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Monster Truck Throwdown
at WMMP Cancelled

New Holiday Doubleheader Event
Expected to be Announced Shortly
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N. Woodstock, NH - White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) and Monster Truck Throwdown officials announced today that the event scheduled for Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 has been cancelled due to complications and restrictions in place related to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

While the decision had been made prior to new state guidelines allowing limited fan attendance, the guidelines now in place still would have kept many fans from attending who wished to. Furthermore, the Pit Party and several other important parts of the event could not happen due to required social distancing and other health/safety measures. These factors would have prevented the event from reaching its full potential.

As such, both parties agreed to cancel the event. Several other Monster Truck Throwdown events at other venues had previously been cancelled because of the pandemic. All advance ticket that had already been purchased will be refunded in full.

"It's disappointing for sure," WMMP managing partner Cris Michaud said. "We know there were a lot of people looking forward to the event. However, if you're going to do a show like this, you want to do it the right way. Hopefully, next year things will have progressed to the point that we're able to."

Track officials are currently planning a new Independence Day weekend celebration that would include racing on both Friday and Saturday. They expect more information will be announced in the next day or two.

"We're just waiting to get a couple contracts officially signed," Michaud said. "Trust us when we say the event we're working on is one that racing fans won't want to miss."

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com.  You can also follow us on Facebook at @WhiteMtnMotorsports.
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Big Events, Growing Fields
Expected for WMMP in 2020
N. Woodstock, NH - 4-1-20 - The 28th season of racing at North Woodstock's White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) is closing in. With 22 events on the calendar, the track's "Thunder in the Mountains" moniker will ring true every weekend this summer.

Barring further local or national developments, the season opener is currently scheduled for Sunday, May 10. From there, numerous major shows are scheduled for fans of all types of auto racing. Three visits are planned for the Pro All Stars Series while the American-Canadian Tour will visit twice.

Elsewhere, the Modified Racing Series makes its long-awaited return on September 5 while the Monster Truck Throwdown has a doubleheader on July 4 and 5. Add in the North East Mini Stock Tour, Street Stock Showdown Series, New England Antique Racers, NELCAR Legends, and Senior Tour Auto Racers, and WMMP will be the epicenter of Northeast-based touring series.

Big things are on the docket for WMMP's weekly racing schedule, too. Every division at the track is expected to maintain or increase its car count from a year ago with most of the stars returning. By adding more cars to the already-exciting racing, Saturday nights will be a treat to fans in the region.

The story remains the same in the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models: seeing whether a driver can top Quinny Welch. The Groveton veteran claimed his fifth straight track championship and eighth overall. With five wins and a perfect record of top-5, Welch showed no signs of slowing down, making him and early favorite for both another WMMP title and for the inaugural New England Late Model Challenge Cup presented by American Racer.

Still, Welch has plenty of competition. Four of his closest challengers from 2019 are also registered for the coming season. Five-time WMMP champion Stacy Cahoon of St. Johnsbury, VT, affable old hand Mike "Beetle" Bailey of S. Barre, VT, many-time winner Oren Remick of Monroe, NH, and former Riverside Speedway Champion Jeff Marshall of Gilman, VT all have something to say about the 2020 title. Meanwhile, number-five point man Scott Corey will turn his car over to Waterford, VT's Andy Hill, who utterly dominated the Dwarf Car division the last two seasons. Barre, VT's Stephen Donahue missed several races in 2019 but will be a threat if he runs the full 2020 campaign. Moultonborough's Matt Morrill made great strides last season while several intriguing new names have been added to the roster.

The Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers will look to grow in numbers in 2020 to match the impressive racing they put on. Barton, VT's Shane Sicard returns to defend his title after coming off an eight-win season. Plainfield, VT's Michael Potter and Gilmanton, NH's Jody Sicard, the second- and third-place runners overall, are eager to close the gap. Regional racer David Ofsuryk is planning to join the Tiger wars with others circulating in the rumor mill.

The Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series also returns in 2020 with new sponsorship from Jon Parks Tractor. The series was highly successful last year, with several Thunder Road racers such as champion Jason Woodard taking on the best of WMMP. Big fields and bigger action are expected once again for these 75-lap events.

In the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini's, it remains to be seen who will reign this year. While 2020 runner-up Ryan Ware of Littleton has registered for the new season, champion Dustin Jackson of Bethlehem has not. Should Jackson return, it would not be surprising for the two to go down to the wire again.

Division-wide numbers are anticipated to be strong either way. Barton, VT's Adam Sicard, the 2018 champion, will try to take the title back. Promising 2019 rookies such as Gavin McGinnis, Jillian Baumgardner, and Andrew Kachmarik are returning for another season along with more experienced hands Brett Jackson, Dave Driscoll, Joe Giddings, and Keri Driscoll.

The most wide-open class may well be the 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars. Defending champion Andy Hill is moving up to the Late Models and taking six of the division's nine wins with him. Proven runners such as "Downtown" Bobby Brown, Norm Forest, Jason Wyman, Kevin Wyman, and Tommy Smithers are ready to fill the void.

Youth will again be served with a 13-event schedule for the Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks. Racers such as Thomas Smithers VI, Dominic Warren, and Matthew Knowlton may not yet be able to get their driver's licenses, but they're old enough to entertain racing fans on the high banks.

The 2020 White Mountain Motorsports Park Season is slated to begin on Saturday, May 9 at 6:00pm. All five divisions have a full card of racing to kick off the 28th season of racing. The annual Car Show will also be held from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Admission is just $12 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and $25 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids). The event schedule remains subject to change pending further developments.

