Canadian Traveler Rules Montana
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Dennis MacEachern finally hit paydirt in Montana.
Saturday night at the second night of the Montana Round-Up at Electric City Speedway, the Edson, Alberta driver picked up his first win in Big Sky Country, leading all 25 laps to take the checkered flag in the ASCS Frontier Region sprint car main event.
MacEachern, who has usually been very competitive when crossing the border to race in Montana, started on the front row after drawing the pole position in the re-draw, where the top eight drivers in heat race passing points were able to draw for their starting positions. It was MacEachern who drew the 1 pill, and he took full advantage aboard the Somac Racing No. 3d Shark-powered Schnee.
“Good to finally win one here,” MacEachern said. “We’ve always been competitive down here and we’ve always had something happen to us. I’ve got to thank everyone who’s helped us; our sponsors, the folks who own the engine – Barry and Liz Shepherd – they’re here. Keith and Tammy Summerhall.”
Phil Dietz finished second, ahead of Joe Perry, Jerry Brey and Trevor Kirkland.
Dennis MacEachern, Phil Dietz, Joe Perry, Jerry Brey, Trever Kirkland, Joe Ramaker, J.J. Hickle, Bill Boyce, Dave Glennon, Joe Beaver, Jeremy McCune, Vernon Hill, Casey Adams, David Hoiness, Bob Shiplet, Randy Pierce, Tristan Spiers, Damon McCune, Gregory Hamilton, Kelly Miller.