Letter to the Editor:
We are pleased to announce, that after a long and sensitive negotiation between the Mission Valley Auto Racers Association (MVAR) and Big Sky Pro Racing Association (BSPRA), a contractual agreement has been reached.
BSPRA is scheduled to race on August 27th. and September 17th., 2005, as a featured Mission Valley Speedway event.
The commitment acknowledges that BSPRA will race as a touring group, under their own authority, fielding their Rocky Mountain Pro Stock class.
We congratulate the MVAR Board of Directors for their insight and cooperation. Equally so, thank the Salish-Kootenai Tribal Council and their agent the Department of Tribal Land Development for their guidance and support.
The Mission Valley Speedway facility is once again fully functional, serving the greater interest of the Mission Valley racing community.
BSPRA, an international touring group, are revving their engines, ready to provide exciting entertainmnet for the benefit of Mission Valley Speedway fans and in support of our sponsors.
OUTLAWS TAKE OVER FAIRGROUNDS
3/24 - Big Sky Pro Racing Association (BSPRA) plans a full day event that combines a Swap Meet, Valley Cruisers Car Club Spring Break, and Outlaw Cart flat-track dirt racing -- Saturday, April 23, 2005 -- 10 a.m. 'till the final trophy, at the Polson Fairgrounds. Day admission: $2; evening Outlaw Races $5 per head, kids 7 years and under at no charge.
According to Tracy Burland, president of BSPRA, "Big Sky is pleased to be working in association with the Polson Fairgrounds Association for what we hope will be a long and fruitful relationship." Brian Jones, Managing Director of the Polson Fairgrounds, remarks, "We're happy to host a family friendly event that supports our community, especially during the off season."
Burland, a person strongly identified with Mission Valley racing, notes, "We're trying to bring a new style of racing to the Mission Valley, while supporting a cross-section of public interests."
Swap Meet: Registration: $35 advance or day-of-event. Set up: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. -- swapping from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All categories of venders invited, which includes classic car parts. Advance registration information at 406 261 6592.
Valley Cruisers Spring Break: No charge for 2-persons with each show car, all others $2 at the gate. Show time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Valley Cruisers are inviting regional car clubs to join them at their hospitality tent in order to plan mutual spring and summer cruises and talk shop. According to Jack Bishop, president of the Cruisers, "Our emphasis is on promoting goodwill with car clubs in the region, at the same time informing the public on activities for Cruisin' by the Bay 2005."
Outlaw Cart Racing: Hot Laps 1-4 p.m.; Race Starts 7 p.m. The Montana Flat Track Racing Association (MFTRA*), founded in 1996, is devoted to promoting Outlaw dirt racing. President of the Missoula based organization, Shawn Wills notes: "It's honest clean fun for the entire family." "We look forward to putting on an exciting show for the people, competing for a $2,000 purse," he said.
Outlaw carts offer flat-track racing at its best, as competitors squeeze into shoehorn tight chases, riding inches above a gritty floor, powered for 500 c.c. 2-stroke bide engines. The program also includes quad adn dirt bike competitions -- vehicles powered by 50 c.c. to 750 c.c. engines, racers ranging in age from 4-years to 60 plus.
For more info go to: www.bigskyracing.net or advance registration: 406 261 6592.
SPONSORS: Zip Beverage - Wholesale Fireworks - NAPA Polson Auto Sales - Anderson Broadcasting - Big Sky Pro Racing
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