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Raabe paces Modified Feature at Cornwall Speedway

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CORNWALL, Ont. - The Cornwall Motor Speedway was back in action with a full show in all five divisions along with two dashes for cash in Modified and Sportsman Sunday night as Alexandria Home Hardware sponsored the evening.

In the 30-lap Jiffy Auto Services Modified Feature, Chris Herbison was the early leader and saw his great lead disappear as a yellow flew on lap 7. Kyle Dingwall got in front of Herbison on lap 9 restart as Chris Raabe was able to pass Herbison for second. As the halfway point, Dingwall had a small edge on Raabe while Stephane Lafrance was now in third. Raabe used a slower car to pass Dingwall with five laps to go. Three drivers running in the top five had issues with their cars as Dingwall, Doiron and Carey Terrance went to the pits on lap 28. Raabe led the final two laps and got his second win of the season over Lafrance and Brian McDonald.

Thomas Cook led the field of 27 cars in the 20-lap Wheeler-Forget Royal Lepage Sportsman event. Cook in front as Robert Delormier was fast and got by Cook on lap 3 and pulled away as Cook faded away with Jasmine David and Gilles Godard getting in front of the young Cook. A second yellow came on lap 10. Delormier still in the lead as Corey Wheeler joined the lead pack from his 14th starting spot as Wheeler took second from Godard. Two cars stopped in turn 2 and the yellow lights were back out with four to go. Wheeler got to the front on the following restart with Shane Pecore running in third. Wheeler led the final circuits and grabbed his second win of 2014 over Delormier and Pecore. Wheeler had a perfect night as he won the West Front Construction Dash for Cash.

Claude Parisien led the way in the 20-lap Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock feature. Parisien was in front for seven laps as David Seguin made a nice move and took the lead over Parisien as Rock Aubin was strong in third. Seguin his chance to win a first event slipped away as Dave Bissonnette passed him on lap 17 and went on to win his second feature of the year over Aubin et Renaud.

In the 15-lap Laminacorr Industries Semi-Pro feature, Nicholas Gauvreau led the first 3 laps until he had issues with his car and the yellow came out. A great battle for the lead occurred for the rest of the event as visitor Todd Raabe took the lead on lap 12 and never looked back to capture his first win of the season over Adam Delormier and Patrick Lalonde.

Steve Morin took the lead in the 12-lap Mini-Stock feature as Francis Desjardins got closer to him at halfway point with Marc Dagenais was running in third. Morin led wire to wire in the caution free event and captured his first event of his career over Desjardins and Dagenais.

Fans are urged not to miss next week as the biggest show of the season will be in town with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car will be at Cornwall for their annual visit. The best in the business including Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana, Kerry Madsen, Brat Sweet, Cory Darrah and several others. It will be the last opportunity to salute the King of Outlaws, Steve Kinser, who will make a final stop at Cornwall next Sunday.

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

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