Grantham Lions
For Immediate Release - From Jim Irvine Merrittville Public Relations
905-685-7223 (Winter Office)

THOROLD, Ontario (January 29,2013) – Merrittville Speedway is excited to announce that the Grantham Lions Club will present the 2013 Kids Club at the Thorold family friendly facility in 2013.  

 “When you think of the Grantham Lions … you think of the Sports Park which is adjacent to their Clubhouse,” relays (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “but their service to our youth in the community goes way beyond that. Their efforts support so many other organizations and causes … it’s only a natural for them to partner with our Kids Club.”

The Grantham Lions Club was formed in 1952 and is heavily involved in minor sports organizations and as one of the busiest clubs in the Niagara Region, support and/or run a long list that includes Boys and Girls Clubs … Help a Child Smile … Camps Kirk, Trillium and Dorset and a Carnival in June among others. “Partnering with Merrittville Speedway’s Kids Club allows us to showcase not only our Club but the Speedway as well,” said Grantham Lions Club President Leon James,   “the public awareness can only benefit the services we provide our youth and our wide range of community programs that we are involved in.”

Registration Night for the 2013 Merrittville Speedway Grantham Lions Kids Club is set for Saturday May 11th’s Lococo Wholesale Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Event.  

Throughout the racing season, Kids Club Members have had meet and greets in the pit area prior to race time seeing the race cars up close through all 5 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions and others that visit during the season.   Many special events include a variety of crafts and games and one favorite annual event that everyone looks forward to each year – the Box Car Races as part of CMH Sales & Leasing Night Saturday August 10th.  

As the countdown to the 62nd Season picks up speed -  the 2013 Schedule of Events for the Grantham Lions Kids Club will be posted on line at as well as Registration Information.   The Grantham Lions Kids Club continues to be one of the best values in DIRTcar Racing as in addition to all of the above and more – Kids Club Members also get a custom Grantham Lions Kids Club T Shirt and Membership Card.   The Membership Card allows the member admission to all events throughout the season. For children 8 – 12 years of age the $25.00 Membership is quite a remarkable savings on just the admission alone. At $5 for those members under 8 – even though their admission in free all season – you can’t get a T Shirt for that anywhere – let alone all the summer time fun every Saturday Night.

For information on how you can become a member of the Grantham Lions Club  – visit or visit Lion and Rick’s Delivery Sportsman Division Competitor Ron MacAulay and club members at the track this summer.

Events that race fans should make note of are their Fish Frys are the first Friday of every month - for more info visit For information on Hall Rentals for your next event – call 905-935-8434.  

Merrittville Speedway’s Winter Office is located at Bicknell Racing Products, 117 Cushman Road in St. Catharines Ontario and is open from 9 AM to 5 PM – Monday to Friday. To reach Merrittville Speedway during the off season – call 905-685-7223 or via e mail –  

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 Seaway Mall Spring Sizzler has begun at Merrittville Speedway - the Best Family Entertainment in Niagara!  

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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