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Dave Seguin (left) poses in the Cornwall Motor Speedway's Winning Circle after his first feature win of the season. He is accompanied by his good friend Richard Drury (right) who devotes lots of time to the 11x team.(S.Lauwers photo)

Using his passion as a foundation

Dave Seguin of Apple Hill is passionate about DIRTcar racing; for the past decade, he has been racing on Sundays at Cornwall Motor Speedway, at first in the Mini-Stock class and then, for the past three summers, in the Pro-Stock division. Last Sunday night (July 14) the 35-year-old won the 25-lap Pro-Stock feature race, his first win of this season and his third Pro-Stock career win.

“The 11x CJ’s Auto car was running well tonight,” declared Seguin to The Review.

“We are still adjusting the car to be more competitive week after week and when the track is slick like tonight I need to tune my driving style also. If I would not have gone a bit too high on the track during my heat race, I would have had a perfect evening!” laughs Seguin. In the feature race, the father of three managed to find some bite at the bottom of the oval speedway and easily got by the race leader to clinch his first feature win of 2019.

But Seguin isn’t always racing to please himself. This year, he put together a special Pro-Stock event to raise funds to help kids who have a rare decease.

“On July 28 at Cornwall Motor Speedway, it is the Sisters Race for a Cure 50 for the Pro-Stocks. It’s a $1000, 50-lap race plus bonuses for the racers. But the real winner will not only be the one who’s going to park his machine in the Victory Lane that night. We are raising money for the Grace Science Foundation which is working hard to cure NGLY1 deficiency. My three daughters have NGLY1 deficiency which causes weak muscles, liver disease, seizures etc… We’re looking forward to make this event a fun race for everyone. We have my wife’s family flying in from the east coast also to see this race. It will be a very special night that will be one to remember. The support from the community has been great. It’s nice to see so many people are getting involved with this race. Big or small involvement, it all helps and is much appreciated. The bike draw for the kids will also be that night. So, two lucky kids will be walking away with some new rides. I’m sure this event will have a really good turnout.”

Text and pictures by S.Lauwers

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