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.
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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, Gage Morin, 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