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Pavlacky flies to Heath Memorial title at Meridian Speedway

By Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – The Animal’s family turned out Saturday – all 2,000-plus of them.
Forty-five Tates Hornets drivers, 2,000 fans and a pits packed full of people with good memories of the Master of Disaster Art Heath, strapped in for the Art Heath Memorial Hornet Enduro 200 at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Travis Pavlacky of Fruitland, Idaho, zoomed to the […]

Meridian Speedway remembers Nampa racer with Hornet Enduro

MERIDIAN, Idaho – It’s a well-established fact that local auto racing is a fraternity. No matter what the rivalries or what the beefs, racers will help racers when the time comes.
The “family” at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway is no different, and many racers, crewmembers and others have come together to make sure that Saturday’s Hornet Enduro 200 is the best it […]

WESCO Sprintcar Season Kicks Off

The 2013 season championship is up for grabs with defending series champion Tony Berry only committed to a partial schedule. The two leading front runners happen to come out of the same McLees Racing stable; five-time WESCO Champion, Doug McLees and 2012 Rookie of the Year and points runner up, Danny Mathews.

 
Source: WESCO Public Relations

April 24, 2013 (East Wenatchee, WA) – […]

Sierra Jackson shakes out bugs for Meridian sprints win

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – Sierra Jackson probably doesn’t want to live by the cliché, but she lived up to the old saw “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.”
The Middleton, Idaho driver fought through season-opening bugs Saturday night to dominate the Mtn. Dew Winged Sprintcar feature at the Sprintcar Opener at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
The engine on […]

Fast-paced, tightly-contested sprintcar races return to Meridian on Saturday

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – The open-wheelers take center stage Saturday night for ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway’s Sprintcar Season Opener.
Divisions set to race Saturday night include the Mtn. Dew Winged Sprints, Pepsi Sprintcars, ASA Modifieds, Budweiser B Modifieds and Tates Hornets.
The SPI Super Sixes tour will make the first of three 2013 appearances at the historic, paved quarter-mile oval, too.
The […]

Meads takes round one in Meridian Street Stocks rivalry

by Jon Brow,MERIDIAN, Idaho – The Meads clan took Round 1 in the 2013 version of a family racing rivalry Saturday night at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.

 

Jeffrey Meads held off fellow Nampa, Idaho racer Melissa Weaver to win the College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Street Stocks main event to highlight the historic track’s Stockcar Opener.

“I’ve always got a lot […]

Some champs back in action Saturday as Meridian’s driver landscape shifts

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – Fans will see some lineup changes as the 2013 season gets rolling at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway, but the racer’s heart will be on full display each Saturday night.

The pride and passion at the historic quarter-mile paved oval begins Saturday with the Stockcar Opener as Dylan Caldwell returns to the scene of his NAPA Late Models division […]

Boise Late Model drivers approach new season differently

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – Dan Lowther and Lee Hackney found shelter in the same car hauler during the rainy second preseason practice at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.

In terms of goals for the 2013 campaign, that trailer may be the only common ground for the two NAPA Late Model racers.

Lowther, who spent last season trying to stay ahead of bad […]

Veteran Dave Thomasson back at track for the family and fun of it

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – Dave Thomasson has 30 years in at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway, but – truth be told – the thrill of roaring around the paved quarter-mile oval isn’t the primary reason he keeps coming back.

“It’s the people out here that are all like one big family,” the Meridian, Idaho resident said.

“To me, that means more than […]

Chris Fenton launches two-pronged Late Model attack

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – When the Stockcar Opener sets off the 2013 season at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway on Saturday, Chris Fenton hopes there’s a new configuration to the historic paved oval.

“If we could get rid of Turn 1 at Meridian Speedway, I wouldn’t mind,” the NAPA Late Models driver said, only half-joking.

The 41-year-old Meridian, Idaho resident plans to […]