Here is the wrap up from Saturday, August 25 at Meridian Speedway.
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Gomez Continues Meridian Speedway Domination With Pro Truck 75 Win
MERIDIAN, Idaho—A raucous crowd packed the Meridian Speedway grandstands as the quarter-mile asphalt oval hosted Boise State Alumni and TEAM Mazda Free Car night. The Pro Truck Series, PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Modifieds, Rebel Modifieds of Idaho, Pepsi Crate Cars and Idaho Sprintcar and Roadster League Super Sixes, Project Filter Pro-4s, TEAM Mazda Mini Stocks, and High School Tuners fill a non-stop program with thrills in pursuit of the Champion Onion hardware.
The Pro Truck Series had 75 laps to find a Boise State Alumni and TEAM Mazda Free Car Night winner. The green flag waved and Samuel Harris dispatched Drew Reitsma to take the early lead. Behind Harris the field traded paint for position, and after twenty hard-fought laps John Wong and John Newhouse worked their way into the top two spots with Jonathon Gomez in third. Newhouse was the first John on the move and took his The Car Store.com, Praxair machine to the lead with fifty laps left.
Gomez was next around Wong, and soon his Century Motorsports and Marine truck filled Newhouse’s mirror. Newhouse, brake rotors glowing, fought hard to stay up front as the leaders wound their way through lapped traffic, but after twenty white-knuckle circuits Gomez snuck inside Newhouse for the lead. But Newhouse wouldn’t give up, and the Twin Falls, Idaho racer dogged Gomez for the top spot. The strain on Newhouse’s machine would prove too much, and with fourteen laps left he spun in turn one to bring out a caution flag.
This brought Jason Quale and his Quale Electronics, Heeling Construction truck into the lead battle. When the green flag waved Gomez and Quale dove into turn one and body slammed one another for the lead. When neither racer completed the pass, the process was repeated, and for three laps the lead duo leaned on each other for the lead. Finally it was Gomez who threw his truck harder into turn one to claim the lead and the Boise State Alumni and TEAM Mazda Free Car Night victory.
Saturday’s Unofficial Results
Boise State University Alumni Night
TEAM Mazda Subaru Free Car Night
Quick Time – John Newhouse, 14.571 seconds
A Heat Winner – #13 Sam Harris
B Heat Winner – #22 Jonathon Gomez
Main Event 1. #22 Jonathan Gomez Twin Falls, ID
2. #26 John Newhouse Twin Falls, ID
3. #12 Jason Quale Twin Falls, ID
4. #3 John Wong Eagle, ID
5. #73 Drew Reitsma Jerome, ID