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Details of Sunday, June 22nd events at Cornwall Motor Speedway

Details of Sunday, June 22nd events at Cornwall Motor Speedway

Cornwall, Ont – Monday, June 23, 2014 – Martin Bélanger – The Cornwall Motor Speedway would like to provide clarifications on the events that occurred during the June 22nd Mini-Stock feature race.

Competitor Danny Lefebvre of St-Louis-de-Gonzague, Quebec was in competition for first position with two other competitors when his car went off the speedway in the backstretch and hit the cement wall. After several minutes of care by the rescue team, the driver was transported to the hospital where his death was confirmed during the evening.

Lefebvre was a very competitive driver in the Mini-Stock ranks; it was his first presence this season. In 2013, Danny had a strong season, getting good results on every Sunday night as he finished only 3 points behind track champion Mike Gaucher. Driving his #05 mount, he was also a contender 2 years ago as he finished in 7th place in the championship race.

The Lavergne family along with the entire Cornwall Motor Speedway staff would like extend their deepest condolences to the family and several friends that Danny had around him. Our thoughts and prayers go to everyone related to Danny as the racing community mourns this big loss and will be remembered in fashion at the speedway.

Détails sur les évènements survenus le dimanche 22 juin au Cornwall Motor Speedway

Détails sur les évènements survenus le dimanche 22 juin au Cornwall Motor Speedway

Cornwall, Ont – lundi 23 juin, 2014 – Martin Bélanger – Le Cornwall Motor Speedway aimerait émettre ses commentaires sur les évènements survenus dimanche dernier le 22 juin dans la finale en classe Mini-Stock.

Le pilote Danny Lefebvre de St-Louis-de Gonzague, Québec était en compétition pour la première position avec 2 autres compétiteurs lorsque sa voiture a sorti de piste dans le droit arrière et a percuté le mur de ciment. Après plusieurs minutes de soins offerts par l’équipe de premiers soins, il a été transporté à l’hôpital où son décès a été constaté plus tard en soirée.

Lefebvre était un pilote très compétitif dans la catégorie Mini-Stock, il en était à sa première présence cette saison. En 2013, Danny avait connu une saison sous le signe de la constance accumulant les bons résultats en terminant à seulement 3 points du champion Mike Gaucher. Au volant de sa voiture #05, il fut également au cœur de la course au titre il y a 2 saisons en terminant au 7e rang.

La famille Lavergne ainsi que l’équipe complète du Cornwall Motor Speedway, aimeraient offrir ses sympathies à la famille ainsi qu’aux amis de Danny. Les pensées et prières vont à tous le proche de Danny alors que la communauté entière des courses vie un deuil et le pilote sera honoré de belle façon à la piste.

Cornwall Motor Speedway postpones the program to Sunday, July 6.

Cornwall Motor Speedway postpones the program to Sunday, July 6.

Cornwall, Ont – Sunday, June 22, 2014 – Martin Bélanger – A great evening of racing at Cornwall Motor Speedway for twin 40 laps feature races as a full program was on the schedule on Seaway GM Performance Night.

Justin Desrosiers led the way in the 12-lap Mini-Stock feature as the first caution came on lap three for an accident in turn 3. On the restart, Marc Dagenais had a strong start and grab the lead but Desrosiers charged back and gained the top spot with 5 laps to go as yellow came back out. Dagenais was good again on the restart and passed Desrosiers for first. With one lap to go, a severe accident occurred and the red flag was thrown making the event official.

Due to the nature of the injury, the Ontario Provincial Police have taken the track for investigation; the rest of the program will be run on July 6 before the start of the regular show on that evening. We will update you on the condition of the driver during the week through a release, due to the investigation; Cornwall Motor Speedway is not allowed to divulgate any information.

One of the biggest shows of the year will hit Cornwall next Sunday as the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series will be here for their annual visit with all the big stars and cars in competition for 100 laps. A full show will also be on the schedule along with a firework show to celebrate Canada Day in fashion.

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