Torture Test: Hornets Face Grueling 125 Lapper Saturday


Torture Test: Hornets Face Grueling 125 Lapper Saturday

Meridian Speedway gives back this Saturday, August 22, as the quarter-mile asphalt oval hosts the Hot August Race for Hunger benefitting the Boise Rescue Mission presented by ATS Inland Northwest.  The Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets run their longest feature of the year, the Neil Alan Fine Jewelry 125, while the Pit Stop USA NASCAR Modifieds, Project Filter Pro-4s, Coors Super Stocks, and Junior Stingers trade paint in search of their own Neil Alan Fine Jewelry Feature Flags.  

Checking in at just over 31 miles, about a round trip from Nampa to Boise, the stripped-down daily commuter cars of the Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets should be able to easily handle the Neil Alan Fine Jewelry 125.  However, the strain from stop and go traffic on I-84 is very different from the bumper-bashing rigors of the Concrete Jungle.  Find out whose car can carry them to the Neil Alan Fine Jewelry Feature Flag when the lights come on this Saturday night. 

Bad blood has been the theme of the Pit Stop USA NASCAR Modified division so far in the 2020 campaign.  Despite the fender-bending drama, Brendon Fries finds himself atop the standing by a slim thirty points over Travis Pavlacky and 34 ahead of Josh Jackson.   

Jordan Harris has left the rest of the Project Filter Pro-4 division in his dust.  Having scored all but one of the Neil Alan Fine Jewelry Feature Flags this year, Harris holds a whopping 101 point advantage over Athena, Oregon’s Cody McDonald.  If someone is to challenge Harris down the stretch, that run needs to start on Hot August Race for Hunger Night presented by ATS Inland Northwest. 

Melissa Weaver has asserted her will on the Coors Super Stock ranks.  With three victories Weaver leads her only consistent competitor Daytona Wurtz by a full 71 markers.  But Wurtz has shown winning speed all year, only to be thwarted by reliability issues.  Still, the youngster has kept herself within striking distance; a strike she hopes to land Saturday. 

The Junior Stinger division has provided some of 2020’s most memorable moments, and Saturday night these rising speedway stars assemble for their sixth joyride around the Concrete Jungle.  Dylan Wardle and Michael Bess hold a commanding lead in the point standings, while Shawn Tully, Brenna Patten, and Peyton Weller are separated by just 16 markers in the third, fourth, and fifth spots, respectively. 

Saturday night also features the Dairy Queen Bike Races for Kids.  Kids, bring a bike—or a trike—and a helmet to the turn four gate before opening ceremonies to take your turn in the Concrete Jungle. 

General admission for Saturday night’s Hot August Race for Hunger presented by ATS Inland Northwest 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. and the first green flag waves at 6:45 p.m.  Tickets are available online at www.meridianspeedway.com.  Live and on-demand coverage of the Hot August Race for Hunger presented by ATS Inland Northwest will be available at SpeedCast.tv.  We’ll see you this Saturday, August 22, under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.