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Jackson, Murgoitio come from behind for sprintcar championships at Meridian – Warf Wins

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – A dominant performance capped the Canadian-American Western Winged Sprintcar series season Saturday night at

ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway, but the inaugural season’s most dominant driver wasn’t on the track.
Bryan Warf of Meridian, Idaho, put all but the second- and third-place cars a lap down to win the WWS Pepsi 75.
But the night also belonged to Middleton, […]

Giesler nudges ahead in WWS title chase as Jackson crashes late at Meridian

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – The seesaw battle took one roll too many Friday night in the Canadian-American Western Winged Sprintcar series at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.

Johnny Giesler of Meridian, Idaho eased ahead of Sierra Jackson of Middleton, Idaho in the season standings. He trailed Jackson by three points heading into the 40-lap Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic.
When Giesler won the classic […]

Local drivers in dead heat as Western Winged Sprints season draws to a close

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – Consistency and dominance clash this weekend as the Canadian-American Western Winged Sprintcar series decides its inaugural championship at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.

Johnny Giesler of Meridian, Idaho, and Sierra Jackson of Middleton, Idaho, enter Friday’s first-night Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic tied for first in the season standings.
But the pair got there in very different manners.
While Giesler has […]

New dad Lowther celebrates with Late Model win at Meridian

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – Sunday was a night for proud fathers at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
First, Shelby Stroebel watched his 16-year-old daughter, Caitlin, pick up the first main event win of her career in the B Modifieds 2012 season finale.
Then Boise, Idaho’s Dan Lowther took home a checkered flag for his five-day-old son, Cole. Lowther held off Kuna, Idaho’s […]

Like father, like daughter: Teenager Stroebel gets first career win

MERIDIAN, Idaho – Just because Caitlin Stroebel is 16, that doesn’t mean that she can’t talk to her dad.
The Meridian High School junior put a year’s worth of talkin’ racin’ with her father to the best possible use Sunday night, winning the B Modified season finale at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
The daughter of back-to-back ASA Modifieds champion Shelby Stroebel held the […]

Stroebel runs the table in 2012 ASA Modifieds at Meridian

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – When a guy hasn’t lost a race in more than a year, it’s hard to believe fans could expect any suspense when he’s on the track.
But Meridian, Idaho’s Shelby Stroebel definitely delivered heart-stopping history Saturday when he put the finishing touches on the rarest of feats – an unbeaten championship season.
The ASA Member Track […]

Championship racing, classic car show at Meridian Speedway this weekend

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – The championship season begins this weekend at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Local car racers hit the 2012 stretch drive this weekend, kicking off four nights of racing in seven days with back-to-back Labor Day weekend shows.
On Saturday, the Pit Stop Drive Thru Super Stocks champion will be crowned as part of a big night of racing […]

Late caution helps Dugger mine Meridian Speedway Pro Trucks win

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — Junk on the track was golden for Twin Falls racer Doug Dugger on Saturday at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
The ASA Pro Trucks driver had been chasing fellow Twin Falls racer Jeff Pohlman for the first 26 laps of the 40-lap main event for the touring series. Then race officials called for a yellow flag because of […]

Speedway family pulls together Saturday to help racer recover from crash

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – Fans and friends alike see Jeff Russell as one of a kind. As it turns out, the Idaho racecar driver was just that whenever he

climbed into a Super Modified.
The Jeff Russell Road to Recovery Benefit Night at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway was supposed to have a Super Modified exhibition race to pay tribute to Russell. […]

Gymkhana driving event slides into Meridian Speedway on Friday

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — Race fans will get exposure to a new kind of thrill Friday night when Idaho Gymkhana slides into ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Gymkhana is similar to autocross, but with the kick of drifting.
The racecourses are often complex, and memorizing the layout is a significant part of achieving a fast time.
Timed gymkhana events can feature obstacles such […]