(Crystal Snape Photo)

(Crystal Snape Photo)

HUDSON, NH – Derek Griffith continued his stunning season, as the 18-year-old driver picked up his second victory of his career in the Gate City Classic at Hudson International Speedway. 

 

Griffith led the field to green, with Matt Frahm matched to his outside.  Mike Parks and Cory Casagrande made contact before the field completed one lap, with Parks spinning to the infield.  One the restart, Griffith began to flex his muscles, jumping out to a quick lead, before series rookie Nick Boivin spun off turn 4, bringing out the second caution.  The field would settle in for a long green flag run, until Casagrande and Jeremy Harclerode made contact on lap 41, erasing Griffith’s sizable lead.  The final caution of the race occurred on lap 47, when George Helliwell and Mike O’Sullivan tangled off turn 2, subsequently ending O’Sullivan’s night. 

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granite state prostock seriesGate City Classic an Important Piece to the Championship Puzzle

HUDSON, NH – With the point battle beginning to take shape early, the Granite State Pro Stock Series will travel to one of the most unique tracks on the circuit, Hudson International Speedway, for the Gate City Classic, June 14.

Young Gun Derek Griffith leads the standings entering the fourth of twelve events on the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) schedule. Finishing in the top four in each race to begin the season, Griffith holds a slim two-point advantage over Barry Gray, and just eight points back to Larry Gelinas in third, entering the event. Hudson International Speedway is Derek Griffith’s home-track, but has yet to pick up a victory at the ¼ mile facility with the series, whereas Gelinas visited Victory Lane in 2014.
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Dominance at the Dog: Gray Earns Memorial Day Victory
Belchertown, MA Native Now Tied for All-Time Series Wins

WINCHESTER, NH – Barry Gray continued his dominance at Monadnock Speedway, holding off charges from Matt Frahm, Mike O’Sullivan, and Larry Gelinas, to grab his fourth Granite State Pro Stock Series in the Memorial Day 100.

Gray took the lead at the drop of the green, after beating pole sitter Cory Robert to the line on lap 1. Robert would be out of contention early, after an incident on lap 4 with Adam Norton, bringing out the first caution of the evening. Matt Frahm and Tommy O’Sullivan would challenge Gray on three restarts, before settling in for a green flag run.
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Photo Credit Chip Cormie

Photo Credit Chip Cormie

Gray Looks to Add Fourth Win at Winchester, NH Track

 

WINCHESTER, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will travel to Monadnock Speedway for the third event of the championship series, on May 23. 

 

The Memorial Day 100 will be the seventh time the series has run at the Winchester, NH ¼ mile, and has seen three different winners (Barry Gray, Matt Frahm, Mike O’Sullivan).

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Photos- Eric LaFleche

Photos- Eric LaFleche

Claremont, NH – Derek Griffith, the young, talented Pro-Stock driver from New Hampshire will be making his Claremont Speedway debut this Friday, April 24th as the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) makes its return to the 1/3 mile facility for 125 green flag laps.

Formally known as Twin State Speedway, Claremont is under new ownership for 2015 and is ready to set the stage for what should be an exciting event.

Griffith will be entering Claremont not knowing anything about the race track, “I don’t think I’ve ever been there, maybe when I was a little kid but I can’t remember” remarked Derek.

“This will be exciting for our MOM’s of Manchester/LCM Racing crew as Louie [Crew Chief Louie Mechalides] doesn’t even have any set-up sheets for Claremont. I think it’ll be a learning experience, that’s for sure. “ Read Full Article →

esdsafsdWalpole, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series returns to the place where it all began; Claremont Speedway, April 24.

The series, now in the fourth year of existence, held the inaugural event at Claremont Speedway (formerly Twin State Speedway) in August of 2011, which saw Chris Wilk of Mendon, VT fend off a late-race charge from Donnie Lashua to pick up the victory.

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VLF_9589Thompson, CT – Derek Griffith, the 18 year-old Hudson, NH native is looking to hang a Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Plaque in their trophy room come Monday morning.

Griffith, driver of the No. 12 MOM’s of Manchester Toyota Camry Pro Stock in the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is competing in the 41st annual Icebreaker event and feels; this is their year to break out and grab and opening race victory at the historic 5/8thmile oval.

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GSPS2Sets Sights on Season-Opening IceBreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

 

Walpole, NH-    For “Lightning” Larry Gelinas, racing is almost as important as breathing.

 

The 30-plus-year veteran gets behind the wheel any chance he can.  This year, he’ll be chasing the 2015 crown in the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS), as well as throwing his name in the hat in the Late Model division at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.  Gelinas will also run select ACT events, and attempt to qualify for the Oxford 250. Read Full Article →

Granite State Pro Stock Series Contingency Program Welcomes New/Returning Partners for 2015 Season

Walpole, NH- The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) welcome new and returning partnerships with brands from all over United States, helping to build the Contingency Program to nearly $25,000 in cash and products throughout the season.

The program rewards drivers in multiple different fashions, including heat wins, feature finishes, leader at the halfway-point, random drawings, and a nice packages for the Champion, Rookie of the Year, and Most Improved Driver in the 2015 season.
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Larry GelanisWalpole, NH- Just weeks away from the start of the 2015 season, the title hunt is beginning to take shape for the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS).

A mix of veteran and young drivers have made the commitment to become the fourth champion in series history. Former Oxford 250 winner (1996), “Lightning” Larry Gelinas has announced his intentions of being crowned champion. The Buxton, ME driver set a torrid pace in the first half of the 2014 season, including five (5) top-5 finishes in the first five races, including a win at Hudson International Speedway, but back-to-back finishes outside the top-15 put a damper on Gelinas’ bid on the championship, ending the season with a third-place overall finish in the standings.

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