringing the wings back full time,” says Mike Eames, Rocky Mountain Raceways General Manager.
Utah fans are enjoying the return of the Winged Sprintcars. “We had 15 winged sprints at our first event. Hopefully, we will be throwing 25 of them out on our track on Monday with cars from all over the country. 15 of them was a great show. 25 will be off the charts. It’s a spectacle that hasn’t been seen here in Salt Lake in more than 20 years,” says Eames. “The Idaho gang beat up on our guys on May 12th. We have some of the best racers around and I know they all look forward to going up to their turf and exacting some revenge for the Beehive State.”
Monday May 28 is Young Chevrolet Military Appreciation Night on the America First Credit Union Super Oval. Military personnel and veterans will receive free spectator admission with valid id at the ticket booth; accompanying family members will receive half-price admission. ASA weekly racing will include Winged Sprints, Focus Midgets, Hornets, Figure-8 Cars and HR Equipment Figure-8 Trains. Gates open at 4:00pm, races start at 6:00pm.
For more information:
Magic Valley Speedway: https://www.magicvalleyspeedway.com
Meridian Speedway: http://www.meridianspeedway.com
Western-Winged Sprint Series: www.wingedsprintcars.com
About Rocky Mountain Raceways
Celebrating its 16th 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 visit www.rmrracing.com.