Friday, June 28, 2013

37th Annual Portland Historic Races Preview


Jeremy Doss Ready to Tackle Tough Madera Track in SRL

UPPERLAKE, CA (June 27, 2013) 16-year old Jeremy Doss from Upper Lake, CA has been waiting since March to return to Madera (CA) Speedway. His first outing in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour netted a 14th place finish, disappointing the rookie competitor. This Saturday he returns with confidence and enthusiasm for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Firecracker "125" at the central California oval.

Since March a lot has changed. First the team has got a much better handle on the new Pathfinder chassis they have been working on. Second, Doss has shown significant improvement in each of the three SRL races since Madera. And lastly, Doss is coming off a dominating performance in the Southern Idaho "200" weekend where he scored two big victories and pocketed more than $12,000 in winnings.

"Winning in Idaho was really a big deal," Doss said. "We raced our SRL car both nights and both nights we had to come from the tail of the field to get the wins which is not easy. The RMCS guys are a bunch of great racers and we had to really work hard to get the wins."

Naturally, that kind of success will breed new confidence in the team that has struggled to find the sweet spot in their rookie foray into the SRL. "We have been doing a lot of R&D for Pathfinder," Doss offered. "Dale (Dodds) and my dad (Mike Doss) have been working really hard to get the chassis to work and we are really close. I am looking for a much better result at Madera this time around."

Madera is a tricky one-thrid mile oval that has hosted the Southwest Series for many years and has been the sight of some of the best short track action in California. The tight banked corners produce great side-by-side racing and if you are going to win at Madera you will have to be good both high and low.

"Obviously qualifying is critical," Doss pointed out. "Start up front and end up front is the goal. I think we will be pretty good on Saturday."

Doss is currently fifth in the point standings for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour just 19-points out of fourth place. He is the rookie-of-the-year point leader in a stout field of twelve rookie competitors. He is also second in the Young Guns championship which will reward the top finishing driver under the age of 23 with a separate championship.
About JD Motorsports
Jeremy Doss and JD Motorsports has marketing partnership with I-5 Tire Factory, Lakeport Ford, Nitro Racing, Pathfinder Chassis', Speedy Signs, Custom Coatings, and Pacific Auto Body. Doss competes SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour, and will make select starts in the Pacific Late Model Series, CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, INEX Legend Car Series, and various Late Model Stock Car events throughout the season. You can follow Jeremy at and and for all the latest west coast racing action, log onto  Follow the SRL at 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Brett Thompson and Team Head West for Sonoma Roadcourse Event

JEROME, IDAHO (June 18, 2013)- Brett Thompson, driver of the #61 RTTI Chevrolet in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, is looking to put the (bad) racing luck behind him this weekend at Sonoma (CA) Raceway.
Brett Thompson's RTTI sponsored NASCAR K&N Pro Series Chevrolet.
Thompson, who likes roadcourse racing, knows the Carneros 200 on Saturday, June 22 will be a pivotal race for the team.

The 1.99-mile road course at Sonoma is considered one of the most challenging in North America and is set in the picturesque wine country of Northern California. Thompson has made 14 career NKNPS starts on roadcourses since he first joined the series back in 2001. His best finish to date is a fourth place performance at Portland (OR) Int'l Raceway back in 2009.

"We have had really good race cars for each race this year but we have had horrible luck the last two races," Thompson said. "We are optimistic about this weekend. We are just going to run our own race and hopefully we will be among the top five or six late in the going. The strategy we use will depend on how and we are running."

Over the years, teams have used various strategies to score the victory at Sonoma. Conventional wisdom would have teams pitting early, as soon as they reach the fuel window, giving those drivers the edge in track position late in the race. Others have pitted for fuel early and then ducked in late in the race for tires gaining a grip advantage but losing out on track position.

"Will (Harris - crew chief) and the entire team have worked hard all season and a solid run on Saturday will go a long way," Thompson offered. "Track position at Sonoma is usually what you look for late in the race since it is so hard to pass but we have used both strategies," Thompson said. "The big variable is always the restarts heading up the hill at turn one and two. If they get stacked up, it just accordions all the way back and it can ruin your day in a hurry. Once things get single file then you can really make some moves."

Thompson is currently 19-points out of fifth place in the standings and only 57-points back from the top spot with ten races to go in the 15-race schedule. "If we can put a solid string of races together and some among the top five have some trouble then we would be right back up there," Thompson said.

16-year old Hannah Newhouse who drives for the Thompson Motorsports team in the CarbonX Rocky Challenge Series posted a ninth place effort this past Friday in round three of the 2013 RMCS championship. Newhouse maintains the fifth place in the standings just 19-points behind fourth place. She also is locked into a tight battle for the A-1 Rookie-of-the-Year title with Meridian, Idaho's Chris Fenton.

