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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Austin Dillion Wins Again in the Xfinity Series

    Posted
by Wayne G. Barber
Austin Dillon wins XFINITY race at Charlotte: #33-Austin Dillon won the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. #54-Denny Hamlin finished second, followed by #5-Kasey Kahne, #7-Regan Smith, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #18-Daniel Suarez, #3-Ty Dillon, #9-Chase Elliott, #1-Elliott Sadler, and #22-Ryan Blaney.
There were 3 cautions for 22 laps and 9 lead changes among 7 leaders.

Stafford Speedway, Conn. Sk Lights and Limited L/M Results 5-22-15




     Posted by Wayne G. Barber
In the 20-lap SK Light feature event, Wesley Prucker and Todd Douillard ran side by side for three laps before Prucker got clear into the lead.  Kyle Trayner was making quick work of the competition in the outside groove as he was up to third and he took over second on lap-3.  Jay Goff and Bob Charland were side by side for fourth as the field completed lap-4.
Trayner was now working Prucker over in a fight for the lead but Prucker was able to keep him behind him.  The caution came out with 6 laps complete for a 4-car incident in turn 3 that involved Kyle Jette, Stephen Kopcik, Daniel Wesson, and Bob Charland.  Carlos Gray came to a stop in turn 4.
Prucker and Trayner resumed their duel for the lead on the restart with Douillard and Goff side by side for third.  Joey Ferrigno and Tony Membrino, Jr. were side by side for fifth behind Douillard and Goff.  At the halfway point of the race, Prucker and Trayner had settled into single file while it was still two by two behind them.  Trayner spun in turn 2 and collected the car of Douillard to bring the caution out with 10 laps complete.
Goff got a great restart and he powered his way to the lead on the outside of Prucker.  Membrino moved into second and Ferrigno took third as Prucker fell back to fourth.  Nick Salva went around Prucker to move into fourth and Matt Swanson moved up to fifth as Prucker continued to slide backwards.  Salva was on the charge as he moved into third and was applying pressure to Membrino for second.  Membrino was in turn applying heavy pressure to Goff for the race lead.
Membrino made a move to the inside of Goff to take over the lead on lap-16 and Salva also got by Goff to drop him back to third.  Salva took a look to the inside of Membrino, but fell back into line as they completed lap-17.  Salva again made a move to Membrino’s inside and they completed lap-18 side by side for the lead.  Salva took the lead in turn 1 but as the cars hit turn 3, Membrino made a move to Salva’s inside but he carried too much speed into the corner and he shot up the track into Salva and both cars headed into the turn 4 wall to bring the caution out.  Goff was now the leader with Ferrigno to his outside and Swanson and D.J. Burnham behind them in the second row for the green white checkered restart.
Ferrigno took advantage of the restart to power his way past Goff to take the lead.  Goff’s car touched the grass coming out of turn 2 and Goff spun and collected Swanson to bring the caution back out. Source; Stafford Speedway Press Release
 
 
 
 

SK LIGHT MODIFIED (20)

1) Joey Ferrigno, East Hartford
2) D.J. Burnham, East Hartford
3) Glenn Griswold, Vernon
4) Payton Henry, Willington
5) Geoff Boisjolie, East Hampton, Ma
6) Wesley Prucker, Stafford
7) Paul French, Andover
8) Kyle Trayner, Marlborough, Ma
9) Al Wisialko, Westwood, Ma
10) Mark Alkas, Berlin
11) Rit Dulac, Plantsville
12) Jay Goff, Stafford Springs
13) Matt Swanson, Acton, Ma
14) Tony Membrino, Jr., Plantsville
15) Nick Salva, Prospect
16) Todd Douillard, Palmer, Ma
17) Bob Charland, Stafford
18) Kyle Jette, New Milford
19) Daniel Wesson, Monson, Ma
20) Stephen Kopcik, Newtown, CT.
21) Carlos Gray, Manchester


 
In the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature event, Robert Bloxsom, III took the early lead, but he surrendered that lead to Justin Bren on lap-3.  Bren’s time at the front was even shorter as Duane Provost took over the lead on lap-4.  Bloxsom began to slide backwards as Andrew Hayes took second, Justin Bren third, Austin Bessette fourth and Kelsey Rottino fifth. 


