Bee Broadcasting Signs To Again Broadcast
20th Annual Coors Light Montana 200
Paul Bartholomew Will Anchor Coverage
Track PR Report
Officials with Montana Raceway Park and Bee Broadcasting have announced an agreement for the 20th Annual Coors Light Montana 200 to be presented live on Montana Country 106.3 The Bear for the second consecutive year.
Paul Bartholomew, a longtime broadcaster with Motor Racing Network and NASCAR Sprint Vision, returns to lead this year’s play-by-play and post-race coverage. Bartholomew is a stalwart in the broadcasting industry having again led coverage of the Bodine Bobsled Challenge on SPEED, covering events on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and being one of the most recognizable media personalities at a race track through his work with Sprint Vision.
Doug Pace, The Spokesman-Review newspaper’s motorsports writer, returns alongside Bartholomew for the Montana 200 providing analyst and commentary. Pace is a past NASCAR Northwest Series media director and has announced the Yakima Speedway Apple Cup, Fall Classic and NASCAR events at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash.
Reed Tobol returns to anchor all the action from the pit row. Tobol is a freshman at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming majoring in Radio Broadcasting and cut his teeth at MRP as their announcer from 2007-09. The Ronan High School graduate is also known for rodeo announcing in several states and circuits.
Joining the announcing team this year will be Steve Mortland of KRKO 1380 AM based in Everett, Wash. Mortland is a veteran of auto racing radio coverage and hosts a weekly motorsports show, NorthSound Racing, which is heard throughout the Puget Sound region and across the Internet. During the broadcast Mortland will bring stories from drivers, crews and highlight major developments from pit road and the track.
The 20th Annual Coors Light Montana 200 kicks off Thursday, July 15 with open practice through 5 p.m. MST followed by Fan Fest. This year’s fan appreciation event will host Mortland’s NorthSound Racing program and have live cut-ins on many of Bee Broadcasting’s stations. Drivers and fans will have the opportunity to have dinner at the track and take part in several events on the midway and front stretch including the popular autograph session and charity dunk tank.
Racing action gets underway on Friday, July 16 with time trials and qualifying races for the Montana 200 along with Westward Bound Construction/Keller Williams Realty Legends series on tap for the first of two main events that weekend. Racing for the 20th annual Coors Light Montana 200 resumes Saturday, July 17 with super late model consolation racing, a second Legends main event and the 200-lap late model finale.
To learn more about the 20th Annual Montana 200 log onto www.montanaracewaypark.com or look up the facility on Facebook. For more information on Bee Broadcasting check out their website at www.beebroadcasting.com