TEST & TUNE
May 9th, 2015 @ 12-5 PM
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Posted: June 6th, 2010
Early rain showers and tornado watches have no effect on the positive thinking that takes place here at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Peaks of sunshine melted away most of the clouds and the sounds of racing filled the Pemi valley of Woodstock. For the first time at WMMP we were proud to sponsor the ACT sanctioned Tiger Tour with a 100 lap feature at the end of the night. Three qualifiers early on gave third place finishes to Jason Corliss, Joe Steffan and Eric Badore. Second place finishes went to George May, Jason Bonnett and Tommy Therrien. Winning their qualifiers were Derek O'Donnell, David Finck and Bobby Therrien. Two Consi's were held with the top three of both moving on to the feature. In the first Consi Tucker Williams placed third, Chip Grenier took second and Joy Webb the win. The second Consi saw Joey Roberts place third, Mike Ziter second and the win went to Dave Pembroke. The Feature was a 100 lap event and to say it was riddled with cautions would be an understatement. Luckily no one was injured but there was certainly a lot of racing action with thirty cars on the track at once. Tony Rossi and Jimmy Hebert started on the first row and pretty much stayed there for quite some time, battling for the lead with each restart. Rossi came up short however coming out of turn three during the race and spun out, losing the lead and giving it up to Jimmy Hebert. Hebert certainly had been waiting for this opportunity, however he had company who had made their way to the front as well. Tommy Therrien and Bobby Therrien had also faught their way up front. In an exciting move, Tommy Therrien took the lead away from Hebert who did not have enough on the outside to challenge Therrien for the lead. Once the checkers flew, Bobby Therrien placed third, Jimmy Hebert landed second and the win was awarded to Tommy Therrien.
The NAPA Late Models last week saw Stacy Cahoon and Quinten Welch being removed from the track on the hook during the feature event. Both drivers were back tonight, Cahoon with his own car and Welch with a new car. Qualifing action saw third place finishes for Tyler Alati, Mike Jurkowski and Quinten Welch. Second Place finishes went to Todd Aldrich, David Labrecque and Stacy Cahoon. First place finishes went to Donnie Lashua, Jeremy Welch and Travis Fadden. In the Semi Quinten Welch made his way to the front for a third place finish, Travis Fadden second and the win went to Donnie Lashua who was now looking for a possible triple crown. The fifty lap feature was another edge of your seat event with Tyler Cahoon placing third for the night, Stacy Cahoon coming back strong with a second place finish and taking the win with a great running car was Travis Fadden. Fadden's car dominated the field last week and returned again this week to do the same. This car is set up well and this young man has what it takes to challenge the former track champions in this division. Good Job Travis!
The Beacon Motel Strictly Streets had a good showing, with David Baron Sr. placing third in the qualifier, Jody Sicard took second and Steve Parker the win. Trouble with Elwin Sidney's car might have proved fatal, with smoke coming from the car during qualifiers. Later on the 49 car appeared to have morphed into the 84 to allow Elwin Sidney to compete in the feature. Working hard to find his way through traffic and into third for the night was Alex Kelley. David Baron worked hard tonight in the outside groove and earned second place for the night. Winning the qualifier and the feature was Steve Parker. Parker seemed to run very well with very few challenges tonight.
In the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini division, we saw three new drivers enter the division tonight. The qualifier saw new driver Andy Hill take third, Shawn Sinclair second and Opie Thayer the win. During the feature we saw a lot racing action taking place in the top four, between Andy Hill, Shawn Sinclair, Opie Thayer and Nick Pilotte. Shawn Sinclair edged out Opie Thayer for a third place finish. Nick Pilotte placed second and the win went to new a new driver Andy Hill in a Dodge Neon. Good job Andy.
No rollovers to report this week in the HK Powersports Kids Truck division. Racing action certainly is getting better with each passing week as the drivers gain experience, skill and fearlessness ( not neccessarily a good thing). Finishing third in the feature was Jordon Fornwalt, second place went to returning driver Cameron Ouellette and the win went to Nick Willis. Nick seems to enjoy finding himself in victory lane and keeps returning there, good job Nick!
This time of year we like to mention that many racing teams are involved in graduation ceremonies, therefore all of us at WMMP would like to congratulate all of the Seniors who are graduating in the area schools during the next couple of weeks. We wish you all the best in your future endevors.
More racing action takes place next weekend at WMMP with the Northeast Mini Stock Tour coming to Woodstock. Racing will begin at 5:00 pm with all five divisions of WMMP regulars as well as the visiting tour. WMMP is located on Rt.3 in Woodstock, three miles north of exit 30 off I-93 and two miles south of N.Woodstock village.
Track photographer Eric LeFleche maintains a website for you to order photos of your favorite driver(s), just go to www.vlfphotos.com. There you can share photos on your favorite social webpage and order photos sent to your home or Eric will deliver them to the track for you to pick up.
Please keep in your thoughts and prayers our very own Teri Avery who continues to struggle with health issues surrounding her recent heart surgery. Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you next Saturday at Thunder in the Mountains!
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262