Mother Nature Gets Spring Sizzler at Merrittville; 68th Season Opener April 27
By: Steven Petty

THOROLD, ONTARIO (April 19, 2019) … With saturated grounds and more rain forecasted for Saturday morning, Merrittville Speedway management pulled the plug on the annual Spring Mother Nature Gets Spring Sizzler at Merrittville; 68th Season Opener April 27

“We are letting everyone know in advance that the Spring Sizzler has been canceled”, comments Merrittville Speedway Owner Don Spiece. “We waited as long as we possibly could to see if the weather would change but unfortunately, it is not the case”, Spiece added.

The bike giveaway that was scheduled for April 20 will now take place on Saturday, May 18 to kick off the long Victoria Day holiday weekend. The Southern Ontario Sprints will make their first start of the season at Merrittville on Saturday, June 22 for the Gary Cunningham Memorial.

As part of the 68th Season Opener next Saturday, April 27, the first 300 kids through the gates will receive a bag of chocolate. Loop Paint will present the racing action that features the full six-star show featuring the Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series of the S&W Service Centre Modifieds, David Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks, Doidge Builders Mod Lites, Central Fabricating 4 Cylinders, and Dave’s Auto and Speed Centre V6’s.

Pit gates will open at 5pm with grandstand gates opening at 5:30pm and the first green flag of the season will fall at 7pm. For more information and for the complete Merrittville Speedway schedule, log online to

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Contact: Steven Petty ( or Merrittville Speedway (905) 892-8266

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