Open Wheelers Celebrate High Desert Harley-Davidson Saturday
The roar of Mountain Dew Interstate Winged Sprintcars returns to Meridian Speedway this Saturday, July 21, for High Desert Harley-Davidson Night presented by Idaho Central Credit Union. Along with their winged counterparts the Pepsi Crate Cars and ISRL Super Sixes, Project Filter Pro-4s, TEAM Mazda Mini Stocks, Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets, and High School Tuners come together on the quarter-mile asphalt oval as they chase the Walking Sombrero Taco Truck hardware.
After six weeks of recuperation from Bob FM Diamond Cup, the fastest men and machines at Meridian Speedway rumble back into the concrete jungle for a Saturday night showdown. Four different drivers have taken home Mountain Dew Interstate Winged Sprintcar victories in their four events so far in 2018. Can Cory Lockwood, Matt Elliott, or Aaron McPeak extend this streak Saturday?
Rob Grice leads the Pepsi Crate Cars into High Desert Harley-Davidson Night. Grice has scored three victories in the division’s five events so far, but Nate Little and Justin Segura are poised one point apart in second and third, looking to capitalize on the slightest hiccup for the division leader.
After a wild main event two weeks ago the Project Filter Pro-4 field is rebuilt and ready to do battle once again. Kenny Chandler survived the early race melee in the division’s last meeting to take an eighteen point advantage over second place Brendon Fries. Both men have claimed a pair of feature victories this season, and with the point battle as close as it is, a third victory would go a long way to determine the eventual season champion.
The TEAM Mazda Mini Stocks have provided some of 2018’s most exciting action and Saturday night’s feature looks to deliver once again. Jayson Wardle holds a fifty point edge on championship runner up Jason Sanders, but the fight for first is anything but a duel as Terrell Daffron and Fred Vigil look to make a late-season charge up the standings.
The Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets have bumped, jumped, and even stopped on their way to Saturday’s High Desert Harley-Davidson Night. James Pahl saw the light as he raced to the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere victory on Independence Day. Now the young racer returns to action with Neil Wassmuth, Tommy Harrod, and a host of others ready to go all-out in their final push for a division title.
Arin Flagstade leads the High School Tuner division to green Saturday night. With his perfect attendance record Flagstade stands atop the High School Tuner heap. But season main event winners James Strikwerda and James Gates may have something to say about that Saturday.
General admission to Saturday night’s action is only $11.50 for adults, $6.50 for kids 7-11, and free for kids 6 and under. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. with racing at 6:45 p.m. Log on to meridianspeedway.com for all the latest news from around the quarter-mile oval and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates. We’ll save a seat for you this Saturday, July 21 for High Desert Harley-Davidson Night presented by Idaho Central Credit Union under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.