Newhouse also competed in the Southern Idaho "200" on Saturday finishing in the 14th position at the conclusion of the 200-lap special event.

"I learned so much this weekend and I am so proud of the Thompson Motorsports Team," Newhouse said. "While our finishes were not what we had hoped, we ran all the laps and had a clean race car at the end of the weekend."

Newhouse will be back in action this weekend in the first ever dirt race for the ASA Pro Truck Series as the series visits Atomic Speedway outside Blackfoot, Idaho. Newhouse is currently second in the championship standings just six points out of the top spot.

Newhouse will be back in her RTTI Dodge for the RMCS on Saturday, July 6 at Rocky Mountain Raceways located in SLC, Utah.

From NASCAR Media:

The Race: This event is the sixth of 15 events on the 2013 schedule for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
The Procedure: The starting field is 40 cars, including provisionals. The first 36 cars will qualify through NASCAR Road Racing style (group) qualifying. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 64 laps (127.36 miles).
The Track: Sonoma is a winding 12-turn, 1.99-mile road course, with varying elevation.
Records: Qualifying: Greg Pursley, June 23, 2012, 92.641 mph, 77.331 seconds; Race: Andrew Ranger, June 19, 2010, 69.155 mph, 1 hour 50 minutes 30 seconds. (64 laps)
History: The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West has visited the track 32 times, since 1969. In addition to the track hosting 23 stand-alone events, drivers and teams competed in nine companion events with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series between 1989 and 1997.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will begin its second swing through the central part of the country with a visit to Colorado National Speedway, just north of Denver, on Saturday, July 27.
Brett Thompson's Career NASCAR K&N Pro Series Statistics:
*One win, one pole, 23 top fives, 66 top 10s in 122 career series starts *14 series starts on road courses
*One top five, three top 10s on road courses
*Best finish on a road course of fourth at Portland in 2009 *15th place finish in last visit to Sonoma (2011)

Race:Carneros 200
Place:Sonoma, Calif.
Date:Saturday, June 22
Time:1 p.m. PT
TV Schedule:SPEED, July 18, 3 p.m. ET
Track Layout:1.99-mile road course
2012 Winner:David Gilliland
2012 Polesitter:Greg Pursley
Event Schedule:Friday: Practice 10:30-11:50 a.m., Final Practice 2-3:20 p.m.; Saturday: Qualifying 9:30 a.m.
Track PR Contact:Diana Brennan / Jennifer Imbimbo (707) 938-8448 /
Event Hashtag:#Carneros200
NASCAR IMC Contact:Kevin W. Green (707) 689-5533 Twitter: @KevinW_Green

About Thompson Motorsports
Thompson Motorsports is a premier racing organization based in Jerome, Idaho providing complete race car preparation and fabrication supporting the local grassroots racer and experienced professional driver. TMS prepares and fields race vehicles 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), Jerome Truck Service Inc., Eibach Springs, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Mothers Polishes and Waxes, Schroeder Torsion Bars, United Oil, Speedbear Fasteners, and Hagerman Valley Spring Water. For all the latest news and information about Brett Thompson and Thompson Motorsports, log onto or NASCAR Hometracks.

Doss Doubles Down in Southern Idaho "200" Triumph

BOISE, IDAHO (June 18, 2013) Jeremy Doss from Upper Lake, CA reined supreme at the first annual Century Motorsports & Marine Southern Idaho "200" this past weekend at Magic Valley speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho. Backing up his popular win from Friday night, Doss drove to the front of the stellar field from his 16th starting position to win the inaugural event over fellow Northern California driver and friend Trevor Cristiani.
Event sponsor John Gomez (L), 3rd place Ryan Wells (Middle L), event winner Jeremy Doss (Middle), and 2nd place Trevor Cristiani (R). Linda Brittsan photo.

Doss, the current SRL Southwest Tour Rookie-of-the-Year leader, set the mark in qualifying posting the fastest lap of the twenty-four competitors who made their way to Southern Idaho for the 200-lap special event. Doss toured the 1/3-mile paved oval in 14.303 seconds, just off the pace he set the night before in the RMCS event. Rounding out the top five qualifiers were Jeff Hillock, Jonathon Gomez, Eric Schmidt, and Kris McKean.

The event would combine the regular RMCS race rules, including an invert, with a traditional format for the two 100-lap segments. Over the first 100-lap segment, driver's would be awarded points for qualifying (top 6), finishing position, and passing points. Those points would determine the starting position for the start of the second 100-lap segment.

