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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

Canadian Short Track Nationals to Pay $50,000 to win at Jukasa

The Canadian Short Track Nationals on the weekend of September 1 – 2, 2018 featuring the APC Late Model Series and the Outlaw Super Late Models on Saturday September 1st and then completing the huge weekend with the Pro Late Model 200 lap race along with the $5,000.00 to win Saugeen Shores Transmission 50 lap for the Super Stocks has had the short track world buzzing since the original announcement back at the PRI show.

“We felt this is the biggest and richest oval track Stock Car event of the year in Canada and possibly North America and after meetings with our ownership group and our partners we are going to make sure it is the biggest because we are over the top excited to announce that the Canadian Short Track Nationals Pro Late Model 200 lap race on September 2nd is now paying $50,000.00 to win and $2,000.00 to start” says the speedways General Manager Alex Nagy.  Nagy goes on to say that “our goal when we decided to have this event was to have one of the biggest short track races in Canada and North America, we have many Canadian teams that head south for big shows so we want to have one here that Canadians are proud of and want to be part of along with having our friends from the USA want to come here to be part of it”.  There has been interest from all across Canada including a strong group from the Maritimes and many places in the USA already. Also, to start the weekend Kim Mitchell will be playing in the Pavilion on Friday August 31st, tickets are available on Jukasa’s website for that and if you have race tickets there is a big discount.

The first 40 entries will be guaranteed a spot working on pit road for the day! Enter online now at

Advanced ticket sales and camping for this event has already been busy so get your tickets now on our website at

We will be releasing race procedures soon along with tire information plus any rule amendments and when we do we will send out another newsletter and post it on our website. We can tell you that the 50K to win will not be live pit stops but there will be a break.

Contact:  Alex Nagy, General Manager Jukasa Motor Speedway 289-975-4999   Email:

About Jukasa Motor Speedway: 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. For more information on Jukasa Motor Speedway visit their Facebook page and Twitter @Jukasamotor or

Jukasa Partners: Jukasa Motor Speedway thanks the following partners for their support. Kubota Canada, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Whelen Engineering, Rankin Construction, Queenston Chev, W.J. Heaslip Ltd. Middleport Mechanical, Jukasa Designs, Winegard Ford, Salverda Ent. Inc.  Saugeen Shores Transmission.



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Mike Leaty #25 leads over Patrick Emerling #07 July 14th 2018 Jukasa Speedway Michael Jaworecki MyracenewsROC Raceof Champions

Nelles Corners, Ontario – (July 15, 2018) – For 91 laps Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., led “The Great Canadian 100” at the beautiful and spacious Jukasa Motor Speedway in Nelles Corners, Ontario. Leaty, who is the defending Series champion spun the tires on a lap 91 restart and Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., who had been pressuring Leaty for many laps was able to slip by and into the lead.

Emerling held off a charging Andy Jankowiak from Buffalo, N.Y. to win for the 14th time in Series history, which has him 5th on the all-time win list.

“This is pretty cool,” smiled Emerling in victory lane. “This track is just phenomenal. Very smooth and fast plus it was very competitive. We had a little bit of miss in the engine exiting the corners and that was challenging. I thought Mike (Leaty) and I would finish one, two, but then that restart happened and I made my move. I felt for him, but the hole was opened. Andy (Jankowiak) was right there. It was an exciting race and I’m proud of my team and being able to win here for the first time.”

Leaty led the field to the green with Amy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., to his outside. Leaty jumped to the lead early on and survived several restarts and challengers throughout the early and mid-stages of the race.

The turning point of the race was a lap 91 restart when Leaty spun his tires and left the bottom open for Emerling to get by bringing others with him. Jankowiak pressured Emerling but couldn’t get by and finished second.

Daryl Lewis, Jr., finished third after starting 7th.

Leaty held on for fourth and Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., finished fifth.

Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., continued his qualifying dominance posting a fast time of 17.451 seconds (@128.932 mph) around the spacious speedplant.

Hossfeld, Leaty and Emerling won the qualifying races.

At Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway, the Race of Champions Late Models ran their second race of the season. Eldon King, III of Delevan, N.Y., captured the win over Jerick Johnson of Mooresville, N.C., and Sam Fullone of North Collins, N.Y.

Bob Weber of Clarence, N.Y., and Dave Whittaker of Alden, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.

Terry Weldy of Clarence, N.Y., and King won the qualifying races.

Photos: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews