In late August, Jukasa Motor Speedway hosted the Late Model Summer Shootout which included the APC Series and an Outlaw Super Late Model race.
Jukasa Motor Speedway was originally called Cayuga and opened in 1966 - ceasing operations in 2010. The 5/8-mile asphalt oval is the largest in Canada. The facility has an impressive history with almost every significant stock car series (American Speed Association (ASA), Hooters Pro Cup, Great American Truck Racing, CASCAR, NASCAR Bush North Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, DIRT, ISMA, ACT, ARCA and the Players Challenge Series) competing at the track. The list of drivers that have raced at Cayuga is equally impressive - Bobby Allison, Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Junior Hanley, Don Biederman, Bill Elliot, Matt Kenseth, Alan Kulwicki, Mark Martin, Tony Stewart, Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip, Bob Senneker and Dick Trickle.
In 2016, the track was purchased by business men - Kenny Hill and Jerry Montour. Under the guidance of General Manager, Alex Nagy the facility has undergone extensive renovations which includes a complete redesign and asphalt re-covering of the racing surface and upgrades for competitors and fans throughout the entire 350-acre site.
Outlaw Super Late Models are prepared to a minimal set of guidelines. Cars competing in the Late Model Summer Shootout were required to meet the rules established by the OSCAAR Super Late Model, Sunset Speedway Super Late Model or the American Late Model Alliance series. Some additional requirements for this event included an eighty-two-inch track width and ten-inch wide steel wheels fitted with American Racer tires. Carburetors are limited to 850-cfm and crate engines must weigh no less than 2,625-lbs. and built motors have a minimum weight of 2,700-lbs.
At Jukasa Motor Speedway, teams would be competing in the Rankin Construction Summer Shootout Outlaw Super Late Model race. The winner of the seventy-five lap event would earn a $5,000 pay day.
|The start of the seventy-five lap Outlaw Super Late Model race and the pole-sitter, Tyler Roahrig jumps into the lead. Behind Roahrig, are the second place starter, Pete Shepherd III and third fastest qualifier, Brandon Watson vying for second place. A total of twenty-one cars would start the contest with the top six finishers completing all seventy-five laps.|
|Indiana driver, Tyler Roahrig drove Bob Blount’s No. 16 Ford powered Outlaw Super Late Model at Jukasa Motor Speedway. This was not Roahrig’s usual ride but that did not seem to matter as he proved to be the quickest in qualifying. At the drop of the green flag, Roahrig jumped into the lead and went unchallenged for the entire seventy-five laps – taking a flag-to-flap win and the $5,000 plus the bonus money.|
|In the first practice session, Jim Bowman driving Hanover Holidays sponsored Chevrolet Outlaw Super Late Model spun in corners three and four without hitting the wall. Bowman, who was gridded thirteenth in the twenty-one car field was not so lucky during the race. After completing the first lap, he spun and contacted the wall in turns one and two. The damage caused by the accident forced him to retire.|
|Winner, Tyler Roahrig’s friend, Phil Bozell also made the trip across the border. Bozell was gridded fourth for the start of the race and chased Roahrig, Peter Shepherd III and Brandon Watson. Before the midpoint of the contest, he had moved into second. Unable to challenge Roahrig, Bozell was 0.0308-seconds behind the winner at the checkered flag.|
|Quickest of the local entries was Pete Shepherd III. Shepherd driving the National Exhaust sponsored car recorded the second fastest time in qualifying. At the start of the race, he surrendered the runner-up position to third place starter, Brandon Watson. Shepherd was able to get by Watson but lost the spot to Phil Bozell. At the conclusion of the race, he was in third place.|
|The top-three finishers in the Rankin Construction Summer Shootout Outlaw Super Late Model race. To the right is the runner-up from Michigan – Phil Bozell. And, on the left, completing the podium is the highest placed Canadian – Pete Shepherd III. In the center, is the winner of the seventy-five lap event is American, Tyler Roahrig.|
|Due to the limited fuel cell capacity of most Super Late Models, the race organizers decided to have a mid-race caution period to allow teams to refuel their cars. Here Glenn Watson’s crew adds gas to the No. 22 Line-X / Chevrolet. Watson who started in the fifth position on the grid finished on the lead lap in fifth place.|
|The APC Series point’s leader Brandon Watson drove the No. 9 Shear Metal Products sponsored Super Late Model Camaro. Watson’s qualifying effort earned him the third position on the starting grid. At the start, he grabbed second from Peter Shepherd III but was repassed by Shepherd. Watson fell down the race order running as low as eighth but worked his way back up to a sixth place finish – the last car on the lead lap.|
|The payout for the Rankin Construction Summer Shootout at Jukasa Motor Speedway. In the center, is the man distributing the prize funds and the track’s General Manager, Alex Nagy. To Nagy’s right is Jason Hathaway who swept the APC Series Late Model Twin 75’s. On the left is the Outlaw Super Late Model victor, Tyler Roahrig.|
|FINISH||START||DRIVER||SPONSOR / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||1||Tyler Roahrig||AP Racing Engines / Ford||75||-|
|2||4||Phil Bozell||Le Clair Racing / Amsoil||75||-|
|3||2||Pete Shepherd III||National Exhaust Systems||75||-|
|4||10||Andrew Gresel||Sauble Falls / Ford||75||-|
|5||5||Glenn Watson||Line-X / Chevrolet||75||-|
|6||3||Brandon Watson||Shear Metal Products / Camaro||75||-|
|7||8||John Cadman||Bristol RV / Chevrolet||74||-|
|8||6||Sean Grosman||The Landing Strip / Chevrolet||74||-|
|9||9||Dennis Rederstorf||The Tax Group / Ford||73||-|
|10||14||Tyler Liscum||Nor Eng / Dodge||73||-|
|12||15||Terry Baker||Baker Performance / Chevrolet||72||-|
|13||18||Dario Capichid||Jenco Equipment Inc.||71||-|
|14||13||Charlie Gallant||South Shore Services / Chevrolet||71||-|
|15||19||Scott Mackenzie||Fastime / Chevrolet||71||-|
|16||16||Trevor Monagham||Yvon Insulation / Chevrolet||46||-|
|17||7||Matt Pritiko||Self Sponsored / Ford||45||-|
|18||20||Derrick Tiemersma||Wayfreight / Pontiac||35||-|
|19||11||Gary Passer||Fast Eddie||9||-|
|20||21||Jim Bowman||Hanover Holidays / Camaro||1||-|
|21||12||Jesse Kennedy||Discounted Auto Parts & Supply||1||-|
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