2-14-18 (Jenison, MI) -- Merritt Speedway is pleased to announce a one-time special event that will commemorate the tracks 50 years of operation. The Lake City, Michigan speedway which formed in 1968, will host a two day show on August 3 and 4, 2018.


The celebration of 50 years in operation only comes once and is a tremendous milestone achievement that many dedicated men and women made happen. The largest event on the 2018 calendar will include the Friday and Saturday race, featuring the highest payout of the season.

Gilboes Lock and Safe has stepped up to this massive show and we thank Angie and Lewis Barber for their outstanding support. With over 58-years of experience, Gilboe’s can handle pretty much any lockout or similar task with high efficiency and the most reasonable rates. Featuring 24-hour service, Gilboe’s Lock and Safe can provide peace of mind, offering high quality products and knowledgeable service. Call 800-459-3336 the next time you are in need.

Merritt Speedway has been actively working with other area racetracks to ensure no major conflicts arise on this anniversary weekend celebration. Thank you to all the owners and promoters for helping Merritt and its drivers and fans have a special weekend.


Friday, August 3, will feature qualifying events including heat races, and a large post-race party that will include live entertainment and specials. Saturday, August 4 will showcase big feature races and be capped with a fireworks display. All Merritt’s weekly divisions will race both nights and will all receive increased payouts through the field.

The Gilboe's Lock and Safe 50th Anniversary will be the largest event under the ownership of Michael Blackmer, spanning back to 2015. Many more announcements and details will be released throughout the spring and summer. Be sure to add it to your calendar now, because you won’t want to miss this show.