Category Archives: White Mountain Motorsports Park

White Mountain Returns with Wayne’s Market Saturday Special

N. Woodstock, NH — After one of the most exciting and successful events in White Mountain Motorsports Park history last Saturday night, Thunder in the Mountains returns on August 6th with the Wayne’s Market Dwarf Car Special! Along with the annual celebration of the open wheel rockets, the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models return along with the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Division!

The annual Wayne’s Market Dwarf Car Special holds some mystique heading into Saturday night. Depending on entries, the race format could be a straight, 50-lap main event or two 25-lap segments with a whole field invert to set segment two! Jason Wyman has once again been the dominant force in Wayne’s Dwarf Car competition at White Mountain and remains the one to beat against the likes of former champion Andy Hill, Jeff Ainsworth and Dave Gyger.

After nine White Mountain regulars attempted to make the American-Canadian Tour starting grid for the Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250, Jesse Switser reigned supreme with his runner-up finish. Not only the highest ACT Tour finish for Switser, he was also the highest finishing Foley Oil & Propane Late Model driver in ACT competition this year! On Wayne’s Market Saturday, Switser looks to go farther in his pursuit of the King of the Mountain crown but has some stiff competition in the way.

Currently holding a 47-point lead over Alby Ovitt, Quinny Welch looks to be on his way to an incredible ninth White Mountain track championship. But, with six points-counting events still to come, it’s still anyone’s game. Switser, Ovitt, Stacy Cahoon and Kasey Beattie have all been itching for their first win of the season, with strong runs week in and week out. Wayne’s Market Saturday may just pave the way for a first-time winner in 2022.

Coming off his sixth win during the Milton CAT 250, Shane Sicard continues to be the man to beat in Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tiger action. Sicard currently holds a 23-point lead over rookie Kaiden Fisher as Fisher leads the rookie standings at both White Mountain and Vermont’s Thunder Road. Chris Moulton, the sophomore driver all the way from Pepperell, Massachusetts continues to lead the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis leaderboard by 12-points over Littleton’s Tyler Thompson. The Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Division will also return after Kyle Goodbout took his second of the year over fellow veterans McKenna Merchant and Logan Farnsworth.

Up next at White Mountain Motorsports Park is the Wayne’s Market Dwarf Car Special on Saturday, July 6th. The Wayne’s Market Dwarf Cars headline the evening program with their annual special event along with the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models, Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Division. Post Time is set for 6:00pm with full race day schedule online at www.whitemountainmotorsports.com/schedule.

Wayne’s Market is centrally located in North Woodstock New Hampshire and has been owned and operated by the Clermont Family since 2001. With a small-scale grocery store, extraordinary butcher shop with a full-service deli to serve your midday hunger. Wayne’s also features the largest beer selection in northern New Hampshire, regularly featuring more than 800 different styles of beer along with wines, cigarettes, lottery tickets and more! Wayne’s friendly staff people are eager to serve you with a smile, whether you are local to the area, visiting on holiday or stopping in on your way to White Mountain Motorsports Park!

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

Local Stars Wow Capacity White Mountain Crowd on Milton CAT 250 Saturday

N. Woodstock, NH — The 5th Annual Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250 certainly lived up the hype yet again with $10,000 on the line bringing in 43 American-Canadian Tour teams from across New England and Quebec, Canada. Not to be outdone, the local stars of White Mountain Motorsports Park gave the near capacity crowd a taste of what weekly racing looks like each and every week in North Woodstock.

It took three rounds of qualifying to whittle down the forty-three-car American-Canadian Tour roster to just thirty starting positions. Alongside the Northeast touring stars were plenty of local powerhouse teams. Multi-time ‘King of the Mountain’ Quinny Welch led the local contingent that also included defending champion Jeff Marshall, top runners Alby Ovitt, Jesse Switser and Kasey Beattie along with both Rookie of the Year contenders Ryan Ware and Bryan Wall, Jr. Welch would earn the highest starting position, outside pole sitter, and former White Mountain champion D.J. Shaw with Switser, Ware and Wall joining him. Marshall narrowly missed earning the White Mountain provisional in the B-Feature while Beattie faced a blown motor in practice with a replacement unable to fit in the 45NH machine.

