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Merrittville Speedway Office Opening For The 2013 Season

Merrittville Speedway Office Opening For The 2013 Season

Contact:Jim Irvine Merrittville Speedway Public Relations

905-892-8266 … jimirvine@cogeco.net or www.twitter.com/merrittville 

March 29, 2013 –  THOROLD, ONTARIO –. Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Season will take a huge step forward when the Speedway Office opens beginning Monday April 1st

And that’s no April Fool’s Joke.

“It’s a busy time of year for the entire racing community,” said (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “we’re back at the track working towards our first events … the same thing goes for our Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Teams as they put the final touches on their rides before they take to the track.”

Race Fans looking to get a 2013 Schedule Card and get a look at a sampling of brand new Race Cars can visit the Seaway Mall in Welland from Saturday April 6th to Friday April 12th.

From there, Drivers will take to the race track for the first time on Saturday April 20th when Test Tune and Inspection.

Race Teams are reminded to fill out their Inspection Sheets in advance. Each division’s sheets are available on line by clicking on http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/rules.html. When the Pit Gates Open at 10 A.M. – Inspections will begin and Race Teams are encouraged to come early. Cars will not be allowed on the Race Track at 5 PM unless they are inspected.

Race Fans can take in the April 20th on track sessions with Free Grandstand Admission.

While the evening session is intended for the Thorold facility’s Divisions – the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds, Rick’s Delivery Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites and the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinders – Drivers from other classes are expected.

From when the Speedway Office Opens for business on April 1st until Saturday April 27th’s Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler – Race Fans may wish to purchase or renew their Season Tickets.

There’s no better way to enjoy all the action with a 2013 Grandstand Season Pass with two options available. Reserved or General Admission Season Tickets offer a savings of more than $100.00.

Beginning with Saturday April 28th’s Annual Spring Sizzler, Grandstand Season Tickets are good for all events. A Reserved Ticket which includes a Club Castropignano Pasta Dinner for the Monday August 5th Annual Bob St. Amand Senior Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series 100 presented by L. St. Amand Enterprises is an economical $270.00 for Adults while the Student and Senior rate is $250.00.

General Admission Season Tickets for Adults are $250.00 with the price $230.00 for Students and Seniors.

With either option – race fans with Season Tickets do not have to wait in Ticket Lines each event and with a Reserved Seat – you can pick your favorite seat … and it’s yours for the entire season … from start to finish!

For further information on Grandstand Season Tickets – click on http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/season-pass.html.

Merrittville Speedway’s Office is open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and is located in the Grandstand Area on the ground floor of the Lucas Oil Tower.

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Consecutive Season in 2013 – visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville).

Merrittville Speedway is located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold. For directions click on http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/directions.html or call 905-892-8266 or via e mail – ebicknell@cogeco.net.

Join us this season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Divisions with local heroes and up and coming new stars. Make your plans … call your friends and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots – a night at the races is so much fun and so close to home!

Your Local Dirt Track is where it’s at and the countdown to Saturday April 27th’s Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler has begun at Merrittville Speedway – the Best Family Entertainment in Niagara! 

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2013 62nd  Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Rick’s Delivery, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm and visit them when you require their products and/or services.

Lucas Oil Products is one the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at your favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including B&C Truck Centre, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage

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Start Of Pen Centre Race Car Show Means Countdown To Merrittville’s 62nd Season Shifting Into High Gear

Start Of Pen Centre Race Car Show Means Countdown To Merrittville’s 62nd Season Shifting Into High Gear

Contact: Jim Irvine Merrittville Speedway Public Relations – 905-892-8266 … jimirvine@cogeco.net or www.twitter.com/merrittville

March 10, 2013 THOROLD, ONTARIO – When you visit the newly renovated Pen Centre – the experience at Niagara’s largest shopping destination is BOLD, BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL.

Especially during March Break week, (March 11th to 17th) when BOLD, BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL Race Cars from Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions and Tuesday Night Karts are on display in preparation for the 2013 Season.

“Our week at the Pen Centre is a very important part of our pre-season as we prepare for another year,” adds (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “the opportunity to put a schedule into a shopper’s hand … to have a chance to talk with them and have them see the race cars up close and meet the drivers personally is very important to us and our race teams as well … each race team can showcase their sponsors as we continue to search for new ways to attract new fans.”

The Pen Centre features 180 stores and services and one million square feet of shopping fun. The Pen Centre is home to the most popular national stores and brands like Aeropostale, American Eagle, the Bay, H&M, HomeSense, Old Navy, Sears, SportChek, Winners and coming in November – Target!

The Pen Centre’s $13-million renovation reflects Niagara’s unique culture with bright new corridors … an exciting new food court … comfortable soft seating and contemporary new colors will give shoppers a brighter, fresher experience.

Set to join the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds are veterans Scott Wood and Mat Williamson who is fresh off his Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series debut in Florida last month, 2013 rookie Tyler McPherson and 22 time Champion Pete Bicknell.

The Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division will feature the car of defending Champion Cody McPherson.

From the J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites – two drivers – Kory Howe and Paul Klager will have their cars on display.

The Hoosier Stock Division will be represented by Peter Reid. Rounding out the display of Saturday Night Hometown Heroes from the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Division – Dillan Sliter, Mike Sadusek and Kyle Pelrine.

In preparation for the April 27th Spring Sizzler and Boltwork’s Canada Day Celebrations June 29th – Mikey Kruchka is set to show off his Sprint Car.

Alex Riley, Austyn Werstroh, Nathan Boisvert and brothers Tyler and Dylan Davidson will be representing the Tuesday Night Racers in the Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series.

The Pen Centre is located at HWY 406 and Glendale Avenue in St. Catharines and Store Hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 9:30 to 6:00 and on Sundays from Noon to 6 PM. For further information visit www.thepencentre.com.

Once the Pen Centre Race Car Show closes  – all sights will be set on Saturday April 27th’s Spring Sizzler and the rest of the 2013 Season.

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Consecutive Season in 2013 – visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville).

Merrittville Speedway is located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold. For directions click on http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/directions.html

Join us this season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Divisions with local heroes and up and coming new stars. Make your plans … call your friends and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots – a night at the races is so much fun and so close to home!

Your Local Dirt Track is where it’s at and the countdown to Saturday April 27th’s Spring Sizzler has begun at Merrittville Speedway – the Best Family Entertainment in Niagara! 

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2013 62nd  Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Rick’s Delivery, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners. Visit them at . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm and visit them when you require their products and/or services.

Lucas Oil Products is one the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at your favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including B&C Truck Centre, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage

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Insta-Insulation “Smart Comfort, Smart Cash Bonus” Announced At Ohsweken, Merrittville And Humberstone

Insta-Insulation “Smart Comfort, Smart Cash Bonus” Announced At Ohsweken, Merrittville And Humberstone

Ohsweken, Ontario – March 8, 2013 – Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to partner with Insta-Insulation and regional tracks Merrittville Speedway and Humberstone Speedway to offer a special bonus to Thunder/Street Stock drivers.

Humberstone’s move back to regular Sunday night racing in 2013 has brought back the opportunity for racers to regularly compete 3 times per week at the dirt tracks in their region. Insta-Insulation will give those racers a chance at the $300 “Smart Comfort, Smart Cash Bonus”. The bonus will be paid to the first driver this season who wins a feature in Ohsweken’s Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, Merrittville’s Hoosier Stocks, and Humberstone’s J.C. Auto Street Stocks in the same weekend.

“Insta-Insulation is pleased to provide the extra incentive for our local racers to showcase their talents at Humberstone, Merrittville, and Ohsweken,” said Insta-Insulation owner Alex Schuts in making the announcement.

Currently there are 13 weekends eligible for the bonus May 17 and September 8. The following weekends will not be eligible, as either Ohsweken or Humberstone do not have Thunder/Street Stock races scheduled on these dates: June 21-23, July 12-14, and August 2-4.

Insta-Insulation has been satisfying customers since 1991, delivering superior service, expertise, and insulation products in the Greater Toronto Area, and throughout Southwestern Ontario. They provide only the best to their customers, and they are committed to helping you save money, and get the most out of your investment. Insta-Insulation is also the official insulation contractor for Mike Holmes. Call Insta-Insulation toll-free at 1-800-668-0311, or visit their website at www.InstaInsulation.com

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.  

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Contact:
Tommy Goudge
Ohsweken Speedway
Media Relations
media@ohswekenspeedway.com

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Countdown To Merrittville’s 62nd Season Picking Up Speed

Countdown To Merrittville’s 62nd Season Picking Up Speed

February 26, 2013, THOROLD, ONTARIO –. When the checkered flag flew on the 55th running of the Daytona 500, Merrittville Speedway Race Fans had to know that the start of the Thorold DIRTcar sanctioned facility’s 62nd Season is just 62 days away and counting down.

