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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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY

Friday, October 18, 2013:

10:00 AM – SIGN-IN & PIT AREA OPEN
10:00 AM – GSPSS HAULERS ENTER

Saturday, April 13, 2013:

7:00 AM - SIGN-IN & PIT AREA OPEN
7:30 AM - GSPSS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:45 AM - GSPSS TIRE COMPOUND OPENS
8:00 AM – GSPSS INSPECTION BEGINS
9:00 AM 9:55 AM - LOCAL FINAL PRACTICE
10:00 AM 10:40 AM – VMRS FINAL PRACTICE
10:45 AM 11:25 AM – GSPSS FINAL PRACTICE
11:30 AM 12:45 PM – NWMT FINAL PRACTICE
12:50 PM 1:20 PM - NEMA FINAL PRACTICE
1:25 PM 2:05 PM - ISMA FINAL PRACTICE
1:30 PM – GSPSS REGISTRATION CLOSES
2:15 PM - GSPSS DRIVER’S MEETING
2:30 PM - GSPSS QUALIFYING INSPECTION BEGINS
2:30 PM - NWMT QUALIFYING (2 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS SUNOCO MODIFIED QUALIFYING (8 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW: GSPSS QUALIFYING RACES (10 LAPS – IMPOUND QUALIFIYING TIRES)
TO FOLLOW VMRS QUALIFYING RACES (10 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NEMA QUALIFYING RACES
TO FOLLOW ISMA QUALIFYING RACES
TO FOLLOW: GSPSS CONSOLATION RACE (12 LAPS – IF NECESSARY)
TO FOLLOW: VMRS CONSOLATION RACE (12 LAPS – IF NECESSARY)
5:00 PM (APPROX) – FEATURE RACES
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Joey Pole made history on September 14, adding name to the impressive list of winners for the Granite State Pro Stock Series on Saturday, and also by winning the final race at the 1/3 mile banked oval. 28 cars attempted to qualify for this historic event, with 22 taking the green flag.

2012 Canaan Pro Stock Champion Jeremy Davis, winner of the May 4th event, led the field down to the green, but the caution came out before the first lap could be completed, setting a tone for the event. By the time the race was 10 laps in, four cars had already retired from the event. Pole and Davis took time leading the race with Davis leading all but the opening two cirsuits.

At the lap 25 mark, Davis continued to hold on with Pole second, Matt Frahm third, Bobby Baillargeon fourth and Larry Gelinas fifth. The seventh caution of the affair came out on the 34th lap for Wayne Heliwell Sr. Another handful of cautions slowed up the event by the halfway point. By this time, Pole had re-taken the lead over Davis, Gelinas, Davis and Frahm.
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Canaan 100 This Saturday Night!

Canaan NH – It is with mixed emotions that the Granite State Pro Stock Series rolls into the Canaan Fair Speedway this Saturday night. When the Checkered Flag falls on the 100 lap main event it will be the final one that will wave at this speedway, As the Speedway has been sold and no racing is planed in the future. “There is a lot of buzz for this event from all the divisions that are competing” stated series president Mike Parks. The GSPSS will compete in a 100 Lap main event, According to series Race director Josh Vanada we are looking at what could be our largest field to date. Read Full Article →

CanaanFor many of the competitors on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, Saturday, September 14 will be a surreal day for them. It is the next stop on the 2013 schedule for the Granite State Pro Stocks, one that will have major point championship implications.

But more than that, drivers like Jeremy Davis, Zig Gino, Donnie Lashua among many others have spent time in Canaan Fair Speedway Victory Lane. Davis, Gino and Lashua have been honored as champions there as well; Davis will go down as the final Pro Stock champion at the 1/3 mile oval.

Jeremy Davis comes into Canaan Fair Speedway as the most recent winner there from the Granite State Pro Stocks, picking up the win on May 4th, the second event on the schedule. Lashua is the defending winner of this late summer classic, charging to the win on September 16, 2013. This time, for both of these, and many others, it’s personal.
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