GSPSS Season Kicks off Friday at Claremont Motor Sports Park
The Granite State Pro Stock Series kicks off its eighth full season Friday May third at the all new Claremont Motorsports Park. Over the last several seasons, the historic third mile oval has become the traditional season opener for the series, and that continues in 2019.
Northeast Racing Legend to Return with the Granite State Pro Stock Series.
For the 2019 Granite State Pro Stock Series Season, car owner Wright Pearson has tabbed northeast racing legend Tommy Rosati to pilot one of his two entries. Rosati, the 1979 Oxford 250 winner and multi-time pro stock champion, hasn’t competed in 17 years, but that’s not deterring the duo.
Rosati has a history of success throughout New England, in just about every type of race car. He won multiple championships at both Riverside Park and Stafford motor speedway in Pro Stocks, and the record books will show numerous poles and a win in what is now known as the K&N East series. 1994 was Rosatis most succesful year in NASCAR competition running the Busch North Series, where he and his Tic Tac sponsored team ran 18 of the 20 scheduled races. They scored one win, six top five’s and 10 top ten’s while leading 415 laps and finishing ninth in the final point’s standings. During his lengthy career he also ran Modifieds, Pro-four modifieds and made two starts in what is now the Xfinity series.
As winter has turned to spring and spring is about to turn to race season, the teams of the Granite State Pro-Stock Series are in various stages of readiness for the upcoming season.
Defending champion Devin O’Connell has an extremely busy schedule on tap for 2019. In addition to defending his GSPSS championship, he will compete in a number of big races including the rescheduled All American 400 at Nashville Speedway. That race will be run using a second car that O’Connell has been preparing for several months. It was also recently announced that O’Connell will make his open wheel debut at Thompson Speedways Icebreaker, as he will pilot a MRS modified. While competing at the Commonwealth Classic in Richmond VA O’Connell stated “I’m just glad to be back racing. It’s going to be a busy season but an awesome season”
On December 14 the Granite State Prostock Series notified its competitors that beginning with the 2019 racing season, an engine seal program would be implemented. There will be a three year roll out of this program culminating with all engines being required to comply during the 2022 season. The rules and technical specifications for this program going forward will be found on the GSPSS website which will be updated by Jan. 1 2019.
14-RACE SCHEDULE INCLUDES RETURNS TO SPEEDWAY 51 & SEEKONK
By Kyle Souza, for the Granite State Pro Stock Series
WALPOLE, N.H. – Returns to two bullrings and an event that will produce the highest purse in the history of the Granite State Pro Stock Series are among the headlines of the 2019 schedule for the New Hampshire based Super Late Model touring division.
Championship night is at the New-London Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, CT is this Saturday, October 20th. It is shaping up to be one of our most exciting races of the season. The final race will be a traditional GSPSS format of 100 laps at with time trials to set heat placement.
Devin O’Connell of nearby Madison, CT must finish 14th or better to capture the 2018 series title if second in points Joey Doiron of Berwick, ME [30 points behind] wins the race. All eyes will be focused on the #43 of O’Connell and the #73 of Doiron as not only are they the championship contenders, earlier in the season they finished on the top two steps of the Podium for the Triple 35’s with Doiron the overall victor and O’Connell winner of the final segment. (more…)