by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — Two young red-hot racecar drivers return home Wednesday night to add fuel to the Sinter Stores Firecracker 50 & Fireworks Spectacular presented by the City of Meridian at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Nampa, Idaho’s Dylan Caldwell makes a quick turnaround in his quest to extend his winning streak in the NAPA Late Models division, while Meridian’s Johnny Giesler seeks to continue his winged sprints winning ways on his hometown track.
Also on tap Wednesday are the Domino’s Pizza Legends, B Modifieds and Tates Hornets. The night wraps with a fireworks spectacular presented by the City of Meridian.
Caldwell holds a 42-point lead over Meridian’s Chris Fenton in the Late Models points race. He won his fourth feature Saturday night.
Giesler hasn’t been back to the paved quarter-mile he calls home since his June 2 feature victory wrapped up a 96.1 BOB FM Diamond Cup presented by GNO Jewelry championship for the young man.
That doesn’t mean he’s been sitting on his laurels, though. The Mtn. Dew Winged Sprints division leader at Meridian won the June 23 sprintcar feature at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City, Utah, against a host of Beehive State competitors.
Wednesday, Giesler leads the Idaho contingent in a night of dual-division racing. The action will count in the local Mtn. Dew Winged Sprints class, but drivers also will be chasing points in the Idaho/Utah Winged Sprintcar Challenge. The Idaho/Utah competition is a subdivision of the Canadian-American Western Winged Sprintcars series that is in the midst of its inaugural season.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $9.50 for military personnel with ID and senior citizens and $8 for children ages 7-11. As always, children 6 and younger get in free. The family package for two adults and up to four children ages 7-11 costs $36.
Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.
For more information about the races or to buy tickets online, visit www.meridianspeedway.com or call (208) 888-2813

Meridian Speedway
Meridian, ID
2012 points standings
(Through June 30 races)
Pepsi Sprintcars — 1. Jamie Ransom, Meridian, ID, 282 points; 2. Casey Tillman, Kuna, ID, 268; 3. Josh Allen, Meridian, ID, 261; 4. Erik Miller, Caldwell, ID, 225; 5. Michael Anderson, Nampa, ID, 186; 6. Ryan Wiederich, Nampa, ID, 182; 7. Tristen Spiers, Adrian, OR, 180; 9. Cody Huddleston, Meridian, ID, 174; 10. Colton Nelson, Meridian, ID, 36
ASA Modifieds — 1. Shelby Stroebel, Meridian, ID, 629 points; 2. Rus Ward, Boise, ID, 487; 3. Jentry Pisca, Nampa, ID, 403; 4. Tim Elam, Boise, ID, 394; 5. Wes Pogue, Star, ID, 329; 6. Josh Jackson, Payette, ID, 277; 7. Montie Potter, Boise, ID, 223; 8. Randy Keckley, Boise, ID, 208; 9. Caitlin Stroebel, Meridian, ID, 206; 10. Charlie Ham Jr., Kuna, ID, 194
Mtn. Dew Winged Sprints — 1. Johnny Giesler, Meridian, ID, 302 points; 2. Mike Murgoitio, Meridian, ID, 278; 3. Bryan Warf, Meridian, ID, 209; 4. Jeff Montgomery, Langford, British Columbia, 179; 5. Ryan Burdett, West Jordan, UT, 175; 6. Sierra Jackson, Middleton, ID, 168; 7. Sara Henry, Nampa, ID, 161; 8. Cody Veenstra, Meridian, ID, 145; 9. Wyatt King, Meridian, ID, 141; 9. 10. Andy Alberding, Roseburg, Ore., 125
NAPA Late Models — 1. Dylan Caldwell, Nampa, ID, 393 points; 2. Chris Fenton, Meridian, ID, 351; 3. Tyler Monroe, Meridian, ID, 279; 4. Travis Anderson, Boise, ID, 269; 5. Dan Lowther, Boise, ID, 255; 6. Dennis Wurtz II, Kuna, ID, 242; 7. Dave Thomasson, Meridian, ID, 236; 8. Jeff Wilson, Mountain Home, ID, 112; 9. Rob Powers, Meridian, ID, 104; 10. Terry Lawrence, Boise, ID, 88
