STRICTLY MINI TRIPLE FEATURE; PLUS WMMP DIVISIONAL RACING
August 2nd, 2014 @ 6 pm
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Posted: September 17th, 2004
NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH – The air was chilly but the racing was red hot as the champions in the three remaining divisions were crowned at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. The point’s battles were so close going into the evening that many of the championships were not decided till the fourth turn on the final lap. Not only was it championship night for the Late Models, Super Streets, and Strictly Minis, the Pro All Star Series was in town for the HK Powersports 150. The evening closed out with wins for Skip Elliot, Matthew LeBlanc, Stacy Cahoon, and Larry Gelinas. The 2004 champions include Glenn Martel, Dave Langlais, and Opie Thayer.
The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Minis rolled onto the track for the first feature of the evening, taking on the high banks for 20 laps. Opie Thayer came into the night with a comfortable 71-point lead in the points but the rest of the positions were not decided till the very end. Skip Elliott took to the field and gained the top position early. He was able to hold on as the rest of the field was fighting for positions in the final point’s race for the 2004 season. T. J. Ingerson made it to the second position with Kyle Tatro right on his back bumper. Down to the line Skip Elliott of Woodsville, New Hampshire took his first checkered flap of the season by almost a quarter of a track lead. T. J. Ingerson of North Haverhill, New Hampshire tried to close the gap with a finish in second. Kyle Tatro came in a close third with Opie Thayer in fourth and Jason Welch in fifth.
Championship Night continued with a 30-lap feature for the Gilmour Jeep/Ford/Dodge Super Streets were Matthew LeBlanc of Berlin, New Hampshire was simply unstoppable. LeBlanc was two for two on the night. He was dominant in the first qualifying heat for the Super Streets and then he did it again in the feature. Bernie Lantagne of MacIndoe Falls, Vermont tried everything he had to catch up with LeBlanc but had to settle for a second place finish. Right on the heels of Lantagne was Tim Churchill of Lincoln, New Hampshire with a third place finish. Daryl Smith came in fourth and Dave Langlais rounded out the top five.
Next up, the Napa Late Models with a 35-lap feature. The race was a dogfight from start to finish. Not a single position was decided till the last turn on the last lap. Garry Grubisa, who won the first qualifying heat, led for a couple of laps. Dennis Phelps of Laconia, New Hampshire, who won the semi-feature, also led a couple of laps. Coming up though the field, it was St. Johnsbury’s Stacy Cahoon. On the last couple of laps, Cahoon grabbed the top position to come home with the checkered flag for the first time this season. Dennis Phelps ended with a very close second place, Gary Grubisa in third, Brian Mason in fourth and Russell Clark in fifth.
To wrap up the evening at White Mountain Motorsports Park, the Pro All Star Series hit the track for an exciting 150-lap feature. It was the HK Powersports 150. Larry Gelinas of Scarborough, Maine, who was red hot all evening long, came home with the checked flag a little over half a second before Johnny Clark of Farmingdale, Maine, who finished in second. Cassius Clark of Farmington, Maine came in third, Richie Dearborn in fourth, and Scott Chubbuck ended in fifth.
The annual awards banquet for White Mountain Motorsports Park will be held at the Beacon Motel in Lincoln, New Hampshire on Friday, November 26th. Tickets can be ordered through the Speedway.
The season wraps up this coming Saturday afternoon with the Fall Jamboree. 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 Minis. Gates open at 8 am, practice will run from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm and the first green flag will fly at 2 pm. For more info call the track at 603-745-6727 or logon for rules and info at www.whitemtnmotorsports.com. White Mountain Motorsports Park is located on Route 3 in beautiful North Woodstock, New Hampshire.
Here is how the final point battles ended.
Napa Late Models: Glenn Martel 867, Stacy Cahoon 851, Dennis Phelps 849, Rick Thompson Jr. 849, Pete Potvin III 818
Gilmour Jeep/Ford/Dodge Super Streets: Dave Langlais 836, Adam Delucca 820, Doug Laleme 819, Howard Switser 804, Bernie Lantagne 796, Rich Paradis was the Rookie
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini's: Opie Thayer 874, Dan Curran 784, Brady Therrien 771, Tom Smithers 739, Raymond Eames 737, Jason Welch was the Rookie
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262