463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Posted: June 6th, 2009
For the second time this race season, we had a triple crown winner in the NAPA Late Model division. The fifty lap feature got off to a rocky start with only one lap complete, the 92 car of Will Avery got loose going down the homestretch and will a little help, came sideways in front of the rest of the pack causing a huge, multiple car collision right at the entrance to turn one. Several cars had to be hooked to the pits and many more had heavy body damage. Enjoying the safety of the front was the 09 of Jeremy Davis. Davis won his qualifier and the semi-feature and was poised for a feature win. With a restart things got underway again, with the 09 taking an early lead and being chased by the 7 car of Ben Lynch. Lynch was also running strong tonight keeping pace with the Davis car lap for lap, however that was not to be the case when the checkers flew. With Quinten Welch getting caught up in a second caution for the night at the beginning to turn one yet again, we saw returning driver Tyler Cahoon in the 38 car poised for some moving and shaking. Moving is what the crowd saw as Cahoon made his way from the back to the middle and on to challenge Ben Lynch for second place. As the laps passed by and Davis seemed untouchable in the lead, Cahoon soon passed Lynch and took over second and began to gain ground on the Davis car who was involved in lap traffic at this point in the race. With Five laps to go we actually saw Cahoon and Lynch chasing down the leader as he faught his way through lap traffic. When the checkers fell though, Davis came out on top and Cahoon finished second and Ben Lynch took third. Rounding out the top five would be Todd Aldrich in the 17 car who notably made a strong run at the end and the #3 of Bernie Lantange.
Trying something different this week at WMMP with the Shuttle Connection Super Streets we had two segment races instead of a qualifier and a feature. Segment racing brings with it some challenges for the drivers as they race their way through the first segment, their placement at the finish determines their lineup for the second segment. The drivers are awarded points based on how they finish and the drivers who have the "least" amount of points place first, second, third etc for the night. At least that is how I understand the scoring of this style of racing. At the conclusion of the first segment race we saw the #6 of Cam Clairmont take third, the #77 of Gerald Griswold take second and the #66 of Tim Churchill take the win. During the second segment race we saw the #66 of Tim Churchill place third, the #44 of Blaine Doorman come in second and the #57 of Chan Davis walk away with the win. That meant that overall for the night, coming in third was Cam Clairmont, taking second overall was the #16 of Craig Roy and winning tonights Super Street division was the #66 of Tim Churchill.
The Beacon Resort Strictly Stocks saw their own bit of action. Racing hard tonight was the #9 of Michael Davis. Davis lead this feature through most of the race, however, working his way up through the pack was the #6 of Alex Kelly. Kelly had his hands full trying to negotiate that #6 car through the pack. The #63 being true to form, battled his way to the front of the pack and pulled off a third place finish for the night. The feature would be decided right at the very last lap as the #6 of Alex Kelly challenged the #9 for the win and took it at the finish line. The #9 of Mike Davis having to settle for second this week as the young driver up from the kids truck division snagged himself a feature win after placing second last week.
The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini division is already seeing the same few drivers in the top five week after week. Each driver in the top four all started towards the middle or rear of the pack at the start of tonights feature, with the exception of the #14 Nick Pilotte. Nick found himself in the pole position and he had his hands full at the last five laps of this feature. Rubin Call in the #71 had chased down the leaders and was challenging Allan Young for third, who in turn was all over the #4 of Opie Thayer for a battle for second. With a valiant fight for third and time running out, the #71 of Rubin Call had to settle for fourth as the #24 maintained his third place at the finish line. Following the leader nose to tail was the #4 of Opie Thayer who seemed satisfied with second and Nick Pilotte drove that #14 car right into victory lane tonight with a much deserved smile on his face.
The HK Powersports Kids Truck Division ran fairly smooth tonight. Doing a great job with passing and handling the top three drivers in this division ended up being the #88 Connor McDougal finishing third, the #77 of Derek Stone taking second and finding his way into victory lane again this week, the #31 of Brandon Bourne.
All of us at WMMP want to thank our many fans who return week after week to enjoy the sights and sounds and smells associated with asphalt, short track racing. The drivers all appreciate the support of the fans and we encourage those of you who might not be able to afford a trip to Loudon for the NASCAR races, come here to White Mountain Motorsports Park in Woodstock NH. We pride ourselves with being 100% family friendly and with a segregated smoking area, clean restroom facilities and a wide assortment of fresh food and beverages on site, we are sure you will leave with a smile on your face.
Next week on Sat., June 13 th we have another full night of racing with our five divisions and we will host the Northeast Mini Stock Tour. Sure to be a crowd pleaser, be sure to come to "Thunder in the Mountains" located on Rt.3 in Woodstock NH, 2 miles south of the jct. of Rt.112 in N.Woodstock and 3 miles north of Exit 30 off I-93. Racing begins at 5:00 pm, see you there!
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262