Posted: August 14th, 2011
It was another great Saturday night of racing in North Woodstock at the White Mountain Motorsports Park. With a great crowd on hand all divisions saw fantastic racing and competition.
In qualifying Ryan Olsen kicked things off in the Little Ceasar's Kid's Truck Division by carrying the checkers in his Fadden Automotive sponsored #61. When the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini Stock Division it was all Nick Pillotte in the #11 Aaron's Machine from Jefferson, NH taking down that win. Next up were the NAPA Late Model Sportsmen. The first of their two qualifiers went to the #21 of Oren Remick from Warner, NH with his Darlings Auto Impala SS, while Todd Aldrich in the #17 took down the second qualifier with his Mountain Milk Ford Fusion. Jeff Huntington from Piermont, NH took the qualifying win in the Avery's Sweeping Tiger Sportsmen Division in his GRS Auto sponsored Monte Carlo SS. Last to take the field for qualifying were th Beacon Resort Strictly Stock Division. Their qualifier went to Gordon Day from Topsfield, Mass. In his #47 sponsored by Northeast Autobody. The semi-feature event for the NAPA Late Models went to the #17 of Todd Aldrich.
Feauture event time rolled out the Little Ceasar's Kid's Truck Division onto the grid first. Taking the lead at the drop of the green flag was the #43 Nick Willis through turns one and two and down the backstretch. He was just making some headway building up a lead when the #61 of Ryan Olsen burst from the back of the pack and started stalking him, followed closely by Amanda Wheeler. By lap six Olsen was in the lead with Wheeler, Willis and the #23 of Chandler Potter fighting for racing room.. When the checkers fell it was Ryan Olsen with the win, Amanda Wheeler in second and Chandler Potter in third.
Next to take to the N. Woodstock highbanks for their feature event was the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini-Stock Division. On lap number one the #21 of Jason Fallman went around in turn number four and was tagged by the #99 of Ben Bellanger. After a quick trip through the pist both were able to rejoin the rear of the field. The green flag fell again and Grampa Dave Driscoll in the #19 led the first circuit around, while the #43 of Kyle Willis led the second. After that it was all Nick Pillotte in his #11 Chevy Cavalier showing the way.Pillotte was followed across the line by the #99 of Bellanger and the #43 of Willis.
In the Avery's Sweeping Tiger Sportsmen Division it was Dave Baron Sr. jumping off the front line and into the lead, leaving everybody else behind him to scramble for position. The #66 of Tim Churchill, the #24 of Jeff Huntington and the #90 of Sean Akers put on a whale of a show behind him until Churchill took to the high side and worked his way around Baron, in a process that took him many laps. That left Baron to duke it out with both akers and Huntington for the two runners up spots. Tim Curchill took the win in his Dumont Construction Chevrolet, while Dave Baron Sr. was in second in his #23 Viking Restoration Chevy, while in third was Sean Akers in his Ford Fusion.
In the Beacon Resort Strictly Stock Division it was Gordon Day in the #47 to the lead at the drop of the green flag. That was short-lived as the #40 of Alan Sicard found himslef facing the wrong direction just off the backstretch racing surface. The green came out againa nd again it was Day bolting into the lead. Then on lap seven, Elwin Sidney III found himslef crossed up in turn one and brought out the yellow flag again. The green flew again and Day had his hands full as the #49 of Jody sicard lined up directly to his right for the restart. it took him a few laps of working it over, but Sicard eventually wrestled the lead away from Day going into turn four. Again on lap 15 the field was slowed by caution as the #16 of Brandon albee went around off the racing surface on the backstretch. When the green came out for the final time it was the #49 of Jody Sicard handily in the lead. The checkers flew shortly after and it was Sicard with the win, Elwin Sidney III in second and Jason Welch running in third.
The final event of the night was the 50 lap feature for the NAPA Late Models. The green flag flew and it was a scramble for the high points getters to get out of the rear of the field. The #43 of Michael Jurkowski to the early lead. He led until lap ninteen when the #16 of Travis Fadden found his way to the high side and into the lead. By lap twenty-nine the top five cars had formed it up and were doin a huge battle for position. The running order was Fadden, Jurkowski, the #78 of Quinny Welch, the #83 of Stacy Cahoon and the #60 of Dan Colby. Welch eventually found his way into the lead, bringing Cahoon with him. As Welch was coming out of turn four to take the checkered flag #88 of Jeremy Welch get together as they were getting back in the gas off turn four. Welch slammed the wall headlong, destroying his racing machine. He was later taken to the hospital where it was found he has a chipped ankle and two stitches in his chin. We wish him a speedy recovery! At the checkers, Welch in the #78 was declared the winner, second went to the #16 of Travis Fadden and third went to the #83 of Stacy Cahoon.
Next week will be a regular card of racing featuring all five White Mountain Motorsports Park's regular divisions, plus, we will send the Beacon Resort Strictly Stocks 50 laps around the N. Woodstock banked oval. The gates will open at 2pm, practice starts at 4, with racing getting underway promptly at 6pm.
Don't forget about the new program for the kids we have started just this year. Each week the announcer will be pulling a child's ticket. That child and parents will then be invited into the tower to watch a feature event. When that event is over the child will be brought down onto the track and will hand out the trophies to the three winning drivers. As a "Thank-You" to the child for doing it, they will be taking home a trophy of their own! This is just one more way White Mountain Motorsports Park would like to thank the families that come out in support of our racing program every week. We look forward to seeing you soon!!
We are very easy to find in the heart of the White Mountains, in Woodstock, NH. We are two miles south of N. Woodstock Village on route 3 and three miles north of exit 30 off Interstate 93. We are a family friendly facility with no alcohol being allowed on the grounds at any time, and the grandstands split evenly into smoking and non-smoking sections. Again, we look forward to seeing you, if not next week, then sometime over the 2011 season
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262