At the halfway point of the race, it was still Provost out front, followed by Hayes, Bren, Bessette, and Rottino.  Cliff Saunders had caught up to Rottino and was beginning to apply pressure for the fifth spot.  Bessette made a move to the inside of Bren to take over third on lap-16 while Al Saunders had gotten around his brother Cliff and was now taking fifth from Rottino.  Provost and Hayes had a healthy margin over the rest of the field and Provost took down his first win of the 2015 season.  Hayes finished second, with Bessette, Bren, and Al Saunders rounding out the top-5.
Source Stafford Speedway Press Release

LIMITED LATE MODEL (20)

1) Duane Provost, Indian Orchard, Ma
2) Andrew Hayes, Charlton, Ma
3) Austin Bessette, Stafford Springs
4) Justin Bren, Palmer, Ma
5) Albert Saunders, Stafford
6) Kelsey Rottino, Willimantic
7) Cliff Saunders, Stafford
8) Glenn Bartkowski, Manchester
9) David Arute, Tolland
10) David Comeau, Palmer, Ma
11) Robert Bloxsom, III, Stratford
12) Paul Arute, Tolland
13) R.J. Surdell, Manchester
14) Matt Clement, Wethersfield
 



Late Model's at Stafford, Conn. Michael Bennett Takes Down 3rd Win of 2015

          Posted by Wayne G. Barber
In the 30-lap Late Model feature event, Kevin Gambacorta took the lead on lap-1, but Michael Bennett moved around him on lap-2 to move to the front.  Tom Fearn was third, with Ed Ricard and Michael Wray lined up behind him.  Fearn began to slide backwards as it appeared that his car possibly lost a cylinder as he was able to keep pace in the corners, but was losing time on the straightaways.
Bennett and Gambacorta were beginning to pull away from the rest of the field with Gambacorta in third, Rick Lanagan fourth, and Josh Wood fifth.  This was the running order with 10 laps complete.  Stu Fearn spun in turn 1 to bring the caution out with 11 laps complete and erase the large lead that Bennett and Gambacorta had built up in the first third of the race.
There was carnage on the restart as Lanagan went around in turn 1 and collected the car of Stu Fearn to bring the caution right back out.
Bennett took the lead on the restart while Ricard made a strong move to take over second place.  Wood moved into third with Gambacorta falling back to fourth, just in front of Michael Scorzelli.  Wood got around Ricard to move into second on lap-17 but Bennett had quickly pulled out to a comfortable lead of 1.3 seconds.  Scorzelli moved around Ricard to take over third, while Gambacorta was still fifth behind Ricard as Bennett was maintaining his margin back to Wood at the front of the pack. 
With 5 laps to go, Wood began to reel Bennett back in and he was closing down the gap with Scorzelli right behind him.  Wood wasn’t able to get close enough to Bennett as Bennett took down his third win of the 2015 season.  Wood finished second, with Scorzelli, Gambacorta, and Ricard rounding out the top-5
Source Stafford Speedway Press Release
 LATE MODEL (30)
1) Michael Bennett, Willington
2) Josh Wood, Palmer, Ma
3) Michael Scorzelli, Feura Bush, Ny
4) Kevin Gambacorta, Ellington
5) Ed Ricard, Stafford Springs
6) Skip Breunig, Milford
7) Rick Lanagan, III, Broad Brook
8) P.J. Zarrella, Waterbury
9) Michael Wray, Northford
10) Rich Hammann, Tolland
11) Tom Butler, Stafford Springs
12) Scott Cook, Oakdale
13) Stu Fearn, East Longmeadow, Ma
14) Tom Fearn, East Longmeadow, Ma
15) Chase Cook, Oakdale

