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White Mountain Motorsports Park will host a 20-event schedule in 2020 with several major touring series plus special events for weekly divisions such as the Strictly Stock Minis. (Mark Alan Sumner Photo)
WMMP Sets 2020
Racing Calendar
N. Woodstock, NH - 12-3-19 - White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) has officially set the 2020 racing schedule for teams and fans. The track's 28th season of racing currently has 20 events planned with several additions and changes from the previous year.

The WMMP season officially opens on Saturday, May 9. The annual Car Show will be held at the track that morning from 10:00am-12:00pm. It will be followed by an open practice for all divisions with post time at 6:00pm. All Saturday events will start at 6:00pm in 2020 except for those held on major race weekends at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The following weekend, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models will make their first visit of the season for a special Sunday afternoon show. The PASS 150 presented by 7-Eleven of Lincoln, NH is slated for Sunday, May 17 at 1:00pm.

PASS will make two other visits to WMMP in 2020. Their second 150-lapper of the year in the White Mountains is Saturday, July 18. The third visit is set for Saturday, September 19, which will also include the PASS Modifieds and Honey Badger Bar & Grill Street Stock Series.

This season includes the return of the Modified Racing Series (MRS) to WMMP for the first time since 2005. The 100-lap event will be held on Saturday, July 4 as part of the Independence Day spectacular with the annual holiday fireworks.

The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) is again making two trips to WMMP. The Caron Fabrication Spring Green 120 is slated to Saturday, June 13. The GoMotorsportsShop.com NELCAR Legends Tour is also on the card that night. NELCAR will make a second visit on Saturday, August 22.

The ACT Late Model Tour returns on Saturday, August 8 for the third annual Midsummer 250. The $10,000-to-win event is fast becoming one of the biggest events on the Northeast Late Model racing schedule.

Saturday, July 25 will be a "Night for the Little Guys". Both the North East Mini Stock Tour and Street Stock Showdown Series will be in town for a pair of 50-lap specials. The Foley Oil & Propane Late Models will be given the night off as they prepare for the Coca-Cola New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 and the Midsummer 250 the following two weeks. The Late Models also have 100-lap specials as part of Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, respectively.

The Triple Crown Series for the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers  returns in 2020 after a successful first season. The three-race series will be contested on May 30, June 27, and August 22, respectively. A Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini Special is set for Saturday, September 12 while the 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars have a special event on Saturday, August 15.

The 2020 season hits the halfway mark with the Country Camper Midseason Championships on Saturday, July 11. The weekly champions will be crowned at the Championship Night season finale on Saturday, September 26.

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.

# DAY DATE - TIME - EVENT
-- Sat April 25 - Noon to4:00pm - Practice for All Divisions
-- Sat May 9 - 10:00am to Noon - Annual Car Show
                        1:30 to 5:30pm - Open Practice
1 Sat May 9 - 6:00pm - Season Opener
2 Sun May 17 - 1:00pm - PASS 150
3 Sat May 23 - 6:00pm - LM Spring Board 100
4 Sat May 30 - 6:00pm - Jon Parks Tractor Flying Tiger Triple Crown #1
5 Sat Jun 6 - 6:00pm - Regular Event + Kids Rides
6 Sat Jun 13 - 6:00pm - ACT Spring Green 120  & NELCAR Legends
7 Sat Jun 20 - 6:00pm - Regular + Kids Rides + Senior Tour Auto Racers
8 Sat Jun 27 - 6:00pm - Jon Parks Tractor Flying Tiger Triple Crown #2
9 Fri Jul 3 - 6:00pm - Regular Event -  Holiday Fireworks
                                     presented by Foley Oil & Propane

10 Sat July 4 - Night - The Monster Truck Throwdown
11 Sun July 5 - Afternoon - The Monster Truck Throwdown
10 Sat Jul 11 - 6:00pm - Mid-Season Championships
11 Sat Jul 18 - 7:00pm - PASS 150
12 Sat Jul 25 - 6:00pm - North East Mini Stock Tour & Street Stock Showdown Series
13 Sat Aug 1 - 6:00pm - NH Governor's Cup 150
                                         presented by Coca Cola of New England
14 Sat Aug 8 - 6:00pm - Midsummer 250 - ACT Late Model Tour ($10,000 to win)
15 Sat Aug 15 - 6:00pm - Dwarf Car Special presented by 7-Eleven of Lincoln, NH
16 Sat Aug 22 - 6:00pm - Jon Parks Tractor Flying Tiger Triple Crown #3
   
