Rocky Mountain Raceways always puts on a good show for the fans, but the drivers love the track as well.
RMR's quarter-mile IHRA drag strip received top honors from the Summit SuperSeries with the top performing track award for 2011.
It's the West Valley City track's second award in a row. Tracks of the year earn the title by showing positive growth and on-track success.
Rocky Mountain Raceways will celebrate the 2011 RMR champions on next Friday in the RMR Convention Center.
Champs include Jesse Sanderson (IHRA no box,) Marty Castagno (IHRA box,) Ken Ratzloff (top sportsman) and Gordon Turner (top dragster).
A recent new poll by Poll Position found that 76 percent of Americans do not miss the NBA.
The answer is divided among age groups. Ironically, young folks in the ages 18-29 group, miss the NBA the most with 29 percent saying they are missing the games. But, 83 percent of those in the ages 30-44 group say they do not miss pro basketball.
The recently-held NBA Developmental League draft was held, with the season approaching. Ex-Utah State standout Pooh Williams was taken in the third round by Rio Grande Valley. Former Weber State player Franklin Session, who finished up his career at Cal State-L.A., was taken in the sixth round by the L.A. D-Denders. Former Utah Valley player Jordan Brady is on the D-Fenders' training camp roster.
Sadly, no Utah team will be in the D-League this season. The first games are set for Nov. 25.
Former Weber High standout Mary Anne MacFarlane competed in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the Billie Jean National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. She is currently a sophomore at Alabama. ...
The Tour of Utah cycling stage race will be held Aug. 7-12, 2012. ...
Bear, the out-of-work Jazz mascot, participated in the Syracuse Guns-N-Hoses basketball game Friday night.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or email@example.com.