CORNWALL, Ont - Sprint Car fans were pleased to see the return of the Patriot Sprint Tour at Cornwall Motor Speedway this Sunday night along with a full show for the Modifieds, Pro-Stock, Semi-Pro and Mini-Stock as Nortrax was the main sponsor of the evening.
Brian Howland led the way in the 25-lap Patriot Sprint Tour feature, Mitch Brown and Alain Bergeron were following suit. Howland got into heavy traffic just before the halfway point as Jared Zimbardi took third from Bergeron on lap 15. Glen Styres was really strong on the top and cracked the top tive with two laps to go. Styres passed Bergeron just before hitting the wall hard as the checkered flag flew for Brian Howland who finished first in front of Brown and Zimbardi; Bergeron and Parent completed the top five. The race lasted just over six minutes.
In the 30-lap Jiffy Auto Service Modified feature, Bruno Lepage grabbed the lead over Kayle Robidoux and Gage Morin. Dale Planck was on a mission as he got to third on lap 3 after starting 10th. Michel Chicoine brought the caution with five laps down. The top three remained the same on the restart. Robidoux got by Lepage using the high lane just before Gilles Godard stopped in turn 2 with 18 laps to go. Robidoux got a good start as Planck got third while Joel Doiron and Chris Raabe joined the top five. Planck is on the back bumper of Robidoux and he finally got by with five laps to go. Godard caused the caution on lap 26. Planck still the leader as Chris Raabe got third with Doiron now fourth. Planck led the final laps to win his first feature of the season in front of Robidoux and Chris Raabe.
In the 12-lap Crazy Daves DJ Services, Mike Gaucher was the early leader with Michael Blais and Martin Bernard quickly behind him. Mathieu Aubin got third from Bernard at the halfway point as Blais was on the backbumper of the leader. Gaucher led all twelve laps to capture his second feature of the season over Blais and Bernard charged back to complete the podium.
The rain came at the same time as the winners circle for the Modified feature and the Pro-Stock and Semi-Pro feature will be rescheduled to August 12th.
This Sunday on the card, it will be the DIRTcar Doubleheader, 50-lap feature events for both Sportsman and Pro-Stock along with a complete race program for the Modified, Semi-Pro and Mini-Stock divisions. For more information on the upcoming events at the speedway, visit the website at www.cornwallspeedway.