Second Annual Brian Stevens Memorial just 1 week
away featuring 100 lap 358 SDS … Late Models …
4 Cylinder Triple Crown and Triple Truck Challenge 

Last year’s inaugural Brian Stevens Memorial brought back many memories for his friends and family.

The Front Gate Display of photos and memorabilia assembled by Ray Samuel also gave newer fans a chance to get to know the former two time Modified Champion and Wall of Famer.

For Ransomville NY’s Erick Rudolph … the 44 lap Special was also memorable as the third generation racer took home the $4,444.44 payday.  

When Zavitz Financial Strategies and ZFS Employee Benefits hosts the finale of Merrittville Speedway’s first Holiday Doubleheader of the 2016 Season Monday May 23rd – the Main Event will return to it’s more familiar roots when the 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Series returns for a 100 lap salute to the driver we lost to cancer in February of 2015.  

“We’re expecting quite a field to challenge our Pinty’s 358 Modifieds,” relates Merrittville GM Erica Bicknell-Jones, “… any of our Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Drivers have a shot at Victory Lane against drivers following the series. It’s the first stop so it’s anyone’s guess who will be first to lead the Series’ Points.”  

With the rain-out of Cotton Inc Night which was to launch the 2016 Triple Crown Series for the Van Raine Construction 4 Cylinders – Monday’s Event is the new date for that Mini-Series.  

Set to make it’s debut is the first event of the new for 2016 Eataly Foods Triple Truck Challenge by Tomaski Racing that will feature the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks from the Humberstone Speedway.   Since embarking on his own racing career former Brian Stevens Crew Member and Sponsor Danny Wurster of Niagara Falls has always raced his #44 Truck. For 2016, Wurster honors Stevens taking his 444 number along with the orange coloring that we all remember.  

Also joining the Holiday Special Event is the 2nd visit of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance. Max Blair of Centerville, Pennsylvannia won the inaugural visit last season.      

Monday May 23rd’s special event is a presentation of Zavitz Financial Strategies - a truly independent financial planning organization that thrives on developing new and better ways to help their clients … right here in the heart of Niagara!   For more than 20 years, the team at Zavitz Financial Strategies has been meeting the insurance and investment needs of individuals, families and companies. Their experts will help you to bring the pieces of financial planning together.   ZFS Employee Benefit Solutions has expertise in the design and management of group insurance plans. Tap into their experience and insight into team dynamics to solve your toughest benefit problems. Call Paul Scott at 905-714-4134 to get the results you want.   ZFS Benefit Solutions prides itself in delivering knowledge and solutions to all of your employee benefit needs. With a ‘no pressure’ review of their services – you will be on your way to greater corporate success.

The Great Clips Grandstand Ticket Office will open at 5:30 after the Pits Open at 4:00 … Showtime is set for 7:00 PM.

In December of 2014, long-time Stevens Racing Crew Member Ray Samuel started a Face Book page where memories of Flyin’ Brian can be shared. To take a look back click on

To reach Merrittville Speedway call 905-892-8266 or via e mail –

Merrittville Speedway is located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold Ontario.

Merrittville Speedway’s Office is open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and is located in the Grandstand Area on the ground floor of the Lucas Oil Tower.  

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, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage.


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