RMR is Next Challenge for Newhouse

Rookie Hannah Newhouse Rolls Into RMCS Race With Consecutive Top Five Finishes

JEROME, IDAHO (May 15, 2013)- Hannah Newhouse, driver of the #61 RTTI Chevrolet in theCarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, returns to Rocky Mountain Raceways this Saturday night for round two of the 2013 RMCS campaign. Last weekend Newhouse left RMR with a fifth place performance in the ASA Truck Series and is looking for the same success this weekend.

Newhouse finished fourth in round one of the RMCS two weeks ago at her home track of Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho but knows the challenge this weekend will be tough. While she is comfortable in both her truck and RMCS car, they drive completely different and her start on Saturday will be her first in the more powerful full-bodied stock car at the fast high-banked “Hoursepower Heaven”.

The 3/8-mile banked oval layout of RMR provides fans and competitors some of the best side-by-side racing around and over the years have produced the most exciting racing in the series.

“I am looking forward to racing the RMCS car at RMR this weekend,” Newhouse said. “I am comfortable in the car but still have a lot to learn when it comes to saving tires and being patient. Plus everything happens so fast if you are not focused your race can end badly.”

In the last RMCS race, Newhouse narrowly avoided the may lay on lap 35 although she did sustain some cosmetic damage to her Chevrolet. “I really credit Brian (Helm) my spotter for talking me through the race,” Newhouse offered. “As soon as the cars started spinning he moved me to the high side of the track and luckily it all worked out.”

In her brief racing career, Newhouse has compiled a solid list of accomplishments winning seven times in her first year of Late Model racing and collecting a combined 25 top five performances in the Late Models, Trucks, and the RMCS. This weekend at RMR the goals is no different.

“My dad (2007 RMCS champion John Newhouse) and everyone else keeps telling me to finish all the laps and the finishes will come,” Newhouse said.

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