********************************************             2014 RMMRA Banquet!!!!

The RMMRA will be holding their 2014 Awards Banquet and dinner on October 26th at K1 Speed!!!!  The banquet will be from 4:00-7:00 pm starting with kart racing and concluding with dinner and season awards presentations.

K1 Speed is located at: 
8034 Midway Drive
Littleton, CO 80125

Banquet tickets will be $25 and can be paid at the door. If you plan on racing the cost is 
$49
which includes both a heat race and main event for all drivers. Please be at K1 Speed by 3:40 pm if you plan on racing so you can register. There will also be a trophy/podium presentation thereafter.

Please RSVP to Chris Sheil at 303-358-9131 or by email to chris_sheil@yahoo.com by October 16th so we can put an accurate head count. Please specify if you plan on racing or not as well.
 
We look forward to seeing you all at the banquet and capping off a successful 2014 race season!!!!

** Please also remember we are having our general election meeting on Saturday, October 11th at 10:00 am. The meeting will be held at USA Performance Engines which is located at 1001 E. 75th Avenue in Denver. 

See you all there!!


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 Ade Butler Memorial Party and Service



From the family of Ade Butler:

Dear Friends,

On September 21st, my father, Adolph Butler, passed away after having lived 94 years of an extraordinary life. Please join me and my family at a dinner party to celebrate his life. 
            
            Date: Saturday, October 11th
            Time: 6pm to 10pm
            Location: Fox Hollow Golf Club
                                 13410 W. Morrison Road
                                 Lakewood, CO 80228

Please RSVP to me at: whansbrough@msn.com or kindly leave a message at 858-837-1594

There will also be a graveside service if you would like to attend.

            Date: Friday, October 10th
            Time: 2:30 pm
            Location: Mount Olivet Cemetery (Archdioceses of Denver Cemetery)
                                12801 West 44th Avenue
                                Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-2460

In Lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice, in memory of my Dad.

Hope to see you there,

Wendy Hansbrough


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Rauch Continues Winning Ways To
  Claim 6th Championship Title



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Ft. Morgan, CO (August 31, 2014) - The RMMRA visited Butch Speicher's I-76 Speedway on August 31, 2014 for the fourth and final time of the season. This was also the season finale for the RMMRA.

Racing action began on a very heavy track. In the first heat race, Mark Chisholm shot to the lead and never looked back . The second heat saw points leader Keith Rauch take the lead early and continue to the heat race win. 

The drivers and crews readied themselves for the 20 lap feature event. At the green Scott Fennell shot to the lead and continued leading for the first three laps. Fennell was on point until he caught a rut going into turns 1 and 2 and got airborne. The car rolled coming to a stop in turn two. Scott was okay but unfortunately did not restart.

On the restart Keith Rauch set the pace and never looked back. He was challenged by Chris Sheil early on until Bob Harr joined in the battle and the two swapped positions in and out of lap traffic for second place. At the checkers it was Keith Rauch, Chris Sheil, Bob Harr, Mark Chisholm, and Dustin Weland rounding out the top five. The RMMRA would like to congratulate Keith Rauch on his 6th RMMRA Season Championship as well as car owner Frank Peterson and Chief Mechanic Mark Matejka.

The final race results are posted  at RMMRA.com on the "Results" page as well as the final 2014 Points Standings. Thank all of our drivers and teams on a successful season and we look forward to racing with you all in 2015!!!!


**Update on Mitch and Beth Miller** 
Mitch and Beth Miller continue to improve. Beth has been in a living center at 77th and Sheridan and may be going home soon. Mitch is continuing some tests and may be able to transfer soon for more rehab. If you would like to send Get Well Cards to Mitch and Beth you can do so at the following address:

7912 Fenton Street
Arvada, CO 80003





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       Rauch Repeats as Winner at El Paso
County Speedway
 

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Calhan, CO (August 24, 2014) - The RMMRA returned to El Paso County Speedway on Saturday for their third and final time of the season. Mother nature unleashing her powers the night before so the day started off with track preparation. The heat race action saw heat races won by Keith Rauch in the first heat and Lance Bennett in the second. Clint Schubert got upside down in the first heat after catching a rut and luckily escaped injury. His car was unable however to continue the night.

The track was reworked during intermission and we began feature action. Pole sitter Greg Schaefer, driving the Cappy Mason owned Spike/Ed Pink Ford brought the field to the green to start the 20 lap "A" Feature. On the completion of lap one, Bob Harr spun in turn four bringing out the caution. After the restart, Schaefer bolted out front with Dustin Weland following in second.

During the next several laps, last weeks winner Keith Rauch starting from the third row was working his way through traffic. On lap seven, the first of two red flags came out when Larry Bensenberg and Mark Bensenberg made contact in turn two tipping Mark over. Larry was unable to continue and retired to the pits with damage to the car while Mark was able to refire and join the field at the back. 

