Joey Polewarczyk, JR to Compete in Seacoast 100Walpole, NH- The Granite State Pro Stock Series competitors will have one more car to beat at the Seacoast 100 at Lee USA Speedway this Friday, July 25th.

American-Canadian Tour point leader Joey Polewarczyk, JR has entered the Seacoast 100 in hopes to make it two-for-two with the GSPSS in his career.

The Hudson, NH native has one win under his belt with the GSPSS, a victory at the now closed Canaan Fair Speedway in 2013, and is looking to double that total at Lee. “We are definitely going to try and go two-for-two with the GSPSS,” says Polewarczyk, JR. “I think we will have a good car so we will see what happens. No matter where you race or what you race, it’s always tough to get a win, but we will certainly try our hardest.”

Polewarczyk, JR feels Lee is a great place to race, and that’s why he’s chosen that venue to make his return to the series. “We chose Lee because it’s very close to us and we have had success there in the past. It’s just a fun place to race, plus it’s where my racing career got started.”

Even though the driver of the Pole’s Automotive Ford Fusion has had success in many different forms, he still feels winning the Seacoast 100 will be a challenge. “Frahm is always tough, the same with Gelinas, and all those guys. It’s going to be tough to hold them off. We definitely will have to be on our game to best those guys.”

The Seacoast 100 will take place at Lee USA Speedway on Friday, July 25th. Post time for this event is 7PM, with pit gates opening at 3PM.

Walpole, NH-    Larry Gelinas is firing on all cylinders to begin the 2014 season, and looks to keep the pressure on as the Granite State Pro Stock Series head to Star Speedway June 28.

 

The Buxton, ME driver has started the new season where he left off in 2013.  Gelinas has finished in the top two positions in 5 of his last 6 races, dating back to Riverside Speedway (NH) last year.  His second at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and Monadnock Speedway compliment his win last Sunday at Hudson International Speedway to begin the season quite nicely.  Even with his early season success, Gelinas is not ready to engage the cruise control.  “You can’t take it for granted,” states Gelinas.  “We’ve been lucky to not have mechanical issues so far, but hopefully we can keep doing this!”

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Winchester, NH- Matt Frahm picks up his second series victory at Monadnock Speedway after surviving a caution-marred race Saturday night.

Hudson, NH’s Derek Griffith and Buxton, ME’s Larry Gelinas led the field to the line, but before the field could complete a lap, Griffith and Dillon Moltz made contact, sending both to the rear. The start of the race seemed to be a precursor to what was to come, as a total of 12 cautions flew on the night. Swanzey, NH’s Russ Hersey seemed to have the car to beat early, as the 4-time track champ repeatedly found himself at the point, until the 4-time track champ bobbled coming off turn four, in which Frahm took full advantage, jumping multiple positions to the lead. That would be the last time Hersey would lead in the race, as his engine expired, ending his day early.

Belchertown, MA’s Barry Gray methodically fought his way through the field, and became the car to beat mid-race as he began to walk away from the field. Gray would relinquish the spot on a restart after a contested call sent the two-time GSPSS Monadnock feature winner to the back of the pack. Frahm would fend off charges from Gelinas, who ran consistently in the top 6 all night, and Cory Robert late in the race, to become the career wins leader in the Granite State Pro Stock Series. It is the Lambert Roofing/WDW Machine team’s fourth victory in the series’ short life span.
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GSPS2Walpole, NH-     With one race already in the books for the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS), competitors are preparing for a date with Monadnock Speedway May 24.   

 

The ¼ mile bullring is located in Winchester, NH, and has been host to four events in the early life of the GSPSS, and creates tight, door-to-door battles and good, hard racing.  Drivers like Barry Gray and Matt Frahm are no stranger to this speedway, as both have picked up wins in the series at this facility.

 

To say Gray could drive Monadnock Speedway with his eyes closed may not be a huge stretch for the Belchertown, MA driver.  Gray has at least 6 championships between Late Models and Pro Stocks at Monadnock, including a New Hampshire State Championship involving the Winchester, NH speedway and Twin State Speedway in Claremont, NH.  Gray has two wins at Monadnock with the GSPSS, and has finished outside the top 10 once in four starts, boasting an average feature finish of 5.5.  The driver of the Meadows Motor Car/ Hawley’s Auto Repair Chevrolet looks to this track to surge forward in the standings.  “There’s so many good competitors in this series, it’s going to be tough no matter where we go,” Gray states.  “But our chances are better than average at Monadnock, as long as luck is on our side.”