Rowan Pennink makes it 2 Wins in 5 Starts at Stafford,Conn. SK Mod. Race 5-22-15

                        Posted by Wayne G. Barber
In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Woody Pitkat led the field to green and he and Tom Bolles stayed side by side for the first two laps before Bolles got out of shape in turn 2, allowing Pitkat to get clear into the lead.  Ted Christopher was now second and he made a move to Pitkat’s inside on lap-4 and he moved to the lead on lap-5.  Matt Galko was now on Pitkat’s inside for second with Todd Owen and Joey Cipriano lined up behind them.
Pitkat was able to hang strong in the outside groove and he cleared Galko for second on lap-7.  Owen got around Galko to move into third with Galko now side by side with Bolles for fourth place. 
Owen was looking hard to Galko’s inside in a duel for second and he was finally able to take the position on lap-13 as Christopher continued to lead the race.  Pitkat also got by Galko to move into third and Cipriano was now on the inside of Galko for fourth place on lap-15.  The caution came out with 18 laps complete as Bolles spun in turn 3, which collected Branden Dion and Tyler Hines.  Mike Christopher, Jr. spun ahead of the turn 3 melee and he was able continue at the rear of the field.
Christopher took the lead back under green with Owen right on his bumper.  Pitkat was third, with Rowan Pennink behind him in fourth and Glen Reen was up to fifth.  Owen and Christopher touched on lap-21, with Owen falling back several car lengths but able to maintain second.  Owen was right back on the hard charge and he closed right back up to Christopher’s bumper as behind them, Pennink moved into third, with Pitkat in fourth and Ryan Preece was up to fifth.
Preece went around Pitkat to move into fourth on lap-25 and Owen nearly got on the inside of Christopher for the race lead.  Owen tried the outside groove on lap-26 but Christopher was able to hold him off and Pennink was now on the inside of Owen for second.  Preece was right behind Pennink and Owen in fourth with Glen Reen holding off Justin Bonsignore for fifth.
Preece got around Owen to move into third on lap-30 and the caution came out for Ronnie Williams, who came to a stop in the middle of turns 3+4.

Christopher took the lead on the restart while Preece slid to the inside of Pennink in a duel for second.  Pennink got a good run in the outside groove and he pulled back alongside Christopher in a fight for the lead on the next lap.  Things settled into single file briefly on lap-33 with Christopher leading Preece, Pennink, Owen, and Reen.

Pennink made a power move on the inside of Preece to move back up to second on lap-35 with Christopher still in the lead.  Pennink was now glued to Christopher’s back bumper with Preece, Owen, and Reen lined up behind them. 

Pennink again used turns 3+4 as his strong point on lap-37 as he got to the inside of Christopher and he took over the race lead.  Christopher tried to return the favor on lap-38, but he got sideways and backed into the turn 3 wall to bring the caution out.


Pennink and Preece were side by side for the lead on the restart, but as the cars came to the white flag, Owen made a move to get by Preece and move into second.  Owen gave it all he had, but he couldn’t make a move on the final lap as Pennink took down his second win of the 2015 season.  Owen finished second, with Preece, Reen, and Galko rounding out the top-5.
Source; Stafford Speedway Press Release

SK MODIFIED® (40)


1) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa

2) Todd Owen, Somers
3) Ryan Preece, Berlin
4) Glen Reen, Wilbraham, Ma
5) Matt Galko, Meriden
6) Justin Bonsignore, West Islip, Ny
7) Keith Rocco, Berlin
8) Jeremy Sorel, Westfield, Ma
9) Michael Gervais, Jr., Southbury
10) Joey Cipriano, III, Waterbury
11) Eric Berndt, Cromwell
12) Ted Christopher, Plainville
13) Sean Foster, Willington
14) Dan Avery, Somers
15) Ronnie Williams, Tolland
16) Adam Norton, Brookfield, Ma
17) Woody Pitkat, Stafford Springs
18) Tommy Membrino, Jr., Prospect
19) Mike Christopher, Jr., Wolcott
20) Tom Bolles, Ellington
21) Tyler Hines, North Haven
22) Branden Dion, Taunton, Ma
23) Ed Spiers, Beacon Falls
 







