Tommy O'Sullivan to Claremont Victory Lane

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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