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Mario Clair claims the Minute Auto Wash 100 at Cornwall Motor Speedway!

Cornwall, Ont – Sunday, May 18, 2014 – Martin Bélanger – A new season started at Cornwall Motor Speedway with the first round of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series race along with the Gaetan Chip Stand Canadian Nationals Series debut. The Pro-Stock also had the initial Mohawk Race Parts Series race as the Sportsman, Semi-Pro, and Mini-Stock on Minute Auto Wash night.

Alain Boisvert and Chris Raabe were on the top row of the Minute Auto Wash 100 as Boisvert took the lead as Mario Clair made his way to second. On the following restart, a pileup involving several cars occurred in turn 2 on lap 7, everyone was able to leave under their own power. Boisvert powers to the lead as Dale Planck was in a battle for third with Mario Clair as Raabe grabbed back second spot. As we reached lap 25, Boisvert had joined slower traffic. Francois Bernier spun out of turn 4 and yellow was back on the field on lap 29. When the green lights were back, Dale Planck made his move to the front and passed Boisvert for the lead on lap 35. The race slowed on lap 40 for Marc Therrien and Carey Terrance. Boisvert regained the lead on the restart as Raabe got tangled and his night was done while running in the top 5. Boisvert had another great jump as Clair moved to second with Planck, Erick Rudolph and Danny O’Brien rounding out the top 5 at halfway point. The top 3 were running together as Clair took the lead using the outside groove on lap 57 with Planck in second. Brian McDonald stops in turn 4 on lap 64. Clair to the lead as Rudolph made some noise for second as Stephane Lafrance stopped inside turn 2 on lap 68. Planck back to the lead over Clair as Rudolph was in third. Clair used the high line to pass Planck for the first position as Dany Bilodeau had issues on lap 76. Clair led the following 9 laps as Randy Chrysler stopped in the backstretch with 15 laps to go, bringing the field together. Clair in the lead with 10 to go as Planck slipped to fourth with Rudolph in second and O’Brien in third. While running in the top 5, Bill Mullin rolled over hard and the red flag was out with 7 laps to go. On the green, Clair kept the lead over Rudolph and O’Brien as David Hebert made his way to fourth passing Planck. Clair led the last portion to win the race over Rudolph and O’Brien.

George Renaud was the early leader in the 40-lap Pro-Stock Mohawk Race Parts Series but he got passed on a lap 5 restart by Stephane Lemire. Lemire was strong in front at George Renaud was up in second and Dave Bissonnette in third as Eli Gilbert brought a third caution on lap 15. Lemire survived a few yellow flags was we got to 30 laps completed. Renaud made the bottom worked as he raced Lemire for the lead but the #115 car got away. Bissonnette used the top lane on lap 36 to pass Renaud. Lemire led the final laps and won the first series race of Bissonnette and Renaud.

In the 20-lap Tracey Wheeler Storm Realty Sportsman Feature, Mathieu Desjardins took the lead over Etienne Cournoyer and Shane Pecore. A few cautions occurred in the early portion as Pecore took the lead on lap 4. Pecore in front as Mike Maresca passed Desjardins for second. Martin Pelletier made his way into the top 5 as he passed Desjardins for the fourth spot. Pecore joined the slower car but was able to maintain his position to capture the feature in front of Desjardins who made his way back to second as Corey Wheeler finished third.

The 15-lap Semi-Pro feature saw Bruno Richard dominate the event winning over Jonathan Galipeau and Derek Cryderman.

In the 12-lap Mini-Stock feature, Marc Dagenais was the early leader but was passed by veteran driver Chris James. James went on to win his first feature of his car and of the season over Francis Aborameh and Marc Dagenais.

Next week, all five divisions will have a regular evening on racing as it will be autograph and photo night.

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.

DIRTcar 358-Modified Series/Gaetan Chip Stand Canadian Nationals Results (100 laps)

Mario Clair, Erick Rudolph, Danny O’Brien, David Hebert, Dale Planck, Alain Boisvert , Steve Bernier, Joel Doiron, Dominic Dufault, Lance Willix, Ryan Arbuthnot, Chris Herbison, Stephane Lafrance, Simon Perreault, Gabriel Richer, Brian McDonald, Marc Therrien, Bill Mullin, Randy Chrysler, Chris Raabe, Steve Bernard, Yan Bussiere, Dany Bilodeau, Bruno Lepage, Carey Terrance, Francois Bernier, Clement Therrien, Gage Morin, Laurent Ladouceur, Alex Therrien

Mohawk Race Parts Pro-Stock Series Results (40 laps)

Stephane Lemire, Dave Bissonnette, George Renaud, Jocelyn Roy, Stephane Lebrun, Marc Lalonde, Francois Adam, Charles-David Beauchamp, Bruno Cyr, Eli Gilbert, Rock Aubin, Claude Parisien, Jocelyn Chicoine, Stephane Lariviere, Rosco Garreau, Terry Ladouceur, Chris Tremblay, Guy Viens, Trevor Gaucher, Dave Seguin, Shawn Johnston

