Dairy Days Celebration Races into Meridian Speedway Wednesdayadmin
Meridian Dairy Days kicks into high gear Wednesday with the College of Western Idaho Dairy Days Races and Carnival at Meridian Speedway. Taking to the track for a mid-week grudge match are the Pepsi Sprintcars, Budweiser Modifieds, College of Western Idaho Transportation Program High School Tuners, Tates Rents Hornets, and Idaho Tile and Granite Bike Races for Kids.
The Pepsi Sprintcars have seen the most hard-fought battles of all racing divisions thus far in 2015. Through the tire-bumping pack two familiar faces have jumped to the head of the class. Caldwell, Idaho’s Ryan Newman and Tony Ackerland of Star, Idaho stand atop the open-wheel heap two months into the season. Just one point separates Ackerland from Newman. Will Ackerland’s experience or Newman’s enthusiasm prevail Wednesday.
In the Budweiser Modified ranks 2013 champion Randy Keckley from Boise, Idaho has suffered a season’s worth of bad luck. From wrecks to mechanical failures Keckley has had anything but a dream start to 2015. Despite these setbacks Keckley is second in the point standings and within striking range of Nampa, Idaho’s Josh Jackson for the top spot. Watch for Keckley to turn his program around Wednesday night.
Young Kendra Occhipinti out of the Nampa, Idaho Weaver Racing stable has continued her quarter-mile dominance this season as the College of Western Idaho Transportation Program High School Tuner field can attest. Already one-third of the way through their 2015 campaign the lady racer holds a 34 marker advantage over runner-up Jordan Harris. Can Harris translate the skills he’s learned behind the wheel of a Coors Super Stock to take down last year’s champion and claim the Extreme Towing and Recovery trophy Wednesday?
While Bill Allen didn’t claim victory in his birthday race, the Tates Rents Hornets point leader was able to stretch his advantage over the pack. But Wednesday sees the Tates Rents Hornets face their most difficult test yet as they beat and bang through 100 laps. Allen will need to empty his bag of tricks to make his way to the front of a sacked field, but even that may not be enough as hungry competitors like Meridian, Idaho’s Ron Compton and young Caldwell, Idaho racer James Pahl claw their way through the field.
Don’t miss a second of the action this week at Meridian Speedway. Adult admission for a full night of racing action is just $10.25, $6.25 for kids 7-11. Kids are invited to bring a bike and a helmet to compete in the Idaho Tile and Granite Bike Races for Kids. Start your Dairy Days celebration off right under the big yellow water tower this Wednesday at Meridian Speedway.