KALISPELL, Montana — Drivers will not be the only people getting rich at the Montana Gold 212, spectators will get a one, two punch of prizes, free giveaways, spectacular racing action, and even a chance to win a commemorative gold coin. All of this winning opportunity starts tonight as the first annual G.E.T. Rich at the Montana Gold 212 powered by Kalispell Toyota and TTC kicks off with time trials at 7pm and racing to follow at 8pm.
Flatscreen Televisions, Digital Camera’s, Lawn Chairs, and Gold will all be on the line for spectators who purchase a program at the event. Kalispell Toyota, Amsoil, and Circle Track will all be giving away free merchandise throughout the two evenings. Kids will even become big winners as 24 bicycles (12 boys and 12 girls) will be given away on Saturday evening.
This inaugural event kicks off tonight with time trials at 7pm and racing firing up at 8pm. Tonight’s festivities will feature the Bombers, Hobby Stocks, Hornets, and Super Stocks all running trophy dashes, heats, and main events. The Super Late Models will have a chance to practice during the evening’s intermission. The Hornets will run a 25 lap main event and for the first time will be paid for their main event. The Flathead Beacon Bombers and Don K Hobby Stocks will compete in their own respective 50 lap mains with added prize money. The Lucas Oil Super Stocks will round out the evening with a 75 lap main event, the winner of this event will go home with $500. Kids 12 and under will be admitted Friday evening at no charge.
Saturday will feature the Kalispell Toyota Super Late Model in a grueling 212 lap main event. Drivers will compete for their share of over $54,000 in prize money. The winner will take home a special commemorative gold bar for the event and cold hard cash. Spectators will also have a chance to G.E.T. Rich and win a commemorative gold coin at the event. Time trials start at 6pm and the top 12 Kalispell Toyota Super Late Model drivers will be locked into the event. These drivers will compete in a positioning heat race for the 212. Drivers not locking into the Montana Gold 212 will compete in a 40 lap last chance qualifier event that will position the remaining 14 positions (if needed).
Bob Boles of Circle Track Racing Magazine will be at the track on Saturday evening for the Amsoil Great American Short Track tour. Bob and his staff will be talking with spectators and racers about racing in the Flathead Valley and Montana. Boles is the senior Technical Editor for Circle Track.
Tickets for both nights are still available, but are going fast. Spectators are encouraged to get their tickets early by logging onto montanaracewaypark.com. Tickets purchased online will be emailed to you and can be printed at home to avoid the line at the ticket office.