@CornwalSpeedway * CORNWALL, ON – The Cornwall Motor Speedway hosted a new series this Sunday evening as the Go Nuclear Late Model made their first appearance at the speedway on Paul’s Auto Body night. The Modified, Pro-Stock, Semi-Pro and Mini-Stock had also a full show along with the banner competition at intermission time.
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The 35-lap Go Nuclear Late Models Series saw Adam Turner took the early lead as he got challenged by Rick Miller. On a lap 4 restart, Miller took the lead over Turner as defending series champion Dale Caswell was running in third. Caley Weese brought the second caution on Lap 8 by stopping in Turn 4.
A great battle for the lead on the following green as Turner was strong on the bottom lane and regained the top spot on Lap 14. As the race got a good rhythm the caution went out with 14 laps to go as a tangle occurred in Turn 3. On the restart, Turner stayed first over Miller, and Phil Potts was now third.
Bad luck occurred for Miller on Lap 30 as he slowed causing the yellow. Turner got a good challenge from Potts in the last portion of the feature. On a last lap dash, Potts was able to pass Turner at the flag stand to capture the race by .0011 seconds to win his first ever series event as Dale Caswell completed the podium.
Marc Therrien took the top spot in the 30-lap Jiffy Auto Services as Bruno Lepage passed him on the following lap as Gilles Godard stopped in Turn 3 with two laps completed. Lepage kept first as Joel Doiron and Brian McDonald were behind him. Doiron lost his left front wheel and stopped in Turn 4 and the yellow lights got back on the field on Lap 9. On the following green, McDonald used the outside lane to pass Lepage for the lead while Raabe was in third. Raabe took second on Lap 16 with Stephane Lafrance pulling closer to Lepage for the last podium spot.
McDonald led the final portion as he became the fourth different winner of the year in front of Raabe and Lepage.
In the 20-lap Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock division, Terry Ladouceur took the front position as C-D Beauchamp spun in front of field with two laps completed. On the restart, Eli Gilbert led the way with Stéphane Lebrun now in second, as Todd Vance got collected hard in Turn 2 on Lap 6. Gilbert got pressure from Lebrun on the green with George Renaud running behind them. Lebrun slid into the lead at the halfway point over Renaud and Jocelyn Roy as Gilbert faded away.
Lebrun led the final laps to capture his first event of the year with Renaud and Roy completed the top three.
In the 15-lap Semi-Pro feature, Bruno Richard led the field of 12 cars to the green as a great fight was going on for second as Todd Raabe claimed the spot over Derek Cryderman after a heated battle. While Richard was alone in front, Kevin Fetterly took third over Cryderman. Richard led wire to wire in the caution free feature over Raabe and Fetterly.
Justin Desrosiers took the early lead in the 12-lap Mini-Stock feature event but got passed by Francis Aborameh on the first lap with Francis Blanchette was coming on strong; Blanchette took the lead on Lap 3 and pulled away from the rest of the field. Blanchette led the last portion and got his second win of the season.
A complete program is on the schedule for next week as the kids tire race will be presented at intermission time.
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By Martin Bélanger