This weekend, racing returns to the Big Sky Speedway. Owner, Shane Liebig, explained to SWX that spectators should come ready to see and enjoy a 3 hour show that features one of the nicest racing venues in the region.
15 years ago, Big Sky Speedway was built. The man who built it was Harvey Ostermiller. After the creator passed away, Liebig, who won the first ever sprint car race, at what was then BMP Speedway, decided to take over. You could say Liebig resurrected the track.
This weekend, almost 100 drivers from as far as New Mexico will come for the Gunslinger IMCA Racing Mini Tour.
According to Liebig, they have made big investments to build a stadium as well as an environment that drivers want to be a part of. “You know everybody likes coming to Montana for vacations, we have some camping out here, so basically the racing family likes coming out here to make a weekend out of it,” explained Liebig. “They pull the rig up camp and stay for two, three days, enjoy themselves, ain’t high pressure.It’s relaxing and for people you know we’re not that far from town and if worse comes to worse they can pull a camper out here and stay out in the parking lot.”
Gates open at 6:00 and the racing starts at 7:25 Friday night and again at the same time Saturday night.
You can find the track just off Highway 87 at Mile Marker 16. The box office will have tickets or you can find more information at bigskyspeedway.com.
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