$10K Payday Announced for Pink Lady Classicadmin
Meridian Speedway has done it again! Once again the quarter-mile asphalt oval has partnered with local businesses to create a $10,000 to win race, this time for the fastest short track racers in the West. Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, the Pink Lady Classic featuring the Speed Tour Sprint Cars roars to life under the big, yellow water tower in downtown Meridian, Idaho for the biggest payday in series history.
The Pink Lady Classic festivities start Friday, September 25, with $1,000 on the line for quickest qualifying lap, sponsored by Isaac Naylor and Mike Sawyer. Friday’s action also includes heat races, which will set the field for the rest of the weekend, and the C-Main event.
Saturday night hosts the $100 to enter Last Chance Qualifier, which will place the winner directly in the A-Main and second place in the $1,000 to win Elliott Sportsman Classic which will function as the B-Main, with third place taking home the entry fee total. Finally, Saturday night concludes with the three segment, 100-lap Pink Lady Classic.
Segments one and two of the Pink Lady Classic will each be 38 laps. Segment one lines up with quick qualifier on pole, second qualifier outside, then heat race winners, second, and third place heat race finishers, B-Main transfers, C-Main transfers, and the Last Chance Qualifier to round out the 22-car field.
Segment two will be lined up based on segment one finish with a 6-8-10 pill draw to determine invert. At the end of this segment, finishers 11-22 are removed, leaving only the top ten to compete in the final 24-lap segment for $10,000.
Entries will be taken over the phone by the Meridian Speedway office at 208-888-2813 starting today. The Entry Fee is $115 for two days and includes driver and transponder. This price is good through Friday, September 11. The Entry Fee increases to $135 from September 12-18, then $165 from September 19 to race day. Crew members do not have to pre-register and can purchase their pit passes at the Pit Gate on the day(s) of the event(s).
There will be a private Speed Tour Sprint Car only practice on Thursday, September 24 from 5 p.m. to dark. This practice session is $50 for car and driver. Crews get in free for Thursday’s practice.
Race day schedules are still being fine-tuned and will be made available as soon as possible. Each day will include at least two timed practice sessions prior to the night’s racing action.
Contingency sponsors are yet to be determined and will be announced as they become available.
Meridian Speedway would like to thank all those who have made the 2020 Pink Lady Classic possible. These partners include: Isaac Naylor, Jim Sawyer, Dave Parrie—Dave’s Auto Body and Paint, Don and Becky Knapp of Knapp Auto, Pit Stop USA, YMC Mechanical, Al Russell, Motorhome Mike, Nelkube Racing, Scott Bomengen, Western Sandblasting and Powder Coating, Marc Burchtorf, Hunziker Racing, the Meridian Speedway Crew, and the Benson Family.
Live race coverage of both Friday and Saturday night will be available at SpeedCast.tv.
The Pink Lady Classic was established in 2015 as a King of the Wing series race. Aaron Peirce won the inaugural Pink Lady Classic, held Wednesday, July 29. Subsequent winners include Davey Hamilton Jr., Ryan Burdett, Colton Nelson, and Kyle Alberding. Burdett, Nelson, and Alberding are slated to attend this year’s race as they battle to see who will be the first two-time Pink Lady Classic winner.