                                      + NELCAR Legends
-- Sat Aug 29 - Track Closed for Oxford 250 Weekend
17 Sat Sep 5 - 6:00pm - LM Leaf Peepers 100 + Modified Racing Series
                                        presented by Caron Fabrication
18 Sat Sep 12 - 6:00pm - Strictly Stock Mini Special + NEAR
19 Sat Sep 19 - 6:00pm - PASS 150 + PASS Mods & Honey Badger Street Stock Series
20 Sat Sep 26 - 6:00pm - Championship Night

PRINTABLE 2020 WMMP SCHEDULE PDF HERE
 
Monster Truck Throwdown
Coming to WMMP for
Independence Day Weekend
Modified Racing Series Event
Moved to Friday Night
Monster Truck Advanced Ticket Order Form
N. Woodstock, NH - 1-2-20 - A new kind of fireworks has been added to this year's Independence Day weekend in the White Mountains. The Monster Truck Throwdown will visit N. Woodstock, NH's White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5, bringing its unique brand of thrills and excitement to the region.

Two separate monster truck shows are set for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Both will include a variety of matches such as side-by-side course racing, wheelie competitions, donut competitions, and freestyle. Half a dozen trucks will be in action, including an appearance by the popular Crustacean (or "Crushstation") team. A motorcycle freestyle show is also planned.

Tickets for each Monster Truck Throwdown event at WMMP are $20 for adults, $10 for kids ages 3-12, and $50 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids). Advance tickets are available for purchase by calling the WMMP offices at (802) 244-6963 ext. 4.

Due to the addition of the Monster Truck Throwdown, the Modified Racing Series Independence Day 100 has been moved to Friday, July 3 at 6:00pm. The Friday night show also includes weekly WMMP racing action plus the annual holiday fireworks. The updated schedule of events is available on the WMMP website.

"This will be a new experience for many fans in this area," WMMP managing partner Cris Michaud said. "There have previously been monster trucks at WMMP, but the Monster Truck Throwdown takes things to another level. It's a great show for the whole family and a perfect way to spend the holidays. With the Modified Racing Series on Friday and the Monster Truck Throwdown on Saturday and Sunday, fans can enjoy an entire weekend of fun at the track."

The Monster Truck Throwdown was founded in 2013 and is the leading organizer of professional outdoor monster truck events in North America. Their 2020 schedule includes events spanning the continent from Alberta to North Carolina. They are committed to providing
an affordable family experience with high-flying thrills from larger-than-life machines and superstar drivers.

As part of their fan-friendly mission, a pre-event Pit Party is held at each venue. This allows fans of all ages to see the vehicles up close, meet drivers for autographs and photos, and even go for monster truck rides in some cases. Visit www.monstertruckthrowdown.com to learn more.

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.
Monster Truck Advanced Ticket Order Form
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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Thunder Road, WMMP
Return to Berlin Mall for
Car Show This Weekend
Barre, VT - 2-24-20 - This weekend, racing fans in Vermont can get an early start on the 2020 season. Race cars from Barre, VT's Thunder Road and N. Woodstock, NH's White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) will be on display at the Berlin Mall Car Show in central Vermont this Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 1.

For the second straight year, fans and Berlin Mall customers can get up close with cars they'll see racing throughout Vermont and New Hampshire this year. This year's Berlin Mall Car Show is even bigger than the 2019 edition with nine cars slated to appear.

The line-up includes cars from the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors, and Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis. Two go-karts will also be displayed from the Junior Champ Kart kid's program at Thunder Road and WMMP.

Once they've seen the cars, fans can stick around and watch some racing. Aaron's of Barre, VT has provided a big-screen TV to show Thunder Road events from the 2018 and 2019 seasons filmed by CVTSport.net. A Race to Read table will be set up on Saturday, February 29 for kids to learn more about the popular literacy program and sign up for this year's reading challenges.

"Even with the snow on the ground, the local racing season will be here before you know it," Thunder Road and WMMP managing partner Cris Michaud said. "The Berlin Mall Car Show is a great way to build excitement and give fans a preview of the coming season. It's at a location most of our fans can get to easily and where teams can also catch the eyes of new fans. We had a lot of fun at the Berlin Mall last year and are looking forward to being back this weekend."

The Berlin Mall Car Show is set for Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 1 during normal mall hours. The mall is open on Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm and on Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. It is centrally located at 282 Berlin Mall Road in Berlin, VT off Interstate 89 exit 7.

Thunder Road opens its 2020 racing season with the 22nd Community Bank N.A. 150 featuring the American-Canadian Tour on Sunday, May 3 at 1:30pm. The White Mountain Motorsports Park season opener is set for Saturday, May 9 at 6:00pm.