Bruce Quale led the field to green based on the 16-car invert putting fast qualifier Doss outside row eight to start the first segment. Quale led the first four circuits before giving way to Jason Jefferson, who made the tow up to Idaho from the Lake Havasu, AZ area. Jefferson would led the next 95-laps heading into the halfway break.

Over the first 100-lap there five cautions for single car spins and all competitors were able to continue. The break came with Jefferson leading the field. The good news for Doss was that he scored the the most points in the first segment putting him on the the pole for the second segment. That spelled bad news for the rest of the drivers.

The second segment started with Doss on the pole and Eric Schmidt alongside followed by John Dillon, Jason Jefferson, and Jim Wulfenstein. The second six lined up with Kris McKean, Trevor Cristiani, Ryan Wells, Chris Fenton, and Tom Elam rounding out the top ten.

Wulfenstein who ran the entire first segment on seven cylinders called it quits after a right front tire went down midway through the segment. Dillon's hopes at victory went up in smoke when he lost an engine on lap 142. He was running third at the time.

Trevor Cristiani made his way to second by lap 180 with Wells in tow. Elam and Jefferson rounded out the top five. The top five would stay the same over the final 20 laps that included a restart with ten to go.

In the end, Doss was too strong and held off Cristiani with a margin of victory at 1.5 seconds. Ryan Wells persevered and rallied to finish third with Tom Elam driving up from his 19th starting position to finish fourth. Jason Jefferson rounded out the top five finishers in the inaugural event.

"I was concerned when the fast cars started right up behind me towards the end, but we were able to pull it off. We had a good car last night and we had a good car today - my crew did a great job and it really paid off,"said the soft-spoken 16-year-old Doss.

Doss won the $10,000 first place money adding to an already sweet victory. "I'll have a happy dad and it will make for a nice ride home," he added.

Cristiani, just two years Doss' senior, recently relocated from Northern California but now resides in Meridian, Idaho. "We threw everything but the kitchen sink into the car during the break," said the 18-year-old driver. "The car wasn't perfect but it was good enough to finish were we did. It was hard for me to get a good restart but I was just so happy to come though and finished second."

For his part, Wells was happy with the third place result. "I did not know what to expect when we came down but we had a fun time," Wells offered. "We will definitely be back as the RMCS puts on a great race and the competitors are really clean racers."

A surprised and exhausted fourth place finisher Tom Elam. "I am flat wore out," Elam said. "That was a lot of fun and driving up through the field made for a lot of work. I can't believe we finished were we did."

Disappointed with the finish and excited about the weekend was fifth place finishers Jason Jefferson who led 95 laps in the race. "We had a really good car we just missed the setup during the break," Jefferson said. "Jeremy (Doss) is quite a racer. That kid has got a lot of talent." Jefferson also finished in the runner-up the night before in the 100-lap RMCS feature.

Event sponsor and a good friend to all in west coast racing, John Gomez was happy with the event. "The guys that come up for this put on a great show," Gomez stated. "We look forward to building the Century Motorsports & Marine Southern Idaho "200" for the future."

Plans are already underway for next season making the Southern Idaho "200" a must attend event.

Century Motorsports & Marine Southern Idaho "200"
Race Results June 15, 2013
Magic Valley speedway, Twin Falls, Idaho

1.(16) Jeremy Doss, 200, Running
2. (4)Trevor Cristiani, 200, Running
3, (8)Ryan Wells, 200, Running
4. (19)Tom Elam, 200, Running
5. (3)Jason Jefferson, 200, Running
6. (17)Chris Fenton, 200, Running
7. (12)Kris McKean, 200, Running
8. (14)Jonathon Gomez, 200, Running
9. (1)Bruce Quale, 200, Running
10. (11)Steve Jones, 200, Running
11. (5)Travis Monett, 200, Running
12. (13)Eric Schmidt, 200, Running
13. (2)Tyler Bailey, 199, Running
14. (21)Hannah Newhouse, 198, Running
15. (6)Bobby Hirschbock, 189, Running
16. (18)Dylan Caldwell, 163, Running
17. (9)John Dillon, 142, Mechanical
18. (7)Jim Wulfenstein, 135, Mechanical
19. (15)Jeff Hillock, 100, Mechanical
20. (20)Lee Hackney, 98, Mechanical
21. (23)Morgan Rasmussen, 98, Running
22. (22)Rick Fowble, 91, Mechanical
23. (24)DJ Osborne, 81, Running
24. (10)Dave Minegar, 64, Mechanical

