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Squeglia Wins his Second Star Classic!

Epping, NH-

Last years winner of the Star Classic Joe Squeglia of Derry, NH dominated at Star all weekend, taking the win for the second year in a row. Squeglia and 2016 winner Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH both had fast practice times and won their respective heats on Friday.

John Peters of Westbrook, ME started on the pole with Griffith on the outside. Squeglia started third.  Points leader Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA started deep in the field in the 17th position. Nipping at O’Sullivan’s heals in the points chase, Scott MacMichael of New London, NH started fifth and Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA who is third in points started fourth in the field.

Griffith took an early lead and held until lap 19 when Squeglia passed him to keep it the remainder of the race. Peters kept Squeglia on his toes much of the race trying to capture the lead.  MacMichael ran a good race consistently running in the top five and made several bids for the top three. Gray also raced hard throughout the race, until he was involved in a caution on lap 87 pushing him out of the top ten.

Newcomer, fourteen-year-old Jimmy Renfrew Jr. of Candia, NH also made a good show of his abilities starting 18th and finishing 10th earning himself the Hard Charger Award. Mike Mitchell of Cumberland, RI started 11th in a car leant to him by Jeremy Davis and finished fourth for the night. In the final twenty laps of the race Squeglia and Peters pulled away from the rest of the pack, racing hard for the win. Griffith finished third, Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT finished fourth. MacMichael finished fifth rounding out the top five, closing in on O’Sullivan in the point standings.

Friday, October 13, The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be racing 60 laps, at Thompson Speedway, in Thompson, CT. for their World Series event, which boasts 18 divisions running over the weekend. For more information, follow The Granite State Pro Stock Series on Facebook or at www.gspss.net

Unofficial Finish

1          03 Joe Squeglia

2          51 John Peters

3          12 Derek Griffith

4          1X Todd Stone

5          72 Scott MacMichael

6          09 M Mike Mitchell

7          39 Nick Lascuola

8          00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr.

9          21 Josh King

10        7 Cory Casagrande

11       44 Rusty Poland

12        29 Barry Gray

13       08 Mike O’Sullivan

14       43 Devin O’Connell

15       46 Jake Venada

16       1 Jeff Jolly

17        18 Michael Scorzelli

18        32 Nick Jenkins

19        4 Tommy O’Sullivan

20        M32 Stephen Murphy

21        42 Brad Babb

 

Contingency Winner

Car #

Name

AR Bodies (Hard Luck)

4 Tommy O’Sullivan

O’Reilly Auto Parts (3rd Place)

12 Derek Griffith

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

43 Devin O’Connell

Five Star Bodies 5th Place

72 Scott MacMichael

Sunoco Heat Winner

03 Joe Squeglia

Sunoco Heat Winner

12 Derek Griffith

VDL Fuel 4th Place

1X Todd Stone

Race Parts NH Hard Charger

00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr.

 

Track: Star Speedway.

.25 mile Epping, NH

Race- Star Classic

Time of Race- 48:01.4

Best Lap Time- 13.294

Best Lap By- 51 John Peters

Cautions- (6) 15, 54, 57, 87, 88

Margin of Victory- 0.231

Lap Leaders- (2) Derek Griffith 10, Joe Squeglia 81

Troy Bregy Photos

Star Classic 100 Up Next For Granite State Pro Stocks

WALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series has just three races remaining on the 2017 championship schedule and the battle for the title is heating up heading for Star Speedway this coming Friday and Saturday night.

The GSPSS will be part of the annual Star Classic weekend, which is a two-day show that also includes the International Supermodified Association (ISMA). The GSPSS will compete in a 100-lap feature event on the slightly banked asphalt oval in Epping, N.H.

PLACE: Star Speedway, Epping, N.H.

DATE: September 8th-9th, 2017

TIME: 6 p.m. on Saturday night for the Star 100

GSPSS Twitter: @GSProStocks

ntries for the race include plenty of series regulars who are hoping to crack Victory Lane before the season ends. Defending champion Barry Gray has not won a race in over one year, but we will look to return his No. 29 to glory Saturday. Names like Scott MacMichael, Cory Casagrande, Nick Lascuola, Devin O’Connell and Monadnock winner Josh King are also entered in the field for the 100-lap race. Mike O’Sullivan will be looking to pad his points lead with his first checkered flag of the year.

