by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – Classic cars and modifieds (racecars, that is) will hit the ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway track for Labor Day weekend.
The speedway has scheduled back-to-back nights of gearhead nirvana on Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, the ASA Modifieds will run another 50-lap main event to highlight Tates Rents Fan Night. Also on the card are races for the Pepsi Sprintcars, the Project Filter Pro-4s, the College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Street Stocks, the Tates Hornets and the Jr. Stingers.
The closest championship battles among those divisions as the season enters its final month are in the Jr. Stingers and the Tates Hornets.
Thomas Harrod of Nampa, Idaho, owns a 52-point lead over Hornets rival Brandon Hild of Boise, Idaho.
Riley Rogers, who celebrated his 13th birthday by trying his hand at the Pepsi Sprintcars last weekend, holds a 23-point advantage over Boise’s Jordan Kirkland in Jr. Stingers. Rogers is looking to repeat as champion in the four-cylinder class for boys and girls ages 12-14.
Another Penny Gold Rush for Kids is also planned.
On Sunday night, classic cars, hot rods and customs will dot the pits during the second annual KOOL Oldies Cruiz Night. Car buffs can register to take part in the event through www.meridianspeedway.com.
Racing action for Sunday night includes the return of the SPI Super Sixes open-wheelers and twin features for the ASA Modifieds and Budweiser B Modifieds. Also on tap are the TEAM Mazda Subaru Mini Stocks.
Gates open at 4 p.m. each night with racing at 6%