NAPA Big 5 Late Models to Run Locally Sponsored Idaho 208 for $10K


NAPA Big 5 Late Models to Run Locally Sponsored Idaho 208 for $10K

Meridian Speedway, with backing from several long-time sponsors, has made the 2020 NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 the richest NAPA Big 5 Late Model Series race ever held at the quarter-mile asphalt oval.  The winner of the 208 lap endurance race scheduled for Saturday, August 29, will race their way to a $10,000 payday.  

The 2020 NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 will feature Super Late Models running under the updated NAPA Big 5 Late Model Series rule book.  The updated rule book is available at  https://www.meridianspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Section-8-Big-5-Latemodel-20.pdf 

Also, it is important to note that there is a 95 dB limit at 100 feet.  This restriction is strictly enforced and mufflers will be required. 

Payout for the remainder of the field will be configured throughout the 208 finishing field and the B1 and B2 qualifying features.  Both B2 and B1 features are $1,000 to win, courtesy of Trevor Cristiani Racing.  The NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 race itself will be run with a break at the halfway point—lap 104—where no more than 4 crew members can make adjustments and repairs on track.  Two tires may be changed on any corner of the car during this break.   

Entries will be taken over the phone by the Meridian Speedway office at 208-888-2813 starting today.  The Entry Fee is $115 includes driver and transponder.  Crew members do not have to preregister and can purchase their pit passes at the Pit Gate on the day of the event.   

There will be a NAPA Big 5 Late Models-only practice available for $50 on Friday, August 28, at 5 p.m.   

The race day schedule will feature at least two separate timed practice rotations for entrants.  Time Trials will begin around 5:30 p.m. local time with the fastest qualifier collecting $1,000 from Boise Boys Transportation.  The Teleperformance Street Stocks and Mulder Engineered Race Engines Junior Late Models will run in support of the NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208.  Additional support divisions to be determined if needed.  

Pit Stop USA will be providing contingency products such as a Bell Racing helmet, Racing Electronics headset, and a gauge cluster from Quick Car.  PFC Brakes has also signed on to provide $700 in contingency certificates. 

Meridian Speedway would like to thank the sponsors that made the largest single payday in Meridian Speedway history possible.  Those partners include PBT Auto Sales, Precision Framing, Maxwell Plumbing, Pit Stop USA, YMC Mechanical, GCAT Towing, Powers Transportation, A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning, Dave Parrie—Dave’s Auto Body and Paint, Gibson Diesel Performance, Trevor Cristiani Racing and Boise Boys Transportation. 

Live race coverage by Meridian Speedway’s SpeedCast.tv crew will be available by pay-per-view at flosports.tv.     

The NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 was created in 2015 for the then NASCAR K&N Pro Series West with Noah Gragson taking the inaugural victory.  Past winners include Todd Gilliland, Michael Self, Hailie Deegan, and Derek Kraus.  With the ARCA Menards West Series presented by NASCAR schedule impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Meridian Speedway and the above-mentioned advertising partners created this event for the NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Late Models.