NASCAR Modified Champion to be Crowned Saturday


NASCAR Modified Champion to be Crowned Saturday

A NASCAR Division I champion will be crowned this Saturday, September 14, on Academy Mortgage by Ryan Shelby Meridian Chamber of Commerce Twin 25’s Night at Meridian Speedway.  Alongside the PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified championship races, the Winged Pepsi Crate Cars, Coors Super Stocks, Project Filter Pro-4s, Domino’s Legends, and Firehouse Pub and Grill Bombers get two 25 lap features to gain pivotal ground in the point standings. 

Just 64 points separates standings leader Wyatt King from fellow Kuna, Idaho racer Casey Tillman entering Saturday night’s two main events.  Tillman’s only chance to usurp King is to sweep both of the division’s Meridian Chamber of Commerce Twin 25’s.  Even if Tillman can pull off this feat, King has been able to outscore Tillman in two of his last three wins. 

The Winged Pepsi Crate Cars also wrap up their 2019 campaign Saturday.  Here, Bryan Warf leads Bob Massie by 39 markers for the championship.  The real race is between Preston Henderson and Justin Segura for third in the standings as just 7 points separate the two. 

Despite a valiant effort from young rival Daytona Wurtz, experience has paid off once again for Melissa Weaver as she leads the Coors Super Stocks into their second-to-last race night.  With a 109 point cushion over Wurtz, Weaver can afford to be cautious while Wurtz can’t afford anything but maximum effort every lap. 

In the Project Filter Pro-4 ranks Jordan Harris refuses to go quietly as he battles Kenny Chandler for the title.  With two more race nights after Saturday’s action anything can still happen, but the sooner Harris makes his move the better. 

After a near month-long break, the Domino’s Legends roll back onto the quarter-mile for a late season skirmish Saturday.  Caity Miller has been in command of the standings since the division’s second race of the season, and she doesn’t look to relinquish that control any time soon as she carries a 73 point advantage into Saturday night’s action. 

 James Sheets won the Firehouse Pub and Grill Bombers’ portion of Eve of Destruction, outscoring his championship rival Justice Coats by over fifty points and opening an enormous lead heading into the division’s final four features.  With two opportunities to close the gap look for Coats to pull out all the stops as he claws his way back into the title hunt. 

The final Hungry Onion Bike Race for Kids kicks off the pre-race ceremonies this Saturday.  Bring a bike and a helmet for your chance to speed around the Concrete Jungle. 

General admission to a full night of double features is just $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members, $7 for kids 7-11, and as always kids 6 and under get in free.  Gates open at 4:45 p.m. with the first green flag at 6:45 p.m.  Log on to www.meridianspeedway.com/tickets to skip the line at the gate and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 for exclusive race day updates.  We’ll see you this Saturday, September 14, for Academy Mortgage by Ryan Shelby Meridian Chamber of Commerce Twin 25’s under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.