Posted: August 21st, 2011
N. Woodstock, NH- With the season beginning to wind down, points being tight and getting tighter, drivers, teams and fans alike can feel the intesity as the season begins to shake out. It made for some great racing Saturday night at White Mountain Motorsports Park.
Qualifying got underway with the Little Ceasar's Kids Truck Division. Logan Oliver in the #26 machine, from Groton, VT got the win in their round. In the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini Stock Division the checkers flew for Allyssa Welch hailing from Tilton, NH in the #2. Qualifying for the Beacon Resort Strictly Stocks went to the #84 of Elwin Sidney III. In the NAPA Late Models it was Norm Andrews out of Northfield, VT in the #2 winning heat one, while heat two went to Claremont NH's own Mike Jurkowski in the #42. Then again Andrews found himself in victory lane for the semi-feature event for the NAPA Late Models.
*Special Note* The Avery's Sweeping Tiger Sportsmen were given the night off that they have the chance to run the ACT Bond Auto/WIX Filters Tiger Tour event held in Canaan.
It was the Little Ceasar's Kids Truck Division on the racing surface first for their feature event. Once again this week they were able to pull it off and go wire to wire without a caution flag. On the jump it was the #22 of Michael Lloyd to the lead, but with no breathing room as the top five trucks were under a blanket the whole way. Amanda Wheeler in the #20, Logan Oliver, Ryan Olsen and Chandler Potter all took a crack at the top three at some point, but there was no chasing down Lloyd before the checkers flew. It was Lloyd with the win, Ryan Olsen in the #16 in second place with Chandler Potter in the #23 rounding out the top three.
The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Mini Stock Division rolled out of the pits in turn four next. From the drop of the green flag it was all Dave Driscoll in the #19. Allyssa Welch in the #2 rode the high side for a while looking for a way around Driscoll but eventually fell back into the clutches of the battle going on just behind Driscoll. Kyle Willis, Desirae Sicard, Jason Fallman and more were under a blanket and duking it out for everything from second on back as Driscoll motored away from the field. Eventually the #01 of Shawn Sinclair did catch Driscoll and was stalking for a way around, when the checkers flew with the #19 of Dave Driscoll from Lincoln, NH the winner. In second place was the Sinclair machine while Jason Fallman in the #21 rounded out the top three.
Next up was the NAPA Late Model Sportsman field. When the green flag flew it was Norm Andrews in the #2 leading the way into turn number one. The green didn't stay out long as the #38 of Tyler Cahoon dumped it into the infield just inside turn two and Cahoon found himself staring at ten late models bearing down on him. No harm no foul as Cahoon came around and tacked it on the rear of the field. The green flag flew once again and again it was Andrews taking the lead. But Mike Jurkowski in the #42 was on him the whole way. Jurkowski looked inside and out for a hole around Andrews, but there was none to be found. Lap eighteen saw the caution flag fly for the #21 of Oren Remick and the #18 of Kevin Roberge who got together at the top of turn three. The green flew again and this time Andrews had his hands full. Mike Jurkowski wrestled the lead away from Andrews on lap 25 and held onto it until circuit number forty-six. In the meantime Jurlowski had all he could handle as Quinny Welch, Travis Fadden, Stacy Cahoon and Jeremy Harclerode all battled for position behind him and then ultimately for his position. Welch went high out of turn two and down the backstretch on lap forty-six to take the lead and held it the remaining 4 laps. Quinny Welch in the #78 took home the win, Mike Jurkowski was second and Travis Fadden in the #16 was third.
The final event of the night was the fifty lap Beacon Resort Strictly Stock feature event. At the drop of the green it was Brandon Albee in the #16 to the point . He would lead through lap twenty-four when the caution came out for the #31 of Brandon Bourne who threw a tire on the frontstretch and had to be taken away on the business end of the WMMP wrecker. When the field was reset for the green again it was Albee on the inside and the #84 of Elwin Sidney II on the outside. At the drop of the green Sidney set sail and there was no catching him. When the checkers flew it was Sidney with the win, Albee in second and Lucas Wheeler in the #21 in third.
*Next Week* DoubleHeader Weekend At WMMP
5 Regular Divisions
Gates Open at 2
Practice Starts 4
Racing Begins 6
N.E. Mini-Stock Tour
PASS Pro Stocks
Pit Gate Opens at 9
Practice Starts 1130
Races Start at 2pm
We are very easy to find in the heart of the White Mountains, in Woodstock, NH. We are two miles south of N. Woodstock Village on route 3 and three miles north of exit 30 off Interstate 93. We are a family friendly facility with no alcohol being allowed on the grounds at any time, and the grandstands split evenly into smoking and non-smoking sections. Again, we look forward to seeing you, if not next week, then sometime over the 2011 season
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262