Triple Crown Finale featured in
Avondale Food Stores Night –
Best appearing dog contest too 


Before the Big Dogs take to the track for the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Triple Crown Series Finale August 16th at Merrittville Speedway – the Avondale Food Stores sponsored event will see Big Dogs … Little Dogs and all breeds in between have their own time in front of the crowd at the Thorold DIRTcar facility.  

Race Fans and Race Teams alike are encouraged to bring along their dogs for the annual Best Appearing Dog Contest prior to feature action for all 5 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions.   “For many of us in the stands and in the pits,” relays (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “racing is a family sport … and that family includes a dog … it’s their night to join in the fun and not be left home.”  

For several seasons the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinders have enjoyed a race within the season long points. In 2012, Rocco Conte took home the Turn 4 Collision Triple Crown Series in addition to the overall title – Leroy Buscumb is in line to accomplish that in 2014.   The mini-series opened on Archer Truck Services and Semenuk’s Esso Night with Buscumb taking the opener. When they switched things up for Semenuk’s Esso and Archer Truck Services Night and the second round was rain delayed until Hingston Metal Fabricators Night… the end result was the same with Buscumb coming out on top once more.  

In the Triple Crown standings, Buscumb leads Jason Coutu who is having a break out season of his own in the former Rocco Conte VW by 12 points with defending Triple Crown Champion Tyler Lafantaisie 28 points out of top spot.   In the season long points … Evan Curtis is chasing down Buscumb with two straight wins of late sitting 16 points behind the leader with 3 point events left. If you remember last season’s Championship Chase Finale … Curtis and eventual Champion Kyle Pelrine went into the Brian’s Tire Repair Event tied in points.  

In addition to the Turn 4 Collision Triple Crown Finale … Avondale Food Stores Night features the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds, Rick’s Delivery Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks and J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites with their point races heating up as the Championship Chase for the 63rd Season winds down.  

Turn 4 Collision specializes in complete collision service for all makes and models in addition to minor repairs. Call 905-687-4142 for a free estimate or visit Turn 4 at Unit 51- 113 Cushman Road in St. Catharines.  

In 2015, Avondale Stores Limited will celebrate 50 years in the convenience store business.  Locally owned and operated, the 96 “stores” and dairy operation from which they evolved are a testament to hard work, commitment, dedication, and above all the “entrepreneurial spirit”.  

From it’s start offering milk delivery to local St. Catharines households in 1932 from the family farm on Stewart Road – the still family owned company has been in the convenience store business.   Do you remember glass milk bottles … and horse and wagon delivery?.   Today, Avondale Food Stores offer a variety of services such as faxing, photocopying, Western Union Money Orders and Money Transfers, ABM Service, a variety of grocery items at low prices, coffee, slush and many other convenience foods.   Enjoy the last days of summer by picking up some cool treats at your local Avondale.   To find an Avondale Food Store location near you - visit While you’re there – check out this month’s specials or click on . to start saving.  

The Great Clips Grandstand Gates open at 5:30. Showtime is at 7:00.   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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