After the success of the inaugural Canadian Short Track Nationals this fall, Jukasa Motor Speedway is expanding the event next season.
For it’s second year hosting the event Jukasa Motor Speedway will once again feature a Pro Late Model event headlining a program held during the weekend of Aug. 31 through Sept. 1 offering a total purse of $300,000.
Event organizers have also decided to lengthen the feature event from 200 to 250 laps.
“We said that we wanted to make this the biggest short track race in North America - and we absolutely meant it,” said Jukasa Motor Speedway General Manager Alex Nagy. “There’s an infectious energy being around the (Jukasa Motor Speedway) ownership group because they don’t take any half-measures. They go full-out every time they try to accomplish something - and growing this event is no exception to that.”
Jukasa Motor Speedway ownership and management wants this event to become a ‘Crown Jewel’ event in Canada and on every short track racer’s calendar throughout North America and to help make that happen organizers are paying $75,000 to the winner of the Pro Late Model event with a minimum to start the 250-lap event at $3,500.
“We were humbled by the incredible turnout that we had for the first edition of the (Canadian Short Track) Nationals,” added Nagy. “The atmosphere was electric; the stands were jam-packed and the talent on-track was second to none.
“We want to do that again this Summer - but even bigger. When the doors first swung back open (at Jukasa Motor Speedway), we knew that we didn’t just want to be another place for fans to come and watch a race. We want to be one of the premier facilities in the country and we want to host some of the biggest races in all of North America.”
In addition to the Pro Late Model headliner, the Canadian Short Track Nationals weekend will also feature a 50-lap Super Stock showcase paying $5,000 to the winner plus a $10,000 to win 75 lap Outlaw Super Late Model shootout. “
The boost in purse for the 2019 event follows a future plan by Jukasa Motor Speedway ownership to offer an expected $500,000 purse for the 2020 event and a record-breaking $1,000,000 purse promised for 2021.
“We want to make sure that we give the fans, the race teams and the sponsors something to talk about for a long, long time and we’re confident that we can make that happen,” says Nagy. “Believe me - we’re just getting warmed up. There are big things ahead on the horizon and we couldn’t be more excited to have everyone along for the ride with us.”
Jukasa Motor Speedway is a .625-mile paved speedway located in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada. The track first opened in 1966 as Cayuga Speedway and remained opened until it ceased regular operations in 2010.
With new ownership in 2016 the facility underwent extensive renovations. Among the changes at the facility include a complete redesign and asphalt recovering of the racing surface and upgrades for competitors and fans throughout the entire 350-acre site. The facility can also accommodate nearly 800 campsites with many offering services to campers.
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|Series||NASCAR Canada , Stock car|
|Location||Jukasa Motor Speedway|