Sprintcars, Outlaws Headline Labor Day Sunday


Sprintcars, Outlaws Headline Labor Day Sunday

The thrill of winged sprint cars returns to Meridian Speedway this Sunday, September 1, as the quarter-mile asphalt oval celebrates Labor Day weekend with Ultra Touch Car Wash Ladies Night.  The Speed Tour Regional Sprint Cars and Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds run the second leg of their weekend double-header, while the Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks, Allen Stroebel Open NASCAR Modifieds, Mulder Engineered Junior Late Models, and Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets run their own late season features. 

Colton Nelson and Hunter Stanley have harnessed their Speed Tour Winged Sprint Cars and sped to the top of the series’ points standings.  But with the two tracks in two days Labor Day challenge, those standings can be upset in a flash. 

The Intermountain Outlaw Modifieds speed into the concrete jungle Sunday for the penultimate event on their 2019 schedule.  After a hard-fought early season, Larry Hull leads Kyle Latham and Donovan Barr in the standings as the regional modified tour rolls into Meridian Speedway. 

Racers in the Factory Motor Parts Mini Stock ranks must solve one problem—how to outrun Travis Pavlacky and his black and orange pickup truck.  Salt Lake City-area racer Courtney Green almost got the better of Pavlacky in the division’s last meeting, and looks to take home this week’s Construction Services and Repair Feature Flag. 

Honoring former crew chief and speedway staple Allen Stroebel, the Allen Stroebel Open Show NASCAR Modifieds take part in a ‘run-what-you-brung‘ throwback feature.  Shelby Stroebel has dominated the race named for his father since its inception, but must face a fast field of competitors if he wants to win his seventh race. 

The shootout for the Mulder Engineered Race Engines Junior Late Model championship is on.  Rusty Houpt leads Jody Moen by a comfortable 60 points as they speed into their fourth of five races.   

To tidy up after their 125 lap feature last Saturday, the Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets take a run through the car wash Sunday.  Don‘t miss a minute of the action as these drivers slip and slide through their second to last main event of the year.   

General admission for Sunday night’s full slate of short track action is free for all ladies, and just $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members, $7 for kids 7-11, and free for all kids 6 and under.  Gates open at 4:45 p.m. with racing at 6:45 p.m.  Keep pace with the latest news and notes from around the quarter-mile oval at www.meridianspeedway.com and receive exclusive updates by texting ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483.  We’ll see you this Sunday, September 1, for Ultra Touch Car Wash Ladies Night under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.