By Dave Suitor
MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club held the second race of it's 2017 season this past weekend with sponsorship from D&L Auto of Manchester. The Jaffrey and the Milton ice racing clubs again joined the Moultonboro group on Lee Pond and another mild day made an enjoyable afternoon for a record number of fans.
Mike Horsch of Moultonboro wheeling his new sprint car led 7 of the 8 laps in the feature. Mike hit a hole in turn 1 of the last lap and lost momentum. Jake Williams of Tuftonboro and Tunk Berry of Ctr Ossipee shot by with Jake taking the win. Mike is going to get that first sprint car win, maybe next week.
The Juniors (13-15 year olds) were next out with Franklin's Jacob Brown taking his second feature win of the season. Kasey Coulstring of Ctr Harbor led the early laps, but settled for second place after Jacob got by on lap 6.
A growing field of V8 stockers took the track for the Stock feature. Sandwich's Derek Jeanson started mid- pack and quickly motored to the front for the win. Derek had his #52 Monty flying this week with no serious challengers. Last week's winner, Tim Chase took second with Scott Burns grabbing third after a battle with Pete Viano.
In the 4 Cylinder FWD class it was Jack Cook, of Moultonboro, taking his second win of the season and his grandson Chris Taylor settling for second. Phil Boisvert grabbed third behind the two veteran racers.
Matt Burns, of Moultonboro, motored to the win in the Modified class after Jack Cook broke a chain.
Derek Jeanson, of Sandwich, driving his pickup took the RWD 4 Cylinder class win. Tim Chase and Trevor Greene finished second and third respectively. Derek also won the RWD class and finished third in the Sprint Car class. Way to go Derek!
Complete results are available on the Club's website at www.LRIRC.com.
The 32nd annual Latchkey Cup, the largest race of the season, will be held this Saturday, Feb 4, at 10 a.m. The invitational Latchkey includes racers from the Jaffrey and Milton ice racing clubs. The Latchkey raises thousands of dollars for medical assistance, community aid, and scholarships. Bring the family out for a great day of racing for great causes. Regular club race is scheduled for the following Sunday, Feb 5. Both events are scheduled to be held on Berry Pond.
Check the club's website at www.LRIRC.com or the Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos. See you on the ice.