THOROLD, ON – Now well into the month of July at Merrittville Speedway, race fans have surely got their fill of Saturday Night DIRTcar Racing at the Thorold facility. Saturday July 21st finds the sponsor suite filled up with representatives from Semenuk’s Esso and Archer Truck Services for an event that promises a night full of on track excitement featuring a 5 Division Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series – highlighted by the 2nd event in the 2012 Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Triple Crown Series.
“It just seems like we were preparing for the Archer and Semenuks Night to open June… and just like that July is half over,” relates (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “there’s lots of exciting action left however throughout all 5 Divisions as the 61st season continues!.”
As a lead in to the 20 lap featured event for the 4 Cylinders – a Turn 3 Collision set the stage for the middle round of the Turn 4 Collision Triple Crown.
Unfortunate contact between Jay Pietz and Rocco Conte on the final lap of July 14th’s Lucas Oil Nostalgia Night saw Evan Curtis drive around the two for the win. Conte won the Series Opener back on CAA Niagara Night
Conte is one of two drivers that you will meet when the Grandstand Gates open at 5:30 as the Team Semenuk cars of Mat Williamson (Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified) and Conte will be on display.
After the first event, Conte leads 2011 Turn 4 Collision Triple Crown Champion Rob Overholt by 6 points with Kyle Pelrine, Brandon Iudicianni and Tony Kelly all within 22 points of top spot.
Before or after the races you have to know too that you can get your fill of Gas … Diesel or Propane at Semenuk’s Esso – located just south of the Thorold track at the corner of Merrittville Highway and Hwy 20 at Turner’s Corners.
Semenuk’s Esso is one of the last remaining Full Service Gas Stations in the area – featuring Gas, Diesel and Propane at competitive prices. Having the closest ATM to the Speedway – it’s the one stop to make on your way to the track … on the way home and during the week as they carry many convenience items.
Archer Truck Services have been locally owned and operated since 1954 with locations in St. Catharines and Welland.
Each location features experienced and knowledgable staff serving your sales, service and parts needs with 24 hour Emergency and Mobile Maintenance Services available.
Archer Truck Services are a franchise dealer for International Trucks and are members of the North American Idealease Network.
The St. Catharines location at 26 Dunkirk Road is open Monday to Friday until 11 PM and from 8 to 12 for Parts only while the 475 Prince Charles Drive South location in Welland is open Monday to Friday 8 AM to 9 PM. After hours road side service is available by calling 905-651-9966.
Visit either Archer Truck Service location on line at http://www.archertruckcentres.com or call 905-685-6532 or 905-735-6661.
Semenuk’s Esso Archer Truck Services Night at Merrittville Speedway begins when the Gates Open at 5:30. Showtime is 7PM. Further information is available by calling the Speedway Office at 905-892-8266.
For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 61st Consecutive Season in 2012 – visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. For directions to Merrittville Speedway click on www.merrittvillespeedway.com/track_map
Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville).
Join us this 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!
Make plans now for quite a Civic Holiday Celebration as L. St. Amand Enterprises presents the 3rd Annual Bob St. Amand Senior Memorial Monday August 6th featuring the 100 lap Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series Main Event plus another home track event for the Hoosier Stocks in the Duel on the Dirt Series against the Brighton Speedway Pro Stocks. The Extravaganza starts with Club Castropignano’s Pasta Dinner and tickets for that are now available for just $10. Gates open at 4 … Hot laps 6:45 and Time Trials begin at 7 PM. Make it a weekend at Merrittville with FREE Camping Available and an action-packed night Saturday August 4th!
MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2012 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Bobcat of Hamilton, Original Pizza Logs, 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.
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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
From Jim Irvine / Merrittville PR