King of the Wing Sprintcar Tour Roars into Meridian Speedway Thursday


King of the Wing Sprintcar Tour Roars into Meridian Speedway Thursday

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After an epic career at the quarter-mile the infamous Pink Lady stars in her own feature–The Pink Lady Classic–along with a strong field of King of the Wing sprintcars Thursday. Photo Credit: MS Staff

This Thursday night Meridian Speedway welcomes the fastest short-track racers in the country as Davey Hamilton’s King of the Wing Sprintcar Series thunders onto the quarter-mile for the inaugural Pink Lady Classic. The United States Auto Club’s Honda Performance Development Midgets, INEX Legends, and College of Western Idaho High School Tuners also lend their talents to the most action-packed night of racing yet in 2015.

Davey Hamilton’s King of the Wing Sprintcar Series has thrilled crowds throughout the country with ist blend of pure speed and close-quarters dicing for position. In the middle of it all has been Middleton, Idaho’s Sierra Jackson, who finds herself second in King of the Wing series points, just 31 markers out of the lead. Will her extensive Meridian Speedway experience be enough to edge a field packed with drivers like NASCAR Whelen Modified and Xfinity series veteran Bobby Santos and the world record holder for fastest half-mile paved oval lap in Jason Blonde?

Also joining the King of the Wing field is the legendary Pink Lady with Kenny Hamilton behind the wheel. Watch for Hamilton to wheel the old iron hard as he chases one more victory in a car decades the senior of his competitors.

The speedy, nimble open-wheelers of the USAC HPD Midget division are also slated to clash on the quarter-mile Thursday. Though diminutive in stature these sprintcars punch far above weight in both speed and thrills. Don’t miss your chance to see these lightning-quick machines duel for the feature win.

The INEX Legends return to Meridian Speedway for the first leg of a double-header regional qualifying weekend Thursday. During last year’s regional qualifier the INEX Legends field proved so vast nearly a dozen competitors claimed their pit space in the parking lot. With unparalleled parity across the entire division the racing figures to be vicious Thursday as racers scrap for each valuable point.

Nampa, Idaho’s Kendra Occhipinti leads a strong pack of CWI High School Tuner competitors to the green flag Thursday night. Occhipinti’s stranglehold on the rest of the 14 to 18-year-olds in the division has loosened some in past weeks as racers like Meridian, Idaho’s Peter Woog and Daytona Wurtz from Boise, Idaho have burst from the pack and closed the gap between themselves and the lady racer. Occhipinti will have to empty her bag of tricks to regain her early season form or risk losing her spot at the top of the CWI High School Tuner ranks.

General admission for Thursday’s full night of racing action is just $18.25 for adults, $14.25 for children ages 7-11. Gates open at 4 p.m. with races taking the green flag at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to check meridianspeedway.com for advance tickets and special ticket pricing and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 for exclusive weekly updates from around the quarter-mile. As always we’ll save a seat for you under the big yellow water tower this Thursday at Meridian Speedway.