If you are looking for something unique to do with the family this Summer, head to Merrittville Speedway! Located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold, just 12 miles from Niagara Falls, Merrittville Speedway is full of excitement and thrills for the whole family to enjoy! If you are sick of doing the same old family outings, think outside the box and head to the track! Open seasonally, Summer is the time to get out and experience the Merrittville Speedway.
For 62 consecutive seasons, the Merrittville Speedway is an action-packed Niagara Falls event drawing crowds from all around Ontario — motor sport enthusiasts jam the open seating in the grand stands for this live and unpredictable show! This season, Saturday nights belong to “Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Events” featuring five Divisions: 358 Modified, Sportsman, Hoosier, Modified Lite and Four Cylinder with local heroes and up and coming new stars that attracts all age groups. The Merrittville Speedway mascot “Crash Cougar” is a hit among the young ones and they will be thrilled to get signed autographs from their favourite racer of the night who will stick around after the race to answer questions and pose for pictures. Every Saturday night, the speedway hosts a “Kids Club” in which there is a different fun and interactive event taking place. Click here for a schedule of “Kids Club” events. Make plans to bring your friends and family and enjoy a staycation at the speedway with plenty of free parking and camping spots!
This recent article in the St.Catharines Standard captures the Merrittville Speedway experience and features an interview with a long-time race fan: Click here.
The Merrittville Speedway offers a full concessions stand, free parking, restrooms and on-site security! This is an inexpensive alternative for a full night of family fun.
Students (13-18): $10.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Kids (8-12): $5.00
*Children under 8 are FREE!*
For the entire stock car season schedule click here.
“It’s more of a family thing, than a guy thing. Our demographic is 50% women and 50% men”, says Erica Bicknell-Jones, Merrittville Speedway GM. It’s this focus that drives so many families to the Niagara Region in the first place. Besides viewing the majestic Niagara Falls in itself, Clifton Hill is the prime tourist draw for families in Niagara. With an annual estimate at approximately 12 million visitors, it’s beneficial to have a street that focuses primarily on family entertainment and attractions to keep everyone interested. These include such attractions like the Niagara Skywheel, Dinosaur Adventure Golf, multiple museums such as Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars and a massive 70,000 square foot arcade called the Great Canadian Midway. Even better is finding a Niagara Falls package for a considerable discount. The Clifton Hill Fun Pass is just the package that tourists visiting Niagara Falls will love. Five attractions: the Niagara Skywheel, Dinosaur Adventure Golf OR Galaxy Golf (indoor glow-in-the-dark miniature golf), Ghostblasters Interactive Dark Ride, the XD Theatre, plus additional game tokens to play in the Great Canadian Midway for only $25.95 for Adults and $19.95 for Children (+taxes). Family fun in Niagara Falls doesn’t stop just at attractions though — restaurants that align Clifton Hill such as Boston Pizza focus on supplying you with a full menu of family favourites like gourmet pasta and pizza, while keeping adults and children entertained with attractions within the restaurant like it’s one of a kind, Strike Rock N Bowl. This is a 10-pin, 14 lane bowling alley customized with a Rock N Roll, black-lit theme that keeps everyone engaged!
A great Summer Saturday out with the kids starts with visiting Niagara Falls, enjoying the many attractions on Clifton Hill and then taking the short drive to Merrittville Speedway to catch all the live racecar action! Stay at the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill located directly on Clifton Hill to appreciate incredible savings on packages that are discounted to up to 70% on select attractions within the Build-A-Package option. This gives you a wide variety of things to do in Niagara Falls at a slashed cost…all while staying at a hotel with competitive rates, 5 minutes from the Niagara Falls and with added bonus features like free use of its indoor swimming pool, Wi-Fi and breakfast!
A great day to visit the Merrittville Speedway is on Saturday, August 5th for the Bob St. Amand Sr. Memorial Big Block event. This is a 100 lap event that is going to be huge! It is a Hoosier Stock Duel on the Dirt Big 6 Home Track Event and the 3rd Enduro Qualifier accelerated by Niagara College.
We want everyone to check out everything that the Niagara Region has to offer, and what better way than a contest! Just “like” our Clifton Hill – Niagara Falls Fun Page on Facebook and “like” and “share” this blog and you are automatically entered to win 2 Clifton Hill Fun Passes, 2 games of bowling at Strike Rock N Bowl and 2 tickets to the Merrittville Speedway for the Bob St. Amand Sr. event on August 5th! Draw closes Friday, July 12th at 10:00 am and the draw is shortly afterwards.
For more information on the Merrittville Speedway call 905-892-8266 and visit them on Twitter @Merrittville.
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