Mother Nature Gets Another at Merrittville

By Steven Petty   THOROLD, ONTARIO (May 25, 2019)… Strong winds and thunderstorms that came through the Niagara region just after 6 pm forced Merrittville Speedway management to pull the plug and washout the racing program on Saturday night.

“While looking at the forecast throughout the day, it appeared that we were going to get CAA Niagara Night completed but with the high winds and heavy thunderstorms that came in after 6 pm, we canceled the racing program”, comments Merrittville Speedway’s Don Spiece.

CAA Niagara night would be headlined by the first race of the King of the Crates for the David Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman.

The Thorold Jr Blackhawks 50/50 number that was drawn was no. 5406. Contact the speedway office if that was your ticket.

Fans are encouraged to keep their ticket stubs for admission for next Saturday night. Drivers and crews in the pits are encouraged to keep their wristbands for entry next Saturday night.

Young McNamara Barristors and Solicitors presents a full card of Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series on Saturday, June 1 to support Autism Ontario Niagara Region. It is also the first family autograph night of the season. Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstands opening at 5:30 pm and racing beginning at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, June 2, Thorold Auto Parts presents Wreckfest 2019 featuring Ontario’s first ever School Bus Demolition Derby plus a $2,500 to-win 4 Cylinder Demolition Derby, Powerwheels Demolition Derby and the first ever Redneck Burnout Competition. Pit gates will open at 9 am with grandstands opening at 11 am and the show begins at 1 pm.

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