BOISE, Idaho- While rain may have washed out the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series event this past weekend at Rocky Mountain Raceways outside Salt Lake City, Utah, enthusiasm within the series remained high. The series will close its ninth season of competition next weekend and series principles are already putting together the 2013 schedule highlighted by a big two-day 200-lap event at Rocky Mountain Raceways next summer.
"arbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series By The Numbers"
Here are some of the unique series numbers:
0- No driver has ever won from the pole position in series history.
1- The exceptional RMCS team is led by Mike Minegar.
6- There have been six races cancelled due to whether and all have come at RMR.
7- Most wins by a competitor. Dave Minegar and Zan Sharp.
9- The series has been active for nine years.
10- Drivers from ten states and Canada have competed in the series.
14- Throughout the history of the series, the winner has averaged a starting position of 14th.
15- Hannah Newhouse is the youngest competitor to compete in the series and only the second female to do so.
20- The series will invert up to twenty (20) for each race.
23- The number of career Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Awards won by two-time series champion Dave Minegar.
32- Thirty-two different drivers have won races in the series.
34- The career leader in top five finishes. John Newhouse and Craig Bell each have 34.
52- The career number of top ten finishes. John Newhouse.
61- The familiar number of Thompson Motorsports. The TMS team operates a state-of-the-art racing facility in Jerome, ID. One of the finest shops in the western United States.
66- Most starts in the series. John Newhouse.
70- The current point lead that Bruce Quale has over Steve Jones heading into the season finale.
85- The number of series races staged since 2004.
92- The car number of current point leader Bruce Quale.
238- The maximum number of points available for each race.
564- The most laps led in series competition. Jim Eaton.
6102- The total laps competed in competition. John Newhouse.
The series finale for the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is Saturday, September 15 at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho. For all the latest news and information about the series log onto www.rmcsracing.com.
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.
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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.