Throughout the 250-lap American-Canadian Tour race, both Welch and Switser proved experience pays off, staying well into contention with consistent top-10 position throughout the entire event. In the end, 2006 White Mountain Motorsports Park champion D.J. Shaw took down the 5th Annual Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250 followed by current #4 Foley Oil & Propane Late Model point man Jesse Switser.

Wall’s Ford Platinum Series point leader Derek Gluchacki finished 6th, followed by current White Mountain point leader Quinny Welch who took 7th. Rookie of the Year point leader Ryan Ware earned 19th with competitor Bryan Wall Jr. taking 21st,both in their first ever American-Canadian Tour starts. Alby Ovitt claimed 25th and Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tiger standout Tanner Woodard took 29th, both bowing out with handling issues.

In Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tiger competition, the action started early with Rookies Thomas Smithers IV and Kaiden Fisher driving hard to earn the heat race wins. The first caution came out on Lap 3 to complete an off day for Rookie Chandler Potter with his spin in turn three. On the restart, Smithers took a chance from the 3rd spot, jumping under Matt Potter going into turn one, stacking up the field coming out of turn two onto the backstretch. Cooper French went up and over the hood of Matt Potter with Kaiden Fisher piling in as well.

Following the clean up came a 31-lap green flag dash to the finish. Waterbury Center’s Kyle Streeter led the field for 20-laps before Shane Sicard caught up to the bumper of the 37VT machine with ten-to-go. Sicard moved underneath Streeter to take the lead leaving Streeter to battle Kaiden Fisher for second. Across the line, Shane Sicard took down his sixth win of the season followed by Fisher in second and Streeter taking third.

The Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Models returned to White Mountain for their third event of the season with Brian Putney and Tim Paquette earning heat race wins. Paquette’s success was short lived. Coming through turn three for lap three, Paquette went into the spin cycle with a late hit from Desmond Skillings slamming into his left rear and ending his day mechanically. The final 37-circuits went green to checkered with Nick Anderson coming from the end of the field to take his second win of the season. Brian Putney took second followed by Ken Marier for third.   

The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis went non-stop, green to checkered for the second time this season in their 25-lap feature event. An excited Les Washburn stole away his first win of the season followed by a hardcharging Donnie Baumgardner and Jack Hayes. Similarly, the Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Division drove a fast and furious flag to flag 15-lap feature that saw Kyle Goodbout take his second win of the season over McKenna Merchant and Walker Fitch.

Up next at White Mountain Motorsports Park is the Wayne’s Market Dwarf Car Special on Saturday, July 6th. The Wanye’s Market Dwarf Cars headline the evening program with their annual 50-lap special event along with the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models, Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Division. Post Time is set for 6:00pm with full race day schedule to be released in the near future.

Milton CAT is your complete source for Caterpillar machines, engines, generators, technology, parts and service with 14 locations strategically placed throughout the Northeast from Bangor, Maine to Tonawanda, New York, Richmond, Vermont to Wareham, Massachusetts. You can always count on Milton CAT for the industry knowledge, products and support that have made Milton’s regional dealerships the choice of leading business owners in this demanding region of the United States. Find the Milton CAT location nearest to you at www.miltoncat.com.

