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For Immediate Release - From Erica Bicknell-Jones, General Manager
905-685-7223 (Winter Office)

If you attend Saturday Night Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Events at Merrittville Speedway – you have to know that drivers throughout all 5 Divisions got their start in Kart Racing. 2012 Champions Rocco Conte, (Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder) … Cody McPherson (Rick’s Delivery Sportsman) and Pete Bicknell ( Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified) included.  

In conjunction with RCM Racing Equipment, Merrittville Speedway will kick off the 20th Season of Tuesday Night Kart Racing, (that begins in just 9 more Tuesdays on May 7th) with the 2013 Kart Driving School, set for one day – Sunday April 21st.  

“It’s a must for first time Novice and other returning karters alike,” informs (RCM Racing Equipment’s) Chris Long, “but karters of any level are welcome. The single day format makes it more convenient as well”  

In class and on track sessions will teach and develop entry level or inexperienced karters the basics of karting – focusing on understanding the track rules and providing basic instruction of kart setups, maintenance procedures and proper driving techniques.  

“Similar to previous seasons,” adds former Kart Racer and Race Director Paul Klager – a former champion and current competitor in the J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite Division Saturday Nights, “we are looking for drivers and teams to treat each other with the same respect that they would like to be treated with and first and foremost to have some fun … and that starts when we hit the track for the first time at the school!”  

The one day event begins with a Classroom Session Sunday April 21st in Dippers Turn 1 Meeting Facility which is located in behind the Turn 1 Grandstand from 8:30 AM to 12 PM.  

After lunch which is included – the On Track portion will run from 1 PM until 5 PM.  

Registration is $75.00 per karter and one crew member. Karters wishing to take in just the on track portion can do so for a $25 Entry Fee. Pit Crew Members entering the Pits for the on track session only can do so for a $10.00 Fee.  

For further information or to register – call Erica Bicknell-Jones at 905-685-7223 until April 1st when registration closes or via e mail at

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 Join us during our 20th Annual Season in 2013 on a Tuesday Night for a Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Event featuring SEVEN Kart Weekly Racing Divisions and the stars of tomorrow today!  On a Saturday Night … a LUCAS OIL WEEKLY RACING SERIES EVENT features 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!! Merrittville Speedway "The Best Family Entertainment in Niagara"  

The 2013 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 7 Divisions is brought to racers by partners including the Performance Manufacturing, Drummond Home Hardware, Tim Phillips Garage, Ed MacPherson Construction, RCM Racing Equipment, Cassell Manufacturing, Hoosier Tire Canada, Bicknell Racing Products, Superior PetroFuels, Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment, Briggs & Stratton, KC Auto Parts, Wilder Racing Engines and Burris Tire.   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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