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Results from July 23 racing at Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean Jul 25, 2017 - 12:22pm

This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes a story and photo about Alexandria's Rock Aubin, who won the Pro Stock feature race in Cornwall, on Sunday.

Here are the complete results from the evening:

Pro-Stock results for the July 16 make-up race run on July 23 (25 laps): ROCH AUBIN, CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, GEORGE RENAUD, JEFFREY LAPALME, DAVE SEGUIN, STEPHANE LEBRUN, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, DAVE BISSONETTE, BOB RAY, GHISLAIN VALADE, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, KODY KELLY.

Pro-Stock results for scheduled July 23 feature race(25 laps): CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, DAVE SEGUIN, STEPHANE LEBRUN, BOB RAY, DAVE BISSONETTE, ROCH AUBIN, GEORGE RENAUD, KODY KELLY, JEFFREY LAPALME, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, GHISLAIN VALADE, ANGIE KERBY, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS.

Race for the Cure Sportsman Series feature results (100 laps): SHANE PECORE, MARTIN PELLETIER, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, TYLER GIVOGUE, RYAN STABLER, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, GABRIEL CYR, ALEX LAJOIE, ROBERT DELORMIER, MOISE PAGE, ZACH ARQUIETT, MIKE STACEY, SCOTT MCGILL, TRISTAN DRAPER, GILLES GODARD, ADAM ROZON, DAVID ROGERS, THOMAS COOK, PATRICK PICOTIN, FELIX MURRAY, THOMAS COOK, DELBERT LEGROW JR, MIGUEL PETERSON, STEVE MORRIS, DEREK CRYDERMAN, JUNIOR DELORMIER, BILLY COOK, JASON SHIPCLARK, MARTIN HEBERT.

Modified feature results (30 laps): COREY WHEELER, DAVID HEBERT, MARIO CLAIR, LOUIS JACKSON JR, DANNY JOHNSON, J.F. CORRIVEAU, CHRIS RAABE, LUKE WHITTEKER, LANCE WILLIX II, CAREY TERRANCE, TIM O'BRIEN, MIKE MARESCA, MATHIEU BOISVERT, STEPHANE LAFRANCE, BRIAN MCDONALD, JOEY LADOUCEUR, GAGE MORIN, ZACH AUBERTINE, MARC THERRIEN, KAYLE ROBIDOUX.

Mini-Stock results (15 laps): MIKE GAUCHER, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, RICHARD THORNTON, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, MARC DAGENAIS, DAVID ARBUTHNOTT, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, JUSTIN JODOIN, STEVE MORIN, KARL POTVIN.

Mini-Stock results for July 16 make-up race run July 23 (15 laps): ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU (DQ), FRANCIS DESJARDINS, STEVE MORIN (DQ), MIKE GAUCHER, RICHARD THORNTON, KARL POTVIN, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, JUSTIN JODOIN, MARC DAGENAIS.

with files from Martin Bélanger

Speedway promises to be busy in upcoming weeks, if Mother Nature allows

sean Jul 21, 2017 - 1:31pm

Mother Nature’s bad behaviour sets the stage for a very busy end of July at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, with remake features being added to the last two events of this month. Here are the details.

This Sunday, July 23, the Pro-Stock and Mini-Stock division will be added to the beginning of an already busy evening, as the Race for the Cure Sportsmen Series will be the highlight, along with a full show and the always popular autograph night.

On July 30, the Modifieds and Sportsmen will complete their feature remake from the 16th, at the start of the night, as the DIRTcar Pro-Stock Series will be in town, along with the Quebec Mod-Lite, plus a complete show. The Mini-Stock will have the night off.

"We wanted to reschedule these feature as soon as possible without penalizing divisions that will run important series races during these weekends such as the Sportsman and Pro-Stocks," mentions the track's PR Director.

Both nights will start at 6pm, so the evening won't be too long for fans and race teams.

