With the Cornwall Motor Speedway having cancelled last Sunday night's racing due to rain and track conditions, the hope is Mother Nature will be kind for race fans this weekend, as the Speedway has a jam-packed schedule.
On tap is a visit by the Lightning Sprint group, as well as the second round of the Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Series that will be combined with the Danny Lefebvre Memorial during the 25-lap event for the Mini-Stock. A full show is on the card in the other divisions.
The Lightning Sprints Series will make its first of two stops at the Speedway, with a solid group of drivers that includes the recent Empire Super Sprints feature winner, Jordan Poirier, current points leader in Eric Sundborg, Guillaume Nedeirer, Pascal Levesque, Tomy Moreau, and many more competing in the 25-lap event.
The second round of the Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Series is also on the card and will be combined with the Danny Lefebvre Memorial, making it even more special for the Mini-Stock drivers that will run the 25-lap event. A field in the 20s is expected, with a good purse and extra laps on the line.
The other four divisions will be in action with regular feature events.
As expected, the competition is tough in the Modified division, with defending track champion Chris Raabe (from Alexandria) leading the way ahead of Danny Johnson. We have seen three different winners so far in Cornwall – Corey Wheeler, Luke Whitteker, and David Hebert. Will this Sunday's victor be one of these five drivers, or will someone else finish on top at the 30-lap event?
In the Sportsman division, Shane Pecore is leading, but there are a few drivers looking to take the top spot, including Justin Lalancette, Tristan Draper, and Tyler Givogue. They will have a 25-lap event.
Again, the Pro-Stock class is always entertaining and offers very close racing, with the Glengarry duo of Ghislain Valade and George Renaud sharing the lead in the standings. Kevin Fetterly Jr stands five points behind. The Pro-Stock is scheduled for 25 laps.
To complete the evening, the Novice Sportsman will run. Kurtis Cayer has won twice this season, but he had to work hard for both of his victories.
Pit gates will open at 3pm, with a cost of $25. General admission starts at 4:30pm, with a cost of $13 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $2 for kids 16 years old and under. The first qualifying race is slated for 6:30pm.
– with files from Martin Bélanger