Performance Mfg
For Immediate Release - From Jim Irvine Merrittville Public Relations
905-685-7223 (Winter Office)

Thorold, Ontario (January 25, 2013) – With the 20th Anniversary Kart Season about 3 months away and counting down, Merrittville Speedway is excited to announce that Performance Manufacturing has become the new Division Co-sponsor of each Tuesday Night Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Division.  

“Both Tim and Jodi have been longtime supporters of the Southern Ontario and Western New York Karting community,” said (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “their sons Ben and Nick are former Champions and Performance Manufacturing has supported many of our special events over the years … we welcome them in their new increased commitment to Kart Racing at Merrittville!”.”

Performance Manufacturing Corp. operates as a precision machine shop specializing in design, CNC machining, fabrication and welding. The bulk of the company's work centers on the design and production of go kart parts as well as the Slack Go Kart Chassis. The company also provides products and services to a wide variety of industries from the medical research field to farm tools and machinery.

Performance Manufacturing was established by partners Jody Herriven and Tim Werth as a precision machine shop in 2001. Pursuing their interest in the sport of go karting, the two designed and produced their first go kart parts for sale within the company's first year. Performance Manufacturing currently lists over 400 parts in the latest catalog. To order your catalog – click on After two years as the exclusive American distributor of the Slack Chassis, Performance Manufacturing purchased Slack Performance Karts from Bob Slack in 2004. The Slack Chassis continues to change with new models to provide higher quality, greater speed, and to become more user friendly.

Using a “hands on” approach toward the development and production of all parts ensures the high-quality workmanship and service that have become a hallmark of the company. Performance Manufacturing also provides custom work for your special needs. If you are in the market for a custom design or part, the PMI staff can work with you to make that a reality. Contact Performance Manufacturing and Slack Performance Karts at 716-735-3500 … stop by their location at 80 Telegraph Road in Middleport New York or visit their websites at or . You can also follow the company on Face Book at

Performance Manufacturing joins Drummond Home Hardware, Tim Phillips Garage, RCM Racing Equipment, Ed MacPherson Construction, Superior PetroFuels, Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment, Cassell Manufacturing, and KC Auto Parts as Divisional Sponsors. “We are so excited about our 20th season of Kart Racing,” prided Bicknell-Jones, “Performance Manufacturing’s involvement is sure to contribute to the success of both our veterans and rookies alike in 2013 and in the years to come.”

The 20th Anniversary Season for each Performance Manufacturing Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Division kicks off with the first of two Practice Nights Tuesday April 23rd.

For the complete 2013 Schedule click on .For further information on Kart Racing at Merrittville Speedway contact the Winter Office at 905-685-7223 or visit

Join us in 2013 on a Tuesday Night for a 20th Anniversary 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 2013 Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 7 Divisions is brought to racers by partners including Performance Manufacturing, 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 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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