Twenty-five of the regions best Pro Stock competitors strapped in this past Sunday evening at Claremont Speedway in Claremont, New Hampshire for the Rocky Ridge 150, and what a fantastic show it was. DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire bested Jeremy Davis in a duel for the ages to take home the $3,500 prize in the Granite State Pro Stock Series main event.
“We made each other earn it, and it was one of the best duels I’ve ever had,” Shaw said after the race.
Finishing second, Davis held the lead the majority of the first 100 laps and if it were a normal distance race, he may have been the victor but the car went away at the end.
“I got to the lead and did my best to hold him off, but I think this was one of the best races here at Claremont Speedway in a long time,” Davis said.
Holding the local banner high, Luke Hinkley of Claremont, New Hampshire finished third after recording fast time in qualifying, taking the Asetex Tire and Auto pole award and his heat race win.
“My guys really came through this week as we worked on it four nights. This is all for them,” Hinkley said.
The next closest local hero was Ricky Bly of Sunapee, New Hampshire who finished 13th and was awarded the O’Reilly Auto Parts Hard Charger award as he improved his starting position 10 spots.
Series President Mike Parks and the GSPSS staff deemed the entire Rocky Ridge 150 event a success.
“As I reflect on what we were able to pull off Sunday night, all of us have to say a very hearty thank you to every race team and fan that came out to support the event,” Parks began. “There were over 100 race cars in the pits and an amazing crowd with the show running without a hitch, and we couldn’t have asked for anything better.”
The next event for the Granite State Pro Stock Series will be Star Classic weekend at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire on Saturday, September 8.
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Rocky Ridge 150 Official Results:
#60 DJ Shaw
#09 Jeremy Davis
#31nh Luke Hinkley
#93ct Ray Christian III
#47 Gabe Brown
#73 Joey Doiron
#08 Mike O’Sullivan
#7 Cory Casagrande
#43 Devin O’Connell
#1x Todd Stone
#29 Barry Gray
#18 Mike Scorzelli
#09nh Ricky Bly
#15 George Bessette
#m32 Steve Murphy
#11 Bryon Baker
#4 Tommy O’Sullivan
#21 Josh King
#24 Todd Patnode
#40 Mike Mitchell
#42f Aaron Fellows
#10z Jimmy Zullo
#05 Jacob Dore
#72c Guy Caron
#39 Nick Lascuola
-Granite State Pro Stock Series Press Release
-Photo credit: Granite State Pro Stock Series/John A. Miller