Youngsters Shine in Teleperformance Twin 25’s


Youngsters Shine in Teleperformance Twin 25’s

Competitors doubled down Saturday, June 15, as Meridian Speedway hosted the Teleperformance Twin 25’s and Les Schwab Tire Race Night presented by Project Filter.  The PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds, Winged Pepsi Crate Cars, Coors Super Stocks, Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks, Teleperformance Street Stocks, and Junior Stingers battled through two sets of main events in pursuit of the Construction Services and Repair Feature Flags. 

A handful of Junior Stingers rolled into their second fifteen lap feature.  On the break pole sitter Karly Hearne sped to the top spot in her Shop Marine, Boise Carburetor machine with Dylan Wardle and Delany Grace in tow.  After an early caution Grace pinned her CP Express Vinyl, Splash and Dash racer to the low line and shot to first place on the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard. 

But Grace wasn’t safe out front as just two laps later Jerome, Idaho’s Jody Moen pulled her Fast Lane Automotive, DL Evans machine alongside Grace and took the lead.  Moen never looked back as she sailed to a Construction Services and Repair Feature Flag sweep on Teleperformance Twin 25’s and Les Schwab Tire Race Night. 

Donovan Johns and Fred Vigil led the Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks to their second 25 lap main event of the evening.  With damage repaired from a first main event shunt, Vigil sprinted to a full straightaway lead in his Larry H Miller Collision, Granite Excavation machine.  Will Ostrum, Don Trafford, and DJ Sirani were first to follow Vigil past Johns for second and third on the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard.   

Sirani was first to make a move, and the Oasis, Idaho driver went to work on Trafford’s Trident Plumbing machine.  At the race’s halfway point Sirani had the second spot but faced a near half-track deficit to Vigil.  On cue, a caution flag waved and brought Sirani to Vigil’s inside for the restart. 

Vigil pushed hard to keep the lead on the high side, but Sirani wheeled his machine harder, and with just seven circuits left the youngster had his machine in the lead.  But another yellow flag would wave for a savage front stretch crash and set up a three lap shootout for the win.  The green flag waved one last time and again Vigil got off the line fast and squeaked out a lead.  But Sirani wouldn’t give up, and the youngster earned his first visit to the Caleb’s Chop Shop Winner’s Circle in the Factory Motor Parts Mini Stock ranks. 

The PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds wrapped up Teleperformance Twin 25’s and Les Schwab Tire Race Night with a hotly-contested 25 lap main event.  Tim Wallace was quick out of the blocks and roared to the lead with Mike Davis and Michael Parker in hot pursuit.  Parker made quick work of Davis and by lap ten motored around Wallace’s Westside Machine, Lucas Oil modified for the lead. 

Next around Wallace was Middleton, Idaho’s Zach Telford and his Builder’s First Source machine.  Telford set sail from the field and looked to have a victory well in hand before a melee brought a caution out with five laps left.  This reset the field and brought first feature winner Josh Jackson to Telford’s outside for a five lap shootout.   

Jackson motored around the outside, but Telford fought back, and after a two lap battle the youngster from Middleton, Idaho pulled ahead and earned the night’s final Construction Services and Repair Feature Flag.   

The Malicious Monster Truck Insanity Tour takes over Meridian Speedway this Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23, for the 90th Meridian Dairy Days celebration.  Friday night features the Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets, Firehouse Pub and Grill Bombers, and High School Tuners.  Join us Saturday night after the Meridian Dairyland Parade for monster truck rides and fireworks.  Sunday’s matinee performance features a Tuff Truck competition.  Gates open Friday night at 4:45 p.m. with racing at 6:45 p.m.  Sunday gates open at noon with destruction beginning at 2 p.m.  General admission for each night of the Malicious Monster Truck Insanity Tour is just $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and military members, and $12 for kids 7-11.  Score you advance tickets at www.meridianspeedway.com and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 for exclusive updates from around the quarter-mile oval.  We’ll see you this Dairy Days weekend under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.