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
With just two weeks remaining in the Cornwall Motor Speedway regular season, last Sunday's race night program opened with the Sportsman class completing the final 36 laps of the August 17 feature.
In the 30-lap Modified feature, Danny Johnson took the early lead, with Gage Morin and Marc Therrien in the chase. Johnson had a strong car, surviving two cautions in the event to capture his first win of the season, as Chris Raabe made his way up to second to seal the 2017 track title in the Modified class.
Kevin Fetterly was the early leader in the Pro-Stock feature. Exciting racing in the 25-lap race saw several drivers jostle for the lead, with Dave Bissonnette in front by lap 10. Starting in seventh spot, CD Beauchamp made his way to the top as he challenged Bissonnette and took the lead on lap 16. Beauchamp led the rest of the way, as Stephane Lebrun moved into third. Beauchamp finished strong for his third victory, with Bissonnette second.
Steve Morris opened in front of the field in the 25-lap Sportsman feature, as Justin Lalancette was running in second, riding the back bumper of the leading car. David Rogers moved up from his 11th starting spot to grab the lead on lap 17 and never looked back, en route to capturing his second win of the season.
The evening started with the concluding 36 laps from the August 17 Sportsman feature. Patrick Picotin led the field early, with points leader Lalancette suffering a flat tire. On the restart, Picotin stayed in front, as Tristan Draper took second ahead of Martin Pelletier on lap 20. Picotin tried to hold off Draper but the #17 car was too strong on the top side and took the lead. Draper led the final portion to snag his third feature victory of the summer.
The Mini-Stocks race saw an accident on the first lap with the yellow flag flying. Mike Gaucher was the leader, followed by Dylan Kirkland and Francis Desjardins. Current points leader Marc Dagenais made his way up to third. Gaucher led the final laps and won his third race of the season.
Brian Billings grabbed the early lead in the Eastern Ontario Vintage Club 15-lap event. A good battle amongst the front runners ensued, as Nathan Berry and Paul Billings jostled. Berry took the lead on lap 4, with Paul Billings in second. On a restart, Paul Billings came out hard to grab first place ahead of Cory Winters and Berry. Billings led the final laps to nab the checkered flag.
Modified feature (30 laps): DANNY JOHNSON, CHRIS RAABE, GAGE MORIN, LUKE WHITTEKER, BRIAN MCDONALD, MARIO CLAIR, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, DAVID HEBERT, STEPHANE LAFRANCE, MATHIEU BOISVERT, DAVID PAPINEAU, JOEY LADOUCEUR, MARC THERRIEN, LOUIS JACKSON JR, MICHEAL LABRECHE, LANCE WILLIX II, COREY WHEELER, TIM O'BRIEN.
Sportsman feature continuation from Aug.17 (36 laps): TRISTAN DRAPER, PATRICK PICOTIN, MARTIN PELLETIER, RYAN STABLER, FRED GAMACHE, ZACH ARQUIETT, THOMAS COOK, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, ALEX LAJOIE, EMMANUEL ST. DENIS, DEREK CRYDERMAN, ADAM ROZON, DAVID ROGERS, KURTIS CAYER, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, DELBERT LEGROW JR, SCOTT MCGILL, CHRIS FERGUSON, JUNIOR DELORMIER, STEVE MORRIS, ALEX THOMSON JR, GABRIEL CYR, BILLY COOK, KELVIN LALONDE, MARTIN HEBERT (DNS), MIKE STACEY (DNS), DANA FRANCIS (DNS), JARETT HERBISON (DNS), RICKY THOMPSON (DNS).
Sportsman feature (25 laps): DAVID ROGERS, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, STEVE MORRIS, THOMAS COOK, PATRICK PICOTIN, EMMANUEL ST. DENIS, KURTIS CAYER, RYAN STABLER, TRISTAN DRAPER, DEREK CRYDERMAN, MARTIN PELLETIER, FRED GAMACHE, ZACH ARQUIETT, ROBERT DELORMIER, ALEX LAJOIE, BILLY COOK, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, SCOTT MCGILL, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, JUNIOR DELORMIER, GABRIEL CYR, ALEX THOMSON JR, JOSH KIRKLAND, RICKY THOMPSON, DELBERT LEGROW JR, TOMMY JOCK III, KELVIN LALONDE, CHRIS FERGUSON, ADAM ROZON.
Pro-Stock feature (25 laps): CD BEAUCHAMP, DAVE BISSONETTE, STEPHANE LEBRUN, GEORGE RENAUD, MARC LALONDE, JEFFREY LAPALME, KODY KELLY, DAVE SEGUIN, BOB RAY, PJ PETERS, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, ROCH AUBIN, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, RILEY MCMONAGLE, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS.
