Memorial Day Double-Header Roars Into Meridian Speedway


Memorial Day Double-Header Roars Into Meridian Speedway

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‘Wild’ may be just the way to describe Sunday’s Bill Crow 50 memorial race for the NAPA Big 5 Latemodels.

Memorial Day weekend roars into Meridian Speedway with a Saturday-Sunday double header.  Saturday features the Sean Miller Memorial Intermountain Outlaw Modified 50, Pepsi Sprintcar LeeRoy Nelson 40, the Austin Christopherson-Eldon Cahill Domino’s Legend 50, Kendall Ford Mini Stocks, and the Junior Legends.  Sunday sees the second appearance of the NAPA Big 5 Latemodels racing for the Bill Crow 50 trophy, Mountain Dew Winged Sprintcar Naylor Memorial, Project Filter Pro-4 and Pro-4 Alliance 75, the College of Western Idaho Transportation Program High School Tuners, Tates Rents Hornets and the Idaho Tile and Granite Bike Races 4 Kids.

The Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds roll into town to duel with local Grand American Modified favorites for the Sean Miller Memorial trophy on Saturday’s Les Schwab Tire Race night.  Local driver turned touring racer Shelby Stroebel has owned the Sean Miller Memorial race for the last three years, but will have his hands full with a strong contingent of Grand American veterans.

The Pepsi Sprintcar division has been wide open all year, and the battle for the LeeRoy Nelson Memorial 40 Saturday figures to be just as unpredictable.  Will a weekly favorite finally break through to claim a victory, or will the string of surprise winners continue?

Eldon Cahill and Austin Christopherson are honored with Saturday’s Domino’s Legends 50, which features what may be the most volatile storyline of the weekend.  After a late-race run in Casey Tillman and Phyl Zubizareta have a score to settle Saturday.  Zubizareta called his shot last weekend, saying “I’ll be back next week, and I’ll be first.”  Zubizareta faces a big challenge to back up his words Saturday as a fast field looks to prove him wrong.

Unpredictability has been a hallmark of the Kendall Ford Mini Stocks, and the stacked pack looks to provide more concrete jungle thrills and spills Saturday as they run for the 127 Club trophy.

Also making their first of three appearances Saturday night are the Junior Legends, a specialty driver development class featuring youngsters behind the wheel of the zippy Domino’s Legends.

Watch for the bump and run to get it done Sunday as the rowdy NAPA Big 5 Latemodels compete in their shortest race of the year, the Bill Crow 50.  In a race so short there can be no patience watch the sheet metal bend and the tempers flare when the green flag drops.

Bringing their lightning fast brand of racing to Meridian Speedway are the Mountain Dew Winged Sprintcars.  With Sunday’s Naylor Memorial the last test of man and machine before the Annual Diamond Cup the action will be hot and heavy during the fast dash to the checkered flag.

The Project Filter Pro-4s join with the Pro-4 Alliance racers for the longest test of the year, the Project Filter 75.  Don’t miss your opportunity to watch our local racers fend off a quick contingent of out-of-town racers.

The 2015 College of Western Idaho Transportation Program High School Tuner season kicked off with a familiar face taking the checkered flag.  Sunday Kendra Occhipinti looks to back up her early-season victory with a return trip to Arctic Circle Victory Lane.

Finally, the Tates Rents Hornets cap Sunday’s racing action.  With early-season dominator Drew Crenshaw sidelined after declining the class claim offer the most crowded field on the quarter-mile is once again wide open.

Each Saturday and Sunday evening’s general admission is just $10.25.  Don’t wait in line to get your ticket.  Log onto meridianspeedway.com for advance tickets and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 for the latest news from around the speedway.  We’ll see you Saturday and Sunday under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.