Championship Contenders Take Center Stage Saturday
Meridian Speedway crowns six champions this Saturday, October 1 as TATES Rents Championship Night takes over the quarter-mile. The Pepsi Crate Cars, College of Western Idaho Super Street Stocks, Peterson Chevrolet Super Sixes, Domino’s Legends, and Kendall Ford of Meridian Mini Stocks settle their seasons while the TATES Rents Hornets get one last tune up before the season-ending Trunk or Treat Halloween Enduro 250.
The youth movement has been in full swing in the Pepsi Crate Car division, and with a start in Saturday night’s feature young Justin Segura will clinch this NASCAR Division 2 title. Will Segura put one last exclamation point on his season, or will another competitor step up and put the young racer on notice going into the off season?
Jordan Harris and Ben Crow have found themselves wheel-to-wheel in the College of Western Idaho Super Street Stock division every race this season, so it isn’t surprising that the duo is separated by just six points rolling into TATES Rents Championship Night. Can Harris maintain this slim advantage, or will Crow claw his way into the third points position in Saturday night’s feature?
The Peterson Chevrolet Super Sixes roar to the green flag Saturday night without their two highest point earners of 2016. This leaves Steve Howell, Drew Crenshaw, and Jasen Skyberg locked in an intense battle to settle the Peterson Chevrolet Super Six championship.
Action in the crowded Domino’s Legends division has been fierce throughout their 2016 campaign, which leaves third through seventh in the final standings up for grabs Saturday. Chance Davis holds third by 23 markers over hard-charging Ethan Jones. Young Evan Brown holds fifth, but a mere five points stand between he and seventh place Johnethan Davis. Who will drive to the top five on Championship Saturday?
Eyes will again be on the third place in the standings when the Kendall Ford of Meridian Mini Stocks take to the quarter-mile Saturday. Ian Michaels has it, but both Garry Hussey and Robbie Hyde want it. When the dust settles, will it be Michaels the rookie, Hussey the front runner, or Hyde the hard charger in the final standings podium spot?
TATES Rents might be sponsoring championship night, but Saturday marks just the second to last meeting for the TATES Rents Hornets. For Adam Deane, the end of the season can’t arrive quickly enough. Through the last half of the year Deane has watched his point lead dwindle, and now finds himself just two points ahead of Bill Allen, and fourteen markers in front of Josh Randolph. Can Deane get his groove back Saturday, or will Allen continue his climb up the rankings before the season-ending endurance race?
General admission to Saturday night’s action is just $10.50 for adults, $6.50 for kids 7-11. Be sure to check meridianspeedway.com for ticket pricing specials and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates. We’ll see you this Saturday, October 1 under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.