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

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

White Mountain Motorsports Park – N. Woodstock, NH

Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250

Saturday, July 30, 2022

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

American-Canadian Tour Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250

1.         04VT    D.J. Shaw                     Center Conway, NH

2.         25NH   Jesse Switser               West Burke, VT

3.         66VT    Jason Corliss               Barre, VT

4.         91QC   Patrick Laperle            St-Denis, QC

5.         61ME   Gabe Brown                Center Conway, NH

6.         03MA  Derek Gluchacki          North Dartmouth, MA

7.         78NH   Quinten Welch            Groveton, NH

8.         4NH     #Jamie Swallow Jr.      Stark, NH

9.         04NH   Shawn Swallow           Groveton, NH

10.       61NH   Ryan Olsen                  N. Haverhill, NH

11.       30NH   Rich Dubeau                Lebanon, NH

12.       86VT    Marcel Gravel             Wolcott, VT

13.       36NH   Erick Sands                  Derry, NH

14.       58VT    Jimmy Hebert              Williamstown, VT

15.       41QC   Jonathan Bouvrette    Blainville, QC

16.       5MA    Tom Carey III               New Salem, MA

17.       0VT      Scott Dragon               Milton, VT

18.       21QC   Alexandre Tardif         Quebec City, QC

19.       32VT    #Ryan Ware                E. Burke, VT

20.       3NH     Mike Kenison               Groveton, NH

21.       77NH   #Bryan Wall Jr.            E. Kingston, NH

22.       67MA  Jaret Curtis                  Rutland, MA

23.       2VT      Stephen Donahue       Graniteville, VT

24.       74ME   Justin Eldridge             Ossipee, NH

25.       35NH   Alby Ovitt                    St. Johnsbury, VT

26.       9QC     Mathieu Kingsbury      Blainville, QC

27.       47NH   Brockton Davis            Whitefield, NH

28.       49NH   Matt Anderson            Franklin, NH

29.       68VT    Tanner Woodard         Waterbury Ctr., VT

DSQ     5ME     Dillon Moltz                 New Sharon, ME

Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers – 35 Laps

1.         4NH     Shane Sicard               Barton, VT

2.         18VT    #Kaiden Fisher             Shelburne, VT

3.         37VT    Kyle Streeter               Waterbury Ctr., VT

4.         01VT    Michael Martin           Craftsbury, Common, VT

5.         2NH     Michael Clark              Littleton, NH

6.         55NH   Tanner Woodard         Waterbury Ctr., VT

7.         49NH   Jody Sicard                  Gilmanton, NH

8.         31VT    Logan Powers              Middlesex, VT

9.         68VT    Jason Woodard           Waterbury Ctr., VT

10.       36VT    Joel Hodgdon              Craftsbury Common, VT

11.       15NH   Joey Laquerre             E. Montpelier, VT

12.       60NH   #Thomas Smithers VI  Gilmanton, NH

13.       8VT      Mike Billado                Grand Isle, VT

14.       23NH   Michael Potter            Plainfield, VT

15.       23VT    Matthew Potter          Marshfield, VT

16.       22VT    Travis Patnoe              Wolcott, VT

17.       48VT    Taylor Hoar                 South Hero, VT

18.       22NH   #Chandler Potter         Plainfield, VT

19.       4ME     Cooper French             Northfield, VT

Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Models – 40 Laps

1.         55        Nick Anderson             Oxford, MA

2.         87        Brian Putney                E. Corinth, VT

3.         1NH     Kenny J. Marier          Newfields, NH

4.         90        Desmond Skillings       Antrim, NH

5.         71        Eric Pomasko               Peterborough, NH

6.         76        Garrett LaBounty        Orleans, VT

7.         37        Dustin Jackson             Bethlehem, NH

8.         31        Brett Jackson               Bethlehem, NH

9.         5          Erick Banks                  Bristol, NH

10.       47        William Hennequin     Morrisville, VT

11.       66        Normand Raymond     Sherbrooke, QC

12.       93NH   Tim Paquette               Bennington, NH

Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis – 25 Laps

1.         17        Les Washburn             Bethlehem, NH

2.         4          Donnie Baumgardner N. Woodstock, NH

3.         09        Jack Hayes                   Littleton, NH

4.         15        Chris Moulton             Pepperell, MA

5.         16NH   Kristian Switser           Waterford, VT

6.         57        Todd Derrington         Littleton, NH

7.         16        Adam Sicard                Barton, VT

8.         51        Tyler Thompson          Lincoln, NH

9.         14        Jillian Baumgardner    N. Woodstock, NH

10.       92        Jason Goodboul, Jr.     Lincoln, NH

11.       1          Scott Senecal              Lisbon, NH

12.       10        Gavin McGinnis           St. Johnsbury, VT

13.       19        Dave Driscoll               N. Woodstock, NH

Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Division – 15 Laps

1.         90        Kyle Goodbout             Lincoln, NH

2.         99        McKenna Merchant    Waterford, VT

3.         22        Logan Farnsworth       St. Johnsbury, VT

4.         18x      Walker Fitch                Marshfield, VT

5.         4          Bentley Robbin            Bradford, VT

6.         6          Connor Charbonneau  Groveton, NH

7.         01        Austin Sicard               Gilmanton, NH

8.         32        Kylee Potter                Marshfield, VT

9.         99x      Sophia Beer                Lyndonville, VT

Redemption for Shaw in $10,000 Milton CAT 250 Win at White Mountain

John Raper photo

N. Woodstock, NH — The 5th Annual Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250 certainly lived up the hype yet again with $10,000 on the line bringing in 43 American-Canadian Tour teams from across New England and Quebec, Canada. At the end of the night a new winner in 2022 stood in victory lane – redemption the only word on his mind.

