For the 26th time, the best Late Model drivers in the Northwest will come together to chase one of the year’s biggest prizes, the Montana 200 at Montana Raceway Park in Kalispell. The expected field of 30 includes former race winners, current Western standouts, and even a ringer from east of the Rocky’s.


Defending Montana 200 winner Owen Riddle returns to the high banks to defend his title in 2016, along with 2015 race winner Garrett Evans who is also chasing his second Montana 200. BJ Tidrick is also back, looking for his second 200 after scoring his first back in 2005.


pfc-anim1Tayler Riddle is coming off a strong 2015 season in the Northwest Super Late Model Series with a series high three wins, and he hopes to top his older brother in this year’s running.


There are many more challengers seeking their first 200 win, including California’s Jeremy Doss who ran third in the 200 last season. Gracin Raz is also back looking to add another big win to his growing career. Also, Nicole Behar will go in search of the checkers in a season that has seen here run on both sides of the continental divide.


While Behar has raced in in the east, Preston Peltier comes from his home in North Carolina all the way out to Montana hoping to shock the Western racing community and bring the trophy home for all on the East Coast to gaze upon.


The 26th Montana 200 is set to roll off this Saturday night and will be there to cover all the action.


-By Connor Sullivan, State Editor (CT, MA, Long Island) – Twitter: @Connor51CT

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Montana 200 Entry List (as of July 13)

1 Agni Howell
1K Mitch Kleyn
2 Scott Lee
5 Ryan Wells
09 Clint Habart
09 Bj Tidrick
10 Owen Riddle
15 Tayler Riddle
16 Blake Williams
20 Shelby Thompson
23 Brandon Sickler
25 Zack Beaman
27 Gracin Raz
33 Nicole Behar
33B Mike Behar
46 John Newhouse

48 Preston Peltier
53 Alex Lessor
56 Tyler Corpron
64 Garrett Evans
64 Brock Denney
75 Jeremy Doss
77 Devin Clayton
82 Mike Keogh
83 Braeden Havens
88 Bodie Morton
90 Trevor Cristiani
93 Dave Garber
97 Jason Jefferson
99 Shane Mitchell

Montana 200 Entry List Stacked With Talent From All Over