Make It 11: Donny Schatz Wins at The Dirt Track at Charlotte


                               World of Outlaws , posted by Wayne G.Barber
 CONCORD, N.C. - May 22, 2015 - The 2015 season is still young but Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have made a statement about their strength and intensity. The team has notched five of the last seven wins and at Friday night's Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Schatz scored his 11th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
With 28 features now in the books, the Bad Boy Buggies team heads into the summer months with the momentum they need to try to make history.
"Keep in mind this Bad Boy Buggies team is unbelievable," Schatz said. "What these guys do every night is awesome. The adjustments that they make, what they try to do for me is pretty crazy. I get to enjoy all the spoils but it's really them that do all the hard work."
Schatz started the feature on the pole, but it was Kraig Kinser who was the driver to beat out of the gate. Kinser led through the first 10 laps and on the restart on lap 11. The caution flag came out again the following lap and when the field returned to green, Schatz battled around Kinser to lead lap 13.
By lap 15 Schatz was running away from the field, closing on traffic in front of him. He hit the traffic two laps later and began working his way through. David Gravel got around Kinser to take over second as the field completed lap 16 and then set his sights on Schatz.
As the laps ticked down, Gravel began to catch Schatz. With three to go he had closed the gap significantly.
"I figured somebody had to be there," Schatz said. "We got to traffic and there was guys running the bottom and guys ripping around the top and I just couldn't seem to make anything happen. If you're leading the race and you're backpedaling, you ought to know somebody is coming. I just couldn't find a spot to get through there.... Sometimes you win them that way, sometimes you lose them that way."
As the two drivers raced down the back straight with two laps to go, Gravel got to Schatz's back bumper bar, but Schatz blocked the line. Gravel kept the fight up but ultimately ran out of time as the checkered flag fell on the feature. "We had a couple of shots at him," Gravel said of Schatz. "I wish I maybe had five more laps and I could have maybe got him. Donny's a smart racer, the best there is in the business and he doesn't give wins away. I just needed him to slip up a little bit but he didn't."
For Gravel, the newly minted driver of the No. 7 Destiny Motorsports car, the second place finish was the best the team has had all season. Gravel said the key to the night was making it in to the Dash. If he can do that, Gravel said, there will be more podium finishes to come.
The battle for the final podium finish was one of the more fluid races of the night. Three different drivers held the third position - first the No. 7 of Gravel then Pittman and Kinser before Pittman reclaimed the spot.
From an injury and two missed races two months ago, Pittman now has back-to-back podium finishes with his No. 9 Great Clips team following his win at New Egypt Speedway.
"We're going the right direction, that's the most important thing," Pittman said. "We've left a lot of nights scratching our heads going, 'man, we're a long ways off, how are we going to get better?' We've got a great team and we'll just keep plugging away and getting better. Our car was decent, we just got beat on some starts there. I was really good on the outside on all the restarts and on the inside I just kept losing spots. Not a bad night, not a great night. We've got some decent momentum going our way."
Pittman scored his first quick time of the season earlier in the night. Jacob Allen was the KSE Racing Hard Charger recipient, advancing six positions to finish in 16th.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action Monday night at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. Great seats remain for the Memorial Day event. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, visit http://woosprint.com/lawrenceburg-speedway.
Follow the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.The Dirt Track at Charlotte Notebook
RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz scored his 11th win of the season at Friday night's Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. It is the eighth win of Schatz's career at Charlotte… Daryn Pittman scored his first quick time of the season on Friday night at Charlotte… Kraig Kinser led his first laps of 2015 on Friday night. He led the first 12 laps of the feature… Following his Dash win, Donny Schatz picked up his eighth pole position of the year.