BRIAN’S TIRE REPAIR AUTOGRAPH NIGHT AT MERRITTVILLE TO CROWN 2012 CHAMPIONS ”“ 358 MODIFIEDS FEATURED IN 50 LAP SPENCER MEMORIAL Thorold, Ontario (August 30) Brian’s Tire Repair Night at Merrittville Speedway finds one of the biggest supporters of local racers through all 5 Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Divisions presenting the 2012 Championship Chase Finale in Saturday September 1st’s Family Autograph Night. “Race fans are in for a real treat,” exclaims (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “there is lots to settle throughout the top 12 in each division and prior to all the feature excitement ”“ we’ll also have a real fan favorite event ”¦ Autograph Night!” The 50 lap John Spencer Memorial Event for the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified has Larry Lampman Jr. as the defending Race Winner in an event that honors John Spencer ”“ a driver that lost his life back in the 50’s as a result of a racing accident at the former Stamford Race Track. A winner’s list from the modern era includes Pete Bicknell, Fred Carleton, Chad Brachmann, Mike Bowman and defending Winner Lampman. The original annual trophy also includes former winners Jerry Winger, Murray Stricker, Bruce Van Dyke, George Winger, Bill Rafter, Sandy MacPherson and Lloyd Holt. Three drivers could almost miss the night and still win their respective Point Championships as Cody McPherson appears to have his first Original Pizza Logs Sportsman Title wrapped up ”“ leading his cousin BJ Willard by 76 points. Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder defending champion Rocco Conte leads Tony Kelly by 80 points while former Hoosier Stock Champion Rob Murray leads his stepson Brad Sheehan by 111 points. In the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds, Pete Bicknell leads runner up Mat Williamson by 26 points while in the J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lites ”“ Josh Sliter holds a 34 point edge on Derek Wagner. Both drivers have a chance at their first titles but it will all depend on where they finish and most importantly ”“ where the point leaders are. If you look at each of the point races by clicking on http://speednetdirect.com/points.php...v_step=results you will see that through all the divisions some shuffling could go on as drivers look to advance in the standings ”¦ hold their positions or maybe bump someone out of the Top 12 for the all important Point Fund Awards being handed out at the Awards Banquet. You really couldn’t ask for a better Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Show ”¦ but wait ”¦ there’s more! During the course of the evening ”“ all of Merrittville’s race teams will assemble on the front stretch for an Autograph Session. The gates at the start finish line will open and race fans of all ages can take part. Every driver will have custom autograph cards to sign for you and many will have special treats for younger race fans as well! It’s all part of Brian’s Tire Night at Merrittville Speedway. Brian’s Tire Repairs specializes in Large Truck Repairs of Domestic and Foreign Vehicles. Call their 24 Hour Emergency Service number at 905-646-7508 for mobile service or visit their newly expanded and renovated St. Catharines location at 3 Petrie Street for all your Tire needs for cars and trucks. You can also visit Brian’s Tire Repair on line at http://www.brianstirerepair.com/ When the gates open at 5:30 Saturday September 1st ”“ the grandstand front gate area should have quite a display of race cars as Team Brian’s Tire is well represented throughout all divisions Saturday Nights and in Kart Racing Tuesday Nights as well. Showtime is 7:00 For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 61st Consecutive Season in 2012 including the Brian’s Tire Repair Championship Chase Finale featuring the 50 lap John Spencer Memorial and Autograph Night - 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 Merrittville Speedway’s only Sunday Show of 2012 when the Grantham Lions presents Smash-o-Rama featuring the $1000 to win 100 lap Enduro accelerated by Niagara College and the Freestyle Monster Truck Show featuring Aftershock and Krazy Train. It all begins at 12 Noon! 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. 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.