ARCA RE/MAX 250 Travels To Canada

June 26, 2008 by  
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For the first time in fifteen years the Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 has come back to Cayuga Motor Speedway, where stock cars are expected to tear up the track as driver’s show what they are made of. Fans are excited to finally see the ARCA RE/MAX 250 series back in this corner of the world.

The tenth race of the 21 race ARCA RE/MAX series is set to take place at the Cayuga Motor Speedway in Nelles Corner, Ontario. While the race has been absent from this particular speedway for quite a long time, it has been touring other parts of the country. In fact the touring stock car series has had a friendly relationship with Canadian tracks since about 1967. During that year, Bill Clemens took the trophy for a 100 lap race that took place at Capital City Speedway in Ottawa. Since then the race has been touring the county, with a number of races taking place at the Delaware Speedway London in Ontario. The race, which is set to take place this Sunday on June 29th, is expected to be quite a tight one with all eight U.S. drivers that are participating in the event, having already won at least one race each. Two Canadian drivers – Terry Jones and Ryan Fischer – will also be participating in the event.

While no one can guess exactly how the race will turn out, fans of the ARCA RE/MAX series will be glad to know that this is not the last stop for the year. There will still be another eleven races after the cars compete in Canada, with the race soon taking a trip to the Kentucky Speedway for a practice race on July 1st in preparation for the ARCA RE/MAX 150 at the same raceway on July 18th. The racing at Kentucky will then round up and head out to Toledo, where ARCA members will enjoy a great night out with live country music, great food and plenty of fun at the Toledo Speedway Jam. More about this great racing series will be posted up as the racing progresses so keep an eye on our website for more updates.

Outlaws Series Visits Ontario for First Time

June 17, 2008 by  
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Ontario is about to get it’s first taste of the awesome World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The move comes after a brilliant inaugural Canadian event that was held in Quebec last year. This year the chosen province is Ontario and the “Six Nation’s 50” will be making its way to Ohsweken Speedway on June 19 later this week. The race will be presented by Arrow Express.

Fans are no doubt delighted that the $10 000-to-win event has made its way to Ontario. The Outlaws Series is the biggest dirt Late Model race to have ever come to Ontario and makes the perfect addition to Ohsweken Speedway’s schedule. This track is fast emerging as one of the premier tracks in the country and it currently headlines 360 Sprint Cars every week. Created in 1996, the three-eighths-mile oval has always hosted several dirt Late Model shows but nothing has quite measured up to the level of talent that will be arriving with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Track manager Ken Pelkie has admitted that organizers are “entering into uncharted territory” and they have “never attempted a dirt Late Model race of this magnitude.” However, he also said that they were “excited about the possibilities” and noted that people in the area were already fans of the World of Outlaws Sprints so he felt confident that it wouldn’t take much for locals to show their enthusiasm for the World of Outlaws Late Models too.

Though you would never think it to see it, the track was literally built in the backyard of owner Glenn Styres over a number of years. Styre’s home can be found just off the second turn of the oval and he continues to upgrade it with each passing year. His ultimate goal is to make Ohsweken Speedway one of the best tracks in both the U.S. and Canada. He has just recently installed Musco lighting to that end and is currently adding more bleachers to increase the track’s seating capacity to approximately 8 000. Hot laps are scheduled to start at 17:30 and racing will commence at 19:45. General admission will cost $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 years old and under. So make sure that you get in on the action at this year’s Canadian leg of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. It is bound to be a memorable one!