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Mario Clair victorious in the 2nd race of the Gaetan Chip Stand Canadian Nationals!
Martin Bélanger
Cornwall Motor Speedway

Mario Clair victorious in the 2nd race of the Gaetan Chip Stand Canadian Nationals!
A big event was presented at Cornwall Motor Speedway as the 2nd series race of the Gaetan Chip Stand Canadian Nationals with a 100-lap Modified event with the winner leaving with $4,000 in his pockets. A full program for Sportsman, Pro-Stock and Mini-Stock with the SpeedSTR in town for their annual visit on Jim`s Performance Plus night racing card.

Cornwall - Aug. 20, 2012 - A big event was presented at Cornwall Motor Speedway as the 2nd series race of the Gaetan Chip Stand Canadian Nationals with a 100-lap Modified event with the winner leaving with $4,000 in his pockets. A full program for Sportsman, Pro-Stock and Mini-Stock with the SpeedSTR in town for their annual visit on Jim`s Performance Plus night racing card.

A fine field of 30 cars took the initial green in the 2nd race of the Gaetan Chip Stand Canadian Nationals as Mario Clair was the early leader. Dale Planck made a good move to take third from Michel Chicoine on lap 4 as Joel Doiron is in fourth. The leaders got into heavy traffic with 10 laps in the books. The top 4 was racing together in these conditions as already 15 laps were completed. Planck slipped by Dingwall 3 laps later and set sight on the leader. With a quarter of the feature done, Clair, Planck, Dingwall, Chris Raabe and Joel Doiron was the top 5. The yellow came out on lap 29 for the Dany Bilodeau. Planck jumped to the lead as Chris Raabe followed suit in taking third. Raabe used a lap car to take second just before Lee Miller spun out on lap 46. At the halfway, Planck, Raabe, Clair, Dingwall and Doiron was the top 5. On the green, Planck still in front with Raabe still strong in second as Clair was running in third. Brian McDonald caused the third caution as he went out the track in turn 4. On the restart, a tough break for Chris Raabe something broke at the rear end of his car giving second to Dingwall and Clair in third, yellow was out on lap 72. Green was back with 25 laps to go, Dingwall had a good start and showed his nose to Planck but the Cornwall points leader remained in front for 2 more laps when Lee Miller stopped. Planck still in the lead as Carey Terrance cracked the top 5 and passed Ladouceur for fourth. With 20 laps to go, David Hebert had a flat tire and the race slowed down. Planck in the lead with Clair back in second using the top lane as Ladouceur is running fourth behind Dingwall. Clair was now on the backbumper of Planck with a dozen laps to go, the leader made a gutsy move between two lap cars and gain distance on Clair. Marc Therrien went off the speedway with only 5 laps to go. Clair had a great start and regained the lead over Planck as a great battle for third between Terrance and Dingwall. Clair wins the race over Planck, Dingwall, Terrance and Danny O’Brien rounds out the top 5.

The 20-lap SpeedSTR took the track after the modifieds, Jean-Nicolas Gareau was the leader with Yannick Mathieu and Eric Boisvert. Mathieu Daigle took third as Eric Boisvert lost several positions. A good battle as the top 3 was racing together when Yannick Mathieu rolled over and the red was out. Daigle has a strong start on the green and takes the lead over Gareau. Daigle loses ground and Gareau wins the feature as Andre Manny and Jonathan Archambault completes the podium.

Steve Johnston led the way in the 20-lap Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock feature as Dion Oakes and Stéphane Lebrun made their way to the top 3. As Oakes was running side by side for the lead, Stabler was in the hunt for third. Oakes was the new leader just as the caution was out with 9 laps to go. Oakes was in the lead as Joey Ladouceur took second and Lebrun in third with 5 laps to be completed. Ladouceur passed Oakes but he spun him and caution was out, Oakes was sent to the back. Ryan Stabler was now in the lead with 3 laps to go. Stabler wins his second feature in a row in front of Lebrun and Jocelyn Roy completes the top 3.

