Thursday, July 26, 2007


Thorold, Ontario (July 26) There’s just 11 days now to Merrittville Speedway’s biggest event of the season Monday August 6th and like the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Race Teams and the hometown hero L. St. Amand Enterprises 358 Modifieds – the Thorold track’s Hoosier Stocks and Lucas Oil Open Wheel Lites are also getting ready for the big show.

“Week in and week out,” relates (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell, “drivers from both of these divisions put on some great racing for the fans … and for the Hoosier Stocks – their event sets the stage for the combined Duel on the Dirt Events later this season.”

The Duel on the Dirt is a unique two track Mini-series involving the Merrittville Speedway Hoosier Stocks and the Brighton Speedway Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks in home track and combined events.

Launching in 2005 with just a single event at each track it grew last season to include two ‘hometrack’ events prior to the two combined fall events and that format will continue this season.

Rob Murray led Team Merrittville to the second straight victory as well as the individual championship last season and currently leads the Merrittville Home Track Points leading up to August 6th’s 25 lap Event. Mike Dooley was the Inaugural Duel on the Dirt Title in 2005 as did Team Merrittville.

The three star holiday racing spectacular also includes the Lucas Oil Open Wheel Lites and most nights the big time racing these small in stature cars put on is worth the price of admission alone.

“You wouldn’t think that a motorcycle engine could put so much power to the track,” adds Bicknell, “but with the track conditions as they are some nights – the open Wheel Lites are just as fast as our Sportsmen … August 6th’s show definitely will have something for everyone.”

Of course the main event will be the 100 lap Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Event for the Big Block Modifieds.

Your local Dirt Track is where it’s at and it’s at Merrittville Speedway Monday August 6th. The star studded Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks are set to challenge our home town heroes in the 100 lap Trevor Wilkens Memorial presented by Toolneeds. With plenty of free camping, the Club Castropignano Pasta Dinner and much more – it’s puts Merrittville Speedway on the map as a must see event. It’s been a Holiday Tradition since 1972 – make it yours in 2007! To learn more call 905-892-8266 or visit

From Jim Irvine - Merrittville Public Relations

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