Cornwall, Ont – Sunday, September 4, 2016 – Martin Bélanger – It was an epic night at Cornwall Motor Speedway tonight as we crowned 10 different track and series champions along with several important races for our local drivers. A very busy evening that as consisting of the Bandit Motorsports Canadian Nationals Modified Series in conjunction with the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, The Race for the Cure Sportsman Series along with the DIRTcar Sportsman Series, Street Stock invitational, Pro-Stock, Novice Sportsman and Mini-Stock on Rutters Elevators and Pioneer Hi-Bred.
Jordan McCreadie and David Hebert were on the top row of the Bandit Motorsports Canadian Nationals 125-lap finale. Hebert took a commanding lead over McCreadie with Tommy Flannigan running in third. Hebert slowed in turn 4 and caution came out on lap 14. On the restart, Gage Morin took the lead as Chris Raabe made his way to second with McCreadie sliding to third. A side by side battle occurred between Morin and Raabe for several laps. The caution is out as we had debris on the speedway on lap 42, McCreadie pulled his 9j machine in the infield at the same occasion. When the race was back in action the leaders quickly got into heavy traffic on lap 55 as Raabe pulled closer to Morin as Mike Bowman put his 71 machine into the infield and caution was out on lap 61. Action started back on lap 65 as Yan Bussiere and Roy Delormier came together in turn 1 and this brought up to the lap 75 pit stop.
The race resumed after the mandatory stop as both Morin and Raabe were back into battle for the lead as both drivers pulled away from the field and got to slower traffic, Mario Clair was able to get closer to both runners as an accident occurred on lap 92 in turn 2. When the green lights were back Morin stayed first. Raabe tried everything on Morin to pass him for the lead but the leader resisted as Carey Terrance made his way to the top 4 with less than 20-lap. A severe accident occurred with 7 laps to go send Michael Parent on his roof as Tommy Flannigan was also involved. On the restart, Carey Terrance moved up to third passing Clair. Tyler MacPherson and David Hebert got together below the flagstand bringing the race to a green-white-checker situation. Morin led the final race capturing this event for a second year in a row over Raabe who is crowned our 2016 track champion and Carey Terrance finishes third and wins the Bandit Motorsports Canadian Nationals.
Louie Jackson was the early leader in the DIRTcar Sportman/Race for the Cure Sportsman Series as point’s leader Shane Pecore moved up to second with Gabriel Cyr running in third. Martin Pelletier started to make some noise by lap 10 as he passed Cyr for third and found something on the high lane passing both Pecore and Jackson and got the lead on lap 18. Pelletier started to pull away from the field in heavy traffic as the feature picked up some great momentum. Pelletier had Jackson on his back bumper with 15 lap to go. Pelletier brushed off the challenges from Jackson and collected the win over Jackson and Pecore. By finishing third, Pecore will leave Cornwall with the track championship as well as the Race for the Cure championship.
The Alexandria Home Pro-Stock division closed the evening with a 25-lap event, in which we saw several leaders, it is the veteran driver Dave Bissonnette that was able to seal the deal by winning the event. After waiting a total of 16 years, Stephane Lebrun is finally the track champion at Cornwall!
Dudes Thompson led the entire Polar DJ Services Novice feature, Thompson got challenged by Chris Zieren and Pascal Racette at the end but resisted to win his third event of the season. Junior Delormier made history by winning the first Novice Sportsman championship.
Alexis Charbonneau took the lead in early portion of the Polar Sound DJ Services Mini-Stock feature and never looked back to capture his third win this season. Bob Ray was crowned your 2016 track champion.
Brock Cullen was able to resist several cautions in the Street Stock Invitation and captured the win in the 25-lap event. A great field of 20 cars showed up for this invitational
Next Sunday will we will have the WWE of racing with our annual Fireball Enduro! A great afternoon of entertainment for everyone that will start at 2pm.
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DIRTcar 358-Modified Series/Canadian Nationals Feature (125 laps)
Gage Morin, Chris Raabe, Carey Terrance, Mario Clair, Steve Bernard, Kyle Dingwall, Bobby Herrington, Dominic Dufault, Corey Wheeler, Joey Ladouceur, Danny Bilodeau, Steve Bernier, Mike Maresca, Mathieu Boisvert, Chris Herbison, Brian McDonald, Lance Willix, Joel Doiron, David Hebert, Zach Aubertine, Tyler McPherson, Gabriel Richer, Tommy Flannigan, Michael Parent, Tim O’Brien, Danny O’Brien, Yan Bussiere, Roy Delormier, Mike Bowman, Jordan McCreadie
Race for the Cure Sportsman/DIRTcar Sportsman Series Feature Results (50 laps)
Martin Pelletier, Louie Jackson, Shane Pecore, Jonathon Ferguson, Gabriel Cyr, Adam Rozon, Tyler Givogue, Ryan Stabler, Tristan Draper, Mathieu Bardier, Dave Rogers, Emmanuel St-Denis, Dave Marcuccilli, Thomas Cook, Steve Morris, Scott McGill, Jessica Power, Brianna Ladouceur, Mike Stacey, Bryan Cloutier, Moise Page, Derek Cryderman, Justin Lalancette, Ron Davis III, Alex Lajoie, Felix Murray, Michael Richard, Gilles Godard, Martin Hebert, Chris Cunningham, Ryan Scott, Ryan Comeau
Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock Feature Results (25 laps)
Dave Bissonnette, Ghislain Valade, Dave Seguin, Rock Aubin, Stephane Lebrun, Justin Desrosiers, Kevin Fetterly, Jocelyn Roy, PJ Peters, Dave Rogers, Marc Lalonde, George Renaud, Riley McMonagle, CD Beauchamp
Polar Sound DJ Services Novice Sportsman (15 laps)
Dudes Thompson, Pascal Racette, Chris Zieren, Anthony Rasmussen, Mario Genest, Junior Delormier, Greg Ezard, Matt Barbour, Chris Ferguson, Eric Castonguay, Fred Andje, Brent Lozo
Polar Sound DJ Services Mini-Stock (12 laps)
Alexis Charbonneau, Skylar Ladouceur, Bob Ray, Marc Dagenais, Steven Quesnel, John Lamarshe, Corey Gates, Mike Gaucher, Melissa Gifford, Richard Bartholomew, Sylvain Bouthillier, Patrice Monniere, Brandon Halliday
Bandit Motorsports Modified Bonus Award: Gage Morin
Total Race Supply Halfway Sportsman Bonus Award: Martin Pelletier
MacEwen Halfway Pro-Stock Bonus Award: George Renaud
Bandit Motorsports 6th place finisher Bonus: Justin Desrosiers
VP Race Fuels Miss the Podium Award: Mario Clair
Bandit Motorsports Novice Sportsman Halfway: Dudes Thompson
Bandit Motorsports Novice Sportsman Halfway: Alexis Charbonneau