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The Granite State Pro Stock Series celebrated an illustrious 2013 season on December 27th at the Best Western Plus Conference Center in Manchester, NH.

The top 10 in points were honored for their successful seasons as 65 drivers attempted to qualify for the 11 races the GSPSS held in 2013. Springfield, MA’s own Mike O’Sullivan topped the field for the year, claiming the championship in the series’ sophomore season. Larry Gelinas picked up the win on the final race of the year to secure his runner-up spot in the final standings, with Jeremy Davis taking third overall. O’Sullivan credited his success to his family and crew, citing dedication and support as reasons for his consistent success.
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Mike Parks and Jack Bateman are pleased to announce that the group accustomed to running under the Granite State Pro Stock Series banner will continue to do so in 2014 and beyond. Following a meeting of the two parties, Bateman has agreed to transfer ownership of the sophomore Series to Parks, who has served as the Series’ President since it’s inception.

“I’m grateful to Jack for working with me to resolve this issue. He has been a great support to us over the last two years, and I am glad that our agreement is in the best interest of the 69 teams that participated in the Granite State Pro Stock Series this year. We will be fortunate enough to have him around to advise on technical policies and procedures moving forward,” Parks said.
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Walpole NH – As the Granite State Pro Stock Series enters its 3rd season of competition in 2014 there are changes ahead. Series President Mike Parks stated today that the afflation with Modified Racing Series will come to a close at the end of 2013. The Race day operations will all remain the same so things will continue as normal.

Parks and the entire staff of the GSPSS wish to thank Jack Bateman and the entire group from the Modified Racing Series for their help the last two seasons. As we enter our 3rd season we are ready to stand on our own two feet.

We are currently working on the 2014 schedule with a 12 to 14 race schedule. Series officials stated the schedule will be released at the 2013 Awards Banquet on Friday Dec 27th. You can find us on Facebook at Granite State Pro Stock Series or at GSPSS.net

Larry Gelinas came home to Thompson Speedway for the World Series of Auto Racing, and picked up his first career Granite State Pro Stock Series victory in dominating fashion. Gelinas was the Pro Stock Champion just a few years ago, and used his knowledge of how the track reacts to the different rubber compound of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and made the right adjustments.

The50 lap feature was slowed by one caution, which came out on the opening lap when Greg Nanigian and championship contender Jeremy Davis made contact in turn three. Davis tried to recover, but fell out on the second lap with damages sustained in the incident. Just after the caution came out, Beach Ridge All Pro Series Champion Brad Babb spun on the frontstretch, sustaining damage after hitting the wall, which also ended his run.

Once the green was back out, Jim Banfield watch Mike O’Sullivan pull ahead into the lead, one that was short lived. Gelinas, who restarted fourth, moved past by the third circuit and never looked back. By the time the race was half-way, Gelinas had already opened up over a half straightaway lead over O’Sullivan.
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granite state prostock seriesAfter ten events on the 2013 Granite State Pro Stock schedule, the second year series is gearing up for one of their biggest stages of the season, the annual World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The GSPSS will be part of the 15 division end of season celebration at the 5/8 high banked oval.

On April 14, the season began on the same stretch of asphalt with “Mad Dog” George Bessette taking down the win. As the teams head back on October 19 and 20. Thompson standout Mike O’Sullivan leads the championship standings by a scant six points over Jeremy Davis.

Both drivers have one win on the season, and have been swapping the championship lead back and forth over the past several weeks. Larry Gelinas is still in the hunt, sitting 28 points behind O’Sullivan, with Matt Frahm still having a mathematical chance, 39 points behind. Frahm has 2 wins this season, while Gelinas has been shut out of Victory Lane all year. Thompson brings the former Oxford 250 champ back to his most previous championship grounds, winning the Pro Stock title a couple of seasons ago.
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