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Evans comeback wins 24th annual Coors Light Montana 200

By: Garrett Anderson Montana Raceway Park 

 

7/19/14- The big one is now in the books, the 24th annual Coors Light Montana 200 finished in stunning fashion as a comeback story was capped off in victory lane by Garrett Evans. The past two days saw the most determined drivers and anxious fans of the year. The stands were crammed and 40 cars were on the track, as qualifying set the fast 14, the B main, and the Last Chance Qualifying presented opportunities to qualify for the show. During the B main, a racer well known at the track Corey Wolfe wrecked head on into turn three. Wolfe would be immediately transported to the hospital where it was assessed that he had broken three vertebrate. To help raise money for the wounded Wolfe a bucket was passed around for donations, in that bucket by the end of Saturday night was over $2,500 dollars. We here at the track would like to take a moment and say thank you to the 58 year old for all the amazing memories he has given this track and would like to wish him a speedy recovery.

The Big Bore Super trucks came a fun and unique class came down to race and 3 different racers got to claim first place finishes in the classes three races. Qualifying went to Scott Lucas, the trophy dash to Dean Braham, and the main event to Dusty O’Connell. This will be the only trip for the class down to Montana Raceway Park this Season.

For our main event, the biggest race in the state of Montana, the Coors Light Montana 200. This race is talked about all year long. The constant growth of this race has made it into the biggest race in the state of Montana. With a total of eleven races including qualifying there is fa lot of chances for drivers to shine, however only 26 of 40 cars made it to the show. To get into the 200 drivers must qualify one of three ways, the first is to finish in the fast 14 in qualifying, the second is to finish in the top 5 in the B main Friday night, and the third and final way is to finish in the top seven in the Last Chance Qualifier.

On Friday night qualifying took place along with some dashes and two mains. As drivers raced their hardest trying to avoid having to race their way into the 200 Owen Riddle would finish with the fastest qualifying time at 13.106 seconds, thus securing him the poll spot for the race. In the D trophy dash the young Giles Thornton would get a victory but would have to race his way into the 200. In the C trophy dash Shane Mitchell came away with the checkers. As for the B dash Jeff Jefferson would edge out one of the fan favorites Trevor Emond. The A dash which hosts the 4 fastest qualifiers was won by BJ Tidrick. The next race before the C main was the fast 14 1st heat, and that race would be won by last years 200 winner Jonathon Gomez as he rode the patented “Gomez Groove.” Nicole Behar would take second and end up having her 200 performance end early with a big wreck early on. In the C main, a race to get into the B main, only the top 8 would move on. The other less fortunate racers would have to race for their lives in Last Chance qualifying. We saw the start of Garrett Evans trophy escapade winning 3 trophies out of a max 4 possible. In the next Fast 14 heat race Bj Tidrick would again come away with a victory over fast time Owen Riddle. The final race of the night was the B main where 5 drivers would punch their tickets to the 200 the next day. In this race Jim Pettit II would dominate making him look like a strong contender to win the 200. Garrett Evans would finish 6th just missing the qualifying requirement and one of the fan favorites Bodie Morton would finish 16th.

Saturday night is the most suspenseful night of Coors Light 200 week, as racers have Last Chance Qualifying and then the Montana 200. The LCQ (short for Last Chace Qualifying) typically fills the last 7 spots of the 200, however with one of the local favorites Agni Howell not being able to compete in the 200, 8 cars were brought in from the LCQ. Garrett Evans would go on to win LCQ to get into the 200 and locals Bodie Morton and Giles Thornton would also make it to the 200, and the lucky car who would make it in due to technical issues with Agni Howell’s car was Andy Brown.

The final race of the night was the big one, the 24th annual Coors Light Montana 200. With a crowd that filled the party decks and bleachers, and only 26 of the original 40 cars left it was time to go racing. Many expected Jonathon Gomez to repeat, or Jim Pettit II to win the race with his impressive speed, however neither of these racers would finish the race as only ten laps in a 5 car pileup in turn three would end any hopes of them being in the winner’s circle. So the big question remaining was, whose left that can win this thing? Owen Riddle who qualified with the fast time, Alex Lessor who had won two straight late model races at the track, Bodie Morton a local favorite who finished well in last year’s race, but it seemed as though nobody thought of old man Garrett Evans coming away with the checkers, and that is precisely what happened. Evans would go on to win his third trophy of the series of races by winning the 200, as Bj Tidrick and local Bodie Morton would finish 2nd and 3rd. Old man Evans is 60 years old and with a Cinderella story raced his way in and won the 24th annual Coors Light Montana 200

