Thursday, June 24, 2010

Miller time for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series - Racer.com

Miller time for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series - Racer.com

MALSAM, NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES HEAD TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

LOUDON, N.H. (June 24, 2010) — Pacific Northwest native Tayler Malsam and the NASCAR Nationwide Series leave the Midwest behind this weekend, heading instead to the Granite State on the Atlantic seaboard.

The New England 200 is slated for 12:30 p.m. (PT) on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The race will be broadcast on ESPN starting with NASCAR Countdown at 11:30 a.m. Additional coverage will be provided by SPEED, which will televise practice sessions at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Friday, and qualifying at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

After standalone races at Nashville, Kentucky and Wisconsin, the Nationwide Series will rejoin the top-tier Cup series at New Hampshire. Cup regulars including Kyle Busch — Malsam’s team owner for seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races earlier this season — Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Elliott Sadler and Carl Edwards are expected to compete in the Nationwide race along with IndyCar star Danica Patrick.

The New England 200 will be Malsam’s fourth race in the series, all in the No. 10 Toyota Camry for Braun Racing. Iron Horse Jeans will once again the primary sponsor for the Sammamish, Wash., native at NHMS. The 1.058-mile oval at New Hampshire is most flat, and although it is nearly twice as large, it bears a striking resemblance to the “paperclip” at Martinsville, Va. Although Malsam finished 20th in the NASCAR truck series race at New Hampshire last year — limping home with a broken shock — he had success earlier this year at Martinsville, running solidly in the top-10 before a blown tire with two laps to go relegated him to 14th.

The 23 Nationwide Series races at New Hampshire have produced 23 different winners, with Busch winning the race last year from the pole — one of just two drivers to go to Victory Lane at NHMS from the pole. Winners at New Hampshire have come from starting spots as deep in the field as 22nd, which is good news for Malsam, who is still learning the ins and outs of the Nationwide Series car.

While he hasn’t qualified as fast as he’d like, the 21-year-old has charged to the front in all of his series starts. Last weekend on the road course at Road America, smart driving resulted in a mostly dent-free car and a 15th-place finish after Malsam started 28th. He wound up 11th in his series debut at Nashville after starting in the rear of the field due to an engine change, and at Kentucky he advanced 15 places from starting 31st before an ill-timed pass resulted in contact that ended his night.

On the Web
www.taylermalsam.com
www.oneeightyracing.com
www.braunracing.com
www.ironhorsejeans.com

About One Eighty
One Eighty is a privately-held company located in downtown Seattle, Washington. Chairman and CEO, Dan Madsen has developed a combination of people, platform and pipeline focused on changing the way business is done. His drive is to make One Eighty not only a great company to work with, but also a great company to work for. Since 1988, his business philosophy has been simple – Always put people first and positively impact the lives of employees, customers and business associates everyday. This philosophy has been applied to One Eighty’s senior housing brands (Leisure Care, Leisure Care Premiere, Dolcetto and Signature 180.) They operate over 40 communities and nearly 7,000 units in the Western United States and Canada. One Eighty also owns hospitality brands Twist Travel™, PrimeFit™ and Edibility™ and is involved in One Eighty Racing, a NASCAR race team. For more information visit www.oneeightytwist.com.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Kahne takes pole at Sears Point - Racer.com

Kahne takes pole at Sears Point - Racer.com

Latest From Road America; Malsam Qualifies 28th









Qualifying just got over for today's race at Road America. Tayler will begin the Bucyrus 200 in 28th place after posting a qualifying lap of 2:18. 797 seconds. Carl Edwards won the pole after a blazing lap of 2:14.836 seconds. Tayler had some good runs in practice yesterday. Due to the length of the track, Tayler wouldn't complete a full lap, as he would enter the pits just before the start-finish line, so his times in practice aren't the greatest indicator of how his car ran. He only drove two laps in the final session yesterday and said the adjustments the team made during that run led to the car feeling the best it had all week. So the team continued working on getting the car set-up for the race and took more compression out of the front shock.

Tayler has a driver/crew chief meeting at 12:30 PM and the race will begin shortly after 2:30 PM central time on ESPN 2. The total length of the race will be 200.4 miles and will be 50 laps long.

Friday, June 18, 2010

KID’S NIGHT AT EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY

KID’S NIGHT AT EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY

Andrew Caddell's 2010 Racing Plans










Here it is June 2010 and Andrew's racing season is just getting started, but what a season it looks like it is going to be! After growing up at the off road tracks as a youngster helping out with the Caddell family off road racing efforts, Andrew is going back to his roots and will be racing in the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL in 2010! Andrew was asked a while back if he had ever raced off road before, he jokingly said "not on purpose" but he will be now!

If you have not heard about Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL, here is a link to a what the action will look like when broadcast starting in September in high definition on the HD Theater network.

Andrew will be driving the #43 Jenkins Brothers Racing Pro Light Ford Ranger with primary sponsorship from Traxxas and associate sponsorship from BF Goodrich, AMSOIL, King Shocks, Simpson Race Products, and personal sponsorship from SafeRacer, Aimsports, and Victory Lane Data.

As we have got closer to this weekend's opening round on the Pro classes in the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL in Crandon, WI many hours of preparation have gone into the truck and Andrew to be as ready as possible.

First the truck has been modified to replace the 4 cylinder engine with a new spec V-8 that is now allowed in the class based on a rule change that has the short course off road racing community buzzing. The 4 cylinder trucks from years past are still able to run and the cost saving new spec V-8 trucks will now compete side by side and many longtime off road racers think this will create huge growth in this class.

Second, Andrew has had 3 days of testing in the truck over the past few weeks including 2 days at this track of this week's race, Crandon, WI. The testing went great and Andrew got up to speed very quickly but knows there is still a lot to learn. Here is an exciting on-board video "YouTube" link to a lap of Andrew testing at Crandon.

Andrew's Pro Light class races are scheduled to be at:

Saturday - 5:00pm Eastern // 2:00pm Pacific
Sunday - 3:35pm Eastern // 12:35pm Pacific

Follow along if you have a chance!

The Jenkins Brothers racing team and their partners Traxxas, BF Goodrich, AMSOIL, King Shocks, Simpson Race Products, and Andrew's personal sponsors SafeRacer, Aimsports, and Victory Lane Data have been great to provide Andrew with the opportunity to represent them, but with this comes with the responsibility to help sell more of their products while running at the front and winning races.

No real pressure when Traxxas is the title sponsor of the series is also your primary sponsor but Andrew is going to do his very best to represent all of his marketing partners well.

Thank you for your support of Andrew in his racing career and please continue to help by supporting the companies that support Andrew.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jonathon Gomez Set for NASCAR K&N Pro Series Success at Infineon Raceway






Three Consecutive Top Ten Performances has Gomez in Points Battle
TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (June 16, 2010) Jonathon Gomez of Twin Falls, Idaho will make his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series start on a road course this weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. But firsts are nothing new for the 27-year old competitor as each race this season has brought something new to the team. The Thunder Valley Casino Resort "200" will be a critical test for the first year team but a test they are all excited about.

In preparation for the the event at Infineon Raceway, Gomez went back to school. Road racing school that is and he passed with flying colors. Last month he competed in the Mustang Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT and turned a lot of heads finishing second in race one of the weekend and then blistered the field to score the victory on day two in race two.

"The experience at Miller in the Mustang Challenge cars was awesome," Gomez said. "While the Mustang Challenge car is not similar at all to my West car, I did learn a lot about braking and transition points on the track. I spent a lot of time just learning how to be smooth and I know I can use that experience to help me at Infineon."

Gomez also participated in the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School. "Infineon is so different from Miller or Portland," Gomez stated. "The elevation changes and the blind corners are real challenging. I have practiced but now it is time to race and I am looking forward to this weekend."

Gomez currently sits fourth in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West standings after four races with three top ten performances in the first four races this season. His best finish this season is a second place performance among the drivers in the NKNPS-West at Iowa Speedway back in May

Jonathon Gomez is in his fourth year of competitive racing having won local track titles at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls and competed in various Late Model events the past couple of seasons. He has started twelve NASCAR K&N Pro Series races since 2008 scoring seven top ten finishes and is in his first full-time season in the NKNPS. Gomez will contend for championships in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series as well as the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour this season where he won his first event this past weekend at Stockton (CA) Speedway.

Jonathon Gomez is supported by Heritage Cattle Company, Century Boatland, J&C Custom Harvesting, United Oil, Modern Machinery, DJ Safety, and Gomez Farms. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series from Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA June 19 will be televised on SPEED Channel Thursday, June 24 at 3PM PT. The next event on the SRL schedule is June 26 at Madera (CA) Speedway. For more information on Jonathon Gomez, please log onto his website at www.jonathongomez.com. You can also follow all of the best in West coast racing action by visiting www.racingwest.com.

Race Notes
The race … The Thunder Valley Casino Resort 200 is the fifth race on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule in 2010. It is the first of three road-course events this season.
The procedure … The starting field is 40 cars, including provisionals. The first 36 cars will qualify through NASCAR road-racing style qualifying. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 64 laps (127.36 miles).
The track … Infineon Raceway is a winding 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course with varying elevation. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West has visited the Sonoma track 29 times since 1969. In addition to the track hosting 20 stand-alone events, drivers and teams competed in nine companion events with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series between 1989 and 1997.
The records … Qualifying: David Gilliland, June 23, 2007, 91.979 mph, 77.887 seconds; Race: Brian Vickers, June 24, 2006, 67.595 mph, 1 hour 53 minutes 3 seconds.
Big field at Infineon … Another large turnout of cars is expected at Infineon Raceway. Last year’s event attracted 43 entries.