For more information, contact the Thunder Road/WMMP offices at
(802) 244-6963, media@thunderroadvt.com , or visit www.thunderroadvt.com.

 You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ThunderRoadVT or @WhiteMtnMotorsports.
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2019
Photo by Daniel Holben/Big D's Photo
WMMP Releases 2019 Racing Schedule
N. Woodstock, NH - White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) has officially released the 2019 schedule of events for the 1/4-mile oval. The 19-event schedule includes visits from multiple regional touring series as well as a number of special events for the track's local divisions throughout the spring and summer.

WMMP opens its 2019 campaign on Saturday, May 11 with a busy day of action. The day starts out with the annual Car Show from 10:00am to noon at the speedway. An open practice session will follow from 1:00 to 5:00pm. The track then goes right into its season-opening event at 6:00pm with the Spring Green 119 for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), where the Tour regulars will run toe-to-toe against the Foley Propane & Oil Late Model standouts.

ACT will make a second visit to WMMP on Saturday, August 3 for the $10,000-to-win Midsummer 250. The event made its debut this past September and returns in 2019 to give both local and regional Late Model stars a shot at a five-figure payday.

A number of other exciting events await racers and fans from late May through early October. The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models will make two visits to the venerable speedway. The first 150-lap event is set for Saturday, July 20 and the second one will be Saturday, September 21.

Meanwhile, tour-type Modifieds make their triumphant return on Saturday, August 10 with the Thunder in the Mountains 125 presented by New England Race Fuels. Another major addition to the schedule is a season-ending Enduro 200 on Saturday, October 5.

In addition to the two ACT Late Model Tour visits, two other special weekly Late Model events are on tap. The annual Independence Day 100 will return on Saturday, July 6. The night will also feature the New England Legend Cars along with the holiday fireworks. WMMP will also host the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 for the first time later that month on Saturday, July 27.

Saturday, May 18 will be the opener for the new Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series. Three 75-lap events are scheduled for the Tiger class. The second round of the Triple Crown Series will be held Saturday, June 29 with the final round on Saturday, August 17.

The Strictly Minis will also enter the spotlight with a pair of extra-distance, $500-to-win events. The first event will be Saturday, June 8, while the second will be Saturday, October 5 as part of the Enduro 200. Visits from the New England Antique Racers and Senior Tour Auto Racers are also in the cards.

All told, the track is scheduled for competition on 16 out of 17 Saturdays between early May and early September. This year, the track will be closed on Oxford 250 Weekend so fans and competitors can attend the event without missing out on their weekly championship chases.

WMMP will crown its champions on Saturday, September 7. The second PASS 150 on September 21 and the Enduro 200 on October 5 conclude the season. Throughout the year, regular weekly events will go to post at 6:30pm with earlier start times for select special events.

The 2019 ACT Late Model rules have also been released and are available on the WMMP track website. Officials expect to release the rules for all other divisions by Thanksgiving.

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963 or visit www.whitemountainmotorsports.com.
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2019 White Mountain Motorsports Park Schedule of Events

#   DAY DATE     TIME                          EVENT
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Fri. May 3       4:00pm to 8:00pm - Open Practice
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Sat. May 4      Noon to 4:00pm - Open Practice
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Sun. May 5     11:30am to 3:30pm - Bullring Bash Practice
--  Sat. May 11    10:00am to Noon - Annual Car Show
                            1:00pm to 5:00pm - Open Practice
1   Sat. May 11    6:00pm - Caron Fabrication Spring Green 119 - ACT Late Model Tour
2   Sat. May 18    6:30pm - Flying Tiger Triple Crown #1 (75 Laps)
3   Sat. May 25    6:30pm - LM Springboard 100
4   Sat. June 1     6:30pm - Scout Night - Kids Rides 3 to 4pm - NEAR - SSSS
5   Sat. June 8     6:30pm - $500-to-Win Strictly Minis
6   Sun. June 16  1:00pm - Battle at the Banks 125 - Bullring Bash Event
7   Sat. June 22   6:30pm - Regular Event
8   Sat. June 29   6:30pm - Flying Tiger Triple Crown #2 (75 laps)
9   Sat. July 6       6:30pm - Foley Oil & Propane 100, NELCAR, Holiday Fireworks
10  Sat. July 13    6:30pm - NH Country Campers Mid-Season Championships
11  Sat. July 20    7:00pm  - PASS 150 presented by New England Racing Fuel
12  Sat. July 27    6:30pm - New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 presented by
                                             Coca Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England

