Brian McDonald wins at Cornwall Motor Speedway!
Story by Martin Belanger, Photo by rickattheraces.com
Cornwall, Ont – The Cornwall Motor Speedway presented its second program of the season on Sunday, May 26th, as they hosted the Lightning Sprints in town for their first of 3 visits at the speedway along with a complete race program presented by the Co-Operators.
Kevin Hamel charged to the lead in the 30-lap Loud and Dirty Modified feature with Brian McDonald and Chris Raabe. Hamel broke a shock on his ride and McDonald took the lead on lap 8 with Raabe and Wheeler the top 3. McDonald got into heavy traffic by midway as Raabe and Luke Whitteker joined the lead pack. Whitteker had a good ride has he passed Raabe for second with 7 laps to go and set sights on McDonald. Whitteker’s ride let up with 3 to go. McDonald let the final laps to win his first of the season.
In the Next Level Home Improvement Sportsman feature, Johnathon Ferguson to the lead with Ryan Stabler quickly moved to second and John Mills in third. On lap 8 restart, Stabler to the lead with Ferguson and Shane Pecore to third. A few cautions slowed the field down and Stabler was able to remain first with Pecore trying to make his move. Jessie Hudson brought the red on lap 21 as he landed on his roof, on the next restart, Pecore had a good jump and took the lead with Stabler in second, Pecore led the final circles to win his second in a row.
Yanik Poirier took the lead in the 25-lap Lightning Sprint over his son Jordan and Pascal Levesque. On a lap 2 restart, Jordan Poirier to the lead with Mathieu Bardier in second and Yanick Poirier. The feature picked momentum as they quickly got to halfway point with the leaders within lap traffic, Bardier was able to get closer to Poirier. Jeffrey Weare brought caution with 3 laps to go. Poirier led the final laps to win over Bardier and Yanick Poirier.
In the 25-lap Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock feature, Stephane Lebrun jumped to the lead with Rock Aubin and Marc Lalonde in third. Aubin to the lead on a lap 5 restart and pulled away from the rest of the field with Lebrun holding on to second. Aubin lost his big lead as his car let up with 5 laps to go giving back the lead to Lebrun. The veteran driver led the final laps and got his second win in a row.
The Tracy Wheeler Assist2Sell Mini-Stock was the first feature on the speedway, Chris James took the early lead over Yanik Potvin and Marc Dagenais. Justin Jodoin was on the charge as he found something on the outside moving up to second by lap 4 but got too high and lost some grounds. At halfway point, Marc Dagenais took the lead using the inside lane. Dagenais in front over Mike Gaucher and Alexis Charbonneau. Jodoin had a quick ride and took the lead and never looked back to win his first ever feature win.
Sprint Car fans will be pleased for a second week in a row as the Empire Super Sprints will make their annual trek to the speedway net Sunday along with a full program, the Pro-Stock will have the night off.
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 , twitter at @cms_speedway, and now on Instagram under Cornwall Speedway, we will use these media platforms for results and contests over the summer.
Loud and Dirty Modified Results (30 laps)
BRIAN MCDONALD, CHRIS RAABE, COREY WHEELER, MARC THERRIEN, KYLE DINGWALL, JOEY LADOUCEUR, YAN BUSSIERE, MARIO CLAIR, CAREY TERRANCE, DAVID HEBERT, LOUIE JACKSON JR, LEE LADOUCEUR, MARTIN HEBERT, J-F CORRIVEAU, DANY GAGNE, MICHAEL LABRECHE, LUKE WHITTEKER, TRISTAN DRAPER, KEVIN HAMEL
Next Level Home Improvement Sportsman Results (25 laps)
SHANE PECORE, RYAN STABLER, THOMAS COOK, GABRIEL CYR, JOHN MILLS, JASON SHIPCLARK, TRAVIS BRUNO, MOISE PAGE, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, ADAM ROZON, LONNIE RIVERS, ZACH ARQUIETT, KURTIS CAYER, BILLY COOK, COREY WINTERS, JUSTIN DELORMIER, SCOTT MCGILL, JASON ROSE, CHRISTIAN SMOKE, JASON BRUNO, JUNIOR DELORMIER, ANTOINE PARENT, KARL POTVIN, DEVIN WILLIS, JESSE HUDSON, BOB RAY, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, JEFFREY LAPALME, CHRIS FERGUSON, DELBERT LEGROW, JUSTIN LALANCETTE
Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock Results (25 laps)
STEPHANE LEBRUN, DAVE SEGUIN, CD BEAUCHAMP, BURTON WARD, MARC LALONDE, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, DAVE BISSONNETTE, ROCH AUBIN, KEVIN FETTERLY, MIKE BLAIS
Tracy Wheeler Assist2Sell Mini-Stock Results (15 laps)
JUSTIN JODOIN, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, MARC DAGENAIS, TYLER LAMARCHE, THOMAS MACDONALD, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOUCHARD, MIKE GAUCHER, CHRIS JAMES, YANIK POTVIN, BRANDON MACMILLAN, JAMES CLARKE, SHAWN DUVAL