Gary Lewis will lead the 26-car field to the green flag today in the ASA Northwest Late Model Tour's running of the Big Sky 150 at Mission Valley Speedway in Ronan, Mont.
Courtesy: Scott Ellsworth, ASA NWLMT Media Relations
Polson, MT (May 23, 2009): The iRacing.com American Speed Association Northwest Late Model Tour day one of the two day Big Sky 150 Cory Wolfe Challenge at Mission Valley Speedway is history. The starting lineup for the 150 lap feature on Sunday May 24 is set. Gary Lewis the 2008 winner of the $10,000.00 winner’s check will start on the pole after winning his qualifying 35-lap heat race. On the outside of the front row will be Brent Harris winner of his heat race.
Row two will have Shelby Thompson inside of Joey Tanner. Owen Riddle will be inside row three and Dan Rhodes outside.
The day started with time trials for starting position in the twin 35-lap qualifying heat races. Fast qualifier Mike Longton rolled a six for the invert. Longton will start fifth. Second quick Joey Tanner has acclimated to the tricky track and is looking for his best finish of the season. Tanner helped his cause by easily winning the 100-lap Limited Late Model Main on Saturday.
Day two gets its start Sunday May 24 with practice for the super late model traveling series at 12:00pm followed by the 150-laps on the high banked 3/8-mile oval. Another great day of weather will greet the fans and racers.
iRacing.com ASA Northwest Late Model Tour
Big Sky 150 Qualifiers
Mission Valley Speedway – Polson, MT
Time Trials: 1- Mike Longton (:14.532); 2- Joey Tanner; 3- Gary Lewis; 4- Brent Harris; 5-Owen Riddle; 6- Kelly Mann; 7- Erick Hargraves; 8- Dan Rhodes; 9- Shelby Thompson; 10- Jared Vorse; 11- Kevin Richards; 12- Wes Rhodes; 13- Brad Stanwood; 14- Dave Garber; 15- Agni Howell; 16- Mike Obrist; 17- Amanda MacDonald; 18- Mark Sundberg; 19-Jay Sauls; 20- Don Vickery; 21- Kirk Hennefer; 22- Justin Drake; 23- Allen Cress; 24- Cory Wolfe; 25- Chuck Dills; 26- Alvin Brester
Qualifying Heat Race (Outside Row) 35-laps: 1- Brent Harris; 2- Joey Tanner; 3- Dan Rhodes; 4- Wes Rhodes; 5- Jared Vorse; 6- Kelly Mann; 7- Don Vickery; 8- Cory Wolfe; 9 -Dave Garber; 10- Mike Obrist; 11- Justin Drake; 12- Alvin Brester; 13- Mark Sundberg
Qualifying Heat Race (Inside Row) 35-laps: 1- Gary Lewis; 2- Shelby Thompson; 3- Owen Riddle; 4- Mike Longton; 5- Kevin Richards; 6- Brad Stanwood; 7- Jay Sauls; 8- Erick Hargraves; 9- Allen Cress; 10- Agni Howell; 11- Amanda MacDonald; 12- Chuck Dills