photo by Rich Hayes
WALPOLE, N.H. – After a long offseason away from the track, the Granite State Pro Stock Series is set to open the 11-race schedule on Sunday at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H. with a 100-lap feature event.
The three-eighths mile oval has produced some intense action in the past when the GSPSS has visited and with this being the season-opener, drivers will be hoping to start the season in Victory Lane. Consistency will matter when it comes time to crown a champion in October – meaning every race counts – including the opener. Getting off to a good start could make a difference on someone’s season.
PHOTOS ARE CREDIT TO CASAGRANDE MOTORSPORTS
By: Kyle Souza, Granite State Pro Stock Series
WALPOLE, N.H. – Heading into the 2017 Granite State Pro Stock Series season, Cory Casagrande is hoping to contend for the championship behind the wheel of his No. 7.
Last season, Casagrande finished fourth in the point standings while finishing a best of third at Monadnock Speedway early in the season.
Although the finale at New London-Waterford Speedbowl didn’t go his way, he was still able to capture a top five finish in points in just his second year in a Pro Stock.
WALPOLE, N.H. – With just three weeks remaining until the season-opening event for the Granite State Pro Stock Series, officials are working diligently behind the scenes to finish final preparations.
The 2017 season will be headlined by the New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 1, but will also include races on the short tracks of the New England region. This season is also expected to bring multiple new challengers to the table in hopes of capturing the title.
WALPOLE, N.H. – Even though the 2016 Granite State Pro Stock Series season finished just a few weeks ago at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, the GSPSS is already looking ahead to the 2017 campaign.
And with that, the series is proud to announce the first scheduled race for next season at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Mass. The inaugural Seekonk 100 will take place on Saturday night June 24, 2017.
“We are extremely happy to be able to work with Seekonk Speedway to bring the GSPSS there for the 2017 season,” GSPSS president Mike Parks said. “Seekonk is the home of weekly Super Late Model racing in Southern New England. By adding the GSPSS to the schedule, it has the making of a super event. We have been talking to them for two years and we feel the timing is correct for 2017.”
GSPSS To Celebrate John Hoyt With Rescheduled JBH 100 at Monadnock Speedway
Even though it’s a month late, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is set to celebrate the life of John Hoyt this Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire.
The 100 lap main event will honor Hoyt, the co-founder of the series, who unexpectedly passed away in 2011. The race was originally scheduled for August 13, but rain forced the race to be rescheduled and it now it is the final event in September for the GSPSS.
Squeglia Survives Star Classic
The Star Classic started in Epping amid a couple afternoon showers during practice. Eventually Mother Nature cooperated and opened up blue skies and sun. Race winner Joe Squeglia of Derry, NH set the pace early on earning the fastest time in the first practice. Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH set the pace in second practice with Squeglia close behind.
The only hiccup in the heats came in the third heat when Steve Murphy of Tewksbury, MA and George Bassette made contact in turn four. Bassette cut a tire and Murphy made contact with the wall, starting a long night for his crew.