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White Delivers Second ACT Win at White Mountain

Posted By Tj Ingerson On June 22, 2014

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Jeff White gives his race winning car a celebratory exchange on Saturday night at White Mountain Motorsports Park as the Maine driver dominated the 150-lap event en route to his second career ACT victory. (T.J. Ingerson/VMM photo)PHOTO: Jeff White gives his race winning car a celebratory exchange on Saturday night at White Mountain Motorsports Park as the Maine driver dominated the 150-lap event en route to his second career ACT victory. (T.J. Ingerson/VMM photo)

--by T.J. Ingerson (@TJIngerson)
VMM Editor

Jeff White held off all challenges on Saturday night at White Mountain Motorsports Park to claim his second career ACT Late Model Tour win.

“This is big for us. This is real big,” White said. “We have a win in ACT at Oxford (Plains Speedway), but not away from home. This is good for us.”

The Winthrop, Maine driver led 147 of the 150 laps and only surrendered the lead briefly to reigning two-time series champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr., on two restarts. White also held off challenges from Kyle Welch and Travis Fadden through the event and had the second-place runner within striking distance for the entire event.

“It was pretty tough,” White said of the challenges from the second place drivers he faced during the event. “I’ve been doing this for a lot of years and I had to keep telling myself not to overdrive. I knew if I could hit my marks I could pull away from them. That’s what I kept telling myself and that’s what ended up happening.”

White came to the ACT Late Model Tour from the Oxford, a comparatively flat track compared to the other tracks ACT races on, prior to the start of last season.

“This is a new Distance (Racing) Chassis,” White said. “So far, we’ve only really raced on one flat track, Devil’s Bowl, and we had a fairly decent run going until I got caught up in a melee and hitting the wall.

“But I kind of like the high banks,” White grinned. “This car really likes the high banks. I like the flat tracks, too, but tonight, I’m really liking the high banks.”

Helliwell, of Dover, N.H., challenged White multiple times but could complete a pass for the lead. Helliwell, however, led three times. Fadden, of North Haverhill, N.H., appeared to be the car to beat in the early stages of the race but settled for third place.

Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., unofficially extended his point lead with a fourth place finish. The Hudson, N.H., driver suffered damage in the early stages of the race, but that damage seemingly did not affect Polewarczyk’s race. Emily Packard of East Montpelier, Vt., finished fifth after the 17-year-old started in the 12th spot.

Welch, who ran second to White in the early stages of the race, finished sixth. Serie ACT point leader Alex Labbe made the trek down from Quebec with his Larue Motorsports No. 48 and finished seventh. Second place point driver Jimmy Hebert finished eighth, while Quebec’s Stephane Descoste continued a breakout season with a ninth place finish. Maine driver Travis Stearns completed the top-ten finishers.

The non-point counting ACT International 300 is up next for the ACT Late Model Tour on Sunday, July 20. The next point counting event will be on Saturday, August 9 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Vermont Motorsports Magazine will have more from the White Mountain 150 this week.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS -- White Mountain 150
ACT Late Model Tour -- White Mountain Motorsports Park, North Woodstock, N.H.
Saturday, June 21, 2014

(# -- denotes rookie)

1. (2) Jeff White, Winthrop, Maine
2. (11) Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dover, N.H.
3. (5) Travis Fadden, North Haverhill, N.H.
4. (10) Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, N.H.
5. (12) Emily Packard, East Montpelier, Vt.
6. (3) Kyle Welch, Newport, N.H.
7. (13) Alex Labbe, St-Albert, Que.
8. (6) Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, Vt.
9. (17) Stephane Descoste, Oka, Que.
10. (14) Travis Stearns, Auburn, Maine
11. (7) Ray Parent, Tiverton, R.I.
12. (18) # Mike Ziter, Williamstown, Vt.
13. (21) Ben Ashline, Pittston, Maine
14. (1) Mike Kenison, Lancaster, N.H.
15. (27) Rowland Robinson, Jr., Steuben, Maine
16. (9) Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, Vt.
17. (23) Glenn Martel, Belmont, N.H.
18. (16) Tyler Cahoon, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
19. (15) A.J. Begin, Rowley, Mass.
20. (26) Corey Mason, Groveton, N.H.
21. (20) # John Falconi, Oakham, Mass.
22. (25) # Matt Anderson, Franklin, N.H.
23. (24) Bernie Lantange, McIndoe Falls, Vt.
24. (22) Eric Chase, Milton, Vt.
25. (4) # Brandon Atkins, AuSable Forks, N.Y.
26. (8) Stacy Cahoon, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
27. (19) # Brian Tagg, Oxford, Mass.