Storm Realty Tracy Wheeler Sportsman Results (20 laps)

Shane Pecore, Mathieu Desjardins, Corey Wheeler, Mike Maresca, Joey Ladouceur, Ryan Stabler, Etienne Cournoyer, Brian Comeau, Mitch Primeau, Mike Stacey, Sebastien Bourque, Louie Jackson, Robert Delormier, Justin Lalancette, Patrice Dumouchel, Tristan Draper, Miguel Peterson, Dillon Sallows, Thomas Cook, Eric Lapointe, Scott McGill, David Andre, Billy Cook, Gilles Godard, Jasmine David

Luminacorr Industries Semi-Pro Results (15 laps)

Bruno Richard, Jonathan Galipeau, Derek Cryderman, Alex Gagnon, Junior Delormier, Anthony Perron

Mini-Stock Results (12 laps)

Chris James, Francis Aborameh, Marc Dagenais, JF Page, Natasha Lebrun, Jonathan Abbott, Ryan Comeau, Darryl Mitchell, Sylvain Frenette, Francis Blanchette, Justin Desrosiers, Marc Chartrand, Elizabeth Gauthier, Francis Desjardins

Mario Clair remporte le Minute Auto Wash 100 au Cornwall Motor Speedway!

Cornwall, Ont – dimanche 18 mai, 2014 – Martin Bélanger – Une nouvelle saison a pris son envol au Cornwall Motor Speedway avec un programme spectaculaire incluant une finale de 100 tours comptant pour la série DIRTcar 358-Modifié et Canadian Nationals en plus de la première manche de la série Mohawk Race Parts en Pro-Stock. Les catégories Sportsman, Semi-Pro et Mini-Stock, avaient pour leur part un programme complet en cette soirée commanditée par Minute Auto Wash.

Alain Boisvert et Chris Raabe, étaient sur la première ligne de départ du Minute Auto Wash 100. Boisvert prend les devants alors que Mario Clair, obtient la deuxième sur Raabe. À la relance, un accident impliquant plusieurs voitures survient au 2e tournant au 7e tour, toutes les voitures ont pu partir sans aucune aide. Boisvert a une excellente relance alors que Dale Planck bataille pour la 3e avec Clair alors que Raabe revient au 2e rang. Alors que nous atteignons le 25e tour, le meneur atteint la circulation lente. Francois Bernier s’arrête dans le tournant 4 et le jaune doit sortir au 29e tour. Quand les lumières sont de retour au vert, Dale Planck effectue une remontée pour prendre la première sur Boisvert au 35e tour. La course est ralentie de nouveau au tour 40 pour Marc Therrien et Carey Terrance. Boisvert reprend les devants à la relance alors que Raabe s’accroche et ceci met fin à sa soirée alors qu’il roulait dans le top 5. Boisvert a un autre bon départ devant Clair qui tombe 2e avec Planck, Rudolph et Danny O’Brien complète le top 5 à mi-course. Le top 3 roulait ensemble alors que Clair prend les commandes au 57e tour devant Planck au 2e. Brian McDonald s’arrête dans le tournant 4 au 64e tour. Clair le meneur alors que Rudolph s’approche pour la 2e alors que Stéphane Lafrance s’arrête dans le tournant #2 au 68e tour. Planck reprend le premier rang avec Clair et Rudolph dans le top 3. Clair utilise la ligne extérieure pour capturer la première place alors que Dany Bilodeau a des ennuis au 76e tour. Clair mène les 9 tours suivants lorsque Randy Chrysler s’arrête dans le droit arrière avec 15 tours à faire. Clair toujours à l’avant poste alors que Dale Planck recule au 4e rang. Roulant dans le top 5, Bill Mullin effectue une embardée spectaculaire et le rouge est lancé au tour 93. Clair mène la dernière portion pour remporter la victoire devant Rudolph et O’Brien.

George Renaud était le meneur dans la finale de 40 tours comptant pour la série Mohawk Race Parts en Pro-Stock lorsqu’il se fait dépasser au 5e tour par Stéphane Lemire. Ce dernier est rapide à l’avant alors que Renaud tient bon en 2e devant Dave Bissonnette au 3e rang alors qu’Eli Gilbert apporte la 3e neutralisation au 15e tour. Lemire parvient à garder la première alors que quelques drapeaux jaunes surviennent avec 30 tours de compléter. Lemire résiste à quelques relances et remporte la victoire devant Bissonnette et Renaud.

Dans la finale de 20 tours Tracy Wheeler Storm Realty, Mathieu Desjardins mène le bal devant Etienne Cournoyer et Shane Pecore. Quelques neutralisations surviennent dans la première portion alors que Pecore prend les devants au 4e tour. Pecore devant Maresca qui a dépassé Desjardins pour la 2e. Martin Pelletier effectue son entrée dans le top 5 alors qu’il passe Desjardins pour la 4e place. Pecore atteint les retardataires et parvient à garder sa position pour remporter la victoire devant Desjardins qui est remonté au 2e rang et Corey Wheeler.

