Babb wins Late Model overall; Hodgdon near perfect in Tiger Sportsmen

GROVETON, N.H. – Jeremy Davis put on a dominating performance on Saturday night at Speedway 51 to claim the win in the Granite State Pro Stock Series event.

The Tamworth, N.H. driver started on the outside pole position and quickly took the lead in the 100-lap event.

Davis held off D.J. Shaw’s challenges for the top spot early in the event but pulled away in the late stage to claim the win. The win for Davis was his second straight in Granite State Pro Stock Series competition and the sixth of his career.

Shaw, of Center Conway, N.H. settled for second while veteran driver Tracy Gordon of Strong, Maine drove from an 11th place starting spot to finish third. Connecticut driver Cory Casagrande finished fourth with Windham, Maine’s Brab Babb fifth.

Mike Mitchell, Jeremy Harclerode, Craig Weinstein, Brandon Lambert, and polesitter Mike Parks completed the top-ten finishers.

Brad Babb (#15) races to the outside of Shawn Swallow (#04) on Saturday night at Speedway 51. Babb would win the overall Late Model feature event. (Alan Plummer photo)Babb also competed in the North Country Ford Late Model two-segment feature event and earned the overall win.

Babb won the second segment, which gave him the tiebreaker win after a three-way tie for the win.

Mike Bailey of South Barre, Vt. finished second overall with a pair of third place segment finishes while Brad Bushey of Cambridge, Vt. settled for third overall. Derek Ming of West Burke, Vt. and Shawn Swallow of Stark, N.H. completed the top-five finishers overall.

Joel Hodgdon won the three-segment Sign Depot Tiger Sportsman feature.

The Craftsbury, Vt. driver posted finishes of first, second, and first to win the overall event with the lowest overall score.

Mike Martin of Craftsbury finished second overall while Bill Stebbins Jr. of Pittsburgh, N.H. finished third overall. Quebec driver Mike Giroux and defending champion Brendan Moodie completed the top-five overall finishers.

Bunker Hodgdon of Hardwick, Vt. claimed the overall win in the two-segment Schweppes Street Stock feature event.

Hodgdon finished ahead of Jesse Switser of West Burke, Vt. in the overall with Cody Smith of St. Johnsbury, Vt. third overall. Jared Plumley and Jason Kenison completed the top-five finishers.

Garrett LaBounty of Irsaburg, Vt. won his first career A.B. Excavating Dare Devil feature. Evan Hallstrom and Kyle LaBounty finished second and third with Kasey Beattie and Josh Plumley fourth and fifth respectively.

Speedway 51 races on Saturday, July 9 for Military night. Post time is set for 5:30pm. The Granite State Pro Stock Series travels to Long Island for their first ever appearance at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday, July 30.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Belknap Electric/Cunningham Logging Night
Speedway 51, Groveton, N.H.
Saturday, July 2, 2016


Granite State Pro Stock Series (100 laps)
1. Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, N.H.
2. D.J. Shaw, Center Conway, N.H.
3. Tracy Gordon, Strong, Maine
4. Cory Casagrande, Stafford, Conn.
5. Brad Babb, Windham, Maine
6. Mike Mitchell, Cumberland, R.I.
7. Jeremy Harclerode, Newmarket, N.H.
8. Craig Weinstein, East Walpole, Mass.
9. Brandon Lambert, Colebrook, N.H.
10. Mike Parks, Walpole, N.H.
11. Glenn Martel, Belmont, N.H.
12. Barry Gray, Belchertown, Mass.
13. Ben Belanger, Whitefield, N.H.
14. John Salemi, Nashua, N.H.

North Country Ford Late Models
1. Brad Babb, Windham, Maine
2. Mike Bailey, South Barre, Vt.
3. Brad Bushey, Cambridge, Vt.
4. Derek Ming, West Burke, Vt.
5. Shawn Swallow, Stark, N.H.

Sign Depot Tiger Sportsman
1. Joel Hodgdon, Craftsbury, Vt.
2. Mike Martin, Craftsbury, Vt.
3. Bill Stebbins Jr., Pittsburgh, N.H.
4. Mike Giroux, North Hatley, Que.
5. Brendan Moodie, Wolcott, Vt.

Schweppes Street Stocks
1. Bunker Hodgon, Hardwick, Vt.
2. Jesse Switser, West Burke, Vt.
3. Cody Smith, St Johnsbury, Vt.
4. Jared Plumley, Guildhall, Vt.
5. Jason Kenison, Groveton, N.H.

A.B. Excavating Dare Devils
1. Garrett LaBounty, Irasburg, Vt.
2. Evan Hallstrom, Northfield, Vt.
3. Kyle LaBounty, Irasburg, Vt.
4. Kasey Beattie, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
5. Josh Plumley, Guildhall, Vt.

1 – Jeremy Davis crosses under the checkered flag on Saturday night at Speedway 51 to win the Granite State Pro Stock Series event. (Alan Plummer photo) 
2 – Brad Babb (#15) races to the outside of Shawn Swallow (#04) on Saturday night at Speedway 51. Babb would win the overall Late Model feature event. (Alan Plummer photo)