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Jukasa Motor Speedway Closes

HAGERSVILLE, Ontario — Officials from Jukasa Motor Speedway have announced the closure of the historic Canadian short track, effective immediately.

In a statement released on social media Tuesday, stakeholders of the track announced the decision to close the facility. There are currently no plans for the track to re-open. 

“Stakeholders of Jukasa Motor Speedway have made the difficult decision to close Jukasa Motor Speedway for business, effective immediately. There are no plans to re-open,” the statement read. “We are extremely thankful for the fans, competitors, staff and partners for their support of Jukasa Motor Speedway since its reopening in 2017.”

The news comes after a tumultuous two years for the .625-mile track that saw nearly all events canceled last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated regulations in Canada. 

Things only got worse when on Jan. 18, Jukasa Motor Speedway co-owner Ken Hill passed away at the age of 62. Hill had acquired the track, which had previously been known as Cayuga Speedway, in 2014 after the venue had been dormant since midway through the 2009 season.

After several years of work, the track re-opened in 2017 at Jukasa Motor Speedway under Hill’s guidance. The track hosted the NASCAR Pinty’s Series multiple times since the venue was revived and also hosted to the Canadian Short Track Nationals in 2018 and ’19, which was won by Bubba Pollard both times.

Prior to the announcement of the track’s closure, officials at the venue confirmed in May that the 2021 season had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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