Racing is about family and friends. When former racer Ken Walsh of St. Catharines got his start in what is now the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division – one family that helped him out was the Willards – especially Bill Willard Senior.
Despite a strong effort with dark clouds most of the day and a light shower just before race time Mother Nature was unsuccessful in winning another Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Night.
Ridgeway’s Gary Lindberg began his night carrying a sign on his race car that had Amanda Leard proposing to Corey Von Ryan. It ended with the Ridgeway driver carrying home his second Gabe Bellante Memorial Trophy after winning the David Chevrolet King of the Crates Series Finale and the Mini-Series Title for the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division
Since he was 4 years old, Rick Bellante had shared a passion for racing with his Dad Gabe Bellante. Now 42, the owner of Rick's Delivery has been a life-long fan ... a racer ... a car owner ... a car and division sponsor at Merrittville ... all shared with his dad.
It’s almost time to go back to school and from now until September 6th – you can shop over 180 stores to get you back to school in style.
Avondale Food Stores celebrated their 50th year in business Saturday Night and joining the celebration was Middleport NY’s Derek Wagner who took home the 20 lap TUSA Modified Lite Western Series Feature.
“It’s been a pleasure for us to host the Enduro Qualifiers this season,” said Ballhockey.com’s Tom Roberts who is a lifetime race fan, “like the Speedway itself our facilities and programs are all about fun times and great experiences – we can’t wait until the 100.”
Noah Kugler won his first Kart Feature of 2015 August 11th in the Tim Phillips Garage KC Auto Parts Novice 2 Division while Tucker Wood continues to set the pace amongst all Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Race Teams – taking home his 10th win in 11 starts in the RCM Racing Equipment Junior 1 Division.
After a night at the races … some time at the cottage … after a long run after a rain or for no reason at all – Vansickle Pet Valu has a self-serve dog wash where you can leave the mess behind.
Do you remember glass milk bottles … and horse and wagon delivery? Merrittville Speedway will help Avondale Food Stores celebrate it’s 50th year in operation Saturday August 15th with a Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Event that will feature the second TUSA West Series Event for the Rev’s Full Throttle Powersports Modified Lite Division
The Niagara Employment Help Centre Night featured the 2015 Triple Crown Series Finale for the Van Raine Construction 4 Cylinder Division and the Hoosier Stock Better Bonus Event hosted by the Welland and Fort Erie Timber Marts Saturday August 8th
The Better Bonus Event is on now at the Welland and Fort Erie Timber Marts. If you collect Air Miles … spend $30 or more at either location and you will receive 15 Bonus Air Miles from now until September 6th,
With Merrittville Speedway’s Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Race Teams coming off one of the busiest stretches of the season, members of the Honeywell Safety Kids Club have no doubt been busy as well – preparing for Saturday August 8th’s Annual Box Car Races.
Trevor Wright won his first Kart Feature of 2015 August 5th in the Superior PetroFuels Junior Restricted Division. The 15 lap event began with Nathan Boisvert and Austyn Werstroh both leading parade laps in memory of their grandparents – Ron Schott and Effie Werstroh that had passed away since the last race.
– In a Saturday Night racing career that began in 2005 after joining the Sportsman Division from karting, Mat Williamson of St. Catharines became the third Merrittville Pinty’s Delicious Foods 358 Modified Driver to upset the Big Block Series regulars.
It’s August 2nd and the 6th annual Bob Sr. Memorial is less than 30 hours away!
Now available in stores, the Reeses to Pieces Donut had the winning combination in the Tim Hortons Dueling Donuts Contest. With rain throughout Niagara and severe weather warnings as well … several drivers had the winning combination as Merrittville Speedway hosted Tim Hortons Saturday August 1st without a weather issue.
The first of two Wednesday Night Events had Travis Majuery and Bob Ling win their first Kart Features July 29th in the Wilder Racing Engines Senior Animal and the Cassell Manufacturing Senior Fun Divisions.
The weekend of the summer is here for Merrittville Speedway Race Fans and Teams and Tim Hortons will serve up the opener Saturday August 1st with a Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series program that features the second round of the David Chevrolet King of the Crates Series for the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division.
The race on everyone’s racing calendar has been a celebration since 1972. Once the final checkered flag has flown on the Civic Holiday Monday extravaganza … a Firemaster Productions FIREWORKS DISPLAY you won’t want to miss will close out the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series Spectacular in memory of Bob St. Amand Senior Monday August 3rd.
The race on everyone’s racing calendar is one week from today when the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series returns for the 100 lap Bob Senior Memorial presented by L. St. Amand Enterprises and St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair Monday August 3rd.
After a two week rain delay – it was worth the wait for two Novice Karters Tuesday June 21st as Cohen Corbett and Spencer Maytum won their first features of the season in the Vansickle Pet Valu Novice 1 and Tim Phillips Garage KC Auto Parts Novice 2 Divisions.
For more than 60 years, Hingston Metal Fabricators has grown to be an interntationally recognized leader in innovative solutions in custom metal fabricating and manufacturing opportunities while keeping the family spirit in all aspects of the St. Catharines business.
Congenital Diaphagmatic Hernia Awareness Night came home a big winner July 18th at Merrittville Speedway as $1,500.00 was raised through donations.
CHERUBS – the Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness and Support began 20 years ago in 1995 with a typewriter … a kitchen table … two members and a $100.00 donation
The Welland and Fort Erie Timber Marts and Blast Entertainment presented Merrittville Speedway’s 2015 Nostalgia Night July 11th with Mike Bowman of St. Catharines winning the 50 lap Jerry Winger Memorial for the Pinty’s Delicious Foods 358 Modifieds.
