Welch Doubles Down with
Country Camper Mid-Season Win

N. Woodstock, NH - Groveton's Quinny Welch took a big step towards a fifth straight White Mountain Motorsports (WMMP) track championship by capturing the Country Camper Mid-Season Championships on Saturday, July 13. The current point leader took the lead from Monroe's Oren Remick just past the halfway mark of the extra-distance Foley Oil & Propane Late Model feature and held on the rest of the way for the double-point win.

Lyndonville, VT's Scott Corey grabbed the lead off the outside pole in the 60-lap main event and set the early pace. However, that pace was no match for Remick, who swept around Corey on the fourth circuit. Remick did his best from there to outrun the field in the caution-free event, but Welch steadily worked his way up from the ninth starting position.

By lap 22, Welch was sitting in third behind Remick and fellow former champion Stacey Cahoon of St. Johnsbury, VT. After lurking for several laps, Welch made his move. He moved around Cahoon for second on lap 29, and by the 33rd lap, he had gotten past Remick for the lead. Both Remick and Cahoon kept pace through lapped traffic down the stretch, but Welch was too strong for both and brought home his third win of the season.

Remick finished second with Cahoon third. Mike Bailey, Jeff Marshall, Christopher Pelkey, Joel Hodgdon, Stephen Donahue, Corey, and Matthew Morrill rounded out the top-10.

Despite his ninth place finish in the nightcap, the event was far from a downer for Corey, who opened the program by grabbing the victory in a Late Model make-up feature from June 29. Corey started outside pole that 50-lap event as well, and after Whitfield's Jon Savage led the opening circuit, Corey powered past to the point.

The race's lone caution at lap 13 for Savage's spin gave Bailey a shot at Corey. While Bailey was able to nose ahead on the outside and lead lap 14, Corey went back to the front the following circuit. He was never headed from there, pulling away for a convincing win. The victory completed a Triple Crown for Corey, who had won his heat and the semi-feature on June 29 before the rain came.

Cahoon stormed from the back of the field to finish in the runner-up spot for the first of his two podium finishes on the night. Gilman's Marshall took third. Bailey, Welch, Remick, Morrill, Savage, Cody Leblanc, and Allie Menard completed the top-10.

Veteran Mike Potter of Plainfield, VT earned his first win of the season in the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers. Potter started on the outside pole for the double-point 40-lap feature and took the lead off the start from Bradford, VT's Nathaniel Parkin. But while the field was on the smaller size, the competitors who were there put on a full-fledged slugfest, with Potter, Parkin, Jody Sicard, and Shane Sicard going all-out for the win.

The lone caution flag flew with five laps to go after Parkin spun out of the second spot, setting up a sprint to the checkered. Barton, VT's Shane Sicard got a chance at Potter on the restart, but contact sent Sicard sliding back in the field and allowed Potter to get away for the win.

Gilmanton, NH's Jody Sicard finished second. Point leader Shane Sicard was able to catch Parkin on the final lap for third.

Bethlehem's Les Washburn earned his first win of the season in the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini's. Washburn started fourth in the 30-lap feature and moved up to the second spot when rookies Jillian Baumgardner and Gavin McGinnis tangled racing for the lead on lap 4. He then grabbed the top spot from a third rookie, Andrew Kachmarik, on the restart and survived one more caution with seven laps to go for a hard-fought victory.

Two other freshman, E. Burke, VT's Darren Newland and Littleton's Tyler Thompson, made late charges on the final second-lap sprint to capture second and third. Kasey Beattie, Adam Sicard, Scott Senecal, Ryan Ware, Colby Bourgeois, Dustin Jackson, and Kachmarik finished fourth through 10th.

Groveton's Luke Shannon stood in Victory Lane for the second time this year in the Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks. Shannon came from fourth on the grid to take the lead from Damion Sicard on lap four of the 20-lap feature. He then held off Thomas Smithers, VI down the stretch to earn the win. Luke Peters took third followed by Ryan Bevins and Owen Boucher.

White Mountain Motorsports Park welcomes the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models this Saturday, July 20 for the New England Race Fuels 150. The event will also feature a full card for the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models, Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini's, and 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars. Qualifying for weekly divisions will be at 6:15pm with the PASS heats going green at 7:00pm. Admission is $20 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12, and $40 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).

