2014 Championship Chase to start
cooking on Pinty’s Delicious Foods Night


With the winter that Merrittville Speedway’s Race Fans and Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Race Teams have endured … the 2014 Championship Chase Kick Off is surely an event that everyone can’t wait for …seeing some new drivers and everyone in new cars and a chance to welcome one of the Thorold DIRTcar sanctioned facility’s newest sponsors.

Pinty’s Delicious Foods have been an official partner of NASCAR in Canada for several years and in 2014 look forward to Saturday May 3rd’s Championship Chase Kick Off that gets the 63rd Season underway. “Merrittville fans are all about close racing, great food and having fun with family and friends,” anticipates Tony Spiteri, Vice President of Marketing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, “DIRTcar Racing and Pinty’s are the perfect partners; Merrittville is in the business of entertainment and Pinty’s is in the business of eatertainment. During our event, our goal is to bring two great Canadian traditions together; sharing great chicken fingers and watching races with family and friends.”

In 2013, Merrittville Fans witnessed some special events with Kyle Pelrine and Kevin Knapp winning their first career Points Championships in the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder and Hoosier Stock Divisions respectively. With Pelrine making the move to the Hoosier Stocks the 4 Cylinder Division Title will be wide open.

Josh Sliter has already got a head start on his 2014 Season in Florida back in February and most recently in Australia as he attempts to earn his 5th Championship in the J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite Division.

In the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division – second generation driver Cody McPherson will be looking for a three-peat after taking home the title the last two seasons.

What can you say about Pete Bicknell? The now 23-time Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified Champion is primed for another season and another title in his history-laden career.  

Pinty’s Delicious Foods include two popular labels – the Eat Well Family of Products and the Pub and Grub Products. The defending champions and their fellow drivers agree that when they are out on the track there is no compromise. Being a race car driver requires focus and determination. Off the track, it’s about living well. Pinty’s Eat Well helps you live well without compromise. Gluten free … no artificial colors or flavor and an excellent source of protein. It’s like taste and a nutritious lifestyle have happily come together. Pinty’s Eat Well – Live Well … Eat Well … Be Well! The tradition of premium poultry products with the Pinty’s Name attached goes back over 70 years, when in 1943 Ed Pintwala opened Pinty’s Poultry Limited with the first plant processing up to 60,000 chickens a week. After expanding the production facilities three times through the 1990’s, a joint venture was extablished in 1999 that continues to see Port Colborne Poultry as one of Pinty’s largest suppliers.

Today, Pinty’s is a Canadian food manufacturer with operations in Paris, Oakville and Port Colborne with headquarters in Burlington. Pinty’s employs over 400 team members marketing and manufacturing Pinty’s Eat Well and Pub and Grub Products. Pinty’s is an official partner or partner of NASCAR, NFL, CFL, Toronto Blue Jays, Eugenie Bouchard, (WTA Tennis) and Team Homan, (Canadian Curling Association) and Merrittville Speedway.

Look for Pinty’s Eat Well and Pub and Grub products at your favorite grocery store or click on http://www.pintys.com/wheretobuy 

Race Fans and Teams can also visit Pinty’s at http://www.pintys.com/ or on Face Book (Facebook.com/pintysfoods) and Twitter (twitter.com/pintysfoods)..  

“We can’t wait to welcome our Fans and Teams back for another season,” said (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “we saw some exciting racing last year from start to finish and to kick off 2014 with one of our newest supporters is great news!”

Gates will open Saturday May 3rd for the Pinty’s Delicious Foods Championship Chase Kick Off at 5:30 with Show Time at 7:00.

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 63rd Consecutive Season in 2014 – 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). To reach Merrittville Speedway during the off season – call the Winter Office at 905-685-7223 or via e mail – ebicknell@cogeco.net.

Join us this 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 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 26th’s Seaway Mall 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 was 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 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.   Race fans can look for Lucas Oil Products at their favorite automotive retailer or maintenance center including Drummond Home Hardware. KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage.

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