MERIDIAN, Idaho – The rivalry continues with a renewed fervor Saturday when the Domino’s Pizza Legends racing season opens at ASA-sanctioned Meridian SONY DSCSpeedway.

Casey Tillman of Kuna, Idaho, has set his sights on a division championship this season.

That quest begins this weekend, and will include a pursuit of reigning series champion Phyl Zubizareta of Garden City, Idaho.

Tillman doubled up with the Pepsi Sprintcars and the Legends a year ago. He won the Pepsi Sprinctars season championship a year ago, but he’s squarely focused on a Legends track championship in 2013.

Last year, he was left with a bitter taste in his mouth after he was stripped of a Legends feature victory because of a post-race protest.

Some of that memory was washed away when Tillman captured the 50-lap INEX Asphalt Nationals qualifier at the quarter-mile oval in late August.

Still, he finished the season in third place with Chase Gilbertson between he and Zubizareta in the standings.

Zubizareta walked away with the championship by a 111-point margin.

While the Legends season starts, Round 2 for several other divisions is planned, including the Mtn. Dew Winged Sprints, the ASA Modifieds, the TEAM Mazda Subaru Mini Stocks and the College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Street Stocks.

Saturday also marks the first IDADIV Credit Union Penny Gold Rush for Kids of 2013.

The gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying after 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.

Race tickets are $10 for adults, $7.50 for military personnel with ID and senior citizens 62 and older and $6 for children ages 7-11. Children 6 and younger get in free. A family ticket good for two adults and up to four children ages 7-11 is $30.

Tickets can be purchased and printed at the track’s website, www.meridianspeedway.com.

Meridian Speedway

2013 standings

(Through April 27 races)

Mtn. Dew Winged Sprints — 1. Bryan Warf, Meridian, ID, 72 points; 2. Johnny Giesler, Meridian, ID, 65; 3. Mike Murgoitio, Meridian, ID, 64; 4. Sierra Jackson, Middleton, ID, 58; 5. Ryan Burdett, West Jordan, UT, 52; 6. Matt Elliott, Caldwell, ID, 47; 7. Sara Henry, Nampa, ID, 12

Pepsi Sprintcars — 1. Tony Ackerland, Star, ID, 88 points; 2. Josh Allen, Meridian, ID, 77; 3. Ryan Wiederich, Nampa, ID, 57; 4. Trevor Cristiani, Boise, ID, 54; 5. Jimmy Gross, Fruitland, ID, 47; 6. Tristen Spiers, Adrian, OR, 46; 7. Justin Segura, Nampa, ID, 42; 8. Rob Grice, Nampa, ID, 40; 9. Colton Nelson, Meridian, ID, 38; 10. Michael Anderson, Nampa, ID, 34

ASA Modifieds — 1. Shelby Stroebel, Meridian, ID, 84 points; 2. Jentry Pisca, Nampa, ID, 69; 3. Dell Scott, Meridian, ID, 60; 4. Rick Fowble, Twin Falls, ID, 59; 6. Tony Ackerland, Star, ID, 50; 6. Josh Jackson, Payette, ID, 46; 7. Caitlin Stroebel, Meridian, ID, 45; 8. Cade Hollon, Riggins, ID, 38; 9. Tony Flores, Meridian, ID, 35

Budweiser B Modifieds — 1. Josh Jackson, Payette, ID, 75 points; 2. Randy Keckley, Boise, ID, 66; 3. Jay Cook, Nampa, ID, 64; 4. Pete Trammell, Boise, ID, 18; 5. Rosalee Weller, Caldwell, ID, 4

Tates Hornets — 1. Cody Garrett, Boise, ID, 141 points; 2. James Pahl, Caldwell, ID, 120; 3. Fred Nagele, Caldwell, ID, 105; 4. Brandon Hild, Boise, ID, 104; 5. Jeff Goade, Boise, ID, 103; 6. Chuck Youngblood, Meridian, ID, 102; 7. Jess Ryska, Meridian, ID, 101; 8. (tie) Cody Brizendine, Nampa, ID, 81; Monica Heath, Nampa, ID, 81; 10. Lynn Sharp, Nampa, ID, 75

NAPA Late Models – 1. Chris Fenton, Meridian, ID, 74 points; 2. Dylan Caldwell, Nampa, ID, 72; 3. Lee Hackney, Boise, ID, 64; 4. Dan Lowther, Boise, ID, 57; 5. Mike Marston, Boise, ID, 52; 6. Tyler “TJ” Monroe, Meridian, ID, 51; 7. Jake Petero, Ontario, OR, 38

Coors Super Stocks — 1. Justin Ellis, Boise, ID, 79 points; 2. Rob Powers, Meridian, ID, 71; 3. Gale Carter, Boise, ID, 60; 5. Josh Jackson, Payette, ID, 58; 5. Anthony Boven, Boise, ID, 8

Project Filter Pro-4s — 1. Kenny Chandler, Kuna, ID, 80 points; 2. Joe Barton, Nampa, ID, 78; 3. Chet Thorson, Nampa, ID, 63; 4. Larry Hull III, Boise, ID, 57; 5. Ryan Bailey, Meridian, ID, 48; 6. (tie) Jeffery Snethen, Boise, ID, 42; Terry Sherman, Boise, ID, 42

College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving Street Stocks — 1. Melissa Weaver, Nampa, ID, 79 points; 2. Jeff Meads, Nampa, ID, 69; 3. Marv Weaver, Nampa, ID, 68; 4. Rick Baldwin, Middleton, ID, 60; 5. Bobby Riggs, Fruitland, ID, 50; 6. Shaun Bush, Marsing, ID, 45; 7. Micky Lawson, Caldwell, ID, 39; 8. Tommy Lumpkin-Kirkland, Nampa, ID, 35; 9. Rick Moran, Meridian, ID, 34; 10. Ray Bolinger, Meridian, ID, 29

TEAM Mazda-Subaru Mini Stocks — 1. Jason Sanders, Caldwell, ID, 96 points; 2. Colton Nelson, Meridian, ID, 87; 3. Jonathan Hull, Boise, ID, 85; 4. TJ Labronte, Meridian, ID, 54; 5. Brendon Fries, Meridian, ID, 53; 6. Donovan Johns, Caldwell, ID, 47; 7. Brandon Shira, Boise, ID, 42; 8. Denny Gerber, Meridian, ID, 38; 9. Alex Duda, Boise, ID, 32; 10. Nathan Dearing, Boise, ID, 28

Jr. Stingers — 1. Riley Rogers, Meridian, ID, 88 points; 2. Jordan Kirkland, Boise, ID, 76; 3. Daytona Wurtz, Boise, ID, 74; 4. (tie) Kendra Occhipinti, Nampa, ID, 51; Hunter Gates, Nampa, ID, 51; 6. Taylor Occhipinti, Nampa, ID, 48; 7. CJ Stirm, Nampa, ID, 46; 8. Tyler Marston-Henderson, Boise, ID, 38; 9. Matthew Gerber, Boise, ID, 33; 10. Stafford Smith, Eagle, ID, 31

Thunder Dogs — 1. Bulldacious, 294 points; 2. Hot Pursuit, Meridian, ID, 204; 3. Catfish, Meridian, ID, 143; 4. Big Tuna, Boise, ID, 105; 5. Buzz Lightyear, Meridian, ID, 101; 6. Bumble Bee, Meridian, ID, 97; 7. Money Pit, Boise, ID, 85; 8. Sledgehammer, Nampa, ID, 61; 9. Over Kill, 38; 10. Bumper Sniffer, Boise, ID, 34

 

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