Josh King Victory Lane (Troy bregy Photo)
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.
Todd Stone WMMP 100 Winner (Lin Mat Photos)
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.
WALPOLE, N.H. – With six races down and six races to go, the Granite State Pro Stock Series will get the second half of the season underway on Saturday night as the championship chase heats up. The White Mt. Motorsports Park, located in North Woodstock, N.H., will play host to the seventh race of the season, a 100 lap main event.
PLACE: White Mt. Motorsports Park, North Woodstock, N.H.
DATE: Saturday, July 22
TIME: 6 p.m. post time
GSPSS Twitter: @GSProStocks
GSPSS Contact: Mike Parks, email@example.com
Squeglia Wins at Lee!
Lee, NH – Local racer Joe Squeglia of Derry, NH won the Seacoast 100 Granite State Pro Stock Series on Friday, following the fireworks at Lee. Squeglia was fast all day, posting the second fastest lap in practice, behind Jeremy Harclerode of Newmarket, NH. New dad, Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, NH also looked to be a contender as the previous winner at Lee and another that posted fast times in practice.
Squeglia, and Harclerode both won their heats. Davis finished second in his heat, and after the redraw they started heads up in the feature. Early in the race Squeglia kept the lead until lap 37 when Harclerode passed him. Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH started 12th and was quietly moving up in the pack and by the half way mark had taken 4th place. Luke Hinkley of Claremont, NH was 7th on the starting grid, but had to start at the tail of the field because a quick trip to the pits on the pace laps, also moved up the field quickly.
Second Stop At 3/8 Mile Oval Set For Friday Night
WALPOLE, N.H. – Coming off the First Annual New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the stars of the Granite State Pro Stock Series are headed for the second of two stops at the three-eighth mile oval Lee USA Speedway this week.
The Lee event will take place this coming Friday night, July 7, with a 100 lap feature event slated to go last in the feature lineup as part of the weekly track schedule. This event will mark the halfway point of the 2017 season for the GSPSS, with only six races remaining on the calendar following Friday night.
MacDonald leads the field (Troy Bregy Photo)
By Kyle Souza, Granite State Pro Stock Series
WALPOLE, N.H. – Heading into Saturday’s First Annual New England Short Track Showdown presented by AR Bodies at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Eddie MacDonald was listed as one of the favorites to capture the checkered flag.
Behind the wheel of his No. 17, MacDonald showed why he was one of the favorites. He scored the victory in his heat race and then went on and scored the win in the 50-lap feature event as part of the inaugural stop for the series on the 1.058-mile oval. DJ Shaw and Matt Swanson joined MacDonald as podium finishers.