WEST VALLEY CITY ‒ In the movie “Cast Away” famed actor Tom Hanks plays a guy named Chuck who survives a plane crash and ends up by himself on a deserted island. At one point Chuck is determined to start a fire with a couple of sticks, and after a few failed attempts he successfully turns a spark into a fire. In fact, in one of the key and most memorable moments in the film he excitedly dances around like a madman, proudly yelling, “Fire! I have made FIRE!”
So what does Tom Hanks and the movie “Cast Away” possibly have to do with Rocky Mountain Raceways? Easy. He is so pleased with making fire, he practically freaks out. And, well, the folks at RMR completely understand where he’s coming from.
They love fire.
Saturday night on the Young Kia Drag Strip, they'll prove their love with the annual event known as “Night of Fire.” In addition to hosting the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 7 – an event that will see 400 or more race cars from all over the West and parts of Canada – RMR will have Jet Cars on the track at 6:30 and 9 p.m. In addition, two of the Jet Cars will make an exhibition pass at 9 p.m. on Friday
Saturday’s festivities will highlight what figures to be an exciting, ground-pounding weekend of racing.
Competitors for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 7 began showing up to the RMR facility on Monday and have continued to set up in the 1280 The Zone pit area as well as on the America First Credit Union Super Oval.
The Lucas Oil racing will fires up Thursday morning and continues through Sunday.