CWI Street Stocks set for Twin 25 Lap Features Saturday

CWI Street Stocks set for Twin 25 Lap Features Saturday


CWI Street Stock competitor Melissa Weaver gets two chances to regain top form Saturday after mechanical woes forced her to retire early last race. Photo Credit: MS Staff

Full-bodied American muscle cars take center stage Saturday night at Meridian Speedway as the College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Street Stocks compete in twin 25 lap main events.  Running with the CWI Street Stocks are the CT400 Sprintcars, Claimer Stocks, Budweiser Modifieds, College of Western Idaho High School Tuners, and the Meridian Vintage Racers.

The College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Street Stocks have seen a 3 way dogfight for supremacy all year long.  While it’s difficult to bet against Melissa Weaver remember Daniel Johnson rolls into this weekend’s action as the division’s defending race winner.  Watch for Johnson and his number four car to once again give the Weaver Racing stable a run for the money twice Saturday.

With less than two weeks until Davey Hamilton’s King of the Wing Sprintcar series thunders into town the winged warriors of the CT400 Sprintcar division roll their quick machines onto the speedway.  Chris Ratterree holds a convincing lead over Casey Tillman in the CT 400 standings, but in a class with so much parity there’s no room for even one bad race.  Ratterree has his work cut out to hold off Tillman, Jaysen Skyberg, Colton Nelson, and the rest of the growing open-wheel class.

Competition in the Claimer Stock ranks has been the closest of the season.  Due to that competition the top three drivers in divisional points JD Ford, Tim Shelton, and Casey Hart are separated by just 28 markers.  With a single night’s action able to completely change the complexion of a driver’s season watch for each and every position to be contested.  Who will make their way through a tough field of cars to take home the hardware Saturday?

Randy Keckley looked to turn his season around last Saturday before the rains came to Meridian Speedway.  His night got off to a great start as he posted quick time on the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard in qualifying.  If Keckley plans to keep up the pace and claim another class championship he’ll have to outrun Darvin Ackerland, who has proved there’s still plenty of speed left in his old modified.

Drivers in the developmental College of Western Idaho High School Tuner division had drive well above their age this season.  The familiar car of Kendra Occhipinti has paced the field for most of the season, and going into Saturday night’s action she holds a 54 point advantage over second place Peter Woog.  However, the lady racer has found her wins increasingly difficult over the 2015 season.  Watch for Occhipinti to use every bit of experience she’s gained to hold off Woog, Jordan Harris, and the rest of her speedy competition.

The Meridian Vintage Racers and another Clarity Credit Union Penny Gold Rush for Kids round out the on-track action Saturday.  General admission for a full night of racing is just $10.25 for adults.  Make sure to check for online ticket specials and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to keep up on the latest exclusive announcements from around the track affectionately known as the concrete jungle.  We’ll have a seat for you Saturday under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.