463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Posted: July 1st, 2012
St Johnsbury Vermont’s, Tyler Cahoon took command at the midpoint of his feature race, and Danville’s Lisa Hodgdon scored her first ever feature win at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock Saturday.
Cahoon started 10th in the Shuttle Connection 50 lap main event and avoided some hard crashes during his quest for the top spot. By lap 23 the second generation driver, worked his way past the #3 of Bernie Lantagne on a restart and began to distance himself from the field. On lap 36, the red flag was thrown for hard contact with the concrete barrier on the back stretch between the #83 of Stacy Cahoon and the #71 of Joe Amour of Chichester NH. Amour’s ride was severely damaged and could not continue. Cahoon’s crew worked feverously to get the multi-time champion back onto to the speedway.
Racing resumed and the younger Cahoon survived the restart with Lantagne and pulled away for the victory. Lantagne was impressive in his role as runner-up. Lantagne had a great side by side battle with Lancaster’s Quinney Welch, finally nestling down for second and Welch finishing third.
In just his second start at WMMP, Island Pond’s Brett Gervais finished fourth from his 11th starting spot and the #21 of Oren Remick went fifth. Winning the heats were Welch and Michael Jurkowski. Jurkowski liked carrying the checkered flag so much after the heat win, he did it a second time in the semi-feature.
In the Woodsville Guarantee Savings Bank Mini Stock feature, youngster Nick Willis and Adam Sicard brought the field to green. Early action saw the field shuffle and check up for some minor skirmishes. That enabled the #0 of Hodgdon to get things done on the outside. By lap nine the Danville racer inched her way past Willis and then set sail for her impressive victory. The racing was great throughout the pack, allowing Craig Willis and Dave Driscoll to come from their back of the pack starting spots. Under checkers it was Hodgdon, Willis, Willis, Driscoll, and the young Desirae Sicard to round out the top five. Adam Sicard carried the checkers in the qualifying race. There were just three trucks racing in the Lil’ Ceasers Kids Truck division. Amanda Wheeler made it a perfect night winning the heat and taking her second feature win of the season. Wheeler held off the competitive challenges of Logan Oliver and the red hot Brandon Croteau to score her victories.
The increasingly popular Beacon Resort Strictly Stocks brought 15 “Crunch Bunchers” to the racing surface and didn’t disappoint the WMMP fan base. Youngsters Michael Lloyd and Gordon Day brought the thrill seekers to green and it didn’t take long for the sparks to fly. Lloyd fought back all racers until lap nine. North Haverhill’s Brandon Allbee worked his way on the outside and took to the front. A leaking power steering pump made things quite interesting with the track surface in the corners as the Strictlys were struggling to get a good launch off of the turns. The beneficiary of that was the #4 of Shane Sicard. Sicard stayed close to the bumper of Allbee and the one time the rookie was loose off of turn four, the veteran seized his chance and got by Allbee for the eventual win. The victory was Sicard’s second of the season, Allbee, Jody Sicard, Lucas Wheeler, and Chandler Potter completed the top five. Heat wins went to Tom Keith, and Allbee.
The Avery Sweeping Tigers welcomed new driver Brad “Rowdy Bushey to their class. However, it was the veteran George May getting it done on a lap 15 restart, marching on to his second feature win of the year. Passumpic Vermont’s Stephen Denio had his best outing to date in a solid runner-up finish. Gerald Griswold, Jeff Huntington, and Matt Potter completed the top five finishers. Denio was the clear winner in the heat event.
On Saturday July 7th, WMMP will be holding one of its biggest events of the season. The evening begins at 4 PM with ever popular kids pit tour. Racing begins at 5 PM for the inaugural 100 lap $1500 to win Berlin City Auto Group 100 Late Model race. Several of the northeast’s best Late Model teams will be battling all night long, as well as the other four regular WMMP racing divisions. At the end of the evening, R&R Fireworks and the management of WMMP presents the largest fireworks display in the valley to conclude the week long fourth of July celebrations. Pit gates will open at noon on Saturday, with practice sessions from 1:30 to 3:45. WMMP is a ¼ mile asphalt track located just off of Route 3 of the Daniel Webster Highway in North Woodstock, NH. Check out the speedway’s web site at www.whitemountainmotorsports.com.
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262