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Test and Tune Closed to General Public

Following the City of Meridian's 15 day Social Distancing order put in place by Mayor Simison, the annual Test and Tune session scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at Meridian Speedway will be closed to the public.    Access to pit road will be available for limited numbers of participants beginning at [...]

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Championship Drive: Kyle Tellstrom

Winning back-to-back championships in the NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Late Model Series is rare.  Entering 2019 only 5 men had accomplished this feat in the division’s 51-year history: Bob Mitich, Steve Mason, Jerry Bowers, Willie Ransom, and Sean Miller.  All five are enshrined in the Western Idaho Racing [...]

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Championship Drive: Bryan Warf

Open-wheel competition at Meridian Speedway was at an all-time high at Meridian Speedway in 2019 as sprintcar prodigies Johnny Giesler and Bryan Warf joined an already intense Pepsi Crate Car field.    Giesler’s season got off to an inauspicious start as contact in the year’s first heat race sent the Meridian, [...]

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Championship Drive: Kenny Chandler

The classic battle of youth versus experience was on full display in the Project Filter Pro-4s as Kenny Chandler, a forty-year veteran of the division went toe-to-toe with upstart Jordan Harris in his second full Project Filter Pro-4 campaign.  Chandler debuted a brand-new Project Filter, Fairly Reliable Bob’s, Les Schwab [...]

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Championship Drive: Travis Pavlacky

New school and old school went toe-to-toe in 2019 as Fred Vigil’s front-wheel drive Dodge Neon and Travis Pavlacky’s rear-wheel drive pickup dueled for the Factory Motor Parts Mini Stock championship.  Vigil rode a wave of momentum into 2019 after a string of strong finishes to close out the [...]

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Championship Drive: AJ Collins

Watching was fun, how could driving not be?  This was the thought that propelled Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornet driver AJ Collins into the driver’s seat of not one, not two, but three different machines during his 2019 championship campaign.    Collins kicked off his 2019 campaign at the controls of the [...]

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Championship Drive: James Sheets

As he thrashed to prepare his orange and white racecar, James Sheets had no idea what the 2019 season had in store for him.  Sure, the Firehouse Pub and Grill Bombers were designed to be built in a day, but Sheets’ number 66 would hit the track untested and [...]

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Championship Drive: Bryan Warf

Behind the wheel of a racecar, Meridian, Idaho's Bryan Warf is all but unstoppable.  Notching six straight titles in the Mountain Dew Winged Sprint Cars, Meridian Speedway’s fastest class, plus one in the NASCAR Division I Whelen All-American Series Modifieds, Warf proved himself a threat to win every time [...]

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Championship Drive: Cody Castricone

 After speeding his way to a Junior Stinger championship in 2018, young Cody Castricone entered 2019 looking to do something that only five drivers at the quarter-mile had done before—win a title in one class, then win another championship the following year in a different class.  At the controls [...]

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Championship Drive: Rusty Houpt

Rusty Houpt was used to going fast even before he strapped into his black number 64 Mulder Engineered Race Engines Junior Late Model.  A veteran of throwing Outlaw Karts around The Dirt Track at Meridian Speedway, Houpt relished the chance to follow in his father’s footsteps and climb behind [...]

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Championship Drive: Delaney Grace

Sitting in the grandstands at Eve of Destruction 9, a young Delaney Grace made a decision.  As sprint cars lapped the quarter-mile she turned to her mom and said, “I want to do that.”  And so Grace, with help from her stepdad, Meridian Speedway competitor Danny Martin, climbed into [...]

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Championship Drive: Caity Miller

Even before the green flag fell on 2019, Caity Miller had become a force to be reckoned with in the Domino’s Legends ranks.  A hard charger in a 1934 Ford Coupe, Boise, Idaho’s Miller made herself, and her number 35, a fixture on the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard throughout the 2018 [...]

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Street Stock Triple Highlights Trunk or Treat Saturday

A brisk autumn afternoon greeted over two-thousand lucky kids at Meridian Speedway’s Trunk or Treat Saturday, October 26.  When the costumes came off so did the gloves as seven divisions went wheel-to-wheel for the final time in 2019.  The Teleperformance Street Stocks ran three 33 lap features to finish [...]

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Final Checkers Fall on Trunk or Treat Saturday

Get ready to get spooky with Meridian Speedway Saturday, October 26, as the quarter-mile hosts its annual Trunk or Treat.  The Teleperformance Street Stocks, Project Filter Pro-4s, Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks, High School Tuners, Junior Stingers, Firehouse Pub and Grill Bombers, and Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets open their [...]

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Full Contact Features Decide Division Champs

Four season champions were crowned Saturday, October 5, as Meridian Speedway played host to the Project Filter Championships.  The Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds settled the final season in series history, the Coors Super Stocks, Pepsi Crate Cars, and Domino’s Legends wrapped up local championship drivers, while the Project Filter Pro-4s [...]

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Final Countdown: Checkers Fall on Four Seasons Saturday

Season championships will be settled Saturday, October 5, as Meridian Speedway hosts the Project Filter Championships.  The Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds take the final checkered flag on their regional campaign, while local stars of the Pepsi Crate Cars, Coors Super Stocks, Project Filter Pro-4s and Domino’s Legends make their final [...]

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Derek Kraus Survives Meridian Carnage, Wins in Overtime

BY DAVEY SEGAL, NASCAR.COM SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 https://hometracks.nascar.com/2019/09/29/derek-kraus-survives-meridian-carnage-wins-in-overtime/ MERIDIAN, Idaho — The man to beat all season was the man to beat on Saturday night. Derek Kraus charged up through the field from seventh to lead 100 laps and earn his fourth K&N Pro Series West victory this season, 12th overall of his career [...]

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Nelson, Alberding Victorious in Classic Double Header

The biggest open-wheel show of the season descended on Meridian Speedway as the King of the Wing, Northwest Sprintcar Racing Association, and Speed Tour Sprint Cars went wheel-to-wheel on a Friday-Saturday double header.  The Salt Lake City and Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets, and West Coast Vintage Sprintcars also [...]

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