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The region's two big late model events kick kick off this weekend with the running of the 23rd Annual Montana 200. A local driver may be the favorite to win the race based on his most recent performance.
Gary Lewis, the three-time Idaho 200 champion, made a statement in Montana that this summer it may more of the same as he won the Montana 200 on Saturday night setting the stage for a run towards four straight Inland Empire crowns.
Three-time Coors Light Montana 200 champion, Gary Lewis, will lead the field to the green flag for the 20th running of the famed event. David Garber, the defending INSSA champion, lines up 18th. The race will be streamed live on montanaracewaypark.com with audio and video beginning at 5 p.m. PST on Saturday night.
One of the region’s biggest late model events, the 20th Annual Montana 200, has 44 drivers pre-registered with six from the Inland Empire led by three-time INSSA champion, David Garber.
The Northwest’s premier late model stock car event, the Coors Light Montana 200, has over 40 drivers pre-registered with more still to come. Gary Lewis has won three consecutive Montana 200 races but will be challenged this year with drivers coming from as far as Colorado to dethrone the champion.
Gary Lewis. The Snohomish, Wash. champion, has earned over $36,000 in Montana 200 prize money since 2007 and looks to increase that total at this year’s event behind the wheel of The Sign Factory USA Chevrolet.
Western Montana, Southwestern British Columbia and Alberta, Northern Idaho and race fans on the Internet will again be able to listen to the famed Montana 200 live as Bee Broadcasting will devote extensive coverage of the 20th Annual event across its network with the July 17 200-lap finale carried live on Montana Country 106.3 The Bear.
Gary Lewis roared to his third straight Montana 200 setting up the potential for the trifecta should he prevail in the Idaho 200 coming on August 2.
Mark Owens and the No. 44 Budweiser Chevrolet stormed to the top of the speed charts with a 13.016-second lap with Gary Lewis in the SEFNCO Communications fell back to second by just .163-seconds.
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
The West Coast’s premier late model event, the Montana 200, has ticket and entry information posted on its website.