NASCAR Pinty’s Series Finale Moved To Jukasa Motor Speedway

NASCAR Pinty's Series Finale Moved To Jukasa Motor Speedway

Canadian Championship Returns To Ontario Track


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 2, 2017) – NASCAR will crown its 2017 championship for stock car racing in Canada at the track that helped launch the series. NASCAR and Jukasa Motor Speedway announced today that the season finale for the NASCAR Pinty's Series will be moved to the Hagersville, Ontario, track.


The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 23.


"We are looking forward to crowning our 2017 NASCAR Pinty's Series champion at Jukasa Motor Speedway," said George Silbermann. "Since the track was re-opened, we have talked about the series' return at some point, and when the opportunity arose to host the finale, they stepped up. The track has substantial history with the NASCAR Pinty's Series and stock car racing in Canada, and it's extremely fitting we crown Canada's national champion there."


Due to management changes at Kawartha Downs, NASCAR and Kawartha have agreed to mutually terminate the sanction for the event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16.


Jukasa, formerly known as Cayuga Speedway, was open from 1966-2009. Through its history, it hosted countless high-profile racing events and notable NASCAR stars from Dale Earnhardt and Bobby Allison to Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth. The .625-mile paved oval held the inaugural NASCAR Pinty's Series race in May of 2007. It held two races in each of the series' first two years before it closed.


The track was purchased in 2016 by Kenny Hill and Jerry Montour, and repaving began in late 2016.


"We've made no secret that we're looking to return the track to its status as 'Canada's Crown Jewel,' and hosting the country's championship event is a big step toward that goal," said Jukasa General Manager Alex Nagy. "When NASCAR approached us with the possibility of being added to the schedule, we jumped at the opportunity. A lot of hard work has gone into returning this track to its glory, and the season finale is a perfect stage for us."


The track now features banking up to 8.5 degrees with slight banking on the previously flat straightaways. The racing surface has also been expanded to 60 feet. The track sits on more than 350 acres and boasts 1,100 campsites.


The NASCAR Pinty's Series just completed its annual swing through western Canada, with Alex Labbe winning two of the three races to take the points leader over Kevin Lacroix and NASCAR Next driver Cayden Lapcevich. The race at Jukasa is one of five events remaining, with the series next racing at Quebec's Circuit de Trois-Rivieres on Sunday, Aug. 13.


Jason Christley
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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OSCAAR Divisions Highlight This Weekend’s Action at Peterborough Speedway

OSCAAR Divisions Highlight This Weekend's Action at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


There's a fresh page on the calendar, but the 50th Anniversary Season excitement continues at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. Saturday, August 5th Peterborough Speedway hosts the Touring Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier, with the year's only regular season appearance by the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model and Modified tours. Also on the program will be the OSCAAR Midgets, Pro Midgets and the home track Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun and Jiffy Lube Mini Stock divisions. Kicking-off the 2017 Hot August Nights Series with such a high-profile event is sure to pack in the crowd.


There have been 5 different Super Late Model feature winners in 6 starts so far this year. Glenn Watson's pair of Kawartha Speedway checkered flags have him leading the point standings by 25 markers over Charlie Gallant. Tyler Hawn, Gary Passer and John Cadman Jr. round-out the Super Late Model top 5. Former Peterborough Speedway regular Cory Horner and Chris Milwain each have a pair of OSCAAR Modified main event wins, with Horner leading the standings by a slim 2-point margin over A.J. Emms, who has yet to score an 'A' main victory. Luke Gignac, Milwain and Gary Elliott complete the top 5 in Modified points. Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says the Hot August Nights Series is the perfect place to showcase the OSCAAR stars.


"With the OSCAAR classes after guaranteed starting spots for the 25th running of the Autumn Colours Classic, fans will see a great show," Josiasse said. "Our home track 4Fun and Mini Stock divisions are also on the docket and looking for a boost in the overall standings. There should be some edge of your seat excitement every time the green flag waves."


For the Touring Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier – Saturday, August 5th – pit gates will open at2:00, with the general admission grandstands unlocked at 4:00. The first qualifying heat race rolls to starting line at 6:00. The Super Late Models are slated for a 50-lap feature event, with the Modifieds running a 30 lapper.


Full schedule details and the latest news can always be found by logging ontowww.peterboroughspeedway.com, liking the Peterborough Speedway Facebook page or following the track on Twitter. Fans can also download the free app on their Smartphone.

Photo attachment: Ashley McCubbin, www.shorttrackmusings.com


Glenn Watson (#22) and Tyler Hawn (#2) work through traffic during an OSCAAR Super Late Model event earlier this season. 4 OSCAAR divisions will be featured during the Touring Chase for the Colours event – Saturday, August 5th – at Peterborough Speedway.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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Payea seeks to break his own record

Payea seeks to break his own record


For Immediate Release                                                             ACT-080117-12


SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Scott Payea of Colchester, Vt. will attempt to extend his record-setting American Canadian Tour (ACT) winning streak in the Coastal 100 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Saturday, August 5.


Payea recently drove the Harrison Redi-Mix Dodge Charger No. 37 to a record fourth straight Late Model win at Seekonk Speedway - despite being passed for the lead twice.


The Seekonk victory was Payea's 12th on the American Canadian Tour. It moved him into fifth place on the all-time ACT Late Model win list.


Dillon Moltz of Waterford, Conn., Rich Dubeau of Lebanon, NH, Jimmy Hebert of Williamstown, Vt., Jason Corliss of Barre, Vt. and Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Mass. are among the drivers who will attempt to end Payea's streak.


Corliss, an ACT Rookie of the Year contender, is currently fourth in the championship point standings. He finished a close second to Payea at Seekonk.


MacDonald has four top-5's in his last four ACT appearances at Beech Ridge including a 2013 win.


Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is located on 70 Holmes Road in Scarborough, Maine, one-half mile from the Maine Turnpike.


Grandstands open at 3 p.m. Qualifying events begin at 7 p.m. The NASCAR Nites Pro Series, Sport Series and Wildcat divisions will also be in action. Adult admission/$25 – Kids 12 and under admitted free.


For additional information, visit acttour.com or beechridge.com.



Contact: ACT office – 802-244-6963; Tom Herzig – 802-249-2850

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