Fast Qualifier: Jeremy Doss (16-Car Invert) 14.303 seconds
Lap Leaders: Bruce Quale 1-4, Jason Jefferson 5-100, Jeremy Doss 101-200.
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
About CarbonX  
CarbonX® non-flammable fabrics offer the best level of fire and heat protection in flame-resistant clothing for the most extreme conditions. Based on patented blends of oxidized fibers, CarbonX is the only fabric able to withstand the direct flame of a blow torch without melting, igniting, or burning-even when exposed to the flame for up to 20 times longer than the leading competition. CarbonX flame-resistant fabrics also retain this level of persistence and protection against molten metal and arc flash, leaving it as the only choice for professionals working in conditions where safety matters most. Our non-flammable fabrics can be found in flame-resistant clothing for industrial, fire, motorsports and tactical industries, although its uses in safety are endless. CarbonX FR fabrics are the non-flammable fabrics that save lives-accept no substitute. Log onto  for full details.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Jason Jefferson Ready to Make Magic at Southern Idaho "200"

COTO DE CAZA, CA (June 12, 2013)-  Jason Jefferson grew up in a famous racing family and will trade his welders rig, gloves, and spotters radio for his driver's helmet and reunite with his legendary racing uncle Harry Jefferson this weekend. Jefferson will pilot the Dave Reed
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Jason Jefferson behind the wheel of the Dave Reed Racing Ford Fusion.
Racing Approved Memory/K&N Filters
sponsored Ford Fusion at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho joining more than 30 competitors for the inaugural Century Motorsports & Marine Southern Idaho "200".

In Jefferson's last visit to the 1/3-mile paved oval of Magic Valley Speedway, he scored his his first victory in the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series. This weekend he will have two chances at returning the victory lane with a 100-lap RMCS race set for Friday June 14 and the Southern Idaho 200 on Saturday evening.

Jefferson competed in several events in the now defunct NASCAR NW Tour and has more than 100 wins on the NW region's short tracks where he was known as 'superman'. Magic Valley Speedway has been a good track for the Washington native who now calls Parker, AZ home.

"The RMCS is a great series; one of the best out there," Jefferson said. "The racing format and rules package make it a level playing field for everyone. We have a really good car and a great setup for Magic Valley. Winning our last time there certainly gives us a lot of enthusiasm about our chances this weekend."

The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is a racers series inverting the top 20 from qualifying for the feature race. "There is going to be a lot a really good cars this weekend," Jefferson offered. "I know Ty (Sunkel, crew chief) is excited to be back racing and I can't wait for this weekend."

While Jefferson will pilot the #5 entry, Dave Reed is excited to finally make the trip to Idaho. "Jason has done a real good job for us and I am looking forward to playing some golf and racing in Idaho," Reed said.

The festivities at Magic Valley get underway with an open practice session from 3-9pm Thursday night along with a BBQ hosted by the MVS staff. Friday, June 14 the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series will take to the track in the Mr. Gas "100" then on Saturday the Southern Idaho "200" is on tap where Jefferson and the rest of the competitors will vie for one of 26 starting positions in this marquee event.

Jefferson will also carry logos on the race car for the Montana 200 which is set for mid-July where he will also drive for Dave Reed. "We want to let people know about the Montana 200," Jefferson stated. "Montana offers some great short track racing where both fans and competitors will enjoy the Montana experience." For complete event details log onto

Dave Reed Racing has corporate partnerships with Approved Memory, AMC Optics, Approved Promo, K&N Filters, Lucas Oil, Eibach Springs, Fluidyne, Freight Train Peters Racing Engines, FOM, K1 Race Gear,  Gene Price Motorsports, HeadBlade, N2 Systems, Performance Radios, Ron's Rear Ends, RPMTV, Ringers Gloves, Whipz.
About Jason Jefferson
Jason is a full-time team member at Gene Price Motorsports. Jason also acts as race day spotter for current NASCAR K&N Pro Series point leader Cameron Haley. Jason is an accomplished driver posting over 100 wins in competition throughout the Northwest while claiming several track titles. You can follow Jason on Twitter @jjr97 or on Facebook.  
About Approved Memory
Founded in 2003, with over 40 years of experience in the memory industry, Approved Memory is a lead manufacturer of memory upgrade products. Through proven engineering, Approved Memory manufactures and designs virtually every memory upgrade available. Approved Memory provides the latest technology, extensive industry experience, and unparalleled sales and service support to supply their customers with the best product available to meet all of their needs. Call 949-216-9690 phone, 949-216-9695 fax or email the team at Visit the website at  

Southern Idaho "200" Double-Header Ready to Roll at Magic Valley

BOISE, ID (June 12, 2013)- The excitement for the Century Motorsports & Marine Southern Idaho "200" weekend has building for months. Preparations have been made. Travel has been set. Tickets have been sold. Sponsors have been organized. The wait is finally over as fans and competitors will make their way to Magic Valley Speedway located outside Twin Falls, Idaho for this marquee racing event.
RMCS Point Leader Trevor Cristiani.

