Fired Up: Endurance Race Set to Test Winter Series Racers
With its first action-packed event in the rearview mirror, the Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Winter Heat Series rejoins the battle this Saturday, December 15, under the big yellow water tower in downtown Meridian, Idaho. The entry level grocery getters of the Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets log 25 hard miles around the quarter-mile asphalt oval, while the eleven to sixteen-year-old Junior Stinger competitors, the built-in-a-day Bombers, and the run whatever you brung Open Division heat up your Saturday.
Once retired from their weekend grocery run duties, the sporty compact cars of the Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornet division have been given a second life as low buck, high intensity racecars. Saturday’s 100 lap feature will push these machines to, and perhaps over, their limits.
Straight from the street and modified only for driver safety, the wild and wacky Bombers roll into the Concrete Jungle in pursuit of young Jody Moen. Can Moen turn her youthful exuberance into another Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Winter Heat Series win, or will cool-headed experience take the checkered flag Saturday?
The youth movement continued in the Open Division as teenager Jett Nelson outdueled a strong field of competitors to take the Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Winter Heat Series win. But Nelson will have his hands full with a fierce field of competitors if he wants to claim back-to-back victories.
General admission for a full afternoon of wheel-to-wheel racing is $15, and includes a pit pass so you can get up close and personal with your favorite driver. All fans and crew are invited through the pit gate beginning at noon Saturday. Practice sessions begin at 1:30 p.m. with qualifying at 2:30 p.m. and racing at 3 p.m. Stay tuned to meridianspeedway.com for all the latest on the Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Winter Heat Series and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates from around the quarter-mile. We’ll see you this Saturday, December 15, for the Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornet 100 under the big yellow water tower at Meridian Speedway.