CORNWALL, Ont. - One of the biggest events of the season is on tap this Sunday at Cornwall Motor Speedway as the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series will be in town for their annual visit.
It will also be a very emotional evening in the Mini-Stock feature event. A small presentation to honor Danny Lefebvre, who was killed in a crash at the speedway last Sunday night, will be made prior to the start of the 12-lap feature race.
Cornwall will be round three of the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series as Matt Sheppard leads the way in front of defending Series champion Brett Hearn as Billy Decker currently ranks in third spot. Justin Haers, Billy Dunn, Jimmy Phelps, Larry Wight, Mat Williamson, Pete Britten, Danny Johnson and several others will also be at Cornwall as the Series is attracting nearly 20 regulars on the Tour in 2014.
Local runners such as Carey Terrance, Stephane Lafrance, Chris Raabe, Brian McDonald, Gage Morin and others will try and defend home turf during the 100-lap event paying a cool $6,000 to the winner. We remember last year, a impressive total of 58 cars had attempted to qualify. Along with the Big Block feature, a full program will be presented by Mel Valade Backhoe Services.
In the Tracy Wheeler Royal Lepage Sportsman division, a solid group of cars is always on hand to compete in the 20-lap feature event.
Always great racing in the Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock category as a good mix of talent and experience in the full fender category is to race in the 20-lap event.
A 15-lap feature is scheduled for the Laminacorr Industries Semi-Pro group.
General admission price will be $28 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 years and over, kids under 16 admission is only $2. Pits admission will be $38. Pit entrance will be open at 2 p.m. for hauler parking as the paying gate will open at 4 p.m. General admission gates will open at 3 p.m. with racing starting at 7 p.m. A fireworks display will be staged to celebrate Canada Day.
For more information on the upcoming season at Cornwall, please visit the website at www.cornwallspeedway.com.