MERIDIAN, Idaho – Rick Fowble has been on the verge all year long at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
On Saturday, the Twin Falls, Idaho ASA Modifieds driver finally broke through.
Fowble became the third different driver to win a main event in the premier division at the quarter-mile paved oval.
To be expected, however, he shared the spotlight with reigning ASA Member Track national champion Shelby Stroebel of Meridian, Idaho. Stroebel, who also won the track championship last year, won the other half of the ASA Modifieds doubleheader during Les Schwab Tire Race Night at the speedway.
Fowble and Stroebel also picked up runner-up finishes when they weren’t taking the checkered flag.
In other main events:
Star, Idaho’s Tony Ackerland converted a great qualifying run into a main event victory in the Pepsi Sprintcars.
Nampa, Idaho’s Melissa Weaver continued her hot streak in the College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Street Stocks.
Boise, Idaho’s Jasen Skyberg proved that he was the man again in the SPI Idaho Super-six Racing League, winning for the second time in as many Meridian races this year for the open-wheel sprintcar tour.
Nampa’s Lynn Sharp captured the Tates Hornets feature, which was added as a makeup race for the entry-level four-cylinder division.
In the Thunder Dogs, Buzz Lightyear won the feature event and also collected the most points in Dog Spins
Sharp also drove the top-qualifying Hornet and won the A Heat.
In the Pepsi Sprints, Ackerland was the top qualifier, but Meridian’s Colton Nelson wound up taking the checkered flag in the A Heat.
In the Street Stocks, Weaver grabbed the fast time, but settled for second place behind Jeffrey Meads of Nampa in the A Heat.
Meridian’s Austin Hager, racing full-time for the first time since a horrifying Domino’s Pizza Legends wreck in 2010, won the ISRL A Heat. Veteran Dean Waltman was the fastest qualifier.
Meridian Speedway plays host to a pair of race nights this week, including the Firecracker 50 for the Mtn. Dew Winged Sprintcars on Thursday.
Thursday’s action also includes the NAPA Late Models, a quick turnaround for the Pepsi Sprintcars and Tates Hornets and a night of Domino’s Pizza Legends racing.
The City of Meridian also will present a fireworks show to cap the night.
On Saturday, it’s TEAM Mazda Subaru Free Car Night as the TEAM Mazda Subaru Mini Stocks, the Project Filter Pro-4s, the Legends, the Budweiser B Modifieds and the Jr. Stingers take to the track.
Mr. Green’s Scooter Races also will be presented Saturday.
Tickets for Thursday’s show are $12 for adults, $9.50 for military personnel with ID and senior citizens, and $8 for children ages 7-11. Children 6 and younger get in free, as always. A family pass for two adults and up to four children 7-11 is $36.
Saturday’s admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for military personnel with ID and seniors, and $6 for children 7-11. A family pass costs $30.
Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 6:30 p.m. both nights.
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The racetrack can be reached by phone at (208) 888-2813.