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Lafrance gains first modified feature win at Cornwall Motor Speedway

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CORNWALL, Ont. - After cancelling last week show, the great weather was back at Cornwall Motor Speedway as a full program was presented in all categories on Paul`s Auto Body night.

Stéphane Lafrance took the lead in the 30-lap Jiffy Auto Service Modified feature race, with Luke Whitteker and Tim O’Brien following the leader. Lafrance got a good lead over Whitteker as the first nine laps were quickly completed as Carey Terrance stopped in turn 1 and brought the first caution of the feature. Lafrance kept the lead on the restart as Joel Doiron moved to fourth spot. Bruno Lepage with issues on the backstretch brought the yellow on lap 14. Lafrance got a strong start as O’Brien and Doiron had a great battle for third during several laps when Carey Terrance hit the wall on the front stretch and the yellow was back out with seven laps to go. Lafrance led the final laps to capture his first feature of the season over Luke Whitteker, Joel Doiron, Brian McDonald and Tim O’Brien rounded out the top five.

In the 20-lap Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock feature, Charles-David Beauchamp led the first 3 laps as caution came out. On the restart, George Renaud took the lead as Ghislain Valade was running third. Valade takes over second as Renaud pulled away from the field at the halfway point. Joey Ladouceur cracked the top three on the following lap as Marc Lalonde stopped in the infield in turn 1 on lap 12 to bring the field together. Valade has a good jump and grabs the lead when the green is back out as Ladouceur jumps to second with Renaud in third. With 5 laps to go, the yellow is back on the field. Ladouceur was fast on the bottom and took the lead with 16 laps down, he led the final circuits to capture his second feature of the season over Valade, Renaud, Stéphane Lebrun and Steve Johnston completed the top five.

René Duquette grabbed the lead in the 20-lap Tracy Wheeler Storm Realty Sportsman feature. Duquette went high in turn 2 and Cory Winter took the top spot as yellow was out on lap 3. Winters kept the lead as with Tammy Jalbert and Dillon Sallows behind him. Winters in front as point`s leader Chris Herbison made his way through the field and grabbed the lead at the halfway point over Corey Wheeler now in second and Winters in third. Herbison led the final portion of the feature to get his first win of the season at Cornwall over Winters, Wheeler, Dan and Tammy Jalbert rounded out the top five.

Andrew Giroux was the early leader in the 15-lap Evan`s Bus Line Semi-Pro feature as Robert Delormier and Guy Regimbald were racing for second in the first portion. Delormier passed Giroux as the leader slipped in the backstretch on lap 9. Giroux got back the lead as Delormier had issues with his car on lap 12. Giroux led the final laps to win his first feature of the season over Regimbald and Nico Leblanc completed the podium.

In the Crazy Dave`s DJ Services Mini-Stock Feature, Mike Gaucher quickly got to the lead with Mathieu Aubin and Martin Bernard right behind him with five laps in the books. The 12-lap feature went caution free with Gaucher picking up the win over Aubin and Bernard.

On the agenda for next Sunday, a full program for Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro-Stock, Semi-Pro and Mini-Stock as Vertical Equipment and Mike Graham Masonry will be the main sponsor. For more information on the upcoming events at the speedway, visit the track website at www.cornwallspeedway.

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