“Once racing finishes for another year in the fall – it seems like it takes forever to get to Speed Weeks in Florida,” said (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “but when it wraps up … you know that our season will be here real quick. While the race to the Spring Sizzler picks up speed – our preseason has some dates and deadlines to keep in mind.”

Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Teams are reminded that Merrittville Speedway’s Winter Office will be open Wednesday February 27th until 8 PM in advance of the March 1st Deadline for Driver VIP Pass purchase for those that are eligible.

Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Drivers can purchase their Driver VIP Pass for $225.00 while for the Hoosier Stocks, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites, Rick’s Delivery Sportsman and Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds – 2013 Driver VIP Passes are $275.00.

Drivers that are eligible for the minimum $150.00 savings are those that attained a minimum 75% attendance in 2012.

Race Fans can also take advantage of the extended hours as there’s no better way to enjoy all the action with a 2013 Grandstand Season Pass with two options available. Reserved or General Admission Season Tickets offer a savings of more than $100.00.

Beginning with Saturday April 28th’s Annual Spring Sizzler, Grandstand Season Tickets are good for all events. A Reserved Ticket which includes a Club Castropignano Pasta Dinner for the Monday August 5th Annual Bob St. Amand Senior Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series 100 presented by L. St. Amand Enterprises is an economical $270.00 for Adults while the Student and Senior rate is $250.00.

General Admission Season Tickets for Adults are $250.00 with the price $230.00 for Students and Seniors.

With either option – race fans with Season Tickets do not have to wait in Ticket Lines each event and with a Reserved Seat – you can pick your favorite seat … and it’s yours for the entire season … from start to finish!

With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching – Race Fans and Teams alike can get into the spirit of wearing some green with a 2013 Merrittville T Shirt.

On March 17th when everyone is a little bit Irish – Merrittville’s new season takes another big step in being closer to going green when the Pen Centre closes for the day and with it the Annual Race Car Show.

Beginning on March 11th, Drivers from all 5 Divisions will have their new cars on display during Mall Hours.

When the calendar turns another a page into April – the countdown really picks up speed with the Seaway Mall Race Car Show next up from April 6th to April 12th.

From there … the Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler is literally just down the road on Saturday April 27th – prior to the Pete Bicknell Driving School/Bicknell Racing Products Chassis Seminar and Test, Tune and Inspection Day the previous two Saturdays.

Race Fans can take in the April 13th and April 20th on track sessions with Free Grandstand Admission.

The Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler will feature the Patriot Sprint Tour, the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds and the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman.

The Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinders and the J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites will join Saturday May 4th’s B&C Truck Centre and Blast Entertainment Championship Chase kick off.

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Consecutive Season in 2013 – visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville).

Merrittville Speedway is located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold. For directions click on http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/directions.html or call 905-892-8266 or via e mail – ebicknell@cogeco,net.

Join us this season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Divisions with local heroes and up and coming new stars. Make your plans … call your friends and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots – a night at the races is so much fun and so close to home!

Your Local Dirt Track is where it’s at and the countdown to Saturday April 27th’s Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler has begun at Merrittville Speedway – the Best Family Entertainment in Niagara! 

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2013 62nd  Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Rick’s Delivery, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm and visit them when you require their products and/or services.

Lucas Oil Products is one the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at your favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including B&C Truck Centre, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage

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Williamson Has Big Plans In 2013 – New Season Kicks Off With 4 Straight Nights Of Racing In Florida

Williamson Has Big Plans In 2013 – New Season Kicks Off With 4 Straight Nights Of Racing In Florida

Date – February 20, 2013 THOROLD, ONTARIO – Leading up to this Sunday’s Daytona 500, the month of February offers plenty of racing action across the Sunshine State.

Merrittville Speedway’s Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified Star Mat Williamson is set to take part in the 42nd UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at the Volusia Speedway Park when the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series kicks off tonight for 4 straight nights.

“Practice last night went really well,” revealed the 22 year old St. Catharines driver via Face Book messaging, “we were able to work out some kinks with the new car and broke the engine in.”

Williamson, who has finished in the runner-up spot in Merrittville Speedway 358 Points for three straight years added, “Volusia is a lot faster than we are used to … but it reminds me a lot of Merrittville’s shape. Hopefully we won’t have any problems and come out of tonight with a Top Ten to begin the week!”

In three practice sessions Tuesday Night, Williamson’s best time was 12th quickest in one session in addition to a 15th and 17th with more than 35 Race Teams in the pit area.

After a one off trip driving Matt Sheppard’s back up car in the first ever Big Block Super DIRTcar Series visit last season to Michigan’s 1-96 Speedway, Williamson is set to add a Big Block Modified to his racing schedule.

“Expanding our racing was in the plans all along,” revealed Williamson just prior to heading south last week, “that race last August and all the help from Matt and his car owner Jeff Brownell and the 9 crew helped put it in motion … a lot faster.”

Ironically it was Williamson who finished in the 6th and final spot in the voting for February 23rd’s Big Block Six Pack Event – edging out Sheppard for a starting spot in the event that also includes Tim McCreadie, Mario Clair, Bruno Lepage, Brett Hearn and Michel Chicoine.

Chances are good that the fan-voted Invitational Event’s Trophy will come home to Canada but will it be with Williamson or the Quebec Drivers?

“It’s great to get voted into the event … thanks to everyone that voted,” said Williamson, “the biggest thing I need is seat time … the Challenge will give me a few more laps.”

Williamson, Justin Haers, Stewart Friesen and Sheppard will all be behind the wheel of 2013 Bicknell Racing Products Experimental Chassis.

Williamson intends to put one of Sheppard’s former C.C. Performance Racing Engines Big Block power plant purchased by the team through an aggressive schedule this season as a regular Friday Nights at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA in addition to the Big Block Super DIRTcar Series as well as the recently announced schedule at Humberstone Speedway.

The Big Block Super DIRTcar Series will make its annual visit to Thorold Monday August 5th for the Bob St. Amand Senior Memorial 100.

Saturday Nights at Merrittville Speedway are a priority as well as he hopes to capture his first career 358 Modified Divisional Championship after three straight runner up finishes to Pete Bicknell the last three seasons.

“With so much new going on this year … I am still focused on beating Pete,” said Williamson who got his start at the Thorold facility racing Karts in 1999, “my dad (Randy) and Pete are two of my greatest influences in racing … so it would be huge to be on top of the podium this year!”

To just maintain his 358 Modified weekly and Series program Williamson must rely on his supporters who are looking to take on the new challenges. While his crew chief and uncle Rick Windeatt serves as crew chief, making the trip south are Rob Sawatsky, his dad Randy and former drivers Cliff Warner and Ted Renshaw.

When the summer gets busy … another former driver Wayne Conn, Ron Sumbler, Charlie King and Bob Paladichuk will help maintain the cars between 800 kilometre round trips to Lernerville.

S&W Service Centre, Jasen Enterprises, Optional Hose & Hydraulics, RNB Restorations, Champion Oil, Bicknell Racing Products, Robitaille Racing and Bilstein Shocks are behind the Big Block Effort. For a complete listing of all of Williamson’s 2013 Marketing Partners visit the Finish Line Web Design Web Design-maintained web site or click on http://www.matwilliamson.com/sponsors.html.

Williamson will also rely on the three time Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series Champion Sheppard and his Brownell-owned team for additional support.

If you aren’t lucky enough to follow the Big Block Super DIRTcar Series to Florida you can watch the action on line with a DIRTvision subscription by clicking on http://www.dirtvision.com/welcome.php or by visiting www.matwilliamson.com. … www.dirtcarnationals.com or www.superdirtcarseries.com.

The Race Team will have little time to rest upon returning from Florida as one of his cars will be on display at the Pen Centre from March 11 to 17th. From there, the racing season refires at Lernerville on April 19th and the Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler at Merrittville Speedway kicking off the 62nd Season just 8 days later.

With all dirt roads leading to the World Finals in Charlotte in November – it will be exciting to see where Williamson’s plans take him in 2013.

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Consecutive Season in 2013 – visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville).

Join us this season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Divisions with local heroes and up and coming new stars. Make your plans … call your friends and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots – a night at the races is so much fun and so close to home!

Your Local Dirt Track is where it’s at and the countdown to the Monday August 5th Bob St. Amand Senior Memorial Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series 100 lap Main Event has begun at Merrittville Speedway – the Best Family Entertainment in Niagara! 

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2013 62nd  Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Rick’s Delivery, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm and visit them when you require their products and/or services.

