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NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« on: January 09, 2009, 07:03:46 PM »
NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
Posted By KAREN BEST, CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER NELLES CORNERS
http://www.dunnvillechronicle.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1379851
 

Eight NASCAR drivers will compete this summer on the 5/8 mile oval track at Cayuga Motor Speedway.

During the NASCAR Race of Champions, Kenny Wallace, Jimmy Spencer, Michael Waltrip and Matt Kenseth and four other NASCAR drivers will compete in the event honouring Rusty Wallace. He will be the guest announcer, says Kevin Davis, who does promotion and publicity for the Speedway in Nelles Corners.

"It's unprecedented to have eight there at one time," he points out.

One thousand lucky fans will be able to get autographs.

Coaxed to confirm if the likes of Dale Earnhardt Junior or Jeff Gordon might make an appearance, Davis declines to comment. All he will say is the four unnamed drivers are well known.

He is also not talking about a "big" event on July 25. Contracts have yet to be signed yet, he says this week. The full schedule will be released on January 15.

Scheduled as the season finale, the NASCAR event will take place on August 22 and 23 and will feature two other race events. Tickets will be on sale on January 15 or earlier, says Davis.

NASCAR and the other 'big ' event are part of a package designed to rejuvenate the Speedway and bring it back to its potential, he adds.

A portion of race proceeds from every weekend will be donated to charities including Haldimand Community Living, West Haldimand General Hospital and Canadian Breast Cancer.

The Speedway's race season begins with the 200-lap NASCAR Canadian Tire series race on May 30 and 31. On June 28, the ARCA Re/Max series will carry on for 250 laps.

An open wheel weekend on July 11 and 12 will thrill fans. This is one of the more exciting racing formats because getting to close to a competitor's wheel can send a car airborne, says Davis. One hundred SST modified drivers will compete for 33 spots in the August 2 Crown Jewel event.

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 08:46:24 PM »
Aug 22 or 23 eh? Hmmm so Matt is going to miss the Sharpe 500 at Bristol to race Cayuga?

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 08:55:46 PM »
Sharpe 500 Saturday August 22- Cayuga Sunday August 23rd

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 10:07:35 PM »
Sharpe 500 Saturday August 22- Cayuga Sunday August 23rd

Sharpe 500 Tennesee, Cayuga Ontario Canada..

It was one problem with the Canada Day shootout. The first years it was a weekend off for the drivers which is why they could make it. Other years it wasn't and was a problem, even with the Sunday/holiday Monday.

If that didn't work, I can't see why this can.

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 11:53:07 PM »
Last year -- DJ kennigton only made the trip oh about 7 times -- after racing a night race in the Nationwide series -- than coming to race in his NCATS car --- sometimes by driving all night and not in a airplane .....

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 12:41:39 AM »
did anybody else notice that this article says the "Crown Jewel" race on August 2nd will be a race for SST modifieds? Kinda makes me think the big $25,000 to win late model race hyped on their website to be that same weekend is now a no go. I gotta think they're gonna need all that dough to draw their "100 modifieds for 33 spots".

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009, 08:51:03 AM »
the late models drivers that i have talked to or read posts from said they wouldnt go to the cayuga show because it would be too hard on equipment for most and too long with need of a pit stop and no quik fill systems....rather concentrate on their home track.

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009, 09:08:05 AM »
Last year -- DJ kennigton only made the trip oh about 7 times -- after racing a night race in the Nationwide series -- than coming to race in his NCATS car --- sometimes by driving all night and not in a airplane .....

Ya, I don't know how DJ does it? and when he's not stateside, most times drives his own hauler too!

I know just in the Richmond weekend alone, Andrew Ranger was in Richmond, then drove up to Barrie then back down to Richmond (I think it was DJ that talked him into flying back to Richmond).

Then look at Schrader (I know he's an exception), if there's a race and if he has the time and the equipment he'll be there. They were saying on Sirius last week, KSR has about 40 cars in their shop and can just about race in any class be it dirt or pavement on the continent.

If the NASCAR guys do come up, will it be in our NCATS? Wonder where they're going to find the rides for these guys???

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009, 09:39:41 AM »
i only see one nascar driver there, one wanna be and two shills from speed.

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2009, 10:00:02 AM »
Last year -- DJ kennigton only made the trip oh about 7 times -- after racing a night race in the Nationwide series -- than coming to race in his NCATS car --- sometimes by driving all night and not in a airplane .....

Yeah but DJ is young and really wants to make it. Kinda like many of us would see our 1st born for a Cup ride.

Matt has made it, is a millionare, can run where ever and what ever he wants, making 30,000 per race. What is going to make him get on a plane with no sleep, after 500 laps at Bristol, to run at Cayuga, when if he really wanted to race more, he could just run the truck and nation wide right at Bristol, for a lot more money?

Auto makes a good point of who is going to field cars for them? We have no idea how many teams will be back in NCTS. Hey here's an idea, I'm more than willing to give Matt a ride in my thunder!!

If someone can pull a rabbit from a hat and make this happen, all the power to them. To me it sounds a bit like that Nation Stock Car Legue of whatever from a few years back, that had all these big plans that were not realistic.. Its also scary when this information is "leaked" why not wait untill the ink drys on the contracts with these driver before you announce it?

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2009, 10:33:39 AM »
You all seem to be forgetting we had a race many years ago at Cayuga and we had Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Johnny Benson, Ken Schrader, Ted Musgrave & one other driver show up to race.

Why don't you wait and see what happens before you go knocking and making like this not going to happen.

It's unbelievable the same people seem to like to get in on knocking anything new they see and I hear many say if you spent as much time complaining about racing and worked on your car you might be a better.

You pay drivers to come and race they will be here.



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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2009, 10:40:55 AM »
You all seem to be forgetting we had a race many years ago at Cayuga and we had Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Johnny Benson, Ken Schrader, Ted Musgrave & one other driver show up to race.


Dave Blaney ;)

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2009, 10:45:29 AM »
You all seem to be forgetting we had a race many years ago at Cayuga and we had Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Johnny Benson, Ken Schrader, Ted Musgrave & one other driver show up to race.

Because that race was "The Canada Day Shootout". Back in the day when that was run, there was not a cup race the same weekend. As I said before, one of the reason that stopped was because the Cup schedual changed, and there was a Cup race that weekend and dirvers wouldn't show.

I'm not knocking it if it will happen. I was at every "Canada Day Shootout" as I will be at this race IF IT HAPPENS.

I just don't think racing needs another rumor, that may not take shape. It makes racing here look Micky Mouse. It says, the only way we can get attention for our track is for Cup drivers to show up. Thats sad, considering how many talented local drivers we have here. Give me Hanley, Watson, Walters, McHattie, Ryens, Mayhew, Baker, JR ect ect ect ANYDAY over Waltrip...

My concern is that its a PR stunt and isn't practical...

p.s. Who took Marlin's place the year he was supposed to show.. I forgot. Was it Blaney? Also if you go WAY back in years, I forget the series, but guys like Mark Martin were racing at Cayuga. Didn't Earnhart Sr run there even?

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