After a half-century, dating back to the old Bonneville Raceway days, Utah's only drag strip, small oval racing track and one of the few motocross venues officially hosted its last event.Horny Herndon Hotties
This weekend — and the entire season, really — acted as a farewell celebration and grand finale for Rocky Mountain Raceways. The racing complex, which has been around in some form since July 23,will be demolished and replaced by an industrial park. Racers will have to travel to Idaho and Nevada for the closest tracks if they plan to continue this sport. Hundreds of current and former racers and fans, friends and family attended the Raceways' checkered-flag celebration, which was capped Looking 4 a West Valley City car racing friend one final slow, ceremonial drive on the drag strip and oval.
Dragsters sped down the strip for the last time, including junior racers, weekend hobbyists in their Corvettes, Camaros and Mustangs, and tire-screeching, speed-demon machines like the beautiful yellow Top Alcohol car that gave one final Looking 4 a West Valley City car racing friend to the beloved racer — the late Suzy Wells — who died in a tragic accident on the track in Sprint cars, yellow and black Hornets, Horny married wives in Buckhorn Missouri MO models, trucks, modified stock cars, quarter midgets like souped-up go-kartsan employee's small passenger vehicle with three Ute flags waving from the windows and even a tow truck took some final laps on the small oval that spans three-eighths of a mile.
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Tears were shed. Hugs were given.
Lpoking ovations were made. Smiles and gloomy looks were prevalent. And a racing community shared one final moment together in this soon-to-be-much-quieter spot in the northwestern corner of Salt Lake County.
Kylie, 22, has been racing on the oval for five years. At least he has an empathetic racer to console him and with whom to figure that out. Vakley
He and Kylie are thinking of buying bigger cars to race elsewhere. One of the couple's fondest memories — perhaps after getting engaged at the Raceways — was when Kylie beat Levi for her first racing win.
That's no small feat. Levi is a two-time-defending Mini Cup champion.
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Levi laughed that it was "a little bit" hard raing lose to his future wife — the race was a year ago Amateur married lesbian but he quickly got over that. Kylie, who said they enjoy competing against each other but try to not smash into each other's car, smiled at the memory, and added, "He was out of the car faster than I was. Former RMR general manager Doug Binstock, who most recently oversaw concessions sales, said he fondly remembers how the raceway became a racing outlet and a safe place for local youths, including gang members, through a midnight drag racing series held throughout the summer.
At its peak, csr from 4, to 8, teenagers — perhaps an adult or two, too — packed the place to test their souped-up cars, cheer on friends and just hang out. We gave something to kids that's going to be taken away — something to do Looking 4 a West Valley City car racing friend a Friday oLoking.
Eames shared one fun story about one of the young ca competitors. In the track's first race several years ago, two of the small cars bumped against each other and one of the quarter-midget vehicles tipped over and did a bunch of barrel rolls.
The racer's dad — a champion modified rider — and officials hurried to help him out and asked if he was OK and he was.
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The racer was a bit shaken up but unflinchingly asked one question that revealed something about his competitive spirit. On Saturday night, Eames and the rest of his racing friends walked away — after laughing hard, racing hard and experiencing hard emotions — for one last time.
Deseret News Church News Subscribe. Rocky Mountain Raceways, which turned 50 this year, is shutting down after one last day of racing on Saturday.
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