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June 4 results from the Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean Jun 5, 2017 - 4:45pm

The Empire Super Sprints raced at the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday evening, the class' first visit since 2008.

In the 25-lap feature, Paulie Colagiovanni brought the red on the initial start, though he escaped without any injuries. On the restart, Jordan Poirier took the lead over Jake Brown, while Alex Vigneault took third. Unfortunately for him, he soon hit the wall hard in the backstretch, ending his night. Two more laps were done in the feature when Coleman Gullick and Chris Jones got together. Jordan Poirer pulled away from the rest of the field, as his uncle took second, and Alain Bergeron completed the top three. It was Poirier's first career win in the ESS.

In other events on Sunday night, Luke Whitteker led the way at the start of the 30-lap Modified feature. With just one lap done, Brian McDonald went off the track in turn 3. Whitteker retained the lead, with Gabriel Richer joining the top three, but he was soon passed by Mario Clair. While the leader had a good lead over the field, Clair passed Marc Therrien for second, with 14 laps to go. Whitteker went on to win his first event of the season, in front of Clair and Chris Raabe.

CD Beauchamp had a quick start in the 25-lap Pro-Stock race. Kody Kelly was quick on the outside lane, with Kevin Fetterly moving to second as Beauchamp faded to third. Caution came out on lap 5 for Roch Aubin, who was stopped in turn 2. On the restart, Fetterly was strong, taking the lead over Kelly. Fetterly resisted challengers in the latter portion of the race from Dave Bissonnette and George Renaud, who would go on to round out the top three finishers. The win for Fetterly was his first of 2017.

Empire Super Sprints Feature Results (25 laps): Jordan Poirier, Steve Poirier, Alain Bergeron, Mitch Brown, Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Yan Bilodeau, Lee Ladouceur, Dan Douville, Jeff Cook, Coleman Gulick, Devon Caron, Guillaume Nedeirer, Dave Axton, Matt Billings, Jake Brown, Matt Tanner, Chris Jones, Alex Vigneault, Brett Wright, Paulie Colagiovanni.

Modified Feature Results (30 laps): Luke Whitteker, Mario Clair, Chris Raabe, Danny Johnson, Gabriel Richer, Marc Therrien, Joey Ladouceur, Corey Wheeler, Mathieu Boisvert, Gage Morin, Brian McDonald, JF Corriveau, Stephane Lafrance, David Papineay, Paul St-Sauveur, Louie Jackson, Tim O'Brien, David Hebert, Lance Willix, Mike Maresca (DNS).

Sportsman Feature Results (25 laps): Derek Cryderman, Martin Hebert, Justin Lalancette, Shane Pecore, Dillon Sallows, Tyler Givogue, Ricky Thompson, Adam Rozon, Thomas Cook, Tristan Draper, Cedric Gauvreau, Ryan Stabler, Francis Blanchette, Brianna Ladouceur, Gabriel Cyr, Billy Cook, Junior Delormier, Chris Ferguson, Alex Gagnon, Emmanuel St-Denis, Steve Morris, Scott McGill.

Pro-Stock Feature Results (25 laps): Kevin Fetterly, Dave Bissonnette, George Renaud, Ghislain Valade, Jeffrey Lapalme, CD Beauchamp, Bob Ray, Dave Seguin, Marc Lalonde, Stephane Lebrun, Justin Desrosiers, Kody Kelly, Roch Aubin.

Novice Sportsman (15 laps): Kurtis Cayer, Rosco Gareau, Kelvin Lalonde, Dudes Thompson, Joey Paquette.

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Johnathon Ferguson wins the Race for the Cure Sportsman Series race at Cornwall Speedway

sean May 30, 2017 - 11:24am

Dry conditions returned to the Cornwall Motor Speedway last Sunday, and drivers answered the call, with nearly 150 gathered in the pits for the first round of the Race for the Cure Sportsman Series, along with a full show in the other divisions, the Eastern Ontario Vintage, and the Slick Track Enduro.

