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

Valleyford's Joe and Jake Bissett will battle three other Legends drivers at Montana Raceway Park this Saturday night for the 2009 championship.

Courtesy: Montana Raceway Park Media Relations

KALISPELL, Mont. (September 23, 2009)- Just six points separate Scott
Dalla and Jake Bissett for the 2009 Montana Raceway Park Legends division
championship as the final night of racing this season is set for Saturday
night. A total of 31 points separate Dalla and fifth place driver Wrango
West with qualifying, heat races and main events a premium this weekend.

Dalla and West had been running first and second in points heading into
the Sept. 12 race but each driver suffered mechanical troubles in the main
event that tightened the field up heading into the final race of the

Tyler Corpron picked up the win in the division’s last main event and
holds down third place in the overall standings-just 11 markers back of
Dalla and five points behind Bissett. Running second on Sept 12 was Joe
Bissett who sits in fourth place overall and trails Corpron by 14 points
in the battle for third place overall in the driver’s standings.

Also holding their final race of the season will be the Limited Sportsman,
Hornets, Compacts, Bombers and the Hornet Enduro 50-lap championship.

Points leader Jason Robinson used a strong run in last weekend’s Limited
Sportsman 25-lap main event in besting Josh Robinson (second in points) to
move out to a 20-point gap on his sibling rival. Zach Mongan holds down
third place in the driver’s points standings with Adam Kinkel and Chuck
Swope rounding out the top-5.

Katie Pilsch extended her hold on the 2009 Hornet division points lead
with a top-3 finish in last weekend’s main event. Cory Rehm and Kyle
Basler round out the top-3. The best points battle in the division heading
into the final weekend of racing is for the sixth position with two
drivers, Tim Hatlen and Travis Cannon, knotted at 376 points and trailing
fifth place Jared White by eight points.

The Compact division has Fran Rehn in front of Tim Davis by 17 points with
Marvin Stone holding down the third place position. Nancy Davis trails
fourth place Bill Mitchell by 18 points with one race remaining.

Jason Young rolls into this weekend’s championship race fresh off a
victory over Dave Berglund (third in points) and Bill McCallum (second) in
last Saturday’s 75-lap main event. Berglund’s runner-up finish closed the
gap between himself and McCallum to nine points and extended his advantage
over fourth place Jimmy Worsham by 24 markers.

Hobby Stock points leader, Dustin Martel, merely needs to qualify this
weekend to wrap up the 2009 championship as he holds a commanding 49-point
spread on second place Nick Szalay.

Blowout specials in the Montana Raceway Park souvenir stand awaits fans
the weekend along with great concession specials. Spectator gates open at
5 p.m. on Saturday night with qualifying at 6 and opening ceremonies set
for 7. Mike’s Hard Lemonade sponsors championship racing for the final
event of 2009. For tickets and other information log onto or call (406) 257-RACE (7223).

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Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.