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DJ Kennington and Brandon Watson Visit JMS Victory Lane to Conclude the 2018 Season.

BY Dan Cabral

HAGERSVILLE, ON.

For Kennington, his NASCAR Pinty’s Series triumph was the first of his 2018 campaign. For Watson, his win during the 50-lap Limited Late Model showcase – a first since Jukasa’s reopening – was the latest chapter in a season that has been spent in victory lane piloting everything from Limited Late Models to Pro Late Models to Super Late Models.

“It feels amazing to finally win one of these (NASCAR Pinty’s Series) races,” beamed Kennington post-race after earning his first series triumph since August 2013. “We’ve felt like we were close so many times in the last three seasons, and to finally break through at Jukasa is an incredible feeling”

Kennington outran former series winner Donald Theetge and 2017 series championship runner-up Kevin Lacroix for the win. Veteran LP Dumoulin captured the 2018 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Championship – his second in five years – with a 10th-place finish in the 200-lap event.

“It’s an honour to win another championship – and being able to clinch it during (Fall Brawl weekend) makes it even more special,” said Dumoulin. “I can’t express just how big of a role my team played with all of their hours in the shop and the incredible amounts of effort they’ve put into our time on the road”

Brandon Watson’s dominant highlight-reel performance in the 50-lap Limited Late Model portion of the event was his second Jukasa win this month, with the third-generation star having captured the APC United Late Model Series Canadian Short Track Nationals 100 on September 1st.

“I can’t say enough about Mike McColl and the cars that McColl Racing Enterprises put together,” said Watson upon clearing post-race technical inspection. “We had a fast car right from practice to time trials to victory lane. My job is the easy part when you have a car as good as this one”

For Jukasa Motor Speedway General Manager Alex Nagy, the second edition of the Pinty’s Fall Brawl event was a fitting end to a tremendous 2018 season.

“This was the best season we could have possibly asked for – and I can’t thank everyone who made it possible,” said Nagy. “From the fans, to our staff, all the teams that passed through the gates here all season – none of this would have been possible without all of us working together”

“2018 was a fantastic year for Jukasa Motor Speedway and we’re going to keep working to make improvements for the fans and the racers. We’re already back in the office working on our 2019 schedule and I’m positive that it’ll be something that will have everyone talking and excited for next season.”

The NASCAR Pinty’s Fall Brawl Looks to Be Just That

By Dan Cabral

HAGERSVILLE, ON – Jukasa Motor Speedway will continue its year of ‘firsts’ on Saturday, September 29th – with the 2018 edition of its Pinty’s Fall Brawl weekend. The two-division spectacular will feature the first ever appearance by the talent-laden Limited Late Model division in a 50-lap Invitational as well as the championship finale for Canada’s National Touring Series – the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.

“I’ve said all along that our purpose for this facility is to give the fans what they want,” says Jukasa Motor Speedway General Manager Alex Nagy. “We’ve had fans and competitors alike asking for a big Ltd. Late Model race since we first re-opened. So, we knew that we had to put something like this together. We’ve had calls and messages coming in from teams all over the province – and I’m positive that our fans are going to be very, very happy with the field that turns out for this event”

One of the first teams to file entry for the event was three time Sunset Speedway champion Gord Shepherd – as they ready themselves for a Jukasa Motor Speedway debut in a Limited late model, Shepherd says he is looking forward to a very fast and fun race against top contenders.

“I think it’s pretty easy to make the argument that this race is going to be ‘the big one’ for Limited Late Models this year,” offers Shepherd. “Jukasa itself is a huge challenge, but then you throw in the level of talent that we’re all expecting to show up and you have a pretty solid ‘Race of the Year’ candidate.”

The main event of the Pinty’s “Fall Brawl” is the series finale for the NASCAR Pinty’s series, just coming off their first trip to the United States racing at New Hampshire.

Kevin Lacroix took the checkered flag for his 10th career win, and will look to use his positive momentum heading into Jukasa Motor Speedway this weekend.

The Championship is shaping up to be a two-horse battle between L.P Dumoulin who has a 4-point lead over Alex Tagliani. Hard charger Cole Powell and veteran D.J Kennington both will be gunning to finish the season off with a trip to Jukasa Motor Speedway victory lane on Saturday and be there to capitalize if Dumoulin or Tagliani have issues.

The current points leader L.P. Dumoulin is looking forward to getting back to Jukasa for the series finale.

“We’re really looking forward to getting back to Jukasa, Says Dumoulin- I am very comfortable at this speedway and always have a fast car.”

The man only four points behind Dumoulin is Alex Tagliani who finished 3rd at JMS in the series first stop here this season.

“I’m really, really excited to have our championship finale at JMS, it’s by far the best track on the tour.”

“I don’t take anything for granted and I’m not going to just focus on the point standings, we finished 3rd last time there and I am looking to improve on that and let the points short themselves out after the 200 laps are completed.”

Gates open at Noon, qualifying at 4 pm and racing begins at 5:30 pm. Be sure to stay for the post-race fireworks display. Go to Jukasamotorspeedway.com for ticket and event information.

NASCAR Legend Sterling Marlin Files Entry to Chase $50,000 Payday at Jukasa Motor Speedway

By Dan Cabral

COLUMBIA, TN – 2-time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin is the latest driver to file entry for Jukasa Motor Speedway’s historic Canadian Short Track Nationals event scheduled for September 1st and 2nd.

“When a promoter puts this type of effort into an event – it absolutely makes waves all over the industry,” says Marlin. “There are Late Model guys all across the country right now trying to find a way to get to Canada for this race. Everyone’s talking about it”

“Our team is always excited for the chance to get out on the road again and take on a new racetrack,” continues the Fairgrounds Speedway Hall of Fame member. “From all the photos and videos I’ve seen, it looks like they’ve put together an incredible facility up there, and I’m looking forward to being a part of this race and interacting with the Canadian fans”

Marlin has spent much of the last decade focused on his Pro Late Model program and believes events like the Canadian Short Track Nationals are beneficial for both the Pro Late Model division as well as the Short Track industry as a whole.

“We need more races like this,” opines the Tennessee-based star. “These cars can put on some of the best racing you’re ever going to see. So, when you put up a big purse for them, you’re going attract a big car count and the fans are going to get their money’s worth”

“The more events that we can have like this – the better off we’re going to be,” adds Marlin. “There was never any question on whether our team was going to be supporting this deal or not. As soon as we heard about it, we knew we were making the trip to Canada for it.”

Advanced ticket sales along with camping reservations are available now at https://www.jukasamotorspeedway.com/visitor-info/tickets-seating/