Cornwall, Ont – Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Martin Bélanger – A gorgeous Sunday greeted fans and racers as the Cornwall Motor Speedway presented the first round of the Bandit Motorsports Canadian Nationals Series with a 125-lap event for the Modified, a full program was also on tap for the other divisions.
Chris Raabe was the early leader in the Bandit Motorsports Canadian Nationals with Yan Bussiere and Mario Clair in a great battle for second. Raabe quickly gets into lap traffic by lap 7. Being in these circumstances, Yan Bussiere passes Raabe just before the yellow flag. We restart at lap 25 with Bussiere leading the way over Carey Terrance. Steve Bernier made his way into 3rd place. Danny O’Brien slowed the field down on lap 27. On the restart, Terrance has a good jump and passes Bussiere for the lead with Danny Johnson now in the mix. Another yellow enables Johnson to get closer to Terrance and passes him on lap 49. Johnson was really fast using the inside lane with Bussiere using the outside. On the move was Steve Bernard who started 27th and was challenging for a spot in the top 5. By lap 75, Johnson was still in the lead with Bussiere second and Erick Rudolph in third. Some heated battles were happening in the top positions with Steve Bernier back in third for a few laps. Johnson led the final circuit winning round 1 over Rudolph as Bernard made a final move on the last lap to finish third.
In the 20-lap Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock Feature, a great battle between Dave Seguin and Marc Lalonde as both drivers swapped the lead for the entire feature as CD Beauchamp was waiting his turn in third. A lap 18 caution for Ghislain Valade gave the opportunity for Lalonde as he had a great jump and led the final laps to win a first feature in over 6 years at Cornwall.
Jessica Power took the lead in the Tracy Wheeler Storm Realty Sportsman event as Power has Steve Morris and Jean-Nicholas Gareau as dancing partners. Drivers were able to run the first 6 laps as Zach Arquiett slows the field down. Morris has an excellent start and passes Power for the top spot. Using the inside lane Tyler Givogue is able to move up to third. Givogue quickly joins his teammate for first place. A final restart gave Givogue a final chance to pass Morris for his first win of the season.
In the Polar Sound DJ Services Novice Sportsman, Chris Zieran was looking for win #1 as he led the first 14 laps until he tangled with a slower car. A wild finish saw Tom Roy capture his first feature of the season over Junior Delormier. A fine field of 11 cars showed for the second feature.
Corey Gates takes the lead in the Polar Sound DJ Services Mini-Stock feature when an accident occurred on the second lap. At the restart, Matthew Moore took the lead over Gates with Bob Ray that follows him. Ray was able to take the lead at halfway point and never looked back to capture his first win of the season.
Next week we will run a regular program with all division on the card along with a 25-lap Street Stock invitational.
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Bandit Motorsports Canadian Nationals Modified Feature (125 laps)
Danny Johnson, Erick Rudolph, Steve Bernard, Kyle Dingwall, Brian McDonald, Yan Bussiere, Corey Wheeler, Carey Terrance, Danny O’Brien, Steve Bernier, Bobby Herrington, Stephane Lafrance, Dany Bilodeau, Lance Willix, Paul St-Sauveur, Mathieu Desjardins, Tim O’Brien, Mario Clair, Michael Parent, Chris Herbison, Gabriel Richer, Joey Ladouceur, David Papineau, Marc Therrien, Roger Levesque, Jordan McCreadie, Joel Doiron, Gage Morin, Luke Whitteker, J-F Corriveau, Chris Raabe, Zach Aubertine
Tracy Wheeler Storm Realty Sportsman Feature Results (25 laps)
Tyler Givogue, Steve Morris, Ryan Stabler, Shane Pecore, Jessica Power, Martin Hebert, Louie Jackson, Emmanuel St-Denis, Adam Rozon, Billy Cook, Aaron Pugh, David Andre, Thomas Cook, Mike Stacey, Miguel Peterson, Justin Lalancette, Tristan Draper, Ryan Comeau, Jean-Nicholas Gareau, Jesse Hudson, Gilles Godard, Ricky Thompson, Derek Cryderman, Chantal Provencher, Brianna Ladouceur, Gabriel Cyr, Scott Mcgill, Zach Arquiett
Alexandria Home Hardway Pro-Stock Feature Results (20 laps)
Marc Lalonde, Dave Seguin, CD Beauchamp, Terry Ladouceur, Dave Bissonnette, Justin Desrosiers, Rock Aubin, Stephane Lebrun, Ghislain Valade, George Renaud, PJ Peters, Preston Forbes, Claude Parisien, Kevin Fetterly, Alain Tardif, Francis Desjardins, Riley McMonagle, Jamie Malyon
Polar Sound DJ Services Novice Sportsman Results (15 laps)
Tom Roy, Junior Delormier, Jarret Herbison, Greg Ezard, Chris Zieren, Mike Evans, Jacob Clancy, Dudes Thompson, Chris Ferguson, Brent Lozo, Suzie Roy
Polar Sound DJ Services Mini-Stock Results (12 laps)
Bob Ray, Mike Gaucher, Matthew Moore, Skylar Ladouceur, Marc Dagenais, Steven Quesnel, Teddy Baird, Stephane Charbonneau, Patrice Moniere, Jean-Pierre Jeanneault, Corey Gates, Paul Deblois, Francis Blanchette
Bandit Motorsports Modified Bonus Award: Danny Johnson
Total Race Supply Halfway Sportsman Bonus Award: Steve Morris
MacEwen Halfway Bonus Pro-Stock: Marc Lalonde
Bandit Motorsports Mini-Stock Halfway Bonus: Bob Ray
Bandit Motorsports Novice Sportsman Bonus: Chris Zieren
Bandit Motorsports 6th place finisher Bonus: Mike Evans
VP Race Fuels Miss the Podium Award Sportsman: Kyle Dingwall
Pizza-Pizza of Cornwall Hard-Luck Award: Suzie Roy
Pizza-Pizza of Cornwall Hard-Charger Award: Tom Roy