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 […]

WWS CANADA: Jackson gets a Daffodil for her birthday

by Jon Brown, VICTORIA, British Columbia — Sierra Jackson’s won the 52nd annual Daffodil Cup by a breath, fitting for a woman who late blew out the candles on her 20th birthday cake.
The Middleton, Idaho racer worked her way from the middle of the pack to win her first feature of 2012, taking home the Cup as Canadian Scott Aumen […]

WWS CANADA: Daffodil Cup king takes big step toward No. 5 on Friday

by Jon Brown, VICTORIA, British Columbia — In the blink of an eye, Scott Aumen set himself up for a great chance to win the fifth Daffodil Cup of his career Friday night.
Driving on his home track in the Canadian-American Western Winged Sprintcars Series debut at Western Speedway, Aumen worked his way from the middle of the pack to win […]

Hull brothers finish first and second in Meridian Mini Stocks

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Two drivers who picked up their first main event wins of 2012 at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway benefitted from the hard luck of drivers in front of them Wednesday night.
On a night themed as the Brasher’s Auto Auction Hornet Massacre, it was the drivers from the regular racing divisions of the Pit Stop Drive Mini Stocks and the […]

New winners scattered among Meridian’s repeat performances Saturday

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — It seems the more things change, the more they stay the same these days at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.

On Saturday night, the third different man won an SPI Transportation Super Sixes feature in as many visits to the paved quarter-mile oval. But the old standby, Meridian, Idaho’s Shelby Stroebel, kept steaming along.
Stroebel saw some new […]

Six-cylinder open-wheelers return to Meridian Speedway on $2 bill night

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Don’t think for a second that just because they race vintage open-wheel cars from a classic era that the drivers who populate the SPI Transportation Super Sixes are out for a nostalgic Saturday night cruise this week at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Some of the most exciting racing can be seen when this racing tour hits the historic quarter-mile, […]

Meridian’s Giesler collects sixth sprintcar win of season

MERIDIAN, Idaho — The young guns’ rivalry ignited Saturday at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway’s Eve of Destruction IV presented by Canyon Honda.
Two friends bumped and banged their way through an exciting Mtn. Dew Winged Sprints main event. Driving a new machine, Johnny Giesler held off Mike Murgoitio after 40 laps.
Giesler survived Murgoitio’s determined pursuit over the last half of the race […]