The re-signing marks Merrittville’s 66th season of operation as Canada’s oldest and longest operating dirt track.
Raceline Radio is heard in Merrittville’s immediate market serving their loyal fan base on News Talk 610, CKTB St.Catharines, Sunday nights at 9 PM, and Saturday afternoons at 4 PM.
“66 consecutive years of operation just adds to the national importance of Merrittville’s legacy in Canadian motorsport. To exist this many years consecutively is a monumental and historic accomplishment. I’m very proud of my personal and professional history with Merrittville, going back to the days of announcing there during the era where my wife Janice’s family co-owned the facility in the 70’s and 80’s, through to our current partnership with Raceline Radio on News Talk 610 CKTB. Don Spiece’s new ownership era will make sure Merrittville’s tradition continues for new generations of race fans. The Raceline Radio Network is honoured to be part of the new era. We love to tell the Merrittville story for fans across Niagara and across Canada,” stated Niagara-based Raceline Radio Network anchor Erik Tomas.
“Congratulations to Erik and The Raceline Radio Network as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary Season connecting race fans with all the news of our sport,” wished new Merrittville Speedway Owner Don Spiece. “2017 is a milestone year for me with the purchase of the facility. My new relationship with Canada’s motorsport authority will surely help continue to grow the storied history of Merrittville,” Spiece added.
News Talk 610 CKTB St.Catharines is one of 16 Raceline Radio Network affiliates across Canada. The Network covers auto racing locally, regionally, nationally and internationally year-round boasting 19 airings per week.
Raceline Radio is broadcast from the studios of AM 900 CHML Hamilton Ontario, and linked to Sportsnet 590 The FAN Toronto Ontario, is distributed and marketed by Rogers Communications.
For more information about The Raceline Radio Network:
Erik Tomas: Anchor/Producer/Affiliate Relations
O: 905-892-0411 C: 289-407-4410
About The Raceline Radio Network: Canada’s first national motorsport radio show has been recognized as Canada’s national radio motorsport authority for the past 25 years. The award-winning program, a presentation of Subaru Canada, covers all forms of auto racing, featuring local, regional, national and international racing series including NASCAR, Formula One and IndyCar, with special emphasis on road rallying and Canadian drivers through timely interviews with the sports’ biggest stars and newsmakers. Raceline Radio is anchored and produced by Canadian broadcast veteran Erik Tomas and is networked across Canada through 16 major market affiliates, and is aired 19 times weekly, year round. The Raceline Radio Network is flag-shipped across Canada from AM 900 CHML Radio Hamilton and Sportsnet 590 The FAN Toronto, and is distributed and marketed by Rogers Communications.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/racelineradionetwork Twitter: @ETRaceline
Raceline Radio Podcasts: http://www.sportsnet.ca/590/raceline-radio/
About CKTB: News Talk 610 CKTB radio, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada broadcasts at 610 AM at 50 thousand watts with a news/talk/sports format. CKTB studios are located in the former mansion of William Hamilton Merritt, the main promoter of the first Welland Ship Canal. CKTB programming is a mixture of locally-produced Canadian and American syndicated programs, owing to its position between the cities of Hamilton, Ontario and Buffalo, New York. News Talk 610 CKTB is your trusted station for a daily dose of information and entertainment from around the world and around the corner. Join the Conversation on News Talk 610 CKTB!
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About Merrittville Speedway: Merrittville Speedway is a 3/8 mile banked clay oval track in Thorold, Ontario; only 12 miles from the U.S border at Niagara Falls. 2017 marks Merrittville’s 66th consecutive season of operation as Canada’s oldest and longest operating dirt track. Regular Saturday night racing features 5 action packed Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Divisions. Weeknight specials headline The BRP Can-Am 360 Late Models, Sprint Cars, The DIRTcar Touring Series for Big Block Modified’s, 358 Modifieds and Sportsman Modifieds, plus Enduro events. On Tuesday evenings from May to September, The Merrittville Kart Club showcases new and up-coming racing stars. Historic Merrittville Speedway is The Best Family Entertainment in Niagara!
Internet: www.merrittvillespeedway.com Twitter: @Merrittville