Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series 100 Heads to Merrittville on August 6

THOROLD, ONT – At Harvey’s in Port Colborne you can enjoy Toonie Shakes all summer long!

On Monday August 6th – you will surely enjoy Ground Shakes all night long as the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series makes it annual must see visit for the 100 lap Main Event!

The heart-pounding, high-powered, pedal-mashing entertainment also includes Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series Events for the David Chevrolet Sportsman who will also be featured in a 30 lap BEI Lightning Series Event. Hoosier Stocks and the Central Fabricating & Welding 4 Cylinder Divisions round out the Civic Holiday Tradition.

When you look back over the history of the event first held in 1972 … a virtual who’s who of DIRTcar Northeast Modified racing has found success.

Previous winners still active include defending race winner Matt Sheppard, 2015 Winner Mat Williamson, 2013 Winner Mike Bowman, Danny Johnson, Alan Johnson, Brett Hearn, Jimmy Phelps, Pete Bicknell and Steve Paine.

The Super DIRTcar Series Point Standings has Sheppard leading Erick Rudolph who won the most recent Super DIRTcar Series stop at Weedsport.

Like Williamson or Bowman or Pete Bicknell or Jamie Turner, Ron Smoker, Davey Moore, Don Turner and Lloyd Holt before them … will it be a Saturday Night S&W Service Centre 358 Modified Regular that takes the Checkered Flag?

If you remember last year’s event … local stand-out Gary Lindberg came home in the runner-up spot while Mat Williamson, Chad Brachmann, Mike Bowman, Ryan Susice took home 4th to 7th place finishes.

You’ll want to be in your seat just before race time when the Thorold Auto Parts Pace Truck takes the field right in front of the grandstands for Driver Introductions!

In a tradition that began with the first Bob St. Amand Senior Memorial 8 years ago … the starting field will come right down in front of you in the grandstands. Prior to remembering Bob Senior … the event honored Trevor Wilkens for 17 years.

In addition to Toonie Shakes – you can also enjoy Toonie Slushes all summer long at Harvey’s.

Harvey’s has had a long history of serving Canadians great tasting burgers.

For more than 50 years, Harvey’s Restaurants have been Canadian owned and operated, serving Canadians all across our beautiful country. Much has changed in the past 50 years however the recipe has remained true and delicious as ever.

Harvey’s grill-masters charbroil each burger to perfection at 600 degrees on an open flame grill.

Once the burger sits in front of you, you choose from a selection of fresh toppings and together your perfect burger is built right before your eyes.

Your burger is made just the way you want it … now that’s a beautiful thing!

Visit your local Harvey’s – especially at 575 Main Street West in Port Colborne or to learn more visit on Harvey’s on line at

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Monday August 6th’s Harvey’s and Baron Roofing presentation of the 100 lap Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series Event – it’s unparalleled … unrivalled and unsurpassed and it’s a must see event. Since 1972 – a who’s who of DIRTcar Modified Racing have converged on the d-shaped oval the first Monday in August.

When the Grandstand Ticket Office and Pit Gates open at 4 PM – the Club Castropignano Pasta Dinner begins and runs until 6.
Race teams and race fans alike can prepare for the Civic Holiday tradition in advance as tickets for the pre-race Club Castropignano Pasta Dinner Tickets are now available.
Feast on fresh pasta and meatballs, garden salad, dinner roll and a can of Pepsi for $12 on Race Day. Get your tickets at the Speedway Office at 905-892-8266.

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