The Big Blocks visited the Cornwall Motor Speedway last Sunday, capping off the 2017 racing season for the area's track.
Tim O’Brien and Keith Flach led the field of 30 cars to the green, when Steve Bernard slowed the group on the initial lap and yellow lights were out. Flach took first as racing continued, with Peter Britten and O’Brien colliding on lap 7.
Flach remained in front, with Larry Wight moving up to second and O’Brien bringing another caution on lap 21. Wight was quick on the restart to seize the lead over Flach on lap 25, as Billy Decker followed suit two laps later. Wight had Decker as a dancing partner, as Decker then grabbed the first position, while Matt Sheppard moved up to third.
Decker pulled away from the field as Wight, Sheppard, Flach, and Alexandria's Chris Raabe were the top 5 when the race reached the halfway point.
The leaders got into heavy traffic with 60 laps in the books. Cornwall Speedway track champion Chris Raabe slowed, and caution was out on lap 72. Decker remained the top man, however, as the battle continued for second spot. Sheppard was able to pass Wight for the position on lap 81 and set his sights on Decker. Lap traffic helped Sheppard, as he closed in on Decker with 10 laps to go. Sheppard used the inside lane and surprised the leader on lap 92. The drivers challenged each other the rest of the way, but Sheppard stayed in front to garner win #10 on the tour in 2017.
The Sept. 20 issue of The Glengarry News includes more racing news.
The 2017 regular season was capped off in fashion at the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Monday, as the final round of the Canadian Nationals Modified Series was run combined with the second leg of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The DIRTcar Sportsman group was also in attendance, while the Pro-Stock and Mini-Stock classes enjoyed a regular night to cap off season points championships.
Two county drivers were among the track titlists, as Chris Raabe took the crown in 358-Modified, and George Renaud was tops in the Modified division.
Here are the Sept. 4 results, along with track champions, as provided by the Speedway.
Canadian Nationals/358-Modified series feature results (125 laps): MARIO CLAIR, STEVE BERNARD, KEVIN HAMEL, MICHAEL PARENT, CAREY TERRANCE, JORDAN MCCREADIE, SIMON PEREAUT, ALEX THERRIEN, COREY WHEELER, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, LANCE WILLIX II, JOEY LADOUCEUR, MATHIEU DESJARDINS, STEVE BERNIER, CHRIS RAABE, KYLE DINGWALL, BOBBY HERRINGTON, TIM O'BRIEN, LUKE WHITTEKER, LOUIS JACKSON JR, STEVE MORRIS, GAGE MORIN, DANNY BILODEAU, J.F. CORRIVEAU, YAN BUSSIERE, DANNY JOHNSON, DOMINIC DUFAULT, CHRIS HERBISON, BRIAN MCDONALD, BRANDON SWEET, STEPHANE LAFRANCE, DAVID HEBERT.
TRACK CHAMPION & CANADIAN NATIONALS CHAMPION: CHRIS RAABE
DIRTcar Sportsman series feature results (27 laps): JUSTIN LALANCETTE, KURTIS CAYER, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, TRISTAN DRAPER, ALEX LAJOIE, PATRICK PICOTIN, STEVE MORRIS, ROBERT DELORMIER, EMMANUEL ST. DENIS, ADAM ROZON, GABRIEL CYR, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, JESSICA POWER, EVAN RACINE, JARETT HERBISON, MIKE STACEY, BILLY COOK, THOMAS COOK, DEREK CRYDERMAN, SCOTT MCGILL, JUNIOR DELORMIER, RICKY THOMPSON, ALEX THOMSON JR, DANA FRANCIS, MARTIN PELLETIER, RYAN STABLER, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, CHRIS FERGUSON, DAVID ROGERS, MARCO LALONDE, KELVIN LALONDE, PRESTON FORBES.
TRACK CHAMPION: JUSTIN LALANCETTE
Pro-Stock feature results (25 laps): TBD.
TRACK CHAMPION: GEORGE RENAUD
Mini-Stock feature results (15 laps): ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, MARC DAGENAIS, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, KURTIS DAYE, MIKE GAUCHER, JUSTIN JODOIN, COREY GATES, RICHARD THORNTON, KARL POTVIN, SHAWN RAY, ALEXANDRE SABOURIN.
TRACK CHAMPION: MARC DAGENAIS
– with files from Martin Bélanger
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
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.
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.