Cornwall, Ont. – The Sportsman and Pro-Stock were the main act at Cornwall Motor Speedway as the DIRTcar Series Tour was in town for both divisions as they had 50-lap features. Also on the card, a full show of Modifieds, Semi-Pro and Mini-Stock and the main sponsor of the evening was Alexandria Home Hardware.
Rob Yetman and François Adam were on the top row of the 23-car field that took the initial green in the Alexandria Home Hardware 50. Yetman led the first lap as several cars got together in turn 4. Yetman got a good jump as Marc Lalonde and Roch Aubin slipped by Adam for the top 3 spots. Joey Ladouceur quickly got to fourth after starting tenth and challenged Lalonde using the bottom lane. Ghislain Valade hit the wall hard in turn 4 and the yellow lights were back on with 6 laps in the books. Yetman had another strong start as Lalonde got second over Aubin. The Alexandria, Ontario driver charged back to second on the next lap and pursued the leader with a dozen laps in the books.
Lalonde regained second as the leaders were caught with a slower car with 33 laps to go. Flagman Jason Aikman brought the caution on lap 21. Yetman from Castleton, NY, still in the lead on the following green as Joey Ladouceur got 2 spots and took second.
At the halfway point, Yetman, Ladouceur, Lalonde, Aubin and Chip Smith, were the top 5, Lalonde spun in turn 2 on that same lap losing his valuable third spot and the field was brought together. On the restart, Ladouceur found some speed on the top side and got by Yetman on lap 27 as Chip Smith was now running third after having a great restart. Ladouceur started to pull away from the field as Dan Desnoyers stopped in the backshoot and the yellow flag was out on lap 33. Ladouceur and Yetman were racing together as Aubin passed Smith for third. The leaders preferred the top lane as the first 7 drivers were running on top with 10 laps to go. Ladouceur led the final circuit to capture his first DIRTcar Series race of 2012 and 99th career win over Yetman, Aubin, Michel Desjardins and Smith rounded out the top 5.
The 50-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Series feature saw Gary Lindberg got the initial lead followed by Josh VanBrocklin and Dan Wiesner in third. Lindberg quickly got into traffic on lap 6 just as a car stopped on the backstretch on the following lap. Lindberg got a good lead over Wiesner as Martin Pelletier was now third. Wiesner got high in turn 4, Pelletier and VanBrocklin got by. The leaders were back in the slower cars with 20 laps in the books; VanBrocklin took second in these conditions. VanBrocklin figured the track as took the lead on lap 27 over Lindberg. Tabatha Murphy got off the track and yellow was out two laps later. VanBrocklin led 4 more laps before Guy Ouellette brought the field together. The leaders got a good lead on the rest of the field with 15 laps to go. Brian Comeau spun out just in front of the leaders as VanBrocklin and Lindberg got tangle with the leader ending their hope to win. Chris Herbison was the new leader in front of Pelletier and Dan Wiesner as only 10 laps are to be completed. Herbison led the way as Dave Marcuccilli was now in third as Dan Jalbert came up and passed him. Herbison led the last portion to win the DIRTcar Series event in front of Pelletier and Jalbert.
Brian McDonald got a great lead in the 30-lap Jiffy Auto Service Modified Feature as Carey Terrance quickly got second and Luke Whitteker in third. Bruno Lepage got high in the backstretch and flipped hard and the red flag came out. On the restart, McDonald in first with Terrance on his backbumper and Dale Planck now running third as the feature got to the halfway point. The leaders got into slower cars and Terrance made a good move to pass McDonald with 17 laps completed. Terrance got away from the rest of the field and won his second feature of the season over McDonald and Planck completed the podium.
In the Evans Bus Line 15-lap Semi-Pro feature, Derek Cryderman took the lead on lap 5 and went on to win his second race of the season over Andrew Giroux and newcomer Nicolas Gauvreau.
The Crazy Dave DJ Services Mini-Stock feature saw Martin Bernard took the early lead in the 12-lap event. Bernard had Michael Blais and Bob Ray as dancing partners while Mike Gaucher made his way to the top 3 at the halfway point. Bernard led wire to wire and captured his second feature of the season in front of Mathieu Aubin and Gaucher.
The biggest event of the season is at our doors as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will be at Cornwall next Sunday with all the biggest stars on the circuit such as Steve Kinser, Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz, Sammy Swindell and several others. Along with the WOO, the Modifieds and the lone visit of the Lightning Sprints. For more information on the upcoming events at the speedway, you can visit the website at www.cornwallspeedway or join us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cornwallmotorspeedway for useful information and fun contests!
Jiffy Auto Services Modified Feature Results (30 laps)
Carey Terrance, Brian McDonald, Dale Planck, Kayle Robidoux, Laurent Ladouceur, Kyle Dingwall, Chris Raabe, Erick Rudolph, Joel Doiron, Luke Whitteker, David Papineau, Dexter Stacey, Wallace Stacey, Marc Therrien, Shane Pecore, Bruno Lepage, Tim O’Brien, Gage Morin
DIRTcar Sportsman Series Feature Results (50 laps)
Chris Herbison, Martin Pelletier, Dan Jalbert, Dan Wiesner, Justin Lalancette, Dave Marcuccilli, Gilles Godard, Adam Hilton, Brandon Easey, Steve Bernier, Cody McPherson, Corey Wheeler, Louie Jackson, Ronnie Tyo, Brent Kelsey, Steve Billings, Jessica Powers, Jenna David, Billy Cook, Steve Barber, Thomas Cook, Mathieu Desjardins, Tammy Jalbert, Josh VanBrocklin, Gary Lindberg, Brian Comeau, Mitch Primeau, Guy Ouellet, Tabatha Murphy, Mathieu Laramée, Ryan Arbuthnot
DIRTcar Pro-Stock Series Feature Results (50 laps)
Joey Ladouceur, Rob Yetman, Rock Aubin, Chip Smith, Michel Desjardins, Rosco Garreau, Francois Adam, Jocelyn Roy, George Renaud, Stephane Lebrun, Dion Oakes, Marc Lalonde, Rosco Garreau, Dave Seguin, Shawn Johnson, Steve Johnston, Mathieu Bougie, Max Lemire, Dan Desnoyers, Ghislain Valade, Bruno Cyr, Claude Parisien, Charles David Beauchamp, Trevor Gaucher (DNS)
Evans Bus Lines Semi-Pro Feature Results (15 laps)
Derek Cryderman, Andrew Giroux, Nicolas Gauvreau, Benoit Dubois, Joe Woods, Richard Brady, Roger D’Amour, Jake Deer, Gerry Ouellet, Wes Bilmer, Michael McCargar, Junior Delormier, Martin Vachon, Robert Delormier, Anthony Perron
Crazy Dave’s DJ Services Mini-Stock Feature Results (12 laps)
Martin Bernard, Mathieu Aubin, Mike Gaucher, Jean-Paul Laberge, Justin Desrosiers, Alain Tardif, Marc Chartrand, Elizabeth Gauthier, Michael Blais, Jamie McKee, Mark Radbourne, Joel Pilon, Dan Cook, Bob Ray, Francis Quesnel, Danny Lefebvre
From Martin Bélanger