For this coming Sunday, the pit gates will open at 2:30pm with a cost of $30, and the general admission will open their doors at 4:30pm with a cost of $20 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $2 for kids 16 years old and under. Sportsman will have time trials at 5:30pm, with their remake feature following right after.

files from Martin Bélanger

Busy night of racing slated for Sunday at the speedway

sean Jul 14, 2017 - 5:58pm

It will be decidedly busy Sunday evening at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, with six classes of racing on the schedule, for a total of seven features. 

The slate includes a visit by the Sprint Car division, for the 30-lap Patriot Sprint Tour feature.

The evening will see the fourth attempt to complete the second round of the Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Series, which will also be combined with the Danny Lefebvre Memorial. Previous runs have been scrubbed due to inclement weather. This is a 25-lap race, booked to start start the evening at 6:15pm sharp!

The Mini-Stock will then have their regular evening with heats and a 15-lap event later in the evening.

Because of all the losses calendar-wise so far, promoter Raymond Lavergne decided to add the Modified division to Sunday’s event.  They will run a 30-lap regular feature. As well, the schedule includes races for the Sportsman, Pro-Stock, and Novice Sportsman.

Pit gates will open at 3pm at a cost of $35. General admission will open at 4:30pm with a cost of $25 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $2 for kids 16 years old and under. 

with files from Martin Bélanger

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Rain triumphs again at the Cornwall Speedway

sean Jul 11, 2017 - 3:33pm

As staff and crews were getting ready for one of the biggest events of the season on Sunday evening at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, rain appeared, forcing the cancellation of a sixth program this season.

A total of 34 Modified class drivers had already signed in for the Super DIRTcar Series when a second shower hit the track at the end of the afternoon, leaving promoter Raymond Lavergne with no option but to cancel the show. A thunderstorm followed, solidifying the decision.

Drivers and fans who had purchased a ticket are invited to hold onto it for any of the next three programs on the schedule. Any value difference will be reimbursed.

The Speedway is currently working towards a remake date for the big-blocks and the Cindy Ladouceur-Danny Lefebvre Memorial Series. Please stay tuned, as The News will relay updates when we have them.

In the meantime, we have a story about two young local racers in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

with files from Martin Bélanger

Rescheduled events pack upcoming racing schedule at Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean Jul 5, 2017 - 5:24pm

Inclement weather this summer has created headaches for Cornwall Motor Speedway promoter Raymond Lavergne, forcing a number of cancellations and postponements, but the good news is that the reshuffled events create a jam-packed schedule for July.

For more racing news, please see the story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

Cindy Ladouceur / Danny Lefebvre Memorial remake this Sunday

Even with every effort made last Sunday evening, with rain falling down, combined with a late finish, it was decided for the safety of the Mini-Stock class to postpone the 25-lap Cindy Ladouceur/Danny Lefebvre Memorial to this coming Sunday (July 9). The division will have two feature events as they will be part of the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series visit. Drivers who did not attempt to qualify on July 2 will not be eligible for the 25-lap race, though they can run in the regular feature. 

Modified added, SpeedSTR & Slingshot removed on Sunday, July 16

With four events already down the drain, Lavergne decided to add the Modified division on Sunday, July 16, when they will share the spotlight with the Patriot Sprint Group. The SpeedSTR and Slignshot that were originally scheduled for that evening have been removed, and negotiations are currently in place with series officials to find a new date in August. 

Autograph Night is on July 23 

The popular autograph night will be on Sunday, July 23, part of round two of the Race for the Cure Sportsman Series. 

with files from Martin Bélanger

Racing at the Speedway rained out for Sunday night

sean Jun 25, 2017 - 3:41pm

Rain forces cancellation of Sunday night racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway. It has been a really tough year so far, as promoter Raymond Lavergne once again was forced to cancel tonight’s program due to weather.

Heavy rain that started early in the afternoon, combined with thunderstorms, left no option for the track, with no racing possible for the second straight Sunday. Decisions will be made over the next few days concerning the rescheduling of the Cindy Ladouceur/Danny Lefebvre Memorial Series.

Race officials are hoping the weather will be good through July, with a have solid month of racing including five big events booked. Among these are the with Canadian Nationals Modified and the Ultimate Pro-Stock Series booked for next Sunday.

with files from Martin Bélanger

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

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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)