GSPSSGSPSS 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.
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starSqueglia 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.

In the feature Bobby Cabral of Kingston, NH started on the pole with Squeglia on the outside. Points leader Barry Gray started 16th, and DJ Shaw who came into the race only four points behind started ninth. Squeglia started the race taking an early lead and holding it for the first ten laps until Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH was able to pass him.

A caution on lap 17 Cory Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT spun on the front stretch. This gave Squeglia a chance to take the lead again and hold it until lap 72. On lap 24 the yellow flew when Brad Babb of Windham, ME and Cabral made contact in turn four collecting part of the field. Jacob Dore of Sanford, ME and Bassette later made contact in turn two bringing out the yellow again.

The field saw some good racing between laps 43 and 82, allowing Shaw to capture the lead for ten laps until the caution flew on lap 82. Squeglia took his chance and captured the lead again on lap 83 and held it until lap 96 when the yellow checker flew as Gray Spun coming out of turn four. Shaw took second place giving him a 20 point lead ahead of Barry Gray. Tracy Gordon of Strong, ME rounded out the top three.

Saturday, September 17th the Granite State Pro Stock Series will be at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH to make up the JBH 100. For more information follow the Granite State Pro Stock Series on Facebook or at

Unofficial Finish
1 03 Joe Squelia
2 60 DJ Shaw
3 41 Tracy Gordon
4 09 Jeremy Davis
5 51 John Peters
6 51 NH Jeremy Harclerode
7 12 Derek Griffith
8 05 Jacob Dore
9 1 Cory Casagrande
10 32 Steve Murphy
11 01H Bill Helliwell
12 21 Josh King
13 40 Mike Mitchell
14 29 Barry Gray
15 23 Glenn Martel
16 15 George Bassette
17 14 Bobby Cabral
18 63 John Salemi
19 82 Bobby Baillargeon
20 98 Walt Hammond
21 57z Zig Geno
22 4 Brad Babb
23 66 Mike Parks

Contingency Winner Car # Name

AR Bodies (Hard Luck) 66 Mike Parks

Bond Auto Parts (2nd Place) 60 DJ Shaw

Bond Auto Parts (Last car on Lead Lap) 29 Barry Gray

Coilover (Feature winner) 03 Joe Squeglia

Embroidery Expertee’s (3rd Place) 41 Tracy Gordon

Five Star Bodies (5th Place) 51 John Peters

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) 14 Bobby Cabral

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) 03 Joe Squeglia

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) 12 Derek Griffith

Magnus Racing (2nd Place) 60 DJ Shaw

Powertrain (4th Place) 09 Jeremy Davis

RB Performance (3rd Place) 41 Tracy Gordon

RB Performance (7th Place) 12 Derek Griffith

Seymour Performance (Random Draw) 40 Mike Mitchell

Sunoco (Heat Winner) 14 Bobby Cabral

Sunoco (Heat Winner) 03 Joe Squeglia

Sunoco (Heat Winner) 12 Derek Griffith

VDL Fuel (5th Place) 51 John Peters
Track—Star Speedway, 0.25 mile Epping, NH.
Race—Star Classic
Time of Race— 1:10:20
Cautions—(10)— 17, 25, 38, 42, 42, 46, 82, 86, 89, 96
Best Lap Time— 13.542
Best Lap By—Joe Squeglia
Lap Leaders—(3) Squeglia 78, Griffith 8, Shaw 10

PR- Eric LaFleche  Photo - Sharlene Myers

PR- Eric LaFleche
Photo – Sharlene Myers

(Epping, NH) – Derek Griffith went into the 100-lap event at Star Speedway on Saturday with the hopes of grabbing another victory. The last time the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) visited the Epping, NH ¼-mile oval, Griffith came out the victor.


This time however, the strategy became simply to-be-able to drive the car into the trailer at the end of the race. The 23-car field started the event with several cautions in the early going and it ended the same fashion.

Derek and the No. 12 Hitman Industries/Provencher Insurance Toyota Camry rolled off in the 3rd starting position with the hopes of being able to put some */s+9ort of race plan together. Unfortunately, caution after caution negated any *\rt of race plan.

One of the largest starting fields in recent GSPSS memory, the Pro Stock drivers seemed to show very little patience, Griffith was an exception to that and quickly moved his way to grab the lead in the early going.

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graphic_GSPSSWALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) will honor the late John Hoyt this Saturday night, with the running of the JBH 100 at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire.


The race has been dedicated to Hoyt as it has in years past and drivers will seek glory in his name. Hoyt was the co-founder of the GSPSS before he unexpectedly passed away in July 2011.


Since then, series president Mike Parks has continued to lead the way for the New England based Super Late Model series and is excited to continue this race in memory of his friend. Parks also drives his No. 66 Black Rock Steakhouse Pro Stock at each series event and is excited to try and capture the checkered flag.

