A member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame is about to take on a new role for a mid-July race. Mark Martin will lead the team in the Super Late Model race at the Mission Valley Super Oval in Polson, Mont., on July 16.
Daniel Dye Racing announced the news on June 30 and confirmed that Martin will join forces with the full-time ARCA Menards Series racer for the 31st annual Montana 200. He will attempt to guide Dye won while the Florida native drove a car owned by guard captain Travis Sharpe of the ARCA Menards Series West Champion.
“It is special to have the opportunity to learn from and work with one of the greatest drivers of all time at the NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin,” Dye said in a statement. “I knew Travis Sharpe was going to bring us a fast car, and Mark would keep us dialing. Mission Valley Super Oval was a track I hadn’t seen until now but it looked like a real place. fun to race, and I can’t wait to get there.”
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Montana 200 Weekend has 2 days of action
The Montana 200, which pays $10,000, will feature two days of action on the track as the racers beat and cover the short 3/8-mile distance. Teams will practice on Thursday, July 14. Warm-up qualifiers and support races will take place on Friday, July 15, and then the Montana 200 will kick off the weekend on Thursday. Saturday, July 16.
Fans who live in Montana or want to make the trip to witness the races in the mountains can purchase tickets on the Mission Valley Super Oval page. Racing America will also broadcast the race as part of its base series continuing coverage.
The full attendance list for the Montana 200 is not yet available, but track officials have stated that more than 30 competitors will participate in the prestigious event. They also claim that the race weekend will mark the biggest event since the track changed hands four years ago.
Dye & Sharpe previously joined forces at a road course
This trip to Montana will continue the working relationship between Dye and Sharpe, albeit in a different style. Prior to that, the two competed in the ARCA Menards Series West race at Portland International Speedway.
Dye, third overall in the ARCA Menards Series championship standings, entered the Oregon leg in his second West Series start of the year while Sharpe served as his team leader. Driver No. 43 won pole for the shortened race in the rain before eventually taking home in fourth place.
“I had no plans to do any ARCA races this year, but when Bill McAnnally called and asked me to work with Daniel in Portland, it was an easy yes,” Sharpe said in the statement. newspapers. “I knew I had to work with Daniel again after how well we’ve run at Portland, so it’s really nice to have the stars lining up for us to do the biggest race of the year at home. great. And we are all thrilled to have Mark Martin partner with us for the Montana 200.”
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