Ball Hockey International Night
Kicks off First Double-header of
2013 at Merrittville with
Rankin Cancer Run Night 

Jim Irvine Merrittville Speedway Public Relations 905-892-8266 … or

For race fans of all ages – there’s no better way to kick off the first Holiday double-header of the new season than a Saturday Night at Merrittville Speedway.

On May 18th - Ball Hockey International will present the 5 Division Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Program – the first of two events celebrating the Victoria Day long weekend with action returning Monday May 20th.

“For more than 60 years,” informs (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “a night at the races is so much fun … there’s something for everyone … from the excitement of the on track action to the family friendly atmosphere through-out the facility.

BHi offers Outdoor Ball Hockey Fun for male and female participants. For children and adults alike now is the time to register for upcoming sessions.

BHI Welland, (located on the campus of Niagara College) and BHI St. Catharines, (located on the Welland Canal Parkway) are open to residents of all ages from across Niagara. Locations can also be found in Brantford, London and Cambridge.

Registration fees are very affordable for all age groups and equipment costs and requirements are minimal. Between the two locations more than 6,000 individuals take part – divided between more than 170 teams in league play.

For further information call the St. Catharines location at 905-682-2835 or in Welland at 905-734-1040 or visit with them at and at Merrittville Speedway May 18th.

"It seems everyone is touched by cancer. It's taking over," informs Mary Ann Edwards, Rankin Cancer Run Director. "That's why the money has to stay here in Niagara."

The Rankin Cancer Run is all for Niagara. Every single dollar raised helps local cancer patients - get involved, have fun and make a difference right here in our community.

"It's our passion beyond description. We live and breathe this run every single day," said Edwards.

Last year’s Rankin Cancer Run raised $725,000 for cancer treatment in the Niagara Region. All the money is donated to local programs and organizations including Niagara Health System sites, Wellspring Niagara, Hospice Niagara, and West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

The Rankin Cancer Run is a 1K 5K Walk /Run that starts from the Grantham Lions Park and will take you through the Port Weller area of St. Catharines including the picturesque canal pathway system.

For further information – click on to learn more about the Rankin Cancer Run. Additional information on how to join in or to make an online donation can be also be found at

The Rankin Cancer Run Committee would be grateful to have you join in on 2013’s event for a special morning, where we honor, remember and celebrate. Walk or run, 1 km or 5 km. It will be a like memory. Together we are making a difference.

Join us Saturday May 18th for the 5 Division Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Event presented by Ball Hockey International. Showtime is 7:00 PM. Gates open at 5:30.

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.

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 (

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 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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