Nelson Wins at Meridian Speedway
Thirteen NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds rumbled to green for their forty lap feature. Kuna, Idaho’ Jerry Green used the outside line to take the first lap lead, but Randy Keckley was quick to mount a challenge and the Boise, Idaho driver put his Pegasus Transport, Curtis Clean Sweep modified in the top spot on lap two. The revolving door up front continued to spin as Caitlin Stroebel and Colton Nelson pulled to Keckley’s rear bumper on lap six before the pair dispatched him on lap seven. As the fight between Stroebel and Nelson heated up, the two front runners made contact. The ensuing scramble sent Larry Hull III and Josh Jackson hard into the front stretch concrete. Both drivers climbed from their machines okay, but were forced to retire from the event.
On the restart Nelson pulled his Integrity Pools, Julie Hart Home Loans by Premier Mortgage machine to Stroebel’s outside and rocketed to the top spot. This left Stroebel’s Trinity Construction, Clear Creek Station modified in the clutches of Dylan Caldwell, who also worked the high line to make his way past the lady racer. Now Caldwell turned his Motor Mayhem Chassis Dyno Tuning, Cyclone Cycles machine loose on Nelson. Caldwell chipped into Nelson’s advantage as the leader encountered lapped traffic, but as soon as Nelson found clean racetrack he opened a sizeable lead and sped to his first victory of the season.
“It feels good to take our first NASCAR modified win of the year,” Nelson said.