Final Countdown: Checkers Fall on Four Seasons Saturday


Final Countdown: Checkers Fall on Four Seasons Saturday

Season championships will be settled Saturday, October 5, as Meridian Speedway hosts the Project Filter Championships.  The Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds take the final checkered flag on their regional campaign, while local stars of the Pepsi Crate Cars, Coors Super Stocks, Project Filter Pro-4s and Domino’s Legends make their final push for standings superiority under the Saturday night lights. 

The Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds invade Meridian Speedway this Saturday looking to dethrone Larry Hull in the series’ final race.  With 26 markers separating Hull and upstart Donovan Barr, and another twelve back to Dylan Caldwell, the championship is anything but settled, especially within the tight confines of the Concrete Jungle. 

Pepsi Crate Car competitor Bryan Warf rolls into the Project Filter Championships with one title already under his belt for 2019.  Now, he hopes to match his winning performance in the Winged Pepsi Crate Car division with a non-winged Pepsi Crate Car championship.  Warf brings a comfortable 62 point margin into Saturday night’s action, but familiar foe Johnny Giesler won’t give up until the checkered flag falls over the Caleb’s Chop Shop Victory Stripe. 

Despite a furious mid-season challenge from division rival Daytona Wurtz, the Coors Super Stock title will be awarded to Melissa Weaver this Saturday.  This leaves Wurtz to fend off Chuck Youngblood, who sits within striking distance of the standings runner up. 

Perseverance has paid off for Project Filter Pro-4 runner Jordan Harris.  While perennial title threat Kenny Chandler dominated the mid-season stretch, Harris kept the pressure on, and heading into the division’s second-to-last race, finds himself just 15 points out of the standings lead. 

The season-long Domino’s Legends slugfest concludes Saturday as Caity Miller caps her first championship season.  Miller’s five main event wins have catapulted her to the top of the Domino’s Legends heap a full 171 points ahead of Brok Kidd. 

As they speed into their final two features, High School Tuner racers Cody Castricone and James Strikwerda are locked in an epic battle.  Just one point separates these two defending champions, a deadlock that will be broken Saturday. 

General admission to Saturday night’s Project Filter Championships is just $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members, $7 for kids 7-11, and free for kids 6 and under.  Gates open at 4:45 p.m. with racing at 6:45 p.m.  For advance tickets, log on to www.meridianspeedway.com/tickets, and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates.  We’ll see you this Saturday, October 5, for the Project Filter Championships at your NASCAR Home Track under the big yellow water tower, Meridian Speedway.