This season, the management at Jukasa Motor Speedway has invited many different series and classes to act as a support event for the feature. At the Pinty’s Fall Brawl, the invitation was extended to local Limited Late Model drivers to compete in a fifty-lap contest before the NASCAR finale.

Rules for this event were similar to those used by the successful APC series. These purpose-built race cars utilise a tube frame chassis covered with fiberglass or plastic bodies. The most common body styles used by teams are from Chevrolet and Ford. Depending on the engine choice, a car can weigh as much as 2800-lbs. Crate engines from General Motors (GM 604 & GM 602) and Ford (347) and built motors were eligible for this event.

The Limited Late Model race saw thirteen-drivers compete on the 5/8-mile semi-banked oval for fifty-laps.

Billy Zardo was entered in Pro Late Model event during the Canadian Short Track Nationals, but mechanical issues prevented him from participating. Zardo returned to Jukasa Motor Speedway, seeking redemption. In qualifying, he was third quickest driving the Malton Electrical sponsored Ford Fusion. Zardo moved from the eleventh starting spot to first place and despite challenges for Samual Charland, he was victorious.
Quebec competitor, Samual Charland, was pulling double duty – driving in the Limited Late Model and NASCAR Pinty’s Series races. Charland was filling in for Alex Labbe, who was competing in the NASCAR event at Charlotte. He finished twenty-first in Labbe’s No. 36 Ford Fusion. The Limited Late Model contest was used for additional track time. Driving a car from McColl Racing, Charland started first and finished second.
Jeff Richardson’s No. 99 Ford Fusion was driven by Jeff Walt. Walt was seventh quickest during qualifying and after the grid was set, he started in the eighth position. Walt moved the Ford, which was sponsored by West Nippissing Collision and A-Z Welding and Fabrication, up the race order. After fifty-laps of competition, he was in the third position.
Successful racer, Danny Benedict finished second in the 2018 Limited Late Model division at Sunset Speedway. This year, Benedict competed in the APC United Late Model series and as well as Sunset Speedway. At Jukasa Motor Speedway, he was the fastest qualifier and after the grid was inverted, Benedict started seventh. He made his way to third-place before an incident on the lap-18 restart forced him to retire.
Nick Goetz also splits his time between Sunset Speedway and the APC United Late Model series. At Jukasa Motor Speedway, Goetz drove the No. 24 Lord Elgin Fish and Chip sponsored Chevrolet SS. In qualifying, he was third fastest before dropping fluid down the front straight and through to corner two. Unable to make repairs for the race, Goetz jumped into the 24X of Paul Geniole, Jr. but that car only lasted eighteen laps.
Peterborough Speedway competitor, Jordan Latimer drove the No. 90 Chevrolet SS with backing from DDC General Contracting and BELMAR Roofing. Latimer was the seventh quickest in practice at Jukasa Motor Speedway but could only manage the ninth-fastest time in qualifying. He started the fifty-lap contest gridded in the seventh position and at the checkered flag, had moved up to fourth.
The Pinty’s Fall Brawl Limited Late Model top-three finishers. In the center is the winner of the fifty-lap event, Billy Zardo. In an interesting side note: Zardo’s brother, Lane, won the Super Stock event at the Canadian Short Track Nationals. To the left of Zardo is the runner-up, Samual Charland. The Quebec racer was the only driver competing in both of Saturday’s events. Completing the top three is Jeff Walt.

111Billy ZardoFord Fusion50-
21Samual CharlandChevrolet SS50-
38Jeff WaltFord Fusion50-
47Jordan LatimerChevrolet SS50-
56Gord ShepherdChevrolet SS50-
610TJ EdwardsChevrolet SS50-
712Paul MalteseChevrolet49-
813Tim BattyChevrolet49-
914Chris McIsaacChevrolet48-
109Thayne HallyburtonDodge40Did Not Finish
114Travis HallyburtonFord Fusion18Did Not Finish
122Danny BenedictChevrolet18Did Not Finish
133Nick GoetzChevrolet18Did Not Finish

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