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graphic_GSPSSRIVERHEAD, N.Y. — This Saturday, July 30, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) visits Riverhead Raceway in Long Island, New York for the inaugural Riverhead 100.

The $2,000 to win feature event is set to be a battle between the stars of the GSPSS who run with the tour regularly up against those who compete in the Late Model class at Riverhead as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Series points leader Barry Gray leads the way into the 1/4 mile bullring — but he is closely followed by Cory Casagrande — who has come on strong of late. Casagrande says he may be at an advantage over some of the rest of the field when they roll onto the track on Saturday, since he has been at the track and watched racing action before.

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Barry Gray sits atop the point chase after 4 events. (Lin Mat Photo)

Barry Gray sits atop the point chase after 4 events. (Lin Mat Photo)

WALPOLE, N.H. __ Through four races of the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) slate in 2016, four different winners have carried the checkered flag and there has been some top-notch racing in each event.


It was Jacob Dore winning a thrilling battle to open the season at White Mt. Motorsports Park and he was followed by Mike O’Sullvain, who took the checkers at Monadnock Speedway.

O’Sullivan picked up a crucial win in a guaranteed qualifier event for the Seekonk Speedway Pro Stock 200 coming up on July 13. He will be just one of the names representing the GSPSS at Seekonk that Wednesday night.


Veteran Pro All Star Series driver DJ Shaw scored the victory at Lee USA and most recently, Jeremy Davis outdueled Derek Griffith and Shaw in the final laps to win the feature event at Claremont Speedway.

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Claremont top 3 (from L to R) 3rd place Mike O'Sullivan 1st Jeremy Davis 2nd Derek Griffith (Chip Cormie Photo)Davis, Griffith & Shaw Thrill Claremont fans in a Classic Twin State 100 finish!!

The Twin State 100 saw some new drivers on the roster adding to the variety seen in all of the GSPSS races started this year. George Bessette of Danbury, CT., Tommy O’Sullivan, of Wilbraham, MA., and local racer Jimmy Zullo of Claremont, NH all added their names to the list of already competitive list of drivers running.

Last years winner Derek Griffith and newcomer to Claremont, DJ Shaw set the pace early in the day, both attaining 13.9 lap times in practice. Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA. and Bill Ahern of Bellerica, MA. started on the front row. Guy Caron of Lempster, NH took an early lead, showing his knowledge of the track. Griffith, Shaw, and Davis quickly made their way through the pack to the top five in the early laps of the race. Caron led for twenty-five laps until the first caution flew for Glenn Martel as he spun in turn two.
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(Chip Cormie Photo)

(Chip Cormie Photo)

WALPOLE, N.H. _ Though the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) may have a field filled with veterans in 2016, two rookies have been tearing it up with some of the best Super Late Model talent so far.


Rookie of the Year contenders Mike Mitchell and Glenn Martel have had solid runs and their finishes thus far show they will be a threat to sit in victory lane before the season comes to a close.


Mitchell, who comes to the series as a former Street Stock champion and Pro Stock driver at Seekonk Speedway, has finished inside the top-10 in two of the three series events. He finished sixth at the opener at White Mt. Motorsports Park, then followed that up with a fourth place run at Monadnock Speedway.

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DJ ShawShaw out battles Griffith & Kruzcek for Seacoast 100 Victory

Lee, NH – The showers predicted by the weather forecast on Friday never came to Lee as drivers suited up for the Seacoast 100. DJ Shaw of Center Conway, NH started on the pole with Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, NH on the outside of the 21-car field. This week saw the addition of new competitors adding to the already tough competition in the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

Shaw took the lead early, however throughout the night he had competition from Hudson native Derek Griffith, Davis, and Bryan Kruczek of Newmarket, NH. The caution flag flew early in the evening on lap nine for Cory Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT. Then shortly after, the pack checked up and Mike Parks of Walpole, NH ruined his newly replaced nose, creating an uphill battle for him the rest of the night.
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Winchester, N.H. – The Rydemore 100 at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H. started as a steamy one, with temperatures reaching the mid ninety’s. Guy Caron of Lempster, N.H. found himself on the pole with Mike Mitchell of Cumberland, R.I. on the outside. Barry Gray who finished second last week was looking to get his first win of the year starting in the sixth position.  Ultimately, it was Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA. in victory lane.


Caron took the lead early in the race and led until lap 61 when he and Gray made contact on the backstretch, and Caron, spun bringing out the first caution of the night.  This put O’Sullivan and DJ Shaw of Center Conway, N.H. up front. Glenn Martel of Belmont, NH was the Lucky Dog, winning his lap back and putting him on the road to a fifth place finish.


By lap 65 Mike Parks of Walpole, N.H. had worked his way up to third after starting 12th. The 71 NH of Cory Robert in sixth place, fended off the Caron and Gray for over a dozen laps, until lap 89 when contact was made with Gray.

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