Chris Raabe wins initial Canadian Nationals at Cornwall Speedway

Cornwall, ON – Martin Bélanger – A very busy evening was on

tap at Cornwall Motor Speedway as the remake of the Canadian Nationals Modified

Series, the Ultimate Pro-Stock Series, the Cindy Ladouceur-Danny Lefebvre Memorial,

Street-Stocks and Sportsman on Alexandria Home Hardware night.

Luke Whitteker took the lead in the initial round of Canadian Nationals as a good battle

occurred for second spot between Danny Johnson and Chris Raabe. A few cautions

happened in the first 10 laps. Whitteker still in front with Raabe pulling away on second

over Johnson. The leaders got into traffic by lap 25 as Michael Parent and Steve Bernier

joined the top 5. Several position changes behind the top 3 as we got to lap 50, with

Corey Wheeler joined the top 5 but got a little out of shape. Whitteker the leader with

Chris Raabe and Steve Bernard in third by lap 75, several caution occurred in these first

laps cutting the rhythm a little bit. Several battles went on in the next 25 laps with

Whitteker the leader. A lap 103 restart saw Whitteker bobbled and Raabe took the lead

from him with Bernard following closely. Raabe never looked back and captured his first

Canadian Nationals Series over Whitteker and Bernard.

In the initial Ultimate Pro-Stock Series race, Dave Bissonnette was the early leader over

Stephane Lebrun. Bissonnette alone in front with a good battle for third. On lap 9, the

rain picked up and caution was out for the safety of the drivers. The rain let off and green

lights were back on with Bissonnette in the lead. The leader got tangled with a car that

was headed to the pits and lost his first place to Lebrun. A severe accident occurred at

halfway point involving 7 cars as some of them had severe damage. The final portion saw

a good battle between George Renaud and Lebrun. Veteran racer, Renaud was able to

keep the lead and went on to win his first race of the season.

The 25-lap Tracy Wheeler Assist2Sell Sportsman saw Derek Cryderman picking up the

early lead as several caution slowed the field down. Making his way up was Tristan

Draper, both Cryderman and Draper went on battle for the lead in the last few laps as

Draper passed Cryderman and won his second feature race in a row.

The shorten 20-lap street-stock event saw Wade Purchase take the lead over Marco

Gilbert, both drivers had a good battle as both collide in a racing incident a Gilbert went

on to win the feature event.

The rain began to fall hard as we was ready to start the 25-lap Cindy Ladouceur Mini-

Stock feature, the event will be rescheduled sometime in July.

One of the biggest shows of the season is at our door as the Super DIRTcar Big-Block

Series is in town this coming Sunday along with a full program.

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Modified Canadian Nationals Feature Results (125 laps)

Chris Raabe, Luke Whitteker, Steve Bernard, Jordan McCreadie, Kyle Dingwall, Carey

Terrance, Lance Willix, Corey Wheeler, Louie Jackson, Joey Ladouceur, Mathieu

Boisvert, Simon Perreault, JF Corriveau, Danny Johnson, David Hebert, Ryan Arbuthnot,

Steve Bernier, Brian McDonald, Kayle Robidoux, Stephane Lafrance, Michael Parent,

David Papineau, Tim O'Brien, Mario Clair, Gage Morin, Gabriel Richer, Bobby

Herrington (DNS), Erick Rudolph (DNS), Mike Maresca (DNS), Dany Bilodeau (DNS),

Michael Labreche (DNS), Paul St-Sauveur (DNS)

Ultimate Pro-Stock Feature Results (50 laps)

George Renaud, Stephane Lebrun, Marc Lalonde, Dave Bissonnette, Stephane Lemire,

Bruno Cyr, Jeffrey Lapalme, CD Beauchamp, Bob Ray, Jocelyn Roy, Dany Voghel,

Dustin Bradley, Eric Jean-Louis, Dave Seguin, Kevin Fetterly, Justin Desrosiers, Jocelyn

Chicoine, Steve Chaput, Kody Kelly, Guy Viens, Ghislain Valade, Roch Aubin

Tracy Wheeler Assist2Sell Sportsman Feature Results (25 laps)

Tristan Draper, Derek Cryderman, Ricky Thompson, Justin Lalancette, Gabriel Cyr,

Shane Pecore, Tyler Givogue, Adam Rozon, Steve Morris, Emmanuel St-Denis, Brianna

Ladouceur, Kurtis Cayer, Dan Ferguson, Thomas Cook, Alex Gagnon, Chris Ferguson,

Kelvin Lalonde, Styles Arquiett, Pascal Racette, Billy Cook, Martin Hebert, Zach

Arquiett, Dillon Sallows, Robert Delormier, Delbert Legrow, Scott McGill, Junior

Delormier, Mike Stacey, Evan Racine

Street-Stock Feature Results (25 laps)

Marco Gilbert, Wade Purchase, Sheldon Hoogwerf, Tyler Bushey, Warren Mowat,

Nicolas Gauvreau, Adam Delormier, Kyle Massey, Jason Fetterly,