County driv­ers garner track tro­phies

The Glengarry News - - Sports in the Glens - With files from Martin Bélanger

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).

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