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Speedway's 50th season opener held May 19

sean May 21, 2019 - 1:35pm

Sunday saw the 50th racing season open on the Cornwall Motor Speedway's dirt track.

Amongst the divisions competing in the May 19 races was the Pro Stock feature. Former Apple Hill resident Dave Bissonnette led the way early, but got passed by CD Beauchamp on lap 3. Beauchamp had company in Alexandria's Rock Aubin at the halfway point, as the drivers ran side-by-side for several laps. They got together in the backstretch on lap 17, and Beauchamp had to go to the rear of the field. Lebrun led the final laps for the victory.

Final standings: STEPHANE LEBRUN, ROCH AUBIN, DAVE SEGUIN, CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, PIERRE-OLIVIER BREAULT, DAVE BISSONNETTE, BURTON WARD, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, KEVIN FETTERLY, MIKE BLAIS.

In other events, Yan Bussiere won the Canadian Nationals feature, Shane Pecore topped drivers in the Race for the Cure Sportsman race, and Nicholas Lamoureux triumphed in the Mini Stock feature.

Canadian Nationals results (100 laps): YAN BUSSIERE, J-F CORRIVEAU, LUKE WHITTEKER, DAVID HEBERT(DQ), COREY WHEELER, CHRIS RAABE, CAREY TERRANCE, KYLE DINGWALL, STEVE BERNIER, MARIO CLAIR, TIM FULLER, MIKE MARESCA, STEVE BERNARD, LEE LADOUCEUR, DANY GAGNE, MICHAEL PARENT, JOEY LADOUCEUR, MATHIEU BOISVERT, LOUIE JACKSON JR, PRESTON FORBES, MARC THERRIEN, BRIAN MCDONALD, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, KEVIN HAMEL, MICHAEL LABRECHE, TRISTAN DRAPER, MATHIEU LARAMEE.

Race for the Cure Sportsman results (100 tours): SHANE PECORE, RYAN STABLER, KURTIS CAYER, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, JASON SHIPCLARK, ZACH ARQUIETT, THOMAS COOK, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, GABRIEL CYR, JEFFREY LAPALME, ALEX GAGNON, JUSTIN DELORMIER, DENIS FORGUES, ALEX LIZOTTE, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, MOISE PAGE, JASON ROSE BOB RAY, GENEVA SHEFFIELD, ROBERT DELORMIER, JARRET HERBISON, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, KAVEN POLIQUIN, CHRIS FERGUSON, DEVIN WILLIS, RICKY THOMPSON, JUNIOR DELORMIER, ADAM ROZON, COREY WINTERS, CHRISTIAN SMOKE.

Mini-Stock results (20 laps): NICHOLAS LAMOUREUX, YANIK POTVIN, JUSTIN JODOIN, MARC DAGENAIS, MATTHEW MOORE, THOMAS MACDONALD, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, JAMES CLARKE, TYLER LAMARCHE, SHAWN DUVAL.

files from Martin Bélanger

Ladouceur racing family profiled by 360 Nitro

sean Apr 23, 2019 - 10:50am

Alexandria's Ladouceur racing family has been profiled by the online magazine 360 Nitro. You can read the article (French) here.

Family patriarch Laurent, now retired from racing, is a Glengarry Sports Hall of Famer. His sons Lee and Joey continue to race, and the next generation is on the karting circuit.

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Joey and Lee as youngsters. – Ladouceur family photo

Veteran racing legend Ovide Doiron profiled by 360nitro.tv

sean Feb 12, 2019 - 1:02pm

An Alexandria racing legend, Glengarry Sports Hall of Famer Ovide Doiron, was recently profiled by the industry website 360nitro.tv

The article celebrates his contribution to the race scene over the past 40 years.

You can read the English version here and the version français ici.

Ovide Doiron was inducted into the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. (Photo at left is courtesy of the Sports Hall.)

Cornwall Motor Speedway holds initial meeting to prepare for 2019 racing season

sean Dec 18, 2018 - 1:14pm

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.

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Fireball Enduro caps off season at Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean Sep 11, 2018 - 1:20pm

Cornwall Motor Speedway closed its 2018 season on Sunday with the Fireball Enduro, as the facility was packed to capacity with over 250 cars in action, in seven feature events.

