By MARTIN BELANGER
CORNWALL, ONT – It will be a very busy Sunday evening at Cornwall Motor Speedway, with a total of 7 classes on the program that will be headlined by the final round of the Race for the Cure Sportsman Series, a full show in the other regular divisions plus the remake visits of the SpeedSTR, Slingshots and Quebec Mini-Mod. Rutters Elevators will be sponsoring this occupied night!
Moise Page and Johntahon Ferguson led the field of 32 to green in the 100-lap Race for the Cure Sportsman feature. Ferguson pulled to the lead on lap 2 over Page and Martin Pelletier. Starting in 10th, Ryan Stabler quickly made his way to the front he moved up to second behind Ferguson with Fred Gamache in third with 20 laps in the books. Ferguson got into lap traffic as Stabler got closer to the leader. A few cautions occurred around lap 30 bringing the field together. The feature quickly got to the halfway point with Ferguson, Gamache, Stabler, Page and Pelletier the top 5 at that point. Leaders got into heavy traffic with less than 20 laps to go as Gamache was the new leader on lap 84. Both Gamache and Ferguson had a great battle in the traffic swapping the lead. Gamache was able to stay first and captured his biggest win at Cornwall in front of Ferguson who captures the 2017 edition of the Race for the Cure Sportsman as David Rogers completes the top 3.
Brian McDonald was the leader in the 30-lap Modified feature over Louie Jackson Jr and Gage Morin. The feature was running quickly as McDonald pulled away from Jackson as they got into traffic. McDonald led a caution free feature to get his second win of 2017 in front of Jackson and Mathieu Boisvert who surprised Morin in the final over the final laps.
In the Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock feature, Kevin Fetterly was the leader for the first 4 laps when Dave Bissonnette charged from the top lane and took the lead, Bissonnette got challenged by Aubin as he took the lead over Bissonnette while Dave Seguin was running in third. Bissonnette got back into the lead at halfway point. Bissonnette still in front as Aubin was strong inside but Bissonnette managed to stay in front to collect his first of the season.
In the Polar Sound DJ Services 15-lap Mini-Stock feature brought in a lot of action as the high point drivers in Mike Gaucher and Marc Dagenais. Both drivers raced hard in the final laps as Gaucher crossed the finish line in first but was pushed back two positions as Dagenais was credited his 4th race in are row.
In the 20-lap Mini-Modified feature, Pascal Bissonnette was the early leader with Patrick Lapolice moving up quickly into second and challenged the leader taking the lead on lap 9 while Steve Noel in the mix as well, passing Bissonnette on lap 11. Lapolice still in front as a good battle was ongoing between Bissonnette and Noel. Lapolice led the final laps to capture the win, his second in two visits at Cornwall.
Alexandre Lizotte led the way in the 16-lap Slinghots senior with Christopher Cormier in second, Cormier took the lead on lap 9. Eliott Gamache had a great run in the junior as both classes were on the speedway at the same time. Cormier led the final laps as he captured the feature while Matthew Robidoux surprised Gamache in the final laps to win the junior portion.
Next Sunday will be a complete race program as the Sportsman will complete the remaining 36 laps from August 17 and the Vintage will be in town as well.
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Race for the Cure Sportsman Series Feature Results (100 laps)
FRED GAMACHE, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, DAVID ROGERS, MARTIN PELLETIER, ALEX LAJOIE, MOISE PAGE, DEREK CRYDERMAN, PATRICK PICOTIN, RYAN STABLER, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, THOMAS COOK, ZACH ARQUIETT, JESSICA POWER, ALEXANDRE SALVAS, JARETT HERBISON, KURTIS CAYER, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, FELIX MURRAY, JEAN-NICOLAS GAREAU, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, STEVE MORRIS, DAN FERGUSON, EMMANUEL ST. DENIS, SCOTT MCGILL, MIGUEL PETERSON, JESSE HUDSON, GABRIEL CYR, TRISTAN DRAPER, JASON SHIPCLARK, ROBERT DELORMIER, ADAM ROZON, PRESTON FORBES
Modified Feature Results (30 laps)
BRIAN MCDONALD, LOUIS JACKSON JR, MATHIEU BOISVERT, GAGE MORIN, MARIO CLAIR, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, CHRIS RAABE, JOEY LADOUCEUR, DAVID HEBERT, LUKE WHITTEKER, DANNY JOHNSON, TIM O’BRIEN, COREY WHEELER, CAREY TERRANCE, STEPHANE LAFRANCE, MARC THERRIEN, ZACH AUBERTINE, DAVID PAPINEAU
Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock Feature Results (25 laps)
DAVE BISSONETTE, ROCH AUBIN, DAVE SEGUIN, GEORGE RENAUD, STEPHANE LEBRUN, MARC LALONDE, CD BEAUCHAMP, BOB RAY, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, JEFFREY LAPALME, KODY KELLY, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, SHAWN RAY
Polar Sound DJ Services Mini-Stock Feature Results (15 laps)
MARC DAGENAIS, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, MIKE GAUCHER, JUSTIN JODOIN, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, RICHARD THORNTON, KEN JACKO, SKYLR LADOUCEUR