Dual Duels Set to Separate Title Contenders Saturday

Dual Duels Set to Separate Title Contenders Saturday


Project Filter Pro-4 competitors have two chances to pull away with a victory Saturday in the Project Filter Twin 25’s. Photo Credit: MS Staff

This Saturday Meridian Speedway presents Stinker Stores Splash and Go night featuring the final Project Filter Twin 25 of the season. The Project Filter Pro-4s, Coors Super Stocks, College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Program Street Stocks, Pepsi Sprintcars, Budweiser Modifieds, College of Western Idaho High School Tuners, and Junior Stingers pull onto the quarter-mile to battle for their A-1 Chem Dry trophies.

The Project Filter Pro-4s join for two 25 lap sprint races Saturday as they contest the final Project Filter Twin 25 of 2015. These purpose-built stock cars have provided some of the hardest-fought racing this year, and with just one feature remaining after this weekend’s action watch for the pace and intensity to pick up.

The Coors Super Stocks are racing for extra pride this Saturday as they run the Dee Forrey and Don VanSchoiack Memorial race. Championship contenders Lynn Sharp, Ray Bolinger, and Gale Carter have their sights set on a Saturday night win which could propel to the top of the standings.

Melissa Weaver has yet to outrun the curse that’s descended on her College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Program Street Stock over the last month. Though Weaver was able to overcome an inexplicable flat tire last week for a runner up finish she can ill afford a late season slump if she hopes to bring home another division title.

The Pepsi Sprintcars have produced more surprise winners than almost any other division this season. Nobody has worked through the unpredictable pack better than Tony Ackerland, who finds himself with a commanding point lead over Ryan Newman and Riley Rogers.

The Budweiser Modified standings have undergone a major change in past weeks as early season dominator Josh Jackson has been forced to a backup car. Look for Jackson to push hard as he tries to catch point leader Randy Keckley and fend off the most recent main event winner Darvin Ackerland.

Action in the College of Western Idaho High School Tuner division is just heating up as the season winds down. Second through fourth place racers Peter Woog, Jordan Harris, and CJ Stirm are separated by just thirteen markers with two races remaining after Saturday.

Hot on the heels of their older counterparts, competitors in the Junior Stinger division have honed their skills throughout the season. Watch future Meridian Speedway stars DJ Sirani, Evan Brown, and Noah Capps challenge Taylor Occhipinit for a late-season win.

General admission to Saturday night’s Stinker Stores Splash and Go Night is just $10.25 for adults, $6.25 for children 7-11. Log onto meridianspeedway.com for the latest news from around the quarter-mile and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 for exclusive updates. We’ll see you next Saturday night under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.