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Dillon Wins Ultra Quick Rocky Mountain Challenge Series Race In Twin Falls

RMCS logo. (Courtesy D. Shannon)
RMCS logo. (Courtesy D. Shannon)

All starters were running at the end of the race that only took 26 minutes and 8
seconds to complete.

Courtesy: D. Shannon/RMCS Media Relations

TWIN FALLS, ID (June 12, 2010) John Dillon of Boise, Idaho made his first start of
the season and dominated the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series Mike Minegar's
Auto Body "100". Dillon claimed his 6th Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time
Award, putting him at the tail of the field to start the 100-lap race. He steadily
worked his way forward and took the lead from Brett Thompson on lap 45 and never
looked back. Thompson finished second followed by Dave Minegar, John Newhouse, and
Lynn Hardy.

All starters were running at the end of the race that only took 26 minutes and 8
seconds to complete. Steve Jones maintains his point lead after a seventh place
finish. John Newhouse holds down the second position but closed the gap to close
within 54 points. Lynn Hardy and Brett Thompson are tied for third with 653 points
apiece. Dave Minegar moved up the fifth (584) in the points after consecutive top
five finishes.

The next event for the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is Saturday, June 26
at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho for round five of the ten race championship

The RMCS utilizes a racing format not found in ANY other regional touring series
around the country. The top 20 qualifiers are inverted for every race putting fast
time in the 20th starting position. This format ensures race fans see what they paid
for and that is passing. Each driver is awarded three points per position gained in
the event. Points are also awarded for qualifying and heat race finishes. Through
the history of the series, the winning driver has averaged a 15th place starting
position. To ensure competition, the RMCS pays it purse based on total point
accumulation for the event and provides several special performance awards for each

The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is a regional touring series in its
seventh year that allows all competitors to race and gain experience on different
types of racetracks. It is a high-quality professional racing series that offers
maximum opportunity at an affordable price serving the intermountain West. The motto
of the series is to “Race Hard and Have Fun!” For all the latest news
and information regarding the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series log on to our
website or follow all the racing action from around the west at

1. (14)     John Dillon, 100, Running
2. (4)     Brett Thompson, 100, Running
3. (12)     Dave Minegar, 100, Running
4. (13)     John Newhouse, 99, Running
5. (11)     Lynn Hardy, 99, Running
6. (7)     Bruce Quale, 99, Running
7. (9)     Steve Jones, 99, Running
8. (10)     Thane Alderman, 99, Running
9. (5)     Travis Monett, 99, Running
10. (15)     Rick Fowble, 99, Running
11. (8)     Joe Miller, 98, Running
12. (3)     Russell Butler, 98, Running
13. (2)     Eric Rhead, 97, Running
14. (16)    Lonnie Lowder, 96, Running
15. (6)     TJ Woodhall, 95, Running
16. (1)     Jim Curbow, 93, Running

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Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.