13  Sat. Aug. 3     6:00pm - Midsummer 250 - ACT Late Model Tour ($10,000 to win)
14  Sat. Aug. 10   6:00pm - Battle at the Banks 125 - Bullring Bash Event
15  Sat. Aug. 17   6:30pm - Flying Tiger Triple Crown #3 (75 laps)
--    Sat. Aug. 24       - -        Track Closed for Oxford 250 Weekend
16   Sat. Aug. 31  6:30pm - LM Leaf Peepers 100 & Senior Tour Auto Racers
17   Sat. Sept. 7   6:30pm - Championship Night for All Divisions
18   Sat. Sept. 21 6:30pm - PASS 150, PASS Mods, Honey Badger
                                              Street Stock Series
19   Sat. Oct. 5     1:00pm - Enduro 200 - NEMST - $500-to-Win Strictly Minis
                                              presented by Rusty's & Son Towing & Recovery

Schedule subject to change                                                                 

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Photo by Mark Alan Sumner

WMMP 2019 Championship
Chases Taking Shape

N. Woodstock, NH - The opening bell of the 2019 White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) season is less than two weeks away. The Caron Fabrication Spring Green 119 on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00pm will feature all the track's weekly divisions and serves as the kickoff for this year's championship battles.

For years in the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models, two names have entered every season as the favorites. Groveton's Quinny Welch won his seventh overall track championship and fourth straight in 2018. St. Johnsbury, VT's Stacy Cahoon has five titles to his credit and finished second to Welch last year. Both are signed up for the 2019 campaign in pursuit of another title.

But they will have plenty of challengers to the throne. Berlin, NH's Cody LeBlanc is one of the accomplished racers joining the weekly Late Model wars this season. LeBlanc is a former champion in the track's Strictly Stock Mini division and won the 2018 North East Mini Stock Tour championship. This year he will take the wheel of Mark Potter's #55 machine at WMMP.

Many of last year's other top weekly runners will also be back. Multi-time winner Oren Remick of Monroe, 2018 Rookie of the Year Matthew Morrill of Moultonborough, veteran campaigner Jerry Lesage of Winooski, VT, and Scott Corey of Danville, VT are all anticipated to return after finishing in the top-10 in points. Racers such as W. Burke, VT's Jesse Switser and Thornton's David LaBrecque will be seen in action as well.

The Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers are expected to grow in 2019. The top-3 point drivers from 2019 have all signed up for another season, including defending champion Shane Sicard of Barton, VT, runner-up Kaleb Rogers of Glover, VT, and Nathaniel Parkin of Bradford, VT. Sicard's brother Jody is rejoining the Flying Tiger wars as is Whitefield's Christian Laflamme and Plainfield, VT's Michael Potter.

New names on the roster for 2019 include Littleton, NH's Stephen Clark and Groveton's Jerrad Ledger. Many Thunder Road Flying Tiger veterans are also planning to compete at least part-time at WMMP. More than half a dozen such drivers have already registered for the Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series, and with the tracks now sharing a common rules package, anyone from Thunder Road could show up on any given Saturday night.

The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis are shaping up to potentially be the biggest division at WMMP. An impressive 22 names are already on the roster as of press time. Defending Strictly Stock Mini Champion Adam Sicard of Barton, VT is returning, as are fellow top 2018 runners Nate Walton of Derby Line, VT, John Knight of Franklin, Brett Jackson of Bethlehem, and Colby Bourgeois of St. Johnsbury, VT.

A number of new faces will also be seen in the Strictly Stock Mini pits. Littleton's Tyler Thompson has moved up from the Kids Trucks as has N. Woodstock's Jillian Baumgardner. Berlin's Keith Lord, Canaan's Richard Stockwell, St. Johnsbury, VT's Gavin McGinnis, and Waterford, VT's Joe Giddings are among the other new names.

The Dwarf Cars have a nine-race schedule in 2019 and will make every event count. Last year's champion Andy Hill of Waterford, VT and Tommy Smithers of Gilmanton are both back for another go. Dunbarton's Norm Forest, Lincoln's Bobby Brown, and Worcester, VT's Ethan Tyrrell will be behind the wheel once again as will Easton's Jason Wyman and Bath's Kevin Wyman.

The Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks are not racing for points, but they still have 12 events on the calendar for young racers to get experience on the high banks. Owen Boucher will continue hauling all the way from Berwick, ME to race on Saturday nights. He'll be joined by Gilmanton's Thomas Smithers VI along with a host of Vermont youths such as Barton, VT's Damion Sicard and Colchester, VT's Ryan Bevins.

White Mountain Motorsports Park opens its 27th racing season on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00pm with the Caron Fabrication Spring Green 119. All divisions will be in action with the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models joined by the stars of the American-Canadian Tour. Admission is $20 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. The annual Car Show from 10:00am-12:00pm opens the day with practice for all divisions from 1:00-5:00pm.

