What Won the Race: DJ Shaw took the lead from Derek Griffith on a wild lap 79 restart and pulled away late to win the Seacoast 100 at Lee USA Speedway.
The Skinny: DJ Shaw started from the pole positions but fell back to as far as fourth in the running order. He took advantage of restarts and misfortunes to find himself on the outside of the front row for a lap 79 restart. Once there he powered around Derek Griffith to take the lead and never looked back.
Winning Quote: “It was a perfect story for us there. Bryan Kruczek was my best friend keeping the pressure on Derek (Griffith) at the end.” – DJ Shaw
Notebook: 2012 Granite State Pro Stock Series champion Bobby Cabral returns to action today in the No. 14 Matt Frahm-owned car.
Eight former Granite State Pro Stock Series winners are in the pit area at Lee USA Speedway. That list includes: Bobby Baillargeon, DJ Shaw, Barry Gray, Jacob Dore, Mike O’Sullivan, Bobby Cabral, Jeremy Davis and Derek Griffith.
Kyle Sawyer won the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Modified race.
Car Count: 21 Super Late Models.
Title Fight: Unofficially, Mike O’Sullivan leads the Granite State Pro Stock Series standings following his win at Monadnock Speedway.
Winning Chassis: Dale Shaw Racecars
Winning Engine: GM Crate Engine
Winning Shocks: Advanced Racing Suspensions
Winning Crew Chief: Dale Shaw
On the Move: Bobby Cabral started 16th on the grid and charged to finish seventh, a gain of nine positions.
Biggest Loser: Jeremy Davis started from the outside of the front row and contended for the lead early on before doing up in smoke near the halfway mark. He finished 16th, a loss of 14 positions.
Heat Race Results:
Qualifying Heat #1 Unofficial Results
Qualifying Heat #2 Unofficial Results
Qualifying Heat #3 Unofficial Results
Qualifying Events: There will be three 12-lap qualifying heats to set the field for tonight’s Seacoast 100. Following heat races, the winner of the first qualifying heat will draw an invert to determine the starting grid.
Practice Results: Derek Griffith led the way in the final practice session over Jeremy Davis, DJ Shaw, Bryan Kruczek and Mike O’Sullivan.
Event Schedule: Qualifying heat races for all six divisions will begin at 7 p.m. The Granite State Pro Stock Series, Hobby Stocks, Super Modifieds, Ironman, Pure Stocks and Late Model Sportsman are all in action.
Who To Watch For: Defending series champion Derek Griffith returns to the series tonight at Lee and will be a driver to keep an eye on. Jeremy Davis, last year’s winner at Lee, and former PASS North champion DJ Shaw will also be tough to beat.
The Track: Lee USA Speedway is a .375-mile oval located in Lee, New Hampshire. The track has become known for being abrasive on tires.
Weather: It’s a great day for racing in Lee, New Hampshire with temperatures in the high 60s and a slight breeze in the air.
Next Series Race: The series will make a visit to Claremont Speedway in Claremont, New Hampshire on Friday, June 17.