Trips Trucks and Cash Contest and
busy Sears Court add excitement to
Race Car Show March Break at the Pen Centre  

With Country 89’s Trips Trucks and Cash Contest underway … a busy Sears Court area offering a wide variety of activities for kid’s and Merrittville Speedway’s Annual Race Car Show (March 14th to 20th) … March Break at the Pen Centre will be a not to be missed week.  

“It’s shaping up to be quite a week,” anticipates (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “Race Cars on display means we’re taking a HUGE step forward to the start of our 65th Season … families can enjoy their staycation and who knows – you might win some great prizes as Country 89 continues to celebrate their first birthday.”  

While race fans will surely be taking selfies beside the many race cars on display – a photo with the Country 89 Ed Learn Ford F1-50 could result in an invitation to an amazing reverse draw with 89 listeners gathering April 30th at the Ontario Street St. Catharines Dealership to win a 2 year lease.  

During the Race Car Show on Friday March 18th, one listener will win a trip for 2 to see Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert in Dallas Texas.   For complete details on the Country 89 Trips Trucks and Cash Contest click on  

A draw last month set the lineup of Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Member Drivers that will be spread throughout the common area of Niagara’s largest shopping destination – a mix of rookies and veterans.  

Race Fans will get the first look at the car that defending Sportsman Division Champion Gary Lindberg will join the Pinty’s Delicious Foods 358 Modified Division with as a rookie in 2016. Veterans Tommy Flannigan and Tim Jones are also scheduled to represent the Thorold track’s premier division.  

Two months ago, we saw the image of 2016 rookie Trevor Wright after just having taken delivery of the former Austin Wood #38 and last month he shared a sneak peak at his #09. The 14 year old former kart racer will show off his car that he will compete with in the new Novice Division for the Yager Bros Trucking Sportsman.  

Full fender fans can look forward to getting an up close look at the Hoosier Stocks of Peter Reid and Dave Small while the Van Raine Construction 4 Cylinders on display include another rookie and former karter Vincent Pagnotta in addition to veterans Alex Riley, Sam Iftody and Kyle Rothwell.  

The Rev’s Full Throttle Powersports Modified Lite Division will have multi-time champion Josh Sliter and second year driver Steven Beckett showing off their motorcycle engine-powered cars.  

Tuesday Night’s Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series action will feature 2nd year driver Cohen Corbett and rookie Nigel Pendykoski.  

 In addition to pictures of trucks and race cars, younger fans will surely want a picture with the Easter Bunny who arrives in Sears Court March 11th.  Race Fans will want to bring their Dogs and Cats for a Photo with the Easter Bunny on March 19th from 6 to 8 PM. The Pen Centre will donate $5 from each package sold by Cherry Hill Photographers to the Lincoln County Humane Society.  

Sears Court will also host Niagara Inflatables, a 25 foot Rock Climbing Wall, Mini-Golf to benefit Community Care, Creature Quest and Safari Science at different times with some activities FREE while others will have a nominal charge.  

For further information on March Break activities visit  

With more than 1 million square feet of shopping fun – the Pen Centre’s 180 stores and services include the most popular national stores and brands like Aeropostale, American Eagle, the Bay, H&M, HomeSense, Old Navy, Sears, SportChek and Winners.   Built in 1958 as a single level outside strip mall – the Pen Centre became only the second indoor mall in Canada when it was enclosed. A recent 13 million dollar renovation reflects Niagara’s unique culture with bright new corridors … an exciting food court … comfortable soft seating and contemporary new colors will give shoppers a brighter, fresher shopping experience.  

The Pen Centre is located at HWY 406 and Glendale Avenue in St. Catharines. Store hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 9:30 to 6:00 and on Sundays from Noon to 6.

For further information visit   Shoppers can connect with the Pen Centre on Social Media on Face   Book, Twitter -, on Pinterest -, on You Tube - and on Instagram at    

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 65th Consecutive Season in 2016 – visit Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book ( Speedway) and Twitter (  

 MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2016 65th  Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Yager Bros Trucking, Rev’s Full Throttle Powersports, Hoosier Tire Canada and Van Raine Construction in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at . and visit them when you require their products and/or services.   Lucas Oil Products, Inc., is the world leader in the production high performance oils, fuel treatments and problem solving additives with the largest variety of shelf products of any oil company in North America. Lucas Oil’s premium formulas are marketed worldwide and retail at more than 40,000 auto parts stores across the continent and at virtually every truck stop across Canada. Race fans can look for Lucas Oil Products at their favourite automotive retailer or maintenance center including Kala’s Home Hardware, St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage.


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