For more information, contact the WMMP offices at (802) 244-6963.
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Photo by Mark Alan Sumner
Lane Choice Coming
to WMMP Restarts
N. Woodstock, NH - The restarts at White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) may look a little different in 2019. Track officials announced today that "lane choice" is being implemented this year for most WMMP weekly divisions.

Under the new lineup procedure, the leader of the race will get to choose whether they line up on the inside or outside for all restarts. The driver directly behind him will then line up next to them in the opposite line. The third car on back will go inside-outside as previously done. WMMP's previous procedures required the leader to line up on the inside regardless of preference.

Lane choice will be granted at WMMP this year on restarts for all qualifying events and features in the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models, Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis, and Dwarf Cars. It will not apply to the initial start of any event.

The lane choice procedure will not be implemented in the Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks. It also will not be in place for the Late Models at the two American-Canadian Tour (ACT) events as the ACT Late Model Tour does not use lane choice.

"In recent years, the outside groove at WMMP has frequently been the preferred line," WMMP managing partner Cris Michaud said. "As a result, the leader was often actually at a disadvantage on starts and restarts. I come from a school of racing that has never had lane choice, so this is something new for me as well. However, I also believe the leader deserves a fair shake when the green flag flies. We think the new procedure will be an overall benefit for the track."

WMMP opens its season on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00pm with the Caron Fabrication Spring Green 119. The ACT Late Tour makes the first of two 2019 visits to the track and will take on the Foley Oil & Propane Late Model standouts. The Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis, Dwarf Cars, and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks will also be in action. Admission is $20 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under.

The event will wrap up a busy Saturday at WMMP. The day begins with the annual Car Show at the track from 10:00am-noon. Practice for all divisions will follow from 1:00-5:00pm.

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963.
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Photo by Mark Alan Sumner
Interest Growing for New
Flying Tiger Triple Crown
N. Woodstock, NH - One of the newest additions to the White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) schedule for 2019 is already drawing interest from teams inside and outside the Kancamagus region. Entries are steadily arriving for the new Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series that will feature the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers in a trifecta of long-distance events.

With three 75-lap features and a separate point fund in store, the Triple Crown Series offers a chance for Flying Tiger drivers to enjoy the spotlight at the North Woodstock speedway. WMMP has hosted big one-off Flying Tiger events in the past such as the Twin 75s during last September's 25th-anniversay celebration. The track also was once an annual stop on the ACT Tiger Tour. But the Triple Crown provides a season-long stage for weekly competitors to dazzle fans while also welcoming invaders from other tracks.

Drivers are starting to take notice of the new series. Defending Flying Tiger track champion Shane Sicard of Barton, VT was one of the first racers to commit to the new series. Sicard is a veteran of Tiger racing at WMMP and will look to add another championship trophy to his mantle.

Sicard will be joined by his brother Jody in the Triple Crown chase. Jody has competed in nearly every division WMMP has to offer and will return to the Tigers in 2019 for the new series. Fellow veteran Michael Potter of Plainfield, VT, who has been a regular in Tiger-type divisions for decades, is also on the early entry list.

These and other WMMP standouts will be joined by a number of Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger racers from Barre, VT's Thunder Road. The Triple Crown was born in the wake of the highly successful Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series at WMMP's sister speedway. With both tracks now unified under the same Flying Tiger rules, the door is wide open for drivers to run both series.

Racers are already rolling through that door. Father-son duo Mike and Stephen Martin of Craftsbury Common, VT were the first Thunder Road regulars to enter the WMMP series. Mike Martin was the inaugural Myers Triple Crown Champion at Thunder Road in 2017. Stephen is the track's defending Allen Lumber Street Stock Champion.

A father-daughter duo joins them in the form of Waterbury Ctr., VT's Jason and Kelsea Woodard. Jason is a two-time Thunder Road Flying Tiger Champion while Kelsea was a top-10 point driver in her rookie season. E. Burke, VT's Colin Cornell, who ran Tigers weekly at WMMP for two seasons, has also entered the series and will return to his former haunts.

The Flying Tiger Triple Crown debuts Saturday, May 18 at 6:30pm on 7-Eleven of Lincoln Night. Additional events are scheduled for Saturday, June 29 and Saturday, August 17.

WMMP opens the 2019 season on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00pm with the Caron Fabrication Spring Green 119. The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) makes the first of two visits this season to join the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models in action. The Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis, Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks, and Dwarf Cars are also on the card. Admission is $25 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under.

The WMMP Car Show is also May 11 from 10:00am-12:00pm. It will be followed by open practice for all division from 1:00-5:00pm.

