The Cornwall Motor Speedway celebrated his 2010 champions last night at the Ramada Inn Hotel in Cornwall. The dirt track racing community was present to commemorate the winning drivers of last season.
Laurent Ladouceur was crowned in the Jiffy Auto Service Modified Championship in front of Danny O’Brien; Tim O’Brien, Kyle Dingwall and Luke Whitteker who also claimed the rookie of the year award completed the top five. The Doiron Engineering Cup award was given to Tim O’Brien who finished in front of Dingwall and Whitteker.
The Pro-Stock class celebrated Joey Ladouceur who had another terrific 2010 season, Corey Wheeler and Louie Jackson completed the podium. Dave Bissonnette and Ghislain Valade rounded out the top five. Ryan Stabler was named rookie of the year. Joey Ladouceur also received the top prize in the Mohawk Racing Parts Pro-Stock Series in front of Valade and Wheeler.
In the new Giant Tiger Sportsman category, young sensation Chris Raabe was the new champion in front of veterans Chris Herbison and Randy Earl. Shane Pecore and Jeff Phillips completed the top five. Phillips was named rookie of the year.
In the D&A Tractor Sales Semi-Pro Class, Gaetan Amesse was the new champion after having a successful season over Kevin Fetterly jr and Junior Delormier. Delormier was also named rookie of the year.
Ronnie Tyo got crowned as the new Crazy Dave`s DJ Mini-Stock champion over Martin Bernard and Ben Nurse. Dan Desnoyers was declared the rookie of the year.
For the last years, Cornwall honoured someone for his devotion and support in racing in the area with the Sheldon Legue Merit Award, this coveted reward will be retired and the official’s tower will now be named in honour of Sheldon Legue, a plaque with his credits will added near the registration booth.
With the loss of Mitchell Jock last summer, the management decided to name the merit award under Mitchell`s name. The first recipient was Denzil Billings Sr, for his great career of over five decades of racing in eastern Ontario. With several track titles at Cornwall and other tracks, Billings is a well known name in racing and still plans to race in the Vintage category this season at 69 years old. A well deserved honour for a great man and family of racing.
This has put an end to the 2010 season and everyone is looking forward to a memorable new season. Several big shows are on the schedule for next summer including three-race Canadian Nationals Modified Series along with the visit of the Big Blocks in early July. Many additions will be done throughout the season to give a whole new experience to the fans and make Cornwall a family night event. To view all the details and other information, you can visit the website at www.cornwallspeedway.com