Granite State Pro Stock Series Rocky Ridge 150 – Claremont Speedway (NH) – 9/2/18

Last updated: September 3, 2018 at 0:57 am
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DJ Shaw presented with his Summer Thunder winner’s plaque after winning the Rocky Ridge 150 at Claremont Speedway. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: After hounding Jeremy Davis for more than 50 laps, DJ Shaw got some room on the inside and was able to take down the win in the inaugural Rocky Ridge 150.

 

The Finish: 

1 60 DJ Shaw
2 09 Jeremy Davis
3 31 Luke Hinkley
4 93 Ray Christian III
5 47 Gabe Brown
6 73 Joey Doiron
7 08 Mike O’Sullivan
8 7 Cory Casagrande
9 43 Devin O’Connell
10 1X Todd Stone
11 29 Barry Gray
12 18 Mike Scorzelli
13 09NH Ricky Bly
14 15 George Bessette
15 M32 Stephen Murphy
16 11 Byron Baker
17 4 Tommy O’Sullivan
18 21 Josh King
19 24 Todd Patnode
20 40 Mike Mitchell
21 42 Aaron Fellows
22 10 Jimmy Zullo
23 05 Jacob Dore
24 72C Guy Caron
25 39 Nick Lascuola

 

The Skinny: Jeremy Davis made his way to the front early in the Rocky Ridge 150, but DJ Shaw took a little bit more time, eventually getting close to Davis as the halfway point neared. After the two traded the lead on two separate restarts, Davis got a little breathing room, but not for long as he and Shaw would engage in a game of cat and mouse with multiple side by side battles over more than 50 laps. In the end, the handling on Davis’ car went away, allowing Shaw to finally make the final winning move and pull away over the final laps.
 

Winning Quote: “That was an awesome race and we made each other earn every inch of that. That was one of the best duels I’ve ever had.” – DJ Shaw

 

Winning Crew Chief: Dale Shaw

 

Winning Chassis: Dale Shaw Racecars

 

Winning Shocks: Advanced Racing Suspension (ARS)

 

Winning Engine: GM Crate

 

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-No major incidents or issues during practice or heat racing.

-Jacob Dore discovered his clutch went bad after his heat race. He will start dead last in the feature.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 72C Guy Caron
2 42 Aaron Fellows
3 31 Luke Hinkley
4 08 Mike O’Sullivan
5 43 Devin O’Connell
6 60 DJ Shaw
7 09 Jeremy Davis
8 73 Joey Doiron
9 93 Ray Christian III
10 40 Mike Mitchell
11 1X Todd Stone
12 39 Nick Lascuola
13 29 Barry Gray
14 47 Gabe Brown
15 7 Cory Casagrande
16 4 Tommy O’Sullivan
17 11 Byron Baker
18 15 George Bessette
19 24 Todd Patnode
20 18 Mike Scorzelli
21 21 Josh King
22 10 Jimmy Zullo
23 09NH Ricky Bly
24 M32 Stephen Murphy
25 05 Jacob Dore

 

Time Trial Results: 

1 31 Luke Hinkley 14.012
2 43 Devin O’Connell 14.042
3 60 DJ Shaw 14.051
4 73 Joey Doiron 14.089
5 47 Gabe Brown 14.134
6 42 Aaron Fellows 14.156
7 09 Jeremy Davis 14.176
8 72C Guy Caron 14.182
9 93 Ray Christian III 14.198
10 40 Mike Mitchell 14.206
11 08 Mike O’Sullivan 14.228
12 7 Cory Casagrande 14.232
13 29 Barry Gray 14.249
14 1X Todd Stone 14.262
15 39 Nick Lascuola 14.264
16 4 Tommy O’Sullivan 14.275
17 11 Byron Baker 14.318
18 05 Jacob Dore 14.370
19 21 Josh King 14.376
20 18 Mike Scorzelli 14.381
21 10 Jimmy Zullo 14.395
22 24 Todd Patnode 14.395
23 09NH Ricky Bly 14.475
24 15 George Bessette 14.527
25 M32 Stephen Murphy 14.892
26 8 Ryan Bell 15.568

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat One

1 31 Luke Hinkley
2 73 Joey Doiron
3 09 Jeremy Davis
4 40 Mike Mitchell
5 29 Barry Gray
6 4 Tommy O’Sullivan
7 24 Todd Patnode
8 31 Luke Hinkley
9 M32 Stephen Murphy

 

 

Heat Two

1 43 Devin O’Connell
2 72C Guy Caron
3 08 Mike O’Sullivan
4 1X Todd Stone
5 47 Gabe Brown
6 11 Byron Baker
7 18 Mike Scorzelli
8 09NH Ricky Bly
9 8 Ryan Bell

 

 

Heat Three

1 60 DJ Shaw
2 93 Ray Christian III
3 42 Aaron Fellows
4 39 Nick Lascuola
5 7 Cory Casagrande
6 15 George Bessette
7 05 Jacob Dore
8 10 Jimmy Zullo

 

 

 

Consolation Race Results:

1 24 Todd Patnode
2 18 Mike Scorzelli
3 21 Josh King
4 10 Jimmy Zullo
5 09NH Ricky Bly
6 M32 Stephen Murphy
7 8 Ryan Bell

 

Car Count: 26 Pro Stocks

 

Qualifying Format: Time trials set the heat race lineups. Heat races determines feature lineup.

 

Event Schedule: 

Group Qualifying: 5:15

Heats: 6pm

Feature: 8pm

 

Who to Watch For: Cory Casagrande, Devin O’Connell, Joey Doiron, Nick Lascuola, Jacob Dore, DJ Shaw

 

Title Fight: Cory Casagrande leads the points over O’Connell and Doiroin.

 

The Track: Claremont Speedway (1/3 mile oval), Claremont, NH

 

Weather: Partly sunny, low 80’s dropping to the 70’s and 60’s.

 

Next Series Race: Star Speedway (NH), Saturday, September 8

 

 

Speed Central: GSPSS Rocky Ridge 150 at Claremont (NH)