In early preparation for the 2019 racing season, the Cornwall Motor Speedway recently held a drivers meeting for the Mini-Stock and Pro-Stock divisions.
At the request of several drivers from these classes, the meeting included track promoters Raymond and Jacques Lavergne, along with some team members, all listening to ideas, challenges, and questions from the race teams.
"The Mini-Stock meeting was a productive one. Several teams attended, and several rules discussions occurred, as we talked about the weight breaks, security features, engines, and several ideas were put on the table," says Martin Bélanger.
"The Lavergne brothers have committed to providing answers in early 2019 to all teams, and the amount of potential drivers is encouraging," adds Bélanger.
The Pro-Stock drivers were next on the schedule. The discussion was different from the Mini-Stock. It was more geared towards finding solutions on getting more cars to the speedway, security features, and the calendar."
The 2019 season will mark the track's 50th.
Some key dates have already been confirmed, as the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series will start a string of three consecutive Sundays with a DIRTcar Series in action. The DIRTcar Pro-Stock Series will be in Cornwall on July 7, followed by the DIRTcar 358 Series on July 14. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series will be run on Thursday, August 15.
More announcements will be made after the Christmas holidays. The Lavergne family and Cornwall Motor Speedway wish everyone happy holidays, encouraging you to spend some quality time with family and friends, and to be safe.
– submitted files
Decades ago, there was a dirt race track oval, the Alexandria Speedway, located just north of town, on the east side of Highway 34. The remnants of the facility can still be spotted on satellite imagery, even though the track long since closed.
Here's a Facebook post that shows the site in its heydey.
Here's a little video, courtesy of Brian Stoneman, of the racing action from the Sept. 9 season-capping Enduro race at the Cornwall Motor Speedway. Results from the event can be viewed in this earlier post.
Pro-Stock Series feature race results (50 laps): DAVE SEGUIN, STEPHANE LEBRUN, STEVE CHAPUT, CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, GUY VIENS, ROCH AUBIN, JOCELYN ROY, JOHNATHAN VIENS, DANY VOGHEL, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, STEVE BRADY, LEE MILLER, DAVE BISSONNETTE, MICHAEL BLAIS, BURTON WARD, ROBERT LAROCQUE.
Modified feature race results (30 laps): MARIO CLAIR, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, COREY WHEELER, KEVIN HAMEL, KYLE DINGWALL, LOUIE JACKSON, TYLER GIVOGUE, JOEY LADOUCEUR, BRIAN MCDONALD, STEVE MORRIS, J-F CORRIVEAU, MARC THERRIEN, CAREY TERRANCE, LEE LADOUCEUR, CHRIS RAABE, PAUL HAMEL.
Sportsman Series feature race results (25 laps): SHANE PECORE, TRISTAN DRAPER, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, THOMAS COOK, ADAM ROZON, JASON ROSE, JESSE HUDSON, BOB RAY, BILLY COOK, SCOTT MCGILL, RICKY THOMPSON, EMMANUEL ST-DENIS, GABRIEL CYR, CHRIS FERGUSON, DEREK CRYDERMAN, KURTIS CAYER, JUSTIN LALANCETTE.
Sunday evening racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway featured the final stage of the Race for the Cure Sportsman Series, with Martin Pelletier first to the checkered flag, capturing his second win of the series, in front of Johnathon Ferguson and Kurtis Cayer.
In the overall standings, Ferguson's second-place result gave him the trophy, with Brianna Ladouceur second and Pelletier third.
The Race for the Cure fundraiser saw $10,000 collected, boosted by Brianna Ladouceur's donation of $1,000 from her purse. Samantha Marshall and Linda Sauvé each left the Speedway with $5,500 to help in the battle against cancer and for receiving treatments at Cornwall's hospital. A huge thank-you goes out to Steve and Wendy Morris for their involvement in the series and fundraiser.
Race for the Cure Sportsman Series feature race results (100 laps): MARTIN PELLETIER, JOHNATHON FERGUSON, KURTIS CAYER, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, FRED GAMACHE, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, MOISE PAGE, RYAN STABLER, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, DEVIN WILLIS, DAN FERGUSON, ZACH ARQUIETT, DAVID ROGERS, ADAM ROZON, THOMAS COOK, GABRIEL CYR, STEVE TURCOTTE, BOB RAY, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, BRAD WINTERS, BILLY COOK, PASCAL RACETTE, GENEVA SHEFFIELD, JASON SHIPCLARK, TRISTAN DRAPER, ALEX THERRIEN, JARRETT HERBISON, DEREK CRYDERMAN, SHANE PECORE, MIGUEL PETERSON, MIKE STACEY, ROBERT DELORMIER.