The 20-lap Tracy Wheeler Storm Realty Sportsman feature had Adam Rozon to the lead in front of Mike Stacey and Corey Winter. Points leader Chris Herbison made his way through the top 5 as he quickly grab third at the halfway point. Herbison took second on the following lap as Rozon had a comfortable lead. Rozon saw his huge cap vanished as a caution occurred with only 6 laps to go. Herbison used the outside lane to get the lead as Corey Wheeler was now second with Dylan Evoy in third as Rozon slipped to fourth. Herbison led the final circuits and captured his fourth win of the season over Wheeler and Evoy.

The Crazy Dave DJ Services Mini-Stock 12-lap feature race saw second place runner, Mathieu Aubin grab the lead in front of Chris James and Danny Lefebvre. James had issues with the car on lap 5 and slowed the field down. Aubin still on top with Marc Chartand and Martin Bernard joined the leader in the top 3. Aubin led wire to wire and won his third feature of the year over Chartrand and Bernard.

A complete race program will be presented next week as the Modified, Sportsman, Pro-Stock and Mini-Stock will have a regular evening, as the Vintage Stock Car club will also be at the speedway on Jones Brown Insurance night. 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 2nd Race Canadian Nationals Modified Feature Results (100 laps)
Mario Clair, Dale Planck, Kyle Dingwall, Carey Terrance, Danny O'Brien, Laurent Ladouceur, Roy Tarbell, Matt Billings, Stephane Lafrance, David Hebert, Joel Doiron, Claude Brouillard, Michel Chicoine, Luke Whitteker, Pierre Dagenais, Tim O'Brien, Bobby Herrington, Yan Bussiere, Shane Pecore, Kevin Hamel, Dany Bilodeau, Marc Therrien, Paul St-Sauveur, David Papineau, Lee Miller, Brian McDonald, Roger Levesque, Chris Raabe, Gage Morin, Kayle Robidoux, Bruno Lepage (DNS)

Storm Realty Tracy Wheeler Sportsman Feature Results (20 laps)
Chris Herbison, Corey Wheeler, Dylan Evoy, Adam Rozon, Corey Winters, Ryan Arbuthnot, Louie Jackson, Ronnie Tyo, Justin Lalancette, Mitch Primeau, Gilles Godard, Pat Dumouchel, Mike Stacey, Devin Caron, Jenna David, Terry Ladouceur, Mike Arquiett, Ryan Comeau, Dan Jalbert, Chris Wilson, Thomas Cook, Francis Quesnel, Brian Comeau

Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock Feature Results (20 laps)
Ryan Stabler, Stephane Lebrun, Jocelyn Roy, Steve Johnston, Dan Desnoyers, Marc Lalonde, Charles David Beauchamp, Joey Ladouceur, Rock Aubin, Dave Seguin, Rosco Garreau, Dion Oakes, Michel Desjardins, Shawn Johnson, Claude Parisien, George Renaud, Ghislain Valade, Mathieu Bougie, Trevor Gaucher (DNS)

Feature Results SpeedSTR (20 laps)
Jean-Nicolas Gareau, Andre Manny, Jonathan Archambault, Maxime Plante, Matthew Laramée, Gabriel Richer, Mathieu Daigle, Patrick Manny, Josianne Plante, Daniel Nadeau, Eric Boisvert, Yannick Mathieu, Pierre Hebert, Simon Ethier, Mitchel Lacombe

Crazy Dave’s DJ Services Mini-Stock Feature Results (12 laps)
Mathieu Aubin, Marc Chartrand, Martin Bernard, Justin Desrosiers, Darryl Mitchell, Alain Tardif, Danny Lefebvre, Mark Radbourne, Jamie McKee, Sebastien Raymond, Chris James, Pierre Robidoux, Serge Langlois, Pier-Luc Lemieux, Joel Pilon, Michael Blais, Mike Gaucher, Dan Cook


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