358-Modified Series to Open at Cornwall Motor Speedway

WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – May 8, 2013 – The DIRTcar 358-Modified Series revs up north of the border with back-to-back races at Ontario tracks. The series opens Sunday, May 19, at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario, and heads west to take on the 3/8-mile clay oval at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario.

“Feel the Excitement”: 358-Modifieds Open at Cornwall

The first of the two races promises a night of excitement for the fans as the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series competitors present opening night for the series and for Cornwall Motor Speedway’s 2013 season. The Minute Auto Wash Canadian Nationals presented by Gaetan’s Chip Stand on Sunday, May 19, features a 100-lap DIRTcar 358-Modified Series feature, a 40-lap Mohawk Racing Parts Pro Stock Series feature, plus Sportsman, Semi Pro and Mini Stock weekly divisions.

Many weekly competitors in the 358-Modified division at Cornwall Motor Speedway agree that their home track’s high-banked quarter-mile clay oval is a thrilling place to race.

“It’s a real fast, small, high-banked track with multiple groves of racing even when it’s dried out, you can run the top, the bottom, the middle,” said driver of the No. 151kb Brian McDonald, who ranked seventh in track points at Cornwall in 2012 and 10th in points for the series.”It’s definitely a very exciting place to watch racing – it’s very fast-paced even when the track is slowed down or a little slick.”

McDonald aims to continue running Cornwall Motor Speedway on a weekly basis in 2013, while also running at Brockville Ontario Speedway as a home track and following  the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series.

“We didn’t do the whole thing last year, just hit or miss,” McDonald said of the series, “but we had a few decent finishes so if we do the whole thing we may do well in points.”

Adult general admission tickets are just $25 for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series opener at Cornwall Motor Speedway, located just across the Seaway International Bridge. Racing starts at 7 p.m. and gates open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the track website at www.cornwallspeedway.com or call (613) 938-3945. Follow Cornwall Speedway on Twitter, @cornwalspeedway, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CornwallMotorSpeedway.



What: DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Round 1

Minute Auto Wash Canadian Nations presented by Gaetan’s Chip Stand

Divisions: DIRTcar 358-Modified Series (100 laps)

Mohawk Racing Parts Pro Stock Series (40 laps)


Semi Pro

Mini Stock

When: 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19
Where: Cornwall Motor Speedway, Civic #16981, Cornwall Centre Road, Long Sault, Ontario
About the Track: High-banked quarter-mile clay oval
For more information: www.cornwallspeedway.com or (613) 938-3945

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