Rocky Mountain Raceways Gets New Asphalt
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Rocky Mountain Raceways’ quarter-mile IHRA drag strip recently finished a repaving project that involved the removal of the old surface and placement of a new asphalt track.
The project was undertaken with the goal of being completed in time for the NAPA Auto Parts Nitro Jam presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports and Cricket Wireless June 29-30.
Staker Parson undertook the project that finished late last month.
“After 16 years of providing a great racing surface for the racers at RMR, our old surface has been removed and a new asphalt track put in its place. Staker Parson started by removing the top 2.5 inches of the current asphalt surface, then threw down a nice new track from the 330 foot mark to the finish line,” said Mike Eames, general manager of Rocky Mountain Raceways. “They have machines that are capable of surfacing the road with continuous paving machines, which should give us one of the smoothest quarter miles in the country.”
Rocky Mountain Raceways drag strip was originally paved in 1997, when the Young Automotive Group purchased the race track and remodeled the entire facility.
“Staker Parson is a company with great credentials and did the first paving of the track 16 years ago and it was and still is one of the smoothest, flattest tracks in the country. This repaving will again be the best in the country and should produce some great ET’s and speeds,” said Ron Craft, Rocky Mountain Raceways drag strip manager.