Canada Day Spells Victory for Ontarian Raabe at Cornwall
Chris Raabe of Napanee Earns First Career Super DIRTcar Series Win
CORNWALL, Ontario – July 2, 2012 – In a spectacular Canada Day upset, two Canadian drivers powered ahead of the pack at Sunday’s third Super DIRTcar Series race. Chris Raabe, of Napanee, Ontario, earned his first career Super DIRTcar Series win and Mario Clair of Drummondville, Quebec, finished second. (Alex & Helen Bruce photo)
In his 01 Canadian Tire MotoMaster Sylvania Dodge, Raabe left his racing heroes, Brett “the jet” Hearn and “the doctor” Danny Johnson, in the dust and successfully battled off challengers Carey Terrance, Billy Dunn, and Mario Clair for the final victory at Cornwall Motor Speedway.
“This win is pretty big for us,” said the 21-year-old Raabe. “It’s hard to get out there and get yourself known unless you win some of these series races. When you’re at Cornwall will a small block against the Big Blocks, it’s pretty special.”