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MONTANA 200 TO BE WEBCAST LIVE OVER INTERNET

 (The Spokesman-Review)
(The Spokesman-Review)

The Montana 200 broadcast team includes Paul Bartholomew from Motor Racing Network (MRN) and the voice of NASCAR’s Sprint Vision at each Cup race weekend, along with The Spokesman-Review newspaper’s motorsports columnist, Doug Pace, as they provide play-by play with Montana Raceway Park’s Reed Tobol working pit road

Courtesy: Montana Raceway Park Media Relations

KALISPELL, Mont. (July 9, 2009)-Officials with Montana Raceway Park have announced that the 19th Annual Coors Light Montana 200 will be webcast over the Internet with full video and audio available to viewers who subscribe to the package.

 

American Web Design debuted the Internet streaming and broadcasting service during the 4th of July ARCA West Firecracker 125 with great success which allowed track officials to put the broadcast in place for the Montana 200.

 

“The debut of live streaming of our Firecracker 125 was a success and fans have inquired about the possibility of doing it again for the Coors Light Montana 200. After we sat down with American Web Design and worked through a process of how to make all of that happen an agreement has been reached to broadcast the 200 on Friday and Saturday night,” said Montana Raceway Park general manager Justin Rody.

 

Race fans can log onto www.montanaracewaypark.com to catch all the action beginning July 17 with qualifying, heat racing and a consolation heat. On Saturday night fans will be able to log onto the website to view opening ceremonies, the Westward Bound Legends main event in addition to the 19th Annual Coors Light Montana 200.

 

The Montana 200 broadcast team includes Paul Bartholomew from Motor Racing Network (MRN) and the voice of NASCAR’s Sprint Vision at each Cup race weekend, along with The Spokesman-Review newspaper’s motorsports columnist, Doug Pace, as they provide play-by-play with Montana Raceway Park’s Reed Tobol working pit road.

 

Gary Lewis is the two-time defending Coors Light Montana 200 champion and has already earned two main event victories in 2009 on the ASA Northwest Late Model Tour where he trails another longtime Montana 200 competitor, Brent Harris, by just six points as each driver chases the series 2009 championship.

 

Others to watch include Montana native Alex Lessor, who leads the track’s late model points standings while Mark Owens is a past 200 champion that has always been a threat for victory each year. Two-time INSSA champion, David Garber, won the Firecracker 125 on July 4 at Montana Raceway Park giving him a tremendous amount of momentum heading into the Coors Light Montana 200.

 

The weekend gets started on Thursday, July 16 with an open practice session followed by the Coors Light/Kalispell Toyota FanFest featuring an on track autograph session, food, entertainment and live broadcasting over the Internet. All fan activities on Thursday are free to the public.

 

Friday, July 17 will see competitors qualify and race in their respective heat races and includes a Westward Bound Legends event.

 

Saturday’s schedule includes a last chance race for late model drivers that have not secured a starting position in the 24-car field and another exciting Legends car main event prior to the green flag for the 19th Annual running of the famed Montana 200.

 

For more information regarding live broadcasting over the Internet of the 19th Annual Coors Light Montana 200 log onto www.montanaracewaypark.com or call (406) 257-RACE (7223).




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