Bodie Morton Emerges Victorious at Raceway Park

By Beacon Staff

Local race car driver Bodie Morton won the main event at last weekend’s Canadian American Shootout 125 at Montana Raceway Park.

Action resumed last Sunday after a rain delay the previous night. Super Late Model drivers tuned their cars for the final time before the Coors Light Montana 200.

Morton emerged as the victor in the 125-lap Shootout. Corey Wolfe placed second and Chris Skelton was third. Morton leaves the weekend on top of the division points series with a 10-point advantage over Alex Lessor. Trevor Emond started the night off by setting fast time. Don Staggs took the first of two dashes for the evening. Agni Howell, who is running in support of Lisa’s Voice and the Oral Cancer Foundation, claimed the second trophy dash win. Ryan Wells and Morton each claimed the heat races.

Chris Warburton qualified fastest in the Flathead Beacon Bomber division. Josh Norris claimed his first trophy dash win of the season. Norris lost a rear wheel in the heat race ending his afternoon of racing. Bill McCallum and Warburton battled in the main event and in the end Warburton rolled into victory lane. McCallum came into the weekend leading the series. Warburton is now in first, three points ahead of McCallum.

Dustin Martel set fast time for the Don K Hobby’s. Cole Linn fought off Steve Hrisook to claim the trophy dash win. Dustin Martel captured the heat race for the event. Casey Brandt marched to the front of the 30-lap main event race and motored to his first Hobby Stock victory of the season. Martel continues to lead the Hobbys Stock points by one point over Marvin Stone.

The 11th Annual CHS Legend Thunder race arrives next weekend. Professional, semi professional, and master legend drivers will compete for spots in the Legend Nationals held at the end of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Also competing will be the Lucas Oil Super Stock, Hornets, and Bandoleros. Time trials begin 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m.

Entries are still open and available for the 22nd Annual Coors Light Montana 200, which is scheduled for July 21. With over $50,000 in prize money on the line, drivers are encouraged to turn in their entry to secure car numbers. Drivers will save $55 by registering before July 13.

For more information and tickets log onto montanaracewaypark.com, call 406-257-7223.

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