LUCAS OIL RETURNS TO BE
BIG PART OF FAN EXPERIENCE AT MERRITTVILLE ONCE AGAIN IN 2013

For Immediate Release from Jim Irvine, Merrittville Speedway Public Relations 905-685-7223 (Winter Office)jimirvine@cogeco.net or www.twitter.com/merrittville Thorold, Ontario

(December 18, 2012) If you are beginning to think that the weather outside will soon be frightful - you might know from visiting Merrittville Speedway this past season that it's time for some Lucas Oil Cold Weather Treatment for your vehicle.   "Lucas Oil is coming off its most successful sales and product development year in its 23 year history," informed (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, "from start to finish in 2012 we were quite proud to play a part in their success ... introducing our race teams and fans to the Lucas Oil family of products.

It's an honor to announce that the leading manufacturer of high quality petroleum additives and oils will be a big part the fan and driver experience once again." At each 2013 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Event beginning with April 27th's Annual Spring Sizzler, race fans at Merrittville will again be invited to visit the Lucas Oil Display inside the Grandstand Front Gates to learn more about Lucas Oil and fill out a ballot for a chance to win an assortment of products.

 "Similar to our fans and teams, Lucas Oil has a passion for auto racing," added Bicknell-Jones, "we are thrilled to be able to announce the continuation of our partnership that showcases their high performance products." Lucas Oil will continue to assist not only the Saturday Night Stock Car portion that is Merrittville Speedway but will be an integral part of the Tuesday Night Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series action as well – contributing to the Point Funds for Member Drivers of both venues.

Race Teams from all of Merrittville Speedway's Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions – the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites and Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinders will once again compete for Best Appearing Car Awards presented by Lucas Oil Slick Mist.

"We use our strong involvement in motor racing to research, develop, test and then market our products," Forrest Lucas reported during a "Lunch with Lucas" press conference at the recent 2012 International Motorsports Industry Show. Lucas Oil Products were introduced to Canada in 1996 and since 2006 have flourished – gaining increasing exposure in the marketplace through its racing involvement while growing its product assortment and availability. Lucas Oil is becoming a truly national company with representation and sponsorship in every province.

Lucas's success is built upon hard work, an unparalleled line of premium products and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Lucas Oil's problem solving and preventative maintenance products provide the ultimate protection for your engine. Whether your vehicle requires conventional or synthetic oils, Lucas premium oils and additives meet or exceed all OEM specifications.

Lucas Oil's extensive product line is divided into four categories and offers something for everyone – from Automotive to Heavy Duty Industrial and Agricultural to High Performance, Motor Cycle and Power Sports applications. The Lucas Oil Slick Mist family of products outperforms the competition and will leave your finish slicker and shinier than any product on the market, with long lasting protection.  Speed Wax ... Fast and Easy Tire and Trim Shine and Interior Detailer are all great for Cars, Trucks, Boats, Motorcycles and Airplanes. Slick Mist shines and protects in one easy application.

Race Fans and Race Teams looking for further information on Lucas Oil Products can visit www.lucasoil.ca orwww.lucasoil.com. For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 62nd Consecutive Season in 2013 – visitwww.merrittvillespeedway.com.

Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville).  

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 The 2012 61st Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions was brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning, Hoosier Tire Canada and Turn 4 Collision in addition to many marketing partners.
Visit them at . http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/sponsors.htm 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