Gagne Scores Modified Win On Cornwall Dirt


CORNWALL, Ontario – Dany Gagne held off a strong field to win the Back to the Track 50 for the modified class on Saturday night at Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Yan Bussiere jumped to the lead in the Back to the Track 50 modified feature in front of Gagne and reining Super DIRTcar Series champion Mat Williamson. The first seven laps were complete when Francois Bellemare spun in turn three.

While Bussiere was in front Williamson moved to second, but Williamson soon faded as smoke began to come from the rear of his car by lap 20. Chris Raabe broke something in the back of this car and the caution flag waved on lap 22.

While Bussiere led the field, a few drivers moved their way forward as David Hebert cracked the top-five by the halfway point. Bussiere moved a little too high and Gagne wasted no time, getting the lead on lap 28.

Gagne pulled away from the field as Tristan Draper slowed to bring out the caution flag with 39 laps in the books. The event concluded in with a green-white-checkered restart as Gagne made no errors and got his first win in the modified class over Bussiere and Corey Wheeler.

Johnathon Ferguson was the winner of the sportsman feature while James Clarke earned his first mini stock triumph at the track.