Twenty-six cars from seven states took the green flag this past Friday night at Lee USA Speedway (NH) for the Granite State Pro Stock Series Seacoast 100. It was a beautiful summer evening of racing capped by Joe Squeglia of Derry, NH taking the checkered flag, crossing the line with his hand in the air for the second straight year.
Starting seventh for the feature, the No. 03 of Squeglia patiently made his way through the field before taking the lead on Lap 55 after early race dominator Joey Doiron experienced misfortune.
“We pick and choose the tracks we run and the car was really good on the long run.” Squeglia said. “It’s so nice to be able to race Pro Stocks in our backyard. Thanks to Norm Wrenn and the Lee USA Speedway staff for having us.” “We were looking forward to racing with Joey Doiron but unfortunately he got caught up in that wreck.”
Coming into the Seacoast 100, Doiron of Berwick ME was the series points leader. Doiron stretched out a straightaway lead on the field until he hit the turn two wall. On Lap 54, the #00 of Jimmy Renfrew Jr of Candia, NH quickly went up in smoke and dumped fluid throughout turns one and two. Doiron slid through that fluid before crashing into the turn two wall.
“It was a tough end to our night and not how we anticipated it, but we will be working hard to return this car to race ready status for the next race at Hudson Sunday, July 15th, ” Doiron said.
Jeremy Harclerode from Newmarket, NH started 11th in the field and drove up to second.
“It was a good race. It seems like whenever we come to Lee, its either me, Jeremy Davis, or Joe Squeglia fighting for the win,” Harclerode said. “The outside groove was the preferred lane for sure. I could have had something for Squeglia but I don’t know if I could have got the job done.”
Madison, CT driver Devin O’Connell secured another podium finish, rounding out the top three Friday night. O’Connell has been gaining speed and experience behind the wheel of a Pro Stock this season.
“This is where I made my Pro Stock debut and we had a good run,” O’Connell said. “We’ve been slowly getting our equipment better and I’m really happy we are running up front now; we just need to get a little bit better and try and win some of these things.”
Official Results: Joe Squeglia, Jeremy Harclerode, Devin O’Connell, Jeremy Davis, Cory Casagrande, Mike O’Sullivan, Jacob Dore, Luke Hinkley, Mike Mitchell, Dennis Spencer Jr, Kevin Folan, Nick Lascuola, Josh King, Tommy O’Sullivan, Scott MacMichael, Mike Scorzelli, Steven Murphy, Ryan Green, Joey Doiron, Jimmy Renfrew Jr, Ryan Kuhn, Craig Weinstein, Ray Christian III, Bryan Kruczek, Corey Bubar, Barry Gray.
The next event for the Granite State Pro Stock Series will be at Hudson Speedway Sunday, July 15 for the Gate City 100.
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-Granite State Pro Stock Series Press Release & Photo