Schaefer again quickly shot to the point on the restart with Rauch behind. They battled for several laps then on lap 10 Rauch was able to make the pass on Schaefer for the lead spot. Lap 11 saw the second red flag of the night when Mark Bensenberg spun and flipped coming off of turn two. Mark was unharmed but unable to continue. 

On the restart Rauch took point and never looked back. At the finish, it was Keith Rauch, Greg Schaefer, Chris Sheil, Dustin Weland, and Mark Chisholm rounding out the top 5 positions. 

Next up: The Season Championship at Butch Speicher's I-76 Speedway in Ft. Morgan, CO!!!

Complete results are as follows:
 
Heat One (8 Laps) - Keith Rauch, Bob Harr, Greg Schaefer, Chris Sheil, Scott Fennell, Randy Oerter, Ryan Oerter, Clint Schubert

Heat Two (8 Laps) - Lance Bennett, Mark Chisholm, Dustin Weland, Mark Bensenberg, Larry Bensenberg, Doug Bensenberg, Colin Rinehart

"A" Feature (shortened to 15 laps) - Keith Rauch, Greg Schaefer, Chris Sheil, Dustin Weland, Mark Chisholm, Bob Harr, Ryan Oerter, Scott Fennell, Lance Bennett, Colin Rinehart, Randy Oerter, Doug Bensenberg (DNF), Mark Bensenberg (DNF), Larry Bensenberg (DNF), Clint Schubert (DNS)
 

  
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                        Keith Rauch Scores His 61st
        Career Win on Hall of Fame Night!



                 


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Ft. Morgan, CO (August 16, 2014) - The RMMRA made their third stop at Butch Speicher's I-76 Speedway of the season and the night was owned by Keith Rauch! 

Heat race action started of with Rauch taking the win in heat one followed by Randy Oerter and rookie Collin Reinhart making his first appearance in a midget. Heat race two showed a tight battle between Chris Sheil and Bob Harr on the fast 1/4 mile surface. The heat was won by Sheil followed closely by Bob Harr and Ryan Oerter.

During the night, the 2014 Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductees were announced mid-track. This was a very big night for the RMMRA as they have four members going into the HoF. Past champion Mike Gregg, Gene Pastor, and current points leader/past champion Keith Rauch were announced to the crowd Saturday night. In addition, Mark Matejka was announced as the "Jerry Van Dyke" award recipient for his contribution to motorsports. 

After the intermission, the track was reworked and did not disappoint. The surface held moisture and was extremely fast. The field took the green and had tight battles throughout the field. Keith Rauch and Bob Harr took off to commanding leads from the remaining field and battled closely the entire feature. At the checkers, it was Rauch showing why he is deserving of Hall of Fame honors as he captured his 61st career midget win.  

The RMMRA would like to thank Butch Speicher for a fast track and an incredible audience as the night featured "Fan Appreciation" night activities during intermission. A special thank you as well to an anonymous sponsor, in addition to Glen Tilton from Napa Auto Parts of Cheyenne, who together boosted the purse by $1,500!!! 

The next race is August 24th at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, CO. See you all there!!

Complete Results are as follows:

Heat One (8 Laps) - Keith Rauch, Randy Oerter, Collin Reinhart (Rookie), Doug Bensenberg (DNF), Scott Fennell (DNS), Greg Schaefer (DNS)

Heat Two (8 Laps) - Chris Sheil, Bob Harr, Ryan Oerter, Brad Tilton, Mark Chisholm (DNF), Bill Rousch (DNS)

"A" Feature (20 Laps) - Keith Rauch, Bob Harr, Chris Sheil, Mark Chisholm, Greg Schaefer, Randy Oerter, Brad Tilton, Ryan Oerter, Collin Rinehart, Bill Rousch, Doug Bensenberg, Scott Fennell



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       Schaefer Gives Veteran RMMRA
    Owner his First Midget Feature Win

    
                      

 

Calhan, CO (July 19, 2014) - Veteran open wheel driver Greg Schaefer gave RMMRA owner Cappy Mason his first midget "A" feature win on Saturday night at El Paso County Speedway! A strong field of cars traveled to EPCS the night of the El Paso County Fair. With a large crowd on hand, heat race action began on the 1/4 mile dirt track with wins taken by Chris Sheil and Keith Rauch.

