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Riverside Clash 150 Weekend Shaping Up

- Justin St. Louis on 10 Aug 2010

The second annual Clash of the Titans 150 at Riverside Speedway is set for Sunday. (Justin St. Louis/VMM photo)PHOTO: The second annual Clash of the Titans 150 at Riverside Speedway is set for Sunday. (Justin St. Louis/VMM photo)

The Munce’s Superior Petroleum Products “Clash of the Titans 150” Late Model event is building steam as the weekend approaches. The second annual $5,000-to-win event is Sunday at the high-banked Riverside Speedway in Groveton, N.H.

Lee USA Speedway champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr., of Dracut, Mass., won last year’s inaugural Clash in dramatic fashion. After a race-long three-way battle for the win with White Mountain Motorsports Park ace Quinny Welch and hometown favorite Randy Potter, Helliwell -- suffering from heat exhaustion in 95-degree temperatures -- took the lead with seven laps remaining. He had to be helped from his car in victory lane and received medical attention before accepting his trophy.

All three of the leading drivers were complimentary of the track and each other. “If I could run with those guys every week, I'd come up here and run every single week,” said Helliwell in victory lane last year. “I pride myself on being able to run bumper-to-bumper with people and not hitting, and it was really awesome to be able to come up here and run like that for 150 laps.”

Helliwell, Welch, and Potter are among the pre-entered drivers for the second annual Clash of the Titans 150. Helliwell won a qualifying event at Lee USA last Friday and is a guaranteed starter, as are qualifying event winners Travis Fadden (White Mountain), Cody LeBlanc (Riverside), and Aaron Fellows (Canaan Fair Speedway).

According to track promoter Jean LeBlanc, other top drivers that have shown interest and may enter the event include multi-time Pro All Stars Series champion Ben Rowe, American-Canadian Tour stars Brent Dragon and John Donahue, and former Oxford 250 winner “Rocket” Roger Brown, as well as White Mountain Motorsports Park standouts Stacy and Tyler Cahoon, Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl point leader Dave Pembroke, and top Riverside drivers Paul Schartner, Dilyn and Jesse Swister, Corey and Bryan Mason, and teenager Brett Gervais.

Time trial pole position qualifying for the Clash will be held as part of a full Saturday night program beginning at 6:00pm; the Saturday night card includes the $500-to-win Coca-Cola Classic 50 for Riverside’s Super Stock division, as well as events for the Street Stock, Angel, and Daredevil divisions.

Sunday’s program begins at 1:30pm with qualifying races for the Clash, PASS Modifieds and the PASS Sportsman and Riverside Outlaw Sportsman divisions. Main events will be run for Riverside’s Cyclone and Tornado Mini-Truck divisions, followed by the PASS events and the $5,000-to-win Munce’s Superior Clash of the Titans 150.

General admission is $10 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday.

Munce’s Superior Petroleum Products Clash of the Titans 150 Possible Entry List
as of Tue., August 10, 2010

Car No.-Driver-Hometown-Sponsor/Car
1NH Corey Mason, Groveton, N.H. -- Mason Enterprises/Corey Mason Trucking Chevrolet
1VT Jeremy LaCoss, Lyndonville, Vt. -- LaCoss Racing Chevrolet
3 Mike Kenison, Groveton, N.H. -- Kenison Motorsports Chevrolet
4 Paul Schartner, III, Lyndon, Vt. -- Creative Counters/Support Our Troops Pontiac
5 Bob Ailes, Sr., St. Johnsbury, Vt. -- Ailes Racing Chevrolet
6 Cris Michaud, Northfield, Vt. -- Merchants Bank/Heney Realtors Ford
7 Cody LeBlanc, Gorham, N.H. -- Munce’s Superior/Kids Only Electric Chevrolet
8 Rick Thompson, Jr., Jay, Vt. -- Thompson Racing Chevrolet
10 Bryan Mason, Stark, N.H. -- Mason Enterprises/Colebrook Automotive Chevrolet
10NH Ben Rowe, Turner, Me. -- Avery’s Sweeping Chevrolet
12 Brett Gervais, Island Pond, Vt. -- Modon Concrete Ford
16 Travis Fadden, North Haverhill, N.H. -- Patten’s Gas Chevrolet
17 Steve Patnaude, Pittsburg, N.H. -- ITYW Racing Chevrolet
22 Roger Brown, Lancaster, N.H. -- Caron’s Body Shops Chevrolet
23 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay, Me. -- Atlantic Contracting & Specialties Chevrolet
25 Jesse Switser, West Burke, Vt. -- Utley Construction Chevrolet
26 John Donahue, Graniteville, Vt. -- National Guard Ford
27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dracut, Mass. -- Ford
29 Aaron Fellows, Croydon, N.H. -- New England Outdoor Furnace Chevrolet
30 Dean Weber, Weare, N.H. -- Weber Racing Ford
31 Derek Ming, Island Pond, Vt. -- AmeriGas/Action Grafix Chevrolet
38VT Tyler Cahoon, St. Johnsbury, Vt. -- R&R Fireworks/Alomax Tech Dodge
44 Dave Pembroke, Middlesex, Vt. -- VSECU/Cabot Chevrolet
51 Dave Simpson, Barre, Vt. -- Simpson Racing Chevrolet
55VT Brent Dragon, Milton, Vt. -- Beverage Mart/Furniture World Chevrolet
62 Dilyn Switser, West Burke, Vt. -- Scentsy/Before Auto Ford
72 Cody Hodge, Orleans, Vt. -- Goodridge Lumber Chevrolet
77 Brandon Lambert, Colebrook, N.H. -- Edwards Electric Ford
78 Quinny Welch, Lancaster, N.H. -- Local 104/M.A. Bean Associates Chevolet
82 Bobby Baillargeon, Kingston, N.H. -- Kimball Auto Body Chevrolet
83 Stacy Cahoon, St. Johnsbury, Vt. -- R&R Fireworks Chevrolet
90 Matt Pepin, Webster, N.H. -- Pepin Racing Chevrolet
92 Shawn Cook, Hyde Park, Vt. -- Bousquet’s Truck Parts Ford
00 Ciara McCoy, Colebrook, N.H. -- McCoy Racing Chevrolet
02 Russ Clark, Littleton, N.H. -- NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet
02NH Randy Potter, Groveton, N.H. -- P&R Excavating/D&S Auto Chevrolet


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