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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.

Todd Stone Takes the Checkers at White Mountain!

Woodstock, NH – Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT. took the checkers at the White Mountain 100 on Saturday night. In practice and the scuff sessions, veteran to the track, DJ Shaw of Center Conway, NH posted the fastest times. Wayne Helliwell Jr. of Dover, NH who has run well in the ACT Series posted some of the fastest times as well. 

The feature saw Helliwell Jr. on the poll, and Luke Hinkley of Claremont, NH started on the outside to start the race. The early part of the race saw Helliwell take an early lead for the first twenty laps of the race. Eventually Shaw would take the lead and hold it until lap 40 when the caution flew. Shaw and Hinkley made contact on the backstretch sending the 31NH car up the pit road in a wild ride with the car ending up on thp of the pit wall, ending his night early.

 On the restart Stone took the lead followed by Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA. Shaw managed to fix his car and make his way back up the field, by lap 50 he was back in the top five. Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA the 2016 Granite State Pro Stock Series also managed to stay in the top five.

 In the ensuing laps O’Sullivan stayed close to Stone, however Helliwell was close behind, and passed O’Sullivan on lap 81 taking second. Helliwell made several bids to take the lead from Stone unsuccessfully as they crossed the finish line.   

Saturday, August 12th The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be racing at Monadnock Speedway, in Winchester, NH for the Monadnock 100. For more information, follow The Granite State Pro Stock Series on Facebook or at www.gspss.net 

Unofficial Finish

1          1X Todd Stone       

2          08 Mike O’Sullivan

3          60 DJ Shaw

4          29 Barry Gray

5          7 Cory Casagrande

6          39 Nick Lascuola

7          96 Wyatt Alexander

8          01 Sammy Gooden

9          1VT Jeremy Davis

10        7oz Grant Aither

11        40 Mike Mitchell

12        4 Tommy O’Sullivan

13        72 Scott MacMichael

14        10 Jimmy Zullo

15        23 Glenn Martel

16        1NH Luke Hinkley

17        43 Devin O’Connell

18        93 Ryan Green

19        27 Wayne Helliwell *

 * Disqualified to Unapproved Changes in a Pit Stop

 Contingency Winner

Car #

Name

AR Bodies (Hard Luck)

31NH Luke Hinkley

O’Reilly Auto Parts (3rd Place)

60 DJ Shaw

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

39 Nick Lascuola

Five Star Bodies 5th Place

7 Cory Casagrande

Sunoco Heat Winner

29 Barry Gray

Sunoco Heat Winner

60 DJ Shaw

VDL Fuel 4th Place

29 Barry Gray

Race Parts NH Hard Charger

7 Cory Casagrande

Track: White Mountain Motorsports Park .25 mile Woodstock, NH

Race- White Mountain 100

Time of Race- 58:09.9

Best Lap Time- 12.285

Best Lap By- DJ Shaw

Cautions- (11) 21, 38, 40, 43, 45

Margin of Victory- 0.353

Lap Leaders- (3) Wayne Helliwell 20, DJ Shaw 20, Todd Stone 60

Lin Mat Photo