Modified feature race results (30 laps): CAREY TERRANCE, LEE LADOUCEUR, COREY WHEELER, MARIO CLAIR, TYLER GIVOGUE, KYLE DINGWALL, JOEY LADOUCEUR, LANCE WILLIX, BRIAN MCDONALD, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, DANY GAGNE, MARC THERRIEN, CHRIS HERBISON, LOUIE JACKSON, CHRIS RAABE, PASCAL DAIGLE, STEVE MORRIS, KEVIN POITRAS, KEVIN HAMEL.
Pro-Stock feature race results (25 laps): CD BEAUCHAMP, JOCELYN ROY, MARC LALONDE, STEPHANE LEBRUN, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, ROCH AUBIN, STEVE BRADY, RILEY MCMONAGLE, GILLES GODARD, MICHAEL BLAIS, LEE MILLER, DAVE SEGUIN.
Mini-Stock feature race results (15 laps): ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, MIKE GAUCHER, JUSTIN JODOIN, CHRIS JAMES, COREY GATES ,FRANCIS DESJARDINS.
– with files from Martin Bélanger
This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes a photo of Joey Ladouceur and details of his win in the Modified class, his first-ever in this division.
Modified feature results (30 laps): JOEY LADOUCEUR, BRIAN MCDONALD, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, COREY WHEELER, KEVIN HAMEL, LOUIE JACKSON, STEVE MORRIS, TYLER GIVOGUE, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, KYLE DINGWALL, MICHAEL MARESCA, LEE LADOUCEUR, MARC THERRIEN, KEVIN POITRAS, CHRIS RAABE, MARIO CLAIR, TIM FULLER.
Sportsman feature results (25 laps): JUSTIN LALANCETTE, ADAM ROZON, BILLY COOK, ZACH ARQUIETT, TRISTAN DRAPER, SHANE PECORE, DEVIN WILLIS, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, BOB RAY, KURTIS CAYER, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, JASON ROSE, THOMAS COOK, BRENT KELSEY, RICKY THOMPSON, JUNIOR DELORMIER, DELBERT LEGROW, CHRIS FERGUSON.
Mini-Stock feature results (15 laps): YANIK POTVIN, KARL POTVIN (DQ), FRANCIS DESJARDINS, JUSTIN JODOIN, CHRIS JAMES, DOMENICK MERKLEY, MARC DAGENAIS, COREY GATES, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, TYLER FRENCH, DYLAN KIRKLAND, J-C BOUCHARD, MIKE GAUCHER.
Northeast Late Model Alliance top 5 (35 laps): CHARLIE SANDERCOCK, KYLE SOPAZ, DALE CASWELL, JOHN PINSONNEAULT, SAM PENNACHIO.
Lightning Sprints top 5 (25 laps): JORDAN POIRIER, ERIC SUNDBORG, YANIK POIRIER, XAVIER LAUZON, STEPHANE ST-LAURENT.
July 15 results at the Cornwall Motor Speedway
Modified feature (30 laps): KAYLE ROBIDOUX, COREY WHEELER, KYLE DINGWALL, BRIAN MCDONALD, MARIO CLAIR, TYLER GIVOGUE, LEE LADOUCEUR, LOUIE JACKSON, JOEY LADOUCEUR, DANY GAGNE, MARC THERRIEN, MIKAEL LABRECHE, ROGER LABRECHE, KEVIN HAMEL, CHRIS RAABE.
Sportsman feature (25 laps): BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, TRISTAN DRAPER, KURTIS CAYER, SHANE PECORE, EMMANUEL ST-DENIS, DELBERT LEGROW, THOMAS COOK, ADAM ROZON, BOB RAY, DEVIN WILLIS, GABRIEL CYR, JUNIOR DELORMIER, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, BILLY COOK, JASON ROSE, CHRIS FERGUSON, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, RICKY THOMPSON.
Pro-Stock feature (25 laps): CD BEAUCHAMP, JEFFREY LAPALME, JOCELYN ROY, STEPHANE LEBRUN, ROCH AUBIN, DAVE SEGUIN, MARC LALONDE, JOCELYN CHICOINE, STEVE CHAPUT, RYAN SHANAHAN, BURTON WARD, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, STEVE BRADY, RILEY MCMONAGLE.
