Canadian Short Track Nationals
While we need no reminder that Dirt Racing has more Big Money races than asphalt racing by a landslide, we have started to see more and more large paying asphalt races in the last couple of years, the most notably would be Kern County Raceway’s Winter Showdown.
Its hard to keep focused on the racing while you make the trip to the west coat, the beautiful weather, palm trees and the amazing facility of Kern County Raceway is defiantly a treat to the eyes, the Winter showdown has become the highest paying asphalt race in North America. With the $30,000 prise and a guaranteed $1,000 to start, it has drawn names from across the nation.
Thursday afternoon at PRI, it was announced that there was going to be another big money race debuting in 2018. Jukasa Motor Speedway, located outside of Hamilton Ontario, has announced that they will be hosting the Canadian Short Track Nationals, a $25,000 to win Pro Late Model race north of the boarder, labor day weekend. Even with the funds being Canadian, this would make the event one of the richest paying asphalt race in North America.
Jukasa Motor Speedway, formerly Cayuga Speedway, reopened in 2017 with their Summer Shootout weekend which featured twin APC Late Model Races and an open Outlaw Super Late Model Feature. While former Pinty’s series competitor Jason Hathaway completed the weekend sweep in the APC series, the Outlaw Super Late Model feature saw Indiana driver Tyler Roahring picking up the feature win.
While all the details for the Canadian Short Track Nationals haven’t all been announced, we do know that it will be a two-day event with the Sunday being practice and qualifying and the Monday being the feature day. The APC series will be having their 8th event of the year on the Saturday which will keep most of the teams around for the following two days for the Canadian Short Track Nationals.
More details regarding the event are to be announced this upcoming weeks by Jukasa Motor Speedways General Manager, Alex Nagy.
Big Money Asphault Races
1. Kern County Raceway – Winter Showdown $30,000
2. Martinsville Speedway - Star Valley CU 300 $25,000
3. Evergreen Speedway – Summer Showdown $25,000
4. Oxford Speedway – Oxford 250 $25,000
5. Jukasa Speedway – Canadian Nationals $25,000
6. Five Flags Speedway – Snowball Derby $22,500
7. Nashville Fairgrounds – All American 400 $16,000
8. New Smyrna Speedway – Governors Cup $15,000
9. Winchester Speedway – Winchester 400 $15,000
10. Berlin Raceway – Berlin 251 $15,000