463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Posted: August 17th, 2008
Thunder in mountains was coming both from WMMP and mother nature as some unsettled weather threatened to dampen the spirits of race fans Saturday night. Race fans prevailed and the skies cleared for an excellent night of racing. With the return of the ACT for the completion of a multi-rain delayed race, fans packed the stands. To add to the excitement of the night, three heat races were held with the kids competing with two-wheeled racing machines. The divisions were determined by their ages; five years and younger, six to eight year olds and kids aged nine and older. The youngest racers were taken to the back stretch where they started their race and finished at victory lane. The six to eight year olds raced one complete lap and the nine year old and older kids raced two complete laps. Donnie and Terry Avery congratulate not only the winners of each heat but thank all the kids for competing and for having a good time. Trophies were awarded to those kids who finished in the top three in each heat.
The NAPA LATE MODEL 150 lap race was the main event of the night. The first 99 laps were relatively uneventful, then things changed. As the first caution of the night came out and lead changes continued, fans saw the 7vt of Eric Williams win with his Unicel/Tatro Brothers racing machine. Brent Dragon placed second for the night and Jean Paul Cyr walked away with third.
The Shuttle Connection Super Streets held two segment races tonight which was a first for WMMP. Drivers drew for position for the first race and position was determined by reversing how they finished for the second race. Points are awarded based on placement with first place drawing only one point. The lower the number of points you have after two races determines how well you place overall. Placing third overall for the night was Jourdan Davis with the #67 car. Taking second overall was the 91 racing team with Don Drew behind the wheel. Overall champion for the night turned out to be Chandler Davis with his #57. Five Pine Racing Team did quite well overall tonight. This on the heels of Brockton Davis suffering a serious setback last week. Congrats to Chan on his win.
The Beacon Resort Strictly Streets raced well tonight with relatively few problems. Donna Cahoon with her #83 Pontiac suffered a setback as she came into contact with the backstretch wall, causing a little damage to her car. Elwin Sidney didn't have a good night either with his #84, being towed back into the pits after a caution event. Finishing third for the night overall was the #28 of David Baron Sr and coming in second was the #09 of Steve Parker. Back in racing form was the #63 car driven by Tom Keith who enjoyed teasing the crowd with a question of him returning next week.
The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Street Mini division had its share of frustrating moments. The #49 of Ben Irwin started off in the outside pole position and during the race had to lock up the tires to avoid completely loosing control in turn 2, sliding into the 85 car of Steve Welch. The real action of the race was between the #14 car of Nick Pilotte and the #99 of Tucker Williams and the #37 of Dustin Jackson. Dustin Jackson was running well but not to be denied was Tucker Williams. He raced his way from the rear bringing Nick Pilotte along with him. As they made their way around Dustin and the checkers flew, Nick Pilotte took third and Tucker Williams snatched second. The man of the hour was the #24 of Allan Young who dominated the race and held Williams and Pilotte at bay. This win surely helped the #24 racing team in their race for the championship. Young's sponsors certainly must be happy with their driver. They include New to you consignments, Dalton Mountain Childcare, Swerving Irving, John & Elaine Sleeper, Dennis Therrien, Fred Owen and Rod Knudson.
The HK Powersports Kids Truck Division had a good night overall with the feature being divided into two parts. In the first race we saw Geoffrey Pickering race his way to third, Alex Ferno claiming second and Brandon Bourne waving the checkers tonight. The second feature saw the Pelkey boys both in victory lane with Jason Pelkey coming in third, Gordon Day came in second and Christopher Pelkey winning his feature tonight. It really is exciting to see these young drivers start out in this division learning how to handle their ride and the track. As time passes we get to see them improve with each passing race and eventually move on to another division. Keep up the good work guys.
Next week at WMMP we have a regular night of racing on tap with racing set to begin at 6pm. WMMP is located on Rt.3 in Woodstock just a few miles north of exit 30 off I-93 and a short drive south of the jct. of Rt.112 and Rt.3 in N.Woodstock. I would also like to mention that an open invitation was extended to all car owners and drivers to attend the last cruise night coming up on Friday night the 22nd of August in Whitefield NH. Organizers welcomed the WMMP pace car and hoped that we would return. The cruise night is from 6 to 8 pm. There is no entry fee to participate so we hope to see you there.
463 Daniel Webster Hwy
North Woodstock, NH 03262