Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds Poised to Steal Stroebel Memorial Trophy


Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds Poised to Steal Stroebel Memorial Trophy

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The Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds look to join an already stacked field of Speedway Modifieds for Saturday’s Allen Stroebel Modified Open event. Photo Credit: MS Staff

Saturday, August 23, the Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds roar onto Meridian Speedway for the Allen Stroebel Modified Open.  Appearing along with these ground-pounding racers are the ASA Pro Trucks, Cast Iron 360 Sprintcars, College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Program Street Stocks, and Tates Rents Rookie Hornets.

Meridian Speedway Modified competitors will have their hands full Saturday as the Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds thunder around the quarter mile.  With an open rules package and big bragging rights on the line the field of competitors will be extensive, as modified regulars Rus Ward, Dennis Wurtz II, and Rodney Houpt clash with traveling drivers, like West Jordan, Utah’s Abe Carter and Meridian Speedway dominator Shelby Stroebel.  Will the locals’ experience on the tight confines of the Concrete Jungle be enough to keep the Outlaws from stealing the victory?  Only Saturday night’s main event will tell.

Joining the Outlaw Modifieds Saturday are the American Speed Association Pro Trucks.  Known for their bare-knuckle brand of tight racing these traveling tailgaters have become a crowd favorite.  Earlier this season Drew Reitsma and Alan Larson both scored main event victories.  Will either of these competitors score their second Meridian Speedway trophy, or will another racer step up leave their mark on Arctic Circle Victory Lane?  Don’t miss a moment of their final 2014 season appearance.

It takes more than one race to strengthen a class, but if last week’s CWI Street Stock barn burner was any indication of the racing to come, fans may want to brace themselves for an influx of American muscle.  Last weekend’s event came down to a photo finish where Meridian Speedway timing and scoring recorded Melissa Weaver as the winner by five one-thousandths of a second—about four inches—over Shaun Bush.  Luckily round two of this late season grudge match takes place Saturday.  Can Bush back up last week’s gritty drive with another, and in the process take home some CWI Street Stock hardware?

The Cast Iron 360 Sprintcars make their second appearance of the season Saturday.  Colton Nelson piloted his winged open-wheeler to victory in the class’ first outing, and looks to capture another trophy this weekend as he squares off against Justin Segura in this up-and-coming division.

The Tates Rents Hornets division looks to strengthen its ranks Saturday as the division holds another rookies-only event.  The last rookies-only event saw Mitch Parker edge Kenny Piatt and Linda Parkkila for the victory.  But with the chaos that is the Hornet division any competitor that rolls onto the speedway Saturday has a shot to claim the victory.

Tickets for the Allan Stroebel Modified Open are $10.25 for adults, and just $6.25 for kids age seven to eleven.  Gates open at 4 p.m. and the green flag drops on racing at 6:30 p.m.  Be sure to visit www.meridianspeedway.com for more information or to purchase advance tickets.  And, as always, we’ll see you Saturday night under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.