By Clayton Johns
STIRLING, Ont. – June 28, 2016 – The Go Nuclear Late Model Series returns to action for the second consecutive week when it visits Cornwall Motor Speedway for the Valley Automation and Control Cornwall Clash presented by Guillevin International on Sunday, July 3. The 30-lap, $1500 US-to-win and $200 US-to-start is among the highest paying races this season and will be the only visit of any Late Model Series to the high-banked ¼-mile bullring in 2016.
Lee Gill of Lafargeville, NY is the most recent winner at the Eastern Ontario track, but will not return to defend the title. The 2014 series visit to Cornwall produced the closest finish in series history. Brighton’s Phil Potts edged Adam Turner by 0.011 seconds in an iconic one-lap dash.
Charlie Sandercock enters the race as the series point leader and rides a wave of momentum following last Saturday’s win during the50-lap Schools Out Shootout presented by Deerhaven Farm and Garden at Brighton Speedway. On the strength of a second-place finish on Saturday night, Brighton native Phil Potts anchors the second spot in the championship standings, just nine points behind Sandercock.
Another Brighton native, Brandon Mowat, currently holds the third position in the standings, on the strength of two top-10 finishes to start the campaign. Niagara Falls, Ont. native Sam Pennachio occupies fourth in the standings and Macedon, NY rookie driver Chad Homan sits fifth.
Pit gates will open at 3:00pm for drivers before the grandstands open at 5:00pm. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For additional event information, visit www.cornwallspeedway.com.
Valley Automation and Control Cornwall Clash presented by Guillevin International
July 3, 2016 – Cornwall Motor Speedway
(All Values in USD): 1. $1500, 2. $900, 3. $800, 4. $700, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $350, 8. $325, 9. $300, 10. $275, 11. $250, 12. $240, 13. $230, 14. $220, 15. $210, 16-24. $200.
Lap 1 - Surefoot Inc. (6th)
Lap 2 - Techniseal (18th)
Lap 3 - Unilock (17th)
Lap 4 - Ganesh Mohan (19th)
Lap 5 - Hi Line Gifts (10th)
Lap 6 - C Smith Machine Shop (15th)
Lap 7 - AVAILABLE (3rd)
Lap 8 - Unilock (1st)
Lap 9 - AVAILABLE (14th)
Lap 10 - Guillevin International (7th)
Lap 11 - Tson Dang (10th)
Lap 12 - AVAILABLE (16th)
Lap 13 - King Landscaping (6th)
Lap 14 - AVAILABLE (11th)
Lap 15 - Techniseal (15th)
Lap 16 - Bellevue Fabricating (2nd)
Lap 17 - AVAILABLE (4th)
Lap 18 - Mix-Can Inc. (13th)
Lap 19 - CT Canada (12th)
Lap 20 - AVAILABLE (18th)
Lap 21 - Dynamic Diverse (14th)
Lap 22 - Surefoot Inc. (19th)
Lap 23 - AVAILABLE (22nd)
Lap 24 - Aqua Scape Inc. (2nd)
Lap 25 - C Smith Machine Shop (4th)
Lap 26 - Performance Auto (9th)
Lap 27 - King Landscaping (6th)
Lap 28 - Hi Line Gifts (14th)
Lap 29 - TriStar Pottery
Lap 30 - Action Imports (1st)
Hard Charger Award: Scott Jefferies Performance $50 Gift Card
Halfway Leader: Armour-All Products Tool Box courtesy of Dynamic Diversified
SEASON WINNERS: John Waters – 1 (Utica-Rome Speedway on April 24); Charlie Sandercock – 1 (Brighton Speedway on June 25)
About Valley Automation and Control: Valley Automation & Control Inc. is a family owned, Canadian, licensed electrical contractor founded in 1998 that provides quality, professional electrical design and installation services at reasonable costs to industrial, commercial and residential clients throughout the greater Ottawa Valley including Ottawa, Renfrew, Arnprior and Pembroke in addition to provincial, national and international clients. Find out more at www.valleyautomation.ca.
About Guillevin International: With its nationwide distribution network, Guillevin International ranks among Canada's largest distributors of electrical material. Based in Montreal, it is also a major distributor of industrial supplies as well as safety products and equipment. Throughout the years, the company gained an enviable position in the forefront of the North-American distribution industry owing to its flawless commitment towards its customers. Discover more at www.guillevin.com.
The Go Nuclear! Late Model Series is supported by several dedicated corporate sponsors including Excel Tower Service, Humber Nurseries, Gillee’s Heavy Truck Parts, Adam Nayler Plumbing, Dibbits Excavating, B Tech Concrete & Construction, Tenace Diversifeid, Tenacious Sound, C. Smith Machine Shop, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Victory Motorcycles, Valley Automation and Control, Laguna Ponds, Guillevin International, Superior Crane, Beyea Headers, and Scott Jeffrey’s Performance.
About the Go Nuclear! Late Model Series: The Go Nuclear! Late Model Series is touring Crate Late Model series based in the state of New York. The tour typically runs 12-15 races each season from April to October to allow drivers the opportunity to travel with a competitive group of racers while maintaining their home track loyalty. For more information about the Go Nuclear! Late Model Series, visit www.gonuclearlatemodelseries.com.
About Cornwall Motor Speedway: Cornwall Motor Speedway is ¼-mile clay oval located in Long Sault, Ont. on Cornwall Centre Road immediately off highway 401. Cornwall Motor Speedway is located approximately 9 kilometres (6 miles) west of downtown Cornwall. Cornwall Motor Speedway is a weekly DIRTcar sanctioned racetrack. Drivers/Teams travelling from the west should use Highway 401 Exit 786 (Power Dam Road) and travel south. Drivers/Team travelling from the east should use Highway 401 Exit 789(Brookdale Avenue) and travel north to Cornwall Centre Road. Find out more at www.cornwallspeedway.com.
Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media