Dirty Cup kicks up a little karting dust at Meridian Speedway
MERIDIAN, Idaho – Fans will get a chance to put a cap on the 62nd season at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway this weekend by getting back to the track’s roots – sort of.
The second annual TEAM Mazda Subaru Al Russell’s The Dirty Cup will bring winged and non-winged kart racing to a dirt track adjacent to the pits for the asphalt speedway.
The Dirty Cup will take place Friday and Saturday and will feature two complete race nights, including qualifying, heat races and main events on Friday night and qualifying, heats, trophy dashes and features on Saturday.
Many familiar names both in racing and the Treasure Valley community are ready to race this weekend. Drivers from Idaho and Oregon have pre-registered to compete on the high-banked Outlaw Kart track.
Admission is $5 per person, and children six and younger get in free. A two-day pit pass costs $25, and a one-day pit pass is $15.
Meridian Speedway managing partner Adam Nelson and Wilder Police Chief Dusty Tveidt are among the entrants in the 500 Sportsman class for drivers 35 and older.
Car racers such as Tim Lawrence and Dustin Stephenson will compete in the Open Flat Kart division.
Legends racer Jenna Cullum of Meridian and Jr. Stingers competitor CJ Stirm of Nampa are among the Jr. 500 competitors.
Delaney Blume of Eagle and Erin Huddleston of Meridian, two more Jr. Stingers veterans, will compete in the 250F class for ages 10-16.
Other action is planned for the 500cc Outlaw Open class for ages 12 and older, 250cc Midgets for ages 12 and older, Legends, 125cc for ages 10-16, Hot Rod for ages 9-14, Box Stocks for ages 7-12 and Bandit for ages 5-8.
For more information, visit Dirty Cup Link.