Trunk or Treat is Coming October 23


Trunk or Treat is Coming October 23

Meridian Speedway gets spooky on Saturday, October 23, with its annual Trunk or Treat and Haunted Haulers event.  From noon to 1 p.m. kids can trick-or-treat their way through a pit area full of haunted haulers, then settle in for a full afternoon and evening of race action starting at 3 p.m.   

The Pauly’s Bar Room Street Stocks, Coors Pro-Late Models, Project Filter Pro-4s, Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Mini Stocks, Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets, and Zamp Race Products Stingers close the Meridian Speedway season with door-to-door championship battles. 

Pauly’s Bar Room Street Stock competitor Troy Evans has one last shot to dethrone division point leader Josh Fanopoulos.  Evans will have to make the most of Saturday’s three 33-lap features if he’s to erase the 105-point deficit and claim his first Pauly’s Bar Room Street Stock title. 

Daytona Wurtz’ dominance in the Coors Pro-Late Model ranks has been remarkable.  With eleven main event victories, nine more than any other racer in the field, Wurtz rolls into Trunk or Treat Saturday with a commanding 260-point lead over Melissa Weaver.  But the battle to watch is for Rookie of the Year honors as just 44 markers separate contenders Neil Wassmuth, Doug Woods, and Riley Bradford. 

Saturday’s races will serve as a victory lap for Project Filter Pro-4 competitor Ryan Bailey.  Bailey’s consistency throughout the year, coupled with three straight main event wins in the month of July, have left him 149 points ahead of Jordan Harris, who finds himself just seven markers ahead of Kenny Chandler for the runner up spot. 

The Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Mini Stocks crowd the quarter-mile for the final time Saturday.  Travis Pavlacky leads a chaotic pack of competitors into the title race with a comfortable 193-point gap over Don Trafford.  Meanwhile, just eleven points separate Rookie of the Year contenders Dale Bolinger and Tyler Palmer. 

Bolinger also finds himself in a fight for the Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornet division title with Jeff Matuska.  Matuska leads Bolinger by 108 points entering the final race, but anything can happen in this entertaining division. 

Meridian Speedway’s future stars take their final test on Trunk or Treat Saturday as the Zamp Race Products Stingers close their 2021 campaign.  Niko Heinzel holds a commanding lead over second-place Aaden Fanopoulos, who has a rearview mirror full of Brenna Patton, who sits just 46 points out of the runner up spot. 

General admission to Saturday, October 23’s pre-race Trunk or Treat and Haunted Haulers festivities is free.  General admission for an afternoon and evening of short track racing action is just $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and military members, $7 for kids 7-11, and free for kids 6 and under.  Secure your advance tickets now at www.meridianspeedway.com.  Gates for Saturday’s Trunk or Treat open at noon.  Gates for Saturday night’s racing action open at 2:30 p.m.  We’ll see you under the big yellow water tower Saturday, October 23, for Trunk or Treat and Haunted Haulers at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.