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Avondale Food Stores Night at Merrittville – Best appearing dog contest too     


Before the Big Dogs take to the track for the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Triple Crown Series Finale August 17th at Merrittville Speedway – the Avondale Food Stores sponsored event will see Big Dogs … Little Dogs and all breeds in between have their own time in front of the crowd at the Thorold DIRTcar facility.  

Race Fans and Race Teams alike are encouraged to bring along their dogs for the annual Best Appearing Dog Contest prior to feature action for all 5 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions.   “For many of us in the stands and in the pits,” relays (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “racing is a family sport … and that family includes a dog … it’s their night to join in the fun and not be left home – especially with what the Triple Crown Finale should bring.”  

Race Fans will be given the chance to vote on their favorites – the winner is the dog that gets the most cheers.   For several seasons the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinders have enjoyed a race within the season long points. In 2012, Rocco Conte took home the Turn 4 Collision Triple Crown Series in addition to the overall title .  

The mini-series was set to open on Archer Truck Services and Semenuk’s Esso Night but was rescheduled for Baron Roofing & Siding’s Event with Tyler Lafantaisie taking the opener. When they switched things up for Semenuk’s Esso and Archer Truck Services Night and the second round last month… the end result was the same with Lafantaisie coming out on top of a thriller that had three and four wide racing right thru the field.   In the Triple Crown standings, Lafantaisie leads Kyle Pelrine by 18 points with defending Triple Crown and overall champion Rocco Conte 27 points out of top spot.  

In addition to the Turn 4 Collision Triple Crown Finale … Avondale Food Stores Night features the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds, Rick’s Delivery Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks and J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites with their point races heating up as the Championship Chase winds down.  

 In 2010, Avondale Stores Limited celebrated 45 years in the convenience store business.  Locally owned and operated, the 96 “stores” and dairy operation from which they evolved are a testament to hard work, commitment, dedication, and above all the “entrepreneurial spirit”.   From it’s start offering milk delivery to local St. Catharines households in 1932 from the family farm on Stewart Road – the still family owned company has been in the convenience store business.   Do you remember glass milk bottles … and horse and wagon delivery?.  

Today, Avondale Food Stores offer a variety of services such as faxing, photocopying, Western Union Money Orders and Money Transfers, ABM Service, a variety of grocery items at low prices, coffee, slush and many other convenience foods.   Enjoy the last days of summer by picking up some cool treats at your local Avondale.  

To find an Avondale Food Store location near you - visit While you’re there – check out this month’s specials or click on . to start saving.  

Turn 4 Collision – title sponsor of the Mini Series and the division itself specializes in complete collision service for all makes and models in addition to minor repairs. Call 905-687-4142 for a free estimate or visit Turn 4 at Unit 51- 113 Cushman Road in St. Catharines.  

Avondale Food Stores presentation of the Turn 4 Collision Triple Crown Series Finale begins when the Great Clips Grandstand Ticket Office opens at 5:30 with Show Time at 7:00 PM.  

Merrittville Speedway is located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold. For directions click on or call 905-892-8266 or via e mail –

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Join us next season on a Saturday Night for a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT featuring FIVE Divisions with local heroes and up and coming new stars. Make your plans … call your friends and maybe even get a carpool together and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots – a night at the races is so much fun and so close to home!   Your Local Dirt Track is where it’s at and the countdown to Saturday April 27th’s Spring Sizzler has begun at Merrittville Speedway - the Best Family Entertainment in Niagara!

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2013 62nd  Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Rick’s Delivery, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at . and visit them when you require their products and/or services.   Lucas Oil Products is one the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.   Look for Lucas Oil Products at your favorite automotive retailer or maintenance centre including B&C Truck Centre, Drummond Home Hardware, KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage

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