Woodstock, NH – Devin O’Connell landed on the podium for the fourth time this season in the Granite State Pro Stock Series at the White Mountain Motorsports Park 100 on Saturday, August 18th.
O’Connell qualified 3rd for the feature race and started 6th after a redraw of the top 6 qualifiers. In the early stages of the race, he fell back to eighth place, reporting that the car was not handling well.
By lap 70, Devin had worked back into sixth as the car’s handling began to improve. Within the next few laps, he moved up two more positions to fourth. During the final 20 laps of the race, O’Connell found grip in the outside groove and passed two more cars to finish in second.
“We started out really tight and were riding around sixth to eighth place, I got behind Jeremy Davis as we were racing with Cory Casagrande, and Davis made a move on the outside, it showed me there was grip up there” O’Connell said. “After a few restarts late in the race I really worked the outside and I think if we had another ten laps I would have had something for O’Sullivan.”
O’Connell will return with the Granite State Pro Stock Series at Claremont Speedway in Claremont, NH for the 150 lap feature race on Sunday, September 2nd.