Granite State Pro Stock Series – Lee USA Speedway (NH) – 7/7/17
Last updated: July 8, 2017 at 18:45 pm
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What Won the Race: When Jeremy Davis suffered misfortune while leading on lap 85, Joe Squeglia took over the lead and pulled away from Derek Griffith on the ensuing restart.
The Skinny: Joe Squeglia jumped out to the early lead and led the first 37 laps before Jeremy Harclerode got by him on lap 38. Harclerode led until lap 72 when Jeremy Davis took command. Davis’ time out in front was short lived as he went up in smoke on lap 85, sending him into the turn four wall. Squeglia took back the lead and pulled away late.
Winning Quote: “It was all oil on the track down in three and four. We were lucky to get through that.” – Joe Squeglia on Jeremy Davis’ misfortune.
Winning Crew Chief: Dave Howard
Winning Chassis: Hamke
Winning Shocks: Roleau Racing
Winning Engine: Ilmor/Phil Harper
On the Move: Grant Aither started 20th after battling clutch problems after practice and charged to a seventh-place finish, a gain of 13 spots.
Biggest Loser: Jeremy Davis started fourth and led 13 laps but was relegated to a 15th-place finish, a loss of 11 positions.
-Devin O’Connell arrived at the race track just in time to catch the rear of his qualifying heat. O’Connell drove down to Jimmy Doyle’s shop in North Carolina and picked up a Super Late Model / Pro Stock to race here tonight after suffering major damage to his old car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. O’Connell told Speed51.com that the car hasn’t even been to his shop. They set the car up at Doyle’s shop in Asheville, North Carolina and drove straight to New Hampshire for today’s race.
-Scott MacMichael is back in action after suffering a blown engine in the race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last Saturday.
-Points leader Mike O’Sullivan suffered a punctured radiator hose during his qualifying heat race. The team repaired the part and he’s good to go for tonight’s feature race.
Heat Race Results:
Heat Race Lineups:
Car Count: 20 Granite State Pro Stocks
Qualifying Format: There will be two 12-lap qualifying heats and a pill draw to set the starting grid for tonight’s 100-lap feature.
Event Schedule: Heat races are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. The feature schedule is below:
-Ironman (20 laps)
-Pure Stocks (15 laps)
-Hobby Stock (25 laps)
-Classic Lites (20 laps)
-Late Model Sportsman (30 laps)
-Super Modified (30 laps)
-Granite State Pro Stock Series (100 laps)
Who to Watch For: Jeremy Davis has been dominant in Granite State Pro Stock Series action at Lee and will look to sweep the 2017 events at the track tonight. Derek Griffith and Joe Squeglia each have Pro All Stars Series (PASS) wins at the track and will also be in contention.
Title Fight: Mike O’Sullivan leads Cory Casagrande by eight points in the championship standings.
The Track: Lee USA Speedway is a 3/8-mile oval located in Lee, New Hampshire.
Weather: It’s a great night for racing with temperatures in the low 70s and a zero percent chance of rain.
Next Series Race: The Granite State Pro Stock Series will visit White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 22.