463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Posted: September 16th, 2005
North Woodstock, New Hampshire – With threatening skies and a rain delay during the features the champions in the three remaining divisions were crowned at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. Not only was it championship night for the Late Models, Strictly Streets, and Strictly Minis, the Pro All Star Series was in town for the HK Powersports 150. The evening closed out with Richie Dearborn, Glenn Martel, Jeff Marshall, and Mike St. Onge in the Peabody and Smith Reality Winner’s Circle. The White Mountain Motorsports Park 2005 Season Champions are Stacy Cahoon, Jeff Marshall, and Jason Welch.
The first feature to roll on the high banks of White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, New Hampshire was the Beacon Motel and Resort Strictly Streets. The 25-lap feature was proof positive why Jeff Marshall of Groveton, New Hampshire is the Strictly Street Points Leader. While David Baron Sr. of Nashua, New Hampshire and Cody Bodwell of Farmington, New Hampshire were battling hard for the top spot, Jeff Marshall was busy working his way though the field. With each lap Marshall gained position till he passed Cody Bodwell with only a couple of laps to go. Jeff Marshall was victorious at the end of the feature followed by Cody Bodwell for second and David Baron Sr. for third. After a visit to the tech shed, Cody Bodwell was disqualified. That moves David Baron Sr. to second place. Patrick Burt is now awarded the third place finish, Tom Smithers gets fourth place, and fifth place goes to Tom Keith.
Next up, the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini’s. The Strictly Mini’s put an excellent race to the finish in their final feature for the 2005 Season. Willard Hedden started off the feature with a sweet move getting to the top of the pack off turn four by dropping to the inside lane and crossing the painted strip first. And that was only the first lap. Bruce Melendy of Danville, Vermont was also one of the top cars fighting for the top spot during the 20-lap feature. As the feature unfolded Mike St. Onge took the number 73 machine from the back of the pack all the way to the front. With only 2 laps to go the skies opened up and it started to rain. Mike St. Onge crossed the line first followed by Willard Hedden and Bruce Melendy. Dan Curren finished fourth and Jarred Ledger fifth.
After a rain delay, the Pro All Stars Series rolled on to the track and finished the drying process. Once the track was deemed safe, it was time for the HK Powersports 150. Richie Dearborn of Hollis, Maine got to the front of the pack early and held off the rest of the hard chargers for the win. Ben Rowe of Turner, Maine finished second, and Travis Benjamin of Morrill, Maine finished third. Johnny Clark got fourth place and Cassius Clark got fifth.
The final feature of the night was the 35-lap feature for the Napa Late Models. Ridge, New Hampshire’s Jamien Deschones started off the night on the right foot. Deschones won his qualifier, pulled a repeat performance in the Napa Late Model Semi-Feature, and was working on nailing a Triple Crown in the Feature. Glenn Martel of Gilmanton, New Hampshire, who has had an up and down season, came prepared to play in the feature. Martel got to the top of the pack riding side up side for a number of laps with Deschones before pulling a head on the back stretch and dropping down to the inside groove on turn three. Quinny Welch of Dalton, New Hampshire suffered a nasty accident last week. This week, Welch started toward the back of the field and worked past each car with ease including Deschones with only a couple of laps left in the feature. Welch attemped to reel in the leader, Martel, but there just wasn’t enough there. Glenn Martel grabbed the checkered flag for the final feature of the season. Quinny Welch ended his season with a second place finish. Jamien Deschones finished in third place. Mike Gosselin ended in fourth place with Randy Potter finishing in fifth.
After all the points were tallied it was time to crown the 2005 track champions at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Jason Welch is the 2005 Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini Champion with 811 points. Second Place went to Jerrad Ledger with 760 points and third Place went to Dan Curren with 756 points. Jeff Marshall is the 2005 Beacon Motel and Resort Strictly Street Champion with 767 points. 100 Points back from the top spot is Tom Smithers getting Second Place. Pete Gilcris ended his race season in a very close Third Place only 11 points away from Second Place. Stacy Cahoon went into the evening 80 points ahead of Second Place in the Napa Late Models. After the Late Model Feature, Stacy Cahoon finished the 2005 Season 70 points ahead of Second Place making him the 2005 Napa Late Model Champion with 848 points. Quinny Welch went into the night in third place in the points standings. With a second place finish in the feature, Quinny Welch gained enough points to get Second Place in the Late Model Division with 778 points. Rich Thompson Jr. finished in a very close Third Place with 771 points.
White Mountain Motorsports Park will open the doors one more time for the 2005 Race Season on October 8th for the WMMP Annual Fall Open. This open competition event will feature a 100-lap main for the Late Models, 75 laps for the Super Streets, 50 laps for the Strictly Streets and 30 laps for the Strictly Mini's. Gates open at 8am, practice will run from 10:30am - 1:30pm and the first green flag will fly at 2pm. White Mountain Motorsports Park is located on Route 3, in the heart of the White Mountains in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. For more information on the track you can visit the website at www.whitemtnmotorsports.com or call 603-745-6727.
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262