Lucas Oil Products is one the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at your favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including B&C Truck Centre, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage

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Merrittville Hosting February 27th Opportunity For Race Teams To Save On 2013 Driver VIP & Season Passes

Merrittville Hosting February 27th Opportunity For Race Teams To Save On 2013 Driver VIP & Season Passes

Date – February 11, 2013 – THOROLD, ONTARIO – If you have managed to dig yourself out from one of the biggest winter storms since the Blizzard of ’77 – keep in mind that an early spring is still in the forecast. 

With some of our J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites already in action during  the TUSA Modified Lite Winternationals at the East Bay Raceway Park and the DIRTcar Nationals about to kick off at the Volusia Speedway Park in Florida means that for Merrittville Speedway’s Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Race Teams – time is running out to save and take advantage of preseason special pricing. 

“February 27th means the Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler is roughly 2 months away,” reminds (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “to make it convenient in advance of the March 1st deadline … our Winter Office will be open extended hours”

Merrittville Speedway’s Winter Office will be open Wednesday February 27th until 8 PM for those that are unable to visit during Business Hours.

Drivers from 2012 that attained 75% Attendance with their Driver VIP Pass certificates have until March 1st to take advantage of the special offer they received at the Banquet.

Returning drivers from the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Division can purchase their Driver VIP Passes for $ 225.00 – a savings of $ 150.00 based on season pass pricing. For the Hoosier Stocks, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites, Rick’s Delivery Sportsman and Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified Divisions – 2013 Driver VIP Passes are $ 275.00 – a $ 100.000 savings.

Drivers, Crew Members and Car Owners can purchase Merrittville Pit Season Passes until March 1st for $375.00. After March 1st they are still available but at the $ 400.00 Rate.

While Merrittville Memberships are included in both Driver VIP and Season Pit Passes, another option is a 2013 Membership at $75.00 which saves the member on weekly Pit Admission fees. DIRTcar Memberships Forms will also be available.

For 2013, Pit Pricing will be as follows – Merrittville Members … $20.00, DIRTCar Members … $25.00 and for Non Members … $30.00 at each weekly event. Pricing may vary on Special Events.

Drivers in all 5 Divisions must be current Merrittville members to receive points and to be eligible for any 2013 Point Fund monies and Awards.

Merrittville Speedway’s Winter Office is open Monday to Friday from 9 to 5 in addition to the Wednesday February 27th extended hours. Bicknell Racing Products is located at 117 Cushman Road in St. Catharines Ontario. For further information call the Winter Office at 905-685-7223 or via e mail at ebicknell@cogeco.net.

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Consecutive Season in 2013 – visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville onFace Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville).

Merrittville Speedway is located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold. For directions click on http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/directions.html

Join us this season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Divisions with local heroes and up and coming new stars. Make your plans … call your friends and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots – a night at the races is so much fun and so close to home!

Your Local Dirt Track is where it’s at and the countdown to Saturday April 27th’s Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler has begun at Merrittville Speedway – the Best Family Entertainment in Niagara! 

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2013 62nd  Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Rick’s Delivery, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners. Visit them at . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm and visit them when you require their products and/or services.

Lucas Oil Products is one the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at your favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including B&C Truck Centre, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage

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Modern Corporation Returns As Merrittville’s Official Single Stream Recycling And Waste Removal Provider In 2013

Modern Corporation Returns As Merrittville’s Official Single Stream Recycling And Waste Removal Provider In 2013

February 1, 2013 THOROLD, ONTARIO – Modern Corporation believes that preserving the environment should be a priority for every home and business and through its involvement at Merrittville Speedway – invites everyone to join the race to reduce, reuse and recycle.

“We are happy to assist Modern in achieving their goals,” relates (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “ everyone can make a difference in saving and preserving the environment for future generations.”

Since 1964, Modern Corporation has worked to enhance the quality of the environment and well being of the community by providing recycling, commercial and residential waste removal, landfill, industrial cleaning, sanitation and environmental services to commercial, industrial and municipal customers.

Modern Corporation is committed to the safe handling, effective reclamation and environmentally friendly disposal of a wide variety of waste products and uses state of the art technology to achieve its goals.

For Commercial and Industrial customers. Modern Corporation’s Single Stream Recycling is Recycling made easy – by using the latest in state of the art technology which sorts recyclables. Putting everything in one bin increases the ease and convenience of recycling so that more people participate and more resources are saved.

Modern’s Material Recycling Facilities process tin, steel, aluminum, cardboard, mixed waste paper, plastics and glass. As a provider of industrial recycling solutions, Modern is capable of allowing very large scale recycling of concrete, asphalt, wood, drywall, metals, roof shingles and other demolition byproducts.

Modern Corporation is an industry leader and remains dedicated to the community and committed to the environment.

With headquarters in Western New York, Modern Corporation provides a full range of solid waste disposal services throughout the region as well as in Southern Ontario, Canada. The company also operates a tire-recycling facility in Western New York and Florida that offers a complete tire management program with the end product – rubber mulch suitable for use in landscaping, playground and equestrian arena applications.

Modern Corporation also provides Portable Sanitation, Roll Off Container and Lugger Services, Dunp Truck, Frontlift Trucks, Walking Floor or Dump Box equipped Tractor Trailers, Demolition Services and Special Organics Services throughout the Niagara Region and Western New York.

For further information – visit http://www.modern-corp.com/niagara_falls_on.php  or speak with a Customer Service Representative at 905-262-6000 or toll free at 1-800-561-4409.

Modern Corporation has been a longtime supporter of Merrittville Speedway and their company night Saturday July 6th is always a fan favorite event and once again will feature the Truck Show and Shine Competition in addition to a full Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Program.

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Consecutive Season in 2013 – visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville).

Merrittville Speedway’s Winter Office is located at Bicknell Racing Products, 117 Cushman Road in St. Catharines Ontario and is open from 9 AM to 5 PM – Monday to Friday. To reach Merrittville Speedway during the off season – call 905-685-7223 or via e mail – ebicknell@cogeco,net.

Join us this season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Divisions with local heroes and up and coming new stars. Make your plans … call your friends and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots – a night at the races is so much fun and so close to home!

Your Local Dirt Track is where it’s at and the countdown to Saturday April 27th’s Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler has begun at Merrittville Speedway – the Best Family Entertainment in Niagara! 

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2013 62nd  Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Rick’s Delivery, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm and visit them when you require their products and/or services.

Lucas Oil Products is one the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at your favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including B&C Truck Centre, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage

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Grantham Lions Focus On Youth Includes Merrittville Speedway’s Kids Club In 2013

Grantham Lions Focus On Youth Includes Merrittville Speedway’s Kids Club In 2013

For Immediate Release from Jim Irvine  Merrittville Speedway Public Relations – 905-685-7223 (Winter Office), jimirvine@cogeco.net or www.twitter.com/merrittville

THOROLD, Ontario (January 29,2013) – Merrittville Speedway is excited to announce that the Grantham Lions Club will present the 2013 Kids Club at the Thorold family friendly facility in 2013.

“When you think of the Grantham Lions … you think of the Sports Park which is adjacent to their Clubhouse,” relays (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “but their service to our youth in the community goes way beyond that. Their efforts support so many other organizations and causes … it’s only a natural for them to partner with our Kids Club.”

The Grantham Lions Club was formed in 1952 and is heavily involved in minor sports organizations and as one of the busiest clubs in the Niagara Region, support and/or run a long list that includes Boys and Girls Clubs … Help a Child Smile … Camps Kirk, Trillium and Dorset and a Carnival in June among others.

“Partnering with Merrittville Speedway’s Kids Club allows us to showcase not only our Club but the Speedway as well,” said Grantham Lions Club President Leon James,   “the public awareness can only benefit the services we provide our youth and our wide range of community programs that we are involved in.”

Registration Night for the 2013 Merrittville Speedway Grantham Lions Kids Club is set for Saturday May 11th’s Lococo Wholesale Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Event.

Throughout the racing season, Kids Club Members have had meet and greets in the pit area prior to race time seeing the race cars up close through all 5 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions and others that visit during the season.

Many special events include a variety of crafts and games and one favorite annual event that everyone looks forward to each year – the Box Car Races as part of CMH Sales & Leasing Night Saturday August 10th.

As the countdown to the 62nd Season picks up speed –  the 2013 Schedule of Events for the Grantham Lions Kids Club will be posted on line at www.merrittvillespeedway.com as well as Registration Information.

The Meridian Credit Union Kids Club continues to be one of the best values in DIRTcar Racing as in addition to all of the above and more – Kids Club Members also get a custom Meridian Credit Union Kids Club T Shirt and Membership Card.

The Membership Card allows the member admission to all events throughout the season. For children 8 – 12 years of age the $25.00 Membership is quite a remarkable savings on just the admission alone. At $5 for those members under 8 – even though their admission in free all season – you can’t get a T Shirt for that anywhere – let alone all the summer time fun every Saturday Night.

