GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES ADDS 2021 DATE AT NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
WALPOLE, N.H. — Granite State Pro Stock Series officials announced on Saturday a trip to New London-Waterford Speedbowl has been set for Saturday, July 24, 2021. The race was originally listed as a TBA on the schedule, announced on December 10, but has now been sealed up.
The New London-Waterford event is part of a 15-race announced slate for the New Hampshire based touring series for the new calendar year. The .375-mile asphalt oval, located in Waterford, Connecticut, will mark the second stop in the nutmeg state, as the first will come in the season-opener as part of the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway on April 24.
The New London-Waterford race will help begin the second half of the season in the hunt to crown a champion.
GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES ANNOUNCES 2021 SCHEDULE
BY SOUZA MEDIA/KYLE SOUZA
WALPOLE, N.H. — Granite State Pro Stock Series officials announced on Thursday a 15-race schedule for the 2021 race season. The slate will bring drivers to three different New England states — while visiting eight different tracks in one of the most complete schedules the series has ever offered for teams and fans.
The calendar is headlined by the annual Newport Chevrolet 150 at Claremont Motorsports Park, this time on Saturday, July 31 — a $10,000 to win show that is sure to draw the top Super Late Model talent in the region. The series will also make a debut at one of New England’s most historic tracks and return to multiple staple facilities, with a mix of flat and banked tracks planned.
Griffith Dominates 10K to win GSPSS Newport Chevrolet 150
The Granite State Pro Stock Series held its biggest event ever on Sunday and Derek Griffith dominated the day.
It was a picture perfect day for racing in southern New Hampshire as the gates swung open for an incredible day of racing at Claremont Motorsports Park. The highlight of the day would be the presentation of the $10,000 check to the races winner but qualifying and 150 laps of intense racing had to take place first.
As the Crazy Horse Racing fast time challenge played out, two things became apparent. First; Derek Griffith was going to be a force to be reckoned with and second; point leader Ray Christian III was in trouble.
Granite State Pro Stock Series to contest 10k to win Granite State Nationals
The Granite State Pro Stock Series will contest its highest paying event in series history on Labor Day Sunday at Claremont Motorsports Park. The winner of the Newport Chevrolet 150 will take home a cool ten thousand dollars for his efforts and the payout has been increased throughout the field.
“We have been working towards having a signature event for several years now and hope that this can become just that”, stated series president Mike Parks. “With the success of this race the last two years, we felt like it was the time to really step it up another notch”.
Ray Christian III comes into this event as the series point leader with a twenty six point advantage over Joey Polewarczyk in the series standings. Both drivers look forward to the challenge of managing the desire to take home the winner’s check vs the need to points race with a goal of winning the series championship.
Shaw Dominates GSPSS at Monadnock
The Granite State Pro Stock Series invaded Monadnock Speedway for a mid summer affair and DJ Shaw finally conquered a track that had stymied him for several years.
On a hot and sunny afternoon practice went smoothly for everyone except rookie Casey Call. At the end of the final practice session the bracket that attaches the track bar to the rear end broke sending the team scrambling to make repairs. The part failure would cause him to miss time trials but the young driver would make the call for his heat race.
The Crazy Horse Racing Fast Time Challenge would be the first laps of competition for the series competitors and it was former champion Devin O’Connell setting fast time for the day. O’Connell came up short of Mike O’Sullivans track record by less than a tenth of a second but was the fastest man on this day.
GSPSS heads to Claremont for final tune up before Granite State Nationals
The Granite State Pro Stock Series will offer competitors one more opportunity to dial in the perfect set up for the big $10,000 to win Granite State Nationals. Friday July 24th the series returns to Claremont Motorsports Park for a final tune up before the biggest event in series history.
“When the Beech Ridge race was postponed into August we felt like this would be a good opportunity to give teams a chance to prepare for the $10,000 to win Labor Day race”, said series promoter Mike Parks. “Claremont is a unique race track and this will give teams an extra opportunity to dial in their cars before the big weekend”.