Gene Price Motorsports and Driver Greg Pursley Set for Infineon Challenge








Pursley Poised to Put Road Racing Experience to the Test
PARKER, AZ (June 16, 2010) Greg Pursley, driver of the GPM Performance Parts Ford in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for Gene Price Motorsports loves racing on the series road courses. This weekend is a homecoming of sorts having started his four-wheeled racing career on the challenging right and left layouts. The former NASCAR National Weekly Racing Series champion is in the middle of the championship hunt and win at Infineon Raceway would go a long way towards the series trophy.

Pursley has felt the sting from last season's bitter disappointment at Infineon where a top three finish vanished in an instant with only three laps left to go. "We had a really good car last year," Pursley said. "We have an even better car this year. Jerry Pitts (crew chief) and the rest of the guys have been focused all season on building and preparing the best race cars. We feel this is a track where we can shine."

After starting his career in road racing, Pursley transitioned into circle track racing where he garnered tremendous success, most notably winning the NASCAR national championship for weekly racing competing at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (CA). "I really like road racing and I do miss it at times. Tracks like Infineon test all of your abilities. You are only as good as your last lap."

The event this year will certainly be a test as Pursley will vie for one of 40 starting positions in the Thunder Valley Casino Resort "200" that will feature not only series regulars but several road racing experts who hope to etch their names in the NASCAR and Infineon record books.

"I really want to win," Pursley stated. "Gene Price (owner) has given everything this team needs to win and this team deserves a win for all their hard work. We know a win is around the corner and we just hope it is at Infineon."

Greg Pursley is in his third full season of competition in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and currently sits third in the championship standings after four races and is coming off a solid sixth place performance two weeks ago at Roseburg, OR. Pursley has 33 career starts, one win (Thunder Hill 2009), with ten top five and 18 top ten performances along with two Coors Light Pole Awards. Pursley is the 2004 NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion where he competed at Toyota Speedway and was a multi-time winner on the now defunct NASCAR Southwest Tour where he competed for many years.

Greg Pursley drives a Ford powered by a NASCAR Spec engine. The team is sponsored by GPM Performance Parts, Star Nursery, Oakley, Ron’s Rear Ends, and Finish Line Signs & Designs. The GPM team operates out of a state-of-the-art facility in Parker, AZ. The race from Infineon Raceway will be broadcast on SPEED Channel on Thursday, June 24 at 3PM PT. For all the latest news and information on about Greg Pursley and Gene Price Motorsports, log onto www.genepricemotorsports.com. Gene Price Motorsports operates a full-service race shop and performance parts store spanning all forms of motorsports and performance automotive & marine needs. To keep tabs on racing throughout the west, log onto www.racingwest.com and to follow the NASCAR K&N Pro Series log onto www.nascarhometracks.com.

GPM offers a first-class race rental program for all upcoming NASCAR K&N Pro Series events this season. This arrive and drive program offers a complete fully-operational team for a one-race or multi-race deal including a Featherlite transporter, all race equipment, experienced crew, and race preparation and set-up. The GPM team will also provide marketing and PR support as well create media opportunities. Contact GPM for complete details.

Race Notes
The race … The Thunder Valley Casino Resort 200 is the fifth race on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule in 2010. It is the first of three road-course events this season.
The procedure … The starting field is 40 cars, including provisionals. The first 36 cars will qualify through NASCAR road-racing style qualifying. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 64 laps (127.36 miles).
The track … Infineon Raceway is a winding 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course with varying elevation. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West has visited the Sonoma track 29 times since 1969. In addition to the track hosting 20 stand-alone events, drivers and teams competed in nine companion events with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series between 1989 and 1997.
The records … Qualifying: David Gilliland, June 23, 2007, 91.979 mph, 77.887 seconds; Race: Brian Vickers, June 24, 2006, 67.595 mph, 1 hour 53 minutes 3 seconds.
Big field at Infineon … Another large turnout of cars is expected at Infineon Raceway. Last year’s event attracted 43 entries.

Fast Facts
The Race: Thunder Valley Casino Resort 200
The Place: Infineon Raceway,
Sonoma, Calif.
The Date: Saturday, June 19
The Time: 12:30 p.m. PT
TV Schedule: SPEED, June 24, 3 p.m. PT
Track Layout: 1.99-mile road course
Race Purse: $167,169
2009 Winner: Jason Bowles
2009 Pole: Patrick Long
Schedule: Friday:
Practice 8:30-9:30 a.m., 10-11 a.m.
Time Trials 1:50 p.m.

Rick Boysal Set to Make Mark at NASCAR Infineon Event





Veteran Road Racer Rick Boysal Ready to Make First of Three NASCAR K&N Pro Series Starts


San Ramon, CA (June 16, 2010) CTR Motorsports and driver Rick Boysal of San Ramon have waited all season for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series to come to Infineon Racway in nearby Sonoma, CA. Boysal is set to tackle the first of three road course events in the west's oldest stock car series this weekend at a track he knows like the back of his hand.

Though Boysal has been waiting for this weekend, he has kept himself very busy preparing for this event which will boast a stout field of series regulars plus several other road racing hotshoes that will make qualifying for the Thunder Valley Casino Resort "200" a race within a race.

The Blentec/Gatorz Eyewear/ Medical Staffing Force team has been testing all spring in preparation for the upcoming event at Infineon Raceway where he plans to improve on last year's performance. Boysal has been working with longtime Sprint Cup Series road racing ace Chris Cook, (www.chriscookperformance.com) who has coached several notable drivers such as Tony Stewart, Joey Lagano, Regan Smith and David Rueteman, in order to gain confidence wrestling a 3,400 stock car.

“Although I call Infineon my home track, I know working with Chris has given me a lot more confidence when it comes to these cars," stated Boysal. "I am confident we will be ready for the challenge and I look forward to good run and the opportunity for our sponsor partners to enjoy a great racing event," Boysal said.

"Last season I was pleased with our finish (19th) considering it was our first time out in the car," Boysal said. "I know I can do better personally and that is why I partnered with Thompson Motorsports to prepare my car for the three road course events this year. They have a lot of proven success and experience in this series and have the team that can get us to the front."

Infineon Raceway offers drivers one of the most unique and challenging layouts anywhere in racing. "This is a momentum track," Boysal said. "You make a small mistake it can take you two laps to make it up. It is critical to hit your marks at every corner and stay on track."

Boysal began his racing career in 2000 and has focused on road racing winning races and championships along the way in the SCCA and then later racing the SPEED World Challenge in a Corvette, along with competing in a variety of other sports car races.

After NASCAR K&N Pro Series event at Infineon Raceway this weekend, Boysal will turn his attention to the flat 1.9-mile layout of Portland International Raceway in Portland, OR July 18. His final series road course event will be in September along side the Grand AM Series at the state-of-the-art Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah September 12.

Boysal also plans field a car in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series and will compete in select SCCA and other road racing events this season. Boysal’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series cars are prepared and maintained by Thompson Motorsports in Jerome, Idaho.

Rick Boysal Racing is proud to feature corporate partners Blendtec, Gatorz Precision Built Eyewear, Medical Staffing Force, SPARCO USA , and Power Balance.

About Gatorz Precision Built Eyewear-
Gatorz Precision Built Eyewear has brought a superior product to the sunglass stage for over a decade. Our uniqueness is
cutting edge technology, the most advanced construction techniques and virtually indestructible materials. A perfect blend of form and function, these shades offer beauty and style, but remain one of the most durable protective tools for your eyes on the market today.

About Blendtec-
Blendtec is a world leader in innovative blending equipment for professional and home use. You may have seen their viral videos called “Will It Blend?” on the internet which show how powerful their machines are by blending everything from rake handles to golf balls. They have been called “The World’s Strongest Blender” by Modern Marvels on The History Channel.

Blendtec makes some of the fastest blenders on the planet, with blade speeds that reach up to almost 300 MPH! And when it comes to blending everyday foods and ice, they have no equal. Check them out at Blendtec.com.

About Thompson Motorsports-
Thompson Motorsports is a premier motorsports organization based in Jerome, Idaho providing complete race car preparation and fabrication supporting the local grassroots racer and experienced professional driver. TMS fields cars in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, Intermountain Pro Truck Series, and entries at local area short tracks. TMS has corporate partnerships with Rich Thompson Trucking Inc. (RTTI), United Oil, VaCom Technologies, Ton's Rear Ends, Windmill Inn and Suites, and Speedbear. For all the latest news and information about Brett Thompson and Thompson Motorsports, log onto www.brettthompsonracing.com.

MALSAM, NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERES MAKE FIRST VISIT TO ROAD AMERICA

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (June 17, 2010) — Tayler Malsam’s stint in the NASCAR Nationwide Series continues this weekend with the series’ first visit to Road America, a 4.048-mile 14-turn road course near Elkhart Lake, Wis.



The Pacific Northwest native will once again be in the No. 10 Toyota Camry for Braun Racing in Saturday’s Bucyrus 200, which will be broadcast at noon (PT) on EPSN2.



“It’s going to be a great addition to the schedule,” Malsam said of Road America, which took the place of The Milwaukee Mile on the Nationwide schedule after the state of Wisconsin was unable to find a promoter for the race. “I haven’t driven in a stock car on a road course for a long time — it should be fun.”



