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Shaw out battles Griffith & Kruzcek for Seacoast 100 Victory

Rich Hayes Photos

Lee, NH – The showers predicted by the weather forecast on Friday never came to Lee as drivers suited up for the Seacoast 100. DJ Shaw of Center Conway, NH started on the pole with Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, NH on the outside of the 21-car field.  This week saw the addition of new competitors adding to the already tough competition in the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

Dore & Squeglia Lee USA (Rich hayes Photo)Shaw took the lead early, however throughout the night he had competition from Hudson native Derek Griffith, Davis, and Bryan Kruczek of Newmarket, NH. The caution flag flew early in the evening on lap nine for Cory Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT.  Then shortly after, the pack checked up and Mike Parks of Walpole, NH ruined his newly replaced nose, creating an uphill battle for him the rest of the night.

Jacob Dore, winner at White Mountain Motorsports Park started ninth and started his charge for the front early on in the race.  By lap 72 he was running with the top five. When on lap 78 Jeremy Davis saw the end of his night as his motor blew in turn two. This put Dore in position with the top four of Shaw, Griffith, and Kruczek.  Unfortunately his luck ran out on lap 84 when Dore and Joe Squeglia of Derry, NH made contact in the turn one wall ending his night.

Seacoast 100 top 3 from L to R 3rd Btyan Kruczek 1st DJ Shaw 3rd Derek Griffith (Rich hayes Photo)The final restart saw Shaw pull away, as Griffith and Kruczek battled for second. Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA started ninth and made his way up fourth. Bobby Baillargeon did well finishing fifth to round out the top five.   Jeremy Harclerode who started fifth was strong all night, only slid one spot finishing sixth. Bobby Cabral of Kingston, NH started the race in 16th and worked hard gaining position throughout the race finishing seventh.

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be racing Friday June 17 at Claremont Speedway in Claremont, NH.

Unofficial Finish

1          60        DJ Shaw

2          12        Derek Griffith

3          00        Bryan Kruczek

4          29        Barry Gray

5          82        Bobby Baillargeon

6          51 NH  Jeremy Harclerode

7          14        Bobby Cabral

8          66        Mike Parks

9          01        Bill Helliwell

10        53        Tyler Fiscus

11        1          Cory Casagrande

12        40        Mike Mitchell

13        32        Steven Murphy

14        05        Jacob Dore

15        03        Joe Squeglia

16        09        Jeremy Davis

17        42        Guy Caron

18        51        Bill Ahern

19        08        Mike O’Sullivan

20        63        John Selemi

21        23        Glenn Martel

Contingency Winner

Car #

Name

AR Bodies (Hard Luck $100.00) 05 Jacob Dore

Bond Auto Parts (2nd Place $100.00) 12 Derek Griffith

Bond Auto Parts (Last car on Lead Lap $100.00) 40 Mike Mitchell

Coilover (Feature winner $300.00) 60 DJ Shaw

Embroidery Expertee’s (3rd Place $ 50.00) 00 Bryan Kruczek

Five Star Bodies (5th Place $50.00) 82 Bobby Baillargeon

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner $25.00) 09 Jeremy Davis

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner $25.00) 60 DJ Shaw

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner $25.00) 12 Derek Griffith

Magnus Racing (2nd Place $100.00) 12 Derek Griffith

Powertrain (4th Place $100.00) 29 Barry Gray

RB Performance  (3rd Place $50.00) 00 Bryan Kruczek

RB Performance (7th Place $50.00) 14 Bobby Cabral

Seymour Performance (Random Draw $50.00) 51 NH Jeremy Harclerode

Sherwood Wheels (Most Laps Lead) 12 Derek Griffith

Sunoco (Heat Winner 5 Gal Sunoco Fuel) 09 Jeremy Davis

Sunoco (Heat Winner 5 Gal Sunoco Fuel)) 60 DJ Shaw

Sunoco (Heat Winner 5 Gal Sunoco Fuel) 12 Derek Griffith

VDL Fuel (5th Place $100.00) 82 Bobby Baillargeon

Mike O’Sullivan outduels DJ Shaw to win the Rydemore 100

Winchester, N.H. – The Rydemore 100 at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H. started as a steamy one, with temperatures reaching the mid ninety’s. Guy Caron of Lempster, N.H. found himself on the pole with Mike Mitchell of Cumberland, R.I. on the outside. Barry Gray who finished second last week was looking to get his first win of the year starting in the sixth position.  Ultimately, it was Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA. in victory lane.

08,71,29 & Monadnock(1)Caron took the lead early in the race and led until lap 61 when he and Gray made contact on the backstretch, and Caron, spun bringing out the first caution of the night.  This put O’Sullivan and DJ Shaw of Center Conway, N.H. up front. Glenn Martel of Belmont, NH was the Lucky Dog, winning his lap back and putting him on the road to a fifth place finish.

By lap 65 Mike Parks of Walpole, N.H. had worked his way up to third after starting 12th. The 71 NH of Cory Robert in sixth place, fended off the Caron and Gray for over a dozen laps, until lap 89 when contact was made with Gray.

