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Triple 35 Format And Time Trials Coming to Waterford

WALPOLE N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series presented by Springfield Buick GMC will be rolling into Connecticut’s New London-Waterford Speedbowl Saturday, May 26th with a unique Triple 35 Format with Time Trials.

 Two Maine drivers lead the way, Jacob Dore of  Sanford and Joey Doiron of Berwick look to continue their success far from home. “I like Waterford, we’ll see if we can go for two in a row, I’ve never done that before.” Dore said. “We never really got to show our strength in Claremont but, Waterford will be a track where we will be really good at.” Doiron said.

 The event will start with single car time trials. If over 24 cars attempt to qualify, 18 will be locked in, and we will have a consolation race. That will be TBD as current pre-entered projects have the car count at 24 from throughout New England.

 Once the field is set, we will go heads up for the first 35 lap segment. The second segment will invert all lead lap cars and be scored as its own event. The third segment will invert all lead lap cars from the previous, and will be scored as its own event as well. The car with the lowest points will win overall. Finishing position in each segment added together is your points total. In case of a tie, the finishing position in the final segment will be the tie breaker.

 As the season enters its second event, names like Barry Gray, Scott MacMichael, Nick Lascoula, and defending champ Mike O’Sullivan will be grinding for championship points. We will have some welcome competitors from other tracks and series joining us as well. Brad Babb from Windham, M.E. will be driving the BRF #42 along with George Bessette of Danbury, C.T and Kevin Folan of Arrleboro, M.A.

 Pit gates open at 11:00am, grandstands open at 1:30pm, and time trials will begin at 5:00pm.

 For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, including the latest updates, fans are encouraged to visit our Facebook page or follow the series on Twitter, @GSProStocks.

You can also visit us on the web at www.gspss.net.

John Miller Photo

Dore kicks off 2018 GSPSS season with Claremont 100 Victory!

WALPOLE, N.H. –

Jacob Dore driving the #05 overcomes an incredibly stout field to take home his first victory in a full bodied car at Claremont Speedway this past Saturday night. #14 Matt Frahm of Salem, N.H. Pressured Dore in the closing laps but spun out with just a few laps to go. “I was getting nervous with Matt but, I trust him a lot, we’ve raced together before, I didn’t think we were as fast as he was.” Dore said.

23 cars began the 100 lap feature presented by Springfield Buick GMC. The competition was close as after final practice, the top 12 cars were within one tenth of a second. But, by lap 3 a few cars had been retired after a melee where the #93 of Ryan Greene of Berick, M.E. ended up on top of the #9H driven by Kyle Welch of Newport, N.H. Which drew out the red flag.

His entire ride side body work removed #73 Joey Doiron finished second. “I would like to have a little less damage and hopefully things will settle down after everyone got this one under their belt.” Doiron said. “We’ll be ready for Waterford and I think it will be a track we will run really good at.

Drivers Jimmy Renfrew Jr, Kyle Welch, Jeff Jolly, Devin O’Connell, Josh King, and Ryan Greene had significant damage early on in the feature.

2017 ARBodies Rookie of the Year Scott MacMichael of Newbury, N.H. finished third, “It was awesome! I probably should have been fifth but with Frahm spinning later in the race things just worked out.” MacMichael said.

The Granite State Pro Stock Series presented by Springfield Buick GMC will be returning to the Waterford Speedbowl Saturday, May 26th for a unique race format. Triple 35 lap features with time trials setting the field.

For more information please visit www.gspss.net and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube as well.

RESULTS: Jacob Dore, Joey Doiron, Scott MacMichael, Barry Gray, Jeremy Davis, Cory Casagrande, Luke Hinkley, Ray Christian III, Matt Frahm, Nick Lascuola, Mike Scorzelli, William Wall, Byron Baker, Ryan Greene, Jimmy Zullo, Mike O’Sullivan, Tommy O’Sullivan, Devin O’Connell, Josh King,

Photo Credit (John Miller)

GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES PRESENTED BY SPRINGFIELD BUICK GMC

CLAREMONT, N.H.

We are incredibly proud and thankful to announce from North Springfield, V.T. Springfield Buick GMC has joined the Granite State Pro Stock Series as presenting sponsor for the 2018 season.

“These past five years, we’ve searched for the right marketing partner that understands what we can offer and we have found it with Springfield Buick GMC” series President Mike Parks said. “To say we are ecstatic about this partnership we have built with Springfield Buick GMC would be an understatement!”

“Springfield Buick GMC is excited about the new partnership with GSPSS.” General Manager Luke Mattern said. “It allows the folks that love racing to see the amazing line up of Rocky Ridge trucks in Stock at Springfield Buick GMC, and it allows our dealership another means of letting the northeast know about our dealership.” “Springfield Buick GMC has been the largest volume Buick GMC dealer in New England for the last 15 years and we expect our partnership with Rocky Ridge Trucks, and the GSPSS to keep us there.” Start your engines!

An absolutely stunning Rocky Ridge Mad Rock 2018 GMC Sierra has been graciously provided as the official pace truck for the Granite State Pro Stock Series, presented by Springfield BUICK GMC.

Opening day is scheduled for Friday, May 4th at Claremont Speedway with a rain date of Saturday, May 5th.

For more information on Springfield Buick GMC’s fine inventory visit http://www.springfieldautomart.com/

For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series presented by Springfield Buick GMC please visit www.gspss.net