Championship Picture Snaps Into Focus on Jack Link’s Snack Attack Night


Championship Picture Snaps Into Focus on Jack Link’s Snack Attack Night

Championship September continues Saturday, September 10 as Meridian Speedway hosts the Jack Link’s Snack Attack. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds, Pepsi Crate Cars, Peterson Chevrolet Super Sixes, College of Western Idaho Super Street Stocks, College of Western Idaho High School Tuners, and rookies of the TATES Rents Hornets are on tap for a full night of late-season action.

With two main events for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds on the Saturday schedule, point leader Colton Nelson is on upset alert. After Nelson’s early exit from the series’ last event, Rus Ward finds himself within striking distance of the title.  Will Nelson strike the winning balance of patient aggression, or will Ward capitalize on his opportunity?

Though vital points are on the line for the NASCAR Division 2 Pepsi Crate Cars, pride may be the biggest motivation to win Saturday’s Pepsi Crate Car, Peterson Chevrolet Super Six Challenge. Separated by two cylinders, the Pepsi Crate Cars run a sealed V-8 power plant while the Peterson Chevrolet Super Sixes make due with a V-6, these two divisions find their overall speed is separated by just hundredths of a second.  Only Saturday night’s action will determine who has the bragging rights going into next season.

After an over one month break from the concrete jungle, the College of Western Idaho Super Street Stocks return with a quarter-mile full of unfinished business. While Melissa Weaver-Arte and Gale Carter have planted themselves firmly atop the division, spots three through five are still very much up for grabs.  Can Ben Crow hold onto the third spot, or will rival Jordan Harris make his move up the division standings Saturday?

The College of Western Idaho High School Tuners measure margins of victory in inches far more often than car lengths, and these tight battles continue into the division’s point standings. Three pairs of drivers find themselves separated by less than 20 markers, including second and third place Taylor and Kendra Occhipinti find themselves separated by just fourteen, fourth and fifth place Jordan Harris and Peter Woog are separated by eight, and eighth and ninth place Tayvia Morris and Hunter Gates find just five points between them.  Who will separate themselves under the lights Saturday night?

An impressive class of rookies has flooded the TATES Rents Hornet division in 2016, and the proof sits first, second, and fourth in the standings. While Adam Deane, Josh Randolph, and Pat Hellickson will sit out Saturday night’s rookies only invitational, a whole host of newcomers look to gain valuable race experience as they claw their way up the ranks.

General admission for Saturday’s full night of racing thrills is just $10.50 for adults, $6.50 for kids 7-11, and as always kids 6 and under are free. Gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.  Visit meridianspeedway.com to purchase your advance tickets and be sure to text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates from around the concrete jungle.  We’ll see you this Saturday under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.