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Cornwall Motor Speedway owner & promoter says farewell

Ron Morin expresses gratitude to fans, sponsors and friends as he ends his career in racing

I got into the business of motor sports a long time ago, as a competitor and more recently, as the promoter of the Cornwall Motor Speedway. This sport has been my passion for more than three decades, but all good things must eventually come to an end. The time has come for me to step aside, to enjoy retirement and to go back to the roots of my passion for this sport – to become a fan of racing once again.

As many of you know, the sale of the Cornwall Motor Speedway is nearing completion, and I will not be returning as the promoter for this beloved race track this coming season. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish the new ownership group well as they bring about a new era for dirt racing in Cornwall.

Throughout my career, I have been blessed to have met many people; competitors, crews, sponsors and fans from all across North America.

I would like to thank all of the employees who have worked at the Cornwall Motor Speedway throughout the years. Without you, it would not have been possible to wave that green flag each and every Sunday night. Your tireless work has given Cornwall a well-deserved reputation of being one of the best dirt tracks in the Northeast; a track competitors want to win at.

To the competitors, thank you for coming to Cornwall and thrilling our fans with your skill, speed and drive to win. Many champions have been made here in Cornwall, and our fan base continues to grow because of the compete level of the drivers and crews.

To the many sponsors who have partnered with the Cornwall Motor Speedway, thank you for your generosity, your partnership and your commitment to this community.

To the promoters from other tracks: I have always been pleased with the collaborative spirit in my dealings with other race tracks across the Northeast. I’d like to thank you all as well as thank our sanctioning body, the World Racing Group.

And most importantly, to our fans, thank you for passing through our gates and supporting dirt racing in Cornwall. The success of the Cornwall Motor Speedway could never have been possible without the continued support from our fans.

As I prepare to enjoy retirement, I am confident in the ongoing and continued success of the Cornwall Motor Speedway. I have accepted an invitation from the new ownership group to stay on in an advisory capacity, and will maintain a limited involvement. Race fans can be assured that my retirement does not mean my leaving the sport – it simply means I will return to the origins and roots of my passion. I began my career in racing as a fan, and will end my career as a devoted fan of this sport.

See you at the races.

Ron Morin

Le proprietaire et promoteur du Cornwall Motor Speedway dit au revoir

Ron Morin exprime sa gratitude aux amateurs, commanditaires et amis en finissant sa carrière en course

Je suis entré dans l’entreprise de sports motorisés depuis longtemps, comme un concurrent et aussi comme promoteur de la Cornwall Motor Speedway. Ce sport a été ma passion depuis plus de trois décennies, mais comme toutes bonnes choses, ma carrière doit finalement arriver à une fin. Le temps est venu pour moi de profiter de ma retraite et de revenir aux racines de ma passion pour ce sport – pour redevenir un fan de course une fois de plus .

Comme beaucoup d’entre vous le savent, la vente du Cornwall Motor Speedway est en voie d’achèvement, et je ne reviendra pas en tant que promoteur de la piste cette saison à venir. Je voudrais profiter de cette occasion pour souhaiter des bonnes chances au nouveau groupe de propriétaires au but d’amener une nouvelle ère pour la course DIRT ici a Cornwall.

Tout au long de ma carrière, j’ai eu la chance d’avoir rencontré beaucoup de gens; des concurrents, les équipes, les commanditaires et les fans de partout en Amérique du Nord.

Je tiens à remercier tous les employés qui ont travaillé au Cornwall Motor Speedway au fil des annees. Sans vous, il n’aurait pas été possible d’agiter le drapeau vert chaque dimanche soir. Votre travail acharné a donné Cornwall une réputation bien méritée d’être l’une des meilleurs pistes de course dans le Nord-Est; une piste que les concurrents veulent gagner à.

Pour les concurrents, je vous remercie d’être venus à Cornwall et passionnant nos amateur avec votre habileté, la vitesse et l’entraînement pour gagner. De nombreux champions ont été faites ici à Cornwall et nos fans continue a venir a cause du niveau de competition que vous amenez ici.

Pour les nombreux commanditaires qui ont collaboré avec le Cornwall Motor Speedway, merci pour votre générosité, votre partenariat et votre engagement à cette communauté .

Et le plus important, à nos amateurs, merci de passer par nos portes et votre soutien de la course DIRT ici a Cornwall. Le succès du Cornwall Motor Speedway n’aurait jamais été possible sans votre soutien. Du fond de mon coeur, mille merci.

Alors que je m’apprête à profiter de la retraite, je suis confiant du succès a venir pour le Cornwall Motor Speedway. J’ai accepté une invitation du nouveau groupe de propriétaires de rester dans un rôle consultatif, et je maintiendra une participation limitée. Les amateurs de course peuvent être assurés que ma retraite ne signifie pas que je quitte le sport – il signifie simplement que je vais revenir sur les origines et les racines de ma passion. J’ai commencé ma carrière en course en tant que amateur , et je termine ma carrière en tant que amateur dévoué a ce sport .

A la prochaine,

Ron Morin

An exciting 2014 calendar at Cornwall Motor Speedway!

Another great season awaits race fans and teams as several key events highlights the 2014 schedule at Cornwall Motor Speedway. The upcoming season will be one of transition as new owners and a new promoter will be in action.

The season will start with a bang on Sunday, May 18 as the first event of the Canadian Nationals in conjunction with the first event of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series will be presented with a 100-lap feature race. The Mohawk Race Parts Pro-Stock series will also be on hand with a 40-lap event as all the regular classes will in competition on Minute Auto Wash night.

Four major events will be presented in June as we start the month with a DIRTcar Series Doubleheader involving the Sportsman and Pro-Stock series as each division will have a 50-lap event. A full race program is also on the card as Jiffy Auto Services will sponsor the evening.

The Go Nuclear Late Model Series will make a first appearance at Cornwall on June 8th, this series has been growing significantly over the last few series and will visit the speedway with a solid group of cars presented by Paul’s Auto Body.

On June 22nd, Seaway GM will present a double dose of Modified racing as they will have two 40-lap events along with a complete race program

The Super DIRTcar Big Block Series will close out the month of June with their annual trip at Cornwall. In 2013, a record total of 58 drivers had made the haul to Cornwall in attempt to qualify for the 100-lap feature race. Mel Valade Backhoe Services will sponsor this event.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series is back again! Please mark your calendar for Sunday, July 27 as TwinLeaf Stores will host the best sprint car drivers in the world as we will make a final salute to the “King of the Outlaws“ Steve Kinser. The Modifieds and the Lightning Sprints will be sharing the spotlight.

Jiffy Auto Services will host the second series race of the Canadian Nationals with a 100-lap event on August 3rd with the Pro-Stock, Semi-Pro and Mini-Stock in action.

The Triple Crown event presented by Jiffy Auto Services will close out the regular season on Sunday, August 31st with the final round of the Canadian Nationals for Modifieds along with a DIRTcar 358-Modified series race all part of the 125-lap finale. The Mohawk Race Parts Pro-Stock Series and Seaway/Lussier Chevrolet GM Performance Sportsman Series will come to a close as we will determine 2014 champions.

The season will end with the annual Fireball Enduro on Sunday, September 7.

The arrival of new owners in Raymond and Jacques Lavergne along with a new promoter in Graham Gorman will bring a boost to Cornwall. The new management team has several projects in mind but his looking at 2014 as a learning opportunity for everyone.

For more information on the upcoming events at the speedway, you can visit the website at www.cornwallspeedway or join us on Facebook at www.facebook/cornwallmotorspeedway for useful information and fun contests!