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Montana Racing Facility Partners With Lucas Oil

Montana Raceway Park signs agreement with Lucas Oil that provides the company with several benefits including title sponsorship of the Super Late Model division. Going forward the group will be known as the Lucas Oil Super Late Models.

Courtesy: Montana Raceway Park Media Relations

KALISPELL, Mont. (March 12, 2010)-Officials with Montana Raceway Park have announced a partnership with Lucas Oil that gives the company signage at the high-bank paved oval in Western Montana and title sponsorship of the track’s Super Late Model program.

For 2010 the division will be known as the Lucas Oil Super Late Models with defending champion, Alex Lessor, as one of many crowd favorites set to take part this season along with Bodie Morton, Mark Owens, Agni Howell, 2010 Rookie of the Year Forrest Bauer and Canadian drivers such as Clint Habart, Clayton Richert and Bill Royce. Also joining the division this year for a full-season run at the championship will be newcomer Ryan Wells and veterans such as Wrango West, Troy Schweigert and Billy Salmonsen.

“To have Lucas Oil partner with Montana Raceway Park for 2010 is very exciting,” said the facilities general manager and promoter, Justin Rody. “We look forward to showcasing their products to our fans and race teams and expect this inaugural season of the Lucas Oil Super Late Model division to be very competitive.”

The season gets underway on March 20 with a driver registration and information meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Open practice sessions are set for April 24 with five months of racing to follow. Drivers are encouraged to attend the registration session which is scheduled to be held at the Fun Beverage Conference Center just off Highway 93 on the south end of Kalispell.

Competition for the 2010 season is set to begin on May 8 with the Coca-Cola Season Opener featuring the Westward Bound Construction Legends, Crusin’ Compacts, Super Stocks, Bombers and Bandoleros.

Lucas Oil Super Late Models take their first laps of competition on May 15 with the running of the Mike’s Hard Lemonade 100. Also on the schedule will be the Westward Bound Construction Legends, Crusin’ Compacts, Thunder Roadsters and Hornets.

Season ticket packages are still available with single-race tickets set to go on sale at the end of April. To learn more about Montana Raceway Park and its 2010 season be sure to log onto or call (406) 257-RACE (7223).

Fans can get MRP Insider information including ticket, concession and souvenir specials, weather updates and more by texting mtrace to 91011 from their cellular phones.

Keeping Pace

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