Malsam finished third in an ARCA series race in 2008 on the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and he has road-course experience racing in the Formula TR series and while karting. The Sammamish, Wash., native will have two more chances to enjoy turning left and right after Road America, which is the first of three road courses the Nationwide Series will visit in 2010. Malsam is slated to run a total of 13 Nationwide races for Braun Racing, including Watkins Glen (Aug. 7) in New York and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (Aug. 29) in Montreal.



The switch of venues means the Nationwide Series will continue its 17-year streak of racing in the Badger State, but although the series hasn't raced at Road America before, NASCAR’s top series has. On Aug. 12, 1956, Tim Flock won a Cup event in the only other national series NASCAR race held at Road America.



Designed by Clif Tufte, a trained civil engineer, Road American was built on 525 acres of Wisconsin farmland and opened in April 1955. Millions of dollars in improvements have been made throughout the years, but the original 4.048-mile, 14-turn configuration has never been altered.



To prepare for this weekend’s race, teams will be allowed an extra day of practice on Thursday before official race weekend activities begin the following day. That’s a bonus for Malsam, who will be working with an interim crew chief. That’s because NASCAR penalized Braun Racing by suspending for two races, beginning with Road America, the crew chiefs for the No. 10 and No. 38 for a tire-swapping infraction during the Nashville race two weeks ago.



“I think we’ll be fine; a road course is more about the driver than the setup,” Malsam said. “And whoever Braun brings in to be the crew chief will be solid on strategy, so I’m not worried.”



Both of Malsam’s races in the Nationwide Series for Braun began the same, with the 21-year-old charging to the front. At his series debut in Nashville he finished 11th after starting in the rear of the field due to an engine change, and last weekend at Kentucky he advanced 15 places from starting 31st before an ill-timed pass resulted in contact that ended his night with a 35th-place finish.



On the Web

www.taylermalsam.com

www.oneeightyracing.com

www.braunracing.com

www.ironhorsejeans.com



About One Eighty

One Eighty is a privately-held company located in downtown Seattle, Washington. Chairman and CEO, Dan Madsen has developed a combination of people, platform and pipeline focused on changing the way business is done. His drive is to make One Eighty not only a great company to work with, but also a great company to work for. Since 1988, his business philosophy has been simple – Always put people first and positively impact the lives of employees, customers and business associates everyday. This philosophy has been applied to One Eighty’s senior housing brands (Leisure Care, Leisure Care Premiere, Dolcetto and Signature 180.) They operate over 40 communities and nearly 7,000 units in the Western United States and Canada. One Eighty also owns hospitality brands Twist Travel™, PrimeFit™ and Edibility™ and is involved in One Eighty Racing, a NASCAR race team. For more information visit www.oneeightytwist.com

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Racing on TV, June 18-20 - Racer.com

Racing on TV, June 18-20 - Racer.com

Thompson Posts Second Place Finish in Caution Free RMCS Event




Brett Thompson Climbed back into Championship Form at Magic Valley


JEROME, IDAHO (June 14, 2010) Brett Thompson of Jerome, Idaho claimed his third top three finish in the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series this past Saturday at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, ID in round four of the ten race series.

Thompson qualified a disappointing 11th quick for the race causing him to lose points to the other leaders and denying him the opportunity to earn as many passing points as the fast qualifiers. Thompson made up a few points winning his 12-lap heat race.

Thompson started the 100-lap main event on the outside of row two. Even though his car did not qualify well, his heat race performance proved the car was fast and he immediately set sail on the outside groove. By lap three he had muscled his way into the lead and set a torrid pace.

Thompson would lead 41-laps before a tight condition slowed his momentum and allowed his pursuers to close the gap. Eventual race winner John Dillon caught Thomspon in traffic and took the point on lap 45. And while Thompson lost ground to Dillon over the closing laps, he maintained his advantage on the rest of the field in a race that went caution free. The second place finish was Thompson's best career result to date in the popular Late Model series.

"My car just started to skate across the track and I could not turn it," Thompson said. "I am happy with the second place finish but a win would have been a whole lot better. Qualifying hurt us. In this series you must qualify well in order to put yourself in position to earn the points. We left a lot of points on the table so we are going to go back and do our homework."

The race went caution free and took only 26 minutes and 8 seconds to complete. "This is a really good series with a lot of talented drivers," Thompson said. "I am sure the fans saw a great show. This type of race shows that you cannot be the least bit off because it is over so quick. We made up some ground in the championship since the leaders finished behind us and we will keep chipping away."

Thompson is tied for third place in the point standings on the strength of three top three finishes in the first four races this season. He is 54-points out of second place and closed the gap to within 108-points of first place. The RMCS inverts up to the top 20 qualifiers in series race and then awards passing points based on the driver's original starting position. The series pays its purse based on total point accumulation for the event.

The next RMCS for Thompson is Saturday, June 26 at Meridian (ID) Speedway. The 100-lap race will mark the first race for the series on the newly re-configured and paved historic quarter-mile oval.

Thompson Motorsports drivers Drew Reitsman and Kent Jensen were also be in action in the Intermountain Pro Truck Series race as part of the racing card on Saturday night at MVS. Jensen scored his third top ten finish of the season while Reitsma ended his night on the hook. The next IPTS race is Saturday, June 26 back at MVS.

Thompson Motorsports is a premier motorsports organization based in Jerome, Idaho providing complete race car preparation and fabrication supporting the local grassroots racer and experienced professional driver. TMS fields cars in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, Intermountain Pro Truck Series, and entries at local area short tracks. TMS has corporate partnerships with Rich Thompson Trucking Inc. (RTTI), United Oil, VaCom Technologies, Windmill Inn and Suites, and Speedbear. For all the latest news and information about Brett Thompson and Thompson Motorsports, log onto www.brettthompsonracing.com. For all the latest west coast racing action, log onto www.racingwest.com and follow the RMCS at www.rmcsracing.com.

~DJS Sports Marketing photo credit.

Dillon Impressive in Return to RMCS




2009 Champion Picks up Where He left Off With Dominating Performance


BOISE, IDAHO (June 14, 2010) John Dillon, the 2009 CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series champion, made his first start of the 2010 season Saturday night at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho and what a start it was. Dillon bested the entire field earning his sixth career Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Award and scorched the field to claim his sixth career series win.

Dillon toured the one-third mile paved oval in 14.393 seconds/83.290 mph to lead all qualifiers. Dillon would start the 100-lap main event from the 14th starting position. 2007 series champion John Newhouse qualified second fast with two-time champion Dave Minegar, Thane Alderman, and Lynn Hardy rounding out the top five qualifiers.

The 12-lap heat races were won by Bruce Quale and Brett Thompson. The RMCS awards points for qualifying (12,10, 8, 6, 4, 2) and heat races (20, 18, 16, etc) plus passing points (3 points per position) for positions earned in the main event based on original starting positions. While Dillon is not running for the title this season, the rest of the field is focused on every point. Thompson and point leader Steve Jones lost points in qualifying but Thompson made up points with a heat race win. Quale won the second heat race.

Leading A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Eric Rhead lead the first three circuits before Brett Thompson took over the point on lap 4. Thompson would set a blistering pace extending his lead to more than four seconds at one point. Thompson led the pack through lap 44 when a tight condition slowed his march and allowed the rest of the field to erase his margin.

Meanwhile, eventual race winner Dillon had to negotiate slower cars with the customary series invert. While patience is a virture, it is difficult to put into practice in 100-laps races. On this night it would prove even more difficult as the entire 100-laps were run caution free and only took 26 minutes and 8 seconds to complete.

The running order at lap 25 had Thompson out front followed by John Dillon, Dave Minegar, TJ Woodhall, and Thane Alderman. By the halfway point of the race Dillon had taken the lead with Thompson holding onto second. Minegar maintained third with Woodhall and John Newhouse rounding out the top five.

With Dillon setting a torrid pace out front, there was passing and action all through the field over the second half of the event. In the end, no one had anything for Dillon as he crossed the finish line a half a second ahead of Thompson. Minegar finished third followed by Newhouse and Lynn Hardy rounding out the top five finishers in round four.

The second five were led by Bruce Quale, Steven Jones, Thane Alderman, Travis Monett, and Rick Fowble rounding out the top ten.

"We had a great car and it feels really good to come out for the first time and run so well," Dillon said. "What a great race. This series is a lot of fun and to run caution free says something about the series. I felt we would be good and I have so much confidence is the shock and chassis set up that Mike Leary has helped us with. I can't wait for the next event at Meridian."

Finishing second is not what Brett Thompson wanted but the finish helped close the gap in the point standings. "My car got really tight and I could not turn it in the center of the corner," Thompson said. "Dillon was obviously better then the rest of us tonight but we made up some ground in the points. Qualifying really hurt but if we continue to finish in the top three we will be OK."

With his second consecutive top five finish this season, Dave Minegar is battling his way back into the championship hunt. "I am thrilled with the finish," Minegar said. "We continue to get better each week and this race was really good for us. I am so proud of the team and how hard they have been working. We keep improving each week and we can get ourselves right back into the points battle."

Steve Jones continues to lead the point standings but lost a little ground after his seventh place finish. "The car just was not the same tonight," Jones said. "You can never take anything for granted and just because you were fast at the last race does not mean much. We will go back and work on our stuff and prepare for the race at Meridian."

