Carey Terrance Leads Wire to Wire for 3rd Memorial Cup Win at Mohawk By: Tim Baltz

The 28th Memorial Cup had been rescheduled twice in 2017 and finally this past Thursday night this huge event, which was also the 2nd leg of the Unique Ecigs 358 Modified Series, became official and Carey Terrance was victorious for his 1st win of the year, Jamie Begor became the 7th different Sportsman winner, Junior Delormier swept the Novice Sportsman features, Richard Thorton did the same thing in the Bandit division while Kevin Foster scored win number 1 of the year in Mod Lite.

The 28th Memorial Cup got the green for 50 laps and Carey Terrance out ran Brian McDonald for the race lead into turn number 1 with Lance Willix, Chris Raabe and Corey Wheeler completing the top 5. After a season that has been filled with terrible luck, Terrance was dominant in the early stages of the event as he led by 10 car lengths while Willix, McDonald, Raabe and Wheeler were in a battle of their own for a top 5 spot. On lap 16 the first yellow flew as Chris Raabe slowed while running in 3rd Corey Wheeler also slowed with problems while running in the top 5. On the restart Terrance continued to lead but Luke Whitteker was on the charge as he moved from 6th to 3rd heading into turn 3 and on the charge for the top 2 drivers. At the halfway point Terrance had company as Whitteker was there to challenge but Terrance had a better race car and was able to hold off Whitteker as the laps clicked off. With 15 laps to go Terrance made his way into lapped traffic which brought Whitteker back in the picture with Tim Fuller giving chase from 3rd while McDonald and Willix completed the top 5. As the laps wound down Carey Terrance was caught in heavy traffic allowing Whitteker and Fuller to make it close and provide a great finish for the fans. On this night lapped cars would not be an issue as Carey Terrance put all the back luck behind him to score his 6th career Unique Ecigs 358 Modified Series win, his 1st of 2017 and 3rd career Memorial Cup win. Luke Whitteker would cross in 2nd with Tim Fuller completing the top 3.