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Clair leads Jiffy Auto Services 100 at Cornwall Speedway

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CORNWALL, Ont. - Cornwall Motor Speedway presented the second round of the Gaetan`s Chip Stand Canadian Nationals with a 100-lap Modified feature race along with Sportsman, Pro-Stock and Mini-Stock on Jiffy Auto Services night.

Chris Raabe was the initial leader in the Jiffy Auto Services 100, which served as round two of the Canadian Nationals Series, Raabe pulled away from Alain Boisvert and Tim O’Brien. Two cautions slowed the pace in the first 18 laps as Raabe stayed first as Mario Clair was charging for third with Tim O’Brien. Clair took third in heavy traffic on lap 25. As the leaders were involved with slower cars, Boisvert was now on the backbumper of Raabe with 70 laps to go. Raabe got a right rear tire flat and and lost the lead as caution was back out on lap 38. Boisvert was now the new leader followed by Mario Clair and Steve Bernard. On the restart, Boisvert stayed in the lead followed by Clair and Brian McDonald now in third place as the feature reached the halfway point.

Michel Chicoine and Laurent Ladouceur got together in turn 4 and Ladouceur had a nasty flip bringing the red on lap 55. When the racing resumed, the top three remained the same as Luke Whitteker and Bernard completed the top five. Clair used slower cars to pass Boisvert for the lead on lap 68 but Boisvert charged back as traffic played factor, Carey Terrance rolled over in turn 1 and red was out on lap 73. On the restart, Boisvert and Clair got together sending Boisvert into the wall and yellow was out on lap 75. Clair led the way as Raabe who charged back to sixth caused a third red flag has he flipped in turn 1 with only a dozen laps left. Clair led the final circuits to capture his first win of 2013 over Luke Whitteker and Brian McDonald.

In the 20-lap Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock feature, Ryan Stabler was the early leader but started to fade with five laps completed as Roch Aubin got the lead. A late restart gave a good battle between Aubin and Dave Bissonnette as they were racing side by side, Bissonnette finally had the edge to capture his second win of the season over Aubin and Jocelyn Roy.

The 20-lap Tracy Wheeler Storm Realty Sportsman Feature saw Corey Wheeler grabbing the lead from Ricky Thompson on lap 13 and never looked back to capture his first win of 2013 in the Sportsman ranks as Thompson finished second and Corey Winters completed the podium.

In the 12-lap Baxtrom Mini-Stock Feature race, Scott Mcgill won his first feature in his career ending Mike Gaucher`s winning streak.

This Sunday night, a full program is on the schedule with all five divisions in action including a 25-lap affair for the Semi-Pro and also the Mini-Stock.

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

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