Posted: June 20th, 2009
Dedicating his win to the memory of his two grandfathers' this Father's Day Weekend, Travis Fadden not only won for the first time as a N.A.P.A.late model driver but won a triple crown. Travis Fadden had an exceptional night, winning his qualifier and then the Semi-feature. Coming out for the feature he was also pitted against ACT drivers Randy Potter and Dwayne Lampher, both well qualified and experienced drivers here at WMMP. Travis did a good job early on taking over the lead somewhere mid-race. A couple of minor caution events created a couple of restarts and allowed former track champion Stacy Cahoon to start alongside Fadden. Fadden, who had developed a bit of lead on the 2nd and 3rd place cars now had his hands full with Cahoon to his right and Bernie Lantange to his rear. Keeping his composure and having the ability to draw from, Fadden raced hard at the dropping of the green and raced hard and clean against Cahoon. Cahoon faught hard and clearly made Fadden work lap after lap, waiting patiently for Travis to faulter and fall out of pace. Fadden kept pace and held his own against this veteran driver. At the dropping of the white flag, drivers made their way into the final lap. Another veteran driver and former track champion Quinten Welch ended up in the infield after spinning out coming out of turn four. Welch was able to get himself underway and the race ended with Fadden coming out the victor. Completing the top five was Bernie Lantange in second, Stacy Cahoon in third, Jeremy Davis fourth and Dwayne Lampher fifth.
The Shuttle Connection Super Street Division held two segment races of twenty laps each. The first segment race the drivers had a great race. Derek Ohern took an early lead and put distance between he and the pack. Ohern held his own and the final five was Chan Davis finishing fifth, Cam Clairmont finishing fourth, Gerald Griswold took third, Tim Churchill had to settle for second and Derek Ohern took the checkered. The second segment race was just as good as the first. Taking an early lead was Dan Curran. Curran was running hot and was holding his own as Chan Davis made his way through the pack and set his sights on the leader. Fighting to the end was Alati and Curran who both tried to hold off Davis, but Davis pulled out to take the lead and win the second segment race. Placing fifth was Cam Clairmont and fourth went to Blaine Dorman, Third went to Tyler Alati and Dan Curran had to settle for second. Overall standings for the Shuttle Connection Super Street division was Tim Churchill taking third, Cam Clairmont finishing second for the night and Chan Davis was crowned victor for the week.
The Beacon Resort Strictly Stocks put on a great show of their own. This 25 lap feature saw Tom Keith and Steve Parker fight side by side for the lead. Keith pulled ahead and was leading the race with Parker tight on his heels. Both drivers held a commanding lead on the rest of the pack. Finding his way through the pack was Alex Kelly. There appeared to be some bumping taking place as Kelly fished his way by Mike Davis and David Baron. Wade Willis started in pole position and attempted to fight off advancing drivers Keith and Parker, but began losing position after Keith and Parker took over first and second place. Having to settle for fifth for the night was Wade Willis and David Baron took fourth, Mike Davis placed third and Alex Kelly finished second. Taking the checkered flag in a surprising win was Steve Parker. Parker Won the feature after Keith had to pit his car in the final laps of the race.
The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini division saw an absence of Allan Young. Young was involved in a minor collision during last weeks' feature and was not race ready for tonights event. Coming out strong tonight was Nick Pilotte who won the qualifier and looked good in tonights feature. Steve Denio started the feature in pole position and enjoyed an early lead, however the drivers to watch were making their way through the pack. Seeing some three and four abreast action were drivers Nick Pilotte, Rubin Call and Opie Thayer. They found their way into victory lane ahead of Ernie Snider and Kevin Willey who placed fourth and fifth. Finishing third for the night was Nick Pilotte and second went to Rubin Call. Victory went to Opie Thayer who pulled off a stunning win here tonight. These three drivers raced hard and clean, putting on a great show for the fans.
The HK Powersports Kids Truck Division saw fifteen laps of action-packed fun as these young drivers work hard to put on a good show. Wheeler took an early lead and the drivers seemed to seperate early, with the exception of Willett and Evans who battled for position at the back of the pack. The driver who worked his way to the win was Brandon Bourne. Lucas Wheeler had been leading the race but with a caution came a restart and this gave Bourne the opportunity to battle for the lead. Rounding out the top five was Almon Evans in fifth, Cameron Willett in fourth, Derek Stone placed Third, Lucas Wheeler finished second and Brandon Bourne won again this week. Congratulations to all the drivers for their continued improvement and dedication this this sport.
Visiting WMMP this week was the Senior Tour Auto Racers who had a race within a race, pitting coupe and pintos side by side. A welcome sight here at White Mountain Motorsports Park year after year, these drivers bring these race cars from "yesteryear" to put on a great show for the fans. The two drivers awarded with feature wins was Bill Cummins from Clinton Mass in his Ford Pinto, as well as Wade Worster his his Chevy Coupe. More information about this division can be found at www.seniortourautoracers.com where information about scheduling and individual drivers can be found.
Next week at "Thunder in the Mountains" the big boys return for a 150 lap feature event. The American Canadian Tour returns to WMMP for a weekend of fun in the White Mountains. This race is sure to be a crowd pleaser for those who may not be able to afford a trip to Loudon, but want to experience some awesome asphalt racing. WMMP is located on Rt.3 in Woodstock NH, three miles north of Exit 30 off I-93 and two miles south of the jct. of Rt.112 in N.Woodstock. Racing begins promptly at 5:00 pm, see you there!!
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262