Posted: September 5th, 2010
North Woodstock, NH-With an autumn chill in the air White Mountain Motorsports Park saw some of it's most competitive racing yet this year. Fornwalt, Pilotte, Kelley, Huntington and Cahoon all took a trip through the WMMP victory Lane.
Qualifying wins were taken by both Chandler Potter in the HKPowersports kids trucks and Shawn Sinclair in the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank strictly mini stock division. In the Beacon Motel strictly stocks both Brandon Bourne and Craig Willis were victorious. Brian Gosselin got the qualifying win in the Avery's Sweeping tiger sportsmen division while Brockton Davis and Dan Colby brought down the wins in the NAPA late model sportsmen division. The semi-feature in the NAPA late model sportsmen went to Stormin Norman Andrews
With the sun gone in the distance and a stiff breeze in the air the NAPA late model sportsmen rolled down pit road and onto turn four. When the green flag dropped Andrews had his hands full holding the lead with Will Avery in the outside lane looking for a way down. Brockton Davis found his way around Travis Fadden and filled the hole down low under Avery for the third running spot. When Andrews drifted high off turn three Davis kicked it up a notch and dove under Andrews for the lead. Davis held the lead for ten laps until Stacy Cahoon found his way around Andrews and into the top three. Cahoon went up the banking in turn one and to the high side of Davis, around him and into the lead. While Cahoon was distancing himself from Davis Bernie Lantagne found his way around Andrews and into the third spot. When the race ended on lap 50 it was Cahoon with the win, Davis in second and Latagne in third with his second podium finish in as many weeks.
When the Avery's Sweeping tiger sportsmen division went under the green flag it was Jeff Huntington jumping out to the early lead. Right on his back bumper the whole way was Gerald "Thumper" Griswold and Brian Gosselin. For the whole 20 laps Gosselin and Griswold took turns working over Huntington with Gosselin up high and Griswold down low. Neither could find a hole to get by him. In a tight race that ended with Gosselin in the frontstretch retaining wall and Griswold spinning in the infield Huntington came home with the victory while Jeff Potter in his very first time in a race car in second and Michael Moore in the third running spot.
When the green flag dropped in the Beacon Motel strictly stock division Craig Willis took the lead until Allen Sicard and Gordon Day went around in turn two on lap 5. On the restart Jody Sicard took chase and went around Willis for the lead on lap 11. Sicards' reign at the front was short lived when the caution came out on lap 12 for Allen Sicard when he went around in turn 4. While all this was going on, Alex Kelley was working his way to the front and drove around Jody Sicard on the lap 12 restart. Showing why he is the divisions point leader, Kelley continued to pull away from the field until the checkers went in the air on lap 20. Kelley went home with the win with Jody Sicard in third and Bourne in third.
The early lead in the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank strictly stock mini division saw John Fallman take point while Nick Pilotte went to work on the outside from his 6th starting position. With a move going three wide down the backstretch Pilotte went around both Fallman and Shawn Sinclair to take the lead. Pilotte was pulling away from the field until the yellow flag flew for Opie Thayer, the points leader, who backed it into the wall on the frontstretch. The running order at the finish was Pilotte with the win, Josh Dunn with a fine run up the outside to second, and Shawn Sinclair in third.
In the HK Powersports kids truck division Logan Oliver jumped out to an early lead in a race that was slowed four different times for spins. Michael Lloyd and Jordan Fornwalt took chase and went after Oliver. Oliver went high into three and opened the door for Fornwalt to pull alongside. Fornwalt did just that and the two battled side by side for several laps. Without alot of grip in the outside lane Oliver fell to second with Amanda Wheeler in third. Wheeler went around in turn two to bring out the fourth and final caution. The restart saw Oliver topside one more time over Fornwalt and a final chance at the win. Again Oliver lost traction on the outside and fell to second. Fornwalt and Oliver finished 1-2 with Lucas Wheeler coming in a close third
With three races left on the schedule White Mountain Motorsports Park will be back in action next Saturday night at 6 o'clock. The pit gate opens at 2 while the grandstands open at 3. We invite you to join us and find out why we call it "Thunder In th Mountains". We are a family friendly facility with no alcohol being permitted on the speedway grounds and a large non-smoking section in our grandstands.
We are located in Woodstock, NH on route 3. We are 2 miles south of North Woodstock village and 3 miles north of exit 30 on I-93
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262