Payea Rolls On at White Mountain;
Outduels Moltz, Masterson for
3rd straight ACT Win
NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH - Scott Payea of Colchester, Vt. took the lead from Dillon Moltz on a lap 72 restart and notched his third consecutive American Canadian Tour (ACT) victory in the White Mountain 150 Saturday at White Mountain Motorsports Park.

Moltz started on the pole, led the first 71 laps and then drew even to Payea's outside on lap 78, but never managed to regain the top spot. With six laps remaining, Payea finally managed to give Moltz the slip. His winning margin was four car-lengths.

Josh Masterson, who had kept contact with the leaders while dicing with local favorite Quinny Welch for over 50 laps, finished third. Welch was fourth, followed by Corey Mason and Jimmy Hebert.

Payea stayed strongest the longest in the Harrison Redi-Mix No. 37. After gaining the lead from the outside of the front row on the lap 72 restart, he was able to protect it from the bottom on the fourth and final restart on lap 97 and smoothly work lapped traffic from anywhere on the track.

It was the 11th victory of Payea's ACT career.

"The car never fell off," Payea said. "I can't thank the RPM team enough. The outside was the place to be, but fortunately, I could make the inside work. He (Moltz) stalked me. I had a mirror full most of the time."

Moltz expressed disappointed with the outcome. "We came back with the same setup we won with here last year and we got a little too tight," he said. "It was a heck of a ride though."

Mike Ziter had a strong showing go for naught when electrical problems forced him to the pits while running in fourth on lap 126.

Ziter, Masterson and Welch had an entertaining back and forth for much of the way.

"I apologize for using Quinny up some there," Masterson said. "I used the car up a little early, but this was a good change for us. It's been a struggle."

Mason earned his top-5 finish after starting 13th. "The lapped cars ran us hard," he said. "They didn't want to give up."

Positions 7-10 went to Rowland Robinson Jr., Jesse Switzer, Scott Dragon and Stacy Cahoon.

The next American Canadian Tour event is at Seekonk Speedway (Mass.) Saturday, July 15.

White Mountain 150 Finish - starting position in (*)
1. Scott Payea (3) 2. Dillon Moltz (1) 3. Josh Masterson (2) 4. Quinny Welch (6) 5. Corey Mason (13) 6. Jimmy Hebert (7) 7. Rowland Robinson Jr. (21) 8. Jesse Switser (8) 9. Scott Dragon (18) 10. Stacy Cahoon (10) 11. Jason Corliss (11) 12. Rich Dubeau (9) 13. Jeff Marshall (12) 14. Kyle Welch (5) 15. Mike Kennison (16) 16. Stephen Donahue (19) 17. Ray Christian (14) 18. Jeremy Davis (25) 19. Jonathan Lemay (23) 20. Oren Remick (17) 21. CJ McClaughlin (15) 22. Scott Corey (20) 23. Mark Hudson (22) 24. Matt Anderson (28) 25. Mike Ziter (4) 26. Spencer Morse (29) 27. James Capps III (24) 28. Miles Chipman (27) 29. Bryan LaQuire (26) 30. Jimmy Linardy (30)

Saturday night at the Mountain saw a packed pit area as the ACT cars rolled in to town. Skies stayed clear and sunny for the nights events. Racing got under way at 5:00 pm with the grandstands full of eager race fans.

The ACT 150 LMS qualifying kicked off the evening with 4 qualifying heats. 34 cars took the field to race for 30 spots.

Feature 1 of the night was our Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Minis. 12 Minis took the green flag for their 20 lap feature. Ttaking the checkered flag for the first time was rookie Nate Walton driving the 88 car, 2nd place went to Jason Rodgers driving the 91 car filling in for Keri Sicard and finishing 3rd was the 03 of Jason Kenison.

Feature 2 on the track was our Twisted Tea Dwarf Cars . Tonight some of our regular drivers had the night off leaving us a field of 8 dwarf drivers. After several attempts at a green flag start, racing finally got under way. Finishing in 1st place was the 27 of Downtown Bobby Brown, 2nd place went to the 26 of Jim Wentworth and 3rd place went to the 01 of Norm Forest.

The Wells River Chevrolet Tigers finished out the 3rd feature for the WMMP regular divisions. 14 Tigers took the field for the green flag start. After several lead changes and position battles for the top three spots, when the checkered flag flew it went to the 54 of Colin Cornell. 2nd place went to the 37 of Kaleb Rogers, and 3rd to Matt Morill in the 9.

White Mountain Motorsports park will be back in action on Saturday June 24th with all 5 divisions racing. Join us for a 6:00 PM Sharp green flag start, Hope to see you at the Mountain for a night of excting Racing by some talented racers.

Wells River Chevrolet Tigers

1. 54 Colin Cornell
2. 37 Kaleb Rogers
3. 9 Matthew Morrill
4. 94 Randy Dockham
5. 4 Shane Sicard
6. 20 Amanda Wheeler
7. 2 Michael Clark
8. 14 Tyler Farnham
9. 71 Evan Amour
10. 88 Todd Colpitts
11. 82 Colby Bourgeois
12. 96 chip Laquire
13. 74 Justin Eldridge
DQ 99 Steven Heitz

Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Minis

1. 88 Nate Walton
2. 91 Jason Rogers
3. 03 Jason Kenison
4. 10 Christian Laflamme
5. 21 Matt Carbone
6. 4 Dylan Laleme
7. 0 Lisa Hodgdon
8. 16 Adam Sicard
9. 87 Don M. Judd Jr.
10. 17 Scott Senecal
11. 31 Brett Jackson
12. 19 Dave Driscoll

Twisted Tea Dwarf Cars

1. 27 Robert Brown
2. 26 Jim Wentworth
3. 01 Norm Forest
4. 60 Tom Smithers
5. 29 Mark Wiggett
6. 8 Tyson Payne
7. 36 Howie Switser
8. 09 Alfred O'Haire

What an incredible night of racing! We would like to thank everyone who came out to support and cheer on these drivers! This could not be done without all of you♥! See you all next week!