SPOKANE, Washington – The exciting action of the Inland Northwest Sprint Car Association (INSCA) will be taking their show on the road this weekend for the first of two visits to the very fast and uniquely shaped 3/8’s mile oval of Mission Valley Speedway in Polson, Montana.
The INSCA group visited the beautiful facility once in 2007, putting on a great show to the delight of both the fans and the series’ drivers. “We couldn’t be happier to have the INSCA group returning to the Mission Valley Speedway twice in 2008. The group was fun to watch last year and coming off of two great weeks of traveling shows, we anticipate another great performance this weekend,” stated Corkie Sias of Mission Valley Speedway.
Also making it’s debut this weekend, the INSCA club will begin their involvement with the Spokane Shriners Hospital community service program. This special way of giving back and supporting the community will be accomplished by a “pass the helmet” program being featured in the spectator stands at Mission Valley Speedway. The 2008 INSCA/Shriners Hospital t-shirt will also be on sale this weekend as well as the events for the remainder of the year.
On the expected list of participants are several drivers that were unable to make the trip last season and will be experiencing the Mission Valley Speedway for the first time; drivers such as TJ Waling of Spokane, WA and Don Kudrna of Ephrata, WA. “I heard all of the good stories from the drivers who made the trip last year, from how fast and different the track was, to how the track personnel and fans greeted the racers – we made the decision at that point that we had to put this trip on the calendar for this year,” said the driver of the number 08 J&J sprint car, TJ Waling.
The winner of the 2007 race, Kevin Burck, will have a teammate for the event this year in longtime sprint car racer Don Kudrna. The hope of car owner Red Perkins is to create a one-two tandem that will continue the dominance that the Perkins team has experienced in the INSCA group. Look for the 65 and 66 cars to debut the new team this weekend.
Come out and cheer on your favorite driver this weekend at the Mission Valley Speedway in Polson, Montana. Qualifying will begin at 6 pm with racing at 7 pm. For more information on the Inland Northwest Sprint Car Association call either 800.336.2682 or 509.499.9582.