For information on how you can become a member of the Grantham Lions Club  – visit www.granthamlionsclub.com or visit Lion and Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division Competitor Ron MacAulay and club members at the track this summer.

Events that race fans should make note of are their Fish Frys are the first Friday of every month – for more info visit   http://www.granthamlionsclub.com/Fish_Fry.html

For information on Hall Rentals for your next event – call 905-935-8434.

Merrittville Speedway’s Winter Office is located at Bicknell Racing Products, 117 Cushman Road in St. Catharines Ontario and is open from 9 AM to 5 PM – Monday to Friday. To reach Merrittville Speedway during the off season – call 905-685-7223 or via e mail – ebicknell@cogeco,net.

Join us next season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Divisions with local heroes and up and coming new stars. Make your plans … call your friends and maybe even get a carpool together and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots – a night at the races is so much fun and so close to home!

Your Local Dirt Track is where it’s at and the countdown to Saturday April 27th’s Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler has begun at Merrittville Speedway – the Best Family Entertainment in Niagara! 

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2013 62nd  Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Rick’s Delivery, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm and visit them when you require their products and/or services.

Lucas Oil Products is one the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at your favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including B&C Truck Centre, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage

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Rick’s Delivery New Title Sponsor Of Sportsman At Merrittville

Rick’s Delivery New Title Sponsor Of Sportsman At Merrittville

For Immediate Release from Jim Irvine Merrittville Speedway Public Relations
905-685-7223 (Winter Office), jimirvine@cogeco.net or www.twitter.com/merrittville

Thorold, Ontario (Tuesday January 22, 2013) – Rick Bellante is in the business of making things move fast.

When the word went out that Merrittville Speedway’s DIRTcar Sportsman Division was in need of a Division Sponsor for the 2013 Season – the St. Catharines businessman accepted the task almost right away with his 15 year old company – Rick’s Delivery.

“We couldn’t have asked for anyone that is more passionate about the sport and the division than Rick,” said (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “he’s a life long fan … a former Sportsman competitor and remains a car owner .”

Rick’s Delivery is in the business of expediting Automotive Parts and General Freight and serves customers from Detroit Michigan to Buffalo New York, the G.T.A. and across the Niagara Peninsula.

With a fleet of cargo vans and a 6 member Operations Team – Rick’s Delivery provides delivery solutions to meet timelines required by customers. For further information about your next shipment with Rick’s Delivery – call 905-988-3126. “

As a businessman I know the hard work and dedication needed to become successful,” revealed Rick Bellante in an interview taking a minute away from his mobile Blackberry Office, “I’ve experienced that in recent years in all the Bicknell and Williamson families and staff at Merrittville have done for local racing … I am happy to help and real excited about the new season!”

Bellante literally grew up at the race track – attending races since he was 5 years old with his dad Gabe who himself has not missed an event since the first season in 1952. Years later at the age of 34, the younger Bellante would give up his seat in the grandstands for one in a Sportsman. “I had so much fun as a fan but I just had to experience firsthand the fun of racing,” remembered Bellante now 40, “with no previous experience it was a real eye opener but it was a great 4 years1” One night he will always remember is May 23rd 2009 when he won the Sportsman Feature. “Growing up … my two favorite drivers were Davey Moore and Harvey Hainer,” admitted Bellante, “and that’s where my number 62 came from … combining the two wall of famers numbers.”

Is it maybe just an coincidence that Bellante’s increased involvement comes as Merrittville Speedway is preparing for it’s 62nd season? Bellante quickly went from being a driver to a car owner for Greg Panunte and the duo are preparing for their 3rd season together in 2013. Panunte earned his first Divisional Title in 2010 and is a multi-time  David Chevrolet King of the Crates Mini-Series Champion. “I’ve made a lot of great friends in the sport and one of the first was Greg,” added Bellante,” I had my fun as a driver … when it came time to help him out – I was happy to keep him in a car – it was an exciting step back then and this new one with the division is something I look forward to as well … I just love racing!”

In a little more than 13 weeks and counting down, Merrittville Speedway’s Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division will kick off the 2013 season as part of the Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler that also features the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds and the Patriot Sprint Tour – all on Saturday April 27th.

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Consecutive Season in 2013 – visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville).

Merrittville Speedway’s Winter Office is located at Bicknell Racing Products, 117 Cushman Road in St. Catharines Ontario and is open from 9 AM to 5 PM – Monday to Friday. To reach Merrittville Speedway during the off season – call 905-685-7223 or via e mail – ebicknell@cogeco,net.

Join us next season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Divisions with local heroes and up and coming new stars. Make your plans … call your friends and maybe even get a carpool together and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots – a night at the races is so much fun and so close to home!   Your Local Dirt Track is where it’s at and the countdown to Saturday April 27th’s Spring Sizzler has begun at Merrittville Speedway – the Best Family Entertainment in Niagara!

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2013 62nd  Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Rick’s Delivery, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm and visit them when you require their products and/or services.   Lucas Oil Products is one the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.   Look for Lucas Oil Products at your favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including B&C Truck Centre, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage

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Bicknell Racing Products’ Annual Open House Kicks Off 2013 Season With Chassis Giveaway

From Jim Irvine Bicknell Racing Products Public Relations – 905-685-7223,  jimirvine@cogeco.net

St. Catharines,Ontario– (November 6, 2012) Team BRP drivers continue to win more features than any other Chassis Manufacturer in Big Block Modified … 358 Modified or Sportsman in DIRTcar … RoC and everything in between.

The first win of the new season saw David Clark in Victory Lane at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Lismore Australia building all season to quite a statement at NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week in Syracuse NY where Team BRP Drivers swept not only the Fast Time Awards but Heat Wins and Futures Events in the DIRTcar Sportsman, 358 and Big Block Modified Divisions with the end result –  more than 700 wins in 2012.

Those impressive feature win totals led to 47 Track Championships and Series Titles at season’s end including Matt Sheppard becoming the first driver to win 3 straight Mr. DIRTcar Big Block Modified Titles – certainly an exclamation point to Cody McPherson earning his first career Sportsman Mr. DIRTcar Title in October. That same month Jeff Crambo and Danny Johnson earned the 2012 Race of Champions Dirt Sportsman and Modified Tour Titles while Brian Weaver took home the BRP Modified Tour Championship.

The common factor for all these successes – the BRP Chassis. Racers are taking notice as in 2012 – 190 new 2012x Cars were produced, an increase of almost 10% from 2011.

Race teams from across the Northeast looking to get a head start on the 2013 Season are invited to the annual Bicknell Racing Products Open House Saturday January 12th at the St. Catharines Ontario manufacturing and retail headquarters beginning at 9 PM.

“At BRP … customer service is a priority,” relayed Bicknell Racing Products’ Randy Williamson, “our support doesn’t stop once the sale is made … whether it’s leading up to new season … week in and week out during the summer … or at a Series event … we’ll do what it takes to help.”

FREE Seminars will begin at 10 PM. Presenters will soon be announced with topics covering driver safety, Chassis and Components trouble shooting and others hosted by leading manufacturers and suppliers and company representatives.

Numerous one day specials in conjunction with their family of suppliers will be available in addition to a FREE Lunch.

“It’s always an amazing day,” revealed Bicknell Racing Products’ Bob Slack, “it’s nice to see our customers that we don’t see all the time … Canadian and American … dirt or asphalt!”

For more than 25 years, the BRP Chassis has been the leader in Northeast Modified and Sportsman manufacturing but under Slack’s direction, leading edge technology has led to a reengineering and expansion of product lines with components applicable to Sprint Car and Late Model and asphalt oval applications alike now available.

Drivers from all forms of the sport that raced in 2012 will want to attend the one day event as new for 2013 … anyone will be eligible to win a 2013x Bicknell Racing Products Frame.

“Our customers compete in a wide variety of divisions,” prides Pete Bicknell, “ from entry level weekend warriors to professionals … we can’t thank everyone enough – drivers, car owners, crew members and team sponsors – by opening the draw to any racer … maybe it will help advance someone’s  career.”

The newest designed and manufactured Bicknell Racing Products parts will be on display in the Retail Showroom and tours of the facilities including the body fabrication, welding and machine shop departments will be provided.

Bicknell Racing Products’ St. Catharines manufacturing and retail headquarters is at 117 Cushman Road in addition to aUSlocation inNiagara FallsNew York.

For further information on Bicknell Racing Products or to find a dealer near you, call 905-685-7223, 905-685-4291 or 716-285-7502, or visit BRP on line at www.bicknellracingproducts.com or live at twitter.com/bicknellracing.

About Bicknell Racing Products

Bicknell Racing Products offers full in-house machining, welding and fabrication departments and stocks all racing products from front to rear with retail locations in St. Catharines Ontario and Western New York in addition to on line shopping for US Customers in addition to a dealer network across Canada, the United States and Australia.

