Sharp is Sharp in Scoring RMCS Victory at Stateline
Utah Driver Starts Deep in Field, But Dominates Late in the Race
Series PR Report
Zan Sharp of Wellsville, UT dominated the second half of the 100-lap Duel for the 200 at Stateline Stadium Speedway in Post Falls, ID to score his sixth career CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series win in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Sharp, a former two-time series champion, started 17th and steadily moved through the field to take the lead on lap 47 and held off a determined challenge from Danny Rhodes over the final 20 laps. A late caution set up a green, white, checkered finish with Sharp holding off Rhodes followed by Bruce Quale in third. 2009 series champion John Dillon finished fourth with Dave Garber edging Craig Bell at the line for fifth.

The top six point finishers in the RMCS race are locked in to Sunday's Idaho 200. Those driver's include Zan Sharp, John Dillon, Bruce Quale, Dan Rhodes, Dave Garber, and Craig Bell. All other competitors will have to qualify into the race tomorrow.

The race action was slowed only three times for single car spins and included a green, white, checkered finish with 15 of 22 starters were running at the end. John Newhouse retook the point lead by 25-points over Steve Jones. Brett Thompson maintain third just one point behind Jones. Lynn Hardy stays in in the fourth position with Dave Minegar rounding out the top five. Minegar scored his 23rd career Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time award to lead all qualifiers but was sidelined on lap 60 of the race with ignition issues.

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 onto www.rmcsracing.com. Follow all the racing action from throughout the West by logging onto www.racingwest.com. This event will be “Near Live” on Racing West all day Saturday so log on and have fun!

CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series      
NAPA Duel for the 200          
Stateline Speedway, Post Falls, Idaho July 31, 2010
1/4-Mile Paved Oval          
100 laps
                
Finish    Start    Car #        Laps    Points    Status

1    17    84    Zan Sharp    100    218    Running
2    9    19    Dan Rhodes    100    186    Running
3    15    92    Bruce Quale    100    196    Running
4    19    11    John Dillon    100    200    Running
5    14    93    Dave Garber    100    177    Running
6    16    99    Craig Bell    100    171    Running
7    10    26    John Newhouse    100    147    Running
8    4    41    Andy Brown    100    129    Running
9    8    03    Steve Jones    100    110    Running
10    18    22    Jonathon Gomez    100    145    Running
11    12    61    Brett Thompson    100    115    Running
12    6    88    Travis Monett    99    110    Running
13    13    4    Lynn Hardy    99    112    Running
14    3    73    Joe Miller    98    104    Running
15    21    25    Lonnie Lowder    98    92    Running
16    5    09    Thane Alderman    85    96    Running
17    7    40    Dylan Caldwell    61    92    Running
18    20    9    Dave Minegar    50    108    Running
19    2    66    Eric Rhead    43    80    Running
20    11    14    Kevin Richards    32    74    Running
21    1    20    Todd Havens    20    71    Running
22    22    29    Jason O'Neil    18    66    Running




The podium finishers at Stateline Stadium Speedway.  (RMCS Photo)