Double Dashes Return for Military Appreciation Night


Double Dashes Return for Military Appreciation Night

Meridian Speedway shows its patriotic pride with all main event action this Saturday, May 18, as Military Appreciation Night descends on the quarter-mile asphalt oval.  The PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds, Coors Super Stocks, Project Filter Pro-4s, Teleperformance Street Stocks, High School Tuners and Junior Stingers stand ready for twin 25 lap features as they vie for the night’s Boise Boys Transportation Feature Flags. 

After a rare off week, the hand-built PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds return to action for a speedway double-header.  Hometown hotshoe Shelby Stroebel has proved dominant in his Meridian Speedway return and leads the standings, but needs to keep an eye in his rearview mirror as Wyatt King, Casey Tillman, and Josh Jackson prowl within striking distance. 

Lady racers Melissa Weaver and Daytona Wurtz have rekindled their families’ age-old rivalry in the Coors Super Stocks division. With just a handful of points between them watch for these weekly front-runners to duel once again for class supremacy. 

Kenny Chandler Racing drivers occupy the top three spots in Project Filter Pro-4 points, with upstart Jordan Harris’ number 22 out front by a commanding margin over Ryan Bailey and team patriarch Kenny Chandler.  Can anyone reel in Harris, or will KCR’s youngest driver continue his early-season hot streak? 

The Teleperformance Street Stocks have had déjà vu of late, with a car numbered 92 running away with the point standings.  This season it has been Jesse James Lawson behind the wheel, and the Caldwell, Idaho upstart has sped to three straight victories in this rough-and-tumble division. 

Cody Castricone is on a tear.  Coming off his late-year dominance in the Junior Stinger division the teenage speedster took home the Feature Flag in his first High School Tuner race.  Watch for the youngster in the lime green 11 car to march to the front again this Saturday. 

The youngest division at Meridian Speedway, the future stars of the short track hone their skills in the Junior Stinger class.  After an epic first night of racing John Clever holds the top spot by just two points over Dylan Wardle, while Emilee Newman, Delaney Grace, and Jody Moen are locked in a three-point race for third place heading into Saturday’s double main events. 

Race fans, if you’ve ever dreamed about taking the grocery getter out for a spin on the quarter-mile oval, Saturday night’s your chance as Meridian Speedway hosts its first round of Spectacular Drags.  Check in at the pit window to run what got you here, then listen for the announcement to report to your car. 

General admission to Military Appreciation Night is free for all military members, past or present, and their families with a valid form of military identification.  General admission is just $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and over, $7 for kids 7-11.  As always, kids 6 and under get in free!  Gates open at 4:45 p.m. with racing at 6:45 p.m.  Skip the line at the gate; log on to www.meridianspeedway.com to purchase your advance tickets.  We can even scan them right on your phone!  We’ll see you this Saturday, May 18, for Military Appreciation Night under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.