First Champion Set to be Crowned at Meridian Speedway


First Champion Set to be Crowned at Meridian Speedway

Title season roars into Meridian Speedway this Saturday, September 3 for the NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Latemodel Championship Night. The Mountain Dew Winged Sprintcars, Domino’s Legends, Project Filter Pro-4s, Teleperformance Claimer Stocks, and Kendall Ford of Meridian Mini Stocks also clash Saturday as they speed into the final five weeks of the season.

The NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Latemodel field chases Twin Falls, Idaho’s Hannah Newhouse into the season’s final event. Meridian, Idaho racer Justin Ellis sits second in the standings, and will need to repeat his season-opening winning performance if he is to overtake the lady racer.

Bryan Warf leads Meridian Speedway’s fastest division to the green flag Saturday as the Mountain Dew Winged Sprintcars return to the quarter-mile. Warf will need to outrun NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified point leader Colton Nelson and a host of hungry open-wheeled competitors to claim the victory.

While Kuna, Idaho’s Casey Tillman holds a commanding point lead heading into Saturday night’s Domino’s Legends action, the battle for second place is heating up between Boise, Idaho’s Aubree Wartman and Emmett, Idaho racer Chance Davis. With just fifteen points separating Wartman and Davis, every position gained Saturday night will be critical.

Despite his win in the Project Filter Pro-4s’ last outing, Kuna, Idaho racer Kenny Chandler still finds himself second in the standings to perennial foe, Boise, Idaho’s Joe Barton. With just two races remaining, Chandler can’t afford to waste a single lap on his march toward the championship.

While Boise, Idaho’s Brian Hyde has best weathered the Teleperformance Claimer Stock storm thus far, Meridian, Idaho’s Casey Hart and Marsing, Idaho’s Rich Lawson find themselves locked in a battle for the runner up spot. With just ten markers between them, watch for both of these proven winners charge to the top of the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard Saturday.

A tight battle for third in the Kendall Ford of Meridian Mini Stock standings may steal the show this Saturday night. Nampa, Idaho’s Garry Hussey, Boise, Idaho’s Ian Michaels, and Twin Falls, Idaho’s Robbie Hyde find themselves separated by a slim thirteen points.  Who can race their way out of this deadlock and into championship contention Saturday?

General admission to the first championship night of the Meridian Speedway season is just $10.50 for adults, $6.50 for kids 7-11. Gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying just after 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.  Skip the line at the gate and purchase your advance tickets online at meridianspeedway.com and be sure to text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates from around the quarter-mile.  We’ll see you this Saturday, September 3 as we crown a NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Latemodel champion under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.