5th Annual Bob St. Amand Senior Memorial presented by St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair and L. St. Amand Enterprises features 100 lap Big Block Modified
Super DIRTcar Series Main Event 

 

If you have been following the Big Block Super DIRTcar Series in 2014 … you might now that the next event on the schedule is Monday August 4th and the 5th Annual Bob St. Amand Sr. 100 at Merrittville Speedway.

Race fans and especially race teams will see quite an event presented by St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair and L. St. Amand Enterprises  … friends of the family and the local business community are all involved   “What can we say,” relates (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “the entire racing community has rallied around Bob’s family once again … it is shaping up to be the event of the summer!”   “It’s something he would liked to have been a part of,” prided Bob St. Amand Jr., “Merrittville drivers … and visitors alike … the drivers all meant so much to him … everyone in the family is doing their part.”  

While the family-run companies are sponsoring the event – it is inviting everyone to take on a challenge and participate in many rewarding levels that are available.   “We’re proud to announce that all laps have been sponsored,” reveals (Bob Sr.’s granddaughter) Brooke St. Amand, “the response for the 100, Hoosier Stocks continues to overwhelm us.”  

To view an up to date listing of lap and major sponsor packages click on http://merrittville.proboards.com/thread/4004/bob-st-amand-memorial-100  

“With the event almost here there are limited sizes available in Bob Sr. T Shirts,” added Heather St. Amand, “you can pick yours up at the front gate leading up to race day while they last but don’t wait until it’s too late.

 This year’s shirts also honors the late Jimmy Hatt who we lost to cancer this spring.”   “The support of our major sponsor packages has been tremendous as well,” added Bob Jr., “ it all goes back to the race teams … race fans and companies alike have stepped forward.”  

Bob St. Amand Senior was Merrittville Speedway’s 1972 Modified Points Champion the very first year the Speedway hosted the event now ran in his memory. St. Amand  was inducted into the L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame by the Merrittville Speedway Reunion Committee in 2002.   When he retired from racing – he became Merrittville Speedway’s Pit Steward – a position he held right up to his passing in 2010.   Going into July 30th’s Big Show Super DIRTcar Series Event at the Albany Saratoga Speedway – 4 time Merrittville Speedway Winner Matt Sheppard of Waterloo NY was the point leader scoring 2 wins in the 2014 Series.

Other winners to date include Justin Haers, Billy Decker, Erick Rudolph and now two-time winner Danny Johnson after the Rochester NY native won the rescheduled event.   Johnson first won Merrittville Speedway’s Civic Holiday Extravaganza in 1983 which also saw Jimmy Hatt come home 4th. Hatt was a local racer that for many years was supported by L. St. Amand Enterprises.  

In addition to the 100 lap Big Block Modified Main event – the extravaganza will also feature a Hoosier Stock Duel on the Dirt Home Track Event, the final Ballhockey.com Enduro Qualifier accelerated by Niagara College...   The event also features the famous Club Castropignano Pasta Dinner and tickets are now available at the discounted rate of $ 10 until Saturday August 2nd  – increasing to $12 after. Tickets are available in the Novelty Booth, the Bar and at the Registration Trailer in the Pits.  

 L. St. Amand Enterprises began in 1940 by Leo and Kay St. Amand and has grown into a family endeavour. From taking over the Auto Repair portion of the business in 1986, Bob St. Amand Junior would fully take over with St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair formed as a separate company in November of 2012 at the same 130 Bunting Road location in St. Catharines.  

St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair has the unique opportunity to provide repair services to cars, trucks and commercial fleets. St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair provides fair and friendly service on oil changes, tune-ups and batteries to air conditioner service to specializing in brake repairs.   St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair is also an accredited Ontario Drive Clean Test & Repair Facility.   To reach St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair – call 905-682-4656, stop by their 132 Bunting Road location or visit them on line at http://www.stamandauto.com/.  

For more than 70 years, L. St. Amand Enterprises has gained an outstanding in the Niagara Peninsula for providing dependable and efficient service. The Landscape Department specializes in power-screened top soil, stone, mulches, natural stone and large boulder rockery, concrete products, statuary and pond, drainage and landscape supplies.   For customers needing a little inspiration – a full service showroom is conveniently located at 130 Bunting Road in St. Catharines. L. St. Amand Enterprises’ friendly reliable staff can help you create an eye pleasing outdoor design.   You can also find your inspiration on line at http://www.lstamand.com/en/  or by calling 905-682-1132.  

Gates open Monday August 4th at 4 PM The heart-pounding, high-powered, pedal-mashing entertainment begins 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 – call the Office at 905-892-8266 or via e mail – ebicknell@cogeco.net.

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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