Gomez claims Coors Light Montana 200 Victory 07/25/2013

 

Gomez claims Coors Light Montana 200 Victory

By:  Montana Raceway Park PR

 

KALISPELL, Montana — The 23rd annual Coors Light Montana 200 went off with a bang.  39 drivers tried their luck at securing one of the 24 starting positions in one of the West Coast’s most prestigious races.  The weekend was filled with a lot of side by side close racing, but a few crashes marred some of the drivers weekend during the 400 plus laps of racing that took place during the weekend. 

 

In the end Jonathon Gomez grabbed the Crown and took home $15,000 for his win in the 23rd Annual Coors Light Montana 200. After a long battle for the lead, Alex Lessor finished 2nd, Owen Riddle came in 3rd, young Cameron Hayley was able to hang on to a 4th place finish, while Bodie Morton battled for two full days to race his way up to a 5th place finish.

 

What a great race weekend, 10 races in 2 days and 39 Super Late Models from the U.S. and Canada, all racing hard and putting on an amazing show for the fans.

 

The whole show started with a record being set.  Giles Thornton of Whitefish became the youngest driver to ever sit on the pole for the MT 200.  At age 15, Giles set the fast time for the weekend’s events with a 13.106 second qualifying time.  Another young driver that we are familiar with, 17 year old, Cameron Hayley qualified 2nd with a 13.139 second lap.  These young men were the ones setting the pace for the start of this year’s 200 lap main event.

 

Racing action began with the trophy dashes.  In the D Dash it was Mitch Kleyn getting the checkers, the C Dash brought Dan Obrist a win, in the B Dash Jonathon Gomez claimed his first win of the weekend, and the A Dash had Owen Riddle getting the trophy.

 

The first Fast Heat was won by Former 200 Winner, Shane Mitchell, while the second Fast Heat it was Jason Fraser who came across the line first.

 

The C Main was dominated by Kalispell’s own Bodie Morton.  Bodie was able to use the momentum from the C Main to carry himself through to win the Last Chance Qualifying race.  During the B Main, it was Braeden Havens who was the win and locked in his spot in the Montana 200.

 

Racing continues August 3rd with the First Interstate Bank and Red Bull Midseason Madness and Bomber 50, featuring the Lucas Oil Super Stocks, CHS Legends, Don K Hobby Stocks and the Hornets.  All the action starts at 6pm with Qualifying and racing at 7pm.  For the most up to date information on Montana Raceway Park log onto montanaraceway.com or like us on Facebook. Tickets are on sale and are still available at montanaracewaypark.com. 

 

 

23rd Annual Coors Light

Montana 200 Powered By Kalispell Toyota Results

Qualifying:                                         

Pos         No.         Name    Best Tm

1              12           Giles Thornton  13.106

2              24           Cameron Hayley               13.139

3              76           Brian Johnson Jr.              13.188

4              10           Owen Riddle      13.191

5              93           Dave Garber      13.192

6              42           Jeff Jefferson    13.232

7              16           Blake Williams   13.252

8              22           Jonathon Gomez             13.256

9              5              Eric Schmidt        13.262

10           99           Shane Mitchell  13.292

11           53           Alex Lessor         13.293

12           31           Jason Fraser       13.295

13           73           Gary Lewis          13.301

14           33           Nicole Behar      13.306

15           83           Braeden Havens               13.31

16           23           Brandon Sickler 13.33

17           88           Cory Wolfe         13.331

18           77v         Greg Vangool    13.336

19           17           Trevor Emond   13.343

20           1              Agni Howell        13.348

21           5              Ryan Wells          13.352

22           15           Taylor Riddle      13.359

23           20           Jay Sauls              13.377

24           7              Mark Sundberg 13.386

25           24b         Joey Bird              13.388

26           64           Garrett Evans    13.408

27           37           Mike Longton    13.41

28           05z         Zach Moran        13.411

29           77           Bodie Morton    13.415

30           7s            Micah Sampson                13.442

31           14h         Dalton Halden   13.445

32           75           Troy Schweigert               13.447

33           9              Clint Habart        13.481

34           38v         Lucas Valdez      13.514

35           12o         Dan Obrist           13.586

36           27           Tim Elliott            13.621

37           54           Mike Obrist        13.624

38           38           Grant Brown      13.661

39           1K           Mitch  Kleyn       13.722

 

D DASH:                                              

Pos         No.         Name   

1              1K           Mitch  Kleyn      

2              54           Mike Obrist       

3              38           Grant Brown     

4              27           Tim Elliott           

 

C DASH:                                               

Pos         No.         Name   

1              12o         Dan Obrist          

2              38v         Lucas Valdez     

3              9              Clint Habart       

 

B DASH:                                               

Pos         No.         Name   

1              22           Jonathon Gomez            

2              5              Eric Schmidt       

3              42           Jeff Jefferson   

4              93           Dave Garber     

 

A DASH:                                              

Pos         No.         Name   

1              10           Owen Riddle     

2              76           Brian Johnson Jr.             

3              24           Cameron Hayley              

4              12           Giles Thornton 

 

FAST 14 HEAT #1                                              

Pos         No.         Name   

1              99           Shane Mitchell 

2              73           Gary Lewis         

3              53           Alex Lessor        

4              42           Jeff Jefferson   

5              22           Jonathon Gomez            

6              93           Dave Garber     

7              10           Owen Riddle     

8              5              Eric Schmidt       

9              76           Brian Johnson Jr.             

10           16           Blake Williams  

11           33           Nicole Behar     

12           24           Cameron Hayley              

13           12           Giles Thornton 

DNS       31           Jason Fraser      

 

C MAIN                                               

Pos         No.         Name   

1              77           Bodie Morton   

2              14h         Dalton Halden  

3              9              Clint Habart       

4              38v         Lucas Valdez     

5              12o         Dan Obrist          

6              54           Mike Obrist       

7              27           Tim Elliott           

8              38           Grant Brown     

9              7s            Micah Sampson               

10           05z         Zach Moran       

11           1K           Mitch  Kleyn      

12           75           Troy Schweigert              

 

FAST 14 HEAT #2                                              

Pos         No.         Name   

1              31           Jason Fraser      

2              10           Owen Riddle     

3              24           Cameron Hayley              

4              16           Blake Williams  

5              22           Jonathon Gomez            

6              53           Alex Lessor        

7              5              Eric Schmidt       

8              99           Shane Mitchell 

9              42           Jeff Jefferson   

10           76           Brian Johnson Jr.             

11           73           Gary Lewis         

12           93           Dave Garber     

13           33           Nicole Behar     

DNS       12           Giles Thornton 

 

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