It took three rounds of qualifying to whittle down the forty-three-car roster to just thirty starting positions with Marcel Gravel, Derek Gluchacki, Tom Carey III and Gabe Brown taking down heat race wins to start the program. By virtue of starting dead last in Heat One and finishing in the final qualified spot to earn a +7 in the American-Canadian Tour Plus/Minus Handicap System but relegated to starting tenth with his earlier ACT win in June’s Spring Green.

In the two consolation rounds, D.J. Shaw and Jonathan Bouvrette took down wins. By qualifying through the Consi, drivers keep their Heat Race Plus/Minus score giving Shaw the pole starting position with a +5 to edge out White Mountain Motorsports Park multi-time champion Quinny Welch with a +4. The eighteen-car B-Feature ending qualifying action with Stephen Donahue taking the win followed by Tanner Woodard in just his second turn in an American-Canadian Tour car, White Mountain Rookie contender Ryan Ware and former White Mountain Flying Tiger standout Justin Eldridge. Erick Sands was the highest finishing ACT 100%er and earned the ACT Provisional while Bryan Wall, Jr. earned the White Mountain Provisional.

On the start it was D.J. Shaw and Quinny Welch neck-and-neck, both driving strong Dale Shaw Racecars chassis up front until the first caution on Lap 28 with the 21QC of rookie Alexendre Tardif spinning on a flat left rear tire. Ryan Olsen earned the first American-Canadian Tour Lucky Dog award as the first car a lap down and was gifted a return to the lead lap. On Lap 39 it was another Canadian with another flat tire, this time it was Jonathan Bouvrette with a flat right rear who narrowly avoided a big turn four pileup.

On the restart, tempers started to flair. Shawn Swallow and Patrick Laperle getting into it sent Laperle spinning in turn two and Swallow to the tail as the penalty car on Lap 41. At Lap 50 it was a three-car string out front lead by Shaw with Jimmy Hebert and Welch hot on his tail until the fourth caution came on lap 51 for the spinning Ryan Ware in turn one. On the restart Shaw took the lead from Hebert with Welch and Jason Corliss following close behind.

In the first long run of the event, the Mathieu Kingsbury 9QC team ended their night on lap 68 with an overheating Ford Mustang while White Mountain regular Alby Ovitt pulled in on lap 90 facing handling issues in his Chevrolet. At Lap 100 race control put out the yellow flag for the scheduled fuel stop, with teams pulling into the pits for a two-minute timed stop for fuel and water for their drivers. Following the fuel stop and the return to the raceway, the pits were reopened for adjustments and multiple teams made their way back in to start their tire change strategies.

On the restart it was Shaw electing the outside with Welch to his inside as Derek Gluchacki and Jesse Switser tagged in just behind. On lap 108 the sixth caution flag waved for the spinning Tom Carey III in turn four. Shaw again led the restart this time with Gluchacki to his outside, Shawn Swallow and Gabe Brown just behind after Welch and Switser pitted for tires. As Shaw slowly pulled away, Gluchacki stayed within three car-lengths back, stalking the tire tracks of the 04VT around the White Mountain highbanks as they began to navigate lap traffic.  

Lap 159 brought down the seventh caution as the 5ME of Dillon Moltz drove into the Patrick Laperle machine in turn three, sending both into the tire barrier. Moltz was disqualified by race control for Contact with Intent and parked for the night. With Shaw finally taking his tires, it was up to Ryan Olsen and Jason Corliss to lead the way with Hebert and Oxford 125 winner Marcel Gravel in tow. Stretching themselves out in front, the eighth caution on lap 176 for the spinning Tom Carey III brought another chance for Olsen to get ahead of Corliss.

By Lap 180 it was Corliss leading Jesse Switser, Welch, Olsen, Hebert, Rich Dubeau, Laperle, Gabe Brown and D.J. Shaw back into the top-10. Thirty laps later into the longest green flag run of the night, Corliss had a full half-track lead over Switser, Welch and Shaw as the latter group faced heavy lap traffic. The entire landscape changed with the ninth and final caution for the spinning Jaret Curtis in turn two.