John Newhouse occupies the second place in the standings but it is unlikely that he will be at Meridian for the next race. "I made the commitment to support my kids racing this year," Newhouse said. "Because there are a few conflicts on the schedule I may only make two more starts. Everyone is trying to talk me into racing the whole season and since we are in the points it is a tough decision. Time will tell but as it stands right now I will miss Meridian."

Lynn Hardy and Brett Thomspon are tied for third in the standings with 653 points apiece and sit 54-points out of second place. Dave Minegar moved up to fifth place in the standings and is 69-points behind third. Thane Alderman, Bruce Quale, Russell Butler, Eric Rhead, and Joe Miller round out the top ten in the standings after four races.

Century Boatland located in Twin Falls is a new sponsor this season to the RMCS providing a significant contribution to this season ending point's fund. Longacre Racing Products, Joes Racing Products, and Circle Wheels all have product deals in place awarded to random finishers in each event this season. ESI Construction Inc. awards a $5 bonus for each lap led in each race. Sharp Powder Coating awards $100 to each fast qualifier and $100 at random at each event.

The next event for the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is Saturday, June 26 at Meridian (ID) Speedway where Jeff Jefferson won the event last season. Driver's and teams will greeted by several changes at the historic track. The track has been reconfigured to include progressive banking and new pavement which will make for an exciting racing event.


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 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

Up Next: Road Racing This Weekend; Take a Lap at Road America

NASCAR will be making its first ever trip to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin this weekend. That is the home of "Road America," the extremely long 4.048 mile road course that features 14 turns! Since it is a road course, that means Tayler will not be driving in the usual oval of a track. I have posted a video that takes you on a two lap run of Road America. It gives you a good feeling of what the course actually looks like and the narrator does a good job or describing the track (they actually have to turn right).



Tayler does have some experience on road courses. He finished 3rd in the 2008 ARCA race that was held at the 2.25 mile road track at New Jersey Motosport Park (Other notable drivers from that race include, Justin Allgaier,Ricky Stenthouse Jr, and Brian Scott, all are entered in this weekends race at Road America) and also raced in several road course races in the Formula TR series and in go-karts. Tayler said "(he) is excited to get back to racing on the road courses in a stock car. I haven't race on any in a few years, and I'm interested to see how the Nationwide cars handle on road tracks."

Here are a few links from the weekend:
In case you missed a Tayler's hard crash into the wall on Saturday, here it is.
Latest ranks in the "Owner's Points."
The photo gallery from Kentucky Speedway is now posted.
Finally, take a look at "About Us" section on Iron Horse Jeans website.

Troubles Continue To Sideline McDougald

Tacoma, Washington –
6-14-2010 – After finally rejoining the 2010 racing season, "Terrible" Tim McDougald and his #68 KMB Design / Hargis Engineers / Print-NW / Ringers Gloves / Cornwell Tools Toyota Camry were once again met with more mechanical problems.

After the previous problems sidelined McDougald for two races and derailed the season goal the team had outlined early on, "Terrible" Tim made his return to Southsound Speedway in Tenino, Washington with a renewed spirit and a refocused goal. This time the goal would be to make it through the night. With a double header on tap, "Terrible" Tim and his HayWire Racing team knew this would be a bit more challenging than they had planned. "We didn't even realize it was a Twin-Main night." said driver "Terrible" Tim. "We had been so busy trying to get the car fixed and get back to the track, we didn't look real closely at the schedule. Someone pointed it out about mid-week and we were kind of shocked. We definitely were not anticipating that."

Early practice showed both some signs of promise and some signs of concern for the small family operated team from Tacoma, Washington. With a couple quick practice sessions to dial the car in, the team set about making some pretty drastic changes to the #68 KMB Design / Hargis Engineers / Print-NW / Ringers Gloves / Cornwell Tools Toyota Camry. "We came to the track with what we thought was our 'starting point'," said "Terrible" Tim. "The car was very tight, I mean very tight. We kept working on it, but it didn't seem to be getting any better. then we stumbled on something that really helped and we started getting very close. I was really happy with my guys. I know I was getting frustrated and I'm sure it showed over the radio. But they just kept working on it and finally it started getting really good. I can't thank them enough for their dedication."

While the setup was slowly coming around, other issues seemed to be sneaking in on the #68 HayWire Racing team. "We seemed to have some engine issues that we can't quite put our finger on. It just didn't seem to be running right," said "Terrible" Tim. "This season we haven't really had a lot of time to trouble shoot things. It's really just been a lot of 'get it to the track and hope for the best'. We know we have some sort of ignition problem with this new crate motor. We don't really know what it is, but it just doesn't seem to have any power." Aside from the engine problems, the team developed an issue in the rear end that would ultimately bring their night to an early end. "We noticed some noise in the rear end that didn't sound right just before qualifying," said "Terrible" Tim. "But it seemed to run ok, so we didn't really think much of it at the time. I'm not sure what it was, but we know now that it was trying to tell us something."

Through all the problems, the team found themselves looking pretty good after a solid run in qualifying set "Terrible" Tim and his #68 KMB Design / Hargis Engineers / Print-NW / Ringers Gloves / Cornwell Tools Toyota Camry 7th quickest out of the 15 car field. With a 6 car invert for the first 35-lap Main Event of the night, "Terrible" Tim would be starting right in the middle of the field and the middle of the action. "I was pretty happy with our qualifying run," said a very excited "Terrible" Tim. "We've been struggling with this new setup for a while now and it was nice to hit on something where we felt like we were starting to understand some things and get where we need to be. This new car is going to be a real nice piece. So far I'm very happy with it. We have some work to do still, but to put it in the middle of the field this early in our new program was really cool. My hat's off to my crew for their effort on that."

The action would heat up shortly after the green flag, as McDougald found himself in the wrong spot at the wrong time, sending a fellow competitor spinning around coming out of turn 4. "J.J. (Hamilton) was passing me on the outside. I didn't expect him to come out of the turn so straight, he really cut it hard in the middle and sort of drove down through my lane. I felt pretty bad for turning him like that. I just didn't see that coming. But sometimes you just find yourself in the wrong spot, that's racing." After restarting the race at the back of the field, McDougald would go to work trying to make up some lost ground. But just 10 laps in, the night would come to an end as the rear end broke, sending McDougald to the pits and ultimately home for the night. "I don't really know what broke yet, we haven't had time to pull it apart yet," said a rather dejected McDougald. "After it broke the first time we kind of used all our resources to get it back together. I'm not sure what the extent of the damage is, but it don't look good. This one may take some time to fix. This hasn't been the best season for us, it seems like we just can't shake the bad luck. I thought maybe we were doing ok after Donny had a couple good weeks in his car. I was hoping we could translate that over to mine. Early on things were looking good. When I did the warm-up laps I told the guys on the radio we were in good shape. I was really feeling confident then and felt like it was going to be a good run for the first race. I just can't believe it ended like that. I don't know what to do to make this stop."

Now the team will head back to the shop and start assessing the extent of the damage and formulate a plan to get the #68 KMB Design / Hargis Engineers / Print-NW / Ringers Gloves / Cornwell Tools Toyota Camry back on track one more time. After a very tough early season, it may be a while before the team can pick themselves back up after this latest blow. But one thing is for sure, they will be back to try again. "I'd like to say we will be back for the next race, but I know it won't happen," said "Terrible" Tim. "the reality is that we have just exhausted all of our resources trying to recover from the first round of problems we had. I think this one will sideline us for a couple races here. Hopefully we can make it back for the holiday weekend, but I think the 17th is probably more realistic and even that may be a stretch right now. I don't really want to put a timeline on it because honestly I'm not sure when we will be able to get it back together. But I know my guys and we'll go to work on it. you'll see us again this year."

To keep up to date on the progress of the repairs, the changing plans and any other news on the #68 KMB Design / Hargis Engineers / Print-NW / Ringers Gloves / Cornwell Tools Toyota Camry or any of the HayWire Racing team cars, simply head over to the team website and blog at http://www.haywire-racing.com, check the team Facebook site (HayWire Motorsports), sign up for the team newsletter at http://www.haywire-racing.com/phplist or follow the team on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/terribletim68.

For up to date news, information and complete coverage contact:
HayWire Motorsports
14711 12th Ave E, Suite B
Tacoma, Wa. 98445
Or visit the HayWire Racing website at - http://www.haywire-racing.com

ASCS Northwest Blog

ASCS Northwest Blog

Friday, June 11, 2010

MALSAM READY FOR 2ND NASCAR NATIONWIDE START AFTER STRONG DEBUT

SPARTA, Ky. (June 11, 2010) — The mix of new and old, known and unknown, continues this week for Pacific Northwest native Tayler Malsam as he prepares to make his second career start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Malsam will also be making his second start for Braun Racing, once again in the No. 10 Toyota Camry that he drove to a solid 11th-place finish last weekend at Nashville.

The 21-year-old has raced before at Kentucky Speedway — site of this Saturday’s Meijer 300, race 14 of 35 this season in NASCAR’s second tier — but never in a Nationwide Series car. He finished 13th last season in a NASCAR truck series race at the mile-and-a-half quad-oval track, and two years ago he was 11th in an ARCA series race there.

Saturday’s Nationwide Series Meijer 300 will be broadcast at 5 p.m. (PT) on ESPN, which will air qualifying for the race at 1 p.m. (PT) on the same day. It will be the second of three straight “standalone” races for the series, with both NASCAR’s Cup and truck series slated to be at Michigan International Speedway this weekend.