Mini-Stock feature (15 laps): MIKE GAUCHER, MARC DAGENAIS, DYLAN KIRKLAND, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, GABRIEL MARQUIS, RICHARD THORNTON, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, KARL POTVIN, STEVE MORIN, ALEXANDRE SABOURIN, SHAWN RAY, COREY GATES.
– files from Martin Bélanger
Here are the final results from Sunday night racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway.
Race for the Cure Sportsman Series feature (100 laps): FRED GAMACHE, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, DAVID ROGERS, MARTIN PELLETIER, ALEX LAJOIE, MOISE PAGE, DEREK CRYDERMAN, PATRICK PICOTIN, RYAN STABLER, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, THOMAS COOK, ZACH ARQUIETT, JESSICA POWER, ALEXANDRE SALVAS, JARETT HERBISON, KURTIS CAYER, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, FELIX MURRAY, JEAN-NICOLAS GAREAU, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, STEVE MORRIS, DAN FERGUSON, EMMANUEL ST. DENIS, SCOTT MCGILL, MIGUEL PETERSON, JESSE HUDSON, GABRIEL CYR, TRISTAN DRAPER, JASON SHIPCLARK, ROBERT DELORMIER, ADAM ROZON, PRESTON FORBES.
Modified feature (30 laps): BRIAN MCDONALD, LOUIS JACKSON JR, MATHIEU BOISVERT, GAGE MORIN, MARIO CLAIR, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, CHRIS RAABE, JOEY LADOUCEUR, DAVID HEBERT, LUKE WHITTEKER, DANNY JOHNSON, TIM O'BRIEN, COREY WHEELER, CAREY TERRANCE, STEPHANE LAFRANCE, MARC THERRIEN, ZACH AUBERTINE, DAVID PAPINEAU.
Pro-Stock feature (25 laps): DAVE BISSONETTE, ROCH AUBIN, DAVE SEGUIN, GEORGE RENAUD, STEPHANE LEBRUN, MARC LALONDE, CD BEAUCHAMP, BOB RAY, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, JEFFREY LAPALME, KODY KELLY, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, SHAWN RAY.
Mini-Stock feature (15 laps): MARC DAGENAIS, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, MIKE GAUCHER, JUSTIN JODOIN, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, RICHARD THORNTON, KEN JACKO, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR.
Last night, Aug. 17, the Cornwall Motor Speedway hosted a special night of racing billed as their O Canada event.
The main feature, a 150-lapper, was won by Tim Fuller, with Alexandria's Chris Raabe in second.
Here are the final standings: TIM FULLER, CHRIS RAABE, STEVE BERNARD, CAREY TERRANCE, KYLE DINGWALL, LUKE WHITTEKER, CHRIS HERBISON, JORDAN McCreadie, STEVE BERNIER, COREY WHEELER, DAVID HEBERT, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, BRETT HEARN, ROY DELORMIER, DANNY JOHNSON, RYAN ARBUTHNOT, YAN BUSSIERE, MICHAEL PARENT, CHRIS HERBISON, MATHIEU BOISVERT, SIMON PEREAUT, LOUIS JACKSON JR, DANY GAGNE, BRIAN MCDONALD, STEPHANE LAFRANCE, MIKE MARESCA, J.F. CORRIVEAU, JOEY LADOUCEUR, GAGE MORIN, MARIO CLAIR, BOBBY HERRINGTON, MARC THERRIEN, LAURENT LADOUCEUR.
Final results from the Mini-Stock feature race (15 laps): MARC DAGENAIS, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, MIKE GAUCHER, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, GABRIEL MARQUIS, MARTIN BECHAND, KARL POTVIN.
There was also a 50-lap Sportsman feature race, though it was interrupted by rain. With 36 laps remaining, the race has been postponed to Aug. 27.
Regular Sunday night racing resumes this Sunday, Aug. 20.
The Cornwall Motor Speedway is hosting a special Thursday night event billed as O Canada 150.
A $132,300 purse is up for grabs in the Modified class, which will have a 150-lap feature race in the Super DIRTcar series. A field of 30 cars is expected to include local drivers and others.
The Sportsman class will have a 50-lap feature, with a purse of $5,500, and there will be two 15-lap races for the Mini-Stocks.
Pit gates will open at 3pm, with general admission at 4:30pm. Racing is scheduled to begin with time trials at 6:30pm.