The ladies started the afternoon with their 4-cylinders race. Sandy Leduc won the 50-lap event, over Kyana Sauve and Chelsea Truchon.

With nearly 100 competitors registered for the men’s 4-cylinders class, the group was split into two events. Valaire Lecuyer won the first, in front of Richard Belair and Maxime Berry. Sportsman regular, Gabriel Cyr captured the second race, over Jason Barrett and Steven Quesnel.

The 6-cylinders feature winner was Mathieu Robinson, who finished in front of Michael Papineau and Mathieu Aubin. 

An exciting mini-van race saw Kenny Napper nab the victory, ahead of Dan Glaude and Patrick Lalonde.

The 8-cylinders division was also a good one, as Adam Truchon won over Enduro veteran Luke Marti, and Stephane Aubin completed the podium.

The final race of the evening was an open 25-lap event where anyone having a car that was still running could enter. Over 50 cars took part, with Steven Quesnel coming out on top.

The Lavergne family would like to thank all the fans, sponsors, and competitors for making 2018 a successful season. Next year will mark the 50th summer of operations for the Cornwall track.

files from Martin Bélanger

Racing season concludes at Cornwall Speedway

sean Sep 4, 2018 - 2:32pm

Sunday evening saw the conclusion of regular-season racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, where track champions were crowned.

Roch Aubin won the Sept. 2 Pro Stock feature race, while CD Beauchamp nabbed the track championship based on points accumulated through the season.

Martin Pelletier led the field from start to finish in the Sportsman feature race, capturing the North Series title as a result.

In the Modifieds, Luke Whitteker claimed the title of the Canadian Nationals Series, while Carey Terrance won his fourth track championship in Cornwall.

Sylvain Charest placed first in the Mini Stock feature race, and Chris James was crowned track champion.

Canadian Nationals Modified results (100 laps): STEVE BERNIER, MARIO CLAIR, LUKE WHITTEKER, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, MATHIEU BOISVERT, KYLE DINGWALL, JORDAN MCCREADIE, COREY WHEELER, TYLER GIVOGUE, MATHIEU LARAMEE, JOSIANE PLANTE, JOEY LADOUCEUR, DAVID HEBERT, MICHAEL PARENT, YAN BUSSIERE, BRIAN MCDONALD, TIM FULLER, LEE LADOUCEUR, CAREY TERRANCE, STEVE BERNARD, MAXIME PLANTE, LOUIE JACKSON, KEVIN HAMEL, DANY BILODEAU, STEVE MORRIS, STEVE BARBER, MAT WILLIAMSON, CHRIS RAABE.

Sportsman Series feature results (50 laps): MARTIN PELLETIER, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, SHANE PECORE, PATRICK PICOTIN, MOISE PAGE, BOB RAY, NICK HAYWOOD, FELIX MURRAY, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, TYLER REYNOLDS, ADAM ROZON, DEREK CRYDERMAN, KURTIS CAYER, BILLY COOK, FRED GAMACHE, JASON ROSE, RICKY THOMPSON, DALE GIFFORD, GABRIEL CYR, ALEX LAJOIE, MIKE STACEY, TRISTAN DRAPER, JARRETT HERBISON, THOMAS COOK, RYAN STABLER, EVAN RACINE, JOHNATHON FERGUSON, MARTIN HEBERT, SHANE STEARNS.

Pro-Stock feature results (25 laps): ROCH AUBIN, JEFFREY LAPALME, MICHAEL BLAIS, STEPHANE LEBRUN, DAVE BISSONNETTE, MARC LALONDE, JOCELYN ROY, ROSCO GARREAU, BURTON WARD, RILEY MCMONAGLE, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, STEVE BRADY, CD BEAUCHAMP, FRANCIS RIVEST. 

Mini-Stock feature results (15 laps): SYLVAIN CHAREST, YANIK POTVIN, COREY GATES, JUSTIN JODOIN, KARL POTVIN, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, CHRIS JAMES, JUSTIN LEROUX, MIKE GAUCHER, MARC DAGENAIS, J-C BOUCHARD, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU.

with files from Martin Bélanger

Cornwall Speedway results from Aug. 26

sean Aug 28, 2018 - 2:45pm

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.