Brian’s Tire Repair Autograph Night at Merrittville to crown 62nd Anniversary Champions – 50 lap Spencer Memorial the main event      


Just before Merrittville’s 60th Anniversary kicked off in 2011, Brian’s Tire Repair celebrated it’s 20th year in business. 2 years later one of the biggest supporters of racers through all 5 of Merrittville Speedway’s Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions will celebrate with the 2013 Champions with Season Point Finales featured as part of Saturday August 31st’s Autograph Night.  

“Race fans are in for a real treat,” exclaims (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “in our 62 year history … several of our points races have never been so close … prior to all the feature excitement – we’ll also have a real fan favorite event … Autograph Night!”

Merrittville Speedway’s Reunion Committee hosts several signature events each season including the John Spencer Memorial – honoring a driver that lost his life back in the 1950’s as a result of a racing accident at the former Stamford (Niagara Falls) track.

A winner’s list from the modern era includes Pete Bicknell, Fred Carleton, Larry Lampman Jr., Chad Brachmann and defending race winner Mike Bowman.. The original annual trophy also includes former winners Jerry Winger, Murray Stricker, Bruce Van Dyke, George Winger, Bill Rafter, Sandy MacPherson and Lloyd Holt. 

Plans are underway by the Committee Chairman Rick Kavanagh to have Bowman and the drivers leading the points in all 5 Divisions set up for autographs along the L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame prior to race time. The Vintage Race Car of previous winner and recent Wall of Fame Inductee Lloyd Holt is also expected to be on display and another former winner – Bruce VanDyke will be the honorary starter for the main event.

In behind the Grandstands, the Grantham Lions Kids Club will also be celebrating Back to School with their Annual Pizza Party. You really couldn’t ask for a better Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Show … but wait … there’s more! During the course of the evening – all of Merrittville’s race teams will assemble on the front stretch for an Autograph Session. The gates at the start finish line will open and race fans of all ages can take part.

Every driver will have custom autograph cards to sign for you and many will have special treats for younger race fans as well! It’s all part of Brian’s Tire Night at Merrittville Speedway. Brian’s Tire is a full service tire shop. They provide quality products and services to each and every customer. Their friendly and qualified staff work hard to ensure that each visit is an enjoyable experience for their repeat customers.  Whether you're looking for new or gently used tires Brian’s Tire is well suited to meet all your needs.

Call Brian’s Tire 24 Hour Emergency Service number at 905-646-7508 for mobile service as well or visit their newly expanded and renovated St. Catharines location at 3 Petrie Street and on line at

When the gates open Saturday September 31st – the grandstand front gate area should have quite a display of race cars as Team Brian’s Tire is well represented throughout all divisions Saturday Nights and in Kart Racing Tuesday Nights as well. Showtime is 7:00  

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

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Consecutive Season in 2013 – visit Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book ( Speedway) and Twitter (

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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