Pete Reid earned a big win in Ball Hockey International Night at Merrittville Saturday May 18th in the Hoosier Stock Division. It was an emotional scene in Victory Lane after the death of his father this past Thursday.
Merrittville Speedway will close it’s first doubleheader of 2013 when the Zavitz Financial Strategies and ZFS Employee Benefit Solutions Monday May 20th event features the 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Series. “We’re expecting quite a field to challenge our Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds,” relates Merrittville GM Erica Bicknell-Jones, “… any of our Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Drivers have a shot at Victory Lane … but for the last three seasons … the driver celebrating after 100 laps has been Sussex New Jersey’s Brett Hearn.”
For race fans of all ages – there’s no better way to kick off the first Holiday double-header of the new season than a Saturday Night at Merrittville Speedway. On May 18th - Ball Hockey International will present the 5 Division Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Program – the first of two events celebrating the Victoria Day long weekend with action returning Monday May 20th
Race Fans that braved the unseasonably cold temperatures were treated to a night of hot on track action that in some cases led to overheated tempers. Third generation driver Erick Rudolph and Kevin Knapp scored their first 2013 wins in Lococo’s Wholesale Night at Merrittville Saturday May 11th in the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified and Hoosier Stock Divisions respectively. Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series action also saw three drivers make their second straight visits to Victory Lane – Kyle Pelrine, Josh Sliter and Brad Rouse in the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites and the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Features.
KC Auto Parts Victory Lane at Merrittville Speedway welcomed four new winners May 7th as the 20th Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series opened for the Season.
A wholesale night of excitement kicks off a season of fun May 11th when Merrittville Speedway when Lococo’s Wholesale presents the second 5 Division Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Event of the season on Grantham Lions Kids Club Registration Night. “Since the announcement of our new partnership with the Grantham Lions Club,” informs (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “some parents have already registered their children … during the mall shows … here at the Office and even on line … but this Saturday Night is the official night to sign up.”
5 drivers visited Victory Lane May 4th kicking off the 2013 Championship Chase in B&C Truck Centre Blast Entertainment Event at Merrittville Speedway Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series action saw Rob Murray, Mat Williamson, Brad Rouse, Josh Sliter and Kyle Pelrine take home wins in the Hoosier Stock, Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds, Rick’s Delivery Sportsman, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite and Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Features respectively.
When Blast Entertainment and B&C Truck Centre combine to launch Merrittville Speedway’s 2013 Championship Chase on Saturday May 4th – not only will the Event kick off the 62nd Season … it will kick off the 2nd season of the B&C Truck Centre Mack Canada Driver of the Week Program.
If the racing in Merrittville Speedway’s Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler April 27th was any indication of whats to come in the Thorold DIRTcar facility’s 62nd season – Race Fans are in for quite a season in 2013. Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series action saw Steve Poirer top the touring Patriot Sprint Tour’s Canadian Series Opener. Chad Brachmann stole the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified 35 lap Main Event with a last second move and BJ Willard bested the field in the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division.
When Merrittville Speedway’s Seaway Mall Race Car Show closed earlier this month … Race Fans and Race Teams alike could almost see the start of the Thorold facility’s 62nd Season. Saturday April 27th … See it … Smell it and make your WAY to the Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler featuring the Patriot Sprint Tour … the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds and the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman.
In just 2 days, Merrittville Speedway will open with Practice Day for all 5 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions. The Saturday April 20th Event may be one of the most important practices with two divisions in big events right off the start – the following week.
See your WAY to Merrittville Speedway’s Race Car Show from April 6th to 12th and you could almost see your WAY to Seaway Mall’s Spring Sizzler. “Seaway Mall has something for everyone. We can entertain race car fans just prior to being entertained at the race track,” says Michael Belcastro, President. “We try to cover as many areas of interest as possible. We enjoy having such varying events happening in the Mall from week to week, and for it to be a fun place for everyone to come.”
Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Season will take a huge step forward when the Speedway Office opens beginning Monday April 1st. And that’s no April Fool’s Joke. “It’s a busy time of year for the entire racing community,” said (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “we’re back at the track working towards our first events … the same thing goes for our Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Teams as they put the final touches on their rides before they take to the track.”
When Merrittville Speedway opens for the 2013 Season, Race Fans and Teams alike can look forward to a schedule that showcases each Saturday Night Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Division. “For more than 60 years our fans have come to expect great entertainment all summer long … week in and week out – it’s our local drivers - maybe even your next door neighbour that provides it,” boasted (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, adding “our focus continues on our weekly events and with some special events mixed in … it’s a recipe for an exciting season from start to finish.”
When you visit the newly renovated Pen Centre – the experience at Niagara’s largest shopping destination is BOLD, BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL.
Especially during March Break week, (March 11th to 17th) when BOLD, BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL Race Cars from Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions and Tuesday Night Karts are on display in preparation for the 2013 Season.
If you attend Saturday Night Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series
Events at Merrittville Speedway – you have to know that drivers
throughout all 5 Divisions got their start in Kart Racing. 2012
Champions Rocco Conte, (Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder) … Cody
McPherson (Rick’s Delivery Sportsman) and Pete Bicknell
( Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified) included.