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First Time Champion McPherson Joins Bicknell, Murray, Sliter & Conte As 2012 Champions At Merrittville Speedway

First Time Champion McPherson Joins Bicknell, Murray, Sliter & Conte As 2012 Champions At Merrittville Speedway

For Immediate Release from Jim IrvineMerrittville SpeedwayPublic Relations – 905-685-7223 (Winter Office), 905-984-0608 (cell) jimirvine@cogeco.net or www.twitter.com/merrittville

2012 Merrittville Speedway Champions (left to right): Hoosier Stock Champion – Rob Murray, Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Champion – Rocco Conte, Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified Champion Pete Bicknell, Original Pizza Logs Sportsman Champion – Cody McPherson, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite Champion – Josh Sliter

THOROLD, Ontario(October 27) – Merrittville Speedway’s 61st consecutive season officially came to a close with the Night of Champions Saturday October 27th – honoring the 2012 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Champions.

While Cody McPherson celebrated his 1st Career Championship in the Original Pizza Logs Sportsman DIRTcar Division – four drivers added another championship in their respective divisions to their career stats.

Josh Sliter and Rocco Conte each won their third straight Championships in the J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite and Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Divisions respectively.

For the fourth time of his career Rob Murray was honored as Hoosier Stock Champion.

In the Bobcat ofHamiltonDIRTcar 358 Modified Division – Pete Bicknell earned the title for the 22nd time of his career.

All 5 division champs earned traditional Merrittville Speedway Championship Rings and Jackets in addition to trophies and cash awards.

Merrittville’s Co-announcers Clint Geoffrey and Dana Huffman performed Masters of Ceremony duties – presenting the top 12 points finishers from the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinders, Hoosier Stocks, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites, Original Pizza Log Sportsman and the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds with point fund monies accordingly in addition to a wide variety of special awards.

Drivers in the Top 3 in each division’s point standings received Trophies as well.

Cody McPherson received top honors in the Original Pizza Log Sportsman Division for the first time in his career in his C. McPherson Jr Trucking/ Bobcat ofHamilton/ Advantage Trailers/ Maxximum Motors/Fourth AvenueDental/ Brian’s Tire Repair/ Pine View Drywall/ Turn 4 Collision and The Trap #7.

McPherson racked up 6 feature wins and finished in the Top 10 in all 16 events with 12 Top 5 finishes. McPherson’s awards also included his first King of the Crates powered by David Chevrolet Mini-Series title that earned him a $500 Gift Certificate redeemable at the Welland GM Dealer towards the purchase of a 602 Crate Engine for the 2013 Season.

’’ It was just an unreal season for us … everything went our way and just seemed to click,” said McPherson who drove for car owners Gord McIntosh Sr. and Jr.  “even on nights when things didn’t go our way – we were able to battle back and salvage a top 10. It’s great to win this for the McIntoshes … I couldn’t have done it without the help of Advantage Trailer, Bobcat of Hamilton , my dad, and Barry Robertson and everyone that helped.”

Like McPherson, each Point Champion and special award winner expressed their thanks and appreciation to the people behind their successes – families, sponsors, crew members and supporters.

Special Award winners included Rookie of The Year Award winner and second generation driver Larry Czinege while Greg Panunte won the Best Appearing Car Award. Brad Rouse also collected The Sterling Silver Award that honors Bill Willard Senior from award sponsor Ken Walsh for his August 25th Feature Win honoring the racing pioneer.

Rocco Conte collected 6 feature wins and 17 Top 10 finishes to repeat as Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Championship. Driving the Semenuk’s Esso/Northtown Machine/Joe Serianni Century 21 Real Estate/Young Automotive Professionals/Riccis Auto Service  #34c – Conte was also won the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Triple Crown Mini-Series Title.

Other special award winners in the division included Kourtney Kocarik won Rookie of the Year honors and Kyle Pelrine who won the Best Appearing Car Award.

Josh Sliter drove hisCanadianTirePortColborne/ Thurston Machine/SWS Canada/South Coast Laser/Leader Race Cars/Crutchfield Performance # 17 to his third straight championship in the J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite Division with 15 top 5 finishes including 10 feature wins.

Rookie of the Year honors went to runner up Dillan Sliter who also won the Best Appearing Car Award.

Rob Murray won his fourth career Hoosier Stock Championship in addition to the overall Duel on the Dirt Title – a mini-series amongst the Hoosier Stocks and the Pro Stocks from the Brighton (Ontario)Speedway.

Driving the Brian’s Tire/Murray Excavating/Canadian Roadside Service M1,Murraycollected 7 wins and 18 top 10 finishes.

Third generation driver Cory Turner earned Rookie of the Year honors. The Best Appearing Car Award went to Ken Sargent.

Pete Bicknell won his 22nd career Merrittville Speedway Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified Championship winning 3 Features over the course of the season that saw him finish in the Top 10 17 times in 18 events in his Lucas Oil Products/Bicknell Racing Products # 42.

Other award winners included Dave Small who won Rookie of the year honors while the Best Appearing Car Award went to Fred Carleton.

Several history-laden awards were also presented during the event.

The Ed MacPherson Construction Kelley-Winger Sportsmanship Award was presented by the Merrittville Speedway Reunion Committee to Original Pizza Logs Sportsman Veteran Rob Knapp.

The Begolo-Little Award for the most improved driver in the 358 Modified Division went to second generation driver Todd Gordon presented by former driver and Wall of Famer Jeno Begolo after he moved up 7 spots in the points from last season with 3 feature wins along the way.

The Gordie Award named after former Merrittville Announcer and Wall of Famer Gordie Wilson goes to a person, or group of people who exhibit dedication to the sport. The 2012 award was presented to Ed Curran.

The Crew Chief of Year Award named after Billy Matthews went to former racer, L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Famer and the force behind his son’s 3 three win season in the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified Division in 2012 – Doug Gordon.

The Performer of the Year Award went to Cody McPherson and perform he did. On route to his first championship … McPherson outdueled family members to win 2 events, survived a 10 caution 2 red flag feature for another victory and battled back from a flat tire to win the King of the Crates Title by a single point en route to his first overall Divisional Championship.

The B&C Truck Centre Mack Canada Driver of the Year was second year J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite Driver Derek Wagner as he was the driver that received the most points each week during the season in the Driver of the Week Award voting.

The Awards Ceremony concluded with Nancy Bicknell addressing the audience as co-owner of the famed facility.

On behalf of her husband Pete and her daughter (Merrittville GM) Erica and their partners – Randy and Tracey Williamson, Bicknell saluted the crowd and thanked everyone for their continued support throughout the 2012 Season. Plans are well underway for the upcoming 2013 season.

“Everything is starting to come together for next season,’’ informed Nancy Bicknell, “we are happy to announce that Bobcat of Hamilton is returning next season as divisional sponsors of our Modified Division … the schedule is being put together and racing season will soon be upon us once again.”

For information on Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd consecutive season as the best family entertainment in Niagara– visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com or call the Winter Office during business hours – 905-685-7223.

Merrittville Speedway’s Winter Office is located in Bicknell Racing Products,117   Cushman RoadinSt. Catharines.

Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified Division Top 12 in Points.

Pete Bicknell – 980, Mat Williamson – 966, Tim Jones – 924, Larry Lampman – 888, Travis Braun – 860,ChrisSteele – 841, Tommy Flannigan – 815, Scott Wood – 810, Todd Gordon – 794, Rick Richner – 784, Chad Chevalier – 736, Bill Bleich – 732.

Original Pizza Logs Sportsman Division Top 12 in Points.

Cody McPherson – 832, BJ Willard – 770, Greg Panunte – 756, Brad Rouse – 735, Gary Lindberg – 723, Brandon Easey – 714, Mark Chiddy – 610, Jim Johnstone – 607, Rob Knapp – 588, AdamLeslie – 580, Justin Sharp – 576, Brent Begolo – 547.

Hoosier Stock Division Top 12 in Points .

Rob Murray – 1001, Brad Sheehan – 896,ChrisCrawford – 880, Billy Hogue – 848, Jeff Dayman – 838, James Thompson – 828, Ken Sargent – 824, Pete Reid – 768, Jim Lampman – 739, Cory Turner – 696, Aaron Wiley – 682, Kevin Knapp – 671.

J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite Division Top 12 in Points.

Josh Sliter – 862, Derek Wagner – 768, Jason Corless – 716, Randy Hollingshead – 690, Kory Howe – 678, Dillon Sliter – 616, Ray Sliter, Jr. – 586, Jeff May – 530, Rick Koabel – 486, Shawn Sliter – 428, Blair Young – 394, Rob Goulding – 380.

Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Division Top 12 in Points.