The weekend of festivities kicks off Thursday, June 13 with an open practice and BBQ presented by MVS. Friday, June 14 the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series takes center stage for the Mr. Gas "100" followed by the premier event of the season on Saturday, June 15. The Century Motorsports & Marine Southern Idaho "200" featuring the stars of the RMCS along with several out of town guest making the starting field the largest of the season at the popular one-third mile paved oval. Both nights will also feature local support classes in action.

Trevor Cristiani who resides in in Meridian, Idaho after relocating from Northern California this past winter leads the RMCS point standings after two races. The double-header this weekend has been on his mind for a long time. "Friday night is important for us since we lead the standings and we want to keep it rolling," Cristiani offered. "But Saturday is all about winning and bragging rights."

Cristiani picked up the RMCS victory at MVS back in May and has momentum on his side scoring a runner-up finish in his last outing three weeks ago.

Gomez headshot
Jonathon Gomez
Fan favorite and touring series regular Jonathon Gomez finished third in the last series race to move up to third in the standings and has won three times at MVS in RMCS action. "It is a fun series to run," Gomez said about the RMCS. "We are running a lot of different races all season in a lot of different series' so it is all about winning for us."

Magic Valley Speedway racing icons Bruce Quale and Steve Jones will renew their rivalry this weekend. Quale is the defending series champion and has one win in RMCS competition at the track where he has numerous wins and championships in local competition. Jones also has one victory at MVS along with nearly 100 victories and multiple championships at the tight and tricky oval in Modifieds and Late Models. Quale sits fourth and Jones eighth in the RMCS standings after two races.

A-1 Heating & Air Conditioning Rookie-of-the-Year competitor Hannah Newhouse is currently in the the fifth position in the point standings on the the strength of two top five performances to start the season. Newhouse continues to prove her prowess behind the wheel at only 16 years of age. She is locked into a fierce battle with fellow rookie Chris Fenton from Meridian atop the rookie leader board.

Former NASCAR NW Tour champion and 2009 RMCS champion John Dillon of Eagle, ID will make his first start of the season this weekend competing in both races. Dillon has three victories at Magic Valley and will be hard to beat debuting a brand new race car.

Several out-of-town racers will travel to Magic Valley speedway this week highlighted by Jason Jefferson, Jeremy Doss, Eric Schmidt, and Ryan Wells. The event has drawn interest far and wide and thirty competitors are expected for this inaugural event.
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Jason Jefferson

Both Jefferson and Doss have previously won in RMCS competition at Magic Valley. "I have been looking forward to this racing weekend for a long time," Jefferson said. "I love the series and the opportunity to race on consecutive nights is a lot of fun. I know the fans will see great racing both nights."

Mike Minegar, President of the RMCS is glad the weekend is finally here. "John Gomez, Eddy McKean, and I have all put a lot of work into this event and we are excited for all the competitors and fans," Minegar said. "We want to build the race into something special for years to come. We are hoping for a great turnout of fans this weekend as the weather will be perfect for racing. It is going to be a fantastic event."

Other drivers making to the long tow into town include Jim Wulfenstein (NV), Bobby Hirschbock (CA), Eric Schmidt (CA), Jason Fraser (WA), Ryan Wells (WA), and Tom Elam (OR) plus several competitors from the Boise and SLC area's including: Joe Miller, Dylan Caldwell,  Travis Monett, Lee Hackney, and Jeff Hillock.

Twenty-six (26) starting positions are up for grabs Saturday night for the Southern Idaho "200" so qualifying will be key as extra points are awarded to the top six qualifiers. The race will be broken into two 100-lap segments. The first 100-lap segment will have the top 16 qualifiers inverted to start and the rest of the field filled by qualifying time, provisional starting positions, and B-main transfers. Points will be awarded based on finishing position in the first 100-laps along with passing points awarded to those drivers in the invert (3-points per position available to the top 16 only).

After a ten minute break where teams can change two tires and make adjustments to their cars, the starting grid for the second 100-lap segment will be based on point accumulation. The driver with the most points from segment one (qualifying, finishing position, passing points) will start on the pole with the rest of the field lining up behind. A $10,000 check will awarded to the driver winning the Century Motorsports & Marine Southern Idaho "200".

Sponsors for the event include: Century Motorsports & Marine, United Oil, Magaw Distributing, Lynch Oil, Magic Valley Compost, and Middlekauff Ford.

