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Josh King wins his first at the JBH 100!!

Winchester, NH- Josh King of Vernon, Vermont took his first Granite State Pro Stock Series win at the JBH 100 on Saturday night. Points leader Mike O’Sullivan of Sprigfield, MA looked like he would be a threat posting the fastest times in practice. He also ran well in his heat finishing second behind his brother Tommy O’Sullivan of Wilbraham, MA.

As dark skies and lightning loomed west of the track, King started on the poll in the Feature and Jeremy Harclerode of Newmarket, NH started on the outside. The early part of the race saw King take the lead early with Scott MacMichael of New London, NH and Nick Lascuola of Abington, MA close behind.

By half way, track veteran Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA had made his way up to fourth after starting tenth earning himself the Hard Charger award for the night.  On lap 61 MacMichael took the lead from King and held it for eight laps. King was able to regain the lead, going low around lap traffic and held the lead until rain brought out the yellow, then the checkers to end the race after 72 laps were complete.

Saturday, August 26th The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be racing for the first time at Oxford Plains Speedway, in Oxford ME. for the Oxford 100. For more information, follow The Granite State Pro Stock Series on Facebook or at www.gspss.net

Unofficial Finish

1          21 Josh King

2          72 Scott MacMichael

3          29 Barry Gray

4          08 Mike O’Sullivan

5          4 Tommy O’Sullivan

6          7 Cory Casagrande

7          14 Travis Benjiman

8          39 Nick Lascuola

9          42 Guy Caron

10        18 Michael Scorzelli

11        87 Bobby Cabral

12        1 Jeff Jolly

13        10 Jimmy Zullo

14        03 Joel Monahan

15        43 Devin O’Connell

16        66 Steve Pailler

17        51NH Jeremy Harclerode

 

Contingency Winner

Car #

Name

AR Bodies (Hard Luck)

43 Devin O’Connell

O’Reilly Auto Parts (3rd Place)

29 Barry Gray

O’Reilly Auto Parts (Last Car on the Lead Lap)

1 Jeff Jolly

Five Star Bodies 5th Place

4 Tommy O’Sullivan

Sunoco Heat Winner

72 Scott MacMichael

Sunoco Heat Winner

4 Tommy O’Sullivan

VDL Fuel 4th Place

08 Mike O’Sullivan

Race Parts NH Hard Charger

Barry Gray

 

Track: Monadnock Speedway.

.2500 mile Winchester , NH

Race- JBH 100

Time of Race- 33:50 – 72 Laps Due to rain.

Best Lap Time- 13:318

Best Lap By- Devin O’Connell

Cautions- (4) 1, 2, 24, 72

Margin of Victory- 0.288

Lap Leaders- (2) Josh King 64 Scott MacMichael 8

GSPSS Headed To Monadnock Annual JBH 100 Set For Saturday Night

WALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will celebrate the life and pay tribute to John Hoyt on Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway. The annual “JBH” 100 lap main event is set for the high-banks of Monadnock.

Hoyt, the co-founder of the series, unexpectedly passed away back in 2011 and this race was put together in his honor. Last year, series president Mike Parks won the race behind the wheel of his No. 66.

“To me, the JBH race is our biggest race of the year,” Parks said. “Without John pushing us to do the series, it really probably would never have even happened. Winning that event last year was a milestone in my career and I hope whoever wins this year’s race feels the same way.”

PLACE: Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, N.H.

DATE: Saturday, August 12

TIME: 6 p.m. post time

GSPSS Twitter: @GSProStocks

Track Twitter: @Monadnockspeed

Entering Saturday’s 100-lap feature, the championship battle is starting to heat up with just five races remaining on the 2017 schedule. Mike O’Sullivan holds a 19-point lead on defending series champion Barry Gray to this point. Scott MacMichael is third, just 20 from the lead, while Nick Lascuola and Cory Casagrande currently round out the top five. Leaving Monadnock, the series will visit Oxford Plains Speedway on 250 weekend.

Last time out at Lee USA Speedway, Todd Stone visited the winner’s circle for the first time this time. Before that, Eddie MacDonald scored at New Hampshire and David Darling won at the third-mile Seekonk Speedway.

Entries for Saturday’s JBH 100 are coming in and all of the top championship contenders are expected to compete as they look to inch closer to capturing the title.

Outsiders coming in and hoping to challenge include former Oxford 250 winner Travis Benjamin, who will make his second start of the season. While Benjamin comes in as a driver who has already run with the GSPSS, Joel Monahan will make his debut on Saturday.

Other entries for the race include 2012 champion Bobby Cabral, both O’Sullivan brothers and many more. It will be a mix of regular series competitors up against some outside invaders.

This race is scheduled for a one-day show, with practice, qualifying and the race all scheduled for Saturday night. The pits open at 1 p.m., practice begins at 3 p.m. and heat racing gets underway at 6 p.m. For the grandstands, it costs adults just $20 to enter, with children ages 11-18 costing $18. Those 10 and under are free.

For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, fans are encouraged to visit www.gspss.net.

Preece clean sweeps MTS opener

Monadnock Speedway. Winchester,N.H.

   Ryan Preece driving the TS Haulers, Ed Partridge owned #6 scored the first victory on the MTS schudle for 2017 on Saturday 4/22. It only took 14 laps for Preece to come from his fifth place starting position and overhaul race leader Richard Savary. From that point on Preece set a blistering pace  running all 125 laps without a caution flag.
   “My car was good tonight , maybe too good at first. At about lap 80 I had to slow my pace to cool the right rear tire. My only concern was about Jon (McKennedy) he has a great car and knows how to set it up”.
   Jon Mckennedy turned in his usual outstanding performance driving the Exit Reality sponsored #29 to a second place finish. He glued himself to Preeces rear bumper but just never had enough to get by him.

   “It was a decent run, we ended up second but got beat by that spect motor again, its a hundred pounds lighter, handles better and better on tire wear. At 80 laps we were just as good as them but as the race progressed it was hard to keep up so we got a second place finish. The American Racer (tire) doesnt have the grip like a Hoosier but they last a lot longer and seem to repeat a lot better, overall they’re a good tire”.

   Rowan Pennink and team had to rebuild the front end of their car after a heat race crash and that hard work paid off. Pennink came from his third row starting position to take down the final podium finish. He put pressure on McKennedy all race long but had to settle with a third place finish at the end of the 125 grind.
   Chris Pasteryak came from deep in the pack and had a hard fought battle with Savary settling with a forth place finish. Pole sitter and early race leader Savary brought his brand new mount home in fifth.
Summary
Date-April 22, 2017
Track- Monadnock Speedway, Winchester,N.H.
Race- O’Reilly Auto Spring Dash
Time of Race- 27:45.783
Margin of Victory- 1.059
Best lap time- 12.892
Best Speed- 69.811
Best Lap By- 6-Ryan Preece
Finish
1—6-Ryan Preece
2—29-Jon McKennedy
3—25-Rowan Pennink
4—15ct-Chris Pasteryak
5—99-Richard Savary
6—52-Woody Pitkat
7—21-Les Hinckley
8—9-Tommy Barrett
9—58-Eric Goodale
10-43-Kirk Alexander
11-12-Todd Annarummo
12-M6-Dylan Kopec
13-15nh-TJ Bleau
14-0-Mike Holdridge
15-77-Matt Mead
16-4-Jeff Gallop
17-58ny-Sal Accardi Jr.
18-13ma-Steve Masse
19-Andrew Molleur
Next Race Event- May 6 New London Waterford Speedbowl-125 Laps
by James Snape
photos by Crystal Snape​