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brad Wickham; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz;Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): David Gravel; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Lincoln Welders ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Cometic Gasket($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jamie Veal; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): David Gravel;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz;Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Brad Wickham; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen; JE Pistons(Set of Rings): Brad Wickham.SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 11 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 21, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 28, Placerville Speedway on April 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 12, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 26, Eldora Speedway on May 8, Eldora Speedway on May 9, Williams Grove Speedway on May 15, Weedsport Speedway on May 17, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 22); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Antioch Speedway on March 29, New Egypt Speedway on May 19); Shane Stewart - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, Keller Auto Speedway on April 17, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 1); Rico Abreu - 2(Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 22); Paul McMahan - 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 18, Tri-State Speedway on May 3); Brad Sweet - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, Calistoga Speedway on April 11); Christopher Bell - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on May 2);Brian Brown - 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Greg Hodnett - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 13); Tim Kaeding - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13); Terry McCarl - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5).
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; May 22, 2015
A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$12,000]; 2. 7-David Gravel [4] [$5,700]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$3,500]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [9] [$3,000]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,600]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2] [$2,400]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [10] [$2,300]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8] [$2,200]; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney [12] [$2,150]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [6] [$2,100]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$1,600]; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana [15] [$1,350]; 13. 19M-Brent Marks [18] [$1,300]; 14. 41-Jamie Veal [11] [$1,200]; 15. 49X-Cole Duncan [13] [$1,100]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [22] [$1,000]; 17. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [14] [$900]; 18. 60-Kory Crabtree [17] [$850]; 19. 23-Lance Moss [16] [$800]; 20. 47-Eric Riggins [21] [$800]; 21. 6W-Brad Wickham [19] [$800]; 22. 6X-Mark Cole [20] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kraig Kinser 1-12, Donny Schatz 13-30. KSE Hard Charger Award:1A-Jacob Allen [+6]  Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.758; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.053; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.287; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.303; 5. 7-David Gravel, 14.375; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.417; 7. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.458; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.465; 9. 41-Jamie Veal, 14.500; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.561; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.574; 12. 98H-Dave Blaney, 14.586; 13. 49X-Cole Duncan, 14.601; 14. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 14.721; 15. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.728; 16. 23-Lance Moss, 14.744; 17. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.902; 18. 19M-Brent Marks, 14.947; 19. 6W-Brad Wickham, 15.395; 20. 6X-Mark Cole, 15.551; 21. 47-Eric Riggins, 16.043; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, nt
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 5. 49X-Cole Duncan [5]; 6. 23-Lance Moss [6]; 7. 6W-Brad Wickham [7]
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 7-David Gravel [3]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [5]; 6. 6X-Mark Cole [7]; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree [6]
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 2. 41-Jamie Veal [2]; 3. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [5]; 5. 19M-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 7. 47-Eric Riggins [7]
Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 7-David Gravel [5]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
QT
1
15
Donny Schatz
3955
0
11
19
25
1
2
2
Shane Stewart
3876
-79
3
15
22
4
3
49
Brad Sweet
3780
-175
2
11
21
2
4
29
3756
-199
0
10
22
4
5
51
3746
-209
2
15
20
4
   
