O'Connell Scores Second Victory Of 2018 Season At JBH 100
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Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH Devin O'Connell of Madison, CT set the pace after a caution on lap 4 and led the remaining 96 green flag laps of the JBH 100 and took his second victory of the 2018 season. O'Connell had intense pressure from the #1x of Todd Stone from Middlebury, VT. O'Connell and Stone battled fiercely through lapped traffic, allowing one of the local favorites Mike O'Sullivan of Sixteen Acres, MA to catch up to the top two.
“This victory means so much to our small team” O'Connell said. “Finishing 9th in the past two races, we went through the entire car to make sure we wouldn't have a similar result, and the hard work paid off as tonight the car was an absolute rocket ship.” “It feels so good to get back in victory lane especially after such a tough but clean race with Todd Stone, I'm just so glad we were able to take home the checkered flag today.”
At the top of the charts all day during practice and time trials, Todd Stone used some of his dirt track experience as he was sideways, three wide early on the bottom of a battle between Barry Gray and Ray Christian III. “It's been a challenging year on the dirt side, we've lost 3 motors this season, so we were really looking for a solid result tonight” Stone said. “I think we had a good car, and if the top two positions were reversed I don't think we could have passed each other. I could have dumped O'Connell but I don't race like that, it was nice to come home second.”
One of the local favorites Mike O'Sullivan started deep in the field in 10th position, with 25 laps to go, O'Sullivan was touching bumper covers with second place Todd Stone, an impressive run for sure. “A restart would have been good in the later stages but, it would have been tough either way” O'Sullivan said. “It was an awesome race to be part of, thats the way it's supposed to look and we should all be proud of the show we put on.”
Second in points Joey Doiron of Berwick, ME had a solid race finishing fourth and last seasons JBH 100 winner Josh King of Vernon, VT rounded out the top 5.
The next event is on Sunday of Oktoberfest Weekend, at Lee USA Speedway October 7th.
#43 Devin O'Connell
#1x Todd Stone
#08 Mike O'Sullivan
#73 Joey Doiron
#21 Josh King
#24 Scott MacMichael
#29 Barry Gray
#72c Guy Caron
#93ct Ray Christian III
#4 Tommy O'Sullivan
#16 Brandon Barker
#03m Joel Monahan
#18 Mike Scorzelli
#00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr
#11 Bryon Baker
#5 Phil Meany
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