NORTH WOODSTOCK — White Mountain Motorsports Park has announced the sale of the 1/3-mile asphalt race track to Thunder Road and American Canadian Tour owners Cris Michaud and Pat Malone.
White Mountain has been owned and operated by Don and Teri Avery since its inception in 1994. They were aided in recent years by their son David and his wife, Mandi.
Michaud and Malone have stated their intention to continue to operate the track as a short-track stock car racing venue.
The track celebrated the conclusion of its 25th anniversary season this fall with a $10,000-to-win NAPA Blue and Gold 250 event for ACT-type Late Models, won by Eddie “The Outlaw” MacDonald of Rowley, Mass.
“We plan to carry on with the 250 Late Model event, although we might change the timing of it,” Michaud said. “There are no major scheduling, personnel or rule changes in the works. Donnie and Teri had good people on their staff. We’re not planning to try and somehow turn the place into Thunder Road East.”
Michaud noted the resurgence of Thunder Road’s mid-level Tiger division in 2018, which enjoyed large weekly car counts and competitive racing.
“We went back to basics somewhat in that division with more stock parts and a 7-inch treaded tire that got faster as it got older and held up very well,” he said. “We’ll likely go that tire at White Mountain.”
“It’s been a memorable 25 years and we’ve met an awful lot of wonderful people,” Donnie Avery said. “It took a long time to make it happen, but I think we’ve done the right thing. I wouldn’t have wanted to see the place turn into a trailer park or something. We’ll be around to help the new owners any way we can.”
“This is a beautiful race track that has played a big role in Northeast motorsports,” Michaud said. “We want to keep it that way. We’re working on the 2019 schedules and rules packages now and hope to be releasing information within a few weeks.”