 
 
 
    
0
6
71M
3689
-266
0
8
19
3
7
9
3669
-286
3
10
19
1
8
7s
3577
-378
0
7
12
0
9
7
3551
-404
0
3
12
1
10
11k
3397
-558
0
2
6
1
11
1S
3255
-700
0
1
7
0
12
41
2857
-1098
0
1
5
0
13
1A
2703
-1252
0
0
0
0
14
83
Craig Dollansky
2332
-1623
0
1
4
0
15
24
Rico Abreu
2102
-1853
2
4
7
2
16
7H
Jojo Helberg
1487
-2468
0
0
0
0
17
24
Terry McCarl
1481
-2474
1
3
6
0
18
83
Kyle Hirst
1334
-2621
0
1
3
0
19
41
Jamie Veal
1246
-2709
0
0
1
0
20
0
Bud Kaeding
1179
-2776
0
2


     


Friday, May 22, 2015

Stafford Conn. Valenti Modified Racing Series Expected Entry List – Friday, May 22, 2015

#00           Ted Christopher
#05Todd PatnodeRichmond, NH
#5Chris PasteryakJewett City, CT
#7Bobby DrownMilldale, CT
#15Charlie PasteryakLisbon, CT
#17Donnie LashuaCanaan, NH
#19David SchneiderNorthport, NY
#22Roy Seidell, Jr.Easthampton, MA
#25Rowan PenninkHuntingdon Valley, PA
#31Ryan PreeceBerlin, CT
#36Chris BoltonWeare, NH
#38Mike Willis, Jr.Grantham, NH
#42Woody PitkatStafford Springs, CT
#43Kirk AlexanderWest Swanzey, NH
#45Dan Meservey, Jr.Brewster, MA
#50Carl Medieros, Jr.Westport, MA
#53Norm WrennNashua, NH
#56Mike KeelerDanbury, CT
#66Dylan KopecPalmer, MA
#68Keith RoccoBerlin, CT
#77Matthew MeadRichmond, NH
#85Todd SzegedyRidgefield, CT
#93George ShermanFramingham, MA
#96Dennis PerryPawcatuck, RI
#99Richard SavaryCanton, MA

Granite State Pro Stock Series at Monadnock Speedway: A Closer Look at the Numbers

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
 
Winchester, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will travel to Monadnock Speedway, May 23, for the Memorial Day 100.  The Memorial Day 100 will be the third event of the 12-race season, and will be the seventh time the Granite State Pro Stock Series has visited the facility since 2013, running twice a season each year.  The following is a closer look at the numbers of the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS), and Monadnock Speedway.
 
MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY NOTES:
-Monadnock Speedway opened on Aug. 13, 1971.
-Nicknamed “Mad Dog”.
-The historic track has seen such drivers as Jimmy Spencer, Beaver Dragon, Ken Bouchard, Mike Stefanik, Reggie Ruggiero, Stub Fadden, Dave Dion, and Robbie Crouch take victories at the Winchester, NH facility. 
                                                   
MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY DATA:
MEMORIAL DAY 100:  Race 3 of 12 on 2015 season
LENGTH:  .250 mile oval
BANKING:  18 degrees in Turns 1 & 2, 16 degrees in Turns 3 & 4
RACE LENGTH:  100 laps
 
MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY STATISTICS:
-              There have been three winners in six different races at Monadnock Speedway (Mike O’Sullivan, Matt Frahm, Barry Gray).
-              Monadnock Speedway has hosted two races per year since the inception of the GSPSS (2013).
-              The track averages 19.67 drivers per GSPSS race.
-              Three drivers have competed in all six events at the raceway (Gray, Fran Colson, Mike Parks)
SERIES LEADERS AT Monadnock Speedway:
 
RACES
T1. Barry Gray                                    6
T1. Fran Colson                                 6
T1. Mike Parks                                   6
T4. Five tied with                              5
 
WINS                                                   
1. Barry Gray                                      3
2. Matt Frahm                                  2
3. Mike O’Sullivan                            1
 
TOP 3s
T1. Matt Frahm                                 3
T1. Barry Gray                                    3
T3. Mike O’Sullivan                          2
T3. Larry Gelinas                               2
T3. Derek Griffith                             2
T3. Bobby Cabral                              2
 
TOP 10s
1. Barry Gray                                      5
2. Larry Gelinas                                 4
3. Seven tied with 
Source GSPSS Press Release                           3