2018 Schedule Announced For Granite State Pro Stock Series
Returns to Hudson International & NHMS Headline 13-Race Tentative Slate
By: Kyle Souza, GSPSS
WALPOLE, N.H. – Returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Hudson International Speedway headline a tentative 13-race schedule for the Granite State Pro Stock Series in 2018.
The season will begin with a test and tune session on April 28, before drivers take the first green flag at Claremont Speedway on May 4, with a 100-lap main event. The season will conclude and the champion will once again be crowned at New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday, Oct. 20.
“The goal of the series has always been a 14-race schedule,” GSPSS president Mike Parks said. “That seems to be the number that works. We are still working on one more addition that would bring it to 14 races and we should know if that is going to happen just after the holidays.” (more…)
GSPSS Adds Oxford Plains To 2017 Schedule
WALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series announced another addition to the 2017 schedule this week. A stop at the three-eighths mile Oxford Plains Speedway will take place as part of the 44th annual Oxford 250 weekend. The race will be a 100-lap feature event on Saturday evening August 26th.
“Our goal is and always has been a 14-race schedule,” series president Mike Parks explained. “We usually don’t like to add an event once we start the season, but this is an exception.”
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Winning a second consecutive championship in any sport is a tough task, but that’s exactly what 19-year-old Derek Griffith is aiming to do this upcoming season.
Griffith will be chasing back-to-back titles on the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) at the wheel of his No. 12 LCM Racing Chevrolet.
“Last year was huge for us, we kinda proved ourselves,” Griffith said. “We’ve always been fast, but never had the luck aspect and even me as a driver, I wasn’t all there. But last year, we finally got those couple of wins and hopefully we can carry momentum into this year.”
Granite State Pro Stock Series on Display at Northeast Motorsports Expo
AUGUSTA, ME – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be a part of the 28th annual Northeast Motorsports Expo, at the Augusta Civic Center, in Augusta, ME, on January 8-10.
The Northeast Motorsports Expo is a chance for organizations, sponsors, and race teams to display their hard work for the upcoming season, and gives racers and fans a chance to ask questions and gather information for the year ahead. The Northeast Motorsports Expo holds the annual Helluva Good Pit Crew Competition, Memorabilia Auction, and will also include a spotter’s seminar from Shawn Waddell, of Waddell Communications.
MANCHESTER, NH- The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) has announced the date to the year-ending 2015 Championship Awards Banquet. This year’s banquet will take place Saturday, January 9, at one of New Hampshire’s premier event destinations, the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester, NH. The top-10 in the final point standings in the series’ fourth full season will be honored, as well as the 2015 champion, Derek Griffith.
Along with the top-10 being recognized at the Championship Awards Banquet, there will be multiple specialty awards handed out, including many prizes from the GSPSS Contingency Awards Program.
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Ramstrom Victorious in Bemer’s Super Bowl
WATERFORD, CT – Derek Griffith puts the exclamation point on his breakout season, becoming the fourth different champion of the Granite State Pro Stock Series, as Derek Ramstrom grabs the win in the Bemer’s Super Bowl 150 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
Barry Gray and Mike O’Sullivan led the field to the green, with Gray needing a win to have a shot at knocking off Derek Griffith for the 2015 season crown. Gray would lead until lap 4, when the first of twelve cautions came out for an incident between Billy Joerres and Roger Oxee. D.J. Shaw would eventually overtake the lead, and set a blistering pace, as Griffith and Ramstrom kept within striking distance.