Lots Happening at the Corey Wheeler Shop
Both Corey Wheeler and Gilles Godard have been regular weekly racers at my local Cornwall Motor Speedway for many years, and I’ve been there photographing their exploits as they moved up through the divisions.
Corey has worked his way up from Mini Stocks, Pro Stocks, and Sportsman to the 358 Modifieds that he races today.
Meanwhile Gilles , who works along side Corey at Seaway GM in the city, has been a predominantly Pro Stock and Sportsman driver (apart from one year in Modifieds).
It was Corey’s race shop , located on the outskirts of Cornwall that we visited, on a night when both drivers cars happened to be there.
Gilles and his Sportsman car owner , Brent Lozo were there to have Cory’s magic touch of ‘setting up’.
The car is a bit different from the usual run of the mill , Bicknells, Troyer or TEO’s you see out on the track.
It’s made by OUTLAW Chassis, the fledgling new company operated by Flannigan Race Car Fabrication & Supplies of Thorold , Ontario.
Brent has also raced a few times in the past , but this year , he’s decided to put Gilles behind the wheel.
Corey had his pit crew in attendance, working on his car .
As in recent years , his principal sponsor is Fat Les’s Chip Stand, but many other local names adorn the car.
Once a few adjustments were made, the car was loaded on to the trailer in readiness for the weekends practice session at the Cornwall Motor Speedway.
Since the recent relaxation of the COVID restrictions were announced mid week, the racing fraternity have been rushing around to get things started,
The local race season is all set to get under way on Sunday the 20th of June at Cornwall.