Updated RMCS Top Ten Point Standings:
1. Trevor Cristiani 386
2. Tyler Bailey 330
3. Jonathon Gomez 320
4. Bruce Quale 315
5. Hannah Newhouse 314
6. Chris Fenton 303
7. Joe Miller 275
8. Steve Jones 247
9. Lynn Hardy 194
10. Jim Wulfenstein 142

Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Award
Jonathon Gomez (2)

Thompson Motorsports Hotshoe Award
The bonus is now up to $600 to the driver how sets fast time and goes on to win the race. The bonus is for the RMCS points race Friday, June 14 only.

A-1 Heating & Air Conditioning Rookie-of-the-Year Standings
1. Hannah Newhouse (19)
2. Chris Fenton (19)

Eibach Springs Award
Trevor Cristiani (1)
Lynn Hardy (1)

Various RMCS stats at Magic Valley
Number of Races- 34
Most wins- Bobby Latham III (4)
Most Top Five Finishes- Bruce Quale (15)
Track Qualifying Record- Dave Minegar, set 9/8/07, 14.216 seconds/84.238 mph
Multi-time event winners- Bobby Latham III (4), Jonathon Gomez (3), John Dillon (3), Dave Minegar (3), Zan Sharp (2), John Newhouse (2), Tom Hill (2), Bryan Warf (2), James Eaton (2)
Drivers with one victory- Trevor Cristiani, Steve Jones, Jason Jefferson, Jeremy Doss, Dan Rhodes, Bruce Quale, Garrett Evans, Eddy McKean, Mike Murgoitio, John Nesmith, Lee Hackney

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 14th 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 Rocky Mountain challenge Series is supported by a great family of sponsors including: CarbonX, Century Motorsports & Marine, Project Filter, Eibach Springs, A-1 Heating & Air Conditioning, Sharp Powder Coating, Five Star Racing Bodies, Hoosier Racing Tires, Thompson Motorsports, Security Race Products, Frank's Radios, Longacre Racing Products, Mr. Gas, Performance Solutions, Kidd's Performance and Dyno, Joes Racing Products, PPG Paint, Circle Racing Wheels, DJS Sports Marketing, and Mike Minegar's Auto Body.
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
About CarbonX  
CarbonX® non-flammable fabrics offer the best level of fire and heat protection in flame-resistant clothing for the most extreme conditions. Based on patented blends of oxidized fibers, CarbonX is the only fabric able to withstand the direct flame of a blow torch without melting, igniting, or burning-even when exposed to the flame for up to 20 times longer than the leading competition. CarbonX flame-resistant fabrics also retain this level of persistence and protection against molten metal and arc flash, leaving it as the only choice for professionals working in conditions where safety matters most. Our non-flammable fabrics can be found in flame-resistant clothing for industrial, fire, motorsports and tactical industries, although its uses in safety are endless. CarbonX FR fabrics are the non-flammable fabrics that save lives-accept no substitute. Log onto  for full details.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Cindi Lux Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Rose Cup Debut



Lux - Black Rock SRT Viper
Cindi Lux in the No. 5 SRT Viper Comp Coupe Fueled by Black Rock Coffee. Image by Jeff Boerio, Rockin B Digital 