Shane Pecore led the way in the Race for the Cure Sportsman event over Robert Delormier and Johnathon Ferguson. While Pecore was building a great lead over the field, Ferguson moved up to second as the first quarter of the race went into the books quickly. However, Moise Page brought the caution on that occasion. Pecore took off as David Rogers made his way from this 22nd starting spot and took third. Caution was back out on lap 36 for Thomas Cook giving away a top-five run. At the halfway point, Pecore was still the leader ahead of Ferguson and Rogers. Ferguson made a great move and took the lead on lap 62, as a slower car became a factor. An accident occurred in front of the grandstand with 29 laps to go, with heavy damage to several cars and the red flag being brought in. The final portion was exciting as both Ferguson and Pecore exchanged the lead on several occasions, with Ferguson resisting and getting the first win in the Series over Pecore and Robert Delormier, who rounded out the top three.

Carey Terrance had a strong start in the 32-lap Modified event, leading the first 9 laps when the caution came. On the restart, Terrance and Danny Johnson battled for the lead, with Terrance spilling off the track in turn 1. His car rolled several times, and the red flag was out. Johnson took the lead, with Gage Morin in second and Corey Wheeler in third. On the lap 20 restart, Wheeler charged to the front, passing Morin and Johnson on the same lap. Wheeler led the final laps to capture his first win of 2017 ahead of Johnson and Morin.

In the 25-lap Pro-Stock feature, Marc Lalonde grabbed the early lead, with Kevin Fetterly following closely. Lalonde led the way for the whole race, as Roch Aubin challenged him in the final laps. Lalonde remained strong in front to capture win #1 of the season.

The Eastern Ontario Vintage race saw Corey Winters taking the lead in the 15-lap feature event, with Brian Comeau second and Paul Billings third. Winter led the caution-free event to capture his first-ever feature win in the division.

Race for the Cure Sportsman Series Feature Results (100 laps): Jonathan Ferguson, Shane Pecore, Robert Delormier, Justin Lalancette, Ryan Stabler, Alex Lajoie, Patrick Picotin, Brianna Ladouceur, Martin Hebert, Ryan Scott, Tristan Draper, Tyler Givogue, Martin Pelletier, Moise Page, Jackson Gill, Steve Morris, Dillon Sallows, Robert Delormier, Jarret Herbison, David Rogers, Jessica Power, Derek Cryderman, David Lapointe, Johnny Scarborough, Kurtis Cayer, Emmanuel St-Denis, Thomas Cook, Jesse Hudson, Miguel Peterson, Jason Shipclark.

Modified Feature Results (32 laps): Corey Wheeler, Danny Johnson, Gage Morin, Lance Willix, Brian McDonald, Chris Raabe, David Hebert, Kayle Robidoux, Mario Clair, Gabriel Richer, Louie Jackson, Stephane Lafrance, Joey Ladouceur, David Papineau, Mathieu Boisvert, JF Corriveau, Marc Therrien, Michael Labreche, Paul St-Sauveur, Carey Terrance, Kyle Dingwall, Bobby Herrington, Luke Whitteker.

Pro-Stock Feature Results (25 laps): Marc Lalonde, Roch Aubin, George Renaud, Ghislain Valade, Jeffrey Lapalme, Bob Ray, Kevin Fetterly, Dave Seguin, Stephane Lebrun, Jocelyn Roy, Dave Bissonnette, Justin Desrosiers, Kody Kelly, CD Beauchamp.

Polar Sound DJ Services Mini-Stock (15 laps): Marc Dagenais, Skylar Ladouceur, Dustin Bode, Alexis Charbonneau, Karl Potvin, Terry Ladouceur, Corey Gates, Mike Gaucher, Roch St-Amour, Eric Jean-Louis, Patrice Moniere, Francis Desjardins, Tristan Hurford, David Arbuthnot, Sylvain Bouthillier, Gabriel Marquis.

files from Martin Bélanger

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Alexandria's Joey Ladouceur hits the track (Photo courtesy Rick Young / Rick at the Races)

Cornwall Speedway adjusts 2017 schedule due to recent postponements

sean May 26, 2017 - 10:35am

Ray Lavergne, owner of the Cornwall Motor Speedway, and his team have been busy in recent days, negotiating to find new dates for various series to visit the local dirt track.

