HAGERSVILLE – On September 1 & 2, Jukasa Motor Speedway will host the inaugural Canadian Short Track Nationals. Sunday’s 200 lap Pro Late Model race was initially announced as a $25,000-to-win event, but today the winner’s share was boosted to $50,000!
The busy weekend schedule will feature the APC Late Model Series and the Outlaw Super Late Models on Saturday, September 1. In addition to the Pro Late Model race, Sunday’s card will also include a $5,000-to-win Saugeen Shores Transmission 50 lap race for the Super Stocks.
“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 to win and $2,000 to start,” said Jukasa Motor Speedway General Manager Alex Nagy. “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.”
According to Nagy, there has already been considerable racer interest from all across Canada – including a strong group from the Maritimes and many places in the USA.
The first 40 Pro Late Model entries will be guaranteed a spot working on pit road for the day. Legendary Canadian rocker Kim Mitchell will be playing in the Pavilion on Friday August 31. Tickets for the concert are available on Jukasa’s website and will be discounted for race ticket holders.