California-based denim company Iron Horse Jeans will serve as Malsam’s primary sponsor of the No. 10 Toyota Camry this weekend at Kentucky. This is the first venture into motorsports for the jeans brand, known for offering a denim alternative for designer jean styles at an affordable price and with superior features. Since the company’s launch last year, it has sponsored numerous rodeo events and Arabian horse shows.

“I’m really excited about having Iron Horse Jeans as part of our team as we move into the summer stretch. Iron Horse Jeans look great, feel great and really fit well!” said Malsam. “I can’t wait to get out on the track at Kentucky, and hopefully bring home a win for Iron Horse Jeans and Braun Racing.”

Although he had no prior racing experience in the Nationwide Series car and little time to prepare for his series debut at Nashville, Malsam meshed so well with the Braun team that despite having electrical problems in practice and starting from the rear of the field due to an engine change, the Sammamish, Wash., native was able to steadily move through the field and challenge for a top-10 finish in the closing laps.

After starting this season in the NASCAR truck series for Kyle Busch Motorsports, Malsam was 11th in the standings after seven races before making the move to the Nationwide Series with Braun Racing on June 1 — just four days before the Nashville race. Malsam is currently scheduled to compete in a total of 13 Nationwide Series races for Braun.

In addition to the No. 10 Toyota, the Mooresville, N.C., based organization fields the No. 11, No. 32 and No. 38 cars in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. Since its inception in 2002, Braun Racing has grown into a powerhouse team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series through its progressive technical and driver development associations with top Cup series teams. Braun Racing was selected as one of two full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series teams to partner with Toyota.

On the Web
www.taylermalsam.com
www.oneeightyracing.com
www.braunracing.com
www.ironhorsejeans.com

About One Eighty

One Eighty is a privately-held company located in downtown Seattle, Washington. Chairman and CEO, Dan Madsen has developed a combination of people, platform and pipeline focused on changing the way business is done. His drive is to make One Eighty not only a great company to work with, but also a great company to work for. Since 1988, his business philosophy has been simple – Always put people first and positively impact the lives of employees, customers and business associates everyday. This philosophy has been applied to One Eighty’s senior housing brands (Leisure Care, Leisure Care Premiere, Dolcetto and Signature 180.) They operate over 40 communities and nearly 7,000 units in the Western United States and Canada. One Eighty also owns hospitality brands Twist Travel™, PrimeFit™ and Edibility™ and is involved in One Eighty Racing, a NASCAR race team. For more information visit www.oneeightytwist.com

Tough Weekend for TC Motorsports at Lime Rock






Auburn, WA, June 11, 2010--With a mechanical issue in qualifying, and two crashes during the race, TC Motorsports had a tough weekend at the fifth race of the 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) season at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut, May 28-29. The second crash of the race was severe enough to prevent the team from racing the #14 Boss 302R at last weekend's Continental Tire 150 at the historic Watkins Glen International in New York, and next weekend's EMCO Gears Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.


After two practice sessions, Rick Edwards went out to qualify the #14 Boss 302R. On the out lap, the brakes did not work correctly. It turns out that a small brake part had failed as Edwards rolled onto pit lane. However, per the series regulations, the team cannot touch the car after the car is on pit lane and has been presented for qualifying, so the team sat out the rest of the session, qualifying 31st out of 31 cars.

Starting in 31st at the beginning of the 2.5 hour race, Edwards raced his way up to 17th. Towards the end of his stint, Edwards got spun and put into a wall at Turn 3. During a long pit stop, the team repaired the damage to the left front of the car, and Ted Anthony, Jr. got behind the wheel. Anthony raced back up to 19th but got spun into a wall at the final, high speed, downhill turn with only 20 minutes to go. The damage was too severe to repair in the pit lane, so Edwards and Anthony finished 25th of 31 cars. Both Edwards and Anthony walked away from their accidents without any injuries.

Unfortunately, the Lime Rock race is the only CTSCC race this season that will not be broadcast on SPEED. For photos of the event, go to ColdTrackDays.com and search for posts tagged with "TC Motorsports."

The next CTSCC race to be broadcast is the Continental Tire 200 from Watkins Glen International this Sunday, June 13 at 1:00 pm Eastern (10:00 am Pacific) on SPEED.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

ASA RACING FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 10-13








GRAYS HARBOR RACEWAY
Elma, WA
The North West Wingless Tour Sprints will be visiting this Saturday night. Along with the Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks and Hornets. It was just announced that the North West Wingless Sprint Tour will have an enhanced purse with $1,200 to win.
www.graysharborraceway.com

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY
(Burlington, WA)
The dirt will be fast this Saturday night as its Round 9 of the Foothills Toyota Tundra Racing Series. The fire breathing 360 & Sportsman Sprint Cars along with the Outlaw Hornets will be in action. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:00 p.m.
www.skagitspeedway.com

YAKIMA SPEEDWAY
(Yakima, WA)
NW Pro 4 Alliance, Super Streets, Outlaw Compacts, Hornets, and Bump to Pass are on the docket for this Saturday night. Gates open at 4pm, opening ceremonies at 6 pm side-by-side racing action to follow. Adults $13, Sr & Students $11, Kids 6-12 $4, 5 & Under are free
www.yakimaspeedway.us

SOUTHERN OREGON SPEEDWAY
(Medford, OR)
Fox 26 KMVU TV Night at the Races this Saturday night. The Golden State Challenge Sprint Car Series Western Speedweek will highlight the action. $3,000 to win for the 410 Sprint Cars. 360 Sprint Cars and Super 4's are also in action.
www.sospeedway.com

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY
(Meridian, ID)
Defending track champion Tom Hill of Eagle, Idaho, sets his sights on moving up in the Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track National Championship standings with a double feature of the ESI Express ASA Modifieds at Meridian Speedway on Saturday. Hill holds a 15-point lead over Nampa, Idaho's Shelby Stroebel in the Meridian Speedway series. The business owner whose company is the title sponsor for the Meridian series, Hill is third in the national track championship standings with 1.1785 points. Fellow western regional racer Clint LaFont from Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle, TX, leads the national standings with 1.4989. The ASA Modifieds double main is part of EMS/Police/Fire and Corrections Officers Appreciation Night at Meridian. Also on tap are the NAPA Latemodel Sportsman, the Domino's Pizza Legends and Thunder Dogs.
www.meridianspeedway.com

Racing on TV, June 9-13 - Racer.com

Racing on TV, June 9-13 - Racer.com

Jonathon Gomez Posts Top Ten at Roseburg




Idaho Driver Contended for the Win Only to Finish Tenth After Spin
TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (June 9, 2010) Jonathon Gomez of Twin Falls, Idaho survived the 150-lap race at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, OR this past Saturday night. Gomez qualified third and was among the fastest cars all night but contact by another competitor relegated Gomez and the Heritage Motor Sports team to a tenth place finish and a badly damaged race car.

Gomez qualified third giving him an inside row and preferred starting position as passing on the tricky 3/8-mile paved oval is difficult at best. Gomez challenged for the top sport early with David Mayhew and Eric Holmes and after the initial laps were under his belt, the 27-year old competitor settled into the third position where he rode most of the event.

On lap 96 of the scheduled 150 laps, Gomez was running third but was tagged by another competitor as the duo exited turn turn. The contact lifted Gomez's Chevrolet in the air and caused him to spin. Luckily no one hit him and he was able to restart the race with no damage but he lost three positions.

Gomez worked his way back up to the fifth position by lap 114 but the #9 of Josh Combs spun in front of the field and Gomez dove low but was clipped in the right rear when Combs' car came down the track. The contact forced Gomez to the pits on three occasions to repair the deck lid and right rear quarter panel.

During the repairs, Gomez lost a lap to the field and soldered his way to the finish line and a tenth place finish. "I was not real happy with the way this all happened," Gomez offered. "We had a great race going and we were set up for a shot at the top spot only to get spun. It is real disappointing but we have a great team of guys who are committed to success and we will go on to Infineon and see what we can do there."

Gomez maintains the fourth position in the point standings after four races. The next event for Gomez is Saturday, June 19 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA for the first of three road course events on the 2010 schedule. In preparation for the Infineon event, Gomez particpated in a Mustang Challenge race at Miller Motorsports Park (Tooele, UT) last month and scored victory and a second place finish in both races during the weekend.

"I am really excited about the road course races this year," Gomez said. "Even though I do not have a lot of experience on them, my crew chief (Craig Raudman) has a great set up and a really good car for the race so I have a lot of confidence heading into the race."

Jonathon Gomez is in his fourth year of competitive racing having won local track titles at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls and competed in various Late Model events the past couple of seasons. He has started twelve NASCAR K&N Pro Series races since 2008 scoring seven top ten finishes and is in his first full-time season in the NKNPS. Gomez will contend for championships in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour this season.

Jonathon Gomez is supported by Heritage Cattle Company, Century Boatland, J&C Custom Harvesting, United Oil, Modern Machinery, DJ Safety, and Gomez Farms. The next NASCAR K&N Pro Series event for Gomez will be at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA June 19. The next event on the SRL schedule is this Saturday, June 12 at Stockton (CA) Speedway. For more information on Jonathon Gomez, please log onto his website at www.jonathongomez.com. You can also follow all of the best in West coast racing action by visiting www.racingwest.com.

