Posted: August 12th, 2005
North Woodstock, New Hampshire – This past Saturday Night was a hot and sticky one with a full house watching several close finishes in all five divisions. The Peabody and Smith Reality Winner’s Circle saw some familiar faces, Fulton Mountain, Brockton Davis, Dan Curren, Steve Legendre, and Cam Clairmont alone with a new one, Karen Bixby.
The Senior Tour Auto Racers made an appearance on the high banks of WMMP to run their feature that was rained out on June 18th. After a qualifying heat for their Sportsmen Division and one for their Modified Division, they ran a 15-lap feature that was a race within a race. Both the Modifieds and Sportsmen rolled onto the track together but were scored separately. Chris Laundry, who drives a 1934 Ford Coupe, came in first in the Sportsmen Division. In the Modified Division, Mark Alden from Framingham, Massachusetts drove into first place with a 1976 Chevy Vega Wagon.
The Napa Late Model 35-lap feature saw the return of a seasoned veteran to victory lane. Fulton Mountain of Barrington, New Hampshire had an incredible night. Mountain won his qualifying heat, took fourth in the Semi-Feature and fought off an entire field of competitors to take the checkered flag. Two weeks ago, Fulton Mountain blew a motor during practice. Since then Mountain and his team have been pouring hours of work into the car which paid off for him this past Saturday Night. Dalton, New Hampshire’s Quinny Welch came in second. Tyler Cahoon, from St. Johnsbury, Vermont, who was had a rough season so far, came in third. Points leader Stacy Cahoon in fourth and Russ Clark finished in fifth place.
Whitefield, New Hampshire’s Brockton Davis was victorious in the Gilmour Jeep Ford Dodge Super Street Division during their 30-lap feature. The week before was a rough one for Brockton Davis getting mixed up in a number of accidents; the car went home in a number of pieces. Davis’s team spent a good portion of last week in the garage putting the number 47 back together and it all paid off taking the checkered flag on Saturday Night. Brockton Davis was chased to the painted strip by Scott Vien of Wentworth, New Hampshire for second, Craig Roy of North Haverhill, New Hampshire for third, Doug Laleme in fourth, and Tim Casey in fifth. After the race in the tech shed, Tim Casey was found out of stock and DQ’ed. Steve Patnaude moves up to the fifth spot.
The Beacon Motel and Resort Strictly Streets saw a new face in victory lane this past Saturday night. Karen Bixby of Warner, New Hampshire fought off a great field of strong drivers to get the win. Bath, New Hampshire’s Gary Griswold II had another great night staying in the front of the pack for the entire race. The Strictly Stock Points Leader, Jeff Marshall of Groveton, New Hampshire also had a great night. Marshall drove up though the field of competitors to take a close second behind Karen Bixby. Gary Griswold II came in third, Pete Gilcris in fourth, and Tom Smithers in fifth.
The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini Division was no exception. From start to finish an incredible race with racers changing positions and swapping paint though out the 20-lap feature. When all the dust cleared, it was Dan Curren of Danbury, New Hampshire crossing the strip first. Jerrad Ledger from Groveton, New Hampshire drove the 66 machine though the field fighting off competitor after competitor to get to second place. Strictly Mini Points Leader Jason Welch also fought off some hard chargers to finish in third place. Blaine Dorman, who was an early race leader finished in fourth and Opie Thayer finished in fifth.
The HK Powersports Kids Trucks once again hit the ¼ mile oval for two features. In Feature B, a 10-lap feature, Cam Clairmont won with Doug Willey in second, Cody LeBlanc in third, and Erin Vien in fourth. In Feature A, Steve Legendre once again was in victory lane, this time with a first place finish. Benjamin Lynch came in second, Justin Marsan in third, Joshua Cantara in fourth, and Mac McDuffie in fifth.
White Mountain Motorsports Park will resume racing Saturday, August 20th with a special start time of 5pm. It’s Pat’s Auto Sales Night with the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Tiger Sportsman Series invading the high-banked oval for a 100-lap feature. All five WMMP divisions will also be inaction. 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.