J&S Heating and Air Conditioning
presents International Championship
Triple Header finale weekend –
3 Big Events offer something for
every race fan       


The 62nd Season Triple Header Finale at Merrittville Speedway is upon us and with it comes quite an array of events that make up the J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Weekend that kicks off Friday September 6th and concludes Sunday September 8th.  

While the tripleheader is anchored by the two day International Modified Lite Championship Weekend for the Modified Lites, also in the spotlight are the 4 Cylinder Cars … and Trucks in addition to the Hoosier Stocks on the Opening Night.   The Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Cars and the Pro 4 Trucks will thrill Full-fendered fans in addition to a 25 lap Street Stock Event Friday Night – setting up the Duel on the Dirt Big 6 Series on Saturday Night.  

Saturday Night’s 50 lap $1000 to win Event will see the Hoosier Stocks of Team Merrittville take on the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks that call the Brighton Speedway home in the first of two combined events to decide the Duel on the Dirt Big 6 Series.  

Saturday Night’s program is the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series with a 50 lap Event expected to draw top Sportsman Teams from across the Northeast. Merrittville’s own Brad Rouse tops the point standings prior to having Track Bonus points added with another Saturday Night Star Boyd MacTavish in third. Justin Sharp – the most recent extra distance event winner is in 12th spot.  

The 62nd Season comes to a close in a Sunday Afternoon Tradition  – Smash-o-rama!.   The 100 lap Enduro accelerated by Niagara College will join Monster Trucks After Shock and Crazy Train.   “It’s quite an exciting end to the season,” reveals (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “race fans won’t want to miss a night or afternoon …. There’s no other event that draws such a diverse field of Modified Lites … the Street Stocks also put on quite a show as do the Sportsman and then Sunday … you’ve never seen anything like it … the Enduro is like a traffic jam on the QEW … only with no rules.”  

The Annual Modified Lite International Championship for the Mod Lites attracts some of the best Drivers from across the United States - the States of Iowa, Texas, South Carolina, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Ohio and others have been represented over the years including a pre-entry this year from California.   The invaders of course will challenge Merrittville Speedway’s regular J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite Members that compete weekly at the Thorold track.  

14 years ago, Jim Varble, the then president of the NYDCA, set the groundwork for a special night to showcase the Classic Division each fall.   When Lee Webber won two Merrittville Speedway Points Championships, he also served as treasurer of the club and his wife Rose Marie was an integral part of both as well. Rose Marie was diagnosed with cancer and after a courageous battle, succumbed to the disease.   Fellow driver Wally Billing was a good friend of both Lee and Rose and wanted to honor Rose by making the International Race a memorial to her and for 10 years her memory was celebrated.  

“We’re proud to host this event that will pit the best Street Stockers from across Ontario,” boasts Bicknell-Jones, “it will definitely compliment the Modified Lite teams that visit us as well … and with the Sportsmen Super DIRT Series … the pit area will be at capacity at each event.”   Beginning Friday, there is free camping and parking all weekend long.   Showtime Friday and Saturday Nights is at 7:00 after the gates open at 5:30.

For Sunday’s Enduro – the Grandstand opens at 11:00 with the first event set for 1 PM.   J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, locally owned and operated, was founded in 1956 and are proud to have served the Niagara Region for more than 50 years.  

J&S is a company dedicated to the proper service, maintenance and installation of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment with systems for both residential and commercial customers. With a full staff of highly skilled mechanics and technicians who are specialists in the field, J&S’s reputation has been built on providing quality and value to customers.  

Let J&S Heating and Air Conditioning make sure your heating system is in top working order BEFORE the cold weather hits. We've already had a taste of what fall has in store for us. Don't get left out in the cold! Book your pre-season heating system clean & check today!   For further heating and cooling information, call 905-682-9287 or visit http://www.jandsheatingandair.ca/en  

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).

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 . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm 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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