Ownership issues force ARCA out of Cayuga

800px-arca_remax_rgbTOLEDO, OH – Officials of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and Cayuga Motor Speedway today announced that the ARCA RE/MAX Series race scheduled for June 28 at Cayuga, has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

“We looked forward to building on the 2008 RE/MAX Series event we established at Cayuga, but we’ve determined that pressing on for 2009 is not in the best interests of the series,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “We wish Jerry Santucci and Cayuga well going forward.”

It marks the first time since 1998 that an event on ARCA’s 57-year-old national tour was taken off the schedule under such circumstances.

“We at Cayuga Motor Speedway accept responsibility for this unfortunate circumstance,” said track President Jerry Santucci. “ARCA is a first class racing organization and we regret the inconvenience this causes the series, its teams, sponsors and fans. We worked diligently, but as deadlines approached it became increasingly apparent we would not be able to promote and conduct the event successfully due to issues within our ownership group.”

The speedway is facing a lot of issues this season. In January, the Speedway was planning at least six events. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series was announced without Cayuga’s scheduled May 30-31 race – it has been dropped, with the next NASCAR event at Delaware Speedway, located just west of London.