Moultonboro, NH – The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club hosted the 29th
annual Latchkey Cup ice race on Saturday in Moultonboro, NH. Ice
racers from the Milton and Jaffery clubs again joined the Lakes Region
racers to make the Latchkey the largest ice race in the northeast.
Postponed from the original January date due to ice conditions, the
annual Latchkey Cup, a benefit event for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Norris Cotton Cancer Center, was run Saturday in front of a large
crowd on Berry Pond. Racing started on a nice winter morning with the
hot laps and qualifying heats for the 5 divisions of cars: Juniors,
4Cyl Front Wheel Drive, 4Cyl Rear Wheel Drive, V8 Stock, and the
mighty Modifieds. After a mid-day lunch break and a “meet the drivers
and check out the cars” session held on the front stretch, the racers
prepared for the Latchkey’s feature events.
First out was the combined 4 cylinder divisions and last week’s
winner, Tim Chase (40) of Northfield, taking the checkers followed by
Moultonboro’ Alicia Taylor (7).
The Modified feature, sponsored by Ambrose Brothers. Inc of Meredith,
took to the ice next with Jake Williams (73) of Ctr Ossipee taking the
lead and the win after early leader Rick Martel (28) of Moultonboro
broke an axle.
Jackie Martel (32) of Moultonboro lead the early laps of the Junior
Division feature with Chris Taylor (8) also of Moultonboro working his
way past at the mid-point and motoring on to the victory.
The growing V8 Sock Division took to the track for the final event of
the day. With masterful driving, and a well executed pit stop for an
electrical repair, Moultonboro’s Mike Frank (00) took the win. John
Stephens (27) and Adam Cahoon (99) finished 2nd and 3rd respectfully.
The trophies for the Stock event were provided by SAL Post 33 of the
American Legion of Meredith.
The annual Latchkey Cup race, this was the 29th, benefits the
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Hanover. The
sponsor and fan support this year will make another generous donation
The racers return to the ice on Sunday at 12:30 for the weekly club
race. Check the club’s website at www.LakesRegionIceRacingClub.comor
the Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about
coming events, and for race photos. See you on the ice.
NOTE: Ray Johnson was again driving Jack Cook’s #14 Modified. Jack
was forced out of his ride by a rumored age-related shoulder injury.
Tim Chase (40) of Northfield and Moultonboro’ Alicia Taylor (7) battle
for the win in the 4 Cylinder Division at Saturday’s Latchkey Cup to
benefit the Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The
race was held on Berry Pond in Moultonboro.
The Modified field lead by Rick Martel (28) of Moultonboro and Jake
Williams of Ctr Ossipee come to the start line at…
The V8 stockers come out of turn 1 on the ¼ mile oval track prepared
on Berry Pond in Moultonboro. The racers were taking part in the
Lakes Region Ice Racing Club’s annual Latchkey benefit race. The
number 00 of Mike Frank was the eventual winner.
Junior Division racers Chris Taylor and Jackie Martel, both of Moultonboro show off their trophies.
Danny Cook of the S. Tamworth driver of the #1 V8 stock car gives his
faithful companion a lift…