After the heat races, and a speed dice roll of "three" the first three rows inverted to begin the main event with front row starters Greg Schaefer and returning midget driver Troy Ullery. At the green, Schaefer shot to the front and set the pace. About half way through, the first caution came out between turns one and two involving Bob Harr and Troy Ullery. A few laps later the race was once again halted with Randy Oerter flipping between turns three and four. Randy escaped injury but the damage to his car prevented him from continuing. The field restarted with Greg Schaefer once again shooting to the front. He continued his pace on his way to his 1st victory of the season! At the finish, it was Greg Schaefer, Tony Rossi, Chris Sheil, Keith Rauch, and Mark Bensenberg with a strong run rounding out the top 5 spots.   

The complete results are as follows:
Heat One (8 laps) - 1. Chris Sheil, 2. Tony Rossi, 3. Greg Schaefer, 4. Ryan Oerter, 5. Bob Harr, 6. Mark Bensenberg, 7. Larry Bensenberg (DNS)

Heat Two (8 laps) - 1. Keith Rauch, 2. Mark Chisholm, 3. Troy Ullery, 4. Randy Oerter, 5. Doug Bensenberg, 6. Scott Haikus (DNS), 7. Dustin Weland (DNS)

"A" Feature (20 laps) - 1. Greg Schaefer, 2. Tony Rossi, 3. Chris Sheil, 4. Keith Rauch, 5. Mark Bensenberg, 6. Doug Bensenberg, 7. Bob Harr (DNF), 8. Mark Chisholm (DNF), 9. Scott Haikus (DNF), 10. Randy Oerter (DNF), 11. Troy Ullery (DNF), 12. Ryan Oerter (DNF), 13. Dustin Weland (DNS) 

 **** The RMMRA would like to remind everyone that our next race will be August 16, 2014 at Butch Speicher's I-76 Speedway in Ft. Morgan, CO. The race has received a growing payout and will be paying out $1,000 to win!!! There is also $500 that will be added to the purse in addition to our normal payout including a last place "hard luck" bonus of $100 going to the last place finishing car in the feature. The additional purse money is again on top of our standard payout and we would like to thank Glen Tilton from Napa Auto Parts of Cheyenne along with an anonymous sponsor for their contributions. 


    
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    Sheil Doubles Up With Win at Lamar
 



                


Lamar, CO. (July 5, 2014) After a rain out at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, CO on July 4th the RMMRA headed east to Lamar Speedway in Lamar, CO. This is the first time that the RMMRA has been to Lamar Speedway and is the only visit for 2014. The RMMRA showed up with a strong contingent bringing 15 cars and the largest car count of the night for any class. Promoter Kelly Morris had Lamar Speedway prepped and ready to go and right from the start the track was fast and provided multiple grooves for heat race action.
 
After strong heat races, won by Keith Rauch and Tony Rossi, the field was set for the feature. With a  "five" rolled for the inversion the heat race front runners were set back in the 9th and 10th starting spots. As the green fell the race was on with multiple passes and dicing back and forth for position. A caution flew when Tony Rossi and Scott Haikus made contact in turn three. After the restart, the race heated up with Chris Sheil, Keith Rauch, Bob Harr, and Greg Schaefer holding a tight battle up front. At the checkers it was Sheil grabbing his second win of the season in the StealthCom Solutions, Inc., Bell Racing Beast/Brayton. 

    ***The RMMRA would like to thank Lamar Speedway for the invitation and look forward to returning in 2015. We would like to also thank all of the drivers and teams that came out and made the show a success!!

Complete Results are as follows:
 
 Heat One (8 Laps) - Keith Rauch, Greg Schaefer, Scott Fennell, Bob Harr, Scott Haikus, Doug Bensenberg, Larry Bensenberg (DNF), Bill Rousch (DNS)

Heat Two (8 Laps) - Tony Rossi, Chris Sheil, Mark Chisholm, Ryan Oerter, Randy Oerter, Mark Bensenberg (DNF), Dustin Weiland (DNS)

"A" Feature (20 Laps) - Chris Sheil, Keith Rauch, Bob Harr, Greg Schaefer, Scott Fennell, Tony Rossi, Mark Chisholm, Ryan Oerter, Randy Oerter (DNF), Scott Haikus (DNF), Doug Bensenberg (DNF), Larry Bensenberg (DNF), Dustin Weiland (DNF), Mark Bensenberg (DNS), Bill Rousch (DNS)


            

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         Sheil Win's Phillips County Raceway




                    



Holyoke, CO. (June 28, 2014) - Chris Sheil driving the Stealthcom Solution, Denver Distrubutor, Beast-Fontana/Brayton won this past Saturday night at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, CO. on a very well prepared heavy track. 

Next race event for the RMMRA will be this weekend July 4 (Friday) night at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, CO. and July 5 (Saturday) night at Lamar Speedway in Lamar, CO.

