Treasure Valley 125 Headlines Shootout Saturday
Meridian Speedway keeps the ground-pounding intensity going Saturday, June 30, as the quarter-mile asphalt oval hosts the NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Latemodel Series for the tenth annual NAPA Auto Parts Treasure Valley 125. Along with a full field of apex pavement predators, the PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Modifieds and Rebel Modifieds compete in the third leg of the PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Modified Shootout, while the Coors Super Stocks, Project Filter Pro-4s, TEAM Mazda Mini Stocks, and Junior Stingers fight for their own Darlene’s Printing trophies.
Perennial Latemodel title contenders Trevor Cristiani and John Newhouse have split the season’s first two skirmishes and find themselves separated by a mere two points atop the division leader board. History sides with four-time winner Cristiani, while Newhouse rolls into Meridian Speedway having won the Latemodels’ last endurance test—the season-opening Pro Build 100. Which wily veteran will outlast his competition and claim Saturday night’s checkered flag?
The PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Modifieds and Rebel Modifieds of Idaho go wheel-to-wheel in the third installment of the PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Modified Shootout. With extra prize money on the line and a tight point battle brewing, anything could happen under the Saturday night lights.
The Coors Super Stocks find themselves in unfamiliar territory as they roll into the second half of their season—within striking distance of division dominator Melissa Arte. With a slim five markers between herself and Josh Jackson, and just another five points further back to Pat Tully, Arte knows Saturday’s action is pivotal to her title hopes.
Brendon Fries has asserted himself atop the Project Filter Pro-4 standings after a pair of back-to-back main event victories. Despite his recent successes Fries still has a mirror full of constant championship contender Kenny Chandler. Can Fries speed to a more comfortable advantage Saturday, or will Chandler snatch control of the division back from Fries?
Jayson Wardle’s point lead survived the last TEAM Mazda Mini Stock meeting, but one more weekend of misfortune could very well allow Fred Vigil and Jason Sanders into the title hunt.
Cody Castricone and Rusty Houpt renew their rivalry Saturday as a crowded Junior Stinger class contests their fifth feature. Both Castricone and Houpt have two wins to their credit so far in the 2018 campaign and sit just seven points apart atop the division standings. But the top two face a host of challengers in their bid for a third season victory.
General admission to Saturday night’s NAPA Auto Parts Treasure Valley 125 is $13.50 for adults twelve and older, $9 for seniors and military members, and $6.50 for kids 7-11. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. with the first green flag at 6:45 p.m. Log on to meridianspeedway.com for advance tickets and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to receive exclusive updates from around the quarter-mile. We’ll save a seat for you this Saturday, June 30, for the NAPA Auto Parts Treasure Valley 125 at your NASCAR Home Track under the big yellow water tower, Meridian Speedway.