TEST AND TUNE HIGHLIGHTED BY NEW AND FAMILIAR FACESadmin
A fast family reunited Saturday at Meridian Speedway as an open Test and Tune session announced the beginning of the 64th season of races at the downtown quarter-mile. Over 30 competitors shook down their machines in preparation for the April 18th NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Latemodel Opener.
A handful of drivers turned their first laps at speed Saturday, while a number of familiar faces took to the track in new rides for 2015. Young Evan Brown completed multiple practice sessions as he looks to enter the developmental Junior Stinger division. Kendall Ford of Meridian Mini Stock competitor Garry Hussey also gained valuable experience as he lapped the concrete jungle Saturday.
Junior Stinger champion Daytona Wurtz will take her talents to the Domino’s Legends division in 2015. Wurtz turned better than 20 laps in her new racer. As Wurtz joins the Domino’s Legend ranks as Legend competitor Robert Rendo looks to step up to the Budweiser Modified division. Rendo will face stiff competition in his new class from Randy Keckley and his Dale Earnhardt Jr. look-alike racer.
There’s still one chance to get a sneak preview on the 2015 racing action. This Saturday, April 11 Meridian Speedway will hold its final open Test and Tune session. Gates open at 10 a.m. with cars taking to the track at 1 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. The pit side concession stand will be open and serving snacks and drinks all day. Be the first to see your favorite driver this Saturday at Meridian Speedway.