Motor fans get their fix at Raceway Park

Sparks fly at Montana Raceway Park, just south of Whitefish

Sparks fly at Montana Raceway Park, just south of Whitefish

When it comes to motor racing, you probably don’t think of Montana as a hot bed for race fans – think again!  Right here in the Flathead Valley race fans can get their fix each Saturday night during the Summer months at Montana Raceway Park, a motorsports track just south of Whitefish.

The track hosts races in seven standard classes: Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Bombers, CHS Legends, Bandoleros and Hornets. (Don’t ask me what each of them are, but it sounds impressive!)

The quarter mile track is high banked for high speed racing and the bleachers hold up to 4000 race fans.  Montana Raceway Park has been recognized as one of the top 10 short tracks in the nation.  Not bad for little old Montana.

Each Saturday, time trials start at 6 pm with racing starting at 7 pm. And, it’s fun for the whole family.  There are concession stands selling food, beer and souvenirs and it’s a great place to people watch.

So think outside the usual activities when you visit us in Whitefish, sure rafting, hiking, and mountain biking should be on your “to do” list, but a fun evening out can be had at nearby Raceway Park.

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Author: Sarah Stewart

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