ALOHA, Ore., June 10, 2013 - It shouldn't take well-wishers long to find an appropriate gift for Cindi Lux as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her first appearance at the Portland Rose Festival's Rose Cup Races. Roses are a great gift but, for the Aloha, Ore-resident, she is more interested in hardware, hardware in the form of the victory trophy for the 53rd Running of the Rose Cup Feature Race at Portland International Raceway (PIR). Lux returns for the June 14-16 event with the No. 5 SRT Viper Competition Coupe Fueled by Black Rock Coffee.
The Rose Cup Races, the oldest club and amateur road race west of the Mississippi River, held its first event in 1961. It was a significant moment in motorsports history for the Northwest but even more momentous for Lux. She wasn't there at the time but that inaugural event was won with the same blood that runs through her veins. Cindi's father, Dick Hahn, took the first two Rose Cup trophies and sparked a lifelong obsession for the family that can trace its auto racing roots back to grandfather Carl Hahn's participation in the Pan American Road Race in 1953. In 1988, Cindi made her first start in the race competing against her brother, Doug Hahn. In fact, it was the first race she ever ran in the Portland area. The weekend was a less than auspicious start for the youngest Hahn as her older brother lapped her three times in that event. Things would improve for the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Oregon Motorsports Museum Assoc. but returning the top award to the family mantle is still a major goal for Lux who has enjoyed stints as a Dodge, Mopar and SRT factory driver in recent years.
Lux Performance Group, the Aloha-based race and road car prep shop owned by Cindi and husband Fred Lux, have also entered a second car for longtime team driver Steve Streimer. The Sherwood, Ore.-resident will race a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in both the Rose Cup Feature and the three Porsche Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA West (PGT3 Cup) series races on the weekend. Streimer opened the year with a Gold class podium - second-place - at California Speedway in the one-make championship. Lux Performance Group prepares Streimer's Porsche throughout the year.
The event has become a tradition in the Northwest as closely tied to the annual city celebration as any other activity. The Father's Day weekend-tradition is the region's largest gathering of SCCA and club racers with over 400 drivers and cars entered in a variety of races and classes. Over 18 different "groups" make up the Rose Cup Races but it is Sunday's Rose Cup Feature race that is the attraction for Lux. The Feature is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. (Pacific Time), June 16. 
Steve Steimer Lux Performance-prepped Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
Steve Streimer will run four Rose Cup races in the Lux Performance-
prepped Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
Image courtesy of Lux Performance Group
Despite her 12 road racing championships and 75 victories, the 1.967-mile, 12-turn facility will challenge the program that the Lux Performance Group has assembled. The "run what you brung" mentality of the Rose Cup's main event has made it one of the country's most prestigious club races. While Lux brings a race car designed by SRT for SCCA World Challenge racing, the V10-powered American super car has heady competition from thoroughbred racing machines such as highly modified, tube-framed Trans-Am cars and other one-off monsters.
Returning for the third consecutive year with Lux Performance Group at the Rose Cup is Black Rock Coffee Bar ( The Portland-based franchise has increased its association with Lux Performance Group and activation of this motorsports marketing platform in each season. For 2013, the greatest honor yet for Lux was announced in late May. Black Rock has crafted a special blend of coffee beans to create the limited edition "Cindi Lux Fuel Roast by Black Rock Coffee Bar" for the week of Rose Cup. The Cindi Lux blend will available at all Portland-area Black Rock Coffee Bars through June 16. Coffee aficionados and Cindi Lux fans can get an even more exclusive "Signature Edition Cindi Lux Fuel Roast by Black Rock Coffee Bar". This product will be limited to only 50 units and will have Lux's signature on the packaging as well as include the 2013 SRT Viper Competition Coupe Fueled by Black Rock Coffee autograph card. It will only be available online at
Black Rock Coffee Bar roasts its premium blend of coffee locally ensuring the freshest espresso possible. Endeavoring to find the perfect balance of flavors, Black Rock pushes the boundaries of what is possible with the daily cup of 'Joe', to stir things up a bit and to throw a little edge on the coffee biz.Black Rock brewed its first coffee at its first store in Beaverton in early 2008. Today, they span from Seattle to San Diego with nine Black Rock stores in the Portland-area and continued substantial growth planned in the coming months.
Cindi Lux, Driver, No. 5 SRT Viper Competition Coupe Fueled by Black Rock Coffee:
On the anniversary of her first Rose Cup race: "That first year, I seriously had no clue what I was doing. Talk about a deer in the headlights! I was terrible! It's pretty depressing to be lapped by your brother, not once, not twice but three times in a 45-minute race. But, it got better over the years. We've gotten really close a few times but this one still seems to be eluding us. We know we don't have the firepower this weekend that some of the others in the class are bringing but we're going to give it everything we have again. We have great partners in Black Rock Coffee Bar and SRT and we want to put on a good show for them and the Portland fans."
On the significance of the Rose Cup to her: "With my hectic motorsports lifestyle I spend so much time road racing other tracks around the country, it's important for me to stay grounded with the people who helped launch my career. I owe so much to the people in Portland area. I have done some crazy things to adjust my schedule and get cars back for this race over the years. I don't always make it every year but we certainly try. I am very excited to be able to return again this year, our third with Black Rock Coffee Bar and SRT, to race in the Rose Cup. This is such a cornerstone event for me!"
On the significance of the Rose Cup to her family: "This is a really important race to everyone in my family and I want to win it but it is about more than that. This race is more for my Dad. It holds such memories in his racing career. He is 82-years old and still acts like a 10-year old around race cars. It brings him to life and inspires all of us. He will be with me on Father's Day as I run this race."
On her expectations for the Rose Cup: "We need 300 more horsepower to equal what the Trans-Am cars have... and that's not a joke. The SRT Viper Comp Coupe I am driving is built for the World Challenge series which is a completely different set of rules, more contained. But never count us out! In testing this year, the SRT Viper Competition Coupe Fueled by Black Rock Coffee ran very well.  But you might be seeing me do a rain dance out on the track. Then it's a whole new ballgame! A lot more of an even playing field for us."
On her third year with Black Rock Coffee Bar: "The people at Black Rock are just fantastic. It's one of those partnerships that has so much energy, it just works perfectly. It gets better every year. I am so excited by how they have taken this partnership and really activated it. It allows us to return so much more for the investment when they are so excited and committed. Black Rock roasts their own coffee right here in Portland and it's unbelievable, no bitter taste. This is a great local company with an amazing product. I promise you this, in five years, you'll be seeing Black Rock Coffee Bars all over the place and coffee drinkers will be so much better for it! You just have to try it to understand it. With all of their Rose Cup-related promotions going this week at their Portland stores and at the track, there is no better time to give it a try."
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Thursday, June 6, 2013


