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Carload of fans can watch races for $20 flat Saturday

MERIDIAN — Stuff as many people into a car, van or truck as you can and get to ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway early Saturday to take advantage of $20 car load night.
It’s Aaron Rent and Lease Ownership Night at the racetrack. Divisions on tap include NAPA Late Models, Street Stocks, Pepsi Sprintcars, Pit Stop Drive Thru Super Stocks and the Thunder […]

Stroebel’s a perfect 10 for 2012 in Meridian Modifieds

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN — He’s leading the nation, he’s dominating ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway, and generally no one seems to be able to catch Shelby Stroebel.
But the ASA Member Track National Championship leader and Meridian’s reigning ASA Modifieds division king seems to think that someone will dethrone him by the end of the season.
That would his 16-year-old daughter, Caitlin, who […]

Giesler cruises to Firecracker 50 Winged Sprints win

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — Johnny the Jet called his shot Wednesday at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Hometown hot shoe Johnny Giesler rallied from a first-lap mishap to win the Mtn. Dew Winged Sprints Firecracker 50 during the Stinker Stores-sponsored midweek action at the historic quarter-mile oval.
Giesler pretty much laid down the law after winning the Winged Sprints trophy dash Saturday.
“I’m […]

Fourth brings out fireworks, red-hot racers at Meridian Speedway

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — Two young red-hot racecar drivers return home Wednesday night to add fuel to the Sinter Stores Firecracker 50 & Fireworks Spectacular presented by the City of Meridian at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Nampa, Idaho’s Dylan Caldwell makes a quick turnaround in his quest to extend his winning streak in the NAPA Late Models division, while Meridian’s […]

Streaky drivers dominate at Meridian Speedway

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, Idaho — ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway has become the home of the streaker.

Most race fans are familiar with Shelby Stroebel’s string of 12 consecutive ASA Modifieds feature victories at the paved quarter-mile oval.
But young guns Dylan Caldwell and Casey Tillman also are making noise in 2012.
And they were turning heads Saturday in front of local legends on […]

Hall of Famers, vintage racers share track Saturday at Meridian Speedway

by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN — Local legends who have thrilled race fans for generations will take the spotlight Saturday night at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Replicas of some of the cars which those very legends used to race at the historic quarter-mile oval also will be on the track, and possibly some of the vintage sprintcars that harken back to Meridian’s early […]

National points leader Stroebel appears on ASA radio show tonight

Jon Brown, MERIDIAN, ID Meridian’s Shelby Stroebel, the ASA Member Track National Championship leader, will be among the guests on the sanctioning body’s weekly talk show tonight (Wednesday).
“This Week in ASA Racing” is broadcast from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on RaceTalkRadio.com. ASA public relations chief Kevin Ramsell is the host.
Wayne Brevik, the promoter of Marshfield Motor Speedway in Wisconsin, […]

Twin Falls Pro Trucks driver wins for his daughter

Meridian’s Stroebel runs Modifieds main streak to 12 wins
by Jon Brown, MERIDIAN — John Newhouse made sure his daughter was a two-time winner Saturday night even though she was more than hundred miles away from ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway.
Although Hannah was absent from the night’s ASA Pro Trucks feature at the tight quarter-mile oval, her race truck still made it to […]

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 […]

HORNETS TO SHOW OFF AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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 […]

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