Rocco Conte – 754, Tony Kelly – 668, Rob Overholt – 650, Kyle Pelrine – 618, Greg Wilson – 548, Brandon Iudiciani – 530, Mike Sadusek – 524, ChrisSheppard – 502, Garnet Wilson – 502,ChrisLaskey – 438, Jason Coutu – 477, Kourtney Kocarik – 420.

For a complete listing of the 2012 Points Standings – click on http://speednetdirect.com/points.php?track_id=8430&nav_step=results

The 2012 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions and special events was brought to fans by contingency sponsors Allstar Performance, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Diversified Machine Inc., FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Tire, Lucas Oil Products, Kirkey Racing Fabrication and Wilwood. 

Divisional, event and other partners include Lucas Oil, Turn 4 Collision, Hoosier Tire Canada, J&S Heating & Air Conditioning, Original Pizza Logs and Bobcat of Hamilton in addition to season long advertisers in alphabetical order: All Source Heat Treating, Archer Truck Services, Avondale Food Stores, B&C Truck Centre, Ball Hockey International, Baron Roofing, Bicknell Racing Products, Bieda’s Powersports, Boltworks, Brian’s Tire Repair, Bullet News Niagara, CAA Niagara, Canadian Door Doctor,  Clare’s Cycle & Sport, 610 CKTB, Club Castropignano, CMH Sales and Leasing, Dave’s Small Engines, David Chevrolet, 105.1 Ed FM, EMJ Metals, Engine Research & Development, 91.7 Giant FM, Gallagher’s Farm Market, Girdlestone Brokerage, Grantham Lions Club,  Harvey’s St. Catharines locations, Henderson’s Pharmacy, Hingston Metal Fabricators, 07.7 HTZ FM. IBEW Local 303 Niagara, K&K Insurance, Kala’s Home Hardware, Keystone Light, Little Caesars Welland,  Lococo Wholesale, Ed MacPherson Construction, McDougsall Energy, Meridian Credit Union, Miller’s Auto Recycling, Modern Landfill, Molson Coors, Mountainview Homes, MT Bellies Tap & Grillhouse, Niagara College, Niagara Drive Train, Niagara Truck ‘n Stuff, Original Pizza Logs, Pepsi, Pete’s Automotive, Performance Powder Coating, ,Piller’s, Public Metal Supply, Raceline Radio,  RK Shaver, Seaway Mall, Semenuk’s Esso, SMS Machine, Stadelmier Septic Service,  Stokes & Son Roofing, Superior PetroFuels, The Pen Centre, The Seaway Mall, Thorold Blackhawks Modern Stucco Junior B Hockey Club, VP Race Fuels, Wentworth Recycling, Z101.1 FM and Zavitz Financial Strategies. 

Join us next season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Weekly Racing Divisions featuring local heroes and up and coming new stars!  

Merrittville Speedway “The Best Family Entertainment in Niagara” 

Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem-solving additives.

Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Race fans can look for Lucas Oil Products at their favorite automotive retailer or maintenance center including the PartSource locations in Welland and St. Catharines, Drummond Home Hardware. KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage.

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Phillips, Veihdeffer & Cosco Win First Kart Championships At Merrittville

Phillips, Veihdeffer & Cosco Win First Kart Championships At Merrittville

For Immediate Release from Jim Irvine Merrittville Speedway Public Relations – 905-685-7223 (Winter Office), jimirvine@cogeco.net or www.twitter.com/merrittville

Thorold, Ontario (October 29) –Three first time champions were among the many honorees as the Merrittville Speedway Kart Club celebrated the 2012 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Season assisted by the Meridian Credit Union October 28th at rural Thorold’s Club Castropignano.

The first of 3 new champions was Kyle Phillips who won his first RCM Racing Equipment Original Pizza Logs Junior 1 Point Championship with 6 wins resulting in 744 points.

Eric Veihdeffer also earned his first Ed McPherson Construction Original Pizza Logs Junior 2 Division Title – winning 8 features over the season tallying 764 points.

Jordan Cosco topped the Superior PetroFuels Junior Restricted Flat Head Division Point Standings. En route to his first championship, Cosco won an incredible 9 straight events to total 756 points over the season.

In the Philbrick Farm Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Senior Animal Division, Jorden Peters repeated as Champion. In doing so, Peters won 10 features – amassing 768 total points.

Merrittville Speedway’s youngest group of karters – the Drummond Home Hardware Novice 1 and Tim Phillips Garage KC Auto Parts Novice 2 Divisions received Competition Awards, as they do not run for points.

Joey Usher, Joey Priestley, Carter Kish, Braeden Kish, Tyler Davidson, Chase Kish, Sophie Horton, and Donny Lampman were all presented Competition Awards.

Merrittville Speedway’s Kart Club Member Drivers shared in the more than $10,000 in cash point fund and prize awards.

Kart Body Kits were won via draws by Joey Priestley (Combined Novice), Ryleigh Sliter (Junior 1), Alex Riley (Junior 2),TylerWinger (Junior Restricted Flat Head) and Travis Majuery (Senior Animal).

All of Merrittville Speedway’s 2012 Member Drivers in attendance were eligible to win a Invertor Generator donated by Briggs and Stratton and the winner of the $ 700 prize was Tyler Davidson.

The Member Driver Draws also included prizes from Briggs Racing and Burris Tire.

A number of Specialty Awards were handed out and the winners are listed as follows.

Rookies of the Year: DaltonSlack (RCM Racing Equipment Original Pizza Logs Junior 1), Josh Cook (Ed MacPherson Construction Original Pizza Logs Junior 2), Dylan Davidson (KC Auto PartsSuperiorPetroFuels Junior Restricted Flat Head) and Michael Brunton (Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Senior Animal).

Most Improved Driver Awards

Tyler Davidson (Drummond Home Hardware Garden City Auto Complex Novice 1), Sophie Horton (KC Auto Parts Original Pizza Logs Novice 2), Shannon Grocott (RCM Racing Equipment Original Pizza Logs Junior 1), Kyle Huttenmaier (Ed MacPherson Construction Original Pizza Logs Junior 2), Tyler Winger (Superior PetroFuels Junior Restricted Flat Head) and Dylan Culp (Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Original Pizza Logs Senior Animal).

RCM Racing Equipment Sportsmanship Awards

Joey Usher (Drummond Home Hardware Garden City Auto Complex Novice 1), Brayden Wilson (Tim Phillips Garage KC Auto Parts Original Pizza Logs Novice 2), Justin Martin (RCM Racing Equipment Original Pizza Logs Junior 1), Eric Veihdeffer (Ed MacPherson Construction Original Pizza Logs Junior 2), Garry Overholt (Superior PetroFuels Junior Restricted Flat Head) andChrisWatson (Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Original Pizza Logs Senior Animal).

Pudgee – need his real name was presented the Crew Chief of the Year Award for his efforts behind his stepson Jordan Cosco’s first championship in the Junior Restricted Division.

Colleen Curvin was presented the Race Director’s Award. Curvin has been a longtime employee on both Tuesday Nights.

For further information on the 20th season of Kart Racing at Merrittville Speedway in 2013 – contact the Winter Office at 905-685-7223 or visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com.

2012 Merrittville Speedway Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series assisted by the Meridian Credit Union Final Points (16 Events) 

RCM Racing Equipment Original Pizza Logs Junior 1 Division- Kyle Phillips – 744 points, Joshua Hansen – 742, Austyn Werstroh – 704, Dalton Slack – 694, Trevor Wright – 620, Shannon Grocott – 606, Ryleigh Sliter – 596, Justin Martin – 560.

Ed MacPherson Construction Original Pizza Logs Junior 2 Division – Eric Veihdeffer – 764 points, Alex Riley – 716, Josh Cook – 692, Jacob Wilson – 680, Kyle Huttenmaier – 568,  Justin Kingsbury – 520, Kurtis Wiley – 410, Brock Steiger – 88.

Superior PetroFuels Junior Restricted Flat Head Division - Jordan Cosco – 756 points, Matt Veihdeffer – 716, Dylan Davidson – 702, Greg Kohut – 664, Trent Curtis – 644, Tyler Winger – 614, Garry Overholt – 594, Kathleen Lampman – 574, Gregory Beckett – 550, Stephen Beckett – 514, Daniel McKay – 196.

Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Original Pizza Logs Senior Animal Division – Jorden Peters – 768 points, Corey Bodman – 698, John Matthews – 666,Chris Watson – 662, Michael Brunton – 662, Travis Majuery – 656, Dylan Culp – 600, Billy Sauder – 340, Mike Journeaux – 86, Nick Herriven – 56, Martin Robinson – 44, Court Turner – 42, Bob Slack – 38. 

