463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Posted: June 27th, 2003
For the first time since opening day, White Mountain Motorsports Park got their night of racing in without any threat of rain. A full field of racecars and another jam packed grandstand, greeted the sponsor of the night, Pat's Auto Sales of Gorham, New Hampshire. There was plenty of racing action on the schedule as besides the regular card of racing, there were double features on the line for the NAPA Late Models and the Hobo Hills Adventure Golf Mini-Cup cars.
In the Racing Against Cancer, NAPA Late Model make-up feature from June 21st, Pete Fraser from Nottingham, NH denied Corey Mason's triple crown bid, as he took over the top spot on lap twenty-six, and was never seriously challenged the rest of the way. Mason from Groveton held on for a solid second place finish, and was followed across the stripe by Danville, VT's, Kendall Legendre. Legendre ran the entire race, hooked up in the outside lane, and raced home to his best finish of the season. Mike Gosselin from Derby Line was fourth, followed by Pete Potvin III. These were season bests for all drivers except Fraser.
In round number two for the NAPA, LMS, Danville's, Kendall Legendre once again rode the outside lane to the front of the field, and this time he nailed down his first ever WMMP checkered flag. A very happy Legendre in victory lane, was quoted as saying, this was the most fun I've ever had in a racecar. Also having a career best finish was Plymouth's, Steve Mills. Mills held several drivers at bay over the waning laps to secure the second spot. Littleton's high flying, Russell Clark continued his hot streak as he finished 3rd. Clark nipped Lyman's, Dan Colby at the stripe. Stacy Cahoon of St. Johnsbury, Vt., rounded out the top five. Heat wins went to Steve Mills, Mike Gosselin and Quinney Welch. The Semi checkers flew for Tyler Cahoon.
Leslie Keyser won the battle, but lost the war in the tech line, as the youngster failed post race inspection in the Gilmour Jeep/Ford/Dodge Super Streets. The victory was awarded to Tamworth's, Mike Davis, his first in many moons. Jeff Marshall from Groveton ran a solid race and was bumped up to second. Littleton's, Kenny Marier was third, followed by McIndoe Falls, Vt., driver Bernie Lantagne and Warners, Oren Remick. Mike Davis and Mike Stygles and Mike Stygles rolled to qualifying wins.
Groton, Vt's, Toby Peters was a man on a mission in the Beacon Motel and Resort Strictly Street main event, as he jumped to the outside lane early on, raced to the front and never looked back, thus securing his second win of the season. East Concord, Vt., driver Todd Goodness, did his best to run Peters down, but came up three car lengths short at the checkers. Jeff Dupont, from Whitefield raced from deep in the pack to pick up the third place trophy. Topping of the first five were Pike's, Tom Keith and Bath's, Gary Griswold II. Ray Hauver and Peters were victorious in their respective qualifiers.
Lyndonville, Vt's, Brady Therrien got by race leader Opie Thayer in heavy lapped traffic late in the race, and went on to record his third win of the season in the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini's. Thayer had the field covered until a lapped car crossed up in front of him, allowing Therrien to slip by. Rookie, Mike Richards Jr. had a career best third place finish. Gilford's, Trevor Lacasse and Littleton's, Rick Shifflett completed the top five. Heat wins went to Mike Richards Jr., Opie Thayer and Tim Heath. A thorough post race inspection found the top three to be totally within stock.
The Hobo Hills Adventure Golf Mini-Cup cars ran twin features due to last week's rainout. Bill Matatall from Danville, NH got back to his winning ways as he checked out on the field and held off Chester Conn. Scott Haag, Grafton, Mass., Ken Bowman, Campton's, Will Avery and Alton Bay's, Dean Skinner Jr.. Scott Haag was victorious in the nightcap as held off Bill Matatall for his first ever win. Ken Bowman, Jason Welch and Will Avery, finished up the top five.
The Jadeview.com Kids Truck Division had their best race of the year going until the final lap, when everything fell apart. A nasty crash in turn two sent the field scrambling and then to the pits until the final finish could be posted. When the dust settled, Tamworth's, Jeremy Davis was awarded the checkered flag. Lebanon, Maine driver, Zack Davis came home second with Danville, Vt's, Bruce Melendy grabbing his first ever trophy for the third spot. Matthew Leblanc and Justin Marsen were winners in their heat races.
It will be a huge doubleheader weekend, July 5th and 6th. First on Saturday night, your local New England Dodge Dealers present a night at the races. All six divisions will be in action with the NAPA Late Models running a 75 lap main event, post time is 6pm. Then on Sunday, July 6th, the ACT, Tiger/Sportsman will make their first ever visit to WMMP. It will be a SUBWAY Series 100 lap main event. Also on the card will be the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, Strictly Mini's, Jadeview.com Kids Trucks plus the 350 Super Modifieds will be in town. Post time on Sunday is 2pm.
WMMP is located on Route 3 in North Woodstock, NH. For more information, call the track hotline at 603-745-6727 or logon to www.whitemtnmotorsports.com.
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262