Monday November 4, 2013

Slack, Hansen, Davidson and Bodman honored
as 20th Anniversary Kart Champions    

 

Karters and their Awards

Three first time champions were among the many honorees as the Merrittville Speedway Kart Club celebrated the 2013 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Season Sunday November 3rd at rural Thorold’s Club Castropignano.  

The first of three 20th Anniversary Champions was Dalton Slack who won his first RCM Racing Equipment Performance Manufacturing Junior 1 Point Championship with 10 wins resulting in 824 points.  

Joshua Hansen also earned his first Ed McPherson Construction Performance Manufacturing Junior 2 Division Title - winning 15 features over the season tallying 840 points.  

Dylan Davidson topped the Superior PetroFuels Performance Manufacturing Junior Restricted Flat Head Division Point Standings. en route to his first championship in the division, Davidson won 7 Features to total 802 points over the season.  

In the Philbrick Farm Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Performance Manufacturing Senior Animal Division, Corey Bodman won his 2nd career title winning 8 features and totaling 814 points.  

Each of the 20th Anniversary Champions will receive custom jackets from Burris Racing.  

Divisional Champions

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 Priestley, Jaedon Lawson, Kensey Kruchka, Braden Keus, Tyler Davidson, Braeden Kish, Carter Kish, Tucker Wood, Shane Keagan and Davis Grocott 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.  

All of Merrittville Speedway’s 2013 Member Drivers in attendance were eligible to win a Invertor Generator donated by Briggs and Stratton and the winner of the $ 800 prize was Austyn Werstroh.

Sophie Horton was the winner of a Custom Helmet Paint Job courtesy of Buzzbomb Race Paint while Braden Keus took home a new Helmet provided by Rev’s Full Throttle Powersports.  

The Member Driver Draws also included prizes from Performance Manufacturing, Slack Karts, RLV Tuned Exhaust Products, Priestley Cut Tires, Buzzbomb Race Paint, Rev’s Full Throttle Powersports, RCM Racing Equipment and Burris Tire.  

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

Rookies of the Year:   Anthony Kelly (RCM Racing Equipment Performance Manufacturing Junior 1), Joshua Hansen. (Ed MacPherson Construction Performance Manufacturing Junior 2), Alex Riley (KC Auto Parts Superior PetroFuels Performance Manufacturing Junior Restricted Flat Head) and Kathleen Lampman (Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Performance Manufacturing Senior Animal).  

 Most Improved Driver Awards: Jaedon Lawson (Drummond Home Hardware Performance Manufacturing Novice 1), Shane Keagan (Tim Phillips Garage KC Auto Parts Performance Manufacturing Novice 2), Ryleigh Sliter (RCM Racing Equipment Performance Manufacturing Junior 1), Trevor Wright (Ed MacPherson Construction Performance Manufacturing Junior 2), Tyler Winger, (Superior PetroFuels Performance Manufacturing Junior Restricted Flat Head) and Garry Overholt (Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Performance Manufacturing Senior Animal).  

RCM Racing Equipment Sportsmanship Awards: Chase Kish (RCM Racing Equipment Performance Manufacturing Junior 1),  Shannon Grocott (Ed MacPherson Construction Performance Manufacturing Junior 2), Jacob Wilson (Superior PetroFuels Performance Manufacturing Junior Restricted Flat Head) and Dylan Culp (Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Performance Manufacturing Senior Animal).  

Bob Slack was presented the Crew Chief of the Year Award for his efforts behind his son Dalton Slack’s first championship in the Junior 1 Division. Slack – a third generation of a family rich in the Stock Car Racing Circles has made a name for himself as a former Kart Racer and Chassis manufacturer.  

Jim Irvine was presented the Race Director’s Award.  

The Afternoon event concluded with Race Director David Sim introducing Jeff Riley as the new Race Director for the 2014 Season.  

For further information on Kart Racing at Merrittville Speedway in 2014 - contact the Winter Office at 905-685-7223 or visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. Incoming Race Director Jeff Riley can also be reached via e mail at merrittvillekartclub@hotmail.com.  

013 Merrittville Speedway Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Final Points (16 Events)  

RCM Racing Equipment Performance Manufacturing Junior 1 Division- Dalton Slack – 824 points, Kyle Phillips – 808, Anthony Kelly – 714, Ryleigh Sliter – 688, Chase Kish – 674, Sophie Horton – 664, Donny Lampman – 654, Nathan Boisvert - 598.  

Ed MacPherson Construction Performance Manufacturing Junior 2 Division – Joshua Hansen – 840 points, Austyn Werstroh – 742, Trevor Wright – 732, Justin Kingsbury – 684, Shannon Grocott – 656,  Randy Giroux – 650, Brock Steiger – 610, Tyler Wichert – 606, Justin Martin – 552.  

Superior PetroFuels Performance Manufacturing Junior Restricted Flat Head Division – Dylan Davidson – 802 points, Tyler Winger – 784, Alex Riley – 726, Stephen Beckett – 720, Jacob Wilson & Daniel McKay – 672 (tie).  

Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Performance Manufacturing Senior Animal Division - Corey Bodman – 814, John Matthews – 776, Chris Watson – 738, Travis Majuery – 708, Dylan Culp – 694, Kathleen Lampman & Garry Overholt – 648 (tie) .  

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2013 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 7 Divisions was brought to racers by partners including Performance Manufacturing, Briggs Racing, Burris Tire, Tim Phillips Garage, Drummond Home Hardware, Ed MacPherson Construction, RCM Racing Equipment, Bicknell Racing Products, Superior PetroFuels, Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment, Cassell Manufacturing and KC Auto Parts.   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 in Niagara Falls and through RCM Racing Equipment.  

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