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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Photo- Derek Griffith's Facebook Page

Photo- Derek Griffith’s Facebook Page

The New Hampshire driver is looking for his fifth win of 2015

(Epping, NH) – As the year winds down, the goal for young racer Derek Griffith becomes clearer. The Hudson, NH native is looking to secure his first Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) Championship.This weekend the GSPSS will invade Star Speedway as part of the 50th Annual Star Classic and will stage a 100 lap event on Sunday September 12, 2015.

Griffith, the driver of the No. 12 MOM’s of Manchester/LCM Racing Toyota Camry leads the second place point runner of Barry Gray by 30 points entering the second to last points counting event. “We have two events left; we are very excited to be racing as part of the prestigious Star Classic this year. We always run well there. The last time we raced there, we grabbed a victory” Said Griffith. Read Full Article →

GSPSS-logoClassical Music: Granite State Pro Stock Series Tunes Up for Star Classic

EPPING, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will travel to Star Speedway, on September 12, for the tenth event on the schedule, the Star Classic.

The Star Classic is the second time the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) has visited Star Speedway in 2015, and will be the seventh time the series has held a race at the facility since the tour’s inception in 2012.
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GSPS2The Return Home: Granite State Pro Stock Series and Derek Griffith Return to Hudson International Speedway

HUDSON, NH – Derek Griffith continues his breakout year, racking up solid finishes on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, including his first four wins on the tour. In June, Griffith won in front of his hometown crowd at Hudson International Speedway, and is hopeful for another good run on August 23.

Griffith has lead the championship standings since the second race of the season, only finishing outside the top 6 once, at Speedway 51 after expiring a motor. The young star has had a season like no other driver in the tour’s history, and with only three races left, the 2015 championship is lurking in the back Griffith’s mind.
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 PR - Eric LaFleche/ Photo - Chip Cormie

PR – Eric LaFleche/ Photo – Chip Cormie

(Winchester, NH) – Coming in to Monadnock Speedway as the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) point leader was not really on the mind of 18 year-old, Hudson, NH native Derek Griffith. This particular race; the John Boy Hoyt 100 (JBH 100) means more than just points for the drivers of the fledgling GSPSS. This annual event is held in memory for GSPSS Co-Founder John Hoyt.

Hoyt is credited as one of the architects of the series and as Series President Mike Parks frequently mentions, there would be no GSPSS, if it had not been for Hoyt. After his untimely death in 2011, the series moved to honor Hoyt with a memorial race. Read Full Article →

Matt Frahm accepts the Hardware from Sammatha Hoyt. (Remember When Photgraphy)Matt Frahm Adds Another Trophy to the Mantel

WINCHESTER, NH – Matt Frahm took advantage of a tangle between the first and second place cars, inheriting the lead on lap 31, and powering to the victory in the JBH 100 at Monadnock Speedway.

Adam Norton took advantage of his pole position starting spot, as the Ludlow, MA driver would lead the first quarter of the race. A chain reaction incident on lap 24 would send Derek Griffith careening into turn one, damaging the spoiler of his automobile. Norton would hold off Frahm on two consecutive restarts, before Mike O’Sullivan joined the mix, getting under Norton and battling for the lead. On lap 31, O’Sullivan and Norton spun in turn four, sending both cars to the back of the pack.
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GSPS2Driver Josh King Leads Fundraising for Special Race


WINCHESTER, NH – One of the most special races on the Granite State Pro Stock Series schedule just became more interesting.  An extra $8000 has been added to the JBH 100 at Monadnock Speedway (NH), set to run on August 8.


Vernon, VT’s Josh King, driver of the #21 Steve’s Septic / Tom Call Excavation Chevrolet, has organized to have the extra money added to the entire purse by selling laps to businesses, drivers, and fans of the series.

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PR- Eric LaFleche/ Photo – Jill Chastenway

PR- Eric LaFleche/ Photo – Jill Chastenway

(North Woodstock, NH) – No driver on the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) has ever had a season like 18 year-old, Hudson, NH native Derek Griffith is having.

Griffith has amassed an incredible four victories in the first eight races, he latest coming this past Saturday night at White Mountain Motorsports Park in the ‘WMMP 100’.

At White Mountain Motorsports Park this past weekend, the MOM’s of Manchester/FEP Insurance No. 12 that Derek pilots was extremely fast, right off the trailer. “I keep on saying this after every win and it holds true for every race, my Crew Chief [Louie Mechalides] gives me a car that I feel can win anywhere. We are just so focused right now, I can’t even really describe it” says Derek. Read Full Article →

GSPSS-logoNORTH WOODSTOCK, NH – Derek Griffith becomes the only driver to win four races in one season, after the Hudson, NH driver picked up the victory at White Mountain Motorsports Park.

Dillon Moltz jumped ahead of the field on the drop of the green flag until lap 11, when Mike Parks caught the berm of the new pavement, screeching to a halt before touching the front stretch wall. Moltz would see Griffith alongside his door on the restart, but won the battle, retaining the lead. Griffith stayed within striking distance, and took the lead on lap 44.

After an incident involving Barry Gray and Nick Sweet on lap 57, Griffith would engage in battle with Moltz on the restart once more. Griffith would win the battle, and put on a blistering pace to capture the win.
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