The Welland and Fort Erie Timber Marts and Blast Entertainment are set to assist Merrittville Speedway’s Reunion Committee in welcoming back many old friends Saturday July 11th when the Thorold track celebrates it’s 64th Anniversary Season.
The Welland and Fort Erie Timber Marts are set to help Merrittville Speedway’s Reunion Committee celebrate 64 seasons of Saturday Night Racing with the Annual Nostalgia Night July 11th.
Randy Giroux would break Joshua Hansen’s stranglehold in the Superior PetroFuels Junior Restricted Division – winning his first feature of the season June 30th. Hansen would regroup in the second feature taking his 6th Win in Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Racing at Merrittville Speedway.
Merrittville Speedway’s first rain out of 2015 has made a BIG Event even BIGGER! If you love trucks and Piller’s Hot Dogs – you will love July 4th
Joshua Hansen remains undefeated in Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Racing at Merrittville Speedway while daughter and father Hana and Kyle Rothwell, Joey Priestley and Dylan Culp each won their first Features of the season over the course of the regular June 23rd event and the added June 24th rain out makeup date.
Niagara’s Complete Concrete Contractor is set to host Niagara’s Complete Canada Day Celebration Saturday June 27th when the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints make their only 2015 appearance at Merrittville Speedway.
Tucker Wood and Joshua Hansen both remain undefeated in Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Racing at Merrittville Speedway. Wood’s 4th win of 2015 came in the RCM Racing Equipment Junior 1 Division while Hansen’s 4th was in the Superior PetroFuels Junior Restricted Division.
It is sure to be an action-packed night June 20th when Ontario Truck Driving School presents of the first Autograph Night of the new season benefiting “KIDS RACE” and the Canadian National Autism Foundation – especially in the race for a 10th different winner of the season in the Pinty’s Delicious Foods 358 Modified
SMS Machine Tools Night kicked off the 2015 Duel on the Dirt Home Track Series for the Hoosier Stock Division with Hagersville Driver Dave Bailey taking home the 20 lap Event and his second win of the season.
As you might know … Merrittville Speedway has been a Saturday Night Tradition for 7 decades. Over such a long period of time … who knows how many fans have had a favorite driver?
Baron Roofing & Siding Night kicked off the 2015 David Chevrolet King of the Crates Series for the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division with St. Catharines Driver Brad Rouse taking home the 30 lap Special.
KC Auto Parts Victory Lane at Merrittville Speedway welcomed three first time 2015 Feature Winners June 2nd in Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Racing.
KC Auto Parts Victory Lane at Merrittville Speedway welcomed two new first 2015 Feature Winners May 26th in Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Racing.
CAA Niagara Night began with the CAA Tow Trucks taking a Victory Lap in memory of long-time CAA Employee and Merrittville Safety Crew Member Dan ‘Moose’ Sider. The 2014 recipient of the Gordie Wilson Dedication to Racing Award passed away during the off season from cancer.
If you are a member of CAA and the Niagara Club in particular – you are well aware of the rewards that can be enjoyed including great deals on events including a night at Merrittville Speedway Saturday May 23rd.
Third generation driver Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY took home $4,444.44 as the winner of the Friends of Brian Stevens Memorial for the 358 Modifieds on Zavitz Financial Strategies and Employee Benefits night. With the victory, is now a guaranteed qualifier for the 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Series event at Syracuse during Super DIRT Week in October.
Lococo Wholesale kicked off the first doubleheader of 2015 with Rankin Cancer Run Night featuring a 5 Division Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Event at Merrittville Speedway May 16th with three drivers leading the way taking home their second wins.
“Our Ballhockey facilities are all about fun times and great experiences,” said lifetime race fan Tom Roberts, “and the Enduro Series is that too … we look forward every season to the Qualifiers and the 100 at Merrittville.”
When Merrittville Speedway opens for Lococo Wholesale’s May 16th Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series program, representatives from the Rankin Cancer Run will be set up with information on the 10th Annual Event set for May 23rd.
The start to Merrittville Speedway’s 22nd Season of Kart Racing was once again delayed by rain and inclement weather Tuesday May 12th with the next scheduled event Wednesday May 20th
With the first Holiday Doubleheader of the 2015 Season opening with Lococo Wholesale Rankin Cancer Run Night Saturday Night – Monday May 18th’s Zavitz Financial Strategies and Employee Benefits Extravaganza will remember a driver we lost this past February to the disease.
For Mark D’Ilario, Brad Rouse, Dave Bailey, Rob Misener and Kyle Haynes – the pressure to get the first win of 2015 is off.
–“Since the announcement of our new partnership with Honeywell Safety,” 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.”
No doubt all of us our thankful that this time of year means another racing season has begun. Early spring brings with it something that a lot of us are not thankful for however … TALL GRASS!
Delicious Foods kicked off the 2015 Championship Chase May 2nd with Gary Lindberg of Ridgeway winning his 2nd Feature of the new season in the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division.
Pinty’s Delicious Foods is in the business of eatertainment. Merrittville Speedway is in the business of entertainment. The two will meet Saturday May 2nd to get the 2015 Championship Chase cooking. Pinty’s makes good food fun and will make good racing fun as well.
After kicking off their 40th Birthday Celebrations earlier in the day, Seaway Mall was celebrating again with the 2015 Season’s first feature winners Saturday April 25th.