Warf, Grice Take Titles on Weed Man Lawn Care Championship Nightadmin
With no chance of rain in the forecast, seven strong divisions took to Meridian Speedway Saturday, October 13, for the rescheduled Weed Man Lawn Care Championship. The Mountain Dew Interstate Winged Sprintcars, Pepsi Crate Cars and Idaho Sprintcar and Roadster League Super Sixes, Coors Super Stocks, Domino’s Legends, and Bombers took the checkers on their 2018 season, while the Project Filter Pro-4s and Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets jockeyed for late-season points in their penultimate showdowns.
After Colton Nelson dominated the Mountain Dew Interstate Winged Sprintcars’ first feature of the evening, Cory Lockwood and Aaron McPeak led the field to green for their final 25 lap main event of the year. Lockwood stormed to the point on lap one in his Herold’s Auto Body, Berkshire Hathaway Reality sprinter while Bryan Warf worked his way inside McPeak for second. As eleven second laps clicked off the board smoke started to seep from Lockwood’s machine. The black flag was displayed and Lockwood pulled into the pit area.
This left Warf up front with Nelson’s Integrity Pools and Construction, Lissa’s Learning Ladder machine in tow. Though Nelson closed on the leader he ran out of laps to make a move and Warf took his Allan Marsh Travel Center, Dave’s Quick Lube racer home with both the race victory and the overall season championship.
For his dual titles in 2018, Warf was also awarded King of the Y honors as Meridian Speedway’s highest total points earner of 2018
A twelve pack of Pepsi-Cola Sprintcars and ISRL Super Sixes thundered to green for their final thirty lap feature of the season. Caldwell, Idaho’s Justin Segura made the most of the outside line and fought his way to first with Kate Jackson and Johnny Giesler in trail. Giesler jabbed high and low in his bid for the runner up spot, which allowed Riley Rogers to race his way into the second place battle as well.
On lap nine Giesler decided it was go time, and he shot into the low line and dispatched both Jackson and Segura in turn one to take the lead. Jackson followed Giesler through, but before she could figure out a way around her brother-in-law, she was forced to stave off a strong challenge from Rogers. Rogers’ pressure paid off as Jackson lost the handle on her Bardahl, Spiers Construction sprinter and spun into the infield.
On the restart Giesler roared past Rogers to retake the lead. Rogers wheeled his H&H Accounting, Goodwill Finance machine hard to keep pace with the leader, but couldn’t mount a challenge as Giesler scored the main event victory.
Rob Grice fortified his early season success with mid and late season consistency to claim the Pepsi Crate Car championship.
The action continues next Saturday, October 20, as the PitStopUSA.com Summer Dirt Series holds its championship event on the twelfth-mile Dirt Track at Meridian Speedway. Asphalt racing concludes with the Trunk or Treat Halloween Championship on Saturday, October 27. Stay tuned to meridianspeedway.com for event details and be sure to text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive all the latest updates from around the quarter-mile. We’ll see you this Saturday, October 20, for the PitStopUSA.com Summer Dirt Series Championship, and Saturday, October 27 for the Trunk or Treat Halloween Championship at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.