Turn Back the Clock with Saturday’s Weed Man Throwback Night


Turn Back the Clock with Saturday’s Weed Man Throwback Night

Meridian Speedway parties like it’s 1999 this Saturday, July 20, as the quarter-mile asphalt oval hosts Weed Man Lawncare Speedway Throwback Night presented by Idaho Central Credit Union.  The PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds, Northwest Tour Truck Series, Coors Super Stocks, Teleperformance Street Stocks, Project Filter Pro-4s, and Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets join in a battle for not only Saturday night’s GR Farms Feature Flags, but a jump start to the second half of their 2019 campaigns as well. 

It’s proven difficult to pick a title favorite in the PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified ranks.  Multi-time champion Shelby Stroebel seemed the safe pre-season bet, but mechanical issues have hampered his run and allowed Wyatt King and Casey Tillman into the title picture.  Not only is Stroebel faced with the afore mentioned models of efficiency, but also lighting fast youngster Zach Telford, who seems set to collect the wins Stroebel needs to get back to the top of the standings. 

If good, old-fashioned paint trading is your idea of a good time, look no further than the Northwest Tour Truck Series.  These hard driving truckers have plenty of experience patching fiberglass, and if it comes down to a new fender or a new feature flag, these hard-nosed racers choose the hardware every time. 

Despite the Coors Super Stock ranks being strong as ever, Melissa Weaver has found a way to keep her spot atop the competitive heap.  Young Daytona Wurtz has been Weaver’s closest competition thus far, but has only four race nights after Saturday’s action to erase an over seventy point deficit if she’s to claim the Coors Super Stock title. 

Few classes embrace the Weed Man Lawncare Speedway Throwback Night presented by Idaho Central Credit Union like the steel-bodied Teleperformance Street Stocks.  Outright season dominator Jesse James Lawson has held the standings lead since opening weekend, but has only a modest 43 point lead over young Taylor Occhipinti as the pair speeds into Saturday night’s showdown. 

Saturday marks the halfway point of the Project Filter Pro-4 season.  While division veteran Kenny Chandler leads the field to green, his teammate Jordan Harris—behind the wheel of Chandler’s near championship winning car from last year—has found a way to overcome a bevy of late spring mechanical issues to remain within striking distance. 

Harkening back to the Jalopy Stocks, one of the original Meridian Speedway divisions, the Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets swarm the quarter-mile Saturday night for an action-packed feature.  Having raced through dirt and spilled water barrels, forward and backward, there’s no telling what crazy challenge these brave drivers have to face this Saturday.  Whatever it is, the outcome is guaranteed to entertain to—and maybe even after—the checkered flag. 

General admission for Saturday night’s full slate of throwback action 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 racing at 6:45 p.m.  Visit www.meridianspeedway.com/tickets/ to purchase your advance tickets, and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 for exclusive race day updates sent right to your phone!  We’ll see you here, this Saturday, July 20, for Weed Man Lawncare Throwback Night presented by Idaho Central Credit Union under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.