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No, the track has not been sold.
« on: June 25, 2009, 09:44:29 AM »
The Hamilton Spectator http://www.thespec.com/Sports/article/589138
(Jun 25, 2009)

No, the track has not been sold.

Yes, there will be racing at the track this year.

After rumour and speculation in the local racing community, Cayuga Speedway will be open for business in 2009, with two shows this summer.

Since the demise of the popular NASCAR-Canadian Tire and ARCA stock car races at Cayuga this year, many wondered just what was going on at the large paved oval outside of Hagersville.

In a joint announcement last week, track owner Jerry Santucci said he has an agreement with Brantford-area promoter Bill Hill to lease the track to Hill for two events, July 10-12, and Aug. 23.

"I'm not going to play around," said Hill, who has a background in providing entertainment and music festivals. "We're going to wake up the sleeping giant."

Cayuga will open the season with a three-day show July 10-12, featuring racing with the ISMA (International Super Modified Association) Super Modifieds and the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Racing will take place on the Sunday.

The weekend will also feature live entertainment with five country bands slated to perform. There will also be midway rides and other non-traditional entertainment features throughout the weekend.

"We're going to bring in more entertainment for everybody," Hill said. "We're going to bring people back in. It will be good for the area."

Camping for the weekend is available at $100, and a weekend pass is $75. A race-day ticket will cost $45.

Cayuga also plans to bring in several former and present NASCAR Cup drivers for a fan-oriented autograph and meet-the-drivers day, along with some racing for the personalities.

It was announced that David Reutimann, Kenny Wallace, Jimmy Spencer, Michael Waltrip, Bill Elliott and Dave Blaney will be on hand for the fans, and that the two races they will compete in will be announced by Rusty Wallace.

Several of these drivers have competed at Cayuga in past years, and should be familiar with lapping around the big 5/8ths-mile oval.

The name of the track, which opened in 1965 as a dirt oval, and was paved for the 1968 season, has reverted back to its roots.

"We've gone back to calling the track Cayuga International Speedway," Hill noted. "Everyone understands that name."


Tim Miller is a longtime motorsports writer and author of several books on the sport.


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Re: No, the track has not been sold.
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 03:57:08 PM »
Good to see Cayuga giving it a try only question in story they said ISMA & Vintage Mods on Sunday but did not mention the Auto Value Sprints are they or are they not coming on the Saturday.

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Re: No, the track has not been sold.
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 05:19:07 PM »
Auto Value will be there on Saturday, not finalized until after Tim filed his report.

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Re: No, the track has not been sold.
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 10:51:58 PM »
$45.00 for ISMA & Vintage Mods I will be a home.
Down in the US it $25.00 at Toledo &  Berlin Raceway It $18.00
$45.00 I don't thing so???

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Re: No, the track has not been sold.
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 12:17:33 AM »
Buy a pit pass...apparently they are going to be $25...that's what I'll do if I go...

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Re: No, the track has not been sold.
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009, 08:59:52 AM »
hobbies had around 16 cars at Flamboro, how many Isma cars would show?

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Re: No, the track has not been sold.
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 07:52:30 PM »
Awesome news.

I don't mind paying $45 for a day event, as long as there's things to do and you're not sitting around burning up in the sun between events.  Re: bands, entertainment, meet the drivers/crews ops., track/pit pass included, etc...

Sounds like Bill Hill has the right idea.

I'll be there.

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