Racing action at the track will return the 2nd of August for the Aero Inn and Redbull Midseason Madness. Until than a much needed week of rest is in store for fans, racers, and employees. Our hopes and prayers go out to Corey Wolfe who we wish a speedy recovery. We’d also like to thank all the racers, their families, and the fans for making this night as special as it was. We hope to see everyone out again to come watch the Aero Inn and Redbull Midseason Madness on August 2nd

Coors Light Montana 200 Results

Qualify:                                               

PIC         No.         Name    Class      Best Tm

1              10           Owen Riddle      Super Late Models          13.106

2              15g         Gracin Raz           Super Late Models          13.113

3              100         BJ Tidrick              Super Late Models          13.12

4              53           Alex Lessor         Super Late Models          13.137

5              20           Shelby Thompson Super Late Models     13.141

6              37           Mike Longton    Super Late Models          13.15

7              17           Trevor Emond   Super Late Models          13.162

8              42           Jeff Jefferson    Super Late Models          13.163

9              5              Eric Schmidt        Super Late Models          13.167

10           24b         Joey Bird              Super Late Models          13.178

11           99           Shane Mitchell  Super Late Models          13.179

12           33m       Jamie McClennon Super Late Models     13.195

13           33           Nicole Behar      Super Late Models          13.195

14           22           Jonathon Gomez Super Late Models      13.206

15           77           Bodie Morton    Super Late Models          13.212

16           12g         Giles Thornton  Super Late Models          13.235

17           75           Jeremy Doss      Super Late Models          13.239

18           5              Ryan Wells          Super Late Models          13.241

19           1              Agni Howell        Super Late Models          13.262

20           93           Dave Garber      Super Late Models          13.263

21           41           Andy Brown       Super Late Models          13.264

22           18           Jim Pettit II         Super Late Models          13.271

23           9              Clint Habart        Super Late Models          13.272

24           25b         Zack Beaman     Super Late Models          13.293

25           8              Kelly Admiral      Super Late Models          13.303

26           83           Braeden Havens Super Late Models        13.305

27           14           Austin Reed       Super Late Models          13.364

28           27           Tim Elliott            Super Late Models          13.37

29           64e         Garrett Evans    Super Late Models          13.371

30           1K           Mitch  Kleyn       Super Late Models          13.436

31           88           Cory Wolfe         Super Late Models          13.469

32           88w        Roy Wigley          Super Late Models          13.476

33           72s         Scott Lee             Super Late Models          13.496

34           56           Tyler Corpron    Super Late Models          13.502

35           99f          Doug Fischer      Super Late Models          13.577

36           81           Ian Admiral         Super Late Models          13.636

37           15           Taylor Riddle      Super Late Models          13.662

38           6              John Newhouse               Super Late Models          13.723

39           67           Tylor Schweigert Super Late Models       16.688

                                               

D Dash                                                 

PIC         No.         Name    Class     

1              12g         Giles Thornton  Super Late Models         

2              77           Bodie Morton    Super Late Models         

3              22           Jonathon Gomez Super Late Models     

4              33           Nicole Behar      Super Late Models         

                                                               

C Dash                                                 

PIC         No.         Name    Class     

1              99           Shane Mitchell  Super Late Models         

2              33m       Jamie McClennon Super Late Models    

3              5              Eric Schmidt        Super Late Models         

4              24b         Joey Bird              Super Late Models         

                                                               

B Dash                                                 

PIC         No.         Name    Class     

1              42           Jeff Jefferson    Super Late Models         

2              17           Trevor Emond   Super Late Models         

3              37           Mike Longton    Super Late Models         

4              20           Shelby Thompson Super Late Models    

                                               

A Dash                                                 

PIC         No.         Name    Class     

1              100         BJ Tidrick              Super Late Models         

2              15g         Gracin Raz           Super Late Models         

3              10           Owen Riddle      Super Late Models         

4              53           Alex Lessor         Super Late Models         

                                                               

Fast 14 Heat #1                                                

PIC         No.         Name    Class     

1              22           Jonathon Gomez Super Late Models     

2              33           Nicole Behar      Super Late Models         

3              99           Shane Mitchell  Super Late Models         

4              5              Eric Schmidt        Super Late Models         

5              42           Jeff Jefferson    Super Late Models         

6              24b         Joey Bird              Super Late Models         

7              20           Shelby Thompson Super Late Models    

8              17           Trevor Emond   Super Late Models         

9              33m       Jamie McClennon Super Late Models    

10           37           Mike Longton    Super Late Models         

11           15g         Gracin Raz           Super Late Models         

12           10           Owen Riddle      Super Late Models         

13           100         BJ Tidrick              Super Late Models         

DNS       53           Alex Lessor         Super Late Models         

                                                               

