THOROLD – Lucas Oil presented the 62nd Anniversary Nostalgia Night at Merrittville Speedway July 13, with Mike Bowman taking the 50 lap Lucas Oil Slick Mist 50 Jerry Winger Memorial for the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds.
Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series action also saw Adam Leslie, Kevin Knapp, Tim Anderson and Tyler Lafantaisie in Victory Lane in the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman, Hoosier Stock, J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite and Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Divisions.
Just prior to race time, Lloyd Holt and Terry St. Amand were announced as the 2013 Inductees into the L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame on the CAA Stage in front of the grandstands.
“I first came to Merrittville as a fan in the early 50’s,” remembered Lloyd Holt, “starting with the Jalopy Division and up – I had some great times with my brother-in-law Harvey Hainer Sr., Billy Matthews and Ray Stevens and raced against a lot of friends.”
Holt recalled rolling his race car the first time out and refiring it to finish the event, a scene he replayed many other times over his career. He also revealed several tricks of the sport back in the day: “We needed some speed, so at first we added some moth balls to the fuel and even worked on the cylinder heads and even back then you couldn’t do that.”
Terry St. Amand’s career as a driver, car owner and sponsor also began from watching the action from the grandstands. Now, having competed in five different decades, he reflected, “I never knew when to quit racing … it’s in your blood. I’d sell all my equipment off and a few years later – I’d be back into it again. Tonight is extra special for me and my family … racing is what we do.”
Just prior to the L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame Inductions, Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modified Driver Tim Jones was announced as the B&C Truck Centre Mack Canada Driver of the Week.
LUCAS OIL SLICK MIST 50 JERRY WINGER MEMORIAL BOBCAT OF HAMILTON DIRTcar 358 MODIFIED FEATURE (50 laps) Mike Bowman, Pete Bicknell, Tyler McPherson, Fred Carleton, Chad Chevalier, Ryan Susice, Tim Jones, Scott Wood, Bill Bleich, Mat Williamson, Brandon Easey, Mark D’Ilario, Tommy Flannigan, Shayne Pierce, Todd Gordon, Chris Steele, Brett Clark, Erick Rudolph, Ken Winnfield, Rick Hoctor, Robbie Krull.
RICK’S DELIVERY DIRTcar SPORTSMAN – (25 laps) Adam Leslie, Cody McPherson, Brad Rouse, Rob Knapp, Jason Farraway, Boyd MacTavish, Greg Panunte, Gary Lindberg, BJ Willard, Jason Moore, Robbie Rounce, Austin Wood, Joey Mastroianni, Paul Gaboury, Justin Sharp, Jordan Cosco, Robert Baker, Travis Miller, Gord McIntosh, Charlie Lynch, Chris Bellamy, Paul Williamson, Brent Begolo, George Bosse. DNQ – Derek Hodge, Ron MacAulay, Pat Sonnenberg, Paul Cunningham.
HOOSIER STOCK FEATURE (20 laps) Kevin Knapp, Pete Reid, Billy Hogue, Jason Fontaine, Brad Sheehan, Paul Wichert, Rob Murray, Mark Fawcett, Jim Lampman, James Thompson, Bryce Richardson, Mike Green, Marcel Michaud.
J&S HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING MODIFIED LITE FEATURE (15 laps) Tim Anderson, Derek Wagner, Jason Corless, Josh Sliter, Rick Koabel, Paul Klager, Randy Hollingshead, Evan Leonard, Rejean LeMieux, Jeffrey May, Dylan Davidsoon, Kory Howe.
TURN 4 COLLISION 4 CYLINDER (15 laps) Tyler Lafantaisie, Kyle Pelrine, Evan Curtis, Rob Overholt, Mike Sadusek, Rob Goulding, Rocco Conte, Jason Coutu, Tony Kelly, Sam Iftody, Chris Laskey, Chris Sheppard, Kevin Conley, Greg Wilson, Kourtney Kocarik, Dillan Sliter, Jeff Larmet, Leroy Buscumb, Nathan Monahan, Brandon Boychuck, Kyle Haynes, Mike Giberson, John Held, Garnet Wilson, Gabriel Attallah, Bob Gill.
UPCOMING AT MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY
Semenuk’s Esso and Archer Truck Services will present a Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Event Saturday July 20 that features the second round of the Turn 4 Collision 4 Cylinder Triple Crown Series in addition to action in the Bobcat of Hamilton 358 Modifieds, Rick’s Delivery Sportsman, Hoosier Stock and J&S Heating and Air Conditioning Modified Lite Divisions.
The Grandstand Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Showtime is 7 p.m.
For further information – call the Speedway Office at 905-892-8266 or visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com.
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