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Brown Rockets to Spring Board 100 Win

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N. WOODSTOCK, N.H. – A healthy field of cars filled the White Mountain Motorsports Park pit area on Saturday afternoon, May 25, for the Spring Board 100 to start Memorial Day weekend. Fans followed suit as well with another large crowd on hand to take in some Thunder in the Mountain to start their holiday weekend.

The Spring Board 100 to kick-off the Platinum Series saw thirty Late Models make the trip and battle for the top prize. Earning the high plus/minus handicap in his heat, Berlin’s Cody LeBlanc took the field to the initial green flag and led the first half of the 100 lap event. A mid-race caution with the tangled Howie Switser and Bryan Wall Jr. machines on the front stretch saw a pack of young American-Canadian Tour stars pounce on the longtime White Mountain campaigner.

Gabe Brown, Kaiden Fisher and Tanner Woodard overpowered LeBlanc on the restart, the three young-guns fighting hard for position throughout the final 50 circuits, and among several restarts. With the final twenty-five laps going caution free, Brown used the bottom to his advantage in the closing circuits to claim the Spring Board 100 lead and the lead atop the Platinum Series standings with Woodard coming home second and Fisher relegated to third.

The caution-free, 35-lap feature for the Flying Tigers went off in a flash, wrapping up in just over eight-and-a-half minutes. Brandon Gray made patient use of his 6th-place starting position to methodically work through the pack and claim back-to-back victories in the fan-favorite class. Staying up front throughout the feature was Belmont’s Frankie Sweeney who would finish out the night in second and for the second-consecutive week Groton, Vt.’s, Luke Peters took home third.

A rolling calamity started for the Strictly Mini 25-lap feature as polesitter Jeff Champine quickly slid back on the outside, stacking up the groove for a melee coming out of turn four on lap one. A crossed-up McKenna Merchant slammed into Tyler Thompson with no room to go, collecting a late-hitting Landyn O’Donnell and Kylee Potter by the end of it all. Following the red flag clean up, the feature went caution-free with local-boy Jack Hayes overtaking the lot to win Saturday’s feature event followed by Patrick Switser and Jason Goodbout Jr. on the podium.

The Kids Division impressed again this week with a dozen young racers filing into the pits Saturday afternoon. Hayden Bushey claimed back-to-back victories atop the pack followed by Connor Charbonneau and Colby Stygles on the podium.

Annual Spring Board 100

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

(Local Drivers)

Platinum Series Round #1

15, 92VT, Jaden Perry, Hardwick, Vt.

Flying Tigers – (35 Laps)

7, 23NH, Michael Potter, Plainfield, Vt.

11, 77VT, Ryan Field, Wolcott, Vt.

Strictly Minis – (25 Laps)

16, 32, #Kylee Potter, Marshfield, Vt.

Kid’s Division – (15 Laps)

8, 23, Madison Potter. Marshfield, Vt.

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