Spec­tac­u­lar sched­ule for 50th rac­ing sea­son

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - Files from Martin Bélanger

The Corn­wall Mo­tor Speed­way cel­e­brates its 50th sea­son this sum­mer, with a slate of 19 rac­ing dates booked, be­gin­ning on May 19.

Track own­ers Ray­mond Lavergne and Jac­ques Lavergne are promis­ing an­other solid sum­mer of rac­ing, along with some sur­prise announceme­nts to come.

Open­ing day will see sev­eral se­ries races in ac­tion: the Cana­dian Na­tion­als, the Race for the Cure Sports­man Se­ries, and both Week­end War­riors Se­ries for Pro-Stock and Mini-Stock classes.

The Cana­dian Na­tion­als se­ries will con­tinue on June 23, with a spe­cial 50-lap race car­ry­ing a $5,000 purse. The evening will also see the speed­way of­fi­cially cel­e­brate its 50th an­niver­sary.

The third event will be run on Aug. 4, and the se­ries will con­clude on Sept. 1 with a 125-lap event.

In the Race for the Cure Sports­man Se­ries, the dates will be July 21 and Aug. 4. For the Week­end War­riors Pro-Stock, the Sis­ters for a Cure 50 will be run as a fundraiser, with the fi­nal race on Aug. 18. In the Week­end War­riors Mini-Stock, the Danny Le­feb­vre Me­mo­rial will be part of the se­ries on June 23, with the fi­nal race on Aug. 18.

An­other date to high­light is June 30, when the Su­per DIRT­car Se­ries will visit Corn­wall. Twenty driv­ers are al­ready con­firmed.

Aug. 22 will see the third edi­tion of the Race for the Cure 150 take place. A prize of $12,000 will be on the line for the win­ner, with a min­i­mum of $500 paid to all driv­ers who qual­ify to race.

A rain­date has been se­cured for the two above events, set as Sept. 15, should it be needed.

The Em­pire Su­per Sprints will visit the track June 2, and the Pa­triot Sprints on July 21. Other spe­cial events in­clude the Light­ning Sprints (sched­uled for three vis­its), the Crate Late Mod­els, the Vin­tage club, and the Mini-Mod­i­fieds

A unique event added to the cal­en­dar for 2019 is the Flat Track Canada Na­tional Cham­pi­onship, slated for Aug. 3.

The pop­u­lar DIRT­car Se­ries are also not to be missed: Pro-Stock on July 7, the 358-Mod­i­fied on July 14, and the Sports­man on Aug. 22nd. The sea­son-cap­ping Fire­ball En­duro is set for Sept. 8.

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