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  • PMCS hosts Montana Drag Racing Association

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 27, 2016

    The Hi-Line Drag Strip hosted Phillips County Motorsports third points race of the 2016 season with around 110 racers present. The Montana Drag Racing Association was present along with association member Chad Robertson, who is the current two time Super Pro Class Champion. Sunday's Super Pro winner was Gary Stoppel of Billings who had a elapsed time of 6.3760 after dialing at in 6.34 and a reaction time of .0088. Runner up was Swift Current's Dustin ViPond who had a dial in time of 5.30,...

  • AMX forced to start trials early

    Millie Kindle|Jun 10, 2015

    By Millie Kindle Due to unforeseen circumstances the AMX races last Saturday in Dodson turned into timed trials. Everyone had a good day at the races. There were 14 cars with 2 first time drivers, Gage Abrahamson of Malta and Keith Cowan of Turner. In the Pitman Race, first time in the driver seat, Kalen Wiebe started his driving and racing career with anticipation of more to come. Dust definitely flew at the races and with this difficulty for safety reasons the event turned into the timed...

  • PCMS Racing's first event in books

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jun 10, 2015

    The first of the six Hi-Line Dragstrip racing events is now in the books. The racers hit the starting line last Saturday and Sunday for the first official Phillips County Motorsports event of the year. The summer series, put on by PCMS started with a bang or a few thanks to Brad Janishewski's Fire 4 Hire crew. The crew ran Jet-fuel powered cars Mater, who is inspired by Tow-Mater from Pixar's Cars movie and Secret Weapon that resembles a fighter tank. Steve Neiffer of Havre was the winner of...

  • Malta's Snell named one of four PCMS Scholarship recipients

    May 13, 2015

    Philips County Motor Sports Inc. announced the 2015 $500 scholarship recipients as Terence Snell, Malta, John Chinadle, Havre MT, Johnathan Lee, Scobey MT and Layne Gorder, Poplar MT. PCMS gives four scholarships each year to area senior entering into some type of mechanical study with the most popular being diesel and welding. To date, 30 scholarships have been given in the last eight years. Snell, who has been accepted into the Nuemont University in Salt Lake City, is the son of Donald and...


    Kari Hould, PCN Correspondent|Oct 15, 2014

    Though there was plenty of room in the stands for more to be seated, the 2 day event that was held for the benefit of TJ Kindle hosted by the Dodson Speedway was deemed a success. Despite a usual Montana breeze and rain during the night, the families of racing enthusiasts managed to look beyond the nip of the cool morning and put on a show of volume and success. There was a record turnout of racers over the two day event, with sixteen cars showing up and competing for the honors and trophies. But there was more to be said about the giving and...

  • Powell and Jaynes share family ties and deep love of AMX racing

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Aug 6, 2014

    In Sunday's AMX action at the Phillips County Fair, Chinook's Mike Powell ran a 1976 Pontiac Lemans. He fell in love with the sport after experiencing it for the first time. "I just so happened to be here and saw it eight years ago," said Mike Powell, owner of KnuckleBuster auto shop in Chinook. "So my son and I went home and built a couple." Though his son would typically race along side him, Powell said his son wasn't at the fair because he was building derby cars for Glasgow's derby races,...

  • Starkey uses science, numbers to his advantage at races

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 23, 2014

    Drivers from all over the state were present at the Phillips County Motorsports drag races last weekend for the second race in their four venue, "Montana State Points Race." "There are guys from Billings, Missoula, Anaconda and other parts of the state," Rick Starkey told the PCN. Local Malta racer Rick Starkey is all about numbers and it is for that reason, he has done well so far this year at the Hi-Line Dragstrip. Though Starkey did not claim a win or runner up last weekend, he has been...

  • Viall sweeps two day Sportsman class; Husband, wife combo both take trophies

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jun 25, 2014

    Seventy-two racers took the line on a fair weathered and mosquito-less weekend at the Hi-Line Dragstrip, which started Saturday and ended Sunday. Havre's Josh Viall was on fire, sweeping the event for the Sportsman Class. On Sunday, Viall had a dial in time of 8.17 and a elapsed time of 8:21. On Saturday, he dialed in at 8.09 and also won. Sunday's runner up in the Sportsman class was another citizen of Havre, Holly Haas, who dialed in at 8.08. Saturday's was Bobbie Jo Wilkins. Malta's Marty Lun...

  • AMX Racing season opens at Dodson Speedway

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jun 18, 2014

    The Dodson Speedway held their first of three Auto Motocross events this year last Sunday. When all the smoke cleared Havre’s Seth Hamilton brought home the first place trophy in the A main grouping. This comes after he placed first in the second preliminary group. Hamilton’s 79 Buick Regal seemed to have better guts than others in the race and thanks to some slick and daring driving Hamilton looks to repeat his run at the Phillips County Fair scheduled for August 3 at 4 p.m. Another name to...

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