Moltz Breaks Through in White Mountain 150

Sunday, July 24 2016 @ 08:34 PM EDT

Contributed by: ACT Staff

Moltz Breaks Through in White Mountain 150

 

Dillon Moltz got the jump over Eddie MacDonald on a restart with 16 laps remaining and held on for his first career American-Canadian Tour (ACT) victory in the “Showdown in the Mountains” White Mountain 150 at N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park on Sunday, July 24.

 

The Waterford, CT driver, who is in his first full season competing on the ACT Late Model Tour, dominated the middle stages of the event before MacDonald got around him following the race’s fifth caution on lap 96. MacDonald maintained the top spot through a lap 119 restart, but when the seventh and final caution came out for defending ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr’s flat right front tire on lap 134, Moltz was able to take advantage.

Bobby Therrien started on the pole and led the first five laps before surrendering the point to White Mountain Late Model point leader Quinny Welch. Therrien sped back by on lap 18, while Welch developed overheating problems shortly thereafter.

 

Moltz then grabbed the lead on a lap 23 restart drew away from a dogfight for second between Therrien, MacDonald, and Scott Payea, with Therrien eventual getting shuffled out on a three-wide scramble. Following a lap-67 caution, Moltz led a three-car breakaway with MacDonald and ACT point leader Nick Sweet, before Therrien developed problems and came to a stop against the turn one wall on lap 96, setting up the final sprint to the finish.

 

MacDonald settled for second, while Sweet took third. Sweet unofficially maintains the point lead by 14 points over Payea, who finished right behind him in fourth. Jimmy Hebert, Brandon Atkins, Mike Ziter, rookie Devin O’Connell, Brian Tagg, and Rowland Robinson, Jr. rounded out the top-10.

 

The ACT Late Model Tour will be back in action at Scarborough, ME’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 6. Post time for the 10th event of the 13-race ACT season is 7:00pm.


ACT LATE MODEL TOUR

WHITE MOUNTAIN 150

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos   Start Pos   Driver   Car #     Hometown   Laps

1. ( 3 ) Dillon Moltz ( 5CT ) , Waterford, CT , 150 Laps

2. ( 6 ) Eddie MacDonald ( 17MA ) , Rowley, MA , 150 Laps

3. ( 8 ) Nick Sweet ( 40VT ) , Barre, VT , 150 Laps

4. ( 5 ) Scott Payea ( 37VT ) , Miton, VT , 150 Laps

5. ( 12 ) Jimmy Hebert ( 58VT ) , Williamstown, VT , 150 Laps

6. ( 10 ) Brandon Atkins ( 4NY ) , AuSable Forks, NY , 150 Laps

7. ( 23 ) Mike Ziter ( 54VT ) , Barre, VT , 150 Laps

8. ( 20 ) #Devin O'Connell ( 1VT ) , Madison, CT , 150 Laps

9. ( 11 ) Brian Tagg ( 3MA ) , Oxford, MA , 150 Laps

10. ( 16 ) Rowland Robinson, Jr. ( 28ME ) , Steuben, ME , 150 Laps

11. ( 9 ) #Ryan Olsen ( 61NH ) , N. Haverhill, NH , 150 Laps

12. ( 14 ) Jonathan Bouvrette ( 41QC ) , Blainville, QC , 150 Laps

13. ( 1 ) Bobby Therrien ( 5VT ) , Hinesburg, VT , 150 Laps

14. ( 22 ) Luke Hinkley ( 31NH ) , Claremont, NH , 150 Laps

15. ( 19 ) Kyle Welch ( 9NH ) , Newport, NH , 150 Laps

16. ( 7 ) Wayne Helliwell, Jr. ( 27NH ) , Dover, NH , 150 Laps

17. ( 15 ) Rich Dubeau ( 30NH ) , Lebanon, NH , 150 Laps

18. ( 18 ) Tom Carey III ( 5MA ) , New Salem, MA , 149 Laps

19. ( 24 ) #Mark Jenison ( 22RI ) , Warwick, RI , 148 Laps

20. ( 30 ) Jonathan Lemay ( 4NH ) , Weare, NH , 148 Laps

21. ( 25 ) Jeff Marshall ( 32NH ) , Guildhall, NH , 147 Laps

22. ( 21 ) Bill Helliwell ( 49MA ) , Salem, NH , 147 Laps

23. ( 26 ) Matt Anderson ( 49NH ) , Franklin, NH , 147 Laps

24. ( 4 ) Corey Mason ( 1NH ) , Groveton, NH , 105 Laps

25. ( 13 ) Oren Remick ( 21NH ) , Warner, NH , 96 Laps

26. ( 27 ) Miles Chipman ( 0NH ) , Nottingham, NH , 66 Laps

27. ( 29 ) Mark Hudson ( 82MA ) , Norton, MA , 51 Laps

28. ( 2 ) Quinny Welch ( 78NH ) , Lancaster, NH , 41 Laps

29. ( 28 ) Todd Davis ( 34NH ) , Claremont, NH , 22 Laps

30. ( 31 ) Jim Zullo II ( 10NY ) , Claremont, NH , 16 Laps

31. ( 17 ) Russ Clark ( 55NH ) , Littleton, NH , 1 Laps

Lap Leaders: Bobby Therrien, 1-5; Quinny Welch, 6-17; Therrien, 18-22; Dillon Moltz, 23-96; Eddie MacDonald, 97-134; Moltz, 135-150. (5 lead changes among 4 drivers)

Time of Race: 1:01:32   Margin of Victory: 0.511 seconds

Cautions: 7 (laps 5, 17, 22, 67, 96, 134)

Heat Winners: Jimmy Hebert, Oren Remick, Bobby Therrien

Consi Winners: Dillon Moltz, Brandon Atkins