FAQ: Ballhockey.com 100 lap
accelerated by Niagara College
Even though the three qualifiers are in the books and the top 3 starting spots are locked in for Sunday September 11th’s 100 lap Enduro - there is still plenty of time to put a car together. Enduro Racing is part SCIENCE, part STUNT, part INFO-TAINMENT and always 100% ADRENALINE and OUTRAGEOUS FUN.
“Our Ballhockey facilities are all about fun times and great experiences,” said lifetime race fan Tom Roberts, “and Enduro Racing is that too … we look forward to closing out Merrittville Speedway’s 65th with the 100 … we’d like to issue a challenge – Get yourself a car and join in – how cool would it be to see at least 100 cars start the event!”
“It’s pretty basic,” adds (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “it’s a street car with safety modifications – everything else is stock as you found it … an Enduro Car is not a race car – it’s a car that races. Maybe it’s time you put a beating on your Winter Beater … someone you know may have a wreck that they want to get rid of or your closest automotive recycler may have something for you!”
Now’s the time to get a car and get your friends or co-workers to get cars. Push up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Cars will be jacked up, busted apart and pushed to the limit and beyond. You’ll crash, skid, swerve, slam and demolish your way through 100 laps. Settle the bragging rights in the family … on your street … on your team or on the job on a Sunday Afternoon.
Who can run the 100 lap Enduro?
Throughout the history of Enduro Racing at Merrittville – a complete roster would include some of our regular Saturday Night Racers … drivers that may specialize in events such as these or Demolition Derbies and first time competitors.
Minimum age is 16.
Where can I find rules?
2016 Enduro Rules can be found at http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/2016%20Enduro%20Rules.pdf
Maybe you know someone that has run a qualifier or 100 before … we’re sure they would help you get your car ready!
How is the field lined up?
Three Qualifiers were held during the season beginning with Saturday May 21st Event hosted by the Pen Centre and Premier Equipment and Rentals which was won by Nick Masi. Saturday June 25th’s Cotton Inc Event was won by Jason Coutu who also won Saturday July 30th’s Tim Horton’s Finale.
Masi, Coutu and July 30th runner up Rob Goulding will start the 100 lap Event from 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Qualifying Heats will set the field behind those three drivers Friday September 9th when Cotton Inc opens the Tripleheader Weekend. Although not mandatory, finishing positions from the heats will be used to fill in the starting field for Sunday’s event from 4th on.
Drivers that have preregistered before Race Day (September 11th) will be added to the starting field in order of registration.
Entries will still be accepted on September 11th with those drivers starting behind those already qualified and in order of registration.
What is the Registration Fee and what does it include?
Up to September 1st, the registration fee is $50 which includes the driver and car for the heats and the main event in addition to a scorer for the 100.
After September 1st – the registration fee increases to $75.
What Number can I race?
One of the final steps in building your Enduro Car will be numbering it.
By Saturday September 10th at Noon, the starting lineup of Qualified Cars will be posted on the Speedway Website.
After the Qualifier Winners in 1st, 2nd and 3rd … the winner of the first heat will start 4th, the winner of the second heat 5th etc.
On Sunday during Inspections …. All drivers will be issued a Roof Fin with their starting positions. Even though some drivers may have a different number on the car … it makes more sense to have the roof fin and car with the same number.
Why do I need a scorer?
For the Enduro, the Lucas Oil Live Leaderboard located between Turns 3 and 4 becomes a Time Clock and each driver must provide a Scorer.
Scorers will sit in a designated seat in the Scoring Area in the Grandstands and each time their car crosses the Start-Finish Line the time must be recorded as a back-up to Speedway Scoring.
Registration Fees includes admission for each scorer.
On September 11th, Scorers and Drivers both must attend a Meeting at 12 Noon.
What is the Payout?
For Sunday September 11th’s Ballhockey.com Enduro Qualifier accelerated by Niagara College the purse is as follows:
1. $1,000.00 2. $400.00 3. 300.00 4. $200.00 5. $100.00
Register by September 1st and you may be eligible for $50 Cash should one of the Top 3 Starters not win the 100. 10 Drivers will share in $500 via a post race draw.
What Time Schedules must I meet?
Merrittville Speedway’s Office located on the ground floor of the Lucas Oil Tower is open Monday to Saturday from 9 to 5 for Registrations.
Drivers can also register at the Pit Gates either Tuesday or Saturday Nights from beginning at 5:30.
For drivers planning on running in the heats Friday September 9th … Pit Gates Open at 5:30 with Inspections closing at 6:30.
For Sunday September 11th’s 100 lap Main Event – the Pit Gates open at 9 AM and Inspections close at 11:30.
Cars must be inspected for either event before being allowed on the track.
What else is going on during the Tripleheader Weekend?
Along with Monster Trucks, the Ballhockey.com Enduro 100 accelerated by Niagara College has made up the Finale of three straight events that close out the season.
Along with the heats on Friday Night, the on track action includes the opening event of the TUSA Canadian Modified Lite Championship Weekend plus the Southern Ontario Sprints. Joining the show are the Van Raine Construction 4 Cylinders and the Finale for the Eataly Foods Pro 4 Truck Triple Truck Challenge.
Saturday Night’s action features the finale for the Modified Lites plus 50 lap Events for the Yager Bros Trucking Sportsman and Hoosier Stock Divisions.
Is camping allowed?
To get the real experience, Camping is encouraged whether it’s for one, two or all three nights.
Camping is allowed in designated areas only and campers must register at the Speedway Office. A Fire Ban may be still in effect. Camping is FREE and there are no hook ups.
Where can I get further information?
If you don’t know someone that is already signed up or has run an Enduro before … you can reach Merrittville Speedway by calling the Office at 905-892-8266 or via e mail – firstname.lastname@example.org. Merrittville Speedway is located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold, Ontario.
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