Dore Takes the Checkers at White Mountain Opener
Woodstock, N.H. – A beautiful spring night in scenic northern New Hampshire, kicked off the season for the Granite State Pro Stock series, at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Mike O’Sullivan in the 08 car led the starting grid to green with a competitive field. Jacob Dore dominated the race and took the checkers for his first series win.
Dore of Sanford, ME. started on the outside pole and took the lead early on, passing Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA, on lap 9 of the 100 lap event. Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA. used the few cautions in the race to his advantage to come from a starting position of tenth to take a second place finish.
The field having split into three packs saw Gray work his way up to fifth on lap 47 when Corey Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT. brought out the first caution of the night, on lap 47 in turn four as he broke the upper third link bar. On lap 58 mechanical issues sent the 99 of James Miller into the turn three wall, bringing out the red flag due to half-a-dozen tires rolling onto the infield. This put Gray into position to move up to fourth on the restart.
The laps following the red flag saw Gray aggressively running down the number 23 car of Glenn Martell for third around lap 82. As Gray chased after O’Sullivan for second place, the 08 car fell off the pace, granting Gray the chance to make a run on Dore for the win.
Dore fended off the 28 year racing veteran in the closing laps to capture his first win on the Granite State Pro Stock Series. Glenn Martell made a good run to finish third, followed by Craig Weinstein and Mike Parks to round out the top five.
On May 28th the Granite State Pro Stock Series competes in Winchester, New Hampshire at Monadnock Speedway.
1 05 Jacob Dore
2 29 Barry Gray
3 23 Glenn Martell
4 60 Craig Weinstein
5 66 Mike Parks
6 40 Mike Mitchell
7 63 John Selemi
8 08 Mike O’Sullivan
9 28 Greg Nanigan
10 99 James Miller
11 1 Corey Casagrande
AR Bodies (Hard Luck) $100.00 Gift Certificate, 99 James Miller
Bond Auto Parts (2nd Place) $100.00 Gift Card 29 Barry Gray
Bond Auto Parts (Last car on Lead Lap) $100.00 Gifr Card 63 John Salemi
Coilover Commander (Feature winner) $300.00 Gift Certificate 05 Jacob Dore
Embroidery Expertee’s (3rd Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 23 Glenn Martell
Five Star Bodies (5th Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 66 Mike Parks
MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) $25.00 05 Jacob Dore
MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) $25.00 08 Mike O’Sullivan
Magnus Racing (2nd Place) $100.00 Gift Certificate 29 Barry Gray
Powertrain Technology (4th Place) Craig Weinstein (Not Eligible)
RB Performance (3rd Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 23 Glenn Martell
RB Performance (7th Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 63 John Salemi
Seymour Performance (Random Draw) $100.00 Gift Certificate 40 Mike Mitchell
Sherwood Wheels (Most Laps Lead) Gift Certificate 05 Jacob Dore
Sunoco (Heat Winner) 5 Gal Sunoco Race Fuel 05 Jacob Dore
Sunoco (Heat Winner)5 gal Sunoco Race Fuel 08 Mike O’Sullivan
VDL Fuel (5th Place) $100.00 Gift Certificate 66 Mike Parks