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Sunday rainout at Speedway forces rescheduling of racing events

sean May 23, 2017 - 3:32pm

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. 

Rescheduled

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.

files from Martin Bélanger

Boys high school soccer wraps up today in Alexandria

sean May 15, 2017 - 12:24pm

The SDGAA high school boys soccer season fro 'A' teams concludes today, with matches hosted by Glengarry DHS in Alexandria.

On the docket this afternoon, the host Gaels will play Seaway at 2pm, and at 3:15pm it will be Char-Lan versus L'Heritage.

Playoffs are slated for Wednesday, to be hosted by the top-seeded senior team.

We will have all the details in The Glengarry News this week.

'AA' playoffs are taking place today in Cornwall. See this previous post for information.

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Akins adds to his junior C lacrosse points lead in Celtics 14-9 win

sean May 14, 2017 - 1:34pm

The county's own Tyler Akins notched 7 points to add to his team- and league-leading total in the Ontario junior C lacrosse league, as his Cornwall Celtics prevailed last night 14-9.

The boys will be back in action this afternoon, at 2pm in Cornwall.

For more on Akins and the other Glengarrian's on the team, be sure to check out the next edition of The Glengarry News.

Derouchie of the CCHL Cornwall Colts sets his university plans

sean May 13, 2017 - 10:02pm

Cornwall Colts forward Dean Derouchie has committed to Salem State University (Massachusetts), beginning in 2017-18.

Derouchie, 5’8, 190 lbs is a two-way winger who spent parts of five seasons in the CCHL. His time was split between the Gloucester Rangers and the Cornwall Colts, scoring 56 goals and 71 assists for 127 points during the regular season. He scored 4 goals and 8 assists in playoff action. The forward is a product of the Eastern Ontario Wild 'AAA' hockey system.

The Cornwall-born Derouchie will join the Salem State University Vikings who play in the NCAA Division III MASCAC Conference. 

– with files from David Murphy, photo courtesy icelevel.com

Akins lighting up junior C lacrosse league

sean May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm

Tyler Akins is off to an impressive start in his junior 'C' lacrosse season with the Cornwall Celtics. Through four games, the team captain has 29 points – yes, you read that correctly.  That's a 7.25 points per game pace.

One game, in particular, stands out: on April 30, the Celtics spanked Caledon 18-6. Akins recorded 15 points.

Cornwall has a .500 record, losers of two in a row.

This weekend, the boys will hit the floor twice at Cornwall's multi-sport complex, with games booked for May 13 at 7:30pm and May 14 at 2pm.

In addition to Akins, the squad includes a number of county athletes.

Early season opener at Cornwall Speedway washed out last weekend

sean May 9, 2017 - 12:46pm

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.

with files from Martin Bélanger

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Countdown to racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean Apr 13, 2017 - 3:18pm

We are just over three weeks away from opening night at Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Enduro registration starts this Saturday. Pre-Registration will be available on Saturday, April 15, starting at noon at the track office until the 50-car grid has been filled.

Beginning on Monday, April 17, the track office will be open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. To be accepted in the 50-car field, the registration payment of $25 must be completed at the same time that the registration (registration fee does not include access to the pit area on the 22nd). Like a normal enduro, it will be a first-come, first-served basis for numbers attribution.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, the racing website 360nitro.tv has decided to expand its partnership at the speedway by providing live coverage on their website during all the 2017 season. Fans who will not be able to attend will be able to purchase coverage for a small price and enjoy the races from home. Pre- and post-race interviews will be done as well as enabling the viewing of all the action on the track. Speedway management is proud of this expanded partnership with 360nitro.tv.

Several drivers from the province of Quebec have announced that they will be regulars at Cornwall in 2017. Kayle Robidoux is back full time and will be one to watch as he is consistently a threat each time that he hits the track. Joining Robidoux will be Paul St-Sauveur and Mathieu Boisvert. These two men will be in the mix as well on every evening. Let’s also not forget Gabriel Richer who is getting better each season in the Modified ranks.

with files from Martin Bélanger