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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.

Drivers Chasing More Than $26,000 in Contingency Awards During 2016 Season

WALPOLE, N.H. __

The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is proud to announce the contingency awards and bonuses for the 2016 season of racing, which begins this Saturday, May 21, at White Mt. Motorsports Park in New Hampshire.

More than 13 different businesses have come on board to award drivers on the GSPSS for their accomplishments this upcoming season. Some of them return from 2015, but others are welcomed to the series this season with many thanks. Drivers have the chance to win awards in heat races, the feature races and also at the annual awards banquet at the conclusion of the racing season.

Drivers will compete in heat races for points and feature starting spot, but also for multiple different bonus awards. Sunoco Race Fuels will present each heat race winner five gallons of Sunoco Fuel for the duration of the season and MacLellan Metal Finishing will present all the heat race winners with a check for $25. MacLellan will also present a check for $300 to the driver who scores the most heat race wins during the entire season.

In the feature racing, drivers have lots of extra bonus incentives to chase.

AR Bodies will present a $100 “Hard Luck Award,” at each event for the driver who has the worst luck in the feature, which will be decided on by the GSPSS officials. Bond Auto Parts will present a $100 gift certificate to both the second place finisher and the driver that finishes the last car on the lead lap in each event.

RB Performance will present the third and fifth place finisher in each feature race with a $50 gift certificate. The fifth place finisher will also be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Five Star Stock Car Bodies and a $100 gift certificate to VDL Fuel Systems for the “Coming Alive With A Top-Five Award.”

Powertrain Technology will award the fourth place finisher a $100 gift certificate, Magnus Racing Products will award a $100 gift certificate to the second place finisher in each race. Sherwood Wheels will give one wheel to the driver who leads the most laps during each feature race in 2016 and Coilover Commander will present each feature winner with a $300 gift certificate towards the purchase of a Coil-Over Commander.

The series champion in 2016 will be given the championship helmet from Seymour Racing Products, but that will not be the only special award given away at the banquet. AR Bodies will present a $1,000 gift certificate to the Rookie of the Year, VDL Fuel Systems will give away a carburetor at a random draw and Powertrain Technology will do a random draw for a 5.5″ 2-disc clutch with Chevy Late Model button flywheel and Hydro-Max hydraullic release bearing.

Embroidery Expertee’s will present the third place finisher in each feature race with $50 towards the purchase of Team Apparel, as well as giving away a team pack, including five sweatshirts and five polo t-shirts to a driver that finished in the top 10 in the point standings at the annual awards banquet. The driver that wins the team pack will be selected by a random draw.

The series is also proud to welcome back Waddell Communications and Racing Electronics as the official race radio provider for the 2016 season. Contact them for all your radio needs.

The GSPSS is thankful to be partnered with each and every one of the contingency sponsors and appreciates their support. The first event on the schedule is at White Mt. Motorsports Park on Sat. May 21, with heat racing getting underway just after 5 p.m. and the 100 lap feature event to follow.

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

The following is a list of contingency awards/bonuses for drivers during the 2016 season:

Sunoco Race Fuels: Will present each heat race and consolation race winner with five free gallons of Sunoco Race Fuels.

MacLellan Metal Finishing: MacLellan Metal Finishing will present all heat race winners with a check for $25. They will also present $300 to the driver who wins the most heat races during the 2016 season. (In case of a tie, the driver who finishes higher in the point standings will be awarded the prize).

AR Bodies: Will present a $1,000 gift certificate to the 2016 Rookie of the Year, two $500 gift certificates to be given away in a random draw at the season-ending banquet and a $100 gift certificate at each event. The $100 certificate will be a “Hard-Luck Award,” to be picked by the GSPSS officials.

Bond Auto Parts: Will present a $100 gift certificate to the 2nd place finisher in each feature event as well as $100 gift certificate to the last car on the lead lap in all feature events.

RB Performance: Will present a $50 gift certificate to the 3rd and 7th place feature finisher at each event.

Five Star Stock Car Bodies: Will present one $900.00 and one $500.00 gift certificate at the 2016 GSPSS banquet. Will also present a $50 gift certificate for the Five Star “Fifth-Place Finisher” award at each event.

Racing Electronics: Waddell Communications and Racing Electronics will be the official radio provider of the GSPSS for 2016.

Seymour Performance Products: Will present a $100.00 gift certificate for the sixth place finisher  at all 2016 GSPSS events, as well as the championship helmet to the champion at the 2016 banquet.

VDL Fuel Systems: Will present the “Coming Alive With A Top-Five” award by presenting the 5th place finisher with a $100.00 gift certificate. Will also present a HP650 carburetor via a random draw at the 2016 GSPSS awards banquet.

Powertrain Technology: Will award a $100.00 product certificate in the GSPSS to the 4th place finisher of each race. The season-ending banquet drawing will be for a 5.5″ 2-disc clutch with Chevy Late Model button flywheel and Hydro-Max hydraullic release bearing.

Coilover Commander: Will present each feature winner with a $300.00 gift certificate towards the purchase of the Coil-Over Commander.

Magnus Racing Products: Will present a $100.00 gift certificate to the 2nd place finisher in each feature event.

Sherwood Wheels: Will present one Gift Certificate to the driver that leads the most laps during each feature event of the 2016 season.

Embroidery Expertee’s: Will present the third place finisher in each feature event with $50 towards the purchase of Team Apparel, as well as giving away a team pack, including five sweatshirts and five polo t-shirts to a driver that finished in the top 10 in the point standings. The driver will be selected by a random draw.