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Inclement weather forces cancellation of practice session at Cornwall Motor Speedway!

Cornwall, Ont – Sunday, April 30, 2017 – Martin Bélanger – The rain that has fallen on the Cornwall Motor Speedway during the last few hours has forced promoter Raymond Lavergne to cancel the practice session scheduled for Tuesday, May 2nd.

 Mother Nature’s bad habits during this Spring did has slowed track preparation as the crew were only able to start last week as the grounds were too soft to permit the use of heavy equipment.

 Combined to the addition of new clay during last fall and the lack of time to prepare the racing surface, it was deemed to cancel to avoid unnecessary potential equipment damage to the race teams. Weather permitting, the track preparation crew will be busy in working in the track to have the best surface possible for the season opener schedule for this coming Sunday, May 7th.

 For more information on the upcoming season at Cornwall, please visit the website at www.cornwallspeedway.com you can add us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cornwallspeedway or on twitter at @cornwalspeedway, we will use these two Medias for results and contests over the summer.

 

Several improvements added for 2017 at Cornwall Motor Speedway!

Cornwall, Ont – Friday, April 28, 2017 – Martin Bélanger – The countdown is continuing towards the start of the 2017 at Cornwall Motor Speedway as we are 8 days away from opening night! As drivers and fans will arrive at the speedway they notice that the Lavergne Family continued to improve the facility to enhance the experience.

Here is the list of improvements that were done at different areas!

More than 400 loads of clay were brought in last fall to improve the racing surface; the inclination of the backstretch was also changed to increase the security aspect when cars are falling of the surface, this change might bring more speed to the races.

To help prepare the track a new water truck was purchased over the winter and some features were added to offer more flexibilities in the watering the clay, this will be beneficial in speeding things up on race night especially during intermission time. A more recent towing was also purchased to facilitate the work of the towing crew.

The pit stands were raised by 1 foot and half to enhance the visibility of fans and race teams as well as cement blocks were added in front of these stands to improve the security.

Some work was done in the women’s washroom as 8 toilets were changed as this was a changed that needed to be addressed.

All three towers now have new speakers in them; this will enhance the experience for all booth occupants as they will hear our announcers and be more aware of what is going on at the race track. A new speaker was also added in the pits to help race team understand instructions coming from the pit tower.

When the survey was done earlier on Facebook, one of the things that were requested by many was the Pizza Logs, well management listened and we will be offering in 2017 replacing regular pizza. The Pizza Logs are really tasteful and once you had some you will want more!

These are all improvements that might fall under the radar for several but part of the Lavergne family long-term plan to keep the Cornwall Speedway part of the Dirt track racing elite, a reputation that was built and maintained by Ron Morin and his family.

For more information on the upcoming season at Cornwall, please visit the website at www.cornwallspeedway.com you can add us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cornwallspeedway or on twitter at @cornwalspeedway, we will use these two Medias for results and contests over the summer.

Local series set to steal the spotlight at Cornwall Motor Speedway!

Cornwall, Ont – Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Martin Bélanger – With a little bit more than 2 weeks to go before to start the 2017 season, the hype is building around the 3 local series that the Modified, Sportsman and Mini-Stock will be able to run this coming year at Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Canadian Nationals Modified Series

This very popular series will be in her 8th edition with 3 scheduled events of 125 laps each that will start on Sunday, May 21 with the 2nd race on Sunday, August 6 and the final race on September 3rd. More than $3,000 in prize will be given for perfect attendance including a prize worth $2,000 from BERT, a barrel of fuel as well as Hoosier tires. A point funds valued at $4,000 will up for grabs as well for the drivers. Last season an average of 33 cars attended with Carey Terrance being crowned the champion.

 Race for the Cure Sportsman Series

The initial edition was a great success in 2016 with Sportsman racer Steve Morris being the instigator of the project as it brought great competition throughout the year. Morris is back this season with TAS Racing offering over $6,000 in Bicknell Racing Products Certificate to the top 3 as well as an Olson Fab points funds worth $2,500. The first event will be run on Monday, May 22nd part of the 2-day weekend event. The second race will be on Sunday July 23rd with the final event being run on Sunday, August 20th. All events will 100-lap in distance. Shane Pecore had a great championship run winning the first crown as he competed against a average of 38 competitors.

Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Mini-Stock Series

A new Series starting this summer as Rheal and Terry Ladouceur immediately answered the call to sponsor the series in offering a great $1,500 points fund as several sponsors joined the Perfect Attendance in the series draw with over $1,100 in prizes. This new Series will attract several invaders from Ontario and Quebec, a great amount of interest was shown by the Mini-Stock communities over the off-season. This first race is scheduled on Sunday, May 21; the second will be on Sunday, June 25 with the finale presented on Sunday, August 6th as each race will be of a distance of 25 laps.

Ultimate Pro-Stock Series

sing a regional format, the Ultimate Pro-Stock Series will enable our Pro-Stock drivers to visit a total of 5 different tracks during this series with Airborne Speedway being added to the mix.  Starting at RPM Speedway on May 13th, the series will make a stop to Cornwall on Sunday, July 2nd headlining the Canada 150 festivities. Each event will be 50 laps.

For more information about our different series, we invite everyone to visit our Schedule section on our website.

For more information on the upcoming season at Cornwall, please visit the website at www.cornwallspeedway.com you can add us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cornwallspeedway or on twitter at @cornwalspeedway, we will use these two Medias for results and contests over the summer.