TEST & TUNE
May 9th, 2015 @ 12-5 PM
Posted: September 1st, 2014
Scott Coburn and Tom Keith make it two straight, Jeff Marshall wins NAPA Late Model feature at White Mountain Motorsports Park
Veteran racer, Jeff Marshall, worked his way through the field from his ninth place starting position and by lap 37 took over the top spot rolling to his first feature win in 2014 at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock Saturday. Other winners on the night, included Scott Coburn, Tom Keith, Jeremy Wyman, and Kaleb Rogers.
Steady improvement is what you see year in and year out in the Dad’s 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Truck division. That held true to form when Cheryl Joyce and Taylor Coburn brought the field to green. Joyce has improved each week and got her chance to start on the front row and led the first five laps in the feature. Great side by side racing by all the trucks kept the fans cheering in approval. By lap 10, Colin Cornell and Kaleb Rogers took over top spots and put on a great battle for the lead. Checkers flew for the eighth time this year for Roger’s in his #4 ride. Cornell, Anthony Tompkins, Joyce, and Nate Walton rounded out the top five. Tompkins won the heat race. The kids truck division will run a special triple featurenight next Saturday under the request and sponsorship of 15 year old strictly mini driver, Colby Bourgeios.
The Hill Heating Services Strictly Stocks rolled through their 25 lap main event with just one caution. Young guns, Michael Dennis, Gordon Day, and Amanda Wheeler held down the top spots in the early going. The Sicard brothers, Keith, and Rich Paradis charged towards the front from the back of the pack. The only caution came on lap 15, setting up a front row of grandson Michael Dennis and grandfather Tom Keith. Dennis gave the division’s top point man a hard run, however, the white #63 was just too good in the outside groove rolling to his second straight and fifth win this year. Dennis, Wheeler, Jody Sicard, and Paradis made the top five positions. Dennis and Shane Sicard won their respective qualifying races.
The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly minis had 13 cars in the pits. However, the two Ford Mustangs in the field were unable to get their rides ready for the feature. Debra Holmes and Scott Corey brought the field to the front stretch starting line with Corey taking to the point. The Driscoll Motorsports owned race car rolled to a large early lead. Jeremy Wyman worked the outside groove to perfection and once cleared from the pack, began his chase of Corey. Desirae Sicard, Colby Bourgeios, Michael Richards Jr., and Cody LeBlanc all battled for the third and final podium spot. Up front, Wyman had reached Corey and took over the lead at the races’ mid point. LeBlanc was able to break free into the third spot, while the others raced hard. Checkers flew for Wyman, making it a perfect sixty point night to take back the points lead. Corey, LeBlanc, Bourgeios, and Richards completed the top five. Corey won the other heat race.
The White Mountains Community College Tiger/Sportsman went green to checkers in their 30 lap main event. Danville Vt’s, Lisa Hodgdon, got out to the early lead and maintained the top spot for the first 18 circuits. Coburn’s white #1 started from the last spot and worked the outside groove to take the point. Great battles for the third spot had Lucas Wheeler, Tucker Williams, and Elwin Sidney exchanging paint. Checkers flew for Coburn for the second week in a row. Hodgdon, Wheeler, Williams, and Sidney rounded out the first five cars across the stripe.
The Napa Late Models had their fireworks begin earlier in the evening during their heat races. Point leader, Mike Jurkowski, spun and had contact with the #51 of Jeremy Harclerode. Harclerode was able to return to the heat race. However, the Claremont, NH resident and his #42 crew had to work feverishly to repair the car for the feature event.
The 50 lapper saw veterans Norm Andrews and Bernie Lantagne bring the field to green. Andrews set the early pace until caution flew on lap 21 for the #65 of Timmy Churchill. The caution was a blessing for the #83 of Stacy Cahoon. A fire sparked under the hood on some ground wires, forcing the 83 to be pushed into the pit area. The pit crew for the #83 was able to make repairs, with Cahoon catching up to the back of the pack just as the field returned to green. Ryan Olsen tried his luck on the outside of Andrews. The white #2 was able to hold off Olsen allowing Glen Martell and Brockton Davis to work their way into the top three. Caution flew for a second time on lap 33 for the #3 of Lantagne. Again, for the second time during the feature, a driver had problems rise under yellow, and this time it was the #47 of Davis and his transmission. The 47 was retired for the night setting up the #23 of Martell to get his shot at Andrews and the top spot. The field returned to green and this time bad luck reared its ugly head on Martell. The Gilford, NH resident saw his solid night go down along with one of his American Racer front tires, relegating him to a 13th place finish and several laps down. By now, Andrews had a side view mirror of the #32 of Marshall. Marshall worked the outside groove and took over the lead by lap forty. Marshall stayed up top and rolled to his first win this summer. Andrews, Harclerode, Oren Remick, and Churchill completed the top five spots. Heat wins went to Olsen and Lantagne, with Andrews winning the semi-feature.
The final month of racing is upon the speedway and all four Saturday nights will host special events and full racing cards. This coming Saturday evening, the Twisted Tea Dwarfs cars will hold their annual triple feature event. The Kids Truck division will also have a three segment race with races running 10, 10, and 15 laps. All of the other racing divisions will be in action, making it a huge racing card beginning at 6 PM.
The pit gates will open at 2 PM, with practice getting underway at 4 PM. Check out the speedway’s web site at www.whitemtnmotorsports.com or join us on facebook.
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