Start of Pen Centre Race Car
Show means countdown to Merrittville’s 62nd Season
shifting into high gear          

For Immediate Release - From Erica Bicknell-Jones, General Manager
905-685-7223 (Winter Office)

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

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 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

 Join us during our 20th Annual Season in 2013 on a Tuesday Night for a Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Event featuring SEVEN Kart Weekly Racing Divisions and the stars of tomorrow today!  On a Saturday Night … a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT features 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"  

The 2013 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 7 Divisions is brought to racers by partners including the 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, Wilder Racing Engines and Burris Tire.   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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