I-84 Corridor’s Best Join Inaugural Speed Tour Sprint Car Regional Series

MERIDIAN, Idaho—The Northwest’s winged sprint car scene has been the site of an incredible resurgence in the past five years.  Owing to the boom in interest and with an eye on continued growth of the fastest division of short track racing cars ever conceived, the Speed Tour Regional Sprint Car Series was founded. 

“The Speed Tour is a great way to further promote local winged sprint cars in a regional manner,” says Adam Nelson, managing partner of Meridian Speedway.  “They’re the closest thing to the World of Outlaws we can get on pavement.”

The inaugural season for the Speed Tour Regional Sprint Car Series features eight action-packed race nights spread across three race tracks in two states.  Meridian Speedway and Magic Valley Speedway in Idaho have signed on to host seven race events, while Hermiston Raceway welcomes the Speed Tour Regional Sprint Car Series for leg one of a Labor Day weekend double-feature. 

“We’ve had a lot of people wanting to come out and see them,” Magic Valley Speedway’s Eddy McKean says of the Speed Tour Sprint Cars.  “They’re two seconds faster around the third-mile than anything else we run.”

Along with promoting sprint car racing at the three tracks scheduled, the Speed Tour Regional Sprint Car Series is structured to welcome Salt Lake City, Utah based racers displaced by the closing of Rocky Mountain Raceways.  Through a combination of elevated purse structure, a partnership with Hoosier race tires, and a rule book built to accommodate the most sprinters possible, the Speed Tour Regional Sprint Car Series is set to deliver national-scale thrills on a local level.

“I’m thrilled to have the Speed Tour Regional Sprint Cars as part of our Labor Day Spectacular,” Greg Walden of Hermiston Raceway says.  “We opened in 1967 to showcase open-wheel Supermodifieds, and we’re proud to keep that tradition alive while also introducing it to new fans.”

The Speed Tour Regional Sprint Car Series takes its first green flag Saturday, April 20 at Meridian Speedway.  Stay tuned to www.speedtoursprintcars.com for the latest news from the fastest-growing sprint car series in the Northwest.


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