Outsiders looking to take down the win include former series champion Derek Griffith, Jacob Dore and Todd Stone. At White Mountain Motorsports Park, Stone rolled his No. 1vt into Victory Lane this year.

“This is the third year we have been invited to the Star Classic by the Webber family,” series president Mike Parks said. “It’s an honor to be a part of a race with such tradition. A few years ago, we never thought that we would be a part of the three biggest races in the Northeast, the Star Classic, the Oxford 250 and the Sunoco World Series of Stock Car Racing.”

With the Star Classic being a two-day show, GSPSS teams will practice and qualify on Friday. Practice rolls from 5:25-5:45 p.m. and 6:35-6:50 p.m, while qualifying heats, which will be 12 laps, begin at 7:45 p.m. on Friday.

Saturday, the series will practice from 1:15-1:30 p.m. and 2:40-2:55 p.m., as well as a consolation event before the Star 100 takes the green flag, which is scheduled for just after 6 p.m.

Last time the series was on the track, Garrett Hall rolled into the winner’s circle at Oxford Plains Speedway as part of Oxford 250 weekend. Leaving Star, only two races will remain on the schedule. The Sunoco World Series at Thompson and the season finale at New London-Waterford will be left to go.

For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, fans are encouraged to visit www.gspss.net and follow the series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

MID-WEEK FLAMINGO MOTORSPORTS 100 ON TAP FOR TTOMS AT STAR SPEEDWAY

Seekonk, Mass. (August 20, 2017): There has always been something special about the NorthEast Racecars Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). Maybe it is the Series origin – with a couple of devoted ‘fans’ who put the proverbial blood, sweat and tears into creating a platform for the racers.  Or, maybe it is the ‘old school’ mentality of the Series – hosting events with a flair for the ‘golden age of racing’ at historic speedways.  Whatever it is, teams and fans alike come out to support the Series.

This Wednesday night at Star Speedway, the drivers and fans that support the Tri-Track Open Modified Series will be treated to much of the same with the running of the Flamingo Motorsports 100 at the historic bullring in Epping, NH. The mid-week event is reminiscent of the former Yankee All-Star League. And, like those events, the TTOMS August Classic at Star will bring out some of the biggest names in modified racing.

With two recent victories in Modified Tour competition, the red-hot Ryan Preece may be considered the odds-on favorite. His strong performances in the Nationwide Series this season likely make him the sentimental favorite as well.  Fresh off weekend wins perennial favorite Matt Hirschman, Anthony Nocella and Rowan Pennink will be on hand at Star on Wednesday night.

The racing card will also include Star Speedway’s Strictly Stocks, Roadrunners and Six-Shooters.  Practice gets underway at 4:30pm on Wednesday, August 23. Qualifying events for all divisions will begin at7:00pm followed by feature events which will also include a B-Main for the TTOMS.

The night’s featured Flamingo Motorsports sponsored TTOMS event will go 100 green flag laps with the winner taking home $6,000. The event will pay $1,000 to take the green flag.

General Admission for the full-night of racing is only $25 for adults. Senior/Junior tickets are only $20. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Pit admission is $40.  The Star Speedway pit area is open to minors with a signed release form and a guardian.

Learn more by visiting starspeedwaynh.com or by following the track on Facebook. Find the Tri-Track Modified Series online at tritrackmods.com or on Facebook.

Back in the mid-1970s, the Yankee All-Star League consisted of a 6-event Modified open competition series for Modifieds at Waterford Speedbowl, Thompson and Star Speedways (and later Monadnock Speedway).

The Tri-Track Open Modified Series is shaped much like the Yankee All-Star League.

According to speedbowlhistory.com, “each track held a pair of 50-lap feature events, all held on Wednesdays with open competition rules and qualifying heats”. Competitors would receive purse money and points for each race, with a Yankee All Star League Champion crowned and point fund distributed at season’s end.

Richie Evans, Fred DeSarro, Ollie Silva, Geoff Bodine, Ed Flemke, Bugsy Stevens, Gene Bergin, the Bouchard Brothers, Bob Santos, Leo Cleary, and Charlie Jarzombek were among the legendary drivers to support the Yankee All-Star League. A great review of the Yankee All Star League and complete list of results from the entire Yankee All-Star League history can be found at speedbowlhistory.com/yankee-all-star-league.