Midseason Points at Premium on Kendall Ford of Meridian Free Car Night


Midseason Points at Premium on Kendall Ford of Meridian Free Car Night

WinACarThe action continues this Saturday at Meridian Speedway as the Kendall Ford of Meridian Free Car Night invades the speedway.  With half of the 2015 season already in the books the Pepsi Sprintcars, Project Filter Pro-4s, Budweiser Modifieds, Domino’s Legends, and Tates Rents Hornets Rookies look to set themselves up for the stretch run by taking home a Boise Boys Transportation main event trophy.

Competition in the Pepsi Sprintcars has been fierce all year.  The week in, week out battles between Ryan Newman and Tony Ackerland have become more a battle between the old and new guard than a strict rivalry.  Ackerland will need all the tricks his experience has gained Saturday to fend off Newman and a host of other fast competitors.

Independence Day was rough on the Project Filter Pro-4 ranks as hard crashes sidelined several favorites early.  Crews will be working double and triple time this week to get their machines back to race ready.  Will championship contenders Kenny Chandler, Joe Barton, and Jonathan Hull make the starting grid Saturday?  Keep an eye on each of these racers, as it may take some time for them to settle into their repaired cars.

After a nearly month-long layoff the Budweiser Modifieds retake the quarter mile Saturday.  Point leaders Josh Jackson and Randy Keckley have their work cut out to fend off the lightning fast car of Darvin Ackerland.  With just a half dozen races remaining the pressure is on Ackerland to make up his 123 point deficit if he wants to repeat as Budweiser Modified champion.

Las Vegas, Nevada long-hauler Peyton Saxton has planted his flag firmly in Arctic Circle Victory Lane this season, but don’t let that detract from what our local racers have accomplished thus far.  Through five intense features Zach Blume and Casey Tillman have not only kept pace with Saxton, but done so while scratching and clawing at one another for position.  Another racer making frequent appearances on the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard in 2015 is Chance Davis.  Can any of these quick contenders push Saxton to the breaking point Saturday?

The rookies of the Tates Rents Hornets division have driven like anything but this season.  As a reward for their solid start to 2015 Saturday night hosts a rookies-only invitational race to allow these drivers to further hone their skills.  What tricks will drivers take away from Saturday night’s action?

Admission to Kendall Ford Free Car Night at Meridian Speedway is just $10.25.  Arrive early to fill out your raffle entry for a chance to drive home in a new car.  Saturday also marks the return of Mr. Green’s Scooter Race for kids.  Gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 6:30 p.m.  We’ll see you Saturday under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.