Next Up: El Paso County Raceway, Sept 24th
The final RMMRA race in Colorado is this weekend at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, CO, Sept 24! Tri-Lakes Garage Door has put forward some extra sponsorship towards the purse! Catch the midgets action one more time in Colorado this year!
Olivia Bennett (advisory member)
Ken Clark (Honorary)
Gary Martelon (Honorary)
Ride Along with #91 Lance Bennett and Cappy Mason Racing!
The last RMMRA event at I-76 Speedway each season brings another running of the Ken Clark Memorial, honoring the long time midget car owner behind the #33 and the Clark Family. Outstanding sponsors like the Clark Family, Buckeye Welding, Willhite Roofing, and Tri Lakes Garage Doors collectively brought together an additional $2000 to the night's purse!
The night started with two heats of midget action with Collin Rinehart and Keith Rauch taking the wins. An invert of the top 8 cars in the feature lineup put AJ Valim and Ben Haney on the front row, with Valim's 91v machine coming off a feature win with Chris Sheil behind the wheel during the last visit to Fort Morgan.
The 33-lap feature was off to a quick start as Valim jumped out to the early lead with Babich, Blaze Bennett, Haney, and Rauch in tow. The laps clicked off until damage to Ben Haney would bring the #3 to a stop and end his night. The following run would see Rauch pestering the tail of AJ Valim for the top spot until the 91 of Lance Bennett got turned around in turn 3.
The final restart gave the opportunity for Collin Rinehart to throw his hat in the ring during a 3-way race for the lead but as the track really started to take rubber, there was no stopping Rauch from taking the lead and the top spot at the finish. The top 5 were Rauch, Valim, Harr, Rinehart, and Hamilton.
A Feature (33 Laps): 1. 27-Keith Rauch; 2. 91V-AJ Valim; 3. 2B-Bob Harr; 4. 6-Collin Rinehart; 5. 76-Mark Hamilton; 6. 69-Paul Babich; 7. 91-Lance Bennett; 8. 87-Mark Misegadis; 9. 30T-Andy Anderson; 10. 16-Ashley Oerter; 11. 43-Ryan Oerter; 12. (DNF) 10B-Blaze Bennett; 13. (DNF) 3-Ben Haney; 14. (DNS) 34-Cameron Willhite
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Collin Rinehart; 2. 43-Ryan Oerter; 3. 2B-Bob Harr; 4. 3-Ben Haney; 5. (DNF) 76-Mark Hamilton; 6. (DNF) 91-Lance Bennett; 7. (DNF) 34-Cameron Willhite
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Keith Rauch; 2. 69-Paul Babich; 3. 10B-Blaze Bennett; 4. 91V-AJ Valim; 5. 16-Ashley Oerter; 6. 87-Mark Misegadis; 7. (DNF) 30T-Andy Anderson
The final RMMRA race in Colorado is this weekend at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, CO, Sept 24! Catch the action one more time in state this year!
8th Annual Ken Clark Memorial Picked Up By Keith Rauch!