HOMESCHEDULE
PHOTOS & RESULTS
9-7-19
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th
CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
 
Belanger Pulls Shocker
with Triple Crown Win
on Championship Night
N. Woodstock, NH - Whitefield's Ben Belanger saved the upset of the season for Championship Night by winning the Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series finale at N. Woodstock, NH's White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) on Saturday, September 7. Belanger took the lead from two-time Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tiger Champion Shane Sicard early in the 75-lap feature and never gave it up on his way to the victory in just his third career Tiger start.

The Triple Crown finale ended up being the main event of the night after rain forced the postponement of the Foley Oil & Propane Late Model feature. The Late Models will run the 50-lap event and officially crown the "King of the Mountains" on Saturday, September 21 at 6:00pm as part of the Pro All Stars Series 150.

Belanger started on the pole for the Flying Tigers by earning a +5 in qualifying under the "plus-minus" system. However, it was Barton, VT's Sicard who got the jump on the outside when the field took the green. Belanger fought back, though, and got around Sicard for the top spot on lap 11.

Both Sicard and Waterbury Center, VT 's Jason Woodard, the top-two in Triple Crown points entering the event, dogged Belanger until the first caution came out on lap 23 for a spin involving Jason Rogers and Nathaniel Parkin. On the restart, Sicard and fourth-place runner Cooper Bouchard got swept up in another incident, handing Woodard the second spot.

But that was as close as Woodard would get to the lead. Five more cautions would slow the event, including one on lap 42 for rain on the backstretch. Each time, Belanger was able to hold off Woodard, with the duo bouncing off each other at times in their hungry pursuit of the win. As the pair fought at the front, a lengthy battle developed for third on back, with Colin Cornell, Amanda Wheeler, Michael Potter, Danny Doyle, and others duking it out.

The final caution with 20 laps to go, which flew when Mike MacAskill spun in turn two and was drilled by Rogers, gave Woodard one final crack from the front row. Belanger kept him at bay once again and roared to the unlikely victory.

Woodard's second-place finish was enough to give him the Triple Crown championship. Sicard was only able to get back to sixth in the final rundown but had already wrapped up the Flying Tiger track championship coming into the event.

Bradford, VT's Wheeler ended up third in the event while Hinesburg, VT's Bouchard recovered to finish fourth. Potter, Sicard, Cornell, Doyle, Eric Messier, and Rogers completed the top-10.

In the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini's, Bethlehem's Dustin Jackson won the battle and the war. Jackson came into the 25-lap feature event eight points behind Littleton's Ryan Ware for the championship. But the youngster immediately went to work charging to the front from his 12th starting position.

Jackson was up to fourth while Ware was boxed in ninth when the race's only caution flew on lap 19 for Richard Stockwell's spin. When the green came back out, Jackson continued to cut through the field, getting alongside rookie Gavin McGinnis of St. Johnsbury, VT for the lead as they approached the white flag. The two took the checkers in a photo finish with Jackson getting his fourth win of the season by just 0.020 seconds. The victory, coupled with Ware's seventh-place result, gave Jackson the championship by four points.

McGinnis settled for a career-best second place while Lisbon's Scott Senecal got his first podium of the year in third. Adam Sicard, Tyler Thompson, Rusty Drew III, Ware, Nate Walton, Andrew Kachmarik, and Brett Jackson rounded out the top-10.

The 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars had double features to decide their championship. Waterford, VT's Andy Hill continued his reign atop the division in their 25-lap make-up feature from June 29. Hill took the lead from Lincoln's Bobby Brown with five laps to go and cruised to his sixth win of the season in the caution-free race. The victory all but assured Hill the championship going into the regularly scheduled event. Brown finished second followed by Jason Wyman, Norm Forest, and Dave Gyger.

In the Dwarf Car nightcap, Dunbarton's Forest bookended the year with his second victory of the season. The Opening Night winner got the break over polesitter Colby Bourgeois on the initial green flag with Brown in hot pursuit.

Wyman and Hill quickly worked their way towards the front and set off to hunt down the leader after both passed Brown. But just as the two had Forest in their sights, the skies opened for good on lap 16, ending the race nine laps short of the scheduled distance and awarding Forest the win.

Easton's Wyman took second while Hill officially clinched the championship with his third-place effort. Brown and Kevin Wyman rounded out the top-five.

Colchester, VT's Ryan Bevins captured his second win of the season in the Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks. Bevins started on the outside pole of the 15-lap feature and took the lead from Concord, VT's Dominic Warren on lap two.

Groton, VT's Luke Peters sliced his way to the front following the event's only caution on lap seven and nosed in front of Bevins for the lead with two to go. However, Bevins came back on the final circuit and edged Peters out at the finish line by 0.054 seconds. Owen Rogers, Damion Sicard, and Luke Shannon completed the top-five.

