463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Posted: August 29th, 2003
A grandstand full of race fans were treated to some awesome and wild auto racing on a chilly Saturday night at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. Russell Clark scored and impressive win, along with Alfred Hansen, Jonathan Ledger, Leslie Keyser, Tom Keith, Trevor Lacasse, Bill Matatall, Bruce Melendy and Justin Marsen.
The NAPA Late Models rolled to the line with Mike Gosselin in search of his second triple crown of the season. Gosselin jumped out to an early lead, but had it shortened up, due to a minor spin in turn four. On the ensuing restart, Quinney Welch got the jump and held the lead until Russell Clark moved into the picture on a lap thirty-three restart. The two raced side by side over the final laps, and in the end it was Littleton's, Clark securing the win, and Dalton's, Quinney Welch racing home second. The third spot went to St. Johnsbury's, Stacy Cahoon in a photo finish over Barrington's, Fulton Mountain. Nottingham's, Pete Fraser placed fifth. Heat wins went to Gosselin, and Tyler Cahoon, and Gosselin captured the bonus point semi-feature.
The Gilmour Jeep/Ford/Dodge Super Streets ran a pair of features this past weekend due to the rainout a few weeks back. Rookie driver Alfred Hansen from Warner, drove his heart out on his way to capturing a green to checkers win, the first of his career. He was followed by West Burke's, Howard Switser, Piermont's, Mike Stygles, McIndoe Falls', Bernie Lantagne and Littleton's, Ken Marier. Adam Delucca lost his second place finish after failing post race inspections. In the second round, it was another rookie, Leslie Keyser of Northfield snagging the win. Doug Laleme of Littleton remarkably raced home second after he flipped his racer last week, and survived a huge fire earlier in the evening. Ken Marier, Bernie Lantagne and Warner's, Oren Remick completed the top five. Qualifying checkers flew for Jean Leblanc and Mike Davis.
Pike's, Tom Keith won a hard fought battle over East Concord's, Todd Goodness in the Beacon Motel and Resorts Strictly Streets. The two raced side by side after a lap sixteen restart, with Keith pulling out to a two car length lead at the finish. Thornton's, Michael Barton had a career best finish, as he raced home third ahead of Bath's, Gary Griswold II and West Burke's, Steve Parker. Jody Sicard and Parker won their respective qualifiers.
The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini's also ran a pair of features this week. In the first round, Penacook's, Jonathan Ledger picked up another win, as he held off charges from Woodsville's, Skip Elliott, Littleton's, Rick Shifflett, Lyndonville's, Brady Therrien and Gilmanton's, Tom Smithers. Trevor Lacasse of Gilford won the nightcap. He was followed by Ledger, Shifflet, Concord's, Opie Thayer and Therrien. A horrendous flip occurred midway through the race, when Dan Curren got rode high out of turn two. Curren clobbered the wall and then catapulted on top of the fence, flipping three times before coming to rest on all four wheels. Curren was checked out by safety officials and released. Heat wins went to Josh Santy, Ernest Snyder and Matt Anderson.
The Hobo Hills Adventure Golf Mini-Cup cars held their version of the No-Bull Shootout and Bill Matatall from Danville made his race partner, Ashley Reed, a very happy race fan, as both driver and fan collected a crisp $100 dollar bill as a bonus for their efforts. Wentworth's, Scott Vien raced home second ahead of Campton's, Will Avery, Chester, Conn.'s, Scot Haag and Grafton, Mass. speedster, Kevin Bowman. Tim Collins won the lone qualifier.
The Jadeview.com Kids Truck Division ran their usual pair of features and when the checkers flew in the first round, it was Danville's, Bruce Melendy picking up his second win. Mac McDuffie from Salisbury placed second, and Lebanon, Maine's, Jeremy Welch came home third. Benjamin Lynch and Bob Clay Jr. rounded out the top five. In the high handicap feature, Methuen, Mass. flyer, Justin Marsen came home victorious, as he held off a late race challenge from Farmington's, Cody Bodwell. Tamworth's, Jeremy Davis was third, followed by Patrick Burt and Matthew Leblanc. Heat wins went to Welch and Curtis Leeman.
Racing action resumes this Saturday night at WMMP, with all six divisions returning to action. Gates open at 2pm, practice begins at 4pm and the first green flag flies at 6pm. White Mountain Motorsports Park is located on Route 3 in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. For more info call the track hotline at 603-636-2005 or logon to www.whitemtnmotorsports.com. Rules for the September 27th open competition show are also available by calling the track or visiting our website.
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262