Numerous caution flags slowed the action on the tight and tricky quarter-mile paved oval but nothing seemed to rattle the youngster as he was clearly the class of the field. Following Doss to the line was Craig Bell who made his first start of the season and led most of the first half of the race. Bruce Quale finished third after having to make several pit stops for repairs due to an incident early in the event.
John Nesmith finished fourth and for a time looked to have played the right strategy making his way to the lead on lap 60 but was involved in an incident a lap later and had to pit for adjustments. And rounding out the top five was Rick Fowble as he recorded his first top five finish of the season and third top ten performance this year.
The rest of the top ten included Thane Alderman, Tyler Monroe, Tyler Bailey, Lee Hackney, and Steve Jones. Trevor Cristiana from California was the quick qualifier winning the Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Award. Cristiani looked to have the car to beat as he had worked worked his way in the top seven by lap 40 but was involved in an incident ending his night.
By virtue of his third place finish, Bruce Quale takes over the point lead after three races with a 35-point advantage over Steve Jones. Nesmith sits third just three points behind Jones with Doss moving up to the fourth position 84-points back. Thane Alderman rounds out the top five in the standings.
The next event for the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is Saturday June 2 at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley, Utah. For all the latest news and information regarding the RMCS please log onto www.rmcsracing.com.
The RMCS utilizes a racing format not found in ANY other regional touring series around the country. The RMCS inverts up to the top 20 from qualifying putting the fast qualifiers at the back to start each race. 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 at each race.
CarbonX, the world leader in fire protective clothing, is title sponsor of the RMCS for the fifth season and along with Century Boatland, based in Twin Falls, which is also back with the series for the third year providing significant event and series support. Since 1985, Century Boatland has been the Magic Valley headquarters for new and used recreational, pleasure, and fishing boats.
The series is supported by a great family of sponsors including: CarbonX, Century Boatland, Project Filter, ESI, A-1 Heating & Air Conditioning, Sharp Powder Coating, Five Star Racing Bodies, Hoosier Racing Tires, Frank's Radios, Performance Solutions, Kidd's Performance and Dyno, Joes Racing Products, PPG Paint, Circle Racing Wheels, and Mike Minegar's Auto Body.
Meridian Speedway, Meridian, Idaho May 19, 2012
1/4-Mile Paved Oval
Finish Start Car # Laps Points Status
1 15 75 Jeremy Doss 100 214 Running
2 2 27 Craig Bell 100 165 Running
3 14 92 Bruce Quale 100 189 Running
4 13 1 John Nesmith 100 182 Running
5 6 98 Rick Fowble 100 145 Running
6 4 09 Thane Alderman 100 141 Running
7 9 16 Tyler Monroe 100 142 Running
8 10 99 Tyler Bailey 100 131 Running
9 7 11 Lee Hackney 95 118 Running
10 12 03 Steve Jones 68 129 Accident
11 3 41 TJ Woodhall 67 110 Accident
12 5 6 Quint Whitman 49 114 Accident
13 11 40 Dylan Caldwell 49 114 Mechanical
14 8 15 Steve Gannon 18 106 Accident
15 1 88 Travis Monett 18 84 Accident
16 16 90 Trevor Cristiani 16 98 Accident
2012 RMCS Season Points after 3 of 11 races
Pos Car # Driver Points
1 92 Bruce Quale 542
2 03 Steve Jones 507
3 1 John Nesmith 504
4 75 Jeremy Doss 420
5 09 Thane Alderman 416
6 99 Tyler Bailey 401
7 98 Rick Fowble 384
8 15 Steve Gannon 354
9 88 Travis Monett 320
10 41 TJ Woodhall 214
11 4 Lynn Hardy 204
12 84 Zan Sharp 172
13 27 Craig Bell 165
14 26 John Newhouse 142
15 16 Tyler Monroe 142
16 66 Eric Rhead 134
17 38 David Braund 123
18 11 Lee Hackney 118
19 6 Quint Whitman 114
20 40 Dylan Caldwell 114
21 19 Morgan Rasmussen 110
22 14 Jody South 110
23 90 Trevor Cristiani 98
24 65 Darren Jones 94
About The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series
The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is a regional touring series 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 at www.rmcsracing.com.
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