Questions Surround Aaron’s Sales and Lease Night Features Saturday


Questions Surround Aaron’s Sales and Lease Night Features Saturday

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The six divisions set to take the track for Aaron’s Sales and Lease Night all have unanswered questions as they head into Saturday night.

Aaron’s Sales and Lease Fan Appreciation Night storms Meridian Speedway this Saturday with a full slate of intriguing short-track action.  Along with a bevy of trackside attractions, including another installment of Double Race-O, the CT400 Winged Sprintcars, Super Six Sprintcars, Project Filter Pro-4s, Coors Super Stocks, College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Program Street Stocks, and Claimer Stocks will battle around the quarter-mile for their Racing for Smiles of the Northwest trophies.

Sprintcar fans have been spoiled of late at Meridian Speedway, and the royal treatment continues Saturday with both the Winged CT400 Sprinters and the speedy Super Sixes taking to the asphalt.  Racing in the CT400 Winged Sprintcar division figures to be tight as all the racer in this division sit on equal horsepower.  Will Chris Ratterree’s impressive showing in the Diamond Cup propel him to a divisional victory Saturday?

While the winged sprinters prepare for a close race, competitors in the Super Six ranks will roll onto the track ready for some high-speed pack racing.  While these cars may look to be down on speed and power on paper compared to their Pepsi Sprintcar kin, don’t forget they have outrun their bigger-engine counterparts in the past.  With everyone set to leave the pack behind who will emerge victorious after the division’s first solo feature?

The Project Filter Pro-4s have provided fans with some of the closest racing of the season.  Brendon Fries and his wild-looking car have been fast, but have yet to break through to claim a main event trophy.  With Kenny Chandler and Joe Barton in mid-season form already Fries looks to have his work cut out if he wants to take the next step toward a division win.  Can the young driver outduel the seasoned veterans and earn billing as a weekly favorite to win?

The Coors Super Stock ranks have been a volatile mix of experience and exuberance in the first months of the season.  Veteran Ray Bolinger has claimed two victories thus far, but young upstart Jordan Harris, whose other ride is a High School Tuner, outlasted the field last race to stand alone atop the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard.  Will Harris pull away from the pack this week or will experience work its way to the front of the fast Coors Super Stock division?

The College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Street Stocks have the longest name on the quarter-mile, and the driver with the longest active winning streak.  Melissa Weaver has already racked up five main event trophies in 2015, but her stranglehold on the division seems to be slipping.  Last race the lady racer had her hands full of steering wheel as she was barely able to ward off a late-race charge from Daniel Johnson.  At the end of Saturday’s long haul will there be a new victor in Arctic Circle Victory Lane?

Within the Claimer Stock division there has been no shortage of paint-swapping, door-to-door battles.  With the hotter, greasier summer conditions pay attention to Casey Hart and his big, orange pickup truck.  Hart has been able to sling the truck around the track in the early season cool, but will he be able to keep a handle on his 3800 pound behemoth Saturday?

Tickets for Aaron’s Sales and Lease Fan Appreciation night are just $10.25 for adults, $6.25 for kids 7-11.  Don’t wait in the sun to get your tickets at the gate, log onto meridianspeedway.com and click the tickets link to purchase and print your passes right at home.  We’ll save seats for you and all your fellow race fans Saturday under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.