Sprintcar Royalty Rumbles Into Meridian Speedway This Friday, Saturday
Open-wheel fans are in for a treat this Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, as Davey Hamilton’s Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprintcar Series, the Orchex Western Sprintcar Series, and The Royal Purple Northwest Sprintcar Racing Association Winged Sprintcars descend on Meridian Speedway. Friday night’s action includes the College of Western Idaho Super Stocks and Junior Stingers. Saturday night features the Pink Lady Classic for the Winged Sprintcars, the TEAM Mazda Mini Stocks, Thunderdogs, and Honda Performance Development Midgets.
Davey Hamilton’s Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprintcar Series completes a stretch of three races in three nights with a Friday and Saturday double-header. Meridian Speedway alum Johnny Giesler holds a razor thin three point advantage over Prince George, British Columbia, Canada racer Jason Conn entering this weekend’s back-to-back-to-back Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprintcar Series events. Giesler’s advantage in the Orchex Western Sprintcar Series is even slimmer, with just one marker separating Giesler from Chowchilla, California’s Eric Humphries. In the NSRA ranks Andy Alberding leads son Kyle Alberding by 22 points heading into the race weekend.
The College of Western Idaho Super Stocks wrap their season up Friday night. Can Ben Crow capitalize on his final opportunity to dethrone Melissa Arte, or will Arte cap her season with a final victory?
The Junior Stinger division also takes its final checkered flag of 2017 this Friday. Rusty Houpt stands just twenty points behind Hailey Rogers entering Friday night’s showdown.
Ray Bolinger still has a tough road ahead as he looks to track down perennial TEAM Mazda Mini Stock title contender Jason Sanders. With a win last Saturday Bolinger more than halved Sanders’ advantage, but simply catching Sanders looks to be tough enough, not to mention surpassing him.
The Honda Performance Development Midgets and Thunderdogs round out Saturday night’s action.
General admission to each night of the two day winged sprintcar extravaganza is just $18 for adults, $6.50 for kids 7-11. Be sure to get your advance tickets online at meridianspeedway.com as seats are filling up fast. Gates open at 4 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, with qualifying at 5:15 p.m. and the first green flag at 6:30 p.m. We’ll see you this Friday and Saturday night for Davey Hamilton’s King of the Wing Sprintcars under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.