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) takes over White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday, September 21 at 6:00pm. The PASS Super Late Models make their second visit of the season for a 150-lap event. They'll be joined by the PASS Modifieds, Honey Badger Street Stock Series, and a $500-to-win non-point event for the 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars. The night will begin with the Foley Oil & Propane Late Model Championship Night feature that was rained out on September 7. 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 White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com.
Championship Night - Saturday, September 7, 2019
Official Results

(NOTE: The Foley Oil & Propane Late Model feature was postponed due to rain. It will be run on Saturday, September 21.)
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Mark Alan Sumner Photos

WELLS RIVER CHEVROLET FLYING TIGERS
Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series Finale

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Ben Belanger ( 99nh ) Whitefield, NH
2. Jason Woodard ( 68vt ) Waterbury Ctr., VT
3. Amanda Wheeler ( 20nh ) Bradford, VT
4. Cooper Bouchard ( 7vt ) Hinesburg, VT
5. Michael Potter ( 23nh ) Plainfield, VT
6. Shane Sicard ( 4nh ) Barton, VT
7. Colin Cornell ( 54vt ) E. Burke, VT
8. Danny Doyle ( 51vt ) Chelsea, VT
9. Eric Messier ( 3vt ) Hinesburg, VT
10. Jason Rogers ( 37me ) W. Glover, VT
11. Aaron Maynard ( 46vt ) Lyndonville, VT
12. Burton Spooner III ( 4vt ) E. Montpelier, VT
13. Nathaniel Parkin ( 88nh ) Bradford, VT
14. Micheal MacAskill ( 33vt ) Williamstown, VT
15. Jaden Perry ( 92vt ) Hardwick, VT
16. Jody Sicard ( 49nh ) Gilmanton, NH
17. Adam Maynard ( 45vt ) Milton, VT
18. Jeff Dupont ( 10nh )


WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK
STRICTLY STOCK MINIS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Dustin Jackson ( 37 ) Bethlehem, NH
2. #Gavin McGinnis ( 10 ) St. Johnsbury, VT
3. Scott Senecal ( 1 ) Lisbon, NH
4. Adam Sicard ( 16 ) Barton, VT
5. #Tyler Thompson ( 51 ) Littleton, NH
6. Rusty Drew III ( 4 ) Franklin, NH
7. Ryan Ware ( 32 ) Littleton, NH
8. Nate Walton ( 88 ) Derby Line, VT
9. #Andrew Kachmarik ( 94 ) Maidstone, VT
10. Brett Jackson ( 31 ) Bethlehem, NH
11. John Knight ( 12 ) Franklin, NH
12. #Darren Newland ( 25 ) E. Burke, VT
13. #Jillian Baumgardner ( 14 ) N. Woodstock, NH
14. James Stone ( 92 ) St. Johnsbury, VT
15. #Jack Hayes ( 09 ) Littleton, NH
16. Jason Fallman ( 21 ) N. Woodstock, NH
17. Les Washburn ( 11 ) Bethlehem, NH
18. Richard Stockwell ( 82x ) Canaan, NH
19. Dave Driscoll ( 19 ) N. Woodstock, NH
20. Joe Giddings ( 41 ) Waterford, VT
21. Keri Driscoll ( 91 )


7-ELEVEN DWARF CARS
6/29 Make-Up Feature

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Andy Hill ( 8 ) Waterford, VT
2. Bobby Brown ( 27 ) Lincoln, NH
3. Jason Wyman ( 88 ) Easton, NH
4. Norman Forest ( 01 ) Dunbarton, NH
5. Dave Gyger ( 93 ) Campton, NH
6. Colby Bourgeois ( 33 ) St. Johnsbury, VT
7. Chad Dufour ( 52 ) Littleton, NH
8. Kevin Wyman ( 02 ) Bath, NH
9. Tommy Smithers ( 60 ) Gilmanton, NH


7-ELEVEN DWARF CARS
Championship Night Feature – shortened due to rain

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Norman Forest ( 01 ) Dunbarton, NH
2. Jason Wyman ( 88 ) Easton, NH
3. Andy Hill ( 8 ) Waterford, VT
4. Bobby Brown ( 27 ) Lincoln, NH
5. Kevin Wyman ( 02 ) Bath, NH
6. Chad Dufour ( 52 ) Littleton, NH
7. Ethan Tyrrell ( 23 ) Worcester, VT
8. Timothy Sherman Jr. ( 6 ) Northfield, VT
9. Colby Bourgeois ( 33 ) St. Johnsbury, VT
10. Dave Gyger ( 93 ) Campton, NH
11. Timothy Sherman Sr. ( 68 ) Berlin, VT
12. Tommy Smithers ( 60 ) Gilmanton, NH


DADS 4 BY TOOL & SUPPLY KIDS TRUCKS
Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Ryan Bevins ( 7 ) Colchester, VT
2. Luke Peters ( 26 ) Groton, VT
3. Owen Rogers ( 4 ) Glover, VT
4. Damion Sicard ( 23 ) Barton, VT
5. Luke Shannon ( 13 ) Groveton, NH
6. Dominic Warren ( 9 ) Concord, VT
7. Thomas Smithers, VI ( 24 ) Gilmanton, NH
2019 WMMP CHAMPIONS
WELLS RIVER CHEVROLET FLYING TIGERS
SHANE SICARD - #4nh - BARTON, VT
WELLS RIVER CHEVROLET FLYING TIGERS
FLYING TIGER TRIPLE CROWN SERIES
JASON WOODARD - # 68vt - WATERBURY CNTR., VT
WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK
STRICTLY STOCK MINIS
DUSTIN JACKSON - #37 - BETHLEHAM, NH
7-ELEVEN DWARF CARS
ANDY HILL - #8 - WATERFORD, VT