Matt Sheppard won the Zavitz Financial Strategies 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Series 100 lap main event. Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series action also saw Kevin Knapp win the Hoosier Stock Duel on the Dirt Big 6 Series Home Track Opener while Glen Hils took home the 1st Enduro Qualifier accelerated by Niagara College. “I love coming to this place” Sheppard said in victory lane. “I just had to keep it smooth and the track was real racy and we had to stay on top of it”
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.