The 2017 regular season will end in fashion at Cornwall Motor Speedway, as the final round of the Canadian Nationals Modified Series will be run, combined with the second leg of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The DIRTcar Sportsman will also be in attendance, while the Pro-Stock and Mini-Stock divisions will have a regular night to cap off the regular-season points races.
By finishing second in last Sunday's Modified feature event, Chris Raabe has already secured the 2017 track title in the premier division, Raabe scores a second title in a row, and he will enter the upcoming program with the coveted Canadian Nationals title on his mind. The driver of the 01 machine has a 37-point lead over Jordan McCreadie. He will also look to sweep the series,l having won the first two races. Another strong group of invaders will be in town for the $5,000 event. Again 125 laps are scheduled for the race that will be combined with the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The initial round at Granby gathered a great field of 42 competitors.
The 50-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Series feature race will be fun to watch as the track championship battle is shaping up for a great finish with Justin Lalancette holding a thin 15-point lead over Tristan Draper. Just to add to the challenge, having the DIRTcar Series in town will bring several invaders for round two of the North section of the series. Numbers in high 30s/low 40s are expected for this race.
In the Pro-Stock class, George Renaud saw his points lead melt down to 18 over CD Beauchamp, who captured his third win of the season last Sunday evening. The upcoming race will be a 25-lap event.
The championship run that will be the most exciting will certainly be the Mini-Stock feature with only a single point separating Marc Dagenais and Mike Gaucher. Both drivers have been in a heated battle in the last few weeks, and they will bring everything to the table during the 15-lap event as both drivers are looking for a first title in the division.
For this coming Sunday, pit gates will open at 2 pm with a cost of $40. General admission will open at 4 pm with a cost of $30 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $2 for kids 16 years old and under. Time trials are scheduled to start at 5:30 pm, with qualifying races to follow at 6 pm.
– files from Martin Bélanger