County drivers garner track trophies
Two of the four track championships for the 2017 season at the Cornwall Motor Speedway were claimed by drivers from Glengarry, as Alexandria’s Chris Raabe topped the field in the Modified class, while Glen Roy’s George Renaud prevailed amongst the Pro Stock racers.
The two drivers, along with Mini Stock track champion Marc Dagenais, Sportsman class victor Justin Lalancette, and other award recipients, were honoured at a Feb. 3 banquet, in Long Sault.
Some 240 attendees saw Raabe also recog- nized as the winner of the Canadian Nationals series and the Doiron Engineering Cup. With his second straight track title, Raabe becomes the first driver in his class to win all three trophies in one season.
Of Sportsman drivers, Johnathan Ferguson was rewarded for his championship in the coveted Race for the Cure series, and Tristan Draper won the RSI Heat Championship for a second year in a row.
Renaud’s track win in Pro Stock was his first competing in the class. Stephane Lebrun nabbed his first RSI Heat championship, as the drivers exchanged their titles from the previous year.
Dagenais was also recognized for his victory in the Cindy Ladouceur Memorial series.
Mike Ladouceur received the Mitch Jock Award for his support of dirt racing in Cornwall.
Steve Morris was presented the Ron Morin Award in recognition contribution at the speedway, especially with all his effort in the Race for the Cure series.
Steven Quesnel, Bob Ray, Kurtis Cayer, and Louie Jackson Jr. were named the rookies of the year in their respective classes.
TRACK CHAMPS: Drivers collect their hardware as champions of the track for the 2017 season at the Cornwall Motor Speedway. From left are Marc Dagenais (Mini Stock), Chris Raabe (Modified), Justin Lalancette (Sportsman), and George Renaud (Pro Stock).