Sprintcar Opener Promises Big Speeds, Close Finishes


Sprintcar Opener Promises Big Speeds, Close Finishes

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe fastest of the fast rocket around Meridian Speedway this Saturday, May 7, for the Sprintcar Opener. The asphalt-blistering Mountain Dew Winged Sprintcars, CT400 Sprintcars, Pepsi Crate Cars, Idaho Sprintcar and Roadster League Super Sixes, Teleperformance Claimer Stocks, College of Western Idaho High School Tuners, and TATES Rents Hornet Rookies are all set to blast their way around the quarter-mile.

The Mountain Dew Winged Sprintcars roar onto Meridian Speedway chasing 2015 division champion Bryan Warf. Which of these winged warriors can blaze a trail to the Caleb’s Chop Shop Winner’s Circle?

The ever-growing group of CT400 Sprintcars rolls onto the quarter-mile for the green flag on their second season of wheel-to-wheel action under the lights Saturday. Who can separate themselves from an evenly matched pack to take home the season’s first trophy?

The Pepsi Crate Cars and ISRL Super Sixes throw down Saturday to see whose machines will reign supreme. The ISRL Super Sixes have claimed their share of challenge race victories despite their displacement disadvantage, but a strong contingent of Pepsi Crate Cars have their sights set on a season sweep.

The Teleperformance Claimer Stocks once again displayed the reason they’ve become a crowd favorite. Last race Brian Hyde fought his way through a three-way brawl to claim the season’s first victory.  However, in a class where trading paint is the norm, anything and everything can, and probably will, happen Saturday.

Also making a triumphant return to Meridian Speedway is the College of Western Idaho High School Tuner division. Fresh off the closest finish of the season these youngsters look to turn in another thrilling performance this week.

Making your way in the TATES Rents Hornets is a tough business, and nobody knows that better than then the division’s rookie contenders. Luckily, Saturday night features a rookies-only invitational race that allows the newcomers to hone their skill while making up some valuable early season points on their veteran foes.

The family friendly fun doesn’t stop there as Clarity Credit Union will be on hand for the first Penny Gold Rush for Kids of the 2016 season. You bring the kids, Clarity Credit Union brings the pennies, and a good time is had by all.

General admission to this full night of open-wheeled thrills is only $10.50 for adults. Gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying around 5 p.m. and races starting at 6:30 p.m.  Be sure to check meridianspeedway.com for your advance tickets, and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 for exclusive updates.  We’ll see you Saturday, under the big yellow water tower, at Meridian Speedway.