Excitement Building for Pen Centre’s David Chevrolet King of the Crates Series Finale and TUSA Modified Lite Mr. Dirt Racing Series Tour Event 


It’s nearing the end of August and young families from across Niagara are racing around getting ready to go back to school. A visit to the Pen Centre - Niagara’s largest shopping destination which features more than 180 stores and services and one million square feet of shopping fun is a must for all the hottest new fashions.  

Also a must to visit is when the Pen Centre presents a night of racing fun at Merrittville Speedway Saturday August 23rd when the Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Event will feature the finale of the David Chevrolet King of the Crates Series for the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division and another TUSA Modified Lite Hoosier Tire Mr. Dirt Racing Series Tour Event.  

“We have such a busy schedule set in our remaining events that the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Triple Crown Series Finale will join Brian’s Tire Repair Night August 30th,” informs (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “and we have no other choice but to cancel our Top Dog Contest for this year.”  

 “Merrittville had a few seasons completed when the Pen was built as an outside strip mall,” remarks Bicknell-Jones, “today you’ll find Your Style … Your Fashion … Your Mall!”  

Going into the 40 lap $1,000 to win Gabe Bellante Memorial, 2012 King of the Crates Series Champion Cody McPherson leads Justin Sharp by ten points. Sharp won last year’s finale. Austin Wood, James Friesen and Paul Gaboury round out the top 5.   McPherson took the David Chevrolet King of the Crates Series Opener on Baron Roofing & Siding Night June 7th and Round 2 on Tim Hortons Night August 2nd as well – two of his 5 wins to date in 2014.  

In the TUSA Modified Lite Hoosier Mr. Dirt Racing Series Tour Western Regional Points, Paul Klager leads Derek Wagner by 7 points going into the tripleheader that also includes events at Ohsweken (August 22nd) and Humberstone (August 24th). Klager has two wins in the West with Jamie Gilbert adding one as well. Klager and Jeff May have been travelling to East Regional Events this season and in those Point Standings – Klager leads May by 6 points.   There are 2 more Eastern Regional Events on the schedule before the two series combine for the J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite TUSA National Doubleheader powered by Rev’s Full Throttle Powersports at Merrittville – Friday and Saturday September 5th and 6th.

The Pen Centre is Niagara's largest shopping destination, featuring 180 stores and services and one million square feet of shopping fun. The Pen Centre is home to the most popular national stores and brands like Aeropostale, American Eagle, the Bay, H&M, HomeSense, Old Navy, Sears, SportChek, Winners and Target.   Whatever your style or budget … the Pen Centre has Something for you. The Pen Centre is located at HWY 406 and Glendale Avenue in St. Catharines and Store Hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 9:30 to 6:00 and on Sundays from Noon to 6 PM. For further information visit www.thepencentre.com.

 Pen Centre Night begins when the Great Clips Grandstand Ticket Office opens at 5:30 with Show Time at 7:00 PM.  

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 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).

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 . 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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