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CORNWALL, Ont. - Mother Nature decided to cooperate with Cornwall Motor Speedway as Nightly Sponsor Speed Glass presented a full event of racing for the five divisions along with a demolition derby at the end of the night.

Michel Chicoine set the pace in the 30-lap Jiffy Auto Services Modified feature as Marc Therrien hit the wall in turn 1 and caution was out with two laps down. Chicoine in the lead with Jeff Sykes and Justin Lalancette behind the leader, three cars got together on lap 4 and the yellow was out again. Chicoine the leader as Joel Doiron jumped to third. The race picked up momentum but Stephane Lafrance slowed in the backstretch bringing the race to a stop on lap 12. Chicoine didn’t`t let up and captured his first ever feature race at Cornwall over Jeff Sykes and Joel Doiron.

In the 20-lap Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock feature, Dave Seguin took the lead over Dan Desnoyers and Michel Desjardins. Caution was out for Michel Desjardins on lap 5. On the restart, Ryan Stabler grabbed the lead as PJ Peters got second with Desnoyers holding on to third as yellow was back on lap 6. Stabler never looked back and won his first victory of the year over Roch Aubin and PJ Peters.

Thomas Cook grabbed the early lead in the 20-lap Tracy Wheeler Storm Realty Sportsman Feature; Cook led the way as Bill Mullin quickly jumped to third, but Jessica Power slipped by Mullin as Mike Stacey was second. Power had a strong car as she took second and was chasing the leader at the halfway point. Joey Ladouceur stopped in turn 1 with eight laps to go. On the restart, Power jumped to the lead over Cook and Mullin in third. As Power pulled away, Mullin got second and was getting closer to the leader. Mullin was able to get by Power in the final turn and won his first win of the season over Power and Cook completed the podium.

The 15-lap Evans Bus Lines Semi-Pro feature was the last to hit the track as Derek Cryderman took the lead in the early portion and survived a few cautions to capture his second feature at Cornwall in 2013, Bruno Richard finished second and Kevin Fetterly completed the top three.

In the 12-lap Baxtrom YIG Mini-Stock, Mike Gaucher took the early lead just before Serge Langlois had a wild flip in the backstretch on lap 3, Langlois was ok. Gaucher led the final portion to capture his second feature in a row over Randy Tremblay and Francois Blanchette.

The Demolition Derby was cancelled because only one car showed up at the speedway.

Action resumes next week as Alexandria Home Hardware will present a full night of racing.

For more information on the upcoming events at Cornwall, please visit the website at www.cornwallspeedway.com.

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