Here are the feature race results from the Cornwall Motor Speedway for Sunday, Aug. 13.
Modified (30 laps): LUKE WHITTEKER, CAREY TERRANCE, J.F. CORRIVEAU, STEPHANE LAFRANCE, JOEY LADOUCEUR, DAVID HEBERT, CHRIS RAABE, MARIO CLAIR, MATHIEU BOISVERT, COREY WHEELER, TIM O'BRIEN, DANNY JOHNSON, LOUIS JACKSON JR, KEVIN HAMEL, PAUL ST.SAUVEUR, DANY GAGNE, GAGE MORIN, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, MARC THERRIEN, MICHEAL LABRECHE, BRIAN MCDONALD.
Sportsman (25 laps): KURTIS CAYER, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, DAVID ROGERS, TRISTAN DRAPER, SCOTT MCGILL, RYAN STABLER, DELBERT LEGROW JR, ZACH ARQUIETT, PATRICK PICOTIN, ROBERT DELORMIER, THOMAS COOK, DEREK CRYDERMAN, GABRIEL CYR, JUNIOR DELORMIER, JESSE HUDSON, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, ADAM ROZON, STEVE MORRIS, EMMANUEL ST. DENIS, RICKY THOMPSON, ALEX THOMSON JR, BILLY COOK, CHRIS FERGUSON, KELVIN LALONDE, BRAD WINTERS.
Pro-Stock (25 laps): CD BEAUCHAMP, DAVE SEGUIN, STEPHANE LEBRUN, MARC LALONDE, JEFFREY LAPALME, GEORGE RENAUD, BOB RAY, ROBERT LAROCQUE, ROCH AUBIN, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, KODY KELLY.
Mini-Stock (15 laps): MARC DAGENAIS, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, RICHARD THORNTON, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, DUSTIN BODE, KARL POTVIN, JUSTIN JODOIN, DYLAN KIRKLAND, MIKE GAUCHER, SKYLR LADOUCEUR, DAVID ARBUTHNOTT, BRENT MERKLEY.
This week's edition of The Glengarry News features a photo and story about Chris Raabe's victory on Sunday at the Cornwall Motor Speedway. Here are the complete results from all divisions:
Canadian Nationals Modified series feature (125 laps): CHRIS RAABE, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, DAVID HEBERT, BOBBY HERRINGTON, JORDAN MCCREADIE, DANNY BILODEAU, MATHIEU BOISVERT, STEVE BERNIER, KYLE DINGWALL, CHRIS HERBISON, STEVE BERNARD, CAREY TERRANCE, MICHAEL PARENT, YAN BUSSIERE, TIM O'BRIEN, MARIO CLAIR, FRANCOIS BELLEMARE, LOUIS JACKSON JR, ERICK RUDOLPH, MATHIEU DESJARDINS, COREY WHEELER, DANNY JOHNSON, JOEY LADOUCEUR, J.F. CORRIVEAU, LUKE WHITTEKER, DANY GAGNE, ZACH AUBERTINE, BRIAN MCDONALD, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, GAGE MORIN.
Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Mini-Stock series feature: (25 laps): MARC DAGENAIS, KARL POTVIN, RICHARD THORNTON, DUSTIN BODE, JOSH KIRKLAND, MIKE GAUCHER, DYLAN KIRKLAND, JUSTIN LEROUX, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, TYLER FRENCH, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, DAVID ARBUTHNOTT, SKYLR LADOUCEUR, COREY GATES.
Sportsman feature (25 laps): DAVID ROGERS, STEVE MORRIS, SHANE PECORE, EMMANUEL ST. DENIS, THOMAS COOK, DEREK CRYDERMAN, ALEX LAJOIE, TYLER GIVOGUE, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, PATRICK PICOTIN, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, ADAM ROZON, KURTIS CAYER, JARETT HERBISON, TOMMY JOCK III, SCOTT MCGILL, KELVIN LALONDE, JUNIOR DELORMIER, BILLY COOK, GABRIEL CYR, ZACH ARQUIETT, BRENT LOZO, CHRIS FERGUSON, TRISTAN DRAPER, DELBERT LEGROW JR, RICKY THOMPSON.
Pro-Stock feature (25 laps): GEORGE RENAUD, DAVE SEGUIN, STEPHANE LEBRUN, CD BEAUCHAMP, ROCH AUBIN, JEFFREY LAPALME, BOB RAY, KODY KELLY, MARC LALONDE, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, DAVE BISSONETTE, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, MARCO LALONDE, MARC JEAN-LOUIS.