photo by Norm Marx
By: Dick Casey
After a hectic week rebuilding the #17 EXIT Realty/Hancock Electric Chevy, Eddie MacDonald almost pulled off the win in the “Showdown in the Mountains” at WMMP on Sunday, July 24. With 16 laps to go Eddie Mac could not hold off the hard-charge of Dillon Moltz to finish second in the American Canadian Tour’s ninth race of the season at the No. Woodstock, N.H. track.
“Obviously we would have liked to get the win but when you consider everything the team had to go through this week just to get here, a second place finish is outstanding,” said a pleased Eddie Mac after the race. “I definitely have a lot of people to thank for all the hard work and long hours to rebuild the car starting with Dale Shaw and his guys who put a rear clip on the car in record time so we could have any chance to be here. Donny got parts to Freddie to paint. Tom Rice, my father, John Tiernan, Rob Drandson, and Dick Casey spent countless hours in the shop. It was a miracle to have this ready and for it run as well as it did.”
photo by Norm Marx
NAPLES, ME (July 21) – For only the second time this season, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models will compete together in Twin 150s as they headline the “Summer Showdown In The Mountains” at White Mountain Motorsports Park. This weekend will also mark the first time PASS has competed at the tight, quarter-mile confines which are located in North Woodstock, NH since May, 2014.
One driver who will be very busy this weekend will be homestate favorite Joey Polewarczyk. Joey Pole, as he is known by his fans, will be seeking his first career PASS North Super Late Model win, while also fielding an entry for the ACT Late Model event for his development driver, Ryan Olsen.
“We felt pretty strong about our car at White Mountain before the PASS race that was rained out in June and we feel like we keep improving on our Super Late Model program,” says Polewarczyk, driver of the Pole’s Automotive #97. “We are still searching for our first PASS win and White Mountain would be the perfect place. It’s small, fast, and very racy, so I think it will be very exciting.”
Barry Gray sits atop the point chase after 4 events. (Lin Mat Photo)
WALPOLE, N.H. __ Through four races of the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) slate in 2016, four different winners have carried the checkered flag and there has been some top-notch racing in each event.
It was Jacob Dore winning a thrilling battle to open the season at White Mt. Motorsports Park and he was followed by Mike O’Sullvain, who took the checkers at Monadnock Speedway.
O’Sullivan picked up a crucial win in a guaranteed qualifier event for the Seekonk Speedway Pro Stock 200 coming up on July 13. He will be just one of the names representing the GSPSS at Seekonk that Wednesday night.
Veteran Pro All Star Series driver DJ Shaw scored the victory at Lee USA and most recently, Jeremy Davis outdueled Derek Griffith and Shaw in the final laps to win the feature event at Claremont Speedway.
photo by Norm Marx
NAPLES, ME (June 7) – After a two year absence, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models will return to New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park this Saturday afternoon for the Foley Oil Company 150.
The race for the 2016 PASS North Super Late Model championship is heated, with seven drivers within 68 points of one another heading to White Mountain this weekend. Of those seven drivers, four are former PASS North champions, led by current points leader and Granite State native, DJ Shaw.
Another former series champion, Ben Rowe, leads all drivers with 8 PASS North wins at White Mountain, but has not gone to victory lane there since 2008. 6-time PASS North champion Johnny Clark has also won at White Mountain, taking the checkered flag there en route to two of his championships in 2010 and 2011.
Jacob Dore Victory Lane WMMP (Lin Matt Photo)
Woodstock, N.H. – A beautiful spring night in scenic northern New Hampshire, kicked off the season for the Granite State Pro Stock series, at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Mike O’Sullivan in the 08 car led the starting grid to green with a competitive field. Jacob Dore dominated the race and took the checkers for his first series win.
Dore of Sanford, ME. started on the outside pole and took the lead early on, passing Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA, on lap 9 of the 100 lap event. Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA. used the few cautions in the race to his advantage to come from a starting position of tenth to take a second place finish.
The field having split into three packs saw Gray work his way up to fifth on lap 47 when Corey Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT. brought out the first caution of the night, on lap 47 in turn four as he broke the upper third link bar. On lap 58 mechanical issues sent the 99 of James Miller into the turn three wall, bringing out the red flag due to half-a-dozen tires rolling onto the infield. This put Gray into position to move up to fourth on the restart.
GSPSS Heads To White Mt. Motorsports Park On May 21
The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) will kick-off their 2016 season on Saturday May 21, with a 100 lap feature at New Hampshire’s White Mt. Motorsports Park. It will be the first of 11 events on the calendar in what should be a season with lots of returning veterans and some new rookie challengers battling it out for victories.
It will be the third appearance by the New England based Pro Stock tour at White Mt., a track that opened for the first time in 1994, under operation from Donnie and Teri Avery. Brad Babb won the inaugural series race there in 2014 and defending series champion Derek Griffith scored the victory in the 100 lap feature in August of 2015. (more…)