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963.
Photo by Mark Alan Sumner
New Sponsors, Growing Rosters
Highlight Busy WMMP Offseason
N. Woodstock, NH - 2-25-19 - The 27th season of racing at N. Woodstock's White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) is already shaping up to be a big one. Interest from teams, fans, and sponsors is rapidly growing as WMMP enters its first year of ownership under former racer Cris Michaud and businessman Pat Malone.

A number of new sponsors have already inked agreements to be part of the upcoming season at the track that sits near the Kancamagus Highway. New England Racing Fuel and Sunoco Race Fuel were one of the first new partners to sign on as they will sponsor the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) event on Saturday, July 20. The track has also agreed to event sponsorships with 7-Eleven Convenience Store of Lincoln, New Hampshire Country Campers of Epsom, and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England.

Several other major sponsors are returning to WMMP in 2019. Four of the five division entitlement sponsors are already confirmed to return in 2019. This includes the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models, Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis, and Dad's 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks. Negotiations are ongoing with Bank of New Hampshire to return with the Dwarf Cars.

Foley Oil & Propane of Belmont has also expanded its involvement with their sponsorship of the Independence Day Late Model 100 on Saturday, July 6. Caron Fabrication of Groveton, who sponsored a weekly event in 2018, has stepped up to be the presenting sponsor of the season-opening Spring Green 119 for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), giving them an even bigger presence at the speedway.

Along with the greater interest from businesses in the region has come interest from race teams. License applications are arriving steadily with the opener still nearly three months away. The Strictly Stock Mini registration numbers are particularly impressive with 15 drivers already signed up for 2019. This includes defending champion Adam Sicard along with other top 2018 runners such as Nate Walton, John Knight, and Brett Jackson.

The Flying Tiger numbers are expected to grow in 2019. The WMMP and Thunder Road Flying Tigers will have the same rules this upcoming season in response to testing done throughout 2018. This change, along with the new Flying Tiger Triple Crown, was made to encourage drivers racing at both tracks. Early Tiger registrants include defending champion Shane Sicard, last year's number three point driver Nate Parkin, and frequent contender Christian Laflamme. David Baron Jr., the son of former Tiger racer David Baron Sr., has also registered.

Several top Late Model competitors from 2018 have already purchased their licenses for 2019. This includes ageless veteran Stacy Cahoon, rising star Stephen Donahue, former champion Oren Remick, and 2018 breakout performer Paul Newcomb Jr. Dwarf Car registrations have arrived from big names such as Jason Wyman, Kevin Wyman, and Tommy Smithers.

WMMP will have much more on the upcoming season in the coming weeks. Many big events have already been announced for the 2019 campaign, including two visits each for the ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models; the return of Tour-type Modifieds with a pair of Bullring Bash events; the New Hampshire Governor's Cup for the Late Models; and the season-ending Enduro 200 and 4-Cylinder Nationals. Contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963 for more information.
WMMP Kids Trucks Schedule
Announced for 2019
N. Woodstock, NH - 1-23-19 -  White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) officials have announced the Kids Trucks division schedule for the 2019 season. The youth division will compete 12 times this year, giving 11-15 year-olds the opportunity to learn the ropes of stock-car racing in a fun, accepting environment.

The Kids Trucks open their season as part of WMMP Opening Day on Saturday, May 11. They will also compete on May 18 and May 25. Their first off-week will be Saturday, June 1.

The division will also be given the week off on June 16, July 20, August 3, and August 10. These dates were all chosen because of touring series visits or other special events that create a full card of racing. The Trucks will conclude their season on Saturday, September 7 as part of Championship Night.

"We think a 12-event schedule is about the right amount for this division," WMMP co-owner Cris Michaud said. "We want to give kids plenty of chances to race while also having time to go on vacation and do other fun things during the summer. A lot of top racers in the region have come out of the Kids Trucks, and we're eager to see what happens this year."

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963..

White Mountain Motorsports Park
2019 Kids Trucks Schedule

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# - Day - Date - Time
1 - Saturday, May 11 - 6:00pm
2 - Saturday, May 18 - 6:30pm
3 - Saturday, May 25 - 6:30pm
4 - Saturday,  June 8 - 6:30pm
5 - Saturday, June 22 - 6:30pm
6 - Saturday, June 29 - 6:30pm
7 - Saturday, July 6 - 6:30pm
8 - Saturday,  July 13 - 6:30pm
9 - Saturday,  July 20 - 7:00pm
10 - Saturday, August 17 - 6:30pm
11 - Saturday, August 31 - 6:30pm
12 - Saturday, September 7 - 6:30pm
Hodgdon, May Appointed WMMP
Tech Inspectors for 2019
N. Woodstock, NH - 1-21-19 - White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) will have two new faces manning the track's tech shed during the 2019 season. Track officials announced today that Stephen Hodgdon and Skip May have been appointed as technical inspectors for weekly racing at the speedway.

