Local Racers Preparing for Flathead Valley Drag Race

10th annual Flathead Valley Shootout at Lost Creek Raceway offers thousands of dollars in prizes

By Andy Viano

The 10th annual Flathead Valley Shootout returns to Lost Creek Raceway in Anaconda on Aug. 18 and organizers are expecting a record cash prize pool to be on the line.

Races will be held in the street car and racecar divisions in a bracket-style competition, with prizes expected to be paid out to the top several finishers in each class. Race organizer Peggy Hays said that more than $6,000 has been raised from local sponsors already for this year’s races. The weekend begins on Friday, Aug. 17, with a high school competition and head’s up grudge matches between rivals in the garage. The Flathead Valley Shootout is Saturday, with a pancake breakfast that morning and dinner after the races.

Interested drivers and their vehicles can enter for $50, with re-buys available for drivers who suffer early losses. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, free camping and the race-night dinner. Drivers must be from Flathead, Lincoln or Lake County in order to compete.

For more information, visit www.lostcreek-raceway.com.

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