Kids Box Car Races featured in
Meridian Credit Union Help a Child Smile Night at Merrittville in addition to
358 Modified Tri Track Series


With Merrittville Speedway’s Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Race Teams coming off one of the busiest stretches of the season, members of the Kids Club have no doubt been busy as well – preparing for Saturday August 9th’s Annual Box Car Races.

Help a Child Smile Night will also see the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds featured in the second Tri Track Series Event.. Meridian Credit Union will present the event that will feature kids in their own creations on their own track on the front stretch in addition to action in all 5 Stock Car Divisions as well.

“Every year the kids are more and more creative,” prides (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “we’ll have 3 age groups and one entry will be picked as best of show!” Box car racing affords the opportunity for all kids – not just the members of the Kids Club to race on the front-stretch of the d-shaped oval with very little cost or work. All you need is a box … put a hole in the top for their body to fit through … paint and decorate it like your favorite race car and you’re ready to race.  

For 2014’s event once again … parents will become more involved as the children start at one end of the track, run to a predetermined point where their adult crew member is waiting. The crew member takes a shoe off, puts the shoe back on -simulating a pit stop with a tire change.   Once the pit work is completed, the child runs back to the original starting point with the winners receiving a trophy.   “This is a great chance for the parent and child to work together,” adds Kid’s Club Director Mike Barnett, “they can build their box together and then work together in the race … we saw some great teamwork and strategy last season for sure.” “It’s shaping up to be quite a night,” boasts Bicknell-Jones, “our 5 stock car divisions and the kid’s Box Car races … if there’s a night not to miss this season – it’s this one!.” Kids wishing to enter the Box Car Races can find all the rules and regulations by clicking on

Almost 3 months ago, Mat Williamson took home Merrittville’s first Tri Track Event for the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds on the night hosted by the Welland and Fort Erie Timber Marts.

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Meridian Credit Union Help a Child Smile Night at Merrittville Speedway begins when the Great Clips Grandstand Ticket Office opens at 5:30. Showtime is 7PM.

Further information is available by calling the Speedway Office at 905-892-8266. Merrittville Speedway is located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold. For directions click on or call 905-892-8266 or via e mail –

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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!  

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 . 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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