Military Families Free for Saturday’s Project Filter Military Appreciation Night


Military Families Free for Saturday’s Project Filter Military Appreciation Night

Meridian Speedway honors those who fight for our freedom this Saturday, May 15, as the quarter-mile asphalt oval hosts its annual Project Filter Military Appreciation Night.  All service members past and present get themselves and their families in free with their military ID to see the Speed Tour Sprintcars presented by Pit Stop USA, Pepsi Sprintcars, Coors Big 12 Pro-Late Models, The Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Mini Stocks, and Zamp Stingers chase the night’s Trammel Construction Feature Flags. 

By virtue of his season-opening victory, Cory Lockwood leads the standings heading into Saturday night’s Speed Tour Sprintcar presented by Pit Stop USA action.  Lockwood has scored the victory in five of the last eight races at his hometown track, but must face a fast filed of talented racers if he hopes to tally another victory this weekend. 

After a hard-hitting season debut, the Pepsi Sprintcars return to the Concrete Jungle with a tie atop the standings.  Co-points leaders Ryan Newman and Johnny Giesler survived the year’s first feature, but each has a shot to not only win on Project Filter Military Appreciation Night, but also to take over the top spot. 

With two hard-fought features in the books, the Coors Big 12 Pro-Late Models return, ready for another short track showdown between division leaders Daytona Wurtz and Melissa Weaver.  But Pat Tully, Sam Newcomer, and a host of others have other plans that include a new winner walking away with a Trammel Construction Feature Flag. 

Don Trafford leads the Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Mini Stocks into Project Filter Military Appreciation Night.  But new division competitor Taylor Occhipinti, defending champion Travis Pavlacky, and the rest of a crowded Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Mini Stock field have their own designs on taking home an early-season victory. 

Young Niko Heinzel impressed in his first brush with the Concrete Jungle.  But a field full of future speedway stars look to make their own mark with a win on Project Filter Military Appreciation Night. 

General admission to Saturday night’s Project Filter Military Appreciation Night is free for military members and their families with ID.  Adults are $13, seniors $11, kids 7-11 are $7, and, as always, kids 6 and under are free.  Gates open at 4:45p.m. with racing at 6:30 p.m.  Advance tickets are available at www.meridianspeedway.com.  Live, flag-to-flag coverage will be available at SpeedCast.tv.  We’ll see you this Saturday, May 15, under the big, yellow water tower for Project Filter Military Appreciation Night at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.