NORTHEAST: Moltz Wires Field for Star Classic 100 Victory

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EPPING,  N.H. — official release — Howie and Mary Hodge photo — Dillon Moltz became the newest winner for the Granite State Pro Stock Series, which has seen nine different winners in nine races, on Sunday.

Moltz picked up the win at Star Speedway in the NH Classic 100, after starting on the pole in the 16 car field and leading all 100 laps.

Moltz and Derek Griffith brought the field down and ran one-two until the first of three cautions came out on the second circuit, when Tom Carey Jr spun in the second turn.

Once back under way, point leader Matt Frahm moved underneath Griffith, and after battling for several laps, took over the second position. Griffith settled into third, with Larry Gelinas fourth. The top of the field ran nose to tail, until the second caution came out on lap 36, when Bobby Cabral slid up against the wall in turn two.

Frahm held onto second on the restart, with Griffith and Gelinas in tow, but the driver on the move was Brad Babb, who started thirteenth on the grid. By the half-way point, Babb moved into the top five and settled in, about 6 car lengths behind Gelinas. Using lapped traffic to his advantage, Griffith moved past Frahm for second on lap 73.

The final caution of the event came out at the three-quarter mark, when Adam Norton went up in smoke, ending his day.

Frahm moved back into second on the restart and chased Moltz to the finish, but came up a car length short at the Sunoco checkers. Griffith, Babb and Gelinas rounded out the top five. Heat wins went to Gelinas and Griffith.

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