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With Merrittville Speedway’s Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Race Teams coming off one of the busiest stretches of the season, members of the Grantham Lions Kids Club have no doubt been busy as well – preparing for Saturday August 10th’s Annual Box Car Races.

CMH Sales and Leasing will present the event that will feature kids in their own creations on their own track on the front stretch in addition to action in all 5 Stock Car Divisions as well.

“Every year the kids are more and more creative,” prides (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “we’ll have 3 age groups and one entry will be picked as best of show!” Box car racing affords the opportunity for all kids – not just the members of the Grantham Lions Kids Club to race on the front-stretch of the d-shaped oval with very little cost or work.

 All you need is a box … put a hole in the top for their body to fit through … paint and decorate it like your favorite race car and you’re ready to race.  

For 2013’s event once again … parents will become more involved as the children start at one end of the track, run to a predetermined point where their adult crew member is waiting. The crew member takes a shoe off, puts the shoe back on -simulating a pit stop with a tire change.  

Once the pit work is completed, the child runs back to the original starting point with the winners receiving a trophy.   “This is a great chance for the parent and child to work together,” adds Kid’s Club Director Mike Barnett, “they can build their box together and then work together in the race … we saw some great teamwork and strategy last season for sure.” “It’s shaping up to be quite a night,” boasts Bicknell-Jones, “our 5 stock car divisions and the kid’s Box Car races … if there’s a night not to miss this season – it’s this one!.”

Kids wishing to enter the Box Car Races can find all the rules and regulations by clicking on CMH Sales & Leasing is your Niagara based Used Car Superstore! CMH’s dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians will make your auto shopping experience fun, easy and financially advantageous.

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CMH Sales & Leasing Help a Child Smile Night at Merrittville Speedway begins when the Great Clips Grandstand Ticket Office opens at 5:30. Showtime is 7PM. Further information is available by calling the Speedway Office at 905-892-8266.

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Consecutive Season in 2013 – visit Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book ( Speedway) and Twitter ( Merrittville Speedway is located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold.

For directions click on or call 905-892-8266 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 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 . 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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