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Davis Returns to Form, Victorious at Star Speedway

June 30, 2014

Epping, NH-        Jeremy Davis returned to the Granite State Pro Stock Series in fine fashion, picking up the win at the Star 100 at Star Speedway.

 

A strong field of 31 cars attempted to make the feature for the first of two races at Star Speedway in the 2014 season.  After qualifying, 22 cars took the green for the Star 100. 

 

Pole sitter Dillon Moltz had the car to beat early, as the Waterford, CT driver shot out of the gate at every restart, sending his RB Performance/Brackett Mechanical Chevrolet to the point each time.  Contact with a car being put a lap down sent Moltz spinning in turn 2.  Davis then inherited the lead, and was the cream of the crop from mid-race on.  Matt Frahm’s day took a turn in the wrong direction, as he was involved in an incident on lap 40.  Davis once again held onto the point, and held Brad Babb off until Babb and Barry Gray made contact on lap 69, sending both drivers to the rear of the field, and ending George “Mad Dog” Bessette’s night, as heavy front end damage knocked Bessette out for the rest of the evening.  Davis then had Dillon Moltz breathing back down his neck, as the youngster fought his way back through the field.  The two would engage in battle down to the final laps, when Davis proved to be too strong, and pulled away with the victory.

 

“I saved our stuff,” Davis commented.  “Moltz did a great job fighting his way back up through the field, and it was a tough break for him, but I still had some left in the tank at the end for him.”

 

For Moltz, the race was less than satisfying, even with the second place finish.  “It was pretty disappointing, more so for my crew than myself,” states Moltz.  “You can’t hang your head with a second place finish with a full field of cars, but it was just a heartbreaker.  We had the car to beat tonight.  I knew it was going to come down to me and the 09, and he had a little more than me at the end, which is to be expected.” 

 

Brad Babb followed up his second place finish at Hudson International Speedway with a third at Star Speedway.  “I really thought I had a car to win tonight,” Babb said.  “Early contact bent something in the front end, but that was just a racing deal; it happens.  I was a little upset after getting turned around, but I’m pretty lucky to come away with a podium finish after all that.”

 

Buxton, ME’s Larry Gelinas would hold on to nab the fourth spot with an ill-sounding race car as the race came to a close.  Youngster Derek Griffith once again fought adversity and picked up the fifth spot.  Cory Robert, Mike O’Sullivan, Zig Geno, Tommy O’Sullivan, and Mike Parks completed the top 10.  Moltz, Davis, and Matt Frahm were victorious in the three heat races, with Robert winning the consi. 

 

Next up for the Granite State Pro Stock Series will be in a few weeks, as the series heads to Lee Speedway for the first time in its existence July 25th.  For more information, contact Mike Parks via email at mparks@gspss.net. 

 

GATE CITY CLASSIC RESULTS

6/15/14

POS (Start)          Driver                                   Hometown

1. (2)                      Jeremy Davis                     Tamworth, NH

2. (1)                      Dillon Moltz                       Waterford, CT

3. (8)                      Brad Babb                           Windham, ME

4. (10)                   Larry Gelinas                      Buxton, ME

5. (5)                      Derek Griffith                    Hudson, NH

6. (19)                   Cory Robert                        Canaan, NH

7. (11)                   Mike O’Sullivan                                West Springfield, MA

8. (18)                   Zig Geno                              Canterbury, NH

9. (9)                      Tommy O’Sullivan           Wilbraham, MA

10. (14)                 Mike Parks                          Walpole, NH

11. (21)                 Babe Branscombe           Nottingham, NH

12. (3)                   Matt Frahm                        Hampstead, NH

13. (13)                 Mike Mitchell                    Cumberland, RI

14. (6)                   Barry Gray                           Belchertown, MA

15. (22)                 Billy Ryder                          Sandown, NH

16. (16)                 George Bessette              Danbury, CT

17. (4)                   Russ Hersey                       Swanzey, NH

18. (20)                 Larry Moloney                   Wayland, MA

19. (15)                 Steven Dickey                   Londonderry, NH

20. (7)                   Bobby Cabral                     Medford, MA

21. (17)                 John-Michael Shenette Thompson, CT

22. (12)                 Joey Squeglia                    Derry, NH

DNQ  71              Carl Eriksson

DNQ  37              Fran “Jr” Colson

DNQ  53nh         Tyler Fiscus

DNQ  21              Josh King

DNQ  0                Dennis Maxfiled

DNQ 95               Ron Smith

DNQ 87               Erik Sands

DNQ 02             Geoff Rollins

 

CONTINGENCY AWARDS                                              Winner

AR Bodies (Hard Luck)                                                   Dillon Moltz

Bond Auto Parts (Last car on lead lap)                    Mike Mitchell

Crazy Ed’s Powersports (Hard Charger)                  Cory Robert

Draco Springs Award (Most positions gained)    Cory Robert

Five Star Stock Car Bodies (5th place finisher)    Derek Griffith

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat #1 Winner)       Dillon Moltz

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat #2 Winner)       Jeremy Davis

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat #3 Winner)       Matt Frahm

Racer’s Depot (Random drawing)                             Matt Frahm

RB Performance (4th place finisher)                       Larry Gelinas

RB Performance (7th place finisher)                       Mike O’Sullivan

Sherwood Wheels (10th place finisher)                                Mike Parks

Sunoco Race Fuels (Heat #1 Winner)                      Dillon Moltz

Sunoco Race Fuels (Heat #2 Winner)                      Jeremy Davis

Sunoco Race Fuels (Heat #3 Winner)                      Matt Frahma

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