C Main                                                 

PIC         No.         Name    Class     

1              64e         Garrett Evans    Super Late Models         

2              15           Taylor Riddle      Super Late Models         

3              27           Tim Elliott            Super Late Models         

4              88           Cory Wolfe         Super Late Models         

5              1K           Mitch  Kleyn       Super Late Models         

6              72s         Scott Lee             Super Late Models         

7              88w        Roy Wigley          Super Late Models         

8              99f          Doug Fischer      Super Late Models         

9              56           Tyler Corpron    Super Late Models         

10           6              John Newhouse               Super Late Models         

                                                               

Fast 14 Heat #2                                                

PIC         No.         Name    Class     

1              100         BJ Tidrick              Super Late Models         

2              10           Owen Riddle      Super Late Models         

3              17           Trevor Emond   Super Late Models         

4              42           Jeff Jefferson    Super Late Models         

5              33m       Jamie McClennon Super Late Models    

6              24b         Joey Bird              Super Late Models         

7              5              Eric Schmidt        Super Late Models         

8              33           Nicole Behar      Super Late Models         

9              20           Shelby Thompson Super Late Models    

10           22           Jonathon Gomez Super Late Models     

11           37           Mike Longton    Super Late Models         

12           99           Shane Mitchell  Super Late Models         

13           15g         Gracin Raz           Super Late Models         

DNS       53           Alex Lessor         Super Late Models         

                                                               

B Main                                                 

PIC         No.         Name    Class      Laps

1              18           Jim Pettit II         Super Late Models          40

2              75           Jeremy Doss      Super Late Models          40

3              15           Taylor Riddle      Super Late Models          40

4              8              Kelly Admiral      Super Late Models          40

5              1              Agni Howell        Super Late Models          40

6              64e         Garrett Evans    Super Late Models          40

7              5              Ryan Wells          Super Late Models          40

8              83           Braeden Havens Super Late Models        40

9              14           Austin Reed       Super Late Models          40

10           93           Dave Garber      Super Late Models          40

11           27           Tim Elliott            Super Late Models          40

12           41           Andy Brown       Super Late Models          40

13           25b         Zack Beaman     Super Late Models          40

14           72s         Scott Lee             Super Late Models          39

15           88w        Roy Wigley          Super Late Models          38

16           77           Bodie Morton    Super Late Models          29

17           12g         Giles Thornton  Super Late Models          28

18           9              Clint Habart        Super Late Models          27

19           88           Cory Wolfe         Super Late Models          21

20           1K           Mitch  Kleyn       Super Late Models          21

21           99f          Doug Fischer      Super Late Models          15

                                                               

LCQ                                                       

PIC         No.         Name    Class      Laps

1              64e         Garrett Evans    Super Late Models          40

2              83           Braeden Havens Super Late Models        40

3              5              Ryan Wells          Super Late Models          40

4              14           Austin Reed       Super Late Models          40

5              93           Dave Garber      Super Late Models          40

6              77           Bodie Morton    Super Late Models          40

7              12g         Giles Thornton  Super Late Models          40

8              41           Andy Brown       Super Late Models          40

9              9              Clint Habart        Super Late Models          40

10           27           Tim Elliott            Super Late Models          40

11           72s         Scott Lee             Super Late Models          40

12           88w        Roy Wigley          Super Late Models          40

13           6              John Newhouse               Super Late Models          40

14           56           Tyler Corpron    Super Late Models          19

                                                               

24th Annual Coors Light MONTANA 200                                                

PIC         No.         Name    Class      Laps

1              64e         Garrett Evans    Super Late Models          200

2              100         BJ Tidrick              Super Late Models          200

3              77           Bodie Morton    Super Late Models          200

4              42           Jeff Jefferson    Super Late Models          200

5              83           Braeden Havens Super Late Models        200

6              99           Shane Mitchell  Super Late Models          200

7              75           Jeremy Doss      Super Late Models          200

8              17           Trevor Emond   Super Late Models          200

9              33m       Jamie McClennon Super Late Models     199

10           14           Austin Reed       Super Late Models          199

11           8              Kelly Admiral      Super Late Models          198

12           93           Dave Garber      Super Late Models          198

13           12g         Giles Thornton  Super Late Models          189

14           41           Andy Brown       Super Late Models          172

15           37           Mike Longton    Super Late Models          121

16           53           Alex Lessor         Super Late Models          100

17           10           Owen Riddle      Super Late Models          100

18           5              Ryan Wells          Super Late Models          99

19           15g         Gracin Raz           Super Late Models          80

20           5              Eric Schmidt        Super Late Models          10

21           20           Shelby Thompson Super Late Models     10

22           22           Jonathon Gomez Super Late Models      10

23           24b         Joey Bird              Super Late Models          10

24           33           Nicole Behar      Super Late Models          10

25           18           Jim Pettit II         Super Late Models          10

26           15           Taylor Riddle      Super Late Models          10

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