Final Checkers Fall on Trunk or Treat Saturday


Final Checkers Fall on Trunk or Treat Saturday

Get ready to get spooky with Meridian Speedway Saturday, October 26, as the quarter-mile hosts its annual Trunk or Treat.  The Teleperformance Street Stocks, Project Filter Pro-4s, Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks, High School Tuners, Junior Stingers, Firehouse Pub and Grill Bombers, and Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets open their trunks from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. before they take their final green flag of 2019 at 3 p.m.  

Thanks to his eight feature victories, Jesse James Lawson will clench the 2019 Teleperformance Street Stock title with a start in Saturday’s feature.  But behind Lawson, two-time main event winners Taylor Occhipinti and Josh Fanopoulos look to end their season with one more visit to the Caleb’s Chop Shop Winner’s Circle. 

The battle for Project Filter Pro-4 supremacy has been tight all year, leading to one of the most-anticipated races of Trunk or Treat.  Just 25 points separate division dominators Kenny Chandler and Jordan Harris as they speed to green Saturday.   

After back-to-back wins in the Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks’ first two events, Fred Vigil stood poised to be the first racer to take a front-wheel-drive car to the division title.  But he didn’t count on Travis Pavlacky and his lightning fast pickup, who dominated the summer months and rolls into Saturday with a commanding lead. 

Cody Castricone and James Strikwerda have raced wheel-to-wheel all season for the High School Tuner title.  After an early crash in the division’s last race, Strikwerda finds himself 22 points back of Castricone as the youngsters speed into Trunk or Treat Saturday. 

Junior Stinger competitor Delaney Grace has worked all season to distance herself from Dylan Wardle, and entering Saturday afternoon’s action it appears she may have finally done just that.  With 59 points in hand over Wardle, Grace needs only to finish the final main event of 2019 to claim her crown. 

Among the least predictable classes of 2019, the Firehouse Pub and Grill Bombers have tackled every challenge put in front of them on their way to Saturday’s feature.  While James Sheets has the division all but sewn up, the battle for second between Justice Coats and Doug McGarva rages on, with just 13 markers between the two. 

The Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornet championship was set to wrap up on September 21, but due to popular demand from both drivers and fans the season was extended to Trunk or Treat Saturday.  With a 104 point advantage over Jeff Matuska, AJ Collins stands atop the standings, but needs to take advantage of any available bonus points to ensure he stays there. 

General admission to a full Saturday of racing action is just $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members, $7 for kids 7-11, and as always free for kids 6 and under.  Gates open at 1:30 p.m. with racing at 3 p.m.  Before the races, join us from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the annual Trunk or Treat free of charge.  We’ll see you Saturday, October 26, for the annual Trunk or Treat under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.