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS

The 2012 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series assisted by the Meridian Credit Union for Merrittville Speedway’s 7 Divisions was brought to racers by partners including Briggs Racing, Burris Tire, Tim Phillips Garage, Drummond Home Hardware, Garden City Auto Complex, Ed MacPherson Construction, RCM Racing Equipment, Bicknell Racing Products, Superior PetroFuels, Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment, Cassell Manufacturing, KC Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, Meridian Credit Union and Original Pizza Logs.

Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem-solving additives.

Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at their favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including Tim Phillips Garage, KC Auto Parts, Drummond Home Hardware inNiagara   Fallsand through RCM Racing Equipment.

 

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Four New Champions To Be Honoured At Merrittville Banquet

Four New Champions To Be Honoured At Merrittville Banquet

For Immediate Release from Jim Irvine Merrittville Speedway Public Relations

905-892-8266 jimirvine@cogeco.net  www.twitter.com/merrittville

Thorold, Ontario (September 21, 2012) In a little more than a month’s time, Merrittville Speedway will honour Race Teams from both Saturday Night Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series and Tuesday Night Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series assisted by the Meridian Credit Union with Awards Banquets – Saturday October 27th and Sunday October 28th at Club Castropignano.

The Two Thousand and Twelve Night of Champions celebrating the Thorold DIRTcar sanctioned 61st consecutive season will see Original Pizza Logs Sportsman Champion Cody McPherson honored as a first time champion – joining multi-time champions Rocco Conte, Rob Murray, Josh Sliter and Pete Bicknell in the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder, Hoosier Stock, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite and Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified Divisions.

In addition to Divisional Point Fund Awards for the Top 12 Member Drivers in each division there are a number of specialty awards that will be presented before the real celebration begins in the night club atmosphere provided by Blast Entertainment.

Tickets are $38 each and on October 28th – Doors will open at Club Castropignano at 4:30 with Dinner starting at 6.

Less than 24 hours later, the 2012 Kart Season will be celebrated with the Awards Banquet set for the same Port Robinson facility.

Sunday October 28th’s afternoon event will see three first time champions honored – Kyle Phillips, Eric Veihdeffer and Jordan Cosco in the RCM Racing Equipment Junior 1, Ed McPherson Construction Junior 2 and Superior PetroFuels Junior Restricted Original Pizza Logs Divisions.

Jorden Peters will once again be honored as two time Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Senior Animal Champion.

Special Awards will also be presented through all 7 Divisions for Member Drivers. Tickets are $16 each and for 2012 Member Drivers – a complimentary ticket is included as part of the Driver’s Membership.

Doors will open at 1:00 PM and Lunch will be served at 2.

Club Castropignano is located at1311 Egerter Roadin Port Robinson with easy access from Hwy 406 – just a short distance from theSpeedwayitself.

Tickets are available from the Speedway Office from Monday to Friday from 9 to 12 and from 1 to 5 up til Friday September 28th.

For further information call 905-892-8266 or contact Erica Bicknell-Jones via e mail at ebicknell@cogeco.net or visit the Speedway Office during Business Hours.

Beginning October 1st, Merrittville Speedway will be at it’s Winter Office located in Bicknell Racing Products,117 Cushman Road inSt. Catharines with the same hours applying.

Race Teams from both venues are reminded that Awards, Point Money and Prizes will only be available during each Banquet only.

For further information on either event and the upcoming 2013 Seasons – race fans can visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com for all the news.

Race Fans and Race Teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and on Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville).

Join us next season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Divisions with local heroes and up and coming new stars. Make your plans … call your friends and maybe even get a carpool together and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots – a night at the races is so much fun and so close to home!

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2012 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions was brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Original Pizza Logs, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm and visit them when you require their products and/or services.

Lucas Oil Products is one the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at your favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including B&C Truck Centre, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage

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Davidson Wins First Kart Feature, Three First Time Champs Declared At Merrittville

Davidson Wins First Kart Feature, Three First Time Champs Declared At Merrittville

For Immediate Release From Jim Irvine Merrittville Speedway Public Relations

905-892-8266 (Office) jimirvine@cogeco.net or www.twitter.com/merrittville

Thorold, Ontario (September 12) – In the final Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Event of 2012 – KC Auto Parts Victory Lane at Merrittville Speedway welcomed a first time winner as fourth generation racer Tyler Davidson won the Drummond Home Hardware Novice 1 Division Feature September 11th.

Three drivers would win their 8th Features of the season – Chase Kish, Joshua Hansen and Eric Veihdeffer in the Tim Phillips Garage KC Auto Parts Novice 2, RCM Racing Equipment Junior 1 and Ed MacPherson Junior 2 Divisions respectively.

In other Original Pizza Logs Burris Tire Feature action, Matthew Veihdeffer won his third Superior PetroFuels Junior Restricted Feature while Jorden Peters won his Club high 10th Feature of 2012 in the Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Senior Animal Division.

When the racing concluded and points tabulated, three first time Champions in 2012 include Kyle Phillips in the RCM Racing Equipment Junior 1 Division, Eric Veihdeffer in the Ed MacPherson Construction Junior 2 and Jordan Cosco in the Superior Petro Fuels Junior Restricted Divisions.

Jorden Peters earned his second straight title in the Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Senior Animal Division.

The Cassell Manufacturing Senior Fun Division was not in competition.

Kart Racing has now concluded for the 2012 Season at Merrittville Speedway.

Hoosier Tire Canada Heat Results

Drummond Home Hardware Original Pizza Logs Novice 1 Division – 6 laps – Heat 1 – Carter Kish, Tyler Davidson, Joey Usher, Joey Priestley. Heat 2 – Tyler Davidson, Joey Priestley, Carter Kish, Joey Usher.

Tim Phillips Garage KC Auto Parts Original Pizza Logs Novice 2 Division – 6 laps – Heat 1 – Chase Kish, Sophie Horton, Braydon Wilson, Donny Lampman, Ross Saunders.. Heat 2 – Sophie Horton, Donny Lampman, Chase Kish, Braydon Wilson, Ross Saunders .

RCM Racing Equipment Original Pizza Logs Junior 1 Division – 8 laps – Heat 1 – Joshua Hansen, Kyle Phillips, Dalton Slack, Trevor Wright, Ryleigh Sliter, Justin Martin, Shannon Grocott. DNS – Austyn Werstroh. Heat 2 – Joshua Hansen, Austyn Werstroh, Dalton Slack, Kyle Phillips, Trevor Wright, Justin Martin, Ryleigh Sliter, Shannon Grocott.

Ed MacPherson Construction Original Pizza Logs Junior 2 Division – 8 laps – Heat 1 – Josh Cook, Eric Veihdeffer, Jacob Wilson, Alex Riley, Justin Kingsbury, Kyle Huttenmaier. Heat 2 – Eric Veihdeffer, Jacob Wilson, Josh Cook, Justin Kingsbury, Alex Riley, Kyle Huttenmaier, Brock Steiger.

Superior PetroFuels Original Pizza Logs Junior Restricted Heavy Flat Head Division – 8 laps – Group 1 Heat 1 – Dylan Davidson, Jordan Cosco, Greg Kohut, Steven Beckett, Garry Overholt, Daniel McKay. Group 1 Heat 2 – Dylan Davidson, Jordan Cosco, Garry Overholt, Greg Kohut, Daniel McKay, Steven Beckett. Group 2 Heat 1 – Matthew Veihdeffer, Tyler Winger, Trent Curtis, Kathleen Lampman, Gregory Beckett. Group 2 Heat 2 – Tyler Winger, Matthew Veihdeffer, Trent Curtis, Kathleen Lampman, DNS – Gregory Beckett.

Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Original Pizza Logs Senior Animal Division – 10 laps – Heat 1 – Jorden Peters, Travis Majuery, Corey Bodman, Chris Watson, Michael Brunton, Dylan Culp. Heat 2 – Corey Bofman, Jorden Peters, Chris Watson, Micheal Brunton, Dylan Culp, John Matthews, Travis Majuery.

Burris Tire Feature Results

Drummond Home Hardware Garden City Automotive Original Pizza Logs Novice 1 Division – 7 laps – Tyler Davidson, Carter Kish, Joey Priestley, Joey Usher.

Tim Phillips Garage KC Auto Parts Original Pizza Logs Novice 2 Division – 7 laps – Chase Kish, Sophie Horton, Braydon Wilson, Donny Lampman, Ross Saunders.

RCM Racing Equipment Cassell Manufacturing Original Pizza Logs Junior 1 Division – 15 laps – Joshua Hansen, Dalton Slack, Austyn Werstroh, Trevor Wright, Ryleigh Sliter, Shannon Grocott, Justin Martin..

Ed MacPherson Construction Original Pizza Logs Junior 2 Division – 15 laps – Eric Veihdeffer, Josh Cook, Jacob Wilson, Alex Riley, Justin Kingsbury, Kyle Huttenmaier, Brock Steiger.

