Real Race Fans get the total track experience by camping – plenty of FREE Spots available for Merrittville’s biggest event – enjoy a staycation at the Speedway   

 Merrittville Speedway’s biggest event is right ahead and its time to pack up the camper and get ready for Monday August 5th when L. St. Amand Enterprises and St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair present the 4th Annual Bob St. Amand Senior Memorial.  

It’s been a tradition at Merrittville Speedway since 1972 – make it yours in 2013 and follow the Big Block Super DIRTcar Series to the Thorold d-shaped oval for some heart-pounding, high-powered, pedal-mashing entertainment and fun for the whole family   From the first event in 1972 through to this year’s edition – a who’s who of DIRTcar Big Block Modified Racing converge annually on the Canadian showplace to take on Merrittville’s own talented field in the Civic Holiday Classic.  

A weekend of racing includes much more than the smell of burning rubber, the roar of the engines and meeting your favorite drivers. It’s about endless hours of fun, camping with fellow race fans and making new friends.   Whether you’re a seasoned veteran with a rear window full of race track stickers or just out for the first time … Merrittville Speedway offers a perfect chance to get away from it all and enjoy a weekend at the race track with two big nights of action in store to celebrate the Civic Holiday.  

As a warm-up to the Thorold track’s signature event – enjoy a Saturday Night as well – a 5 Division Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series event features the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman in Round 2 of the King of the Crates Series – a 40 lap Event powered by David Chevrolet, Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites, Hoosier Stocks and the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinders presented by Tim Hortons … Saturday August 3rd.   “When you pull in,” relates (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “you may only know the people that you came with … but when you head for home – you’ll have made friends with everyone around you … and as you attend more and more races – you’ll see many of your friends at other events.”   If you don’t have a Camper then you may wish to experience camping the real way – by sleeping under the stars – that would be an experience you’d always remember.  

Regardless if you aren’t a camper you can still enjoy the atmosphere by getting to the track early and put out the lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy some pre-race tailgating.  

Speedway Management asks that you respect your fellow race fans and abide by the parking lot markings.   For the hot shower and room service hotel lovers – there are plenty of choices as the Speedway is within close proximity to Welland, St. Catharines and the Tourist area of Niagara Falls.  

Merrittville Speedway’s Bob St. Amand Senior Memorial 100 lap Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series Event Monday August 5th – it’s unparalleled … unrivalled and unsurpassed and it’s a must see event.   The heart-pounding, high-powered, pedal-mashing entertainment includes a 25 lap Duel on the Dirt Home Track Event as Merrittville’s full fendered Hoosier Stocks against the Brighton Speedway Pro Stocks in addition to a Non-winners race for the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman and the final Enduro Qualifier accelerated by Niagara College.  

The Great Clips Grandstand Ticket Office Gates open Monday August 5th and the Club Castropignano Pasta Dinner begins at 4 PM and runs until 6.  

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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