This started a few restarts on lap 89 with multiple cars ending their night in the pits.  The 71NH did not make it back onto the track due to a flat tire. After charging all the way to third from his 12th starting spot, Mike Parks was involved in a wreck on the backstretch with Cory Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT, ending a good run for Parks.  This also saw the end of Guy Caron’s night as he left on the Hook. Both the Barry Gray and Adam Norton machines wMonadnock top 3 from L to R 3rd Cory Casagrande 1st Mike O'Sullivan 2nd DJ Shaw (Chip Cormie Photo)ere able to return to the track after making visits to the pits.

The final laps of the race were clean and saw Mike O’Sullivan take the win without incident.  DJ Shaw and Cory Casagrande making up the remaining top three.

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be racing again on Friday, June 3rd at Lee Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire.

Unofficial Finish

1          08        Mike O’Sullivan

2          60        DJ Shaw

3          1          Cory Casagrande

4          40        Mike Mitchell

5          23        Glenn Martel

6          63        John Salemi

7          29        Barry Gray

8          87        Adam Norton

9          66        Mike Parks

10        42        Guy Caron

11        71NH   Cory Robert

12        18        Michael Scorzelli

13        96        Wyatt Alexander

Contingency Winner

Car #

Name

 

AR Bodies (Hard Luck) $100.00 18 Michael Scorzelli

Bond Auto Parts (2nd Place) $100.00 60 DJ Shaw

Bond Auto Parts (Last car on Lead Lap) $100.00 87 Adam Norton

Coilover Commander (Feature winner) $300.00 08 Mike O’Sullivan

Embroidery Expertee’s (3rd Place) $50.00 1 Cory Casagrande

Five Star Bodies (5th Place) $50.00 23 Glenn Martel

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) $25.00 60 DJ Shaw

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) $25.00 40 Mike Mitchell

Magnus Racing (2nd Place) $100.00 60 DJ Shaw

Powertrain (4th Place) $100.00 40 Mike Mitchell

RB Performance (3rd Place) $50.00 1 Cory Casagrande

RB Performance (7th Place) $50.00 29 Barry Gray

Seymour Performance (Random Draw) $50.00 60 DJ Shaw

Sherwood Wheels (Most Laps Lead) Guy Caron

Sunoco (Heat Winner) $25.00 60 DJ Shaw

Sunoco (Heat Winner) $25.00 40 Mike Mitchell

VDL Fuel (5th Place) $25.00 23 Glenn Martel

Granite State Pro Stock Series Returns to Monadnock Speedway

WALPOLE, N.H. __

After a thrilling finish to the season-opening race at White Mt. Motorsports Park last weekend, won by Jacob Dore, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is ready for race two at Monadnock Speedway — this Saturday, May 28.

The running of the Rydemore.com 100 lap feature will be contested on the high-banks of “Maddog,” a track that has proven to have intense Super Late Model action for the series each time they make the trip.

Barry Gray, who finished second at the opener last weekend, is the defending winner of the Memorial Day weekend special and a four-time winner with the series on the high-banks.

“At Monadnock, there is a lot of passing and a lot of good, hard racing,” Gray said. “So many guys can show up and win there, it’s a really fun track to get around. Monadnock was my hometrack, so for me, there’s a little bit of that hometrack advantage.”

Other formers winners with the series at Monadnock include Matt Frahm and Mike O’Sullivan. Mike will attempt to capture another checkered at Monadnock Saturday, as will multiple other series competitors. The series welcomes Feura Bush, N.Y. driver Michael Scorzelli to the roster, along with many of the drivers who ran the opening race at White Mt., like Cory Casagrande and Mike Mitchell.

Race sponsor Rydemore Heavy Duty Truck Parts Inc., located in Fitchburg, Mass., is one of the largest heavy duty used demanufacturing facilities specializing in quality used parts for commercial trucks, class 7-8. Fans can visit them on the web at www.rydemore.com.

The winner of the feature event will also have a guaranteed spot in the open competition Seekonk Speedway 200 lap Pro Stock feature race scheduled for July 13. The race is being promoted by Gary Sagar and Kraze Krolacki Speed Equipment, located in Seekonk, Mass. and is expected to draw drivers from all across the East Coast, meaning a guaranteed spot could be crucial to success.

Joining the series at Monadnock will be the Sportsman Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Lightning Stocks, Thunder Stocks and Young Guns — all of the regular NASCAR divisions at the 1/4 mile oval. Heat races begin at 6 p.m., with feature racing to immediately follow.

Admission to the pit area is $35 and general admission tickets to the grandstands are $20, with those 12 years and younger free of charge to watch all the action.

For more information on the GSPSS, visit www.gspss.net, or email series president Mike Parks at mparks@gspss.net.

QUICK FACTS:

GSPSS Rydemore.com 100 at Monadnock Speedway

Track Facts:

  1. High banked, 1/4 mile track under the NASCAR Home Tracks sanction
  2. Runs weekly on Saturday night with six divisions

Race Facts:

  1. Draw for starting positions in heat races
  2. 12 lap heat races
  3. 100 lap feature
  4. 24 guaranteed starters
  5. Sponsored by Rydemore.com

Event Schedule:

  1. GSPSS practice at 3:00 p.m.
  2. GSPSS practice approx 5:15 p.m.
  3. GSPSS heats last in order; approx 7 p.m.
  4. GSPSS feature last in order; approx 8:30 p.m.