Sprintcars Set to Shine at Meridian Speedway for BOB FM Diamond Cup


Sprintcars Set to Shine at Meridian Speedway for BOB FM Diamond Cup

Since 1989 the fastest winged sprintcar drivers in the Northwest have descended on Meridian Speedway for the fire and fury that is the BOB FM Diamond Cup presented by Star Diamonds.  For the 27th running of this historic two-day race the Royal Purple Northwest Sprintcar Racing Association Winged Sprintcars take center stage, along with the Meridian Speedway Pro Trucks, Pepsi Crate Cars, and Kendall Ford of Meridian Mini Stocks Friday.  Saturday also features the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars and Meridian Speedway Pro Trucks, plus the College of Western Idaho Super Street Stocks, Junior Stingers, TATES Rents Hornets, and fireworks by Star Diamonds.

Along with chasing the coveted Star Diamonds diamond ring trophy, the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars are chasing the all-time lap record mark set down by 2015 BOB FM Diamond Cup champion Andy Alberding.  Which of the Northwest’s best winged sprintcar pilots can challenge Alberding’s blistering time, and will they be able to translate their speed into a Diamond Cup title?

The fan favorite Meridian Speedway Pro Trucks are set to pack the quarter-mile with a full field of paint trading, wheel-to-wheel racers.  Who can battle their way to the top of the competitive pack this weekend?

Perhaps the most eager bunch of racecar drivers in the pit area Friday night will be Pepsi Crate Car competitors.  With their first two events washed out points and positions are at a premium for these ultra-fast machines.

The hotly-contested Kendall Ford of Meridian Min Stock class rolls onto the speedway for the second time in five days Friday.  The front-wheel versus rear-wheel drive rivalry is heating up as Terrell Daffron’s Honda and Jason Sanders’ Ford go head-to-head one more time this week.

The College of Western Idaho Super Street Stocks do battle under the lights Saturday.  Melissa Weaver-Arte was able to make a late-race pass for the win in this division’s last race, but with the competition rising to the occasion, can the lady racer keep up her winning ways?

The future stars of Meridian Speedway get their start Saturday as the Junior Stingers roll to the green flag.

The TATES Rents Hornets crowd the concrete jungle to wrap up Saturday’s Diamond Cup action.  Don’t miss a minute of the fender-bashing action as these spirited racers vie for the win.

General admission for Friday night’s festivities is just $15.50 for adults, $6.50 for kids 7-11, and as always kids 6 and under are free. Tickets for Saturday night’s action are $18.50 for adults.  Be sure to check meridianspeedway.com for ticket pricing specials and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to get exclusive updates.  Gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m. both nights.  We’ll see you this Friday and Saturday night under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.