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Moltz Sweeps IceBreaker Weekend

April 14, 2015

 

 

THOMPSON, CT -             Continuing his success at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, “Thrillin” Dillon Moltz completed the weekend sweep of the IceBreaker with the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

 

The Waterford, CT native inherited the top spot after Todd Stone and Brad Babb made contact on the front stretch battling for the lead, leaving Babb with a damaged automobile, and sending Stone careening into turns one and two, ending his day.

 

Stone had led from the drop of the green flag, and seemed to be on cruise control early in the race.  A lap 5 caution for Mike Parks brought the field together, only to see Stone fend off Mike O’Sullivan and build a small gap between the first and second spots.  Babb worked his way from the fifth starting position to challenge Stone, before Daryl Stampfl spun off turn four, bringing the second caution of the day.  Babb and Stone jockeyed for position after the restart, before the incident took both Babb and Stone out of contention for the win.  Moltz capitalized, and never looked back, as the pilot of the Brackett Mechanical/ RB Performance Chevrolet picked up his second win in the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS).

 

Moltz tried saving his equipment early, stating “We were just riding it out in the beginning.  The car started out free, and I didn’t want to abuse the right rear, but it came to me, and the car was the best it had been the last 10 laps.”

 

“It means a lot to me to win here at this track,” Moltz continued.  “I raced next door at “Little T”, I had raced there since I was 8 years old.  It’s nice to finally be able to pick up a win here.”

 

With the win, Moltz has now completed the trifecta, picking up wins at all three Connecticut asphalt tracks (Thompson, Stafford, New London-Waterford).

 

Youngster Derek Griffith grabbed his best career Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park finish by taking second at the IceBreaker. 

 

“We had problems all weekend, especially with stagger.  The car was a completely different car in the heat race, but Louie is a genius with this stuff, and made it work,” remarked Griffith.  “I can’t complain at all, from tenth to second.  It was a really good race for us, and I’m happy to go home in one piece.”

 

Griffith credited his podium finish to his fallen friend, Marco Turcotte.  Turcotte, who recently lost his battle with cancer, was influential to the Hudson, NH resident, in all aspects of his life.

 

“I asked Marco for some help today, and I believe he watched over me.”

 

Larry Gelinas began his 2015 title campaign with a third place finish.  The Buxton, ME driver fought carburetor and transmission issues to complete the podium.

 

On his mechanical issues, Gelinas said “I needed a long race to catch people, but to finish third is decent after the troubles we had earlier.”

 

Reid Lanpher capped off a strong weekend with a fourth place finish, while Barry Gray ended the day in fifth, after starting fifteenth.  Babb battled back to finish sixth, with Josh King, Cory Robert, Cory Casagrande, and Daryl Stampfl rounded out the top 10.

 

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will return to the place it all started, returning to Claremont Speedway, April 24.  For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, visit www.gspss.net.

 

ICEBREAKER RESULTS

4/12/15

 

Pos (Start)           Driver                                   Hometown

1. (4)                      Dillon Moltz                        Waterford, CT

2. (10)                   Derek Griffith                    Hudson, NH

3. (7)                      Larry Gelinas                      Buxton, ME

4. (3)                      Reid Lanpher                     Manchester, ME

5. (15)                   Barry Gray                           Belchertown, MA

6. (5)                      Brad Babb                           Windham, ME

7. (8)                      Josh King                             Vernon, VT

8. (12)                   Cory Robert                        Canaan, NH

9. (11)                   Cory Casagrande              Stafford Springs, CT

10. (14)                 Daryl Stampfl                     Walpole, MA

11. (17)                 Zig Geno                              Canterbury, NH

12. (16)                 Greg Nanigian                   Braintree, MA

13. (13)                 George Bessette              Danbury, CT

14. (2)                   Mike O’Sullivan                 Springfield, MA

15. (1)                   Todd Stone                         Middlebury, VT

16. (6)                   Mike Parks                          Walpole, NH

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

 

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AR BODIES (Hard Luck)                                                  1X – Todd Stone

BOND AUTO PARTS (Last Car on Lead Lap)            57 – Zig Geno

BOND AUTO PARTS (Halfway Leader)                     1X – Todd Stone

DRACO SPRINGS (Most Positions Gained)            29 – Barry Gray

FIVE STAR AUTO BODIES (5th Place)                          29 – Barry Gray

MACLELLAN METAL FINISHING (Heat 1 Winner) 5 – Dillon Moltz

MACLELLAN METAL FINISHING ( Heat 2 Winner)               59 – Reid Lanpher

SEYMOUR PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS(Random)               5 – Dillon Moltz

RB PERFORMANCE (3rd Place)                                     37 – Larry Gelinas

RB PERFORMANCE (7th Place)                                     21 – Josh King

SHERWOOD WHEELS (Most Laps Led)                     1X – Todd Stone

SUNOCO RACE FUELS (Heat 1 Winner)                   5 – Dillon Moltz

SUNOCO RACE FUELS (Heat 2 Winner)                   59 – Reid Lanpher

VDL FUEL SYSTEMS (5th Place)                                     29 – Barry Gray

POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGY (4th Place)                  59 – Reid Lanpher

COIL-OVER COMMANDER (Feature Winner)       5 – Dillon Moltz

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