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 http://www.miltoncat.com.

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit http://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

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