Modifieds Mob Meridian Speedway for Stroeble Open


Modifieds Mob Meridian Speedway for Stroeble Open

The biggest modified field of the Meridian Speedway season is expected this Saturday, August 13, for the Allen Stroebel Open Show featuring the Royal Purple Modified Series. The Pepsi Crate Cars, CT400 Sprintcars, Teleperformance Claimer Stocks, College of Western Idaho High School Tuners, and Junior Stingers will also crowd the quarter-mile asphalt oval to battle for late season points. Wheel-to-wheel racing is the hallmark of the Royal Purple Modified Series, and the close quarters inside the concrete jungle look to produce a night full of tight battles for position.  Over the Independence Day weekend Chris Fenton and Zach Webster fought their way to the checkered flag, but a full field of fast racers looks to put their name in the books as the Allen Stroebel Open champion.

Justin Segura and Riley Rogers have dominated the Pepsi Crate Car ranks so far this year, but the youngsters face a new challenge this Saturday as the CT400 Sprintcars join the fray for a challenge race. Do Rogers and Segura have enough to keep the CT400 menace at bay?

Controversy reigned over last Saturday night’s Teleperformance Claimer Stock race after pre-race favorites Casey Hart and Brian Hyde made contact early in the going. In a class that doesn’t shy away from contact, can cooler heads prevail, or will retribution be served?

The College of Western Idaho High School Tuners take one of their final tours of the summer Saturday. Taylor Occhipinti navigated lapped traffic like a pro to seal his first division victory, but a full field of fierce competitors have been honing their skills all year and won’t hesitate to show off some pro moves of their own.

The future stars of Meridian Speedway also compete Saturday as the Junior Stingers roll onto the quarter-mile.

The family fun continues before the green flag drops with the Commercial Tire Bike Races for Kids. Kids, bring your bike and your helmet for your chance to take on Meridian Speedway.  General admission to Saturday’s Allen Stroebel Open Modified Show is just $10.50 for adults, $6.50 for kids 7-11.  Gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.  Advance tickets are available at meridianspeedway.com and you can sign up for exclusive updates from around your NASCAR Home Track by texting ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483.  We’ll see you Saturday, August 13 under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.