Double Your Latemodels, Double Your Mods for K&N Fan Appreciation Night
With the dog days of summer in full swing Meridian Speedway welcomes K&N Fan Appreciation night to the quarter-mile asphalt oval this Saturday, August 11. The NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Latemodel Series and PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Modifieds celebrate race fans with double main events, while the Pepsi Crate Cars and Idaho Sprintcar and Roadster League Super Sixes, Project Filter Pro-4s, and TEAM Mazda Mini Stocks wage their own battles for the Boise Boys Transportation hardware.
In the NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Latemodel Series’ first three events, three different competitors have graced the Caleb’s Chop Shop Winner’s Circle. Last seen locked in an epic battle for the NAPA Auto Parts Treasure Valley 125 checkers, Trevor Cristiani and Kyle Tellstrom enter Saturday night’s action in a dogfight for the top of the division standings.
Thirty-seven racers have tried their hand at a PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Modified in 2018, and through the first fifteen races Bryan Warf has established his dominance over the division. Warf rolls into the concrete jungle with 77 points in the bank, but hard-charging Colton Nelson and Larry Hull look to erase that deficit with a pair of strong showings.
Rob Grice took the Pepsi Crate Car field by storm with a season-opening flurry of first place finishes. But the battle has been intense behind Grice as Justin Segura, Nathan Little, and Tony Ackerland sit deadlocked for the runner up spot. With just 28 markers between second and fourth, watch for these ultra-fast foes to turn up the intensity as they speed into the second half of their season.
Through all the twists and turns so far in the Project Filter Pro-4 campaign, Brendon Fries finds himself in control of the standings. But KCR teammates Kenny Chandler and Ryan Bailey are lurking, poised to race their way up the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard under the Saturday night lights.
Jayson Wardle has put the TEAM Mazda Mini Stock field on notice and raced his way to the head of the class by 48 markers over perennial championship contender Jason Sanders. But in a division where anything can—and does—happen, no point lead is safe.
The Hungry Onion Bike Race for Kids also returns to the quarter-mile Saturday. Arrive early with your youngest race fans, their bicycles, and helmets to enter, then turn them loose on the quarter-mile in K&N Fan Appreciation Night’s first racing event.
General admission to K&N Fan Appreciation night is just $11.50 for adults, $6.50 for kids 7-11, and free for those 6 and under. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. with qualifying at 5:15 p.m. and the first green flag at 6:45 p.m. Log on to www.meridianspeedway.com for all the latest news and notes from around the quarter-mile and get exclusive updates by texting ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483. We’ll see you this Saturday for a full night of short track racing under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.