Posted: July 29th, 2005
North Woodstock, New Hampshire – Under clear blue skies, a full house of fans were treated to a great night of racing at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. All five divisions were inaction with a special 40-lap race for the Beacon Motel and Resort Strictly Streets. Marc Bellanger, Arnold Stygles, Pete Gilcris, Jason Welch, Steve Legendre, and Joshua Cantara all received top honors in the Peabody and Smith Realty Winner’s Circle.
This past Saturday Night began with the Kid’s Bike Races, which were rained out on July 9th. Over 60 kids showed up ready to run the quarter mile oval. The kids were split up into different age groups, 0 to 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9, and 10 though 12. The first two divisions ran only half the track, with the second two divisions running one lap of the entire track for their races. As the 10 though 12 years began their race, Late Model Driver Russ Clark came flying out of the pits on a gas powered mini, kid sized chopper, but still came up short at the finish line.
The first feature of the evening was Feature B, a 10-lap race for the HK Powersports Kid’s Trucks. Steve Legendre brought home the first checkered flag of his young career. This is only the second feature he has ever run. Legendre was chased to the line by Devin Spencer, Cody LaBlanc, Doug Willey, and Erin Vien.
Feature A for the HK Powersports Kid’s Trucks rolled on to the track next for a 15-lap feature. Joshua Cantara ran though the field to get the top spot and lead the field home. Benjamin Lynch came in second, Aaron Ricker in third, Justin Marsan in fourth, and Mac McDuffie in fifth.
Blaine Dorman of Londonderry, New Hampshire, started off the night on the right foot in the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini Division. Dorman took the checkered flag in the first qualifying heat. In the 20-lap feature, he started on the pole and lead for a good number of laps. After being involved in an accident with Jerrad Ledger, both of them ended up heading to the pits for repairs. Concord, New Hampshire’s Michael Richards Jr. was now on the pole with a field of hard chargers behind him. When all was said and done, points leader Jason Welch of Weare, New Hampshire, came though the pack and gained the top spot. Dan Curren of Danbury, New Hampshire, finished in second. Michael Richards Jr. in third, last week’s winner Rubin Call finished in fourth, and Opie Thayer in fifth.
The Gilmour Jeep Ford Dodge Super Streets ran a 30-lap feature on Saturday Night. Adam Delucca of Laconia, New Hampshire, who has had a shaky start to the season, started the feature on the pole. After fighting off a large field of hard chargers, Delucca crossed the finish line first. Unfortunately the number 6 team of Adam Delucca failed post race inspection due to an air filter infraction. Arnold Stygles of Bradford, Vermont, now gets the win. Berlin, New Hampshire’s Matthew LeBlanc in for second, and Craig Roy of North Haverhill, New Hampshire is the third place winner. Howard Switser in fourth and Brockton Davis in fifth.
It was another night with Richie Bean working for a triple crown in the Napa Late Models. Bean took his qualifier, the semi-feature, and started on the pole for the 30-lap feature. During the feature Bean started strong but Lady Luck was not riding with him. About halfway though the feature he started sliding back though the field. With a late race caution it was Marc Belanger of Whitefield, New Hampshire, in the lead and Stacy Cahoon of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, reeling him in. Tim Churchill of Lincoln, New Hampshire came into the mix with Quinny Welch also looking for a good finishing position. The race ended with Marc Belanger getting another check in the victory column. Stacy Cahoon, our Late Model Points Leader, finished in second. Tim Church took third, Quinny Welch in fourth, and Jamien Deschones in fifth.
The last feature of the night was the Beacon Motel and Resort Strictly Streets competing in a 40-lap feature. From start to finish, an incredible race. Pete Gilcris of Groveton, New Hampshire, who was involved in a car roll over last week, not only got the car back together but dominated the race, coming from the back of the pack and getting to the top position. Rookie driver Patrick Burt of Lunnenburg, Vermont also had a great night working his way up to second place. Barton, Vermont’s Jody Sicard took third with Jason Wyman in fourth and Shane Sicard in fifth.
Next Saturday Night, all five divisions will be in action with a special 35-lap feature for the Woodsville Gauranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini’s. Gates open at 2pm, practice begins at 4pm and the first green flag waves at 6pm. White Mountain Motorsports Park is located on Route 3 in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. For more information on the track you can visit the website at www.whitemtnmotorsports.com or call 603-745-6727.