NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. — The 2023 schedule of events for White Mountain Motorsports Park has been released.
The venerable northern New Hampshire bullring is set for a 17-event schedule that continues White Mountain’s longstanding position as a touring series mecca and renews commitment to weekly racing through a redefined balance between touring series and the weekly warriors that bring thunder to the White Mountains.
The annual White Mountain Motorsports Park Car Show kick-starts the season on Saturday, May 13, as racers show off their touched-up rides before getting some much-needed seat time after the long winter. The 31st season gets its start on Saturday, May 20, with all six weekly divisions being joined by the first of three visits from the Maine-based Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models.
Memorial Day weekend brings the return of the Spring Board 100 for the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models as they fight in round number one of the Wall’s Ford Platinum Series. After being stolen in a hat trick by N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts-native Derek Gluchacki, the White Mountain faithful will certainly look to keep the triple crown title at home next year.
The Wall’s Ford Platinum Series will continue as the tune-up to the Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250 on July 29 before wrapping up on September 9 alongside the R&R Race Parts NH Street Stock Open. The Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series returns for the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers to start the month of June.
After the June 3 start, the Triple Crown series will return on July 1 as part of the Fourth of July festivities that include a huge Northstar Fireworks display before crowning the champion on August 19 alongside the Maine-based Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association. On June 10, the track will showcase an all new $1,500-to-win event for the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models.
Mid-June will bring a triple-header of touring types. The New England Antique Racers (NEAR) will join the NELCAR Legends and Bandoleros to complete a seven division line-up along with the weekly championship late models, Flying Tigers, Strictly Stock Minis and the Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Division.
Speaking of Strictly Minis, the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini Special returns on June 24. The annual extra-distance event for the White Mountain four-cylinders has become one of the most exciting races of the summer season.
Mid-season championships will follow the Fourth of July celebration on July 8 with double points on the line for all five point-counting divisions including the Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Models and Wayne’s Market Dwarf Cars. The Friday Special on July 14 will serve as the first off-weekend for the White Mountain locals as the PASS Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds and New England Supermodified Series invade the track during New Hampshire NASCAR weekend.
July 22 is headlined by the Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Model Special paying $1,000 to the winner of the high-speed, four-cylinder group along with a regular line-up of weekly racing.
August 5 brings back the $10,000-to-win Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250 for the sixth consecutive season. The headlining 250 lap spectacular for the American-Canadian Tour will also feature weekly championship action for the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Minis and the Dad’s 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Division.
After another off week for the weekly warriors, Thunder in the Mountains returns on Saturday, Aug. 19, with the Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series Championship and the Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association. White Mountain will once again fall silent on August 26 for Oxford 250 weekend.
September brings a stacked four weeks of four fantastic line-ups. It all starts on Saturday, Sept. 2, with the Late Model Leaf Peepers 100 all presented by Foley Oil & Propane. The NELCAR Legends will also be back in town along with the Flying Tigers, Strictly Stock Minis and Kids Division.
September 9 plays host to the R&R Race Parts NH Street Stock Open 100 — worth $5,000 to the winner — with another strong field of street stock teams from across New England expected to make their annual trip to White Mountain. The event will also showcase the exciting championship round for the Wall’s Ford Platinum Late Model series.
The American-Canadian Tour returns on September 16 for the 45th Fall Foliage 200. After a successful reshuffled event in 2022, the PASS Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds will again join the iconic ACT Tour event along with the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers. White Mountain Motorsports Park will wrap up it’s 31st season in a big way on September 23 with all five point-counting divisions crowning their respective champions.
“We took notes on last year’s expansive schedule and decided to make a few tweaks with the weekly racer in mind,” said White Mountain managing partner Cris Michaud. “We feel this schedule allows everyone the opportunity to get in some of the best side-by-side racing in New England while allowing for an occasional off week to enjoy the summer.”