Marshall and Christiani win Twin 50’s at Meridian Speedway


MERIDIAN, ID – First up was the Bill Crow 50 featuring the NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Late Models. After ducking a crash on lap seven which took out top contenders John Newhouse and Garrett Evans, Moxee, Washington’s Randy Marshall, Jr sped to the top of the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard and never looked back on his way to the 2020 Bill Crow 50 win. 

Thirteen of the fastest NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Late Models in the Northwest crowded the quarter-mile asphalt oval for their second fifty lap feature of Stinker Stores Firecracker 50 night. On the break Boise, Idaho’s Daytona Wurtz pushed her United Metals, All Makes Auto Salvage machine ahead of Ben Crow and TJ Monroe for the early lead. 

An early caution for Bill Crow Memorial 50 winner Randy Marshall, Jr and Ben Crow reset the field, with Monroe out front of Wurtz and a surprisingly quick Larry Hull III in only his second NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Late Model race. Hull III was able to dispatch Wurtz when the green flag waved, but soon fell to pre-race favorite Trevor Cristiani, leaving the Nampa, Idaho’s racer to reel Monroe’s Torch Towing machine in. 

Cristiani stalked Monroe through the halfway point of the race, but grew impatient and moved Monroe to take the lead with twenty laps left on the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard. For his efforts, Cristiani was greeted with a wall of side-by-side lapped traffic, which he navigated with ease to open a two-second lead over John Newhouse, Hull III, and Marshall, Jr.   

The green flag waved and Cristiani was gone as Hull III and Newhouse fought hard for the runner up spot. But Hull III’s Diversified Carpet Cleaning, Neil Alan Fine Jewelry machine slowed as its handling soured. This allowed Marshall, Jr to work his Better All Auto Sales, Kustom Fab racer beneath Newhouse for the second spot. 

With open race track in front of him and just four laps remaining, Marshall, Jr rattled off a series of fast laps. But Cristiani was faster, and the local NAPA Auto Parts Big 5 Late Model racer collected the night’s feature flag. Twin Falls, Idaho’s Newhouse brought his The Car Store mount home third, still sporting damage from his earlier Bill Crow 50 dust up.

The thrills and spills of short track racing continue this Saturday, July 11, as Weed Man Lawn Care Boat Race of Destruction night descends on Meridian Speedway. The beating and banging get started early as the North West Tour Truck Series leads the Coors Super Stocks, Project Filter Pro-4s, Domino’s Legends, High School Tuners, and Firehouse Pub and Grill Bombers onto the quarter-mile asphalt oval. General admission to Saturday’s action is just $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and military members, $7 for kids 7-11, and as always, kids 6 and under get in free. Tickets are only available online through www.meridianspeedway.com. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. for racing at 6:45 p.m. Can’t make it to the track? Catch all the action from around the quarter-mile on SpeedCast.tv right in your living room! We’ll see you this Saturday, July 11, for the Weed Man Lawn Care Boat Race of Destruction festivities live under the big, yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway. 

Qualifying Results

1) 64 GARRETT EVANS 13.210
2) 25 RANDY MARSHALL JR. 13.282
3) 90 TREVOR CRISTIANI 13.360
4) 9 LARRY HULL 13.387
5) 26 JOHN NEWHOUSE 13.407
6) 37 KAIDEN ANDERSON 13.503
7) 13 DAYTONA WURTZ 13.526
8) 99 TYLER BAILEY 13.527
9) 11 NICK GIBSON 13.562
10) 93 DAVE GARBER 13.563
11) 5 BEN CROW 13.620
12) 16 TYLER MONROE 13.642
13) 0 KYLE LATHAM 14.161
14) 36 COLLIN ANDERSON 14.663
15) 40 DYLAN CALDWELL 00.000

Feature One Results – 50 Laps

1) 25 RANDY MARSHALL JR.
2) 9 LARRY HULL
3) 11 NICK GIBSON
4) 90 TREVOR CRISTIANI
5) 16 TYLER MONROE
6) 5 BEN CROW
7) 13 DAYTONA WURTZ
8) 0 KYLE LATHAM
9) 36 COLLIN ANDERSON
10) 37 KAIDEN ANDERSON
11) 93 DAVE GARBER
12) 26 JOHN NEWHOUSE
13) 99 TYLER BAILEY
14) 64 GARRETT EVANS

Qualifying Round Two Results

1) #90 TREVOR CRISTIANI 13.178
2) #99 TYLER BAILEY 13.364
3) #25 RANDY MARSHALL JR. 13.372
4) #26 JOHN NEWHOUSE 13.380
5) #9 LARRY HULL 13.387
6) #11 NICK GIBSON 13.480
7) #16 TYLER MONROE 13.528
8) #37 KAIDEN ANDERSON 13.577
9) #13 DAYTONA WURTZ 13.678
10) #5 BEN CROW 13.725
11) #0 KYLE LATHAM 14.140
12) #36 JEFF HILLOCK 14.471
13) #40 DYLAN CALDWELL 14.651
14) #84 DOYAL MOEN 14.746

Feature Two Results – 50 Laps

1) #90 TREVOR CRISTIANI
2) #25 RANDY MARSHALL JR.
3) #26 JOHN NEWHOUSE
4) #16 TYLER MONROE
5) #11 NICK GIBSON
6) #13 DAYTONA WURTZ
7) #99 TYLER BAILEY
8) #0 KYLE LATHAM
9) #37 KAIDEN ANDERSON
10) #5 BEN CROW
11) #9 LARRY HULL
12) #84 DOYAL MOEN
13) #36 JEFF HILLOCK

Meridian Speedway Press Release
Photos courtesy of Horsepower Project by Michele Martin Photography

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