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963 or media@acttour.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at @WhiteMtnMotorsports.
 
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Kids Junior Champ Kart Program
Coming to WMMP in 2020
N. Woodstock, NH - 1-27-20 - White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) officials have announced that a Junior Champ Kart youth racing program is being added to the track's 2020 racing season. The summer program will allow young racers to take the wheel of go-kart-style cars and get a taste of racing action in a supportive environment.

A nine-race schedule has been set for the Junior Champ Kart series between May and September. All events will be held on Saturday mornings with the weekly stock car racing program following in most cases.

The program will be similar to that of the Junior Champ Kart series that has been in action at Barre, VT's Thunder Road since 2016. Division rules are identical with youngsters ages 5 to 14 allowed to compete at WMMP. Each event is a stand-alone event with no season-long points awarded.

"This is designed to be a fun program for everyone involved," WMMP managing partner Cris Michaud said. "The Junior Champ Karts have been a big success at Thunder Road the past four years -- in part because of the format. It's something families can do together, and by not awarding points, it allows everyone to focus on having fun and learning the ropes of racing without stress. We're confident the program will be just as successful at WMMP."

Two open practices will be held on Saturday, May 16 and Saturday, May 23. The Junior Champ Kart season officially begins on Saturday, May 30. Additional events have been scheduled for June 6, June 20, June 27, July 11, August 1, August 15, August 22, and September 12. A Family Fun Day and barbeque to celebrate the season is set for Saturday, September 26.

The pits are tentatively scheduled to open at 9:30am for all events. Practice and racing will follow. More schedule times and other information will be announced at a later date.

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963 or media@acttour.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at @WhiteMtnMotorsports.

2020 White Mountain Motorsports Park
Junior Champ Kart Schedule

# DAY - DATE - PITS OPEN
- Sat - May 16 - 9:30am  (Practice Day)
- Sat - May 23 - 9:30am   (Practice Day)
1 Sat - May 30 - 9:30am
2 Sat - Jun 06 - 9:30am
3 Sat - Jun 20 - 9:30am
4 Sat - Jun 27 - 9:30am
5 Sat - Jul 11 - 9:30am
6 Sat - Aug 01 - 9:30am
7 Sat - Aug 15 - 9:30am
8 Sat - Aug 22 - 9:30am
9 Sat - Sep 12 - 9:30am
- Sat - Fun Day & BBQ - Sep 26 - TBA
Schedule Subject to Change
2020 WMMP GO-KARTING SCHEDULE PDF
2020 GO-KARTING RULES - 01-28-2020
2020 GO-KARTING LICENSE APPLICATION
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Sunoco Named Official Fuel of
ACT, Thunder Road, and WMMP
Waterbury, VT - 1-22-20 - The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and its sanctioned tracks will all be fueled by Sunoco beginning in the 2020 season. New England Racing Fuel, the official New England distributor of Sunoco race fuels, has signed a multi-year agreement to make Sunoco the Official Fuel of ACT, Barre, VT's Thunder Road Speedbowl, and N. Woodstock, NH's White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP).

Sunoco and New England Racing Fuel will replace VP Racing Fuels at ACT and Thunder Road, which had been the official fuel of both since 2012. They were already the official fuel supplier of WMMP, which is entering its second year of ACT sanctioning.

As part of the agreement, Sunoco standard 110 octane fuel will now be available for purchase at all Thunder Road and WMMP racing events. Sunoco fuel will also be presented as part of several contingency awards and year-end bonuses. This includes the Sunoco Hard Charger awards for all ACT Late Model Tour events, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger events at Thunder Road, and Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tiger events at WMMP.

"We are very pleased to begin this new chapter as the Official Fuel of ACT, Thunder Road, and WMMP," New England Racing Fuel President and COO John Holland said. "New England Racing Fuel has a long tradition of serving racers throughout Northern New England, and ACT racers will benefit from the consistency and widespread availability of our Sunoco Race Fuels. We are confident this is the beginning of a long and mutually successful partnership."

"We're looking forward to this new partnership," ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. "We had a great relationship with VP Racing Fuels and certainly wish them the best going forward. At the same time, we think Sunoco and New England Racing Fuel have a lot to offer our teams, and we're excited to see what the coming years bring."

Sunoco is one of the leading North American suppliers of automotive fuels and other petroleum projects. The company was founded in 1886 in Pittsburgh, PA and is currently headquartered in Dallas, TX. Their fuels are used in commuter vehicles, auto racing, powersports, agricultural equipment, and other engine-powered machines. Sunoco also the official fuel of NASCAR, the National Hot Rod Association, the Sports Car Club of America, and more than 50 other national, regional, and local racing series.

New England Racing Fuel is the official regional distributor of Sunoco race fuel. The Burlington, CT-based company supplies race tracks throughout New England with Sunoco fuel and offers many other Sunoco products, such as pre-mixed small engine fuels, for direct order. They are also an authorized dealer of Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil and other top automotive brands. Visit nerfinc.com or email newenglandracingfuel@snet.net to learn more.

For more information on ACT, contact the offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour. Those who wish to learn more about Thunder Road can email media@thunderroadvt.com,  visit www.thunderroadvt.com, or follow on Facebook and Twitter at @ThunderRoadVT. For more about White Mountain Motorsports Park, "like" them on Facebook at @WhiteMtnMotorsports.
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