As they lined up, eleven cars remained on the lead lap and at the front of the field. Corliss chose the outside for the restart with Shaw on his inside followed by Switser, Laperle, Brown, Welch, Gluchacki, Shawn Swallow, rookie Jamie Swallow, Jr., Olsen, and Dubeau.

After the green, Shaw drove the doors off his A.H. Fence Ford Mustang to lead lap 232 and never looked back. Switser followed with Corliss searching for speed underneath the White Mountain regular as the back half of the lead lap cars waited closely behind, hoping for a misstep from the leaders. As the leaders took the two-to-go signal, the top three were flying in a tight, one lane row while Laperle, Welch, Brown and Gluchacki bounced off each other for top-5 position. At the line it was D.J. Shaw taking his first American-Canadian Tour win of the season and only the second of his illustrious career. After narrowly missing the win last July in this same event, it was redemption for Shaw and his Arnie Hill-owned team.

After only deciding to race at 7:00pm on Friday night, Jesse Swister earned his best American-Canadian Tour finish of his career as well as the highest finish for a White Mountain regular in the Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250 in 2nd while last year’s winner Jason Corliss came home third, a finish he felt disappointed with. But this completes five top-5 finishes for Corliss in the Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250’s at White Mountain, as well as his third, 3rd-place finish in the event. Patrick Laperle drove his bent-up Port City Racecars machine back up to a strong 4th-place finish while part-timer Gabe Brown posted his second top-5 ACT finish at White Mountain with 5th.

Wall’s Ford Platinum Series point leader, and 2nd place ACT point man, Derek Gluchacki took 6th, White Mountain point leader Quinny Welch earned 7th and ACT rookie contender Jamie Swallow just edged brother Shawn for 8th. Ryan Olsen battled back to round out the top-10.

Up next, the American-Canadian Tour returns to Quebec for the seventh race of the 2022 season with the CAN-AM 200 at Autodrome Montmagny on Saturday, August 20th. A huge field of Quebec stars is expected to battle hard against all American invaders for the $10,000 USD-to-Win top prize. The American-Canadian Tour returns to Montmagny for the first time since Brian Hoar took the Montmagny 200 win back in 1999 and the first sanctioned event since Jonathan Bouvrette took down the Serie ACT win and Championship in 2017. More details are soon to come!

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

White Mountain Motorsports Park – N. Woodstock, NH

Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250

Saturday, July 30, 2022

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

American-Canadian Tour Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250

1.         04VT    D.J. Shaw                     Center Conway, NH

2.         25NH   Jesse Switser               West Burke, VT

3.         66VT    Jason Corliss               Barre, VT

4.         91QC   Patrick Laperle            St-Denis, QC

5.         61ME   Gabe Brown                Center Conway, NH

6.         03MA  Derek Gluchacki          North Dartmouth, MA

7.         78NH   Quinten Welch            Groveton, NH

8.         4NH     #Jamie Swallow Jr.      Stark, NH

9.         04NH   Shawn Swallow           Groveton, NH

10.       61NH   Ryan Olsen                  N. Haverhill, NH

11.       30NH   Rich Dubeau                Lebanon, NH

12.       86VT    Marcel Gravel             Wolcott, VT

13.       36NH   Erick Sands                  Derry, NH

14.       58VT    Jimmy Hebert              Williamstown, VT

15.       41QC   Jonathan Bouvrette    Blainville, QC

16.       5MA    Tom Carey III               New Salem, MA

17.       0VT      Scott Dragon               Milton, VT

18.       21QC   Alexandre Tardif         Quebec City, QC

19.       32VT    #Ryan Ware                E. Burke, VT

20.       3NH     Mike Kenison               Groveton, NH

21.       77NH   #Bryan Wall Jr.            E. Kingston, NH

22.       67MA  Jaret Curtis                  Rutland, MA

23.       2VT      Stephen Donahue       Graniteville, VT

24.       74ME   Justin Eldridge             Ossipee, NH

25.       35NH   Alby Ovitt                    St. Johnsbury, VT

26.       9QC     Mathieu Kingsbury      Blainville, QC

27.       47NH   Brockton Davis            Whitefield, NH

28.       49NH   Matt Anderson            Franklin, NH

29.       68VT    Tanner Woodard         Waterbury Ctr., VT

DSQ     5ME     Dillon Moltz                 New Sharon, ME**

**Disqualified for Contact with Intent