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Mario Andretti and ET June 2015

Mario Andretti. Interviewing an Icon.

The term “Icon” is thrown around far too often in sports. To become a true icon, an individual has to boast a pedigree of historic proportions, and his notoriety and popularity has to transcend the boundaries of his profession. Mario Gabriel Andretti easily fits the description. Born in Italy, The Andretti family moved to The […]

CMS Region Gateway Photo Caslin Mohammad Annunziata, Kuchyt

Tomas Tales: Another CMS Milestone!

A milestone for the financial future of CMS was realized at this week’s meeting of the Niagara Region’s Planning and Development Services Committee. The Committee gave all-but unanimous approval to include the speedway lands as a key investment in its Niagara Gateway Economic Zone. It means CMS can be eligible for tax incentives and price […]

Brian Stevens in Hauler

Tomas Tales: Special Stevens Memorial at Merrittville.

The loss of well known individuals affects us in different ways. The passing of an entertainment legend reminds us of our past, our youth. We remember their acting, their songs, and perhaps the way they made us laugh. When we lose a sports figure, the emotion is often the same. You feel sad when you […]

Bickford Tomas CMS Motorama 2015

Tomas Tales March 17. 2015

Motorama Brings It! It worked! Our friends at Inside Track Motorsport News Magazine had an idea they could go over the top if they brought the racing, hotrod, tuner, classic and custom car crowds together in one building, and they hit a bases-loaded home run! Linking up the already renowned Motorama Custom Car Show with […]

Merrittville Snow 2015

Tomas Tales: Racing As Old As DIRT by Numbers!

March 6, 2015 Canada’s oldest dirt track, Merrittville Speedway St.Catharines/Thorold still under a heavy blanket of winter white! This time of year, we deal with a lot of dates and a lot of numbers. As numbers go on a calendar, the major racing series issued their 2015 schedules quite a while ago, many just after […]

Brian Stevens early photo

Brian Flyin’ The Heighest He’s Ever Flown!

We are saddened to the core to report noted Niagara DIRT Modified legend “Flyin’ Brian” Stevens has lost his hard fought and courageous race against cancer. He has been sick for a long while, but he’s no longer suffering. Brian was a track champion at Merrittville Speedway, Canada’s oldest dirt track, and ran regularly at […]


CMS Oval Track Designer Drives Final Cup Season!

We all know 4-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon is the designer of the oval portion of our complex, but there’s big news regarding Jeff’s NASCAR career! The celebrated stock car champion whose crossover appeal helped take NASCAR into the mainstream, will compete in his 23rd and final full-time Sprint Cup Series season in […]

AJ Foyt turns 80

Super Tex Turns 80!

Tomorrow is A.J. Foyt’s 80th birthday! The 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner started racing in the 1950’s, so far back, he’s the last driver to win the 500 in a front engine roadster. That was in 1964 when the Leafs were actually winning Stanley Cups! Known for his intensity and oft-time firey temper, AJ is still […]

New Years 2015

Happy New Year!

2015 looks to be an enormous year for The Canadian Motor Speedway development, when all the planning components of the project come together so equipment can be re-deployed to resume activity on site. As documented several times on this website and in media reports and articles, 2014 was taken up with seemingly endless hours of […]


And The Coverage Never Stops!

Tomas Tales, Inside Track Motorsport News. December 2014 Issue The Latest Progress Report on The Canadian Motor Speedway Project. I continue to get asked constantly about what’s happening with The Canadian Motor Speedway ( CMS ) project in Fort Erie Ontario, that’s going to deliver Canada’s first major league oval and road course auto racing […]

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