Jukasa Motor Speedway Aims to Capture Headlines Once Again with Second Annual Canadian Short Track Nationals

By Dan Cabral

November 12, 2018

HAGERSVILLE, ON – After capturing the attention of fans, racers and industry insiders on both sides of the American-Canadian border with the inaugural Canadian Short Track Nationals last September, Jukasa Motor Speedway will look to up the ante even further with the second installment of their marquee event in 2019.

The second edition of the Pro Late Model showcase will headline the August 31st – September 1st weekend, and will boast a head-turning $300,000 total purse and will also have the length increased from 200 laps to 250 laps.

“We said that we wanted to make this the biggest short track race in North America – and we absolutely meant it,” says Jukasa Motor Speedway GM Alex Nagy with a smile. “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”

The Jukasa Motor Speedway brass hope to continue establishing the burgeoning event as one of the can’t miss Crown Jewels of the racing calendar, and to help achieve their vision, the 2019 edition of the race will pay a mammoth $75,000 to the Pro Late Model winner – with $3500 guaranteed just to start the 250-lap feature event.

“We were humbled by the incredible turnout that we had for the first edition of the (Canadian Short Track) Nationals,” details 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 Super Stocks did everything they could to steal the show (in 2018) and we knew that we wanted to reward that performance by bringing them back for the second edition of this event and the Outlaw Super Late Model race last year attracted some of the best from Canada and the USA and the feeling is that with the increased
purse the talent pool will increase even more which will be incredible”, mentions Nagy.

The boost in purse for the 2019 event follows an action plan detailed by Jukasa Motor Speedway ownership during the inaugural Canadian Short Track Nationals, with a $500,000 purse expected 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.”

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 www.jukasamotorspeedway.com
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, Jukasa Media Group

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As we enter the Holiday time of year we turn or focus to those around us, the relationships we have. For some this can be a stressful time as relationships are not what we would like them to be.  We have relationships with many, but how do we relate? As we take a look around, who do we have relationships with? Why? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

You are at the racetrack and you need a part for your car, who do you go ask? You go to someone you know. You go to someone who you know will help you out. How do you know? You know because you have a relationship with them. They will help because you relate well to each other. If not, an excuse will be made or some other reason made. Among our racing community we relate well to each other and are willing to help one another more than other communities we are a part of. That is why we enjoy being together.

In our day to day lives we meet people and interact with them. Some we decide to get to know better. Others we choose not to pursue. Who we choose and why is an interesting process. Understanding the reasons we build relationships will help us relate better. Did you know that guys generally choose who to be friends with based on what others have? Let me explain.

If Joe has a truck and you don’t, you may choose to become friends with Joe because you may need a truck someday. Think about it, if you doubt it, go buy a truck and see how many friends you suddenly have.

That is not the only way we choose our friends. We have many different things that draw us to others. Stop for a moment and think about why you hang around with the people you do. Think about what attracts you to someone else.

Just like we have many people we have relationships with, there are many different kinds of relationships. Some are close and some are social. No matter the relationship there are a few things that are true about each one of them. Relationships are built on trust, communication, time, honesty and faith. The stronger these traits the closer the relationship.

Without these components relating to each other is difficult if not impossible. Close relationships only develop when we can relate to one another. We can pretend, but when times get difficult and they will, only relationships that are built on this solid foundation will be able to stand.

The keys to secure, close relationships come directly from our relationship with God through Jesus. The relationship that God desires to have with each one of us involves each of these. Let’s break it down a little.

Trust; it is difficult to be close with someone you cannot trust. Think about how difficult it would be to share your most intimate thoughts if you didn’t feel you could trust someone. You wouldn’t and the relationship would not be as close as it should be. Think about the relationships you have, are they trusting ones?

Communication is another vital component. How close can you be if you don’t talk with someone? Communication can also be done without talking, our body language can indicate our true feelings. Communicating with each other helps develop the trust required in any close relationship. It also helps us recognize each other, “that doesn’t sound like….”

Time is another necessity; time spent together and time spent thinking about one another. How much time have you spent on the relationships you are in? Sometimes we think others will understand our absence but it takes its toll. There is no substitute for being there.

Honesty is a given. No relationship stands a chance if honesty is absent. Trust is built on being trustworthy. We are trustworthy when we are honest with each other. When we are not honest we deceive not only the other person but ourselves. There is tremendous pressure on a relationship when it is built on lies.

When these components are present they produce faith. Faith we can depend on someone to fulfill their responsibilities in a relationship. When we relate in these ways it is a freeing feeling. We are at peace. It puts the finishing touches on what it means to be in a close personal relationship.

Let me transfer this to the personal relationship we need to have with God through Jesus. You see Jesus opened the door so that we could seek out God and have a close personal relationship with Him. God provided Jesus because He wants a close personal relationship with each of us.