Here are the revised details:

May 28: The Race for the Cure Sportsman Series will be run on Sunday, May 28, along with the Eastern Ontario Vintage Club, plus a complete race program for Modified, Pro-Stock, Mini-Stock. The Slick Track Enduro will also be run on Sunday, after the regular racing program.

June 11: The 25-lap Cindy Ladouceur Memorial feature will start the evening. The Street-Stock division has been added as well, in addition to a full program for all divisions.

July 2: The final qualifying race of the 125-lap Canadian Nationals will take place, along with the Ultimate Pro-Stock Series, Street-Stock, Sportsman, and Mini-Stock to make the Canada Day weekend a big event.

July 23: The autograph session scheduled for July 2 has been postponed to July 23.

August 20: The Quebec Mini-Modified that were scheduled to race on May 28 have agreed to have their date pushed to August 20.

Keep your tickets

The track reminds holders of tickets from last weekend's rainouts that they will be honoured over the next three events (May 28, June 4, June 11), and the price will be adjusted, as appropriate. 

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Sunday rainout at Speedway forces rescheduling of racing events

sean May 23, 2017 - 2:32pm

Everything was ready for a great night of racing to open the 2017 season at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, until rain began to fall during the final heat in the Modifieds class. As a result, the remainder of the evening's slate was postponed. As well, it was decided to cancel the whole program slated for Victoria Day. 


The final qualifying race and the 125-lap Canadian Nationals has been pushed to Sunday, July 2, with the rest of the planned show for the other divisions being part of the Canada Day festivities. 

The Race for the Cure Sportsman Series will be run on Sunday, May 28, along with a complete race program for Modified, Pro-Stock, and Mini-Stock classes, along with the Slick Track Enduro.

A new date for the Quebec Mini-Mod is pending.

The 25-lap Cindy Ladouceur Memorial feature will be completed on Sunday, June 11, as part of the regularly scheduled program that evening.

Keep your tickets

If you are holding tickets from last weekend's rainout events, make sure to keep them. Speedway staff advise that you have the next three weeks to use them, as they will be honoured for racing on May 28, June 4, or June 11. You will be reimbursed any difference in ticket price.

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Early season opener at Cornwall Speedway washed out last weekend

sean May 9, 2017 - 11:46am

The Cornwall Motor Speedway was scheduled to get an early start to the 2017, slated to host racing last Sunday. However, the wet weather of late has taken its toll on the tracks, and as a result, owner Ray Lavergne was forced to cancel the May 7 event.

"We need sun and warm weather to dry up the facility, and we only have rain and more rain," mentioned Lavergne. "I hate to cancel this early, but the situation leaves us with no choice."

There will no rescheduling of Sunday's program.

The speedway is looking at scheduled a practice night in the days ahead, prior to the new season-opener on May 21. "We need to get race cars and laps in and see how the new clay reacts; hopefully we will have some sun in the coming week and be able to hold a practice session," said Lavergne.

The new season-opener starts a busy two-day schedule in Cornwall. Three local racing series are included on the slate: the Canadian Nationals Modified and Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Series share the spotlight on Sunday (May 21), and the Race for the Cure Sportsman Series will go on the 22nd, along with the Vintage cars and a special wet track enduro.

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Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Series added at Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean Feb 9, 2017 - 2:19pm

A new series will see light at Cornwall Motor Speedway for the upcoming season, as the Mini-Stock division will have a new three-race series: the Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Series.

Interest was immediate at the Mini-Stock meeting. In looking at how to enhance programming for this group, the speedway asked race teams if a three-race series would be something that could interest them. The response was positive, with the Ladouceur family already contacting the speedway before the meeting was completed.

The father and son duo of Rheal and Terry Ladouceur are behind the creation of this new series that will honour Cindy Ladouceur, who passed away after a battle with cancer. The Ladouceur family will offer a hefty points funds of $1,500 for the top five finishers. The series champion will receive $700, second $350, third $200, fourth $150, and fifth $100. 

Along with the point's fund, several sponsors and close friends of the Ladouceurs have decided to contribute as well, helping to increase the appeal of this series to drivers. In all, over $2,500 has been committed for prizes.

The series will be run on May 21, June 25, and Aug. 6. Each round will be a 25-lap event. 

files from Martin Bélanger