Lucas Oil Slick Mist 50 … Wall of Fame Inductions … Vintage Race Cars highlight Nostalgia Night at Merrittville


The Lucas Oil Slick Mist Family of Car Care products are set to assist Merrittville Speedway’s Reunion Committee in welcoming back many old friends Saturday July 12th when the Thorold track celebrates it’s 63rd Anniversary Season.   Once again hosted by Merrittville Speedway’s Reunion Committee headed by Chairmen Rick Kavanagh, the night salutes 63 years of dirt racing excitement at one of Canada’s oldest race tracks in addition to the annual Inductions into the L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame.  

“Lucas Oil Slick Mist out performs the competition,” acknowledges (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, adding, “with the Jerry Winger Memorial on track for another season … the winner will surely have to shine as well.”

In the 63rd Anniversary Season, the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds will be featured in the Jerry Winger Memorial Lucas Oil Slick Mist 50 Main Event in addition to the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division, Hoosier Stocks, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites and Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinders.

The Reunion Committee is also made up of former drivers - Jeno Begolo, Ted Renshaw Terry Huffman and Bill Willard Jr. as well as Mark Swartz and the Speedway’s Erica Bicknell-Jones and Jim Irvine. Kavanagh is the son of former Speedway owner Ken Kavanagh who is also a Wall of Fame Member.   The Reunion Committee has made their selections for the 2014 L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame and like since the start – each year’s honorees do not find out until Reunion night.  

A huge part of the night is all the reminiscing that takes place in celebration of the track’s now 63 consecutive seasons. The Drivers of the past enjoy meeting with the fans of today – many that can remember the early days of the sport. Just as drivers today can be second or third generation, so too are some fans.  

“Similar to our fans and teams of today and throughout our history, Lucas Oil has a passion for auto racing,” added Bicknell-Jones, “we are thrilled to be able to announce the continuation of our partnership that showcases their high performance products.”  

Race Teams from all of Merrittville Speedway’s Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions – the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds, Rick’s Delivery Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites and Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinders will once again be in the running for Best Appearing Car Awards presented by Lucas Oil Slick Mist at the annual Awards Banquet.

Lucas Oil Products were introduced to Canada in 1996 and since 2006 have flourished – gaining increasing exposure in the marketplace through its racing involvement while growing its product assortment and availability. Lucas Oil is becoming a truly national company with representation and sponsorship in every province. Lucas’s success is built upon hard work, an unparalleled line of premium products and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.  

The Lucas Oil Slick Mist family of products outperforms the competition and will leave your finish slicker and shinier than any product on the market, with long lasting protection.  Speed Wax, Fast and Easy Tire and Trim Shine and Interior Detailer are all great for Cars, Trucks, Boats, Motorcycles and Airplanes. Slick Mist shines and protects in one easy application.  

Race Fans and Race Teams looking for further information on Lucas Oil Products can visit or  

Lucas Oil Nostalgia Night at Merrittville Speedway begins when the Great Clips Grandstand Ticket Office Opens at 5:30. Showtime is 7PM.  

Merrittville Speedway is located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold.

For directions click on or call 905-892-8266 or via e mail –  

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 63rd Consecutive Season in 2014 – visit Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book ( Speedway) and Twitter (

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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