Dillon Moltz Scores Granite State Series Title; Derek Ramstrom Wins Feature At Thompson

Dillon Moltz

Dillon Moltz

THOMPSON – Dillon Moltz made his first season competing with the Granite State Pro Stock Series one to remember.

Moltz, of Waterford, finished sixth in the 50-lap Granite State Pro Stock Series season finale Sunday at the Sunoco World Series at Thompson Speedway to clinch his first series championship.

Moltz is a former Late Model champion at the Waterford Speedbowl. He came into the season finale holding a 16 point advantage over second place Larry Gelinas and 17 points over third place Matt Frahm.

“I didn’t need to race anyone,” Moltz said. “I only needed to race [Matt Frahm] and [Larry] Gelinas today. I was just trying to take it easy and not do anything stupid. We had a really good car. It just tightened up at the end. My spotter did an awesome job keeping me aware of everything. We fought real hard for this this year.”

Moltz had one win in 10 starts this season.

“We wanted to be in contention at the end of the year obviously,” Moltz said. “But we just wanted to win races and do good. The last few weeks it kind of came full circle. The last race, at White Mountain [Motorsports Park on Sept. 20], Frahm got in a wreck and we took over the point lead and we just knew we had to be smart coming into this. Other than that I hadn’t looked at the points all year long. We weren’t points racing at all this year. We just came into this last race and knew what we had to do and that we had to play it smart.”

Former Thompson Speedway champion Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, Mass., making his first appearance of the season with the division, won the event.

Frahm, of Hampstead, N.H. was second and Gelinas, of Buxton, Me. third.

Ramstrom inherited the top spot on lap 45 when Wayne Helliwell Jr. pulled off the track with mechanical issues while leading.

“I don’t think I had anything for [Helliwell],” Ramstrom said. “His car was phenomenal. We were way too loose in the center [of the corners]. It’s really unfortunate for him, he probably would have won the race, I don’t think I would have caught him. But that’s racing, we kind of lucked out.”

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