Greg Pursley Posts Top Ten at Roseburg






Cut Tire Dashes Hopes but Rebounds for Sixth Place Finish in Round Four of NKNPS


PARKER, AZ (June 9, 2010) Greg Pursley, driver of the GPM Performance Parts Ford in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for Gene Price Motorsports, survived a long day and remained in the championship hunt after a sixth place finish this past weekend at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, OR.

Pursley qualified sixth for the 150-lap contest at the 3/8-mile paved oval where he would start in the outside line. The preferred line is on the bottom as passing opportunities are at a premium at DCS. Almost as quickly as the green flag dropped, Pursley's Ford had difficulty turning making the initial laps a chore just to keep his position.

Over the first 100 laps there were four caution periods which bunched the field back together for the customary double file restarts. Pursley managed to secure an inside starting position on several occasions but was mired in the 7th position much of the time but ran as high as third at one point.

Two more caution periods during the next 25-laps allowed the team to assess the issues and GPM team opted to pit on lap 127 under caution. The team found a right front tire that had a slow leak, likely from the start of the race. The team changed the tired and rejoined the field at the tail end of the field on the lead lap.

The race restarted on lap 135 leaving only 15 laps for Pursley to move from the rear. He first had to negotiate the down cars and then set his sights on the top ten. By lap 140, he had moved into the 9th position and over the closing laps was able to get as high as sixth place before the checkered flag flew.

"We'll take it," Pursley said. "This is definitely not the kind of finish we wanted but we are lucky to finish sixth just the same. I think the tire started to go down almost from the beginning of the race so the car just would not turn. We have had some bad luck the last couple of events and I hope it is all behind us going forward."

The finish kept Pursley in the points race where he currently sits third in the standings 103 points out of the top spot. Through four races this season, Pursley has one top five and two more top ten finishes. The next event for Pursley and the GPM team is Saturday, June 19 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. Infineon Raceway is one of the finest and most picturesque road course facilities in America.

Greg Pursley is in his third full season of competition in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and currently sits third in the championship standings after four races. Pursley has 33 career starts, one win (Thunder Hill 2009), with ten top five and 18 top ten performances along with two Coors Light Pole Awards. Pursley is the 2004 NASCAR Whelen All American Series National Champion where he competed at Toyota Speedway and was a multi-time winner on the now defunct NASCAR Southwest Tour where he competed for many years.

Greg Pursley drives a Ford powered by a NASCAR Spec engine. The team is sponsored by GPM Performance Parts, Star Nursery, Oakley, Ron’s Rear Ends, and Finish Line Signs & Designs. The GPM team operates out of a state-of-the-art facility in Parker, AZ. The race from Douglas County Speedway will be broadcast on SPEED Channel on Thursday, June 17 at 3PM PT. For all the latest news and information on about Greg Pursley and Gene Price Motorsports, log onto www.genepricemotorsports.com. Gene Price Motorsports operates a full-service race shop and performance parts store spanning all forms of motorsports and performance automotive & marine needs. To keep tabs on racing throughout the west, log onto www.racingwest.com and to follow the NASCAR K&N Pro Series log onto www.nascarhometracks.com.

GPM offers a first-class race rental program for all upcoming NASCAR K&N Pro Series events this season and the full 2011 schedule. This exclusive arrive and drive program offers a complete fully-operational team for a one-race or multi-race deal including a Featherlite transporter, all race equipment, experienced crew, and race preparation and set-up. The GPM team will also provide marketing and PR support as well create media opportunities. Contact GPM for complete details.

McDougald Rejoins The Pack




Tacoma, Washington –
6-8-2010 – After a very rough start to the 2010 racing season, "Terrible" Tim McDougald, driver of the #68 KMB Design / Hargis Engineers / Print-NW / Ringers Gloves / Cornwell Tools Toyota Camry looks to rejoin the pack at Southsound Speedway in Tenino, Washington this weekend, Saturday, June 12th.

Having completed only 2 laps all season after mechanical problems have plagued the team and the new car like never before, "Terrible" Tim simply wants to get back out on the track. "I can't believe the luck I've had this year," said a very frustrated "Terrible" Tim McDougald. "We spent all winter building this car, we really thought it was going to be a good season. I know I came into it with very high hopes, I think my guys did too. Things just went wrong from the start. The car has been just riddled with mechanical problems. I've never had a season like this, and I've had some bad ones."

After parts failures and repairs took them out of the last two races, "Terrible" Tim had to readdress the season goals. "We went into this thing focused on winning 'Rookie-of-the-Year', but now that isn't even a possibility," said "Terrible" Tim. "I think the reality is that we just need to finish a race. I'd love to say we can challenge for something, but right now my new goal is to get to a checkered flag. The way it's been, I might have to steal one. I really hated for this to happen, our sponsors deserve better. But that's why we race, you never know what's going to happen. If we did, they'd just give out the trophy after qualifying."

With the new goal in sight, the team returns to the track to try to find some little spark they can build off of to get things headed back in the right direction. "This new car shows signs of being really good," said "Terrible" Tim. "We put a lot of hard work into it and there are little glimpses out there that tell me we did a good job. Then there are the moments when I question why we did all this. Hopefully there will be more of the first kind of moments than the second from here on out. I need to give my guys a reason to keep going, and my sponsors a reason to talk about us."

Be sure to head out to Southsound Speedway in Tenino, Washington for the next scheduled event on June 12th when "Terrible" Tim McDougald and his HayWire Racing team take the #68 KMB Design / Hargis Engineers / Print-NW / Ringers Gloves / Cornwell Tools Toyota Camry back for redemption at the track that has dealt them blow after blow during this 2010 racing season.

For up to date news, information and complete coverage contact:
HayWire Motorsports
14711 12th Ave E, Suite B
Tacoma, Wa. 98445
Or visit the HayWire Racing website at - http://www.haywire-racing.com

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The 2nd Annual ASCS Showdown in Big Sky Country

The 2nd Annual ASCS Showdown in Big Sky Country

Back To Back Top-10s For Engh



Tacoma, Washington –
6-7-2010 – Donny Engh makes a strong move to get his season back on track in the #29 Pacific Northwest Motor Freight / Airflow Systems / Pacific Rubber / Western Trailer Repair / Brake & Clutch Supply Oldsmobile Cutlass as he grabs his second top-10 finish in as many races.

While the rookie driver continues to learn his new role behind the wheel of the new car, things continue to improve for Engh. After a less than pleasing early season run, the small team has managed to put together back to back top-10s, putting Donny Engh back on track for his "Rookie-of-the-Year" run. With things looking up for the team and the new driver, the focus now shifts back from "Just finish a race" to the afore mentioned season goal.

Look for more progress and better finishes over the coming weeks as both Donny Engh and the #29 Pacific Northwest Motor Freight / Airflow Systems / Pacific Rubber / Western Trailer Repair / Brake & Clutch Supply Oldsmobile Cutlass become more familiar with each other and the track. Be sure to catch this rising star during the 2010 racing season.

For up to date news, information and complete coverage contact:
HayWire Motorsports
14711 12th Ave E, Suite B
Tacoma, Wa. 98445
Or visit the HayWire Racing website at - http://www.haywire-racing.com.

Andrew Caddell exhibition run in the Traxxas Pro Lite Ford Ranger in Antigo, WI







Monday, June 7, 2010

LOCAL RACER LUX TO HONOR FATHER WITH ROSE CUP RUN IN VIPER


Dick Hahn's 1961, Rose Cup-winning Ferrari Testa Rossa


PORTLAND - June 7, 2010 - Aloha, Oregon's Cindi Lux knows how to honor her racing roots. The professional racer will bring a new 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X to the 50th Annual Rose Cup, June 11-13 at Portland International Raceway. Lux will help celebrate the golden anniversary of the event's first winner, Portland International Raceway and the legendary Dodge and Michelin brands in the event. Lux's father, Dick Hahn - now a successful auto dealer in Yakima, WA. - won the inaugural Rose Cup event in 1961. The event was a celebration of the then new race track. Today, the Rose Cup celebrates the annual Portland Rose Festival.

Lux, a winner of 12 road racing championships and 75 victories including her class here last year at the 1.967-mile, 12-turn facility, will bring a race car similar in ways to her father's classic Ferrari Testa Rosa. Like the Ferrari, the Viper ACR-X is a front engine, rear-drive, race-bred sports car that has road-going ties. However, the Michigan-built V10 is light years ahead in outright performance to its Italian-born brethren. Earlier in week, Lux helped make the press debut of the ACR-X at a media event near Detroit. The very car which the media flogged around the Gingerman Raceway there has been shipped here to Portland where Lux Performance Group, LLC - the team owned by Lux and her crew chief/race engineer husband, Fred - has entered it in the Oregon race weekend.




The 2010 ACR-X is the newest in the line of Dodge Viper super cars which stretches back to 1991. The ACR-X is the track-only iteration of the Viper ACR, itself an ultra-performance edition of the Dodge Viper. While the ACR is street legal, the new ACR-X is built purely for the track and will be the focal point of a new, single-make, 10-race series which is scheduled to launch at Virginia International Raceway July 7-11.
The Rose Cup weekend puts over 400 drivers in contention across multiple classes of racing. Lux will compete for the overall Rose Cup title just as her father did in the 1960s. Unlike her father, Lux will not enjoy wheeling one of the fastest cars in the event. While the Dodge Viper ACR-X is an amazing race machine, by design it does not have the horsepower of the purpose-built, thoroughbred entries in the "Run for the Roses." Being street car-based, the normally aspirated V10 will give-up as much as 300Hp to the Trans-Am class entries. The 1999 ALMS-sanctioned Women's Global GT Champion will have the benefit of a purpose-built Michelin Pilot tire for the Rose Cup. The Michelin racing slick is the same tire on which the ACR-X series will compete this season.

