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Tommy O'Sullivan to Claremont Victory Lane

June 5, 2017

O’Sullivan Brothers Both in the Top Three at Claremont!

 

            Despite a few showers during practice, the conditions at Claremont Speedway turned out good for the Claremont 100 Friday night. Although DJ Shaw of Center Conway, NH and Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, NH posted fast times in practice, it was the locals that shined in the heats. 

            Luke Hinkley of Claremont, NH, Guy Caron of Goshen, NH, and Jimmy Zullo of Claremont, NH all won their heats. After the draw for the invert the field ended up starting heads up in the feature. Hinkley took the lead early in the race with Shaw on a mission to make an early bid to win the race. The top three of Hinkley, Shaw, Davis remained relatively consistent for the first half of the race. Cory Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT ran in the top five for first 60 laps until a caution collect him later in the race. 

            The O’Sullivan brothers both started in the top ten. Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA started fifth, and Tommy O’Sullivan of Wilbraham, MA in tenth. Both were lurking, quietly working their way up to the top five.  By lap 60 Tommy, who had a tough break after a crash at Lee had worked his way up to third position. 

            A caution in turn three on lap 85 set O’Sullivan up to chase Hinkley down for the lead. At the same time Mike O’Sullivan was battling Shaw for third and he took it on lap 92. By lap 97 Tommy O’Sullivan took the lead form Hinkley and held on for the win. Hinkley finished a respectable second, and Mike O’Sullivan finished third. 

Saturday, June 24th the Granite State Pro Stock Series will be at Seekonk in Seekonk, MA for the Seekonk 100. For more information follow the Granite State Pro Stock Series on Facebook or at www.gspss.net

 

Unofficial Finish

1           4         Tommy O’Sullivan

2          31        Luke Hinkley

3          08        Mike O’Sullivan

4          60        DJ Shaw

5          09        Jeremy Davis

6          72        Scott MacMichael

7          7          Cory Casagrande

8          11        Bryon Baker

9          14G     Tracy Gordon

10        29        Barry Gray

11         23       Glenn Martel

12         21       Josh King

13         40       Mike Mitchell

14         18       Mike Scorzelli

15         43       Devin O’Connell

16         1         Jeff Jolly

17         44P     Rusty Poland

18         28       Mark Lunblad

19         10       Jimmy Zullo

20        39        Nick Lascuola

21          42C  Guy Caron

22          8       Ryan Bell

 

Contingency Winner                                         Car #        

 

 

 

Name

 

AR Bodies (Hard Luck)                                         39           Nick Lascuola

 

O’Reilly Auto Parts (3rd Place)                            08          Mike O’Sullivan

 

O’Reilly Auto Parts (Last car on Lead Lap)        40          Mike Mitchell

 

Five Star Bodies (5th Place)                                   09         Jeremy Davis

  

Sunoco (Heat Winner)                                          31          Luke Hinkley

 

Sunoco (Heat Winner)                                          42C       Guy Caron

 

Sunoco (Heat Winner)                                          10         Jimmy Zullo

 

VDL Fuel (4th Place)                                               60          DJ Shaw

 

Race Parts NH Hard Charger                                11        Bryon Baker 

 

Track—Claremont Speedway, 0.33  mile   Claremont, NH.

Race—Claremont 100  

Time of Race— 56:26.8

Best Lap Time- 13.941

Best Lap by- Luke Hinkley

Cautions—(5)—8, 31, 51, 52, 85   

 

Margin of Victory— 0.565

Lap Leaders—(2) Luke Hinkley 31, Tommy O’Sullivan 4

Photo Credit Troy Bregy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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