Nation’s Best Race for King of the Wing Victory Thursday


Nation’s Best Race for King of the Wing Victory Thursday

The fastest short-track racers in the United States descend on Meridian Speedway this Saturday for the second annual Pink Lady Classic presented by Pepsi and WOW Country 104.3 FM. Davey Hamilton’s Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprintcar Series headlines Thursday night’s action, which also features the Domino’s Legends, College of Western Idaho Super Street Stocks, TATES Rents Hornets, and the USAC Honda Performance Development Midgets.

A full field of the nation’s best winged sprintcar drivers descends on Meridian Speedway this Thursday as Davey Hamilton’s Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprintcar Series contests the Pink Lady Classic. Idaho natives Davey Hamilton and Sierra Jackson return to thrill the hometown crowd as they battle the likes of NASCAR Xfinity Series racer Bobby Santos and former Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprintcar Series champion Aaron Pierce.

The Pink Lady Classic wouldn’t be complete without Kenny Hamilton behind the wheel of Meridian Speedway’s most famous machine, and the veteran campaigner has plans to pilot the vintage sprinter into the Caleb’s Chop Shop Winner’s Circle one more time.

The Honda Performance Development Midgets make their second visit to Meridian Speedway with two tough competitors locked in a furious points battle. Toni Breidinger has scored four victories en route to her 20 point advantage, but standings runner up Jesse Love IV has been on Breidinger’s tail tank every lap.  Can either competitor tame the concrete jungle Thursday?

After an action-packed INEX Regional Qualifying event the Domino’s Legends return to Meridian Speedway with precious few events left to track down point leader Casey Tillman. Watch as Chance Davis and Aubree Wartman wheel their machines through the pack toward a crucial late-season victory.

The College of Western Idaho Super Street Stock division saw physical action in their last event, and the bad blood may not settle by Thursday night’s green flag. Can Melissa Weaver-Arte work her way to the front of an angry field, or will one of her competitors race their way to the top of the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard?

The battle between rookies Adam Deane and Josh Randolph has been the story of the TATES Rents Hornet division thus far in 2016. These racing newcomers look to clash once again Thursday night as they position themselves for the final sprint to the championship.

Tickets for Thursday’s epic night of short track thrills are just $18.50 for adults.   Gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.  Skip the line at the gate and purchase your tickets online at meridianspeedway.com.  We’ll see you this Thursday, July 21 under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.