Quotes
Cindi Lux: "Any time I can get behind the wheel of a Viper I feel at home. I am just honored to be part of this historic race event and especially happy to be piloting the new ACR-X in competition. I think the fans will see a spectacular race on Sunday and maybe with a few fireworks tossed in for good measure! I welcome all fans to stop by our pits prior to the race to say hello."

Jeff Zurschmeide, Director of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation: "Cindi Lux is among the greatest professional racing drivers ever to come out of Northwest and her family history with the Rose Cup makes her participation in the 50th anniversary race all the more important. We're also pleased that Dodge is bringing the new Viper ACR-X to Portland to compete for the Rose Cup. Frankly, we're honored to have a driver of Cindi's caliber and a car like the Dodge Viper ACR-X on board for this historic event."

For more on Cindi Lux, please visit www.cindilux.com. More on Lux Performance Group can be found at www.luxperformance.com. Own your personal Dodge Viper ACR-X at www.viperheadquarters.com.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Rose Cup at www.rosecup.com.

The ASCS Northwest Intends to Electrify Electric City Speedway



Stacy Verrall, SEATTLE, Wash. (June 6, 2010) - Electric City Speedway is known as the place with "So Much Excitement You Can't Fence It In,” and on June 12 & 13 you’ll witness precisely what than means when the ASCS Northwest rolls into town for two nights of action and thrills with some of the greatest sprint car racers in the northwest.

Current ASCS Northwest points leader Jason Solwold will be ready for battle with an ECS win under his belt, as will defending ASCS Northwest champion, Roger Crockett, who captured a feature win last year on Electric City’s 3/10 mile oval. But the list of talent expected to participate in this event is long and experienced. Many are capable of winning, so be prepared to get comfortable sitting on the edge of your seat.

As Fred Rannard would say, “Batten down the hatches Great Falls, Montana!” This is one party you don’t want to miss.

Drivers that Plan on Attending (include but not limited to):
~ Defending ASCS Northwest Champion, Roger Crockett
~ The 2008 ASCS Northwest Champion, Jayme Barnes
~ Former NST Champion, Jason Solwold
~ Former NST Champion, Billy Nutter
~ Former NST Rookie of the Year, Seth Bergman
~ 2009 ASCS Northwest Hard Charger, Henry Van Dam
~ 2009 ASCS Northwest 2nd Place Finisher, Steven Tiner
~ Danielle Huson, Jake Waddell, Trey Starks, Randy Pierce, Mack Brown, Jake Mann, Shane Broers, Josh DeWitt, Phillip Del Rosa, Mike Melwicks, Shawn Rice, Cam Smith, Kyle Miller, Gary Taylor and many more!

Race Day Schedule:
~ 12:00pm: Pit gate opens
~ 4:00pm (3pm Pacific Time): Live internet broadcast of The Passing Point, an ASCS Northwest pre-race show hosted by series announcer Fred Rannard. Tune in by going to:
www.thepassingpoint.com/.
~ 5:00pm: Pit meeting.
~ 6:00pm: Front gate opens.
~ 7:00pm: National Anthem with racing immediately following.

Areas Worthy of a Special Highlight:
~ Ground Pounder Burgers are the suggested concession flavor of the night.
~ Don’t forget to check out the ASCS Northwest souvenir trailer!

Places to Crash & Burn:
~ Super 8 (lots of parking) 1214 13th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405, (406) 727-7600
~ Days Inn (limited parking) 101 14th Avenue Northwest, Great Falls, MT 59404, (406) 727-6565

Admission Prices:
~ Pit pass: $30
~ Stands: $18.00 (or $16.00 if purchased in advance)
~ Kids under 12: $6.00

Track information:
2801 Old Havre Hwy
PO Box 2284
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 727-4884
www.electriccityspeedway.com/

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com and www.ascsnorthwest.com.

MALSAM JUST MISSES TOP 10 IN NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES DEBUT

LEBANON, Tenn. (June 5, 2010) — Pacific Northwest native Tayler Malsam scored a solid 11th-place finish in his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on Saturday at Nashville Superspeedway.

Starting from the rear of the 43-car field because of an engine change after qualifying for the Federated Auto Parts 300, the 21-year-old from Sammamish, Wash., steadily moved through the field in his first run in the No. 10 Toyota for Braun Racing. Although Malsam went a lap down early in the race, he used the wave-around rule to get back on the lead lap and was able to challenge for a top-10 finish in the closing laps of the race.

"Everything felt good, I didn’t have any complaints the whole night,” Malsam said. “We were just a tad bit loose in, but other than that we were fine."

Series point leader Brad Keselowski started deep in the field but dominated once he got out front, leading 98 of 225 laps for his third win on the season and his second career trip to Nashville’s victory lane. Carl Edwards briefly challenged for the lead on the final restart with 24 laps to go, before falling back to finish second. Paul Menard made it a NASCAR Cup Series sweep of the top three positions, with Justin Allgaier — who led the first 58 laps from the pole — finishing fourth and Mike Bliss rounding out the top five.

Malsam’s run to the front on Saturday is all the more impressive for the fact that a week ago he was slated to race in Friday’s NASCAR truck race instead. Kyle Busch Motorsports announced on Tuesday that Malsam, who was No. 11 in truck series standings after seven races, would instead move up to the Nationwide Series with Braun.

After a short but hectic week that included getting his seat fitted in the No. 10 Toyota at the Braun shop and learning the names of his crew, Malsam was bothered by electrical problems during both practice sessions on Friday at Nashville. That led to an engine change that negated his 25th-place qualifying effort earlier Saturday, and in his pre-race TV interview Malsam talked about how different the vehicles were in the NASCAR truck and Nationwide series, and he said his goals for the race were to complete all the laps and learn as much as he could.

Still, once the green flag fell, things seemed to fall into place for Malsam, who needed just 50 laps to move into the top 20. He was caught on pit road and lost a lap when the second of eight caution flags waved, but when the next yellow came out 20 laps later he didn’t pit and was therefore able to take the wave-around to get back on the lead lap.

“You’re doing one heck of a job for your first time with us,” crew chief Stuart Cooper told Malsam over the radio right before the final restart. “Be smart on your passes and let’s finish this one."

Malsam is scheduled to compete in a total of 13 Nationwide Series races for Braun Racing.

On the Web
www.taylermalsam.com
www.oneeightyracing.com
www.braunracing.com

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cops vs. Cops at Ephrata Raceway Park

By Kelly Hart

EPHRATA, Wash. (June 5, 2010) -- As a part of the Behind the Badge Organization awareness efforts, Ephrata Raceway Park hosted a series of Cops versus Cops Trophy Dash races. Behind the Badge is the group that assists families of fallen Law Enforcement Officers. The drivers of the cars were officers from all over Grant County. Also on the schedule were the Pepsi Cola Street Stocks, Schaeffer’s Oil Mini Stocks, Ephrata Pioneer Muffler 2 Pure Stocks and Kim Janke State Farm Agent Youth Hornets. The cops drove cars from the Jerry’s Auto Supply BIG CARS.

Twelve law enforcement officers competed in 4 Trophy Dashes with the final dash comprising the evenings Dash winners in one last competition. Paul Harder with the Moses Lake Police Department, Josh Sainsbury of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Dustin Canfield of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and Tod Hufman from the Ephrata Police Department won the 4 qualifying Trophy Dashes before competing in the final winner take all heat race. The winner was Tod Hufman. Ephrata Raceway Park wishes to thank the officers and the Behind the Badge Organization along with Dave Heaverlo of KBSN-AM radio for their help with this great event.

In weekly point racing action the Kim Janke State Farm Agent Youth Hornets saw the first rollover of the season when Isaac Villareal went tumbling over 3 times in the third turn. Villareal wound up on his roof and the car was towed off. Tayler Blackburn had a great night, with three wins, his Trophy Dash, Heat Race and the 15 lap Main Event. Kelly Olsick won the other Trophy Dash.

It was a 4-cylinder kind of night as the Ephrata Pioneer Muffler 2 Pure Stock division Main Event winner was also the second place driver in the Mini Stock Main. Bart Hector, Jr. crossed the line at the 15 minute mark of the 15-lap or 15 minute Main Event. At the finish line, Hector’s motor expired bringing out the red flag. Hector led Brad Arneson and Jake McGraw across the line at the finish with all cars stopping at the end of the front straightaway as the red flag came out. McGraw grabbed his fire extinguisher and put out the budding fire underneath Hector’s car. Trophy Dash winners were Michael White and Derrick Kapalo. Kapalo won the Heat Race.

The Shaeffer’s Oil Mini Stock race was won by Sid White. White held off a hard charging Bart Hector, Jr. for the win. Trophy Dash wins went to Doug Brown and White. Sean Myers won the Heat Race.

For the five Pepsi Cola Street Stocks the night saw everyone contend for a win. Terry Osborn won the Trophy Dash, Skyler Leseman won the Heat Race and Jason Ray captured the main event after race leader Mitch Kleyn blew his third motor of the year shortly after taking the lead of the feature.

Saturday night June 12th will be AMP Energy Drink Sage N Sun Night at Ephrata Raceway Park with the Washington Midget Racing Association, 7-UP 360 Sprint Cars, West Coast Vintage Racers, Golden Wheels and Kim Janke State Farm Agent Youth Hornets in action. Also featured will be a BIG CAR rollover competition! Gates open at 5pm with racing to follow at 7pm. More details are on the website, www.EphrataRacewayPark.com .

