I-44 Riverside Speedway
I-44 Riverside Speedway

I-44 Riverside Speedway
Oklahoma City, OK

Seventeenth Annual Charlene Meents Memorial Set for I-44 Riverside Speedway
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9/22/2021

9/22/2021

POWRi


Seventeenth Annual Charlene Meents Memorial Set for I-44 Riverside Speedway

Belleville, IL. (9/22/21) After a highly successful change of location and extension of racing dates, the 17th Annual Charlene Meents presented by Priority Aviation Services LLC will once again tackle the red-clay and fast times of I-44 Riverside Speedway for a two-day open-wheel spectacle on October 15-16 honoring a groundbreaking innovator of the sport.

Charlene Meents, a longtime officer, and race official for the MARA midgets served in all capacities, including President during her 27 years active tenure. During this time, she was instrumental in some keynote races that took place in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition to great races at tracks like Little-Belleville, Macon, and Pevely, just to name a few, she was also a big factor in MARA’s involvement in races such as the Belleville Nationals, the Wolverine Nationals, and the first running of what is now the Chili Bowl Nationals.

The influence that Charlene had on midget racing in the Midwest can still be seen today, as she believed in treating all competitors fairly and did whatever she could to promote the entire sport of midget racing. All midget racers were like family to her, and she thought of all the drivers as her children.

Friday, October 15th I-44 Riverside Speedway Details:
Pit Gates Open – All Day
Drivers Registration – 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Drivers Meeting – 6:00 PM
Hot Laps – 6:30 PM
Racing to follow.

Saturday, October 16th I-44 Riverside Speedway Details:
Pit Gates Open – All Day
Drivers Registration – 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Drivers Meeting – 6:00 PM
Hot Laps – 6:30 PM
Racing to follow.

Gates Opens: 5:00 PM
General Admission: $20
Kids 6-12: $12

Classes Scheduled to compete in the 17th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial presented by Priority Aviation Services at I-44 Riverside Speedway October 15-16 include the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues, as well as the POWRi Engler Machine and Tool Outlaw 600cc Micros. Bonus money will also be up for grabs for heat race winners, highest passing-points, non-transfers, hard chargers, lap sponsors, and a $4000 payday to the midget feature winner Saturday night.

Details about I-44 Riverside, in Oklahoma City Oklahoma, such as Ticket Information, Points Standings, and Driver Profiles can be found online at www.144riversidespeedway.com.

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