Category Archives: GSPSS

O’Connell Handles Hudson High Banks For First Pro Stock Victory

WALPOLE, NH.

O’Connell Handles Hudson High Banks For First Pro Stock Victory

A quick shower may have slowed the evenings schedule before heats began but, the energy at Hudson Speedway was overwhelmingly positive. New ownership from Ben Bosowski and his team have re-ignited the spark of short track racing in Hudson, NH.

In dominating fashion Devin O’Connell of Madison, CT drove the #43 into victory lane for the first time at Hudson Speedway in Hudson, NH Sunday night. The Gate City 100 was not only his first victory in a pro stock, but also his first trip around the high banks of Hudson. “It’s been a crazy ride you know, working on me, and all these guys working on the car making it better and better.” O’Connell said. Consistency is the top priority for O’Connell as the series has yet to hit the half way point. “The number one goal is to keep it in one piece and continue to finish in the top 5.”

Following O’Connell Nick Lascuola of Abington, MA also had a career best finish of second. “It helped me out starting up front by staying out of the carnage, we fell in line and paced ourselves early on because of that.” Lascuola said. Hudson Speedway claimed a few victims Sunday night as Bobby Cabral failed to make the feature, Barry Gray and Luke Hinkley also retired with significant damage.

Looking for his first victory in a pro stock, Lascuola believes he’s “Right there.” He’ll have a chance to do so Saturday, July 28th at White Mountain Motorsports Park.

Once again another young driver with his best career pro stock finish Ray Christian III of Groton, CT lands the #93ct on the third step of the podium. Early on, Christian got collected on a restart, went airborne riding upon the left side of the #00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr and went “Into John Deere country” Christian said. “We knew there were going to be some cautions so we bid our time as the race progressed, I couldn’t have done it without Crazy Horse Racing and my entire team.”

Our next event is on Saturday, July 28th at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH.

Official results: Devin O’Connell, Nick Lascuola, Ray Christian III, Joey Doiron, Cory Casagrande, Jacob Dore, Derek Griffith, Todd Stone, Mike O’Sullivan, Tommy O’Sullivan, Josh King, Jimmy Renfrew Jr, Mike Scorzelli, Luke Hinkley, Wayne Helliwell Jr, Bill Antonellis, Bobby Cabral, Barry Gray.

For more information visit our website www.gspss.net and follow our social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Squegila Wins Seacoast 100 At Lee USA Speedway

26 cars from 7 states started the feature this past Friday night at Lee USA Speedway for the Seacoast 100. It was a beautiful summer evening of racing capped by Joe Squeglia of Derry, NH taking the checkered flag, crossing the line with his hand in the air.

Starting seventh for the feature, the #03 of Squeglia patiently made his way through the field taking the lead at lap 55 and followed through to the checkered flag. “We pick and choose the tracks we run and the car was really good on the long run.” Squeglia said. “It’s so nice to be able to race pro stocks in our backyard, thanks to Norm Wrenn and the Lee USA Speedway staff for having us.” “We were looking forward to racing with Joey Doiron but unfortunately he got caught up in that wreck.”

Coming into the Seacoast 100, Joey Doiron of Berwick ME was the points leader. Doiron stretched out a straightaway lead on the field until he hit the turn two wall. On lap 54, the #00 of Jimmy Renfrew Jr of Candia, NH quickly went up in smoke and lost all fluids throughout turns one and two. “It was a tough end to our night and not how we anticipated it, but we will be working hard to return this car to race ready status for the next race at Hudson Sunday, July 15th ” Doiron said.

Jeremy Harclerode from Newmarket, NH started 11th in the field and drove up to second. “It was a good race, it seems like whenever we come to Lee, its either me, Jeremy Davis, or Joe Squeglia fighting for the win” Harclerode said. “The outside groove was the preferred lane for sure, I could have had something for Squeglia but I don’t know if I could have got the job done.”

The Madison CT driver Devin O’Connell secured another podium finish rounding out the top 3. O’Connell has been gaining speed and experience behind the wheel of a pro stock. “This is where I made my pro stock debut and we had a good run” O’Connell said. “We’ve been slowly getting our equipment better and I’m really happy we are running up front now, we just need to get a little bit better and try and win some of these things.”

Official Results: Joe Squeglia, Jeremy Harclerode, Devin O’Connell, Jeremy Davis, Cory Casagrande, Mike O’Sullivan, Jacob Dore, Luke Hinkley, Mike Mitchell, Dennis Spencer Jr, Kevin Folan, Nick Lascuola, Josh King, Tommy O’Sullivan, Scott MacMichael, Mike Scorzelli, Steven Murphy, Ryan Green, Joey Doiron, Jimmy Renfrew Jr, Ryan Kuhn, Craig Weinstein, Ray Christian III, Bryan Kruczek, Corey Bubar, Barry Gray.

Our next event will be at Hudson Speedway Sunday, July 15th for the Gate City 100.

For more information please visit our website www.gspss.net and follow our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Reid Lanpher Wins The New England Short Track Showdown With Last Lap Pass

GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES PRESENTED BY SPRINGFIELD BUICK GMC

WALPOLE, NH.

Reid Lanpher Wins The New England Short Track Showdown With Last Lap Pass

sing the outside groove on the final lap, Reid Lanpher of Manchester, ME took home the victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “The bottom groove was working really good, but I knew he wasn’t going to give it to me on the last lap there” Lanpher said. “A few laps prior, I tried it up on the outside and I could get a really good run off.” “Eddie is an incredibly talented driver and its really is a cool feeling to pass him here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.”

Finishing a hard fought second, Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA battled with third place finisher Derek Griffith for many laps in the second half of the race. “He just upset my car with him on the outside” MacDonald said. “It was a great battle with him, it’s always fun to race with Derek, he’s a good racer but my car just wasn’t fast when he was on the outside of me, so it was good to finally be able to clear him.”

Former series champion in 2015 Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH hung on to third as Lanpher and MacDonald pulled away. “I had a blast racing with and outside of Eddie, it was fun as I could get a killer run up off turn 2 but he’d just get me at the end of the back straight” Griffith said. When asked if he would return to his home track July 15th at Hudson International Speedway Griffith replied “As of now yes.” “I spend every Sunday I have off up there, and it’s where I started racing.”

Abington, MA driver Nick Lascoula was near the top of the charts throughout the morning and finished fourth. “We kept to small changes throughout the morning as we were pretty fast, we didn’t want to go in the opposite direction so, we kept taking small swings.” Lascuola said. Cory Casagrande of Stafford Springs CT finished a strong 5th. “We had some good positives heading into the next race at Lee USA Speedway July 6th” Casagrande said. “My guys had some great adjustments at the halfway pit stop to get us back headed towards the front.”

Results are currently un-offcial pending engine inspection of the first and second place finishing cars Reid Lanpher and Eddie MacDonald, to be completed later this week.

Un-Official Results: Reid Lanpher, Eddie MacDonald, Derek Griffith, Nick Lascuola, Cory Casagrande, Ben Rowe, Dennis Spencer Jr, Joey Doiron, Devin O’Connell, Jacob Dore, Ryan Kuhn, Josh King, Scott MacMichael, Zig Geno, Ray Christian III, Heywood Herriot, Mike Scorzelli, Gabe Brown, Matt Frahm, Jeremie Whorff.

The next Granite State Pro Stock Series Presented By Springfield GMC will be Friday, July 6th at Lee USA Speedway. For more information visit our website www.gspss.net and follow our social media channels via Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

John Miller Photo