EPHRATA RACEWAY PARK RESULTS 6/5/10

KIM JANKE STATE FAR AGENT YOUTH HORNETS
B DASH: 72 Kelly Olsick, 29x Shawn Mandeville, 4 Issac Villareal
A DASH: 8 Tayler Blackburn, 99 Tyler Redin, 44 Colton Fisher, 00 Dylan Adamson
HEAT: 8 Blackburn, 72 Olsick, 99 Redin, 44 Fisher, 29x Mandeville
MAIN: 8 Tyler Blackburn, 44 Fisher, 72 Olsick, 99 Redin, 29x Mandeville, 32 Chase Kirk, 20 Mykkal Mulalley

EPHRATA PIONEER MUFFLER 2 PURE STOCKS
B DASH: 9 Michael White, 62 Jeremy Larsen
A DASH: 37 Derrick Kapalo, 09 Dallas White, 8 Brad Arneson, 68 Bart Hector, Jr.
HEAT: 37 Kapalo, 68 Hector, Jr., 09 D. White, 8 Arneson, 28 Jake McGraw
MAIN: 68 Bart Hector, Jr., 8 Arneson, 28 J. McGraw, 62 Larsen, 32 Terry McGraw, 09 D. White, 37 Kapalo, 20 Mike Mulalley, 63 Nathan Schell

SCHAEFFERS OIL MINI STOCKS
B DASH: 84 Doug Brown, 19 Eddie Razey, 44 Sean Myers, 50 Tim Clark
A DASH: 1 Sid White, 68 Bart Hector, Jr., 52 David Macken, 18 Jeremy Razey
HEAT: 44 Myers, 18 J. Razey, 68 Hector, Jr., 1 S. White, 52 Macken
MAIN: 1 Sid White, 68 Hector, Jr., 18 J. Razey, 52 Macken, 19 E. Razey, 50 Clark, 84 Brown, 44 Myers

PEPSI COLA STREET STOCKS
DASH: 46 Terry Osborn, 21 Skyler Leseman, 18x Jason Ray, 12 Rick Bretches
HEAT: 21 Leseman, 1 Mitch Kleyn, 18x Ray, 46 Osborn, 12 Bretches
MAIN: 18x Jason Ray, 46 Osborn, 21 Leseman, 12 Bretches, 1 Kleyn

COPS VS COPS JERRY’S AUTO SUPPLY BIG CARS
DASH: Paul Harder, Moses Lake Police Department
DASH: Josh Sainsbury, Grant County Sheriff’s Office
DASH: Dustin Canfield, Grant County Sheriff’s Office
DASH: Tod Hufman, Ephrata Police Department
FINAL: Tod Hufman, Ephrata Police Department

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sport Touring (ST) ICSCC Race at Oregon Raceway Park

Minegar Scores First Top Five Finish of Season




Minegar Racing and BodyBuilding.Com Return to Form After Best Result of Season


BOISE, IDAHO (June 2, 2010) This past Monday, two-time CarbonX Rocky Mountain Series champion Dave Minegar returned championship form at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley, Utah scoring his first top five finish of the season and vaulting up to seventh place in the point standings.

Minegar qualified his BodyBuilding.Com Chevrolet sixth quick while still chasing a few gremlins that have hampered the team so far this season. His qualifying effort would mean he would start the 100-lap race from the 12th starting position after the customary series invert places the fast qualifiers to the rear of the field.

Minegar, a veteran of seven years on the RMCS tour, used the opening laps just to let the tires settle in and allow the side-by-side action to thin out. His race plan was to just ride for 60 laps and then make a move towards the front. Before he could let the plan play out, he was collected in an on-track incident not of his making.

Minegar pitted to repair front end damage to his car and was able to stay on the lead lap. He pitted two more times over the course of the event and each time he restarted at the rear of the field.

During long green flag runs in the middle portion of the race, Minegar navigated the traffic and moved up to the top ten by lap 50 and into the top five by lap 75. Over the closing 25 laps, Minegar used two late cautions to cool his tires and make a run on the top four drivers and waged a spirited battle with Lynn Hardy for the fourth position. He ran out of laps and settled for a fourth place finish.

"This felt like a win for us," Minegar said. "We have had our share of problems this season but Craig (Bell, crew chief), Larry (Bowers) and the rest of the team have done a great job fixing the issues and making our BodyBuilding.Com Chevrolet better each week. This race was a lot of fun and I congratulate Steve Jones on his win. It is great to see him so successful this season."

Driving the #99 team car was Tom Hill of Eagle, ID who made his first start of the season. Hill made his 48th career start in the series and his tenth place finish was his 32nd top ten performance. "It was an interesting night," Hill said. "This car was much different than my car so it took a bit to find my groove. I thank Pat Mineger for the opportunity and I look forward to the upcoming races where I will be back in my #12."

"It was great to see Tom back out on the track," Minegar said. "I know the fans saw a good race and I look forward to Magic Valley on June 12th. Hopefully we can showcase this team well and get our first win of the season."

Minegar racing is owned by Pat Minegar and is sponsored by BodyBuilding.com, Redline, Gaspari Nutrition, Supreme Nutrition, MusclePharm, Optimum Nutrition, A-1 Heating & Air Conditioning, Lennox, and Dillon Auto Craft. Minegar is in his seventh season in the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series and is a two-time series champion (06, 08) with 54 career starts, six wins, 22 top five and 41 top ten finishes along with twenty (21) career Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Awards and most career money won.

The BodyBuilding.Com Mission-
"To help our visitors reach their health, fitness and appearance goals through information, motivation and supplementation." BodyBuidling.Com is the world's largest online retailer of nutritional supplements. Visit their website at www.bodybuilding.com.

The Jayden DeLuca Foundation-
The Jayden DeLuca Foundation was established in 2007 to honor Jayden Riley DeLuca, who passed away due to a cardiac condition. After her death, her parents, Jeremy and Karalie DeLuca, knew they had to continue Jayden’s fight for her. They began working with the American Heart Association, collecting donations in Jayden's name, to go toward research of heart disease. Visit the foundation at www.jaydendelucafoundation.org..

For complete team information log on to www.minegarracing.com and follow the team all season at www.rmcsracing.com and also www.racingwest.com.

~Photo Credit: DJS Sports Marketing. Minegar Racing #9 2010 BodyBuilding.Com Chevrolet.

Thompson Motorsports has Challenging Day at RMR




Brett Thompson Drops to 4th in Standings but Focused on Future


JEROME, IDAHO (June 2, 2010) Brett Thompson of Jerome, Idaho was a victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time Monday night at Rocky Mountain Raceways for round three of the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series. The result was a 15th place finish which dropped him to fourth in the point standings.

Thompson qualified his RTTI Dodge in the fourth position for the 100-lap Memorial Day classic at the 3/8-mile paved oval of RMR. Thompson was coming off two straight third place performances and had hoped that Monday night would be his first series win.

Thompson would start 14th after to customary series invert places the fast qualifiers to the rear of the filed. Over the first dozen laps Thompson worked his way into the top ten and was just logging laps when the #92 of Bruce Quale lost traction in turn three looping his mount in front of the field. Thompson dove low but Quale's car drifted right into the path of Thompson's Dodge. The resulting contact sent Thompson to the pit area for repairs which took many laps to complete.

Thompson rejoined the field laps down and drove to a 15th place finish. "I was a victim of circumstance," Thomspon said. "Wrong place at the wrong time. What else can you say. I am really disappointed about the result as we had a very good car. This really hurts us in the points and in the shop as we have a lot of work to do."

The bigger disappointed came in the point standings as prior to the event Thompson was only 29-points out of first. Now he sits fourth and 133-points in the rears. "A really tough night for us in the points," Thompson stated. "We can make it up but we have a lot of work to do."

Thompson's team car driven by Kenny Vanderham faired no better after being collected in a lap 36 incident after oil was dropped on the track. Vanderham was ok but his car was heavily damage as the resulting contact send him hard into the turn two wall.

On the brighter side, TMS drivers Kent Jensen and Drew Reitsma scored top ten finishes the the Intermountain Pro Truck Series races earlier in the evening. Reitsma qualified 3rd and scored a fourth place finish while Jensen qualified 8th and finished 10th in the 30-lap preliminary event.

Coming up this weekend, Taylor Barton of Las Vegas, NV will pilot the the Thompson Motorsports #60 Full Tilt Poker.Net Chevrolet in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, OR. Barton currently sits 7th in the NKNPS point standings after a tenth place performance among the west drivers at Iowa Speedway May 23. Barton only plans to run a partial schedule this season preserving his rookie status for next year.

Thompson Motorsports is a premier motorsports organization based in Jerome, Idaho providing complete race car preparation and fabrication supporting the local grassroots racer and experienced professional driver. TMS fields cars in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, Intermountain Pro Truck Series, and entries at local area short tracks. TMS has corporate partnerships with Rich Thompson Trucking Inc. (RTTI), United Oil, VaCom Technologies, Windmill Inn and Suites, and Speedbear. For all the latest news and information about Brett Thompson and Thompson Motorsports, log onto www.brettthompsonracing.com. For all the latest west coast racing action, log onto www.racingwest.com and follow the RMCS at www.rmcsracing.com.

~DJS Sports Marketing photo credit.