New Owners and New Clay breathes New Life into Merritt Speedway

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Jordan Erickson

Jordan Erickson

New owners, Steve and Stacey Potter have been working feverishly to get the New Merritt Speedway ready for the 2013 race season. Steve and his crew have done a phenomenal job resurfacing the track and it showed during practice this past Saturday. Every class was represented including the Lightning Mini Sprints with a total car count near 50. The father son duo of Larry and Jeff Cade (UMP Modified) had just one of many spirited battles during the night. Past Champions, Cody Bauer, Caleb Kill and T.J. Erickson were all on hand fine tuning their equipment and driving skills in an effort to gain an advantage on the competition come opening night. Many of the drivers in attendance raved that the track was very racy and had plenty of bite and are all excited for the season opener this coming Saturday, May 11th.

The rest of the staff has also been busy getting the grounds, concessions, Pit Stop Novelty Shop and the Tailgate Bar and Grill ready for this Saturday’s, “Mother’s Day Special” season opener. All five of the regular classes, UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Pro Trucks, Pro Streets and Factory Stocks will be joined by the Lightning Mini Sprints to complete the full 6 in 1 show.

The Pit Stop Novelty Shop has been stocked with all New Merritt Speedway apparel and souvenirs so be sure to arrive early to give yourself ample time to browse before the racing begins. The Tailgate Bar and Grill will be serving up specialty burgers and fresh baked pizza along with your favorite ice cold beverage while the main and pit concessions will feature all the Merritt goodies you have come to expect at Michigan’s premiere dirt track racing facility. Gates will open at 4:00 PM, Time Trials at 6:00 PM and racing starts at 7:30 PM.

JT Anderson

JT Anderson

Grab your stadium cushions and get geared up for a night of action packed racing this Saturday, May 11th and help the new owners celebrate the beginning of a new era at Merritt Speedway.


See ya at the races.

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