Rocky Mountain Raceways
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Haddenham Claims Maverik Modifed Event at Rocky Mountain Raceways
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- Tonight the Maverik Modifieds proved why they are Rocky Mountain Raceways feature class with competitive, fast racing. Veteran racers battled for position throughout the 50-lap race; gaining power in the corners and carrying momentum through the straight-aways.
#84 Mark Ith Jr. started the race out strong in front of the pack, but by lap 10 he exited the track with mechanical issues leaving the first place position to #9 Jeremy Eaton. #41 Michael Haddenham quickly pulled ahead of Eaton claiming the lead. Eaton didn’t back down easily and gave chase to Haddenham with #79 Jeffrey Webster close on his tail in third.
Starting in seventh #01 Michael Hale gradually moved his way to the top-five, progressing on the inside groove to fourth by lap 25. #50 Roger Wilson raced hard to the fifth position, holding off a determined Lynn Hardy in the #4 Maverik Modified.
In the last half of the race, the Maverik Modifieds showed their exceptional racing ability. In lap 39, Webster built force through the backstretch overtaking Eaton for the second position. Hale held third place briefly before being overtaken by Wilson and Hardy on the inside of turn 2.
Haddenham took home his first win of the 2012 Maverik Modified season with Webster in a close second, Wilson in third, Hardy in fourth and Hale rounding out the top-five. Tonight’s race puts Hale atop the points with #00 Tyler Whetstone just fifty-six points behind in second. Hardy currently sits third in points, eighty points behind Hale. The Maverik Modifieds will return to the ASA Sanctioned America First Credit Union Super Oval on Saturday, June 9 for a double main event.
The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series Late Models had their fourth race of their 2012 season. In lap 1, #03 Steve Jones got caught up in a caution, ending his night. On the restart, #98 Rick Fowble pulled ahead with #15 Robert Hirschbock in second and #1 John Nesmith in third. By lap 27, Nesmith pressed to the front, holding off #4 Lynn Hardy.
Unexpectedly Hardy’s car stopped in lap 56, bringing the field to a restart. Nesmith was able to stay out front; taking the checkered flag ahead of #92 Bruce Quale in second, #90 Trevor Cristiani in third, #99 Tyler Bailey in fourth and #19 Morgan Rasmussen in fifth. This is Nesmith’s first CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series win at Rocky Mountain Raceways. “We had a really good car and I have to thank my crew,” says Nesmith of the win. The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series will return to Rocky Mountain Raceways on Saturday, July 7th.
ASA Weekly Racing will continue at Rocky Mountain Raceways on Saturday, June 9 featuring a Maverik Modified Double-Main, Hornets, Super Stocks and HR Equipment Figure-8 Trains. Gates open at 4:00pm, racing starts at 6:00pm.
About Rocky Mountain Raceways
Celebrating its 16th season of racing, Rocky Mountain Raceways is Utah’s premiere motorsports venue for short-track oval racing, drag racing and motocross racing. For more information about Rocky Mountain Raceways visit www.rmrracing.com.
Rocky Mountain Raceways ASA Weekly Race Results
Saturday, June 2
Maverik Modifieds (50 Laps)
1. #41 Michael Haddenham, 2. #79 Jeffrey Webster, 3. #50 Roger Wilson, 4. #Lynn Hardy, 5. #01 Michael Hale
CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series (75 Laps)
1. #1 John Nesmith, 2. #92 Bruce Quale, 3. #99 Tyler Bailey, 4. #Trevor Cristiani, 5. #19 Morgan Rasmussen
Super Stocks (25 Laps)
1. #25 Dillion Lawrence, 2. #13 Tim Fahrner, 3. #69 Mike Wade, 4. #27 Daniel Packer, 5. # 29 Cale Perkins
Mini Cups (20 Laps)
1. #88 Kevin Neff, 2. #15 Devin Westover, 3. #3 Tracy Rider, 4. #0 Shelbi Combs, 5. #99 David Byrnes