Posted: August 20th, 2004
No. Woodstock, NH - - Joey Laquerre, 61, of East Montpelier, VT took the lead on lap 16 and went on to win the ACT New England Dodge Dealers 100 Sunday at White Mountain. ACT point leader Jean-Paul Cyr of Milton, VT advanced to second from his 18th starting spot, but posed no threat to Laquerre, whose margin of victory was eight car-lengths.
Jamie Fisher, who contended early before spinning out, rallied late to catch Grovetonís Randy Potter for third. Pole sitter Pete Fecteau, who led the first fifteen laps, completed the top five.
Forty-four Late Models were in the pits, attempting to qualify for thirty available starting positions, as White Mountainís Late Models regulars competed for the first time against the ACT Dodge Tour regulars.
"I could go anywhere I needed to, and I donít think even a late caution would have been a problem," Laquerre said. "The car was a rocket the whole way."
Cyr started 13th and just before the halfway mark, overtook A.J. Begin on the outside to move into fourth. Two laps later, he swept past Fecteau for third and began to pressure Potter. "I used up the tires a lot, to get up to second," Cyr said. "Laquerre was out of reach for me."
Begin held off White Mountain regular Quinten Welch for sixth. ACT veteran Dave Whitcomb was a close eighth, followed by David Avery and Brent Dragon. Fecteau, Rick Thompson, Laquerre and Dave Wilcox won the qualifying heats. Cyrís closest rival, Patrick Laperle of Montreal, needed a provisional to make the field, then was involved in a three-car collision with Wilcox and Bill Duggan that put him a lap down early and relegated him to 21st overall.
The ACT Dodge Tour resumes Sunday, September 12 at Airborne Raceway in Plattsburgh, NY then heads to Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH Sunday, September 26 for the $10,000-to-win New England Dodge Dealers Late Model Nationals.
ACT N.E. Dodge Dealers 100
White Mountain Aug 22, 2004
1.Joey Laquerre, E Montpelier, VT (3)
2.Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, VT (18)
3.Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT (7)
4.Randy Potter, Groveton, NH (5)
5.Pete Fecteau, Morrisville, VT (1)
6.AJ Begin, Merrimac, MA (9)
7.Quinten Welch, Lancaster, NH (14)
8.Dave Whitcomb, Essex Jct, VT (10)
9.David Avery, Lincoln, NH (13)
10.Brent Dragon, Milton, VT (27)
11.Derek Ming, Island Pond, VT (19)
12.Mark Lamberton, Mooers Forks, NY (12)
13.Todd Stone, Middlebury, VT (6)
14. Eric Chase, Milton, VT (28)
15.Kendell Legendre, Danville, VT (16)
16.Bryan Mason, Stark, NH (26)
17.Rick Thompson, Jay, VT (2)
18.BJ Piekarski, Nashua, NH (22)
19. Ron Henry, New Gloucester, ME (24)
20. Ken Dufour, Bethlehem, NH (25)
21.Patrick Laperle, St Denis, Quebec (30)
22.Steve Fisher, Shelburne, VT (8)
23.Rich Lowrey, Charlotte, VT (23)
24.Roger Brown, Lancaster, NH (15)
25.Glenn Martel, Gilmanton, NH (20)
26.Mark Belanger, Whitefield, NH (21)
27.Bill Duggan, Belmont, NH (11)
28.Dave Wilcox, Fairfield, VT (4)
29. Russ Clark, Littleton, NH (17)
30.Dan Colby, Lyman, NH (29)
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262