Final Preparations Underway for GSPSS Competitors
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.
Eddie MacDonald Wins GSPS at Thompson Speedway World Series
19 drivers entered the series event on Friday of the World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. At the end of the 50 lap feature the familiar #17ma of Eddie “The Outlaw” MacDonald took the checkered flag. “My guys worked hard all practice long” MacDonald said. “We had to change a clutch earlier and we pulled through for the win.”
Rolling into the World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Friday, October 12th the Granite State Pro Stock Series feature will be 50 laps and is the second to last race of the 2018 season.
Coming back to his home state for the final two races of the season, Devin O’Connell of Madison, CT is in the points lead by 20 over Joey Doiron of Berwick, ME. O’Connell will certainly be working towards a better finish then 14th at last seasons event as the series championship is within his grasp with stout competition close behind.