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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.

Dore opens the Granite State Pro Stock Series with feature win at White Mt Motorsports Park

Dore Takes the Checkers at White Mountain Opener

Woodstock, N.H. – A beautiful spring night in scenic northern New Hampshire, kicked off the season for the Granite State Pro Stock series, at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Mike O’Sullivan in the 08 car led the starting grid to green with a competitive field. Jacob Dore dominated the race and took the checkers for his first series win.

Dore of Sanford, ME. started on the outside pole and took the lead early on, passing Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA, on lap 9 of the 100 lap event. Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA. used the few cautions in the race to his advantage to come from a starting position of tenth to take a second place finish.

The field having split into three packs saw Gray work his way up to fifth on lap 47 when Corey Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT. brought out the first caution of the night, on lap 47 in turn four as he broke the upper third link bar.  On lap 58 mechanical issues sent the 99 of James Miller into the turn three wall, bringing out the red flag due to half-a-dozen tires rolling onto the infield. This put Gray into position to move up to fourth on the restart.

The laps following the red flag saw Gray aggressively running down the number 23 car of Glenn Martell for third around lap 82.  As Gray chased after O’Sullivan for second place, the 08 car fell off the pace, granting Gray the chance to make a run on Dore for the win.

Dore fended off the 28 year racing veteran in the closing laps to capture his first win on the Granite State Pro Stock Series. Glenn Martell made a good run to finish third, followed by Craig Weinstein and Mike Parks to round out the top five.

On May 28th the Granite State Pro Stock Series competes in Winchester, New Hampshire at Monadnock Speedway.

Unofficial Finish

1          05        Jacob Dore

2          29        Barry Gray

3          23        Glenn Martell

4          60        Craig Weinstein

5          66        Mike Parks

6          40        Mike Mitchell

7          63        John Selemi

8          08        Mike O’Sullivan

9          28        Greg Nanigan

10        99        James Miller

11        1          Corey Casagrande

 

Contingency Winner

Car #

Name

AR Bodies (Hard Luck) $100.00 Gift Certificate, 99 James Miller

Bond Auto Parts (2nd Place) $100.00 Gift Card 29 Barry Gray

Bond Auto Parts (Last car on Lead Lap) $100.00 Gifr Card 63 John Salemi

Coilover Commander   (Feature winner) $300.00 Gift Certificate 05 Jacob Dore

Embroidery Expertee’s (3rd Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 23 Glenn Martell

Five Star Bodies (5th Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 66 Mike Parks

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) $25.00 05 Jacob Dore

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) $25.00 08 Mike O’Sullivan

Magnus Racing (2nd Place) $100.00 Gift Certificate 29 Barry Gray

Powertrain Technology (4th Place) Craig Weinstein (Not Eligible)

RB Performance  (3rd Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 23 Glenn Martell

RB Performance (7th Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 63 John Salemi

Seymour Performance (Random Draw) $100.00 Gift Certificate 40 Mike Mitchell

Sherwood Wheels (Most Laps Lead) Gift Certificate 05 Jacob Dore

Sunoco (Heat Winner) 5 Gal Sunoco Race Fuel 05 Jacob Dore

Sunoco (Heat Winner)5 gal Sunoco Race Fuel 08 Mike O’Sullivan

VDL Fuel (5th Place) $100.00 Gift Certificate 66 Mike Parks