Mini-Stock feature (15 laps): YANIK POTVIN, CHRIS JAMES, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, KARL POTVIN, JUSTIN JODOIN, JUSTIN LEROUX, MARC DAGENAIS, J-C BOUCHARD, DAVID ARBUTHNOT.
July 12 results
Race for the Cure 150 358-Modified Series feature (150 laps): MATT SHEPPARD, MAT WILLIAMSON, TIM FULLER, STEVE BERNIER, STEVE BERNARD, LUKE WHITTEKER, LANCE WILLIX, BRIAN MCDONALD, CHRIS RAABE, MARIO CLAIR, JOEY LADOUCEUR, YAN BUSSIERE, DANNY JOHNSON, J-F CORRIVEAU, TYLER GIVOGUE, MICHAEL PARENT, ALAN THERRIEN, COREY WHEELER, KYLE DINGWALL, LOUIE JACKSON, LEE LADOUCEUR, MIKE MAHANEY, STEVE MORRIS, GARY LINDBERG, KEVIN HAMEL, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, CAREY TERRANCE, DAVID HEBERT, JORDAN MCCREADIE, ALEX THERRIEN, STEPHANE LAFRANCE, DALE PLANCK.
Sportsman feature (50 laps): SHANE PECORE, MARTIN PELLETIER, ROBERT DELORMIER, TRISTAN DRAPER, MOISE PAGE, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, THOMAS COOK, DAVID ROGERS, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, GABRIEL CYR, JEREMY ROY, MIKE STACEY, MANUEL PIETTE, KURTIS CAYER, BOB RAY, DELBERT LEGROW, KRISTIAN SMOKE, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, BILLY COOK, ALEX GAGNON, GENEVA SHEFFIELD, JESSE HUDSON, EVAN RACINE, JARRETT HERBISON, DEVIN WILLIS, PATRICK PICOTIN, CHRIS FERGUSON, ADAM ROZON, JASON ROSE, RICKY THOMPSON.
Pro-Stock feature (25 laps): JOCELYN ROY, CD BEAUCHAMP, STEPHANE LEBRUN, MARC LALONDE, DAVE SEGUIN, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, DAVID ROGERS, STEVE BRADY, RILEY MCMONAGLE, ROCH AUBIN, BURTON WARD, JEFFREY LAPALME.
This week's issue of The Glengarry News features coverage of the Canada Day Big Blocks race at the Cornwall Motor Speedway.
Here are the results from the other races.
Sportsman class feature race results (25 laps): Thomas Cook, Brianna Ladouceur, Adam Rozon, Kurtis Cayer, Justin Lalancette, Devin Willis, Shane Pecore, Evan Racine, Justin Desrosiers, Pascal Racette, Tristan Draper, Billy Cook, Derek Cryderman, Jason Rose, Jason Fetterly, Fred Bellemare, Bob Ray, Chris Ferguson, Rick Thompson, Robert Delormier, Delbert Legrow, Brent Lozo, Gordon Clair.
Mini-Stock class feature race results (15 laps): Chris James, Justin Jodoin, J-C Bouchard, Teddy Bair, Skylar Ladouceur, Alexis Charbonneau.
Looking ahead to racing scheduled for Sunday, July 8, the speedway is booked to host a pair of series from Quebec, along with most of the regular classes, with the exception of the Mini-Stocks.
The Cornwall Motor Speedway is scheduled to resume action on Canada Day, Sunday, July 1 – Mother Nature permitting.
Among the scheduled events is the fourth stop of the Super DIRTcar Series Tour. It will be the first feature fun this season on Canadian soil.
Drivers expected to race include Stewart Friesen (winner of two features to date), defending champion Matt Sheppard, current points leader Jimmy Phelps, Max McLaughlin, Erick Rudolph, Billy Decker, Danny Johnson, Pat Ward, Pete Britten, Tim Fuller, Brett Hearn, Tim Kerr, and Alan Barker.
Home turf will be defended by Carey Terrance, Chris Raabe, Brian McDonald, Joey Ladouceur, Tyler Givogue, Kyle Dingwall, Corey Wheeler, and Mario Clair.
The slate also includes feature races for Sportsman and Mini-Stock classes.
The pit gate will open at 2 p.m. with an access price of $45. General admission will be available at 3:30 p.m. with entry prices set at $35 for adults, $20 for seniors 65 years plus, and $5 for kids aged 16 and under.
Super DIRTcar Series time trials are set for 6 p.m., with heat races scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.