Superior PetroFuels Original Pizza Logs Junior Restricted Heavy Flathead Division – 15 laps – Matthew Veihdeffer, Tyler Winger, Greg Kohut, Jordan Cosco, Kathleen Lampman, Trent Curtis, Dylan Davidson, Garry Overholt, Gregory Beckett, Daniel McKay, Steven Beckett.

Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Original Pizza Logs Senior Animal Division – 20 laps – Jorden Peters, John Matthews, Travis Majuery,Corey Bodman, Michael Brunton, Chris Watson, Dylan Culp.

Point Standings

Drummond Home Hardware
2012 Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series Novice 1 Division – (15)
* – denotes Burris Tire Feature Win
11-Sep
Tyler Davidson # 73 * 1
Carter Kish # 9 ***** 2
Joey Priestley # 66 3
Joey Usher # 01 4
Tucker Wood # 27 ** –
Braeden Kish # 19 ******* –
Cole Ferri # 1F * –
Elliot Slack # 11 –

Tim Phillips Garage
KC Auto Parts
2012 Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series Novice 2 Division – (16)
* – denotes Burris Tire Feature Win
11-Sep
Chase Kish # 99 ******** 1
Sophie Horton # 31x ** 2
Brayden Wilson # 24 * 3
Donny Lampman # 28 ** 4
Ross Sanders # 18 * 5
Wyatt Seburn # 31 ** –
Sydney Mazur # 11 –
Dawson Mazur # 12 –

RCM Racing Equipment
Original Pizza Logs
2012 Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series Junior 1 Division – (16)
* – denotes Burris Tire Feature Win
Final
Kyle Phillips # 21 ****** 744
Joshua Hansen # 88 ******** 742
Austyn Werstroh # 71 * 704
Dalton Slack # 8s * 694
Trevor Wright # 09 620
Shannon Grocott # 7 606
Ryleigh Sliter # 6 596
Justin Martin # 20 560

Ed MacPherson Construction
Original Pizza Logs
2012 Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series Junior 2 Division (16)
* – denotes Burris Tire Feature Win
Final
Eric Veihdeffer # 18V ******** 764
Alex Riley # 17 ***** 716
Josh Cook # 8 * 692
Jacob Wilson # 17J 680
Kyle Huttenmaier # 20 568
Justin Kingsbury # 18K 520
Kurtis Wiley # 7W * 410
Brock Steiger # 22 88

Superior PetroFuels
Original Pizza Logs
2012 Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series Junior Flat Head Division – (16)
* – denotes Burris Tire Feature Win
Final
Jordan Cosco # 17c ********* 756
Matthew Veihdeffer # 81v *** 716
Dylan Davidson # 73 **** 702
Greg Kohut # 24 664
Trent Curtis # Z8 644
Tyler Winger # 4 614
Gary Overholt # 13 594
Kathleen Lampman # 29K 574
Gregory Beckett # 20 550
Stephen Beckett # 08 514
Daniel McKay # 13M 196

Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment
Wilder Racing Engines
2012 Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series Senior Animal Division – (16)
* – denotes Burris Tire Feature Win
Final
Jorden Peters # 1J ********** 768
Corey Bodman # 27B ** 698
John Matthews # 4 * 666
Chris Watson # 07 * 662
Michael Brunton # 44 * 662
Travis Majuery # 37 656
Dylan Culp # 38 * 600
Billy Sauder # 9 340
Mike Journeaux # 73 86
Nick Herriven # 28 56
Martin Robinson # 98 44
Court Turner # 44T 42
Bob Slack # 54 38

Join us in 2013 on a Tuesday Night for a Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series Event featuring SEVEN Kart Weekly Racing Divisions and the stars of tomorrow today!

Many of Merrittville’s Saturday night Stock Car Stars got their starts in Kart Racing including Lampman, Steele, Wood, Wutzke, Bicknell, D’Ilario, Chevalier, Williamson, Klager, Tallman, Mastroianni, Small, Conte, Leslie, Bleich, Pierce, Robbins and Small.

Your Local DIRT track is where it’s at!! Merrittville Speedway “The Best Family Entertainment in Niagara”

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS
The 2012 Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 7 Divisions was brought to racers by partners including the Drummond Home Hardware, Tim Phillips Garage, Ed MacPherson Construction, RCM Racing Equipment, Cassell Manufacturing, Hoosier Tire Canada, Bicknell Racing Products, Superior PetroFuels, Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment, Briggs & Stratton, KC Auto Parts, Original Pizza Logs and Burris Tire.

Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem-solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at their favorite automotive retailer or repair centre including the B&C Truck Centre in Port Colborne, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, Tim Phillips Garage and through RCM Racing Equipment.

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Hils Wins Enduro At Merrittville Speedway

Hils Wins Enduro At Merrittville Speedway

For Immediate Release       from Jim Irvine          Merrittville Speedway Public Relations

905-892-8266 (Office), jimirvine@cogeco.net or www.twitter.com/merrittville

Thorold, Ontario (September 10, 2012) Merrittville Speedway’s 2012 Season came to a smashing end Sunday September 9th with Glen Hils winning the 100 lap Grantham Lions Enduro accelerated by Niagara College. An added event between the Freestyle Monster Truck performances by Aftershock and Krazy Train was a Backwards Enduro with Brian Pattison the winner of the 25 lap Event.

Zavitz Financial Strategies Qualifier # 1 Winner Ken McLeod led almost 70 cars to the initial green flag before Miller’s Auto Recyclers Qualifier # 3 Lee Hils took control in Turn 2.

Hils and the field were slowed on lap 19 for a red flag to clear some stranded cars with Hils himself becoming stranded on lap 29 after dropping from top spot and pulling in the infield.

Glen Hils was now the leader until another red flag stopped the event on lap 40 after Chris Dama rolled his car just before the start finish line.

With the unofficial top three at this stage Hils, Steven D’Amrio and Karl Sault – Hils set the pace until a red on lap 51 for track maintenance. When action resumed it appeared that Robert Whiteman was out front but a check with the scorers found Hils to be in control on the field.

Hils almost met with disaster in Turn 2 of lap 82 after having to take invasive action to avoid a spinning car. Hils caught some serious air time with at least 2 wheels off the track but quickly was back to speed.

Two red flags in the closing laps slowed the field – the second after a car went hard into the Turn 4 Safety Barriers.

The final track maintenance session proved interesting for the field with the watering making handling difficult.

Especially for Hils.

While he was out front of the field behind the substitute CMH Sales and Leasing Pace Vehicle for the day under caution – coming to take the green flag – Hils lost about 10 positions.

Hils had lapped much of the field over the race but would he have enough of a lead at the conclusion of the 100 lap event?

While he was celebrating as the unofficial winner a review of scoring sheets confirmed his $1,000 win. Hils had won the 100 for the first time in 2010.

Karl Sault, pole sitter Ken McLeod, 11th starter Tim Farrell and 17th starter Robert Whiteman rounded out the Top 5.

The 25 lap Backwards Race had regular Hoosier Stock Competitor Ken Sargent out front at the start before Dwayne Meduc control. Fresh from his 4th place finish in the 100, Tim Farrell quickly took control with another 100 competitor – Max Chechalk closing in on the leader.

Chechalk – who won the Boltworks Canada Day Enduro Qualifier # 2 eventually pulled alongside Farrell and edged his trunk ahead to take the lead on lap 11 – just as Farrell’s car went up in smoke.

Chechalk would also fall off the pace on lap 15 with James Mercer the new leader. Mercer had spun around several times during the event and eventually backed his car into a spinning Sargent.

With Doug Raye taking over top spot – the event went under a red flag after Mercer needed medical attention in the infield. After catching his breath, Mercer would eventually walk back into the pit area under his own power.

Raye was back out front when action resumed until Brian Pattison took control. All the cars on left in the event were at least a lap down to the leaders who kept dropping out of the event.

Would the same fate strike Pattison?

With two laps to go, Pattison’s car would fall victim to a flat left rear tire but it only seemed to make him better in the final two laps.

After taking the checkered flag, Pattison kept to the event rules and backed his car into Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

Merrittville Speedway would like to thank Thorold Auto Parts for their assistance and help by providing the vehicles for the performances by Aftershock and Krazy Train.

For further information on the 2013 Grantham Lions Enduro Qualifiers or 100 lap Enduro – call the Speedway Office at 905-892-8266 or visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com during the off season.

Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville).

Join us next season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Divisions with local heroes and up and coming new stars. Make your plans … call your friends and maybe even get a carpool together and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots – a night at the races is so much fun and so close to home!

Your Local Dirt Track is where it’s at … Merrittville Speedway – The Best Family Entertainment in Niagara!

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2012 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions was brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Original Pizza Logs, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm and visit them when you require their products and/or services.

Lucas Oil Products is one the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives.

Through innovative product research and development along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at your favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including B&C Truck Centre, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage.

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