EMS, Police, Fire and Correctional Officers Celebrated Saturday


EMS, Police, Fire and Correctional Officers Celebrated Saturday

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A strong contingent of Pepsi Sprintcars will battle Saturday for the Disaster Kleen-Up main event trophy. Photo Credit: MS Staff

Meridian Speedway roars into June with its annual Emergency Medical Service, Police, Fire, and Correctional Officers Night.  Battling for the Disaster Kleen-Up trophies Saturday are the Pepsi Sprintcars, Grand American Modifieds, Budweiser Modifieds, Domino’s Legends, College of Western Idaho Transportation Program High School Tuners, Junior Stingers, and Tates Rents Hornets.  Rested and rebuilt after their Memorial Day weekend events competitors in these seven divisions stand poised for a midseason slug fest Saturday.

The Pepsi Sprintcars made their early mark on the 2015 season with surprise winners and physical pack racing.  Two familiar faces have distinguished themselves from the snarling pack.  Tony Ackerland and Ryan Newman have found themselves shooting it out atop the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard all year.  See who wins this week’s battle.

The ground-pounding Grand American Modifieds thunder back onto the quarter-mile fresh from their duel with the Intermountain Outlaw Modified series.  Their route to Arctic Circle Victory Lane will be no easier Saturday as the Budweiser Modifieds join their lighter, faster kin for a race of their own.  Who can navigate their way to victory under the lights Saturday?

For all the local talent in the Domino’s Legend field, only Eagle, Idaho’s Zach Blume has claimed a feature victory in 2015.  With strong competitors Casey Tillman and Phyl Zubizareta locked in their own private battle and continual front runner Trevor Cristiani still working the gremlins out of his car the path to victory for Blume looks wide open.  But with more and more competitors finding speed it’s just a matter of time before someone knocks Blume off.

The College of Western Idaho Transportation Program High School Tuners has become something of a Tates Rents Hornets sportsman division.  CJ Stirm enters Saturday’s action fresh off her Tates Rents Rookies only invitational victory where she outlasted a number of fellow CWI High School Tuner competitors.  Stirm will have to top division dominator Kendra Occhipinti if she is to race her way to the top of the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard Saturday.

Speaking of dominant Occhipintis, Taylor Occhipinti has raced his way to the top of the Junior Stinger heap so far in 2015, having claimed both main event victories this season.  Behind Occhipinti Caitlin Sharp and Evan Brown have improved with each race.  Will either of these racers rise to dethrone Occhipinti Saturday?

The Tates Rents Hornets have run a series of impressive features as competitors exercise give and take.  With the level of parity in the feelings of brotherly love cannot last.  Will Saturday be the night patience gives way to aggression?

Join Meridian Speedway for Emergency Medical Service, Police, Fire, and Correctional Officers Night Saturday.  Gates swing open at 4 p.m. with Qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.  Admission for this full night of racing action is just $10.25 for adults.  Visit meridianspeedway.com for the latest news from around the speedway and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 for special information.  As always we’ll have a seat for you Saturday at Meridian Speedway.