Cornwall, Ont – Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – Martin Bélanger – Good news for the dirt track racing fans, an agreement was completed today and the Jiffy 200 was postponed to Sunday, September 25 starting at 2pm. Several negotiations and discussions occurred in the last few days and promoter Ron Morin was able to conclude a deal in order to please all the fans.
In the Modifieds, new drivers will be able to join the field as only the time trials were completed before the rain came in. These drivers will be added at the end of the heats. There will be a lot on the line in the 125-lap 358-Modified feature race; the Canadian Nationals Series will end on Sunday. Stephane Lafrance is currently in good position to claim a second trophy at Cornwall. Lafrance needs to show up on Sunday to be crowned the 2011 track champion and currently has a 42-point lead over Mario Clair in that series, Claude Brouillard, Dale Planck and Joel Doiron are currently completing the top 5.
The 100% participation draw for this series will occur on that day, all Modified drivers that were present on May 22, July 31 and September 4th, will be eligible to win prizes valued at $13,000 which include a Bicknell chassis and 2 VP Fuels drums.
The MrDIRTcar 358-Modified Series will also be part of the afternoon of racing with the fifth race of the series. At the time of this press release, Danny O’Brien is the leader in the series over Carey Terrance, Mat Williamson, Danny Johnson and David Hebert. This top 5 could change by the time this race happens on September 25.
Joey Ladouceur is currently in the same position as Stéphane Lafrance, he secured his 2011 Pro-Stock points title. Ladouceur also has a comfortable 79-point lead in the Mohawk Race Parts Series as he won the first 4 events. Only 1 point separates Stéphane Lebrun and Corey Wheeler for second. Louie Jackson and Stéphane Lemire, holds on the fourth and fifth positions. Cornwall averaged over 20 cars this season; we can expect a higher number of participation for this 50-lap event.
The deadline to collect points was September 4th, the points championship are now over in all classes. The Sportsman drivers will race in a 20-lap event, Semi-Pro in a 15-lap race and the Mini-Stock in twelve. Even if heats race are completed in some classes, officials will accept new drivers in these categories, they will be place at the end of the field.
Chris Herbison won the Sportsman championship in front of Shane Pecore and Jeff Philipps. In the Semi-Pro, Kevin Fetterly won the Semi-Pro title over Michael McCargar and Wes Bilmer. For the Mini-Stock, Ernie Cree was declared champion in front of Mike Gaucher and Mathieu Aubin.
General admission will cost 30$ for adults with Students 17 and under and seniors paying 22$; children 12-years old and under are always admitted for free. Pit admission will be 40$. Pit gates will open at 11:30am and general admission opens at 12:30pm with the first race scheduled to start at 2:00pm. For all details, results, points and other useful information, you can visit the www.cornwallspeedway.com .