Seek Him out by reading His word and getting to know Him. Spend some time talking with Him and asking Him some questions. You will find Him trustworthy and honest. You will find Him worthy of placing your faith in. I am reminded of the passage that Jesus spoke at the end of His sermon on the mount. He talked about two men who had heard His words. One chose to listen, one chose to ignore them. They lived their life and challenges came. One was able to put his trust and faith in God. The other had only himself to depend on. One was able to stand. The other life crumbled and crashed.

Matthew 7:24-27, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Who do we think we need to have a relationship with? Life is difficult at best. We cannot make it through alone. We need the companionship of others. God made us that way. Take some time and work on the relationships in your life. Make every effort to build them on the rock that is the teaching of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Desire to relate with trust, communication, time, honesty and faith. Learn how having these close relationships can make life worth living. Build a relationship with God today and all your relationships will benefit.

John 10:10, NLT, The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

Until next time, remember God loves you and Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing! God Bless. Remember, that your prayerful support helps us continue this ministry. Thank You.


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ If the close to 70 race teams that were in the Wall Stadium Speedway pit area for the November 10 practice session are any indication, the 45th running of the Turkey Derby stock car classic could feature a record setting field in both quality and quantity. One last practice day is set for this Saturday (Nov. 17).

The Turkey Derby is presented on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend during the daylight hours.

Among the Tour Type Modified stock car standouts expressing interest in the annual classic are Jimmy Blewett of Howell, Timmy Solomito of Center Moriches, N.Y., Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., Chuck Hossfeld of Lockport, N.Y., Dave Sapienza of Riverhead, N.Y., Holmdel’s Andrew Krause, Derek Hopkinson of Toms River, Matawan’s Anthony Sesely, Zane Zeiner of Bath, Pa., Roger Coss of Lafayette and Long Island racer Kenny Darch. Also planning to compete in Tour Type Modified action are Brick’s Ron Frees, Jonathan Mandato of Toms River and Jackson’s Blake Barney. More entries are expected during the days leading up to the race.

The speedway’s own Wall/SK Modifieds will also be well represented by both local favorites and invaders. Newly crowned champion Jimmy Blewett, former champ Steven Reed of Jackson, Jason Hearne of New Egypt, Brick’s Marc Rogers and Howell’s Eric Mauriello are all reportedly planning to compete in the Wall Modified 100-lap feature. Mayetta’s Tyler Truex, Jackson’s Jason Treat and Chris Andretta of Neptune are also expected to be in the field.

Many of the above mentioned racers participated in Saturday’s practice.

Several racers are contemplating competition in both pavement type Modified races. In fact, Krause plans extra duty as he is also planning to compete in the Dirt Modified feature race. A healthy field of Dirt Modifieds practice during Saturday’s tune-up session.

In fact, each division that will compete in Turkey Derby action was well represented by both locals and invaders at Saturday’s practice session indicating that large fields will be on hand for every class.

On Friday, November 23, day one of Turkey Derby, pit area gates will open at 6:30 a.m., practice will begin at 8:30 a.m. and grandstand seating will open at 9:30 a.m. Qualifying is set for 12:15 p.m. with feature racing scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. The Sportsman cars will compete in a 50-lap main event, the Limited Late Models will battle in a 50-lapper and the Factory Stocks and the 4 Cylinder Stocks will each battle in 40-lap races.

On Saturday, November 24, the pit area will again open at 6:30 a.m. with practice at 8:30 a.m. and grandstands opening at 9:30 a.m. Qualifying will start at 11:00 a.m. with main events set for 1:00 p.m. The Tour Type Modifieds are set for a 150-lap, $5,000 to win feature race while the speedway’s Wall/SK Modifieds will compete in a 100-lap feature race that offers $5,000 to the winner. Dirt Modifieds will also be on the Saturday card in a 50-lap feature and the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars will compete in a 30-lapper. The TQ Midgets will race on the inner oval in a 30-lap race.

The Turkey Derby weekend will then wrap up on Sunday, November 25, with pit gates opening at 10:00 a.m., practice starting at 11:00 a.m., grandstand opening and qualifying at noon and main events set for 1:00 p.m. The Legend Cars will be competing in a 40-lapper and the Factory Stocks will race in a 50-lapper. The 4 Cylinder Stocks are set for a 75-lapper on Sunday while the Dirt Outlaw Stocks and the Dirt Sportsman cars will each compete in 25-lap main events. A Demolition Derby will cap off Sunday’s action.

Among special awards offered for the weekend will be the Larsen Brothers Memorial Fast Time Award for both the Tour and Wall Modified divisions.

A special commemorative Turkey Derby 45 sweatshirt will be available during the weekend and fans are reminded to bring small headset type radios to listen to the live call of the race events over the track’s 90.1 FM frequency. Campers are welcome but they are urged to call the speedway office prior to the event to make mandatory reservations.

Turkey Derby rules, registration forms, ticket purchase forms and more detailed information are all available on the speedway website at wallspeedwayracing.com.

Wall Stadium Speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

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