463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Posted: June 15th, 2008
David Avery once told me that he has learned over the years to listen to what his father tells him as he is usually correct. Last night was no exception. Donnie was right and the entire forecasting team for northern New England was wrong. Racing at White Mountain Motorsports Park began promptly at 5:00 with five divisions of racing plus the New England Classic Lites and the rain began promptly after the conclusion of our final feature event. Happy Father's Day to you Donnie and to all the fathers out there, you are all appreciated.
The NE Classic Lites put on a great show with a couple of cautions, one occurred in turn four with the 73 of John Provost spinning around and stopping at the entrance to the homestretch and the 8 car of Dan Shields locking up the brakes and sliding sideways into the 73, hitting hard and prompting a speedy response from Speedway Safety Services. Both drivers were helped from thier cars to the applause of the crowd and the cars were removed. The final laps of the race saw the race leader #24 Matt Merry lose position to point leader Billy Ryder in the 14 car. Finishing third was the #47 of Ralph Cook who was 11th in points going into last night's feature and the #24 finished second after leading the way most of the night. This was a much needed victory for Matt Merry as he was 17th in the standings entering last evening's feature. Point leader Billy Ryder took the checkered in his #14 securing his spot in the point standings. Please visit www.neclassiclites.com for more information on this racing club based out of Hudson Speedway and sponsored by NH Yoga Matters.
The H.K. Powersports Kids Truck division had fewer trucks tonight but a good night of racing nontheless. Finishing third again this year is rookie driver Alex Rooney in his #97 Chevy S-10 and locking in second was the #43 of Kyle Willis, no stranger to victory lane. Waving the checkered this week was the #6 of Alex Kelley in his '97 Chevy S-10 which is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts of Laconia and Meredith, Extreme Auto Care, Colorscapes, House of Tattoos and Bert and Ernie's used cars. Good job guys.
The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini division ran fairly smooth with the return of former driver Rubin Call. Rubin raced here last year but had not been seen until last night, with Rubin Call in his #77 taking third place and the #24 of Allan Young settling in for a second place for the night. Having a great night and running strong in his #99 car was Tucker Williams. His '93 dodge colt took him to the front of the pack and he never looked back. The #99 car is sponsored by Eric's Auto Repair, Tatro Brothers Concrete and Excavation and Fred's Import Specialists.
The Beacon Resort and Motel Strictly Stock Street division had a good night with a minor mishap occurring at the beginning of turn #3. Donna Cahoon in the #83 had been given the lap flag as front runners Steve Parker and David Baron closed in on her. As they went down the back stretch, Parker took the inside groove in his #09 and Baron went high with his #28. All three entered turn three door handle to door handle with only two making it out. The caution came out and the #09 and #28 started to the rear at the restart. This resulted in the #19 of Dave Driscoll finishing out third when the checkers flew and the former track champion #63 finishing second. Taking the checkered flag was a very happy Cameron Clairmont in his #6 '72 Chevy Camaro. Cam's Camaro is sponsored by Clairmont Sweeping and Pit Road Performance. At the conclusion of each feature event the top three cars have to pass tech inspection and the #19 was DQ'd, which put the #28 of David Baron in that #3 spot for the night.
The Shuttle Connection Super Street Division had its share of excitement tonight with the #66 of Tim Churchill taking the brunt of a yellow flag event. If Rubbin' is Racing then no one can attest to this than Jason Welch who's #21 showed plenty of evidence of hard fought racing which earned him his third place finish. Last year's track champion proudly took a second place finish for his efforts and taking first was the #57 of Chandler Davis. Chandler drove his '81 Chevy Camaro expertly from start to finish earning him the checkered flag this week.
During the N.A.P.A. AutoParts Feature race former Kids Truck Driver Steven Legendre quickly dominated the field in his #20 '08 Chevy Monte Carlo. Legendre wowed the crowd with his command of the track as he raced his way around lap traffic. Followed close behind was the #73 of Cody Bodwell. Bodwell and Legendre could not be caught as they clearly took to the front and never looked back. Fighting for third place was the #7 of Ben Lynch and the #30 of Dean Weber. Weber in his Dodge Charger kept pace with Lynch's chevy, with Lynch coming out of that battle on top and he took third place for the night. Secure in his second place finish was the #73 of Cody Bodwell and taking first was the #20 of Steven Legendre. Steven praised his parents for thier help and especially to dad who gave up racing this year so that he could concentrate on helping his son, which obviously is paying off for this proud father. Donnie and Teri Avery are equally proud of each of these three top finishers this week, as everyone should be reminded that each of these fine young racers started out in the Kid's Truck Division. What a great show you provided the fans with this week, thank you all.
Please visit our website at www.whitemtnmotorsports.com for updates to our picture gallery and any possible changes in our schedule. Next week at White Mountain Motorsports Park the Senior Tour visits our "Thunder in the Mountains" raceway. The Pit Gate opens at 1:00pm, the main gate opens at 3:00pm and racing begins promptly at 5:00pm. Drivers, you are encouraged to update your sponsor info if it has changed since the car show by writing down who your sponsors are and handing that to me prior to racing at the beginning of the night. I normally arrive prior to the pit gate opening so keep your eyes open in the pits or have your significant other pass that information on to me. We all know how important our sponsors are to a successful racing season.
submitted by Barry MacDonald
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262