Hodgdon and May will oversee pre- and post-race inspection in the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models, Flying Tigers, Strictly Minis, and Kids Trucks. Each will be considered Co-Chief Technical Inspector for WMMP.

Both men have extensive experience in Northeast auto racing as drivers, car owners, and crew members. Hodgdon spent several years racing in the Flying Tigers at WMMP and has also competed at Groveton's Speedway 51 and Barre, VT's Thunder Road. May spent many years in the Flying Tigers at Thunder Road in the 1980s and 1990s and has remained a presence in the pit area at tracks around the region.

"We're glad to have both Stephen and Skip come aboard at WMMP," track co-owner Cris Michaud. "They have a lot of knowledge about the cars we race, and they're already familiar faces to most of the WMMP pits, which will help with the transition. We believe they're going to be a real asset to the speedway."

The track also announced that "Skippy" Trudeau will return as Head Technical Inspector for the Dwarf Cars. Trudeau has worked at WMMP for some 20 years and will be at his familiar post in the Dwarf Car tech area once again this season.

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963.
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Weir Motorsports and Andy Shaw
Join Bullring Bash For 2019 Season
Attleboro, MA - 1-16-19 - Continuing a successful partnership that reaches back for nearly 25 years, driver Andy Shaw will return to action for Weir Motorsports in the 2019 Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge. Shaw will run in the Modified class, and will once again drive owner David Weir's #66 KDW Landscaping/Mayhan Antiques/Sumner Sessions Excavations car.

"What drew us to the Bullring Bash was the fact that a lot of the tracks are tracks we've raced on," said Shaw. "We come from a PASS Modified and Super Late Model background, so we've raced at those tracks, and I actually consider White Mountain (Motorsports Park) as one of my home tracks--it's 45 minutes from my house, and the closest racetrack to my house. I have a lot of experience there, and I feel like the tracks are a good fit. Modified racing doesn't generally come up this way, so we're excited to have them somewhat close to where we live.

"We're very excited to get to a track where we have a lot of familiarity with how the track races," added owner David Weir. "Andy has a lot of laps at the places down south, but he has way more laps at places like White Mountains and Thunder Road. They're 100% handling and driver tracks. You can't just mash the gas and make up for it down the straightaway--you have to have a lot of finesse, especially at Thunder Road. There's a unique line there, and you have to learn it."

"We're excited to welcome Weir Motorsports and Andy Shaw to the Bullring Bash for our inaugural 2019 season," said Bullring Bash founder Josh Vanada. "It's exciting for fans at White Mountain and Thunder Road to have local favorites to root for, especially when we're bringing Modified racing back to these tracks for the first time in a number of years. To have Andy and David, with a New Hampshire-based effort, be one of the first teams to commit to running with us shows two things: not only the quality of competition in our field, but also strong driver and owner ties to our communities."

Shaw and Weir have a long and successful history on track together. Together, they won five PASS Modified championships in six years from 2010 to 2015, and have continued their partnership in additional Modified events in recent years. In the Bullring Bash, the duo will compete with a brand new 2019 Troyer chassis and Rahmoc engine, and crew chief Phil Butterfield will continue to lead the team's volunteer crew.

"We feel like a lot of stuff has come together over the past few months to make it so we're extremely competitive," Shaw added. "We have a good group of guys together with a lot of background experience in racing, and we feel like when we're on a level playing field, we have an advantage because of the help we have."

Beyond that, both Shaw and Weir are excited to be a part of bringing Modified competition back to northern New England, and have high hopes for the new events.

"Super Late Model racing had gone away from Thunder Road for about 10 years, and when PASS went back there a few years ago, it absolutely packed the place, because the fans up here love to see something new," Weir said. "When something like the Modifieds comes in, the crowd likes that, and the fans here will definitely be interested. I know just from talking to people in the racing community at the Northeast Motorsports Expo, a lot of people are planning to be at both Thunder Road and White Mountain to see these types of cars there."

To learn more about Weir Motorsports, follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/66MOD. To keep up with the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge, teams and fans can visit www.bullringbash.com.
Stan Mertz Racing to Compete in Inaugural Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge
Attleboro, MA - 12-20-18 - Stan Mertz Racing has announced that it will participate in multiple Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge events in 2019 with its familiar #6 Modified. Two-time MRS champion and 2015 Thompson Speedway Sunoco Modified champion Woody Pitkat will continue his relationship with the team for the sixth straight year, and the team will make its Bullring Bash debut at White Mountain Motorsports Park on June 16.

