KALISPELL, Montana — A total of 45 drivers have arrived to Montana Raceway Park for the running of the 20th Annual Coors Light Montana 200. Some teams have had driver changes to the entries and one new driver was added to the field.
Jim White of Kamloops, BC is the latest driver to enter this year’s race.
The 2006 CASCAR Western Canadian champion was in line when the gates open to register his Otter Lake Sand & Gravel Chevrolet. This will be White’s first attempt to make the prestigious Montana 200.
Todd Havens, owner of the entry that was to be driven by Shelby Thompson, has instead turned to Dan Garber to wheel the No. 95 Hilliard Enterprises Chevrolet. Garber is a past Inland Northwest Super Stock Association champion and is currently second in chase for the Appleway Chevrolet Parts Center ICAR Late Model Series drivers championship.
Chad Clampitt was set to drive his No. 11 Red Man Inc. Chevrolet but has instead negotiated a deal with Canadian Greg Funk that allows the Medicine Hat native to use the number to score points for Clampitt while also giving Funk the opportunity to make the Montana 200 for the first time in his career. Funk will be sponsored by Supernal Homes Ltd. this weekend.
Qualifying for the Montana 200 is set for 7 p.m. Friday with the top-12 drivers locked into the 24-car field. Consolation racing will be held Friday night giving six more drivers entry into Saturday’s main event.
Also on tap will be the Westward Bound Construction/Keller-Williams Realty Legend Series.
The 20th Annual Coors Light Montana 200 rounds out the starting grid with a Last Chance Qualifying Race with six more drivers advancing to the main event based on their finishing positions. That shootout is set for 6 p.m.
on Saturday, July 17. Competitors take the green flag for the Montana 200 at 9 p.m. MST with the race broadcast live on Montana Country, 106.3 The Bear, on the track’s website and the website of The Bear.
Advanced tickets are on sale at www.montanaracewaypark.com with two-day packages offering a savings for fans to enjoy all of the racing action.
Family ticket packages are also available at the track and online.
Accommodations are still available in the Flathead Valley for those traveling to Western Montana and hotel partners and contact information is available on the track’s website.
For up-to-date information text MTRACE to 91011 or call (406) 257-RACE (7223)
REGISTERED DRIVERS FOR THE 2010 MONTANA 200 INCLUDE:
04 Rusty Webb, Mark & Jan Klein Chevrolet Deer Park, Wash.
05 Eric Schmidt, Long Engine Systems Chevrolet Roseville, Calif.
0 Brent Harris, Ambitions Chevrolet Wenatchee, Wash.
1 Agni Howell, Murphy’s Carpet Cleaning Chevrolet Kalispell, Mont.
5 Ryan Wells, Blue Sky Heating & AC Chevrolet Hingham, Mont.
5x Chris Hart IPM/TQT Ford Terrace Heights, Wash.
6 Chris Skelton, Ryan Brown Competition Engines Chevrolet Calgary, AB
7 Mark Sundberg International Parking Management Ford Seattle, Wash.
9 Kelly Mann, Central Welding Supply Chevrolet Monroe, Wash.
10 Owen Riddle, Don Riddle Excavating Ford Naches, Wash.
11 Greg Funk, Supernal Homes Ltd. Chevrolet Medicine Hat, AB 11x John Nesmith, Meridian Automotive Chevrolet Meridian, Idaho
12 Dan Obrist, Dan Obrist Demolition & Recycling Chevrolet Portland, Ore.
14 Kevin Richards, McClintock & Turk Chevrolet Newman Lake, Wash.
16 Blake Williams, Rent-Rite Ford Spokane, Wash.
17 Trevor Emond, Paradise RV Chevrolet Leduc, AB
18 Jim White Otter Lake Sand & Gravel Chevrolet Kamloops, BC 20 Jay Sauls, Canyon Auto Paint Chevrolet Puyallup, Wash.
21 Jared Vorse, Knight Fire Protection Chevrolet Olympia, Wash.
25 Kirk Hennefer, Sorenson’s Transport Chevrolet Missoula, Mont.
27 Tim Elliott, Lordco Auto Parts Chevrolet Creston, BC
31 Jason Fraser, Joes Racing Products Chevrolet Snohomish, Wash.
36 Wrango West, Westward Bound Construction Chevrolet Kalispell, Mont.
36x Joey Tanner, Engage Pure Adrenalin Chevrolet Portland, Ore.
37 Mike Longton, CLS Farms Chevrolet Moxee, Wash.
38 Grant Brown, Madco Ratchet Fit Fasteners Chevrolet Red Deer, AB
42 Jeff Jefferson, Bemis Appliances Chevrolet Naches, Wash.
42x Ronnie Hults, Speedy’s Auto Sales Cadillac Centennial, Colo.
44 Mark Owens, Village Greens Golf Community Chevrolet Kalispell, Mont.
49 Brian Levant, Baja Bar & Grill Toyota Calgary, AB
51 Erick Hargraves, Rick’s Garage Chevrolet Yakima, Wash.
53 Alex Lessor, Bob’s Alley Speed Ford Kalispell, Mont.
54 Mike Obrist, Darrel’s Economy Muffler Ford Portland, Ore.
55 Billy Salmonsen, Bob Herron Insurance Chevrolet Kalispell, Mont.
73 Gary Lewis, SEFNCO Communications Chevrolet Snohomish, Wash.
75 Troy Schweigert, Jeff Bronson Construction Chevrolet Kalispell, Mont.
76 Amanda MacDonald, United Country Chevrolet Ephrata, Wash.
77 Bodie Morton, Carlson Law Office Chevrolet Kalispell, Mont.
77x Greg Vangool, CDM Systems Chevrolet Saskatoon, SK
83 Braeden Havens, Power Systems International Chevrolet Spokane, Wash.
88 Cory Wolfe, Don Aadsen Ford Ronan, Mont.
89 Chuck Dills, Somerset Glass & Mirror Chevrolet Ellensburg, Wash.
93 David Garber, Concrete Cutters Pontiac Spokane, Wash.
95 Dan Garber, Hilliard Enterprises Chevrolet Spokane Valley, Wash.
99 Shane Mitchell, Mitchell Trucking & Paving Chevrolet East Wenatchee, Wash.