Domination du côté de Bruno Richard dans la finale de 15 tours en Semi-Pro remportant la victoire devant Jonathan Galipeau et Derek Cryderman.

Prenant les devants vers la mi-course, dans la finale de 12 tours en Mini-Stock, Chris James a remporté sa première victoire de sa carrière et de la saison devant Francis Aborameh et Marc Dagenais.

La semaine prochaine, toutes les catégories auront une soirée régulière alors que ce sera la soirée des photos et autographes à l’intermission.

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Résultats DIRTcar 358-Modified Series/Gaetan Chip Stand Canadian Nationals (100 tours)

Mario Clair, Erick Rudolph, Danny O’Brien, David Hebert, Dale Planck, Alain Boisvert , Steve Bernier, Joel Doiron, Dominic Dufault, Lance Willix, Ryan Arbuthnot, Chris Herbison, Stephane Lafrance, Simon Perreault, Gabriel Richer, Brian McDonald, Marc Therrien, Bill Mullin, Randy Chrysler, Chris Raabe, Steve Bernard, Yan Bussiere, Dany Bilodeau, Bruno Lepage, Carey Terrance, Francois Bernier, Clement Therrien, Gage Morin, Laurent Ladouceur, Alex Therrien

Résultats Série Mohawk Race Parts Pro-Stock (40 tours)

Stephane Lemire, Dave Bissonnette, George Renaud, Jocelyn Roy, Stephane Lebrun, Marc Lalonde, Francois Adam, Charles-David Beauchamp, Bruno Cyr, Eli Gilbert, Rock Aubin, Claude Parisien, Jocelyn Chicoine, Stephane Lariviere, Rosco Garreau, Terry Ladouceur, Chris Tremblay, Guy Viens, Trevor Gaucher, Dave Seguin, Shawn Johnston

Résultats Storm Realty Tracy Wheeler Sportsman  (20 tours)

Shane Pecore, Mathieu Desjardins, Corey Wheeler, Mike Maresca, Joey Ladouceur, Ryan Stabler, Etienne Cournoyer, Brian Comeau, Mitch Primeau, Mike Stacey, Sebastien Bourque, Louie Jackson, Robert Delormier, Justin Lalancette, Patrice Dumouchel, Tristan Draper, Miguel Peterson, Dillon Sallows, Thomas Cook, Eric Lapointe, Scott McGill, David Andre, Billy Cook, Gilles Godard, Jasmine David

Résultats Luminacorr Industries Semi-Pro (15 tours)

Bruno Richard, Jonathan Galipeau, Derek Cryderman, Alex Gagnon, Junior Delormier, Anthony Perron

Résultats Mini-Stock (12 tours)

Chris James, Francis Aborameh, Marc Dagenais, JF Page, Natasha Lebrun, Jonathan Abbott, Ryan Comeau, Darryl Mitchell, Sylvain Frenette, Francis Blanchette, Justin Desrosiers, Marc Chartrand, Elizabeth Gauthier, Francis Desjardins

The Minute Auto Wash 100 to kick off 2014 at Cornwall Motor Speedway!

Cornwall, Ont – Monday, May 12, 2014 – Martin Bélanger – We are now less than one week away before the action starts at Cornwall Motor Speedway. The 2014 season will begin with a spectacular show as the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series will be town for their inaugural event of the year in conjunction with the Canadian Nationals along with the first race of the Mohawk Race Parts Pro-Stock series and a complete race program. It will also mark new beginnings for the new management group.

The Minute Auto Wash 100 will be the highlight of the race program as the best 358-Modified drivers in the Northeast will hit Cornwall next Sunday in order to compete in the $4,000 to win 100-lap feature event. Counting for both the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and Canadian Nationals, it will attract the best drivers from Ontario, Quebec and the state of New-York. Defending DIRTcar 358-Modified Series champion, Erick Rudolph will lead a pack of invaders that will include Cornwall track champion Mario Clair, Mat Williamson, David Hébert and Danny O’Brien, will compete against local stars such as Laurent Ladouceur, Stephane Lafrance, Carey Terrance, Joel Doiron, Brian McDonald, Chris Raabe and several others. A huge field of cars is expected for opening night.

The Pro-Stock division will share the spotlight as the Mohawk Race Parts Series will also complete a 3-race weekend with a 40-lap event, some of the best drivers of Eastern Ontario, Quebec and Northern New-York will be in town to compete for this coveted win.

A complete race program is also on the card for Sportsman, Semi-Pro and Mini-Stock; we expect healthy fields of cars in all classes for 2014.

To see this great night of racing, it will only cost $25 for adults, 15$ for seniors, 2$ for children 16 years and under and to access the pits, it will be $35. Pit gates will open at 3:30pm with general admission opening at 4:30pm. The first heat race is scheduled to start at 7:00pm sharp. We suggest that you arrive early as a great crowd is expected.

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.