Epping, NH- Thrillin’ Dillon Moltz of Waterford, CT. became the newest winner for the Granite State Pro Stock Series on Sunday, which has seen 9 different winners in 9 races in the 2014 season, picking up the win at Star Speedway in the NH Classic 100. Moltz started on the pole in the 16 car field and led all 100 laps, en route to his win.
Moltz and Derek Griffith brought the field down and ran one-two until the first of three cautions came out on the second circuit, when Tom Carey Jr spun in the second turn.
Once back under way, point leader Matt Frahm moved underneath Griffith, and after battling for several laps, took over the second position. Griffith settled into third, with Larry Gelinas fourth. The top of the field ran nose to tail, until the second caution came out on lap 36, when Bobby Cabral slid up against the wall in turn two.
Frahm held onto second on the restart, with Griffith and Gelinas in tow, but the driver on the move was Brad Babb, who started thirteenth on the grid. By the half-way point, Babb moved into the top five and settled in, about 6 car lengths behind Gelinas. Using lapped traffic to his advantage, Griffith moved past Frahm for second on lap 73.
The final caution of the event came out at the three-quarter mark, when Adam Norton went up in smoke, ending his day.
Frahm moved back into second on the restart and chased Moltz to the finish, but came up a car length short at the Sunoco checkers. Griffith, Babb and Gelinas rounded out the top five. Heat wins went to Gelinas and Griffith.
The Granite State Pro Stock Series Tournament Challenge presented by Victory Lane Radio and 360 Design Lab continued at the NH Classic, with Larry Gelinas advancing past Barry Gray, and Matt Frahm besting Brad Babb. Frahm and Gelinas will do battle at White Mountain Motorsports Park for their chance at $500, with second place receiving $200. This is the second time Gelinas is in the finals for the Tournament Challenge.
The Granite State Pro Stock Series heads to White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH for the first time in the series’ history on Saturday, September 20th. The ¼ mile, banked track hosts clean, hard racing, and boasts a beautiful facility located in the White Mountains. For more information on White Mountain Motorsports Park visit www.whitemtnmotorsports.com. For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, visit www.gspss.net, e-mail Mike Parks at email@example.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @GSProStocks.
POS (Start) Driver Hometown
1 (1) Dillon Moltz Waterford, CT
2 (4) Matt Frahm Hampstead, NH
3 (2) Derek Griffith Hudson, NH
4 (13) Brad Babb Windham, ME
5 (3) Larry Gelinas Buxton, ME
6 (6) Mike Parks Walpole, NH
7 (5) Bobby Cabral Kingston, NH
8 (7) Tom O’Sullivan Wilbraham, MA
9 (9) Joe Squeglia Jr. Derry, NH
10 (8) Barry Gray Belchertown, MA
11 (10) Cory Robert Canaan, NH
12 (16) Dennis Maxfield Fitchburg, MA
13 (14) John Salemi Nashua, NH
14 (12) Adam Norton Ludlow, MA
15 (11) Tom Carey Jr New Salem, MA
16 (15) Babe Branscombe Nottingham, NH
Contingency Awards Winner
AR Bodies (Hard Luck) Adam Norton
Bond Auto Parts (Last car on lead lap) Barry Gray
Crazy Ed’s Powersports (Hard Charger) Brad Babb
Draco Springs Award (Most positions gained) Brad Babb
Five Star Stock Car Bodies (5th place finisher) Larry Gelinas
MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat #1 Winner) Larry Gelinas
MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat #2 Winner) Derek Griffith
Racer’s Depot (Random drawing) Larry Gelinas
RB Performance (4th place finisher) Brad Babb
RB Performance (7th place finisher) Bobby Cabral
Sherwood Wheels (10th place finisher) Barry Gray
Sunoco Race Fuels (Heat #1 Winner) Larry Gelinas
Sunoco Race Fuels (Heat #2 Winner) Derek Griffith
All Photos Howie & Mary Hodge