The Glengarry News



Speedway hoping for better weather this weekend

sean Jun 21, 2017 - 9:58pm

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

Revised youth football playoff schedule

sean Jun 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

Upcoming playoff games in the spring youth football league have seen some changes to locations and times. Most notably, games scheduled to be played at CCVS in Cornwall, have been moved to Joe St. Denis Field.

As well, start times for exhibition games at the Maxville Fair have been changed.

Here is the revised scheduled:

football schedule

Results from June 11 racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean Jun 12, 2017 - 1:24pm

This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes a story about Ghislain Valade winning a feature race Sunday night at the Cornwall Motor Speedway. We also include a few other county connections, as well as a photo of Valade in action, courtesy of Rick Young.

Here are the June 11 results from the other divisions:

Modified Feature Results (30 laps): David Hebert, Luke Whitteker, Stephane Lafrance, Chris Raabe, Mathieu Boisvert, Gage Morin, JF Corriveau, Joey Ladouceur, Corey Wheeler, Carey Terrance, Danny Johnson, Mario Clair, Gabriel Richer, Brian McDonald, Marc Therrien, David Papineau, Louie Jackson, Lance Willix, Kayle Robidoux, Tim O'Brien.

Sportsman Feature Results (25 laps): Tristan Draper, Steve Morris, Brianna Ladouceur, Tyler Givogue, Shane Pecore, Justin Lalancette, Derek Cryderman, Emmanuel St-Denis, Jonathan Ferguson, Scott McGill, Junior Delormier, Ricky Thompson, Thomas Cook, Adam Rozon, Robert Delormier, Dillon Sallows, Cedric Gauvreau, Billy Cook, Francis Blanchette, Delbert Legrow, Pascal Racette, Gabriel Cyr, Martin Hebert, Styles Arquiett, Gilles Godard, Chris Ferguson.

Novice Sportsman (15 laps): Kurtis Cayer, Alex Gagnon, Dudes Thompson, Chris Ferguson, Greg Ezard.

Mini-Stock (15 laps): Mike Gaucher, Skylar Ladouceur, Karl Potvin, Francis Desjardins, Dustin Bode, Tyler French, Jamie Larocque, Eric Jean-Louis, David Arbuthnot, Teddy Baird, Justin Leroux, Alexis Charbonneau, Dylan Kirkland, Corey Gates, Marc Dagenais, Terry Ladouceur.

Street-Stock Feature Results (25 laps): Justin Ramsay, Nicolas Gauvreau, Sheldon Hoogwerf, Michael Dillon, Jason Fetterly, Wade Purchase, Steve Brady, Tyler Bushey, Dick Planty, Kyle Massey.

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Ghislain Valade is honoured as the winner of the Pro Stock feature race. (Rick Young photo /

OVFL Cornwall Wildcats blanked in home opener

sean Jun 6, 2017 - 1:35pm

The Cornwall Wildcats OVFL football team dropped to 0-2 on the season, after suffering a 41-0 drubbing in their Saturday afternoon home opener. For game photos, please see our gallery here.

Next action has the boys slated to play June 10 on the road against the Myers Riders (Ottawa).

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Cameron Howes sets up for defensive coverage. (Sean Bray photo)

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

sean May 30, 2017 - 12:24pm

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)

OVFL Cornwall Wildcats to host football home opener on Saturday

sean May 30, 2017 - 11:48am

The OVFL Wildcats, coming of a 28-21 collapse last weekend on the road against the Metro Toronto Wildcats, will host the York Region Lions at Joe St. Denis Field in Cornwall, on Saturday, June 3. Opening kickoff is set for 1pm.

The 'Cats had a 21-7 lead at the end of the third quarter in Toronto, before a series of miscues led to their downfall.

The boys will be looking to rebound on their home field this weekend.

The count contingent on this year's roster is Rylan Duhart (#67, offensive lineman), Cameron Howes (#33, linebacker), Terry Dogbey (#21, defensive back), and Simon Korteweg (#20, wide receiver).

Bainsville's Alex Labonte is the Wildcats defensive coordinator, with fellow Glengarrians Dylan Hambleton and Costa Zarifi also part of the coaching ranks. 


Colts coach a finalist for CJHL coach of the year

sean May 26, 2017 - 1:16pm

Cornwall junior 'A' Colts head coach Ian MacInnis was one of five finalists for the Canadian Junior Hockey League Coach of the Year award. 

Greg Walters (Georgetown, OJHL) was named COY this week.

MacInnis guided the Cornwall Colts to an impressive turnaround from missing the playoffs in 2015-16 to a second place overall finish in the regular season in 2016-17. The Colts finished with a 41-14-4-3 record, including an impressive run of 23-2-1 to wrap up the regular season.

"It’s an honour being named as a finalist for Coach of Year," said MacInnis. "There are 132 CJHL coaches to choose from every year so this is special."

The other finalists were Tom Keca (Fort McMurray, AJHL), Bliss Littler (Wenatchee, BCHL), and Paul Dyck (Steinbach, MJHL).

files from David Murphy