Heat Finish: Bob Harr, Keith Rauch, Tony Rossi, Greg Schaefer, Chris Sheil, Scott Fennell, Brad Tilton, Mark Chisholm

Feature Finish: Chris Sheil, Mark Chisholm, Keith Rauch, Greg Schaefer,
Tony Rossi, Bob Harr, Brad Tilton, Scott Fennell

          

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               Harr Win’s two in a Row

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Ft. Morgan, CO. (June 21, 2014) - Bob Harr driving the Bear Electric, Musser Racing, Halaar Racing, Musser/Chevy won back to back Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) “A” Feature Saturday night at I-76 Speedway in Ft. Morgan, Colorado.

    Rookie Midget driver Brad Hilton set the pace for the field of cars to start the 16 Lap “A” Feature. Scott Fennel took the charge at the start but after lap one, Harr passed Fennell for the led going into turn 4. Keith Rauch starting fifth row inside charged through the field, after lap two, Rauch was challenging Harr for the lead. Harr and Rauch were in their own world and was battling it out for the lead, which left the rest of the field challenging for positions. On the last lap going for the checker flag, coming out of turn four, Rauch tried to pass Rauch one final time but at the finish line it was Harr, Rauch, Tony Rossi, Fennell, and Greg Schaefer rounding out the top five positions.

Official Results:

   1. Bob Harr, 2. Keith Rauch, 3. Tony Rossi, 4. Scott Fennell, 5. Greg Schaefer, 6. Chris Sheil, 7. Mark Chisholm, 8. Brad Tilton, 9. Doug Bensenberg, 10. Mark Bensenberg, 11. Larry Bensenberg - DNS


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Veteran RMMRA Driver Bob Harr Kicks Monkey Off of Shoulder

 

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Holyoke, CO. (May 25, 2014) - Veteran Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) driver Bob Harr finally kicked the old monkey off his shoulder Saturday night at Philips County Raceway by winning the 15 Lap “A” Feature.

  On the start of the “A” Feature, pole sitter Scott Fennell took the opening lap.  On lap two, Bob Harr, starting third row inside driving the Bear Electric, Shatz/Shatz Atty’s at Law, Musser Racing Engines, Halaar Racing took the led from Fennell.  While Harr was leading, Chris Sheil and last week Feature winner Keith Rauch was working their way up through the field.  Around lap 5, Sheil and Rauch caught Harr and the battle was on for the win.  But on lap thirteen, Sheil’s oil line broke, stopping in turn three, causing a yellow flag.  On the restart, Rauch challenged Harr for the lead but Harr had too much for Rauch.  At the checker, it was Harr, Rauch, Greg Schaefer, Mark Chisholm and Fennell rounding out the top five. 

Notes:  The last time Harr won a “A” Feature event was on September 27, 2003 at Rocky Mountain National Speedway in Denver, Colorado.  This is Harr 5th career RMMRA Feature win

Results:

Heat One (8 Laps):  Chris Sheil, Mark Chisholm, Bob Harr, Keith Rauch, Greg Schaefer, Scott Fennell, Tony Rossi, Brad Tilton (r).

“A” Feature (15 Laps) - Bob Harr, Keith Rauch, Greg Schaefer, Mark Chisholm, Scott Fennell, Chris Sheil (DNF), Brad Tilton (DNF), Tony Rossi (DNS). 


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Rauch Captures His 60th Midget “A” Feature Win

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Ft. Morgan, CO. (May 17, 2014) - The Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) opened up their 2014 race season on a cold, windy night at I-76 Speedway in Ft. Morgan, CO., with Keith Rauch winning his 60th “A” Feature Saturday night.

    On a heavy, well prepared track, pole sitter Scott Fennell brought the field of cars to the green flag.  On the opening lap, Chris Sheil and Greg Schaefer made contact going into turn one with Schaefer flipping off the track. Schaefer was ok.

    On the restart, Fennell took the lead again with Dustin Weland on his tail.  The first of two yellow flags came out when Tony Rossi and Bob Harr made contact between turns three and four, with Rossi spinning out.  On the restart, Weland passed Fennell on the outside going into turn one.  Weland led for several laps.  With the laps counting down, the second yellow flag came out when Rossi spun in turn one.  One the restart, Weland took the lead again with Rauch behind him.  Then Weland dropped into the infield with mechanical problems and Rauch took over the led.  At the checker, it was Rauch, Rossi, Harr, Fennell, and Rookie driver Brad Tilton.

Footnote:  Rauch won his 60th main event win, one behind Roy Bowe with 61.  Roy Bowe is 5th on the All-Time Colorado Feature win list, behind Mike Gregg who is in 4th with 65 wins.

Contacts

Chris Sheil
President
303-358-9131
chris_sheil@
yahoo.com


Jim Doyle
Vice President
303-358-8316

Ron Rossi
Sec/Treasurer
720-935-3020

Board Members

Ken Clark

Eric Weland

Frank Peterson




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