Sprintcars Set for High Octane Opener


Sprintcars Set for High Octane Opener

The region’s fastest short track racers fly into Meridian Speedway this Saturday, April 20, for the quarter-mile asphalt oval’s Sprintcar Opener on $2 Keystone Light Night.  The Speed Tour Regional Sprintcar Series, Pepsi Crate Cars and ISRL Super Sixes, Coors Super Stocks, Domino’s Legends, Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks, and Firehouse Pub and Grill Bombers join forces for a night packed full of thrills. 

In machines so fast they need wings to stay on the ground, the steely eyed competitors of the Speed Tour Regional Sprintcar Series invade Meridian Speedway for their first test of 2019.  With a full field of winged sprinters vying for the checkers, there’s no telling who will fly into the Caleb’s Chop Shop Winner’s Circle Saturday. 

The Pepsi Crate Cars and Idaho Sprintcar and Roadster League Super Sixes take to the track for their first showdown of the season.  With a crowded racetrack ahead and a snarling pack of competitors behind, Rob Grice has his work cut out if he wants to claim back-to-back division titles.   

Melissa Weaver rolls back onto the track at the head of the Coors Super Stock division Saturday.  Weaver had to overcome a halting start to score her 2018 season title, but looks to get back to her winning ways early in the 2019 campaign. 

The Domino’s Legends return to action with a field desperate to dethrone Ethan Jones, the defending division champion.  Though Jones dominated 2018 as few others in Meridian Speedway history have, the young driver needs to be as focused as ever as the field works to hunt him down. 

After a hard-fought race last Saturday night, the Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks retake the quarter-mile behind race winner Fred VigilCan last year’s runner up go two-for-two as he seeks his first class championship?   

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but our Firehouse Pub and Grill Bombers sure can be.  A fresh batch of low buck brawlers take to the track Saturday night as they race for the season’s first checkered flag. 

General admission for Saturday night’s thrill show is just $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members, $7 for kids 7-11, and as always kids 6 and under get in free.  Gates open at 4:45 p.m. with the first green flag at 6:45 p.m.  Purchase your advance tickets online through www.meridianspeedway.com and make sure to text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates from around the quarter-mile.  We’ll see you this Saturday, April 20 for the Sprintcar Opener on $2 Keystone Light Night at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.