Find YOUR Everything at Niagara’s largest indoor Shopping Centre and when the 2017 Vansickle Pet Valu & Groomingdales Enduro Qualifier Series accelerated by Niagara College kicks off

THOROLD, ONT – Shoppers know that at the Pen Centre you can Find YOUR Everything at Niagara’s largest indoor Shopping Centre.

If you’re a Race Fan you know that YOUR Everything includes Merrittville Speedway’s Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series especially when that includes the opening round of the 2017 Vansickle Pet Valu & Groomingdales Enduro Qualifier Series accelerated by Niagara College this Saturday May 20th.

“Race fans look forward to seeing race cars on display the first time of the new season at the Pen Centre,” relays (new Merrittville Owner) Don Spiece, “with a couple weeks into the new season – it’s time for race fans to take to the track in our Enduro Series .”

The first Holiday Doubleheader of the season also includes action in the Pinty’s Delicious Foods 358 Modifieds, S&W Service Centre Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks and the Wood Motor Company Modified Lites.

Looking for some initiative to jump-start your Enduro Car?

Challenge family members … friends and co-workers … there is still plenty of time to put a car together. Enduro Racing is part SCIENCE, part STUNT, part INFO-TAINMENT and always 100% ADRENALINE and OUTRAGEOUS FUN.

“Vansickle Pet Valu is all about fun times and great experiences with our pets,” said franchisee Jeff Riley, “and Enduro Racing is all about fun times and great experiences as well … we look forward to hosting the qualifiers and the 100 lap Finale… we’d like to issue a challenge – Get yourself a car and join in!”

“It’s pretty basic,” adds (Merrittville Owner) Don Spiece, “it’s a street car with safety modifications – everything else is stock as you found it … an Enduro Car is not a race car – it’s a car that races. Maybe it’s time you put a beating on your Winter Beater … someone you know may have a wreck that they want to get rid of or your closest automotive recycler may have something for you!”

Who can run in the Enduro Series Events? Throughout the history of Enduro Racing at Merrittville – a complete roster would include some of our regular Saturday Night Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series Racers … drivers that may specialize in events such as these or Demolition Derbies and first time competitors. Minimum age is 16.
Where can I find rules? 2017 Enduro Rules can be found at

Maybe you know someone that has run a qualifier or 100 before … we’re sure they would help you get your car ready!

When are the 2017 Enduro Series Events? Saturday May 20th when the Pen Centre presents the first Qualifier, Saturday June 24th when Avondale Food Stores presents the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and Saturday July 29th when W Abrasives presents the final Qualifier

Vansickle Pet Valu is dedicated to helping local pets in need and partners with local shelters, rescues and charities for adoption events, in store adoptions and pet food bank programs as well as through national donation drives and fund raising campaigns.

After a night at the races … some time at the cottage … after a long run after a rain or for no reason at all –Vansickle Pet Valu has a self-serve dog wash where you can leave the mess behind.

Bring in your dirty dog and leave the mess behind. In a spa-like atmosphere – Groomingdale’s … located in Vansickle Pet Valu supplies everything … shampoo, towels and blow dryers.

Vansickle Pet Valu has all your pet supply needs from food including frozen raw food for dogs and cats to toys and treats.

If you’re looking for a pet – hamsters, gerbils, rabbits and fish are always in store and with ties to different adoption agencies – can help you find puppies and kittens … dogs and cats.

Vansickle Pet Valu is located at 420 Vansickle Road in the Walmart Plaza on 4th Avenue in St. Catharines. Stop in and see them with your pet and receive a FREE TREAT.

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The Pen Centre is Niagara’s largest shopping destination featuring 180 stores and services and 1 million square feet of great shopping. Niagara’s largest enclosed shopping centre features many of the most popular stores and brands, many only available only at the Pen Centre.

The Pen Centre is located at HWY 406 and Glendale Avenue in St. Catharines and Store Hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 9:30 to 6:00 and on Sundays from Noon to 6 PM. For further information visit

The first Holiday Doubleheader at Merrittville Speedway begins when the Great Clips Grandstand Ticket Office opens for Pen Centre Night at 5:30. Showtime Saturday May 20th is 7PM.

For further information on Merrittville Speedway’s 2017 Season visit or call the Winter Office at 905-984-608 or via e mail at Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book ( Speedway) and Twitter (

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2017 66th Anniversary Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions was brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Pinty’s Delicious Foods, S&W Service Centre, Hoosier Tire Canada, Wood Motor Company and Central Fabricating in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at visit them when you require their products and/or services.

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