Posted: May 30th, 2010
The fans turned out to watch some racing at White Mountain Motorsports Park on a georgous Memorial Day Weekend. Warm weather and gentle breezes dominated the afternoon as cars from all divisions took to the track for practice. Racing was halted during the night as a spectator fell, injuring himself in the process. Racing was suspended as emergency personnel from the track tended to the injured spectator. WMMP wishes to thank Lin-Wood Ambulance for their speedy responce and to several members of the Whitefield Fire and Rescue ( I believe ) who were in the stands and came to the aid of this injured man. Our very own Speedway safety services and Golden Cross Ambulance also attended to this man's medical needs. When this press release was generated it was unknown the extent of the man's injuries or the identity of the spectator who was injured.
Racing action started off well in the NAPA Late Model division. During the first qualifier Oren Remick took third, Joey LaQuerre second and Travis Fadden First. The second qualifier saw Todd Aldrich in third, Keith Larmie second and Ben Lynch in first. The third and final qualifier brought Dwayne Lamphere in at third, Mike Jurkowski second and Jeremy Welch first. At the semi, Joey LaQuerre finished third, Todd Aldrich second and Travis Fadden first. This meant that Travis Fadden had a chance at a triple crown, much like Quenten Welch the week prior. Throughout the feature Fadden was hauling, actually getting into position to lap last place David LaBreque at about mid-feature. Jeremy Welch was running a distant second and last weeks' feature winner seemed boxed in about mid-pack, surrounded by Tyler Cahoon and Stacy Cahoon. A caution came out and the cars lined up and with the restart we saw Fadden take off again with the lead, but now there was some movement afoot mid-pack. Stacy Cahoon and Quinten Welch were moving up. Another caution, another restart with Fadden still pulling away and taking the lead. Fadden had his sights set on that triple crown win. Another caution, only now it is about lap 36 and Quinten Welch and Stacy Cahoon are both now in the top four. Fadden is inside pole, Welch on the outside. Stacy Cahoon is inside second row right behind the young Fadden driver. Its looking good for Fadden, but he now has some company up front that is really going to make things difficult for him. There was a restart and barely two laps with another caution. Same drivers, same lineup for the most part up front. Then disaster struck. On the restart at lap 38 the cars made a complete lap when Fadden went wide down the homestretch, right into the side of Quenten Welch. Welch hit the wall hard somewhere near the flagstand and it gets worse, Stacy Cahoon gets tangled up in the mess and loses a right side wheel and tire. Several cars now are braking hard, spinning into one another, sliding into the infield, it was like watching a wreck at Talladega. With Stacy Cahoon and Quenten Welch both out for the night, Fadden was restarted at the rear due in part to a possible miscommunication between Fadden and a spotter. Racing action did continue with Oren Remick and Dan Colby battling it out for the lead, with Colby taking the lead during the final two laps. Third place went to Keith Larmie, second to Oren Remick and the win went to Dan Colby.
The Avery Sweeping Super sportsman division only saw six contenders this week. During the qualifiers Tucker Williams took third, Jason Corliss second and Gerald Griswold the win. Moving on to the feature, Gerald Griswold dominated the field throughout the thirty laps for the win, second went to Corliss and third to Williams.
The Beacon Motel Strictly Streets ended up running two qualifiers tonight. In the first qualifier we saw Steve Parker finish third, Elwin Sidney second and Jody Sicard first. The next qualifier had Tom Keith in third, Dave Driscoll second and Alex Kelley the win. These drivers came out and fought hard in their feature, with many cars changing position during the race. Coming in third was David Baron Sr., second went to Jody Sicard and the win went to Alex Kelley. Alex worked his way to the front and took over the lead in time for the win.
The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini division had its own excitement tonight. During the qualifiers an upset victory over last year's track champion put Opie Thayer in third, Eric Boucher in second and Ernie Snider in front for the win. Drivers went on to the feature with Kyle Willis taking third, Josh Dunn second and Ernie Snider the win. In his own words, "for the first time in a very long time".
The HK Powersports Kids Truck Division had its own bumps and bang-ups, starting with the qualifiers. Coming in third was Amanda Wheeler, second went to Nick Willis and first place went to Jordon Fornwalt. Coming back for the fifteen lap feature to finish third was Lucas Wheeler. Second place ended up going to Nick Willis and Jordon Fornwalt the win.
All race results are unofficial based on each car passing tech inspection. Next week WMMP will sponsor the Tiger Tour, with the back gate opening at 12:00 noon and the main gate for spectators at 1:00. We are a family friendly motorsports park located in Woodstock NH on Rt.3, two miles south of N.Woodstock village and three miles north of exit 30 off I-93.
Finally I hope that everyone who reads this will take a moment to remember why we have Memorial Day as a holiday and thank a vetran or serviceman or woman for serving their country.
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