Ming Opens Point-Counting Season with White Mountain Victory

American Canadian Tour

N. Woodstock, NH – Island Pond, VT’s Derek Ming started the 2020 “King of the Mountains” championship chase in the best way possible by capturing the Foley Oil & Propane Late Model win at White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday, June 20. The veteran took the lead from South Barre, VT’s Mike Bailey on a lap-12 restart and sped off to victory in the first point-counting event of the year for the Late Model class.

Ming earned the fourth starting spot in qualifying for the 50-lap feature and was content to ride early as Bailey and Jon Savage swapped the lead back and forth. When the first caution flew on lap 8 for a crash involving Rhode Island invader Mike Benevides and rookie Andy Hill, Ming was running in the third spot behind the lead duo.

Although Ming surrendered the third spot to defending track champion Quinny Welch and the restart, he recovered quickly, shooting around both Welch and Savage on lap 11. One circuit later, Savage drifted high in turn four and spun, sending the field scrambling and bringing out the second caution. When the green flew again, Ming shot around Bailey for the top spot.

Two more cautions would fly, with the final yellow on lap 26 giving Bailey, Welch, and Stephen Donahue a shot at Ming. However, the trio got mixed up in their own battle shortly after the restart, allowing Ming to get away and cruise to the win.

Donahue and Welch both got around Bailey in the closing laps to finish second and third. Oren Remick, Matt Morrill, Joel Hodgdon, Stacy Cahoon, Christian Laflamme, and Jeff Marshall rounded out the top-10.

Hardwick, VT’s Jaden Perry earned his first career victory at White Mountain in the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers. Perry started fifth in the 35-lap feature and needed just three laps to move into the second spot behind opening night winner Michael Clark.

From there, Perry stalked Clark until the first caution flew on lap 19 for Jody Sicard’s spin. Perry got the lead on the restart and held on through one more caution to take the victory.

Defending Flying Tiger champion Shane Sicard passed rookie Kasey Beattie for second with five laps to go, but couldn’t make a run at Perry and ended up second. Beattie finished third with Clark and Matthew Potter completing the top-five.

Littleton’s Tyler Thompson remained unstoppable in the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini’s by snagging his third straight win. Thompson came from eighth on the starting grid and evaded two lap-1 crashes to eventually grab the lead from fellow Littleton driver Ryan Ware on lap 17 of the 25-lap feature and motor to the win.

Ware bounced back from electrical problems in the season’s first two events to take the runner-up spot. Brett Jackson came home third followed by Travis Dickinson and Adam Sicard.

Easton’s Jason Wyman barely survived a late scare to go wire-to-wire for the win in the 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars. Wyman started outside pole for the 25-lap feature and immediately took the lead from St. Johnsbury, VT’s Colby Bourgeois. However, Bourgeois dogged him throughout the caution-free race and was able to get back alongside him as the laps wound down. The result came down to a sprint to the checkered flag, with Wyman edging Bourgeois by just 0.009 seconds for the win.

Bethlehem’s Jeff Ainsworth completed the podium in third. Chad Dufour and Derrick Marsan rounded out the top five.

Gilmanton’s Thomas Smithers VI went from last to first for the win in the Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks. Smither sliced his way through the field to take the lead from Logan Farnsworth just before the halfway mark of the 15-lap feature and sailed off into the sunset of the caution-free race. Farnsworth and Dominic Warren finished second and third.

White Mountain Motorsports Park continues its summer racing season this Saturday, June 27 at 6:00pm with the Jon Parks Tractor Triple Crown Series opener. The Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers will go 75 green flag laps to start the three-race series. The Foley Oil & Propane Late Models, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini’s, and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks join them on the card.

Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and $25 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids). Northeast Sports Network will once again offer a live pay-per-view of the event for $15 on www.NSNsports.net and most mobile/smart TV platforms.

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. To learn more about the Northeast Sports Network, visit www.NSNsports.net.


JUNE 20, 2020



Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Derek Ming ( 45VT ) Island Pond, VT

2. Stephen Donahue ( 26VT ) Graniteville, VT

3. Quinten Welch ( 78NH ) Groveton, NH

4. Michael Bailey ( 1ME ) South Barre, VT

5. Corey Mason ( 1NH ) Groveton, NH

6. Matthew Morrill ( 9NH ) Moultonborough, NH

7. Joel Hodgdon ( 36VT ) Craftsbury, VT

8. Stacy Cahoon ( 83VT ) St. Johnsbury, VT

9. Christian Laflamme ( 10ME ) Whitefield, NH

10. Jeff Marshall ( 32NH ) Gilman, VT

11. Scott Coburn ( 72VT ) Barre, VT

12. Jon Savage ( 18NH ) Whitefield, NH

13. Allie Menard ( 06NH ) Dorchester, NH

14. David LaBrecque ( 57NH ) Thornton, NH

15. #Shane Hawthorne ( 5NH ) Franklin, NH

16. Mike Benevides ( 50RI ) Westerly, RI

17. Richie Brown ( 20NH ) Wentworth, NH

18. #Anthony Hill ( 8VT ) Waterford, VT

DNS Peyton Lanphear ( 22VT ) Waterbury, VT


Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Jaden Perry ( 92VT ) Hardwick, VT

2. Shane Sicard ( 4NH ) Barton, VT

3. #Kasey Beattie ( 45NH ) St.Johnsbury, VT

4. Michael Clark ( 2VT ) Littleton, NH

5. Matthew Potter ( 23VT ) Marshfield, VT

6. Michael Potter ( 23NH ) Marshfield, VT

7. #Hunter King ( 62VT ) Woodbury, VT

8. Laci Potter ( 55X ) West Danville, VT

9. Jody Sicard ( 49NH ) Barton, VT

10. Nathaniel Parkin ( 88NH ) Bradford, VT

11. Jason Woodard ( 68VT ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

DNS David Ofsuryk ( 73VT ) Derby Line, VT


Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Tyler Thompson ( 51 ) Littleton, NH

2. Ryan Ware ( 32 ) Littleton, NH

3. Brett Jackson ( 31 ) Bethlehem, NH

4. Travis Dickinson ( 60 ) Littleton, NH

5. Adam Sicard ( 16 ) Barton, VT

6. Jamie Ball ( 99 ) Passumpsic, VT

7. Darren Newland ( 25 ) E. Burke, VT

8. Les Washburn ( 11 ) Bethlehem, NH

9. Gavin McGinnis ( 10 ) St. Johnsbury, VT

10. Tim Corey ( 10x ) Whitefield, NH

11. Nicole Ouellette ( 88 ) Milan, NH

12. Jack Hayes ( 09 ) Littleton, NH

13. Keri Driscoll ( 91 ) Gilmanton, NH


Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Jason Wyman ( 88 ) Easton, NH

2. Colby Bourgeois ( 82 ) St. Johnsbury, VT

3. Jeff Ainsworth ( 41 ) Bethlehem, NH

4. Chad Dufour ( 52 ) Littleton, NH

5. Derrick Marsan ( 40 ) Methuen, MA

6. Paul Marsan ( 45 ) Methuen, MA

7. Dave Gyger ( 93 ) Campton, NH

8. Mark Evans ( 4 )

DNS Kevin Wyman ( 02 ) Bath, NH


Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Thomas Smithers, VI ( 24 ) Gilmanton, NH

2. Logan Farnsworth ( 22 ) St. Johnsbury, VT

3. Dominic Warren ( 9 ) Concord, VT

4. Matthew Knowlton ( 8 ) Northfield, VT

5. Damion Sicard ( 23 ) Barton, VT