graphic_GSPSSWALPOLE, N.H. __ After a thrilling finish to the season-opening race at White Mt. Motorsports Park last weekend, won by Jacob Dore, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is ready for race two at Monadnock Speedway — this Saturday, May 28.

 

The running of the Rydemore.com 100 lap feature will be contested on the high-banks of “Maddog,” a track that has proven to have intense Super Late Model action for the series each time they make the trip.

 

Barry Gray, who finished second at the opener last weekend, is the defending winner of the Memorial Day weekend special and a four-time winner with the series on the high-banks.

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Jacob Dore Victory Lane WMMP (Lin Matt Photo)

Jacob Dore Victory Lane WMMP (Lin Matt Photo)

Woodstock, N.H. – A beautiful spring night in scenic northern New Hampshire, kicked off the season for the Granite State Pro Stock series, at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Mike O’Sullivan in the 08 car led the starting grid to green with a competitive field. Jacob Dore dominated the race and took the checkers for his first series win.

 

Dore of Sanford, ME. started on the outside pole and took the lead early on, passing Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA, on lap 9 of the 100 lap event. Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA. used the few cautions in the race to his advantage to come from a starting position of tenth to take a second place finish.

 

 

The field having split into three packs saw Gray work his way up to fifth on lap 47 when Corey Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT. brought out the first caution of the night, on lap 47 in turn four as he broke the upper third link bar.  On lap 58 mechanical issues sent the 99 of James Miller into the turn three wall, bringing out the red flag due to half-a-dozen tires rolling onto the infield. This put Gray into position to move up to fourth on the restart.

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graphic_GSPSSWALPOLE, N.H. __ The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is proud to announce the contingency awards and bonuses for the 2016 season of racing, which begins this Saturday, May 21, at White Mt. Motorsports Park in New Hampshire.

 

More than 13 different businesses have come on board to award drivers on the GSPSS for their accomplishments this upcoming season. Some of them return from 2015, but others are welcomed to the series this season with many thanks. Drivers have the chance to win awards in heat races, the feature races and also at the annual awards banquet at the conclusion of the racing season.

 

Drivers will compete in heat races for points and feature starting spot, but also for multiple different bonus awards. Sunoco Race Fuels will present each heat race winner five gallons of Sunoco Fuel for the duration of the season and MacLellan Metal Finishing will present all the heat race winners with a check for $25. MacLellan will also present a check for $300 to the driver who scores the most heat race wins during the entire season.

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GSPSSGSPSS Heads To White Mt. Motorsports Park On May 21

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The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) will kick-off their 2016 season on Saturday May 21, with a 100 lap feature at New Hampshire’s White Mt. Motorsports Park. It will be the first of 11 events on the calendar in what should be a season with lots of returning veterans and some new rookie challengers battling it out for victories.

It will be the third appearance by the New England based Pro Stock tour at White Mt., a track that opened for the first time in 1994, under operation from Donnie and Teri Avery. Brad Babb won the inaugural series race there in 2014 and defending series champion Derek Griffith scored the victory in the 100 lap feature in August of 2015. Read Full Article →

PR- Eric LaFleche Photo - Chip Cormie

PR- Eric LaFleche Photo – Chip Cormie

(Epping, NH) – Trying to become a contender in one series is hard but to become a force in two series is quite a feat indeed. Derek Griffith, the 2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) Champion; currently sits near the top-10 in the very competitive Pro All Star Series (PASS) North Tour.

Griffith who enters this weekend coming off a disappointing finish at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway where an accident forced out the Hudson, NH native early in the event and forced the McKennedy Bros. Masonry/LCM Racing/Tyngsboro Motors race team to work long hours getting the No. 12 back to racing form.

Derek talks about the events at Beech Ridge, “We had a pretty fast piece, right off the trailer. We were able to grab a fourth place finish in the heat race and that translated to a tenth place starting spot in the feature. On lap five, one of the veterans of the tour decided to try a move on the front stretch that he didn’t have room for, he got me loose and it snapped us directly into the wall. It’s unfortunate but that’s racing.”

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CREDIT: Granite State Pro Stock Series

CREDIT: Granite State Pro Stock Series

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.”

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graphic_GSPSSThe Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) has announced an 11-race schedule for the 2016 season. The schedule includes stops at Riverhead Raceway and Wiscasset Speedway for the first time in series history, along with eight races in the state of New Hampshire and one in Connecticut.

The season will start on Friday May 13, when the Pro Stocks travel to Claremont Speedway in Claremont, New Hampshire. In August of 2011, Chris Wilk scored the victory at Claremont, while in April of 2015, eventual series champion Derek Griffith took down the checkered flag. Read Full Article →

Granite State Pro Stock Series on Display at Northeast Motorsports ExpoMoltz Champion 2

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.
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GSPSS-logoGranite State Pro Stock Series to Crown Champion at New London-Waterford Speedbowl Pro Stocks Return to Facility for Bemer’s Big Show 150

WATERFORD, CT – The Granite State Pro Stock Series’ inaugural trip to New London-Waterford Speedbowl will be a race to remember for at least one driver, as the series’ champion will be crowned at the Bemer’s Big Show 150, on October 24.

Derek Griffith, who has enjoyed a breakout season, leads Barry Gray by 40 points entering the event. Griffith has picked up a total of four wins in this campaign, the most this season by any driver, after earning his first career win in April, at Claremont Speedway.
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DJ ShawDJ Shaw Fends Off Challenges – Cruises to Star Classic 100 Victory

Epping, NH- With the August 23 Hudson Hugger having been rained out it had been over a month since the Granite State Pro Stock Series was last on track. That didn’t slow any of the series and the region’s top dogs, drawing 23 cars for the full fendered portion of the historic 50th Annual Star Classic at the racy ¼ mile speed plant in Epping NH.

DJ Shaw made his second appearance of the year in the series and was quick to show his strength early with a dominant win in the first heat of the night. Strong wins by Nick Sweet and Matt Frahm in the remaining heats would set the tone for the night.
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