THOROLD, Ontario (December 22, 2015) – If you can put the recent announcement of their NASCAR Canadian Series Title Sponsorship on the back burner at all – Merrittville Speedway is proud to announce that Pinty’s Delicious Foods will return for the second season as Title Sponsor of the Thorold facility’s 358 Modified Division in 2016.

“When you look at the Canadian Sports Scene … whether it’s the Jays … the CFL and NFL to Tennis, Curling and their new venture increasing their support of NASCAR – Pinty’s is engaged and committed to all the major leagues,” said (Merrittville GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “that’s why it’s so exciting to welcome such a major player back as we look forward to celebrating our 65th season of grass roots short track racing.”

Chad Brachmann of Sanborn NY who won his first title in 2008, was the first Pinty’s Delicious Foods 358 Modified Champion in 2015 holding off 23 time Champion Pete Bicknell and defending Champion Mat Williamson. Those three drivers were of the 10 different winners throughout the season that saw 9 different winners before there was a repeat winner.

“We’re thrilled to support the grass roots of the sport beyond NASCAR,” said Anthony Spiteri, VP of Marketing/Research and Developement, Pinty’s Delicious Foods in a recent interview with Inside Track Motorsport News’ Greg MacPherson prior to unveiling the NASCAR Pinty’s Series partnership, “in addition to being a shareholder at Pinty’s … I’m also a racing fan and can’t wait for the new season to take to the track for Merrittville’s 65th!”

About a decade before Merrittville Speedway’s first ever race, (July 1st 1952), Pinty’s Poultry Ltd. opened in 1943 processing up to 60,000 chickens a week and in 1969 when the Buffalo style Chicken Wing hit Niagara – the Pintwala Family in a few short years were selling over 80,000 pounds of wings across the region weekly.

Today – Pinty’s produces and provides a complete range of premium quality fresh and frozen chicken products to the retail and food service industry throughout Canada.

As the race to the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 heats up in the new year – you could win a trip or one of 49 other instant win prizes in the Touchdown with Pinty’s Contest. Look for Pin Codes inside specially marked packages of Pinty’s NFL Authentic Game Day Chicken Products for your chance to win or visit http://superbowl50.pintys.com/ for further information.

Early in 2016 Merrittville Speedway will release the tentative 65th Anniversary Schedule that will feature the Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series line up for the Pinty’s Delicious Foods 358 Modifieds in addition to the Rick’s Delivery Sportsman, Hoosier Stock, Rev’s Full Throttle Powersports Modified Lite and the Van Raine Construction 4 Cylinder Divisions and special events featuring touring groups.

Merrittville Speedway’s Winter Office Hours at Bicknell Racing Products are Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 5:00 and on Fridays from 9:00 to 4:30. To reach by phone call 905-685-7223 or via e mail ebicknell@cogeco.net.

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 65th Consecutive Season in 2016 – visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. Become a fan of Merrittville Speedway on Face Book at www.facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Merrittville

ABOUT PINTY’S DELICIOUS FOODS: Pinty’s, established in 1943 is a privately held Canadian food manufacturer with operations in Paris, Oakville and Port Colborne Ontario. Headquartered in Burlington Ontario, Pinty’s employs over 400 team members marketing and manufacturing Pinty’s Pub& Grill and Pinty’s EatWell products as well as a wide array of Private Label and Food Service food products. Pinty’s is an official sponsor or partner of NASCAR, NFL, CFL, Toronto Blue Jays, Eugenie Bouchard (WTA Tennis), Teams Homan and Jacobs (Canadian Curling Association) in Canada and the Annual TSN All Star Curling Skins Game.

For further information click on www.pintys.com or follow Pinty’s on Twitter: @pintysfoods and on Facebook at facebook.com/pintysfoods

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2015 64th Anniversary Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions was brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Rick’s Delivery, Rev’s Full Throttle Powersports, Hoosier Tire Canada and Van Raine Construction and Contingency Partners http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/contingency.html 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.

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Race fans can look for Lucas Oil Products at their favourite automotive retailer or maintenance center including Kala’s Home Hardware. KC Auto Parts, RCM Racing Equipment and Tim Phillips Garage.