Racers Ready To Work on Boys and Girls Club Night


Racers Ready To Work on Boys and Girls Club Night

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Aubree Wartman looks to close on Domino’s Pizza Legend point leader Zach Blume Saturday. Photo Credit: MS Staff

Saturday, June 19, Meridian Speedway hosts Boys and Girls Club Night, where the seven competing classes have some work to do as the season enters the home stretch.  The Domino’s Pizza Legends, Budweiser Modifieds, Coors Super Stocks, TEAM Mazda Subaru Mini Stocks, College of Western Idaho Transportation Program High School Tuners, Junior Stingers, and the Thunderdogs will all join in their respective battles with valuable points on the line.

After a fierce battle with regional rivals over the Independence Day weekend the Domino’s Pizza Legends return to the quarter-mile, and a tight point battle.  While Zach Blume and Camron Madsen hold the top two spots, Aubree Wartman is beginning to claw her way to the top, sitting a mere 39 markers out of the lead in third.  But Wartman will have to make her move soon, as this weekend is the first of five remaining races on the 2014 Domino’s Pizza Legend schedule.

The Budweiser Modified contingent also shows a number 28 leading the way as Middleton’s Rick Baldwin leads a surging Darvin Ackerland.  With Ackerland seemingly unbeatable Baldwin has his work cut out for him to hold onto the point lead through the seven remaining events on the schedule.  That work begins Saturday as the Budweiser Modifieds and Coors Super Stocks battle in a combined main event.

The TEAM Mazda Subaru Mini Stocks look to roll another stellar field of racecars onto Meridian Speedway Saturday, and leading the charge are Jason Sanders and Donavon Parker.  Both Sanders and Parker are putting together a solid 2014 campaign as they consistently work their way through the congested confines each weekend.  With six races remaining Parker still has time to work on Sanders’ 53 point lead.

The CWI High School Tuners have become synonymous with action-packed racing and close finishes in the last few weeks, and these young competitors look to continue the trend this weekend.  Peter Woog used his last win to catapult himself to the top of the standings, but both Jordan Harris and Kendra Occhipinti are keeping the pressure high.  Both Harris and Occhipinti are within 23 markers of Woog, meaning any mistake could be disastrous for the young driver.

Daytona Wurtz also has an Occhipinti hot on her heels in the Junior Stinger division.  Here it is Taylor Occhipinti lingering near the points lead just 12 behind leader Wurtz.  With four events on the calendar it’s a two-car race for Stinger supremacy.  Which of these future Meridian Speedway standouts will take a step closer to a championship?

Saturday night will also see the return of the wild and wacky Thunderdogs where Optimus Prime and the gang will again try to figure out how to stop Bulldacious from claiming another main event win.

General admission tickets for Saturday night are just $10.25.  Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. and racing will take the green flag at 6:30 p.m.  Visit Meridian Speedway online at www.meridianspeedway.com and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 for special information.