463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Posted: June 13th, 2003
It was a night jam packed full of racing action at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, New Hampshire this past Saturday night, as not only was there a full card of racing on tap, but there was also a makeup event for the NAPA Late Models and the A.C.T. Dodge Tour was in town for the Country Pools, Spas and Billiards 100. A full house enjoyed the night of activities under threatening skies once again.
The first activity to roll on the speedway was the makeup 75 lapper for the NAPA Late Models. This event was rained out two weeks ago and rescheduled for this past Saturday night. Twenty-three LMS rolled to the starting grid for their longest run of the season. Several drivers took their turns up front including Derek Ming and Pete Fraser. Both cars were running strong and distancing themselves from the field when mechanical problems set in, sidelining both cars for the remainder of the race. Opening day winner Fulton Mountain of Barrington, NH, took over the top spot on a late race restart and went on to pick up his second victory of the young season. The race was shortened to 50 laps due to the number of cautions and the length of time it was taking to complete the race. Sam Gooden of Whitefield raced home second, followed by Littleton's, Russell Clark, Groveton's, Randy Potter and Stark's, Brian Mason.
The Hobo Hills Adventure Golf Mini-Cup cars were the first main event to hit the track for the regular card of racing. The first two finishers, Bill Matatall and Jason Welch were Dq'd for separate infractions thus turning over the victory to Dean Skinner Jr. of Alton Bay, NH.. Following Skinner home were Scott Haag of Chester, Conn., and Ken Bowman from Grafton, Mass.. The lone heat win was also awarded to Skinner.
Toby Peters from Groton, Vermont got to the front early and was never challenged in the Beacon Motel and Resorts Strictly Street, twenty lap main event. Peters, whom collected his career first feature win on the asphalt, was followed by West Burke, Vermont's, Stevie Parker, whom also had his best finish to date. It was an all Vermont top three sweep as Todd Goodness of East Concord, rolled home third. Gary Griswold II of Bath, and Pike's, Tom Keith completed the top five. Peter's and Griswold collected checkers in the qualifiers.
Lyndonville, Vermont's, Brady Therrien made it two wins in three tries as he raced past leader Opie Thayer on lap 14 in the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini's, and never looked back. Thayer from Concord, NH has had his share of bad luck this season, finished a solid second, followed by Lunenburg, VT's Fred Pike, Littleton's, Rick Shifflett and North Woodstocks, Keri Driscoll. Thayer, Driscoll and Therrien won their respective qualifiers.
Oren Remick from Warner, NH has been plagued with mechanical problems all season long, but Saturday night, the bad luck went away as he rolled to his first win of the season in the Gilmour Jeep/Ford/Dodge Super Street division. Piermont's, Mike Stygles came home a distant second, followed by Groveton's, Jeff Marshall, McIndoe Falls, Vt's, Bernie Lantagne and Tamworth's, Mike Davis. Heat wins went to Remick and Ken Marier.
The Late Models ran their second main event of the night and Littleton's, Russell Clark nailed down his first NAPA, LMS feature event at WMMP. He did it in fine fashion, capturing the first triple crown of the season. Clark also collected wins in his heat and the bonus semi-feature. Clark was clinging to the top spot, when on lap 31, Mark Doggett, whom was running second at the time, tangled with another in turn four. Doggett's car turned right, careening head on into the front stretch wall, exploding into flames on the fronted of his racer. To top it off, the entire field was closing in. Everyone took evasive action, but unfortunately, Brian Mason slid sideways into Doggett's crippled racer. Luckily, everyone emerged from their vehicles with minor bumps and bruises. Doggett's racer was deemed a total loss. When the race went back to green, Clark jumped out front and never looked back. Groveton's, Randy Potter had a career best 2nd place finish ahead of St. Johnsbury, Vt's, Stacy Cahoon, East Montpelier's, Joey Laquerre and Barrington's, Fulton Mountain. Late Model heat winners included John Keech, Clark and Kendall Legendre.
The A.C.T. Dodge Tour event was a good one as Jean-Paul Cyr took a hard fought victory over Joey Laquerre, Pete Fecteau, Patrick Laperle and Scott Dragon.
This weekend is another activity filled weekend at White Mountain Motorsports Park as it will be Racing Against Cancer events scheduled all weekend. First, on Saturday night, Racing Against Cancer presents a night at the races. All five regular divisions will be in action, plus the Jadeview.com Kids Truck Division will be returning. The Star Antique Racers will also make an appearance. Gates open at 2pm, practice at 4pm and the first green flag waves at 6pm. Then on Sunday morning, beginning at 9:30am, it will be the 2nd Annual Racing Against Cancer Charity Softball Game. Come on out and meet and greet your favorite racecar drivers, crews and fans, as they compete for charity in this fun filled day of activities.
White Mountain Motorsports Park is located on Route 3 in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. For more information on activities and upcoming events at WMMP, call 603-745-6727 or log-on to www.whitemtnmotorsports.com.
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262