CONCORD, NC (August 27, 2020) – Due to the extended restrictions around COVID-19 in New York State and Canada, the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship will continue beyond Labor Day to support all of the DIRTcar sanctioned tracks in the Northeast and Canada for DIRTcar Big Blocks, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, and Pro Stocks.
Thursday, 27 August 2020 10:16 Published in Press Releases
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 11, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are disappointed to announce the 2020 season has been postponed for the year and the track’s 25th anniversary season will instead be celebrated in 2021.
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 16:41 Published in Breaking News
VANKLEEK HILL, ON Augist 11, 2020)- In typical seasons, Mini Stock teams would roll to the line in support of the home track’s premiere divisions. This year, the driver of a red Honda is making headlines and stealing the spotlight from its big buck racing brethren.
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 16:34 Published in Driver and Team Releases
THOROLD, ONTARIO (August 8, 2020) ... Reigning S&W Service Centre 358 Modified track champion Gary Lindberg from Ridgeway, Ontario won the main event as the mighty Modifieds headlined the August 8th racing program at the historic Merrittville Speedway Saturday night. Lindberg found the winning line on the final restart to claim the victory. Rob Murray of St. Catharines won a battle of former track champions in the Hoosier Stock feature. Ridgeway, Ontario’s Josh Sliter found victory lane again in the Rona Doidge Building Centres Mod Lites. Rob Goulding of Port Colborne won the Central Fabricating/Glo & Go 4 Cylinders, with Welland, Ontario’s Josh Dmytrow winning in the James’ Auto & Speed V6’s.
The S & W Service Centre 358 Modified feature saw Tyler Willard start on the pole with “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell to his outside. Gary Lindberg made the most of his third-place starting spot to get the lead from Willard early. After multiple restarts with Willard to his outside, Lindberg lined up alongside Bicknell and was able to drive away, finding speed on the bottom line in 1 & 2, while running the top in 3 & 4. Willard would settle for second, while Mike Bowman drove from 13th starting position to finish third. Pete Bicknell and Fred Carleton rounded out the top Five.
Barry Beck and last week’s winner Dave Bailey lead the field to green in Hoosier Stock action. However, it was another defending track champion starting third on the grid in Rob Murray who would capture the victory. Bailey led early with Murray on his bumper for multiple laps. Eventually, Murray was able to slide by on the inside and take the win over Bailey, Donny Lampman, Ryan Beagle, and Steve Shaw Sr.
Defending track champions winning was a common theme as Josh Sliter won on Saturday night in the RONA/Doidge Building Centres Modified Lites. Sliter, who started from pole, was strong early but Jeffery May began to reel him in halfway through the race, gaining .2 seconds per lap on the leader before a caution. On the restart, Sliter was able to drive away from May and hold him off to win on back-to-back Saturdays at Merrittville Speedway.
In the Central Fabricating/Glo & Go Tanning 4 Cylinder event, Austin Werstroh controlled most of the race, leading Rob Goulding, Leroy Buscumb and Jay Moulton. However, several cautions never gave Werstroh the chance to get away from the pack. Goulding eventually got by Werstroh, whose front-end bodywork was damaged and may have affected his car. Goulding held off Buscumb to take the checkers driving for Jay Moulton.
Pontiac power propelled Josh Dmytrow to victory lane in the James Auto and Speed V6’s. Rick Beales started from the pole and was strong early, with Dmytrow starting to his outside. In the end, it would be Dmytrow who was able to take the lead and hold off a charging John Couture late to get the win.
Fans are encouraged to keep up to date with all the schedules and if any changes are needed by following Merrittville on social media including Facebook (facebook.com/MerrittvilleSpeedway), Twitter (@Merrittville), and now on Instagram (@merrittvillespeedway).
For results, point standings, and more, check out www.merrittvillespeedway.com
Sunday, 09 August 2020 15:17 Published in Results & Points
THOROLD, ONTARIO (August 1, 2020) ... Port Colborne, Ontario’s Greg Panunte survived a barrage of restarts to claim the victory in the Rick’s Delivery DIRTcar Sportsman feature Saturday night at Merrittville Speedway.
Sunday, 02 August 2020 18:52 Published in Results & Points
SWEDESBORO, NJ – 28 premier Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified drivers charged into 100 laps of the unknown at the newly reconfigured high-banked, Bridgeport Motorsports Park at outset of the ‘King of the Big Blocks’ 100.
Thursday, 30 July 2020 19:26 Published in Results & Points
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 17, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway officials, along with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, have announced the inaugural Pinty’s 100 scheduled for August 17-18, 2020 has been postponed until the 2021 season.
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 21:09 Published in Press Releases
THOROLD, ONTARIO (June 27, 2020) ... Racing returned to “Canada’s Oldest Dirt Track” Saturday Night as defending track champion Brad Rouse from St. Catharines, Ontario won the main event for the RM Racing Lubricants/Rick’s Delivery DIRTcar Sportsman as part of Operation Green Flag: Mission Merrittville Speedway.
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:21 Published in Results & Points
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 25, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway officials, along with the Super DIRTcar Series, have announced the 2020 Rev’s Full Throttle Triple Crown Showdown scheduled for July 6 has been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing closure of the Canada-USA border.
Friday, 26 June 2020 11:38 Published in Press Releases