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Jukasa Ready for First Ever Mid-Week Special

HAGERSVILLE, ON – Thursday, July 25th, Jukasa Motor Speedway will host its first ever weeknight event, featuring the APC United Late Model Series as well as the first ever Jukasa Mini Stock Invitational.

The 100-lap APC Series event will undoubtedly attract some of Ontario’s best Pro Late Model competitors as well as a special appearance by former NASCAR star Kenny Wallace piloting a car prepared by longtime series standout Jamie Cox. “This is a good car and this series is loaded with talent and I am excited to be back to one of the first tracks I raced at and meet the fans” mentions Kenny Wallace.

Thursday’s race will serve as Round 6 of the APC Series schedule and will play a pivotal role in the race for the 2019 tour championship – as current leader Billy Schwartzenburg will enter with a narrow 2-point lead over former Delaware Speedway weekly champion Matt Pritiko.

“Every APC Series race we’ve hosted so far has brought our fans to their feet and left people talking for days,” says Jukasa Motor Speedway General Manager Alex Nagy with a smile. “I have every reason to believe that this Thursday will be another race that people will walk out of our speedway talking about for a long time”

“The APC Series has been the most talked-about tour in Ontario this year and we can’t wait to see them write another chapter in their season this Thursday night,” adds Nagy. “We’ve never hosted a mid-week show before. But, when we started throwing the idea around of making one happen, I knew that having the APC Series on the card was a must-have”

The evening’s undercard will feature a Mini Stock Invitational that has drawn interest from teams across Ontario. The inaugural race for the division at ‘Canada’s Crown Jewel’ will undoubtedly be one of the most sought-after victories for any competitor.

“We have over 40 teams entered for this race and I haven’t been able to walk into a speedway all year without having someone come up to me and talk about this race,” says Nagy. “The buzz is absolutely out there for this one. We’re going to have one of the best Mini Stock fields that Ontario has to offer.” 

For information on Thursday’s show – including gate times and ticket prices – visit www.JukasaMotorSpeedway.com.

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, Queenston Chev, W.J. Heaslip Ltd., Jukasa Designs, Monthill Golf & Country, Auto Parts Centre’s (APC)

TOMMY CATALANO TAKES HOME FIRST RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED SERIES WIN AT JUKASA MOTOR SPEEEDWAY

– Catalano Scores Second Major Win in Canada –

Nelles Corners, Ontario, Canada – (July 14, 2019) – Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., has been knocking on the door to win a Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series race for the past several seasons and this past Saturday at the ultra-modern Jukasa Motor Speedway in Southern Ontario, Catalano broke the door down and made his way to victory lane.

Catalano sped past veteran racer and defending Series champion, Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., on lap 67 after a restart following a rain delay, then held off a charging Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., to claim his first Series victory. It was Catalano’s second Race of Champions victory on Canadian soil as we won at Delaware Speedway, near London, Ontario in 2017 in the Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series.

“They were breathing down my neck, but I’m not sure I was breathing,” Catalano said smiling from victory lane. “This was a huge night for us and I just need to thank my Mom and my Dad, our entire family and friends, for giving me such a great racecar to drive. This has been a long time working and we couldn’t ask for a better way to end the night. This is great for all of us.”

Hossfeld started from the pole and led the field for the first 66 circuits fending off challenges from Eric Beers of Northampton, Pa., Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., and Catalano. A rain shower brought out the red flag for 1 hour and 5 minutes, before the race resumed.

When the race did resume, Catalano made his move and went to the top spot. In the closing stages of the race Jankowiak made several bids at the top spot, however, Catalano fended him off. Emerling wound up third.

Hossfeld and Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.

Hossfeld posted the Speed51.com “Top of the Board” overall fast time in group time trials with a lap of 17.404 seconds with an average speed of 129.28 mph.

Emering, Hossfeld and Catalano won the qualifying races.

Feature Finish

“Great Canadian” Rankin 100 (100-laps)

Jukasa Motor Speedway, Nelles Corners, Ontario

Finishing Position, Car Number, Driver, Laps Completed, Reason Out (If Any)

Finish 1Starting Position 6No. 54cName Tommy CatalanoLaps 100 
21112Andy Jankowiak  
31007Patrick Emerling  
4122Chuck Hossfeld  
51288Scot Wyle  
6348Owen Bednasz  
7445bEric Beers  
823Daren Scherer  
9864Amy Catalano  
10172Kevin Miller  
111565George Skora, III  
12754eJack Ely  
13999Bill Mislin  
14140Randall Richards  
151459Karl Hehr50 Suspension
161314AJ Emms28 Mechanical
171845Timmy Catalano27 Over Heating
1822573Austin Beers7 Oil Leak 
19525Mike Leaty5 Electrical 
201965lAndy Lewis3 Mechanical 
21162Paul Townson3 Mechanical 
222010lDaryl Lewis1 Transmission 

Time of Race: 41 minutes & 17 seconds                   Average Speed: 95.32 mph                 Margin of Victory: .187 seconds Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers. [22, Chuck Hossfeld) 1-66, [54, Tommy Catalano] 67-100,  

Speed51.com “Top of the Board” Award; Mike Leaty  (17.404  seconds @ 129.28 mph)

Dirt Track Qualifying Race Winners; Patrick Emerling (1);  Tommy Catalano (3); Chuck Hossfeld (4)

Wilwood Engineering Certificate Award (5th Place) – Scott Wylie

MyRacePass “Free Pass” Award – N/A

Photo Credit: Alex and Helen Bruce

NASCAR Pinty’s Series APC 200 Headlines Opening Day at Jukasa Motor Speedway

By: Dan Cabral

HAGERSVILLE, ON – Canada’s National Tour – the NASCAR Pinty’s Series – highlights a jam-packed June 1st schedule that will kickstart Jukasa Motor Speedway’s 2019 season. On Friday night in the Pavilion you can see the Celtic Rockers, The Mudmen for free with your race ticket or $10 at the door.

The NASCAR Pinty’s Series’ APC 200 will follow the return of the OSCAAR Modified Tour and OSCAAR Hot Rod Series to Jukasa Motor Speedway.

“We are excited to have the NASCAR Pinty’s Series for our season opener,” notes Jukasa Motor Speedway General Manager Alex Nagy. “The APC 200 along with the Queenston Chev OSCAAR Modified Tour and the (OSCAAR) Hot Rod Series will be a great mix for our fans with some of the best talent in the province on display”

Reigning NASCAR Pinty’s Series LP Dumoulin is expected to be a factor at the event as he looks to set his sights on a second consecutive series title.

“I can’t wait to get to Jukasa,” says Dumoulin. “We left there in the fall with a series championship and we’re focused on making sure that we put together another strong performance (on June 1st) because you really can’t underestimate how important it is to get your season started on a positive note”

The previous appearance by the OSCAAR Modified Tour at Jukasa was won by Gary McLean where as the most recent OSCAAR Hot Rod Series event was won by Tyler Hawn. Both drivers are expected to be in attendance on June 1st to defend their victories. Kevin Lacroix and D.J Kennington won the two NASCAR Pinty’s Series races last year and will be in attendance to try and repeat along with all the other starts of the series.

For all information, gate times and ticket details visit www.JukasaMotorSpeedway.com , send an e mail to info@jukasamotorspeedway.com or call 289-975-4999.