Naylor Classic, Bill Crow 50 Headline Memorial Day Double-Header


Naylor Classic, Bill Crow 50 Headline Memorial Day Double-Header

Meridian Speedway pays tribute to the legends that put the quarter-mile oval on the map this Saturday and Monday, May 26 and 28, with a Memorial Day Weekend double-header. Saturday night’s memorial races include the Naylor Classic for the Mountain Dew Interstate Winged Sprintcars, the Dee Forrey and Don VanSchoiack Memorial for the Coors Super Stocks, and the Austin Christopherson and Eldon Cahill Memorial 50 for the Domino’s Legends. Plus, don’t miss your chance to rub elbows the fastest pilots ever to lap Meridian Speedway as they come together for the Super Modified Reunion autograph session. The Pepsi Crate Cars and TEAM Mazda Mini Stocks round out Saturday’s full slate of action.
Monday features the NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Latemodels in Meridian Speedway’s longest-running memorial race, the Bill Crow Memorial 50. The Project Filter Pro-4s compete for a spot on the Sean Miller Memorial, and the Teleperformance Claimer Stocks gather for the LeeRoy Nelson 40. The PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Modifieds, Rebel Modifieds of Idaho, High School Tuners and Junior Stingers round out the Memorial Day Weekend festivities.
Since 1981 Meridian Speedway has honored the iconic Super Modified driving Naylor family with a Saturday night sprintcar shootout. Bryan Warf drives for five straight Naylor Classic wins Saturday night, which would break his tie with Kenny Hamilton for second-most wins all-time and move him into a tie with Rick Veenstra for most all-time.
The Coors Super Stocks compete for the Don VanSchoiak and Dee Forrey Memorial for the sixteenth time. Melissa Arte has the opportunity to join Rob Powers as the only racers ever to repeat a Don VanSchoiack and Dee Forrey Memorial victory.
The Domino’s Legends race fifty laps in memory of speedway staples Austin Christopherson and Eldon Cahill this Saturday. Whose will be the fifteenth name added to the AC/EC 50 Memorial winner’s list?
Since 1976 the NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Latemodels have paid homage to Bill Crow with the shortest race on their season schedule, the Bill Crow Memorial 50. John Newhouse looks to add his name to the list of eight drivers that have won back-to-back Bill Crow Memorial 50s, but a stacked field of heavy hitters stands between him and a second Memorial Day Weekend checkered flag.
For just the third time since the race’s inception in 2002, the Project Filter Pro-4s roll to green in honor of Sean Miller. Kenny Chandler and Jonathan Hull won the division’s first two rounds in 2002 and 2016, and a full field of competitors looks to add their name to that short list Monday.
The Teleperformance Claimer Stocks celebrate LeeRoy Nelson this Monday as they contest the fifteenth running of the LeeRoy Nelson Memorial this Monday night. Who will become the fourth Teleperformance Claimer Stock driver to earn a spot on Nelson’s memorial trophy Monday?
General admission to Saturday night’s Naylor Classic action is just $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors and military members, and $6.50 for kids 7-11. General admission for Monday’s Bill Crow Memorial 50 races is $11.50 for adults, $9 for seniors and military members. As always, kids 6 and under get in free. Skip the line at the gate and purchase your tickets online at meridianspeedway.com. And be sure to text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates from the track affectionately known as the Concrete Jungle. We’ll save you a seat this Saturday and Monday under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.