L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame Inductions continues to celebrate Merrittville’s History
Jim Irvine Merrittville Speedway Public Relations 905-892-8266 … firstname.lastname@example.org or www.twitter.com/merrittville
The Lucas Oil Slick Mist Family of Car Care products are set to assist Merrittville Speedway’s Reunion Committee in welcoming back many old friends Saturday July 13th when the Thorold track celebrates it’s 62nd Anniversary Season.
Once again hosted by Merrittville Speedway’s Reunion Committee headed by Chairmen Rick Kavanagh, the night salutes 62 years of dirt racing excitement at one of Canada’s oldest race tracks in addition to the annual Inductions into the L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame.
“As we race towards the 65th Season and beyond,” anticipates Committee Chairman Rick Kavanagh, “we look forward to meeting with our former drivers and alumni … to catch up and reminisce … we couldn’t do it without L. St. Amand Enterprises … Lucas Oil and CAA Niagara.”
The Reunion Committee is also made up of former drivers - Jeno
Begolo, Ted Renshaw Terry Huffman and it’s newest member – Bill
Willard Jr. as well as Mark Swartz and the Speedway’s Erica
Bicknell-Jones and Jim Irvine. Kavanagh is the son of former
The Reunion Committee has made their selections for the 2013 Wall of Fame and like since the start – each year’s honorees do not find out until Reunion night.
A huge part of the night is all the reminiscing that takes place in celebration of the track’s now 62 consecutive seasons. The Drivers of the past enjoy meeting with the fans of today – many that can remember the early days of the sport. Just as drivers today can be second or third generation, so too are some fans.
Prior to race time race fans can look forward to meeting many of the families that have been integral in the success of the sport with a Generations Display along the L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame. Current generations will have their 2013 Race Cars on display next to their elder’s Wall of Fame Induction Signs.
Up until November of last year, L. St. Amand Enterprises had 2
major divisions including Landscape Supply and the Auto & Truck
division that Bob St. Amand Jr. now owns as a stand alone
company and has became St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair
Specializing in all aspects of Landscape Supply & Service, L. St. Amand Enterprises offers an excavating, trucking and backhoe service and complete landscape installations. In addition to lawn maintenance programs they carry complete lines of specialty garden soils and mulches, stone, sand, natural stone, precast walls and interlocking brick in any quantity available for pick up or delivery.
A bulk material spreader service that allows the material to be
put where it is needed is available. Flatbed and forklift
services are also available.
For further information on L. St. Amand Enterprises - visit
their location at
The Merrittville Speedway L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame includes inaugural members Ivan Little and Jeno Begolo in addition to Bill Willard Sr., Don Ledingham, Bruce Swartz, Bryant Irvine, Bruce VanDyke, Bob Davidson Sr., George Treanor, Gordy Wilson, Stan Friesen and Kurt Uhl and their families, Ray Stevens, Wimpy Nicholls, Fred Hurst, Murray Stricker, Bob St. Amand Sr., Tommy Cook, Bill Rafter, Terry Edwards, Jack Munn, George Winger, Jerry Winger, Jimmy Binks, Ed Ortiz, Harvey Hainer Sr., Orville Kelley, Davey Moore, Mike Zajac, Cam Gagliardi, Bob MacPherson, Jack Gatecliffe, Ken Kavanagh and Bill Russell and their families, John Marino and George Cullen and their families, Mel Swart, Henry Shivak, Lyndon Wood, the Deagle Brothers – Denny, Don and Larry, Hughie Tripp, Harvey Hainer, Jr. Tammy Willard, Dave Halliwell, Gary Saunders, Howard Disher, Doug Gordon , Alan Willard, Bob Hatt, Chris Ricker, Bill Willard Jr., Bobby Fisher and the 2012 Inductees – Harry Vanderzanden and Harry Sittler.
The 2013 Induction Ceremonies into the L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame are scheduled to take place just before race time on the CAA Stage. Racing will feature the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 50 Jerry Winger Memorial for the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds plus regular events for all 4 Divisions plus Vintage Race Cars.
Lucas Oil Nostalgia Night at Merrittville Speedway begins when the Great Clips Grandstand Ticket Office Opens at 5:30. Showtime is 7PM.
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.
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
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