For more information, contact the WMMP offices at (802) 244-6963.


Photos by Mark Alan Sumner


Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Quinten Welch ( 78NH ) Groveton, NH
2. Oren Remick ( 21NH ) Monroe, NH
3. Stacy Cahoon ( 83VT ) St. Johnsbury, VT
4. Mike Bailey ( 1ME ) S. Barre, VT
5. Jeff Marshall ( 32NH ) Gilman, VT
6. Christopher Pelkey ( 64VT ) Graniteville, VT
7. Joel Hodgdon ( 36VT ) Craftsbury Common, VT
8. Stephen Donahue ( 2VT ) Graniteville, VT
9. Scott Corey ( 22NH ) Lyndonville, VT
10. Matthew Morrill ( 9NH ) Moultonborough, NH
11. Erick J. Sands ( 36NH ) Hampton, NH
12. Cody LeBlanc ( 55NH ) Berlin, NH
13. Allie Menard ( 06NH ) Dorchester, NH
14. David LaBrecque ( 57NH ) Thornton, NH
15. Reilly Lanphear ( 21VT ) Waterbury, VT
16. Jerry Lesage ( 74VT ) Winooski, VT
17. Jon Savage ( 78VT ) Whitfield, NH


Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Scott Corey ( 22NH ) Lyndonville, VT
2. Stacy Cahoon ( 83VT ) St. Johnsbury, VT
3. Jeff Marshall ( 32NH ) Gilman, VT
4. Mike Bailey ( 1ME ) S. Barre, VT
5. Quinten Welch ( 78NH ) Groveton, NH
6. Oren Remick ( 21NH ) Monroe, NH
7. Matthew Morrill ( 9NH ) Moultonborough, NH
8. Jon Savage ( 78VT ) Whitfield, NH
9. Cody LeBlanc ( 55NH ) Berlin, NH
10. Allie Menard ( 06NH ) Dorchester, NH
11. David LaBrecque ( 57NH ) Thornton, NH
DNS Mike Foster ( 7VT ) Williston, VT


Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Michael Potter ( 23NH ) Plainfield, VT
2. Jody Sicard ( 49NH ) Gilmanton, NH
3. Shane Sicard ( 4NH ) Barton, VT
4. Nathaniel Parkin ( 88NH ) Bradford, VT


Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Les Washburn ( 11 ) Bethlehem, NH
2. #Darren Newland ( 25 ) E. Burke, VT
3. #Tyler Thompson ( 51 ) Littleton, NH
4. Kasey Beattie ( 45 ) St. Johnsbury, VT
5. Adam Sicard ( 16 ) Barton, VT
6. Scott Senecal ( 1 ) Lisbon, NH
7. Ryan Ware ( 32 ) Littleton, NH
8. Colby Bourgeois ( 82 ) St. Johnsbury, VT
9. Dustin Jackson ( 37 ) Bethlehem, NH
10. #Andrew Kachmarik ( 94 ) Maidstone, VT
11. Brett Jackson ( 31 ) Bethlehem, NH
12. Jamie Ball ( 99 ) Passumpsic, VT
13. Jason Fallman ( 21 ) N. Woodstock, NH
14. Rusty Drew III ( 4 ) Franklin, NH
15. #Gavin McGinnis ( 10 ) St. Johnsbury, VT
16. Erin Aiken ( 33 ) Claremont, NH
17. James Stone ( 92 ) St. Johnsbury, VT
18. #Jillian Baumgardner ( 14 ) N. Woodstock, NH
19. Keri Driscoll ( 91 )
20. Richard Stockwell ( 82X ) Canaan, NH
21. Todd Barrington ( 57 ) Littleton, NH
22. Dave Driscoll ( 19 ) N. Woodstock, NH
23. Willard Hedden ( 71 ) Pike, NH
24. Davey Chase ( 11X ) Hardwick, VT


Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Luke Shannon ( 13 ) Groveton, NH
2. Thomas Smithers, VI ( 24 ) Gilmanton, NH
3. Luke Peters ( 26 ) Groton, VT
4. Ryan Bevins ( 7 ) Colchester, VT
5. Owen Boucher ( 77 ) Berwick, ME
6. Damion Sicard ( 23 ) Barton, VT
7. Dominic Warren ( 9 ) Concord, VT
DNS Christopher Pierce ( 15 ) Orford, NH