I-25 SPEEDWAY (Pueblo, CO)
1/4-Mile Paved Oval
Divisions: Super Late Models; Grand American Modifieds; Sportsman; Street Stocks; Mini Stocks; Hornets; Charger Figure 8s

June 8 Scheduled:  Super Late Models; Sportsman; Mini Stocks; Street Drags; Street Stocks; Charger Figure 8s
Time: Gates Open at 4:00 PM; Racing at 6:00 PM

1/4-Mile Asphalt Oval
Divisions:   Winged Sprints; Sprints; Late Models; ASA Modifieds; Super Stocks; B Modifieds; Pro 4s; Street Stocks; Mini Stocks; Hornets; Legends; Stingers; Thunderdogs

June 8 Scheduled:   Late Models; ASA Modifieds (Double Mains); Legends; Pro-4s; Stingers
Time:  Gates open at 4:00 PM; Racing at 6:30 PM.
Of Interest: The speedway is celebrating EMS/Police/Fire and Corrections Officers Night Saturday. Present your public service badge at the admissions gate to get the whole family in for free… Saturday is also Westby’s Bicycle Races for Kids. Kids can bring their bike and helmet to the Turn 1 gate just before 6:00 PM and run in one of three age groups.

3/8-Mile Banked Asphalt Oval
Divisions:  Maverick Modifieds; Late Model; Winged Sprint Cars; Super Stocks; Midgets; Mini Cups; Hornets; Figure-8; Trains

June 8 Scheduled:  Winged Sprintcars; Super Stocks; Midgets; Figure 8s; Figure 8 Trains
Time:  Gates open at 4:00 PM; Racing at 6:15 PM
Of Interest:  This weekend marks the first-ever Comcast Super Stock Shoot Out at Rocky Mountain Raceways, Utah’s best paying Super Stock event of the year, is a non-points race, featuring a 50-lap main event… Cowboy Kenny Bartram’s Steel Rodeo tour will thrill the crowd during intermission… Receive $5.00 spectator admission when you present a Coca-Cola product at the ticket booth.
Twitter:  @RMRSLC

3/10th-Mile Clay Oval
Divisions:  410 Sprints; 360 Sprints; Sportsman Sprints; Outlaw Tuners;

June 8 Scheduled:  410 Sprints; Sportsman Sprints; Outlaw Tuners; USAC Midgets; USAC Modifieds
Time: Gates open at 5:30 PM; Racing at 7:00 PM
Of Note: Glen and Kim Hanson, owners of Here 2 Wire Electrical Contracting are big race fans and really like the new Shipwreck Beads Modified Series at Skagit Speedway. So much that they want to see more cars here so they have added over $700 to each of the remaining four nights of Modified racing… X-Factor Race Cars, of Springfield, OR, is the newest sponsor to get on board at Skagit Speedway to support the Shipwreck Beads Modified Series. X-Factor Race Cars will provide $150 in certificates at each of the four remaining races to be used towards parts or services at their shop.
Twitter: @skagitspeedway

.333-Mile, Semi-Banked Clay Oval
Modifieds; Pro Stocks; Super 4s; Sprint Cars, Mini Stocks; Dwarf cars

June 8 Scheduled:  Winged Sprints; B Modifieds; Pro Stocks; Mini Stocks; Dwarfs
Time: Gates open at 4:00 PM; Racing at 6:00n- PM
Of Interest: Saturday is Kid’s Night  with two brand new bicycles given away to a boy and girl between the ages of 5-15.

1/2-Mile Asphalt Oval
Divisions: Super Late Model; Late Model Sportsman; Sportsman; Pure Stock; Mini Stock; Hornet; Bump to Pass; Demolition

June 8 Scheduled: Late Model Sportsman; Hobby Sportsman; Pure Stocks; Hornets; Bump to Pass
Time:  Gates open at 4:00 PM; Racing at 7:00 PM

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