Summer in Montana is the perfect time to get outside and explore your own community. The longer days and warmer weather allow communities to offer events for local residents to spend time with friends and family outdoors.
One summer activity we enjoy at Denny Menholt Chevrolet is attending the races at the Yellowstone Drag Strip located in nearby Acton, Montana.
As your Chevrolet Montana dealership, we are proud to sponsor this locally owned and operated quarter-mile drag strip. Yellowstone Drag Strip is sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and provides an enjoyable race experience for both racers and spectators.
Here are three reasons for you to hop into your Billings Chevy truck to check out Yellowstone Drag Strip and why we enjoy sponsoring this local Montana raceway.
Three Reasons to Attend the Yellowstone Drag Strip Races
1. An Abundance of Races
Yellowstone Drag Strip has 22 race events planned for the 2017 season, with 10 races remaining. With a race scheduled almost every weekend, there’s no excuse to not check it out!
Races take place on Saturdays and Sundays and begin with timed trials followed by eliminations. The thrilling and competitive energy at this track is contagious and leaves spectators with sore throats from all of the cheering and screaming that occurs.
One race we particularly enjoy takes place September 2-3. Celebrate Labor Day weekend right by attending the Menholt Classic, sponsored by your Chevrolet Montana Dealer. On Saturday, you won’t want to miss Ed “The Outlaw” Jones drive his famous Jelly Belly wheelstanding stagecoach and fire truck at more than 100 miles per hour!
Want to attend, but don’t want to pay admission? No problem!
Visit Denny Menholt Chevrolet to pick up free spectator passes. While you’re here, talk with one of our helpful sales representatives, and check out the different trucks we have available, including the new 2017 Chevy Colorado.
2. The Beautiful Views
While you’re sure to be impressed with the different race cars you see at the track, what you may not be prepared for is the beautiful view of the Montana countryside. As you drive into the parking lot, you’ll have a picturesque view of the big sky and landscape for which our great state is so popular.
We personally enjoy the view of the audience in the stands at Yellowstone Drag Strip. It’s fun to get together with your neighbors as well as strangers to cheer on your favorite racer or simply to take in the electrifying atmosphere of this exciting sport.
3. A Positive and Safe Racing Environment
It’s no secret that drag racing has a bad reputation for being harmful and dangerous, especially when it occurs illegally on the streets.
Yellowstone Drag Strip makes it a priority to provide a safe and legal racing environment for racers and spectators. At the track, the phrase “Race the strip. Not the street" is heavily emphasized.
The well-trained crew at Yellowstone Drag Strip is doing its best to show youth and their parents the benefits of drag racing in a safe environment. If our youth don’t have a legal racing environment available to them, there is a high probability that they will turn to the streets.
As a result, Yellowstone Drag Strip is proud to offer multiple high school races that give young racers the ability to explore the sport of drag racing in a positive and safe environment.
The points mentioned above are just a few of the reasons why we love sponsoring the Yellowstone Drag Strip. If you and your Montana truck are looking for a great way to spend your weekend, make a point to attend one of the remaining races.
While you’re in the area, stop by your Chevrolet Montana dealership and speak with us today about our new inventory. See you at the races!