Former champ Steve Jones leads strong local field into Meridian RMCS doubleheader

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, ID — Fans rarely have seen Steve Jones race on his hometown track, but the Meridian, Idaho racecar driver has gotten awfully familiar with the ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway pavement this year.
And this weekend he hopes familiarity breeds conquest as the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series returns home for a doubleheader of Late Model racing action.
Jones returns […]

Stroebel, Nelson pad Meridian points leads with repeat victories

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN — Racecar drivers who have won multiple feature events this year at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway were out in force Saturday.
Meridian, Idaho’s Shelby Stroebel — who pulled double duty Saturday night — collected his 13th consecutive victory in the ASA Modifieds Pepsi 50 main event and kept his edge in the ASA Member Track National Championship standings […]

Marathon races will highlight Meridian’s Saturday night

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, ID — There will be plenty of rubber laid down on the quarter-mile oval Saturday night at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
The Pepsi 200 is on tap, giving fans 200 laps of main event racing throughout the night.
And one of those races will feature the top driver in the ASA Member Track National Championship standings.
Shelby Stroebel of Meridian, […]


Division: Thunder Dogs
Name: Bull Dacious (James DeMello)
Age: 46
Hometown: Boise
Car#: 48
Years In Racing: First Race 9-4=2011 to present 7=14=12
Car Owner: James DeMello
Crew Members: James Ward
Sponsors: McAlvain Construction
Chris’ on Broadway
S K Electric
Afforable Rain Gutters
Knive River Inc.
Petersons Graphics
All Makes Auto Salvage
T N T Auto Salvage
O’Reilly Auto Parts
A. T. Home Auto
Integrity Concrete Construction
GNO Jewerly
Family: Mother: Barbara Engle
Job Info: Driver for Knife River Concrete
Racing Accomplishments: […]

Caldwell rallies for sixth win in seven Meridian Late Model starts

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — It didn’t take long for Dylan Caldwell to rebound from an unfamiliar finish during Aaron’s Sales and Lease Night at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
The Nampa, Idaho driver won for the sixth time in the past seven main events in the NAPA Late Model division Saturday two hours after seeing Meridian, Idaho’s Chris Fenton ended his […]

Young stock racer shoots for sixth straight Meridian win Saturday

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, ID — Saturday’s Aaron’s Rent and Lease Ownership Night at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway will be about one racer returning from adversity and others trying to extend their winning ways.
Nampa, Idaho’s Melissa Weaver, the reigning Street Stocks series champion at the quarter-mile oval, is scheduled to make her comeback after a devastating three-car pileup during a preliminary […]

Carload of fans can watch races for $20 flat Saturday

MERIDIAN — Stuff as many people into a car, van or truck as you can and get to ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway early Saturday to take advantage of $20 car load night.
It’s Aaron Rent and Lease Ownership Night at the racetrack. Divisions on tap include NAPA Late Models, Street Stocks, Pepsi Sprintcars, Pit Stop Drive Thru Super Stocks and the Thunder […]

Stroebel’s a perfect 10 for 2012 in Meridian Modifieds

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN — He’s leading the nation, he’s dominating ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway, and generally no one seems to be able to catch Shelby Stroebel.
But the ASA Member Track National Championship leader and Meridian’s reigning ASA Modifieds division king seems to think that someone will dethrone him by the end of the season.
That would his 16-year-old daughter, Caitlin, who […]

Giesler cruises to Firecracker 50 Winged Sprints win

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — Johnny the Jet called his shot Wednesday at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Hometown hot shoe Johnny Giesler rallied from a first-lap mishap to win the Mtn. Dew Winged Sprints Firecracker 50 during the Stinker Stores-sponsored midweek action at the historic quarter-mile oval.
Giesler pretty much laid down the law after winning the Winged Sprints trophy dash Saturday.
“I’m […]