By MARTIN BELANGER
CORNWALL, ONT – The Big Blocks were in town to cap off 2017 at Cornwall Motor Speedway on Les Entreprises ICM night.
Tim O’Brien and Keith Flach led the field of 30 cars to the green as Flach was in the lead when Steve Bernard slowed the field down on the initial lap and yellow lights were out. Flach to the lead with Peter Britten and O’Brien as an accident occurred on lap 7.
Flach remained in front with Larry Wight moving up to second and O’Brien as caution was out on lap 21. Great action in the front as Larry Wight had a great start and took the lead over Flach on lap 25 as Billy Decker followed suit 2 laps later.
Wight had Decker as a dancing partner as Decker grabbed the lead over Wight as Matt Sheppard moved up to third. Decker pulled away from the field as Wight, Sheppard, Flach and Chris Raabe were the top 5 as the race quickly got to the halfway point.
Decker had a strong car here at Cornwall with Wight and Sheppard racing together for second spot. The leaders got into heavy traffic with 60 laps in the books. Cornwall Speedway champion Chris Raabe slowed down and caution was out on lap 72.
Decker remained the top man as the top 3 didn’t change. The battle continued for the second spot as Sheppard was able to pass Wight for the position on lap 81 and set his sights on Decker.
Lap traffic helped Sheppard as he closed in with Decker with 10 laps to go. Sheppard used the inside lane and surprised Decker on lap 92. Both drivers challenged eah other as Decker closed in but Sheppard stayed in front as he got win #10 on the tour in 2017!
A good feature event in the 50-lap affair for the Tracy Wheeler Assist2Sell Sportsman as a few lead changes occurred in the event, Tristan Draper had a dominant car and was the man on top as he collected win #4 of the season over David Rogers and Ricky Thompson.
The 2017 season ended with the Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock 35-lap feature with a good battle for the lead between Kody Kelly and Roch Aubin. Both drivers battled hard for about 30 laps as Kelly faded a bit and Aubin went on to win his second event of the season.
Cornwall Motor Speedway would like to thank everyone for a great season and we will see everyone back in May 2018.
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SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: 1 Matt Sheppard 2 Billy Decker 3 Larry Wight 4 Keith Flach 5 Pat Ward 6 Jimmy Phelps 7 Peter Britten 8 Brett Hearn 9 David Hebert 10 Tim Fuller 11 Erick Rudolph 12 Mario Clair 13 Max McLaughlin 14 Mike Maresca 15 Lee Ladouceur 16 Steve Morris 17 Tim O’Brien 18 Chris Raabe 19 Stephane Lafrance 20 Tim Kerr 21 Gage Morin 22 Brandon Walters 23 Jean-Francois Corriveau 24 Luke Whitteker 25 Danny Johnson 26 Carey Terrance 27 Billy Whittaker 28 Brian McDonald 29 Ryan Arbuthnot 30 Steve Bernard