Title Contenders Set for Pivotal Late July Clash

   

Title Contenders Set for Pivotal Late July Clash

Meridian Speedway sends July out with a bang this Saturday, July 29, as the quarter-mile oval hosts Candlewood Suites Night presented by College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving. The Domino’s Legends, Project Filter Pro-4s, TEAM Mazda Mini Stocks, Teleperformance Claimer Stocks, and College of Western Idaho High School Tuners take on the Concrete Jungle and each other as they speed into the dog days of summer.

Meridian, Idaho’s Ethan Jones did more than just survive the Independence Day weekend’s Domino’s and INEX Legends Regional Qualifying triple header. In three days he outscored all other division drivers as he closed the gap on championship leader Casey Tillman.  Can Jones continue his march to the top this weekend with another strong showing?

Project Filter Pro-4 competitors Joe Barton and Kenny Chandler enter Candlewood Suites Night presented by College of Western Idaho Professional Truck Driving separated by just one point. The pair already has fifteen championships between them, and Saturday night’s action could prove pivotal to the 2017 title fight.

The battle between front and rear wheel drive machines rages on as the TEAM Mazda Mini Stocks take the green flag this Saturday. Jason Sanders has his rear wheel drive racer atop the standings going into Saturday’s action, but Terrell Daffron has piloted his front wheeler to within fifteen points of the perennial championship contender.  Can Daffron pull ahead of the competition, or will Sanders push forward under the lights?

Dan Lowther outlasted Brian Hyde in the Teleperformance Claimer Stocks’ last feature, but the victory only moved him seven markers ahead of Hyde in the standings. Will Lowther keep up his winning ways Saturday, or will Hyde fight his way to the front?

The College of Western Idaho High School Tuners begin their stretch run with a Candlewood Suites Night dash to the checkers. Don’t miss your chance to see the future stars of Meridian Speedway battle it out on the quarter-mile this Saturday night.

The Idaho Mountain Touring Bike Races for Kids also makes its second to last appearance of the season Saturday.

General admission to Saturday’s full night of short track racing thrills is just $11 for adults, $6.50 for kids 7-11, and as always kids 6 and under are free. Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday with qualifying at 5:15 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.  Log on to meridianspeedway.com to keep up with all the latest from around the Concrete Jungle and to purchase your advance tickets.  Plus, receive exclusive updates when you text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483.  We’ll see you this Saturday, July 29, under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.

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