Modifieds, Claimers Double Down on Whelen Night at the Races
Double the action means double the thrills this Saturday, July 14, as Meridian Speedway plays host to Whelen Night at the Races. Both the PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Modifieds and the Teleperformance Claimer Stocks get two shots at the quarter-mile asphalt oval Saturday, while the Coors Super Stocks, Domino’s Legends, and Junior Stingers chase their own Carl’s Cycle Sales hardware.
The PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Modified Shootout comes to a close Saturday night with a pair of high-octane fifty lap features. With five hundred dollars at stake for each main event winner, expect the already fierce competitors to push each other into the red as they chase a little extra green.
After a patient performance in the torturous Stinker Stores Firecracker 100, Josh Fanopoulos finds himself atop the division standings. But with a string of strong finishes youngsters Taylor and Kendra Occhipinti have marched their way up the standings. With two chances to make up ground Saturday, can the rookies rise to the top of the leader board, or will experience prevail?
Experience has paid off for Coors Super Stock competitor Melissa Arte. After a tough start to 2018, the defending division champion has used every trick in the bag to claw her way back atop the standings. But don’t take your eyes off of hard-charging Josh Jackson as he looks to topple the perennial title contender this weekend.
The Domino’s Legends have been faced with one question in 2018; can anyone catch Ethan Jones? The young racer has won every main event he’s entered this year, and stands with a commanding point lead over his young rivals Evan Brown and Zach Telford. Is Saturday the night where Jones’ streak ends?
The Junior Stinger division rolls into Whelen Night at the Races with Rusty Houpt and Cody Castricone at the head of the class. Separated by a mere one point, Houpt and Castricone will have to race their way through a crowded quarter-mile if they hope to take home Saturday’s checkered flag.
General admission to Whelen Night at the Races is just $11.50 for adults, $9 for seniors and military members, and $6.50 for kids 7-11. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, and the racing action goes green at 6:45 p.m. Log on to meridianspeedway.com to keep up with all the latest news from the fastest crowd in town, and be sure to text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates from around the quarter-mile. We’ll see you this Saturday, July 14, under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.