Project Filter Pro-4s — 1. Jim Bailey, Middleton, ID, 254 points; 2. Phil Dugan, Meridian, ID, 228; 3. Jordan Fitch, Meridian, ID, 153; 4. Terry Sherman, Boise, ID, 126; 5. Joe Barton, Nampa, ID, 123; 6. Ken Chandler, Boise, ID, 109; 7. Dayne Amyx, Boise, ID, 100; 8. DJ Lyons, Nampa, ID, 83; 9. Rob Bean, Kuna, ID, 78; 10. Kyle Latham, Boise, ID, 76
Pit Stop Drive Thru Super Stocks — 1. Dennis Brodigan, Nampa, ID, 202 points; 2. Gale Carter, Boise, ID, 197; 3. Kim Bradford, Eagle, ID, 175; 4. Jeff Meads, Boise, ID, 149; 5. Justin Ellis, Meridian, ID, 125; 6. David Harris, Meridian, ID, 115; 7. Rob Powers, Meridian, ID, 114; 8. Josh Jackson, Payette, ID, 110; 9. Steven Gilbert, Emmett, ID, 96; 10. Chris Fenton, Meridian, ID, 77
B Modifieds — 1. Jay Cook, Nampa, ID, 195 points; 2. Pete Trammell, Boise, ID, 119; 3. Josh Jackson, Payette, ID, 102; 4. Rosalee Weller, Caldwell, ID, 94; 5. Shelby Stroebel, Meridian, ID, 86; 6. Jentry Pisca, Nampa, ID, 75; 7. Randy Keckley, Boise, ID, 63; 8. Skip Taylor, Kuna, ID, 62; 9. Travis Pavlacky, Fruitland, ID, 60; 10. John Hensley, Meridian, ID, 47
Street Stocks — 1. Marv Weaver, Nampa, ID, 286 points; 2. Chad Bess, Nampa, ID, 268; 3. Melissa Weaver, Nampa, ID, 249; 4. Roy Kirkland, Boise, ID, 205; 5. Micky Lawson, Caldwell, ID, 189; 6. Rick Baldwin, Middleton, ID, 188; 7. Bobby Riggs, Fruitland, ID, 170; 8. Daniel Johnson, Caldwell, ID, 147; 9. John Weller, Caldwell, ID, 97; 10. Bill Lawrence, Grand View, ID, 80
Pit Stop Drive Thru Mini Stocks — 1. (tie) Ray Bolinger, Meridian, ID, 534 points; Larry Hull III, Boise, ID, 534; 3. Sarah Shaw, Boise, ID, 374; 4. Donovan Parker, Kuna, ID, 350; 5. Brendon Fries, Meridian, ID, 261; 6. Jonathan Hull, Boise, ID, 252; 7. Donovan Johns, Boise, ID, 203; 8. Colton Nelson, Meridian, ID, 192; 9. Mike Davis, Boise, ID, 191; 10. Travis Pavlacky, Fruitland, ID, 190
Domino’s Pizza Legends — 1. Phyl Zubizareta, Boise, ID, 429 points; 2. Chase Gilbertson, Boise, ID, 326; 3. Casey Tillman, Kuna, ID, 246; 4. Sara Henry, Nampa, ID, 243; 5. Zach Blume, Eagle, ID, 203; 6. Steve Thimsen, Boise, ID, 194; 7. Andrew Clark, Boise, ID, 186; 8. Johnathan Davis, Emmett, ID, 182; 9. Mike Cullum, Meridian, ID, 178; 10. (tie) Jimmy Ingham, Meridian, ID, 159; and Darin Turpen, Nampa, ID, 159
Tates Hornets — 1. Colton Nelson, Meridian, ID, 636 points; 2. Cody Garrett, Boise, ID, 369; 3. Art Heath, Nampa, ID, 365; 4. Chuck Youngblood, Meridian, ID, 362; 5. Lynn Sharp, Nampa, ID, 313; 6. Monica Heath, Caldwell, ID, 309; 7. Thomas Harrod, Nampa, ID, 305; 8. Blake Coria, Garden City, ID, 272; 9. Rob Powers, Meridian, ID, 271; 10. Al Russell, Kuna, ID, 265
Hornet 100 Series — 1. Colton Nelson, Meridian, ID, 259 points; 2. Chuck Youngblood, Meridian, ID, 224; 3. Art Heath, Nampa, ID, 146; 4. Monica Heath, Caldwell, ID, 124; 5. Thomas Harrod, Nampa, ID, 111; 6. Stacy Heath, Nampa, ID, 110; 7. Blake Coria, Garden City, ID, 89; 8. Joe Ransom, Boise, ID, 88; 9. Brandon Hild, Boise, ID, 85; 10. Cody Garrett, Boise, ID, 84
Thunder Dogs — 1. Sledge Hammer (David Jolley, Nampa, ID), 598 points; 2. The Surfer (Boise, ID), 474; 3. Bull Dacious (Boise, ID), 370; 4. Big Tuna (Boise, ID), 312; 5. Buzz Lightyear (Richard Scott, Meridian, ID), 267; 6. Vulgar Display (Meridian, ID), 264; 7. The Other Woman (Boise, ID), 256; 7. Cat Fish (John Pinkston, Meridian, ID), 245; 9. Boot Legger (Meridian, ID), 244; 10. No Mercy (Nampa, ID), 176
Jr. Stingers — 1. Hunter Gates, Nampa, ID, 185 points; 2. Peter Woog, Meridian, ID, 176; 3. Riley Rogers, Meridian, ID, 166; 4. Jordan Harris, Nampa, ID, 133; 5. Kendra Occhipinti, Nampa, ID, 131; 6. Jordan Kirkland, Boise, ID, 119; 7. Erin Huddleston, Meridian, ID, 113; 8. Ali Norton, Kuna, ID, 100; 9. Eriq Arnold, Star, ID, 90; 10. (tie) Andrew Hale, Eagle, ID, 79; and CJ Stirm, Nampa, ID, 79

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