@Pintysfoods • @Merrittville • THOROLD, ON – Hot on the heels of its sponsorship of the successful Pinty’s All-Star Curling Skins Game, in Banff, Alberta, the company is turning its attention to one of its new summertime properties. For 2015, Merrittville Speedway’s 358 Modified division will have title sponsorship from Pinty’s Delicious Foods.
“It’s wonderful to have a sponsor like Pinty’s join us … they are so engaged and committed to growing the sport (racing),” said (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones. “For several years, Pinty’s have been avid supporters of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. And in 2015, race fans will see them every Saturday night as the new division sponsor of our 358 Modified Division.”
Former champion Chad Brachmann of Sanborn NY kicked off the 2014 Championship Chase with a win for his new race team in what would be his only win of the season – settling for the runner-up spot behind first time champion and three time winner Mat Williamson of St. Catharines. Eight other drivers visited victory lane throughout the season; a roster that did not include 23-time champ Pete Bicknell.
ABOVE: TONY SPITERI, VP OF MARKETING FOR PINTY’S, AT A ‘WING EATING CONTEST’ AT THE NASCAR FINALE, LAST FALL AT KAWARTHA SPEEDWAY. FOR 2015, PINTY’S IS SPONSORING THE 358 CLASS AT MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY (PHOTO BY GREG MACPHERSON).
“We are looking forward to celebrating the stars of Merrittville and broadening our support of racing,” said Anthony Spiteri, Vice President of Marketing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods. “Dirt track racing and Pinty’s are the perfect partners. Merrittville is in the business of entertainment and Pinty’s is in the business of ‘eatertainment.’ We are fans, too, and can’t wait for the new season to take to the track.”
ABOUT PINTY’S DELICIOUS FOODS:Pinty’s, established in 1943, is a privately held Canadian food manufacturer with operations in Paris, Oakville and Port Colborne, Ontario. Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Pinty’s employs over 400 team members marketing and manufacturing Pinty’s Pub & Grill and Pinty’s EatWell products as well as a wide array of private label and food service food products. Pinty’s is an official sponsor or partner of NASCAR, NFL, CFL, Toronto Blue Jays, Eugenie Bouchard (WTA Tennis), Team Homan (Canadian Curling Association) in Canada and the Annual TSN All Star Curling Skins Game.For further information click on www.pintys.com or follow Pinty’s on Twitter: @pintysfoods and on Facebook at facebook.com/pintysfoods
From Jim Irvine / Assistant General Manager, Merrittville Speedway