"It's an exciting time--there are a lot of touring series going on right now," said team owner Stan Mertz. "My team has been an established SK team, and we're actually moving up into solely the Tour-Type divisions now, rather than how we spent the last four or five years at Thompson Speedway for the most part. The other thing that I like about these races is that it becomes a race of champions when you get these Tour-Types together, versus when you're at a weekly track. The level of competition is extremely high, and (founder) Josh (Vanada) has put together a great purse, which, as a car owner, really attracts me.

"I've never been to White Mountain, so we're looking forward to going there. I've heard a lot about it--it's a fast little bullring, so we're looking forward to going these small tracks where we're going to be running the SK package, rather than the full-blown Tour-Type engine package that others may run."

Aside from the quality of the field and purse, two things have stood out to Mertz in joining the Bullring Bash in 2019: extending the reach of Modified racing in New England, and running on short tracks where top drivers and crews are prioritized over simply horsepower.

"It's always about expanding the fanbase, especially in the Modified realm," he explained. "There are still a lot of areas in New England where Modifieds haven't really been that feature division or focus. There are still a lot of full-fendered tracks out there that love their Pro Stocks and Late Models. I think, in going out there and getting into new areas, we just want to be able to race.

"I love going to the small bullrings--those are my favorites, and that's where a lot of the power band is equalized. They're not horsepower tracks like Thompson or Stafford, so you can take a Modified that has many different engine configurations, and they're all equal. It all truly comes down to setup and how good your driver is."

Behind Pitkat, Mertz's operation will remain relatively unchanged from its previous championship-winning seasons. The team will continue to compete with a Northeast Race Cars Troyer chassis and Ashaway Performance Engines will continue to supply motors. Norm Perry will also return as crew chief.

"We're incredibly pleased to welcome Stan Mertz Racing to the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge for 2019," said Bullring Bash founder Josh Vanada. "I've known Stan for a long time, and his team has always been one of the top Modified teams anywhere they've raced. Having Stan and Woody as our first publicly committed competitors just shows the quality of competition we expect at our events this season!"

For more information on Stan Mertz Racing, visit www.stanmertzracing.com.
To keep up with the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge, teams and fans can visit www.bullringbash.com.
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Michaud and Malone
Agree to Purchase WMMP
N. Woodstock, NH - 11-5-18 - White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) officials announced today that Cris Michaud and Pat Malone have reached an agreement to purchase the N. Woodstock, NH speedway. The sale will mark the first change of ownership in the track's 25-year history.

Since the track first opened its doors in September 1993, WMMP had been owned by the Avery family. Donnie and Terri Avery were instrumental in bring racing to the area, which sits near the popular Kancamagus Highway scenic byway.

Over the years, the track has hosted some of the biggest series in the Northeast, including the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), the NASCAR Busch North Series, the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models, the Valenti Modified Racing Series, and the Granite State Pro Stock Series. WMMP recently celebrated its 25th anniversary season with the $10,000-to-win Napa Blue & Gold 250 for ACT-type Late Models.

In recent years, Donnie's son David and David's wife Mandi have handled many of the day-to-day operations of the speedway. However, the growing demands of the family's sweeping business, Avery's Sweeping, led them to explore options for selling the speedway.

Michaud and Malone will assume ownership of the facility in time for the 2019 racing season. The partnership also co-owns Barre, VT's Thunder Road Speedbowl and the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), both of which they purchased in 2017. Michaud was a multi-time Late Model Champion at Thunder Road before entering the business side of the racing industry, while Malone is also a successful commercial real estate developer in Vermont.

"We can't thank the Avery family enough for everything they've done to support racing in this area," Michaud said. "We appreciate all the effort they've put into the track over the years. We're great friends with the Avery's, and we wish them the best in all their future ventures."

"This is a beautiful track that has played a big role in Northeast motorsports ever since it opened," Michaud continued. "More than anything, Pat and I are buying the track because we want to make sure it continues to play the role it should on the local and regional racing scene."

Michaud added that no major changes are anticipated at the track in terms of staffing, procedures, or day-to-day operations for the upcoming season. Officials are currently finalizing the 2019 schedule and rules with hopes to release both within the next few weeks.

"We're not going to turn the place into Thunder Road East," Michaud said. "They're two separate tracks with their own unique identities. We intend to keep them that way. We're looking forward to working with the current White Mountain teams and officials to build upon what they currently have without losing what's made the track successful the past 25 years."

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963.
 
 
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