Plenty of action to watch this weekend at Meridian Speedway

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — The tight paved oval at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway transforms into the ring of champions this weekend.
First the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Idaho 2012 Summer Games takes place at the historic quarter-mile track in downtown Meridian. In addition to the Parade of Athletes Opening Ceremony, the Tates Hornets will put on a special […]


Special Olympics Idaho is a non-profit organization that provides training and athletic competition in 15 Olympic-type sports, year-round and free of charge to over 2,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the state of Idaho.

Special Olympics programs, with over 9,000 volunteers, offer athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of […]


By Kevin Ramsell/ASA Racing PR, DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Friday, June 15, 2012) – It is still early in the racing season, but some are already showing their muscle for the 2012 ASA Member Track National Championship. So far, it is a good mix of stock car and open wheel competitors vying for the 2012 title.

Shelby Stroebel has a perfect record going […]

Hornet driver leads when it counts at Meridian

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Chuck Youngblood proved that it never matters how many laps you lead, as long as you lead the final lap.
The Meridian, Idaho driver led the final lap, and only for about 10 feet, pushing a lapped car across the start-finish line to inch ahead for the victory in the second installment of the Tates Hornets 100 Series […]

Hornets run another 100 laps Wednesday at Meridian Speedway

By Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — Tates Hornets drivers tackle another mini-enduro Wednesday during a rare midweek race night at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Meridian, Idaho’s Colton Nelson, who leads the points battle in both the Hornets season series and the Hornet 100 Series, will look to add to his advantage when the green flag drops on the second Hornet 100 of […]

Stroebel stretches his perfect Meridian Modifieds run to seven straight

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — Shelby Stroebel notched another couple victories Saturday night to extend his perfect season at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
But the track’s reigning ASA Modifieds series champion needed to work hard to win the second 40-lap main event and continue his chase of a national championship.
“Our sights are still on the ASA points system,” the Meridian, Idaho […]

Speedway set to honor emergency workers with free admission

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — Fans who work in emergency services and their families can get free admission to the races Saturday night at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Track management is showing its appreciation for people in those careers with Pit Stop Drive Thru EMS, Police, Fire and Corrections Officer Night at the quarter-mile paved oval. Folks in those services need […]

Giesler edges fellow Meridian racer for Diamond Cup title

by Jon Brown: MERIDIAN, Idaho – Johnny Giesler did exactly what he needed to do to win the 96.1 BOB FM Diamond Cup XXIV – finish in front of his friend, fellow Meridian driver Mike Murgoitio.
In the process of claiming the “asphalt” black diamond ring furnished by GNO Jewelry and AmeriStar, Giesler won Saturday night’s 50-lap feature at ASA-sanctioned Meridian […]

Meridian’s Murgoitio grabs another Western Winged Sprints victory

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho – The hometown drivers were stingy Friday night at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Mike Murgoitio, the reigning track champion, found the right combination prior to the 40-lap feature on the first night of the 96.1 BOB FM Diamond Cup XXIV presented by GNO Jewelry. The result was his second victory of the Canadian-American Western Winged Sprintcars Northwest […]

Hometown driver Giesler wins Naylor Classic at Meridian

By Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — Wednesday night, it was Johnny Giesler’s turn to win the duel of Meridian.

Two days after finishing second in the first leg of Northwest Asphalt Speedweek to fellow Meridian driver Mike Murgoitio, Giesler got a big jump on a late restart to win the Bob and Tom Naylor Classic 50 in the second race of […]