King Set to Dethrone Stroebel on Teleperformance Twin 25’s Night


King Set to Dethrone Stroebel on Teleperformance Twin 25’s Night

Six divisions double down this Saturday, June 15, for Teleperformance Twin 25’s and Les Schwab Tire Race Night.  The PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds, Winged Pepsi Crate Cars, Coors Super Stocks, Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks, Teleperformance Street Stocks, and Junior Stingers run twin main events as they chase the Construction Services and Repair Feature Flags. 

Four different men have wheeled their PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds into the Caleb’s Chop Shop Winner’s Circle.  Two-time winner Shelby Stroebel sits atop the division with first-time PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Modified winner Wyatt King just four points behind.  Casey Tillman and Josh Jackson have also scored victories this season, and sit well within striking distance as they roll into Saturday night’s double main events. 

The Winged Pepsi Crate Cars rumble to green for their second race of the season.  With his win in the mini-series’ first event Bryan Warf sits in the division driver’s seat, but faces Bob Massey, Justin Segura, and a host of other racers if he hopes to go two-for-two. 

After a three-week break the Coors Super Stocks roll back onto the quarter-mile for a two-race showdown.  Hard-charging Daytona Wurtz and division-dominating Melissa Weaver have distanced themselves from the rest of the field, but it will take both of Saturday night’s Teleperformance Twin 25s to pull away from each other. 

The buzz surrounding the Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks has been Fred Vigil and his fast front-wheel drive machine.  Winner of three of the division’s five races thus far, Vigil’s only missteps came at the hands of Travis Pavlacky and his ultra-fast pickup truck.  Can Vigil hold off Pavlacky and the rest of a stacked field Saturday? 

 Jesse James Lawson seemed invincible until young Taylor Occhipinti shocked the Teleperformance Street Stock ranks with his victory in the division’s last event.  Now second in the standings to Lawson by a scant forty points, Occhipinti has two chances to make his move Saturday. 

In the three Junior Stinger races so far in 2019, three different racers have taken home the feature flag.  Dylan Wardle, Delaney Grace, and John Clever sit one-two-three in the standings by virtue of their victories, but Emilee Newman, Jody Moen, and a host of other youngsters look to add their names to the list of winners Saturday. 

Saturday night also features the Hungry Onion Bike Races for Kids.  Bring a bike and a helmet and meet Brent Arte at the turn four gate just after qualifying for your chance to tour the Concrete Jungle. 

General admission is just $12 for adults, $7 for kids 7-11, and as always kids 6 and under get in free.  Gates open at 4:45 p.m. with races going green at 6:45 p.m.  Log on to www.meridianspeedway.com for your advance tickets, and be sure to text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates from around the quarter-mile.  We’ll see you this Saturday, June 15, under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.