ARCA RE/MAX Series Returns to Canada; Cayuga Motor Speedway to Host ARCA Double-Header June 28 & 29 NELLES CORNERS, ON (6-4-08) -- For the first time since 1992, the ARCA RE/MAX Series is headed north of the border. Cayuga Motor Speedway, a ...
ARCA RE/MAX Series Returns to Canada; Cayuga Motor Speedway to Host ARCA Double-Header June 28 & 29
NELLES CORNERS, ON (6-4-08) -- For the first time since 1992, the ARCA RE/MAX Series is headed north of the border.
Cayuga Motor Speedway, a .625-mile paved short-track in Nelles Corners, Ontario, will host the 56-year-old tour with the Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 Sunday afternoon, June 29th.
In addition, the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series will join the ARCA RE/MAX Series for an ARCA double-header weekend kicking off with the ARCA Lincoln Welders 50 Saturday afternoon, June 28th.
Expected entries for the Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 include Roush Fenway Racing development driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Formula 1 veteran Scott Speed in the Red Bull Toyota, three-time series winner Justin Allgaier, Denver, North Carolina's Matt Carter and Cherry Hill, New Jersey's Tom Hessert III.
After seven events so far in 2008, there have been no repeat winners. Series victors include Michael Annett at Daytona Int'l Speedway, Justin Allgaier at Salem Speedway, Matt Hawkins at Iowa Speedway, Scott Speed at Kansas Speedway, Joey Logano at Rockingham Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. at Kentucky Speedway and Matt Carter at Toledo Speedway.
The ARCA RE/MAX Series has been long regarded as one of the most versatile touring series in the world regularly competing on superspeedways, short-tracks, on both dirt and pavement, and road courses.
The race will mark the eighth appearance of the ARCA RE/MAX Series in Canada since 1967. The ARCA RE/MAX Series first traveled into Canada in July of 1967 to Capital City Speedway in Ottawa, Ontario where Bill Clemens earned the victory in the 100-lap main event.
After a 20-year hiatus, the series return to Canada on May 22, 1987 at Delaware Speedway in Delaware, Ontario where Bill Venturini won the 125-lap race. The next five ARCA RE/MAX Series appearances in Canada were all at Delaware where winners included Tracy Leslie (August 12, 1988), Bob Keselowski (August 11, 1989, July 7, 1991 & July 11, 1992) and Bob Strait (September 29, 1990).
The ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series is building its own presence in Canada having already competed at Delaware on three occasions and at Sauble Speedway twice. ALWTS winners in Canada include Brett Rowe (Delaware 2005), Paul Hahn (Delaware 2006 and Sauble 2006 & 2007) and Nick Gullatta (Delaware 2007).
Cayuga Motor Speedway, just over a half-mile in length, is wide with relatively flat and sweeping corners, ideal for close, competitive short-track racing -- the kind that puts much of the outcome back into the driver's hands.
Set on nearly 300 acres, Cayuga offers fans a full range of amenities including 1,500 campsites, refreshment and souvenir booths and free supervised parking. There is also a covered pavilion, which often serves as a gathering spot to enjoy all the festivities.
Practice for the ARCA RE/MAX Series is scheduled for Saturday, June 28th from 12:30-2:00 PM followed by SIM Factory Pole Qualifying at 3:30. The ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series race follows ARCA RE/MAX Series qualifying Saturday afternoon. The Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 is set for 1:30 PM Sunday afternoon, June 29th.
For ticket and general information, visit www.cayugamotorspeedway.com.