History Remembered, Made as West Coast Vintage Sprinters Invade Meridian Speedway
Meridian Speedway rolls out the old iron this Saturday, September 23, as the West Coast Vintage Sprintcars and Supermodifieds roll onto the quarter-mile asphalt oval. The Pepsi Crate Cars and ISRL Super Sixes, TEAM Mazda Mini Stocks, Teleperformance Claimer Stocks, and TATES Rents Hornets join the cars that made racing history as they race to make a little history of their own.
From upright sprinters to rear-engine supermodifieds, if you remember it, the West Coast Vintage Sprintcars has one in the lineup this Saturday. Don’t miss your chance to witness racing history as it speeds around the Concrete Jungle.
The Pepsi Crate Cars and ISRL Super Sixes have enjoyed one of the tightest point battles on the quarter-mile this year, and going into their second to last event Rob Grice leads Casey Tillman by 16 points, and Riley Rogers by 19. Saturday night’s action won’t seal a championship, but a poor showing could spoil a title run.
TEAM Mazda Mini Stock point leader Jason Sanders looks to rebound from a devastating crash last Saturday night, and he’ll do so behind the wheel of a car furnished, in part, by championship rival Ray Bolinger. Can Sanders dial in a new chassis and nurse his 44 point advantage through the final three events of 2017, or will Bolinger continue his steady climb to the top?
The Teleperformance Claimer Stocks face their longest test of the year with the Pepsi 100. Brian Hyde has scrapped for every point possible to keep ahead of standings runner up Dan Lowther as the pair enter the division’s final two races. But it may be Saturday night’s 25 mile joyride that either gives Hyde the upper hand, or allows Lowther to pull even with the frontrunner.
A honking field of TATES Rents Hornets crowd the quarter-mile with just three dates left in 2017. With just 59 points covering second through fifth, the standings are primed for a late season shake up which could start this Saturday night.
General admission to Saturday’s full night of short track thrills is just $11 for adults, $6.50 for kids 7-11, and as always kids 6 and under are free. Gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m. Stay up to speed with all the news and notes from around the quarter-mile at meridianspeedway.com and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates. We’ll see you this Saturday, September 23, under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.