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Dave Shullick, Michael Muldoon Claim Triple Crown Championships; Muldoon Nets $10,000 in Same Car Effort

(Jim Feeney photo)

OSWEGO, NY (September 11, 2017) – At the end of the 10-race Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear, Michael Muldoon and Dave Shullick Jr. stand on top as champions with the duo netting a combined $16,000 for their efforts.

The Muldoon Racing team leads the money earnings list for the TCCS, finishing the season as the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year, while finishing second in the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year.  The end result is a $10,000 pay day, which will be awarded at Oswego Speedway’s championship banquet on Saturday, November 4.

With their 9th place effort in the Star Classic, the Muldoon Racing team was able to hold off the hard charging Abold Racing No. 05 squad, who put together another top five effort at Star but finished a mere 25-points shy of Muldoon in the same car championship.

Shullick absolutely dominated the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, topping Muldoon by 130-points, thanks to the help of back-to-back Classic wins at Oswego and Star driving for John Nicotra and Jim Bodnar.  The TCCS driver’s championship will see Shullick walk out of the Oswego banquet with an extra $6,000.

Thanks to a 3rd place effort in the driver’s championship, Abold will tie Shullick on the earnings list, collecting a total of $6,000 for his efforts during the 2017 season, utilizing the same Supermodified.

Tim Jedrzejek and Otto Sitterly would complete the top five in the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, claiming $1,000 and $500 respectively.

In the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship, Gary Morton Racing was able to hang onto the third position with the help of driver Joey Payne at the Star Classic.  Morton, who made every race but the Fourth of July special at Oswego, earns $2,000.

Despite missing the Hy-Miler Nationals, Gosek Racing finished the season 4th in the same car race earning $1,000 with Snyder Racing finishing the top five and claiming $500.

A total of seven Supermodified teams completed the required six events in the TCCS this season, with Penix Racing and Danzer Racing finishing just outside of the top five positions.

A total of 10 Supermodified drivers completed the six race mandate with Gosek, Payne, Danzer, Snyder, and McKnight finishing out of the money in positions six through ten.

“I would like to personally thank the sponsors, teams, drivers, track and series operators, and fans that supported the TCCS in 2017,” said TCCS Promoter, Dan Kapuscinski.  “The commitment shown by these individuals to support Supermodified racing, across all platforms, did not go unnoticed and will not be forgotten.  Congratulations to all TCCS drivers and teams, especially champions Dave Shullick Jr. and Michael Muldoon, on a fantastic season.  While there will likely always be a natural line in the sand between winged and non-winged racing, I hope that we helped blur that line some while giving a little back to a dedicated bunch of racers.”

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association.  The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Dave Shullick Jr. – 918 ($6,000)
2. Michael Muldoon – 788 ($4,000)
3. Jeff Abold – 763 ($2,000)
4. Tim Jedrejek – 742 ($1,000)
5. Otto Sitterly – 716 ($500)
6. Joe Gosek – 678
7. Joey Payne – 645
8. Dave Danzer – 639
9. Tim Snyder – 630
10. Dave McKnight – 617

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Muldoon Racing 15 – 788 ($6,000)
2. Abold Racing 05 – 763 ($4,000)
3. Morton Racing 70 – 684 ($2,000)
4. Gosek Racing 00 – 678 ($1,000)
5. Snyder Racing 0 – 630 ($500)
6. Penix Racing 14 – 582
7. Danzer Racing 52 – 527

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) – Trent Stephens
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) – Ben Seitz
July 1– Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** – Dave Gruel
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) – Moe Lilje
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** – Mike Ordway Jr.
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)** – Dave Shullick Jr.
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)** – Dave Shullick Jr.
** – Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

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.