John Boy must have been smiling down on good friend Mike Parks, as he paraded across the finish line in first in the JBH 100 at Monadnock Speedway Saturday night. In practice Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA, Craig Weinstein of East Walpole, MA, and Mike Parks of Walpole, NH all posted the fast times. All three drivers did well in their heats Weinstein winning his, putting them in good positions to start the feature.
After the redraw Parks started on the poll with Mike O’Sullivan on the outside. Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA who was second in points started seventh. Parks and O’Sullivan raced hard all night, making Parks work hard for his win, even from the poll. The first caution came out on lap 27 for Chris McGuire of Wading River, NY. Another caution brought out when Adam Norton of Ludlow, MA spun entering turn 3 on the back stretch. Parks and O’Sullivan battled for the lead in each restart with Parks coming out on top each time.
By the half way mark the field had strung out with Parks in the lead and O’Sullivan following. Gray worked his way through the field until lap 86 when Ryan Bell of Acworth, NH brought out the caution when his motor blew, taking him into the turn 4 wall. Gray had worked himself up to third at this point, which would give him the chance he needed to take second away from O’Sullivan.
Lap 97 saw Craig Weinstein spin coming out of turn four bringing out a caution that pitted Parks and Gray against each other for the restart. Parks came out on top and won on a checkered yellow as John Selemi spun on the back stretch as they came across the finish line.
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-Photo Credit: Chip Cormie