HAGERSVILLE – News just keeps getting better for Jukasa Motor Speedway, after hosting a successful opening weekend following a complete redesign and update of the popular race track in southern Ontario
Track general manager Alex Nagy announced today that Pinty’s Delicious Foods will sponsor the NASCAR Pinty’s Series season finale this coming Saturday at the .625-mile facility. It also marks the return of the only NASCAR-sanctioned series in Canada to a track that first hosted NASCAR in 2007. The Pinty’s Fall Brawl is the first event to feature the multi-year partnership between the Canadian food company and the legendary race track.
“The NASCAR Pinty’s Series Championship event came to us unexpectedly and we have not had a great deal of time to prepare but we at JMS are determined to make the Championship event a celebration like it deserves,” said Nagy. “Today we finalized a multi-year agreement that is a starting point to build on for this event and we’re honoured to host the Pinty’s Fall Brawl on Saturday.”
For Tony Spiteri, senior vice-president for marketing, research and development at Pinty’s, the new partnership was a natural one for his company and Jukasa Motor Speedway.
“Pinty’s has benefited from working some of the best teams, fellow sponsors, facilities and promoters throughout North America and we’re pleased to announce our investment in Canadian short track racing,” said Spiteri. “Fans love short track racing under the lights and watching the sparks fly in NASCAR racing.
When you combine great NASCAR racing at a state-of-the-art racing facility it’s a recipe for success that Pinty’s wants to be a part of this event in 2017 and for years to come.”
Nagy also added that having a company with a strong reputation of supporting Canadian racing is important for his organization.
“We want to be known as the ‘Crown Jewel’ of racing in Canada and having a company with the great reputation that Pinty’s has in racing and sports within Canada can only help us make the experience for the fans and competitors a positive and memorable one for everyone at Jukasa,” Nagy said. “We really appreciate the confidence Pinty’s has in our organization.”
Jukasa Motor Speedway was formerly known as Cayuga Speedway and opened in 1966. The track hosted racing every year before it was closed in 2009. In late 2016, the track was purchased by Kenny Hill and Jerry Montour and they hired Nagy to oversee complete renovation of the track.
The reconfigured track features banking up to 8.5 degrees in the turns with minimal banking on the straightaways that used to be completely flat. Drivers now compete on a track that has been widened to 60 feet and also recently installed a new MUSCO LED lighting system. In addition to improvements for the competitors the track also sits on more than 350 acres and has over 1,000 campsites available for fans to use throughout the race weekend.
Gates open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday with the Pro Late Model 50 lap presented by McColl Racing kicking off the racing action at 5:30 pm with the Pinty’s Fall Brawl 200 to follow at 7:30 pm. For more information about the Pinty’s Fall Brawl 200 please visit www.jukasamotorspeedway.com or call Alex Nagy at 289-975-4999.