Rick Crawford takes the helm of Montana Raceway Park: 2013 Schedule Released 02/07/2013

Rick Crawford takes the helm of Montana Raceway Park: 2013 Schedule Released

Kalispell, Mont. (February 6, 2013)- Rick Crawford, famed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver officially took the helm of Montana Raceway Park, located in Kalispell Montana. Crawford is the current record holder of the most NASCAR Camping World Truck series races competed in. Crawford has an extensive background in the media and sponsors, along with a background in both racing and promoting racing. Crawford most recently promoted and operated Mobile International Speedway, located in Mobile, Alabama. 

Crawford is very excited to come to such a great short track. "Before making the commitment to coming to Montana and operating Montana Raceway Park, I did some in-depth investigating and asked over 50 people about the track. I got nothing but good words about the track and the beautiful Flathead Valley." said Crawford. "I am very excited to take over a well run track that has such a large presence in auto racing in the Northwest and in the US." 

Crawford and his team also released a schedule that highlights over 20 racing events in the 2013 season. "The 23rd year of racing at Montana Raceway Park is going to be all about Fun, fun racing, fun entertainment, and a fun atmosphere." The 2013 Season is headlined by Montana's Largest Motor-sporting event, the 23rd annual Coors Light Montana 200 powered by Kalispell Toyota. This event has featured over 50 drivers in past year vying for over $50,000 in prize money. This event kicks off on July 18 with open practice and the ever so popular free Fan Fest party. Racing takes place on Friday July 19 and the Coors Light Montana 200 rumbles to life on July 20. Another popular event in the Super Late Model racing community is the 2nd Annual G.E.T. Rich at the Kalispell Toyota Montana Gold 212 featuring the Super Late Models and local support divisions. This event is slated for May 18 and should prove very interesting for the first event of the Kalispell Toyota Super Late Model series.  Drivers will again have a chance at over $50,000 in cash and the top 3 drivers will be paid in Gold. 

The 2013 schedule also features two kids night events, where kids under 12 will be able to ride in real race cars. New this season kids will also be able to race their bikes and compete on the famed ¼ mile high-banked asphalt track. During the two Kid's Night events kids under 12 years old will be split up into different age groups and will race their bikes. The kid’s nights will take place on May 25 and August 10. 

More information will be released in the coming weeks about the happenings at Montana Raceway Park. Crawford encourages anyone who is interested in racing to call the track at 406-257-7223, email info@montanaracewaypark.com, or Like Us on Facebook. 

2013 Montana Raceway Park Tentative Schedule

As of 2/6/2013 

April 27- Test & Tune

May 11- Pepsi Cola Spring Opener Super Stocks, Hobbys, Legends, Bombers, Bandoleros
May 18- G.E.T. Rich MT Gold 212 Super Late Models, Local Support Classes 
May 25- Memorial Day Weekend Spectacular Super Stocks, Hobbys, Bombers, Bandoleros,
Kids Night, Kids Bike Race

June 1- Legends, Hobbys, Hornets, Bandoleros
June 8- Super Stocks, Bombers, Hornets, Street Drags
June 15- Super Stocks, Legends, Hobby Stock 50, Bandoleros
June 22- Canadian/American Shoot-out 125 Super Late Models, Hobbys, Bombers
June 29- 12th Annual Legend Thunder - Legends, Bandoleros, Super Stocks, Hornets

July 6- Firecracker USA Shootout 125 Super Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Bombers, Bandoleros
July 13- Super Stock 75, Legends, Bombers Hornets
July 18 through July 20- 23rd Annual Coors Light Montana 200
July 27- TBD

August 3- State Farm Insurance Midseason Madness Super Stocks, Legends, Hobbys, Bombers, Hornets
August 10- Super Stock 100, Legends, Bombers, Bandoleros, Kids Night, Kids Bike Rides
August 17- Enjoy the Northwest Montana Fair
Aug 24- Legends, Hobby 75, Hornets, Bandoleros
Aug 31- Super Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Hornets

Sept 7- Super Stocks, Legends, Bomber 50, Bandoleros
Sept 14- Super Late Model Championship 100, Hobby 50, Hornets
Sept 21- Season Championship Super Stocks, Legends, Bombers, Hornet 50, Bandoleros