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Star Classic 100 Up Next For Granite State Pro Stocks

WALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series has just three races remaining on the 2017 championship schedule and the battle for the title is heating up heading for Star Speedway this coming Friday and Saturday night.

The GSPSS will be part of the annual Star Classic weekend, which is a two-day show that also includes the International Supermodified Association (ISMA). The GSPSS will compete in a 100-lap feature event on the slightly banked asphalt oval in Epping, N.H.

PLACE: Star Speedway, Epping, N.H.

DATE: September 8th-9th, 2017

TIME: 6 p.m. on Saturday night for the Star 100

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ntries for the race include plenty of series regulars who are hoping to crack Victory Lane before the season ends. Defending champion Barry Gray has not won a race in over one year, but we will look to return his No. 29 to glory Saturday. Names like Scott MacMichael, Cory Casagrande, Nick Lascuola, Devin O’Connell and Monadnock winner Josh King are also entered in the field for the 100-lap race. Mike O’Sullivan will be looking to pad his points lead with his first checkered flag of the year.

Outsiders looking to take down the win include former series champion Derek Griffith, Jacob Dore and Todd Stone. At White Mountain Motorsports Park, Stone rolled his No. 1vt into Victory Lane this year.

“This is the third year we have been invited to the Star Classic by the Webber family,” series president Mike Parks said. “It’s an honor to be a part of a race with such tradition. A few years ago, we never thought that we would be a part of the three biggest races in the Northeast, the Star Classic, the Oxford 250 and the Sunoco World Series of Stock Car Racing.”

With the Star Classic being a two-day show, GSPSS teams will practice and qualify on Friday. Practice rolls from 5:25-5:45 p.m. and 6:35-6:50 p.m, while qualifying heats, which will be 12 laps, begin at 7:45 p.m. on Friday.

Saturday, the series will practice from 1:15-1:30 p.m. and 2:40-2:55 p.m., as well as a consolation event before the Star 100 takes the green flag, which is scheduled for just after 6 p.m.

Last time the series was on the track, Garrett Hall rolled into the winner’s circle at Oxford Plains Speedway as part of Oxford 250 weekend. Leaving Star, only two races will remain on the schedule. The Sunoco World Series at Thompson and the season finale at New London-Waterford will be left to go.

For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, fans are encouraged to visit www.gspss.net and follow the series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Garrett Hall wins the Oxford 100!

Oxford, ME- The first Granite State Pro Stock Series race at Oxford Plains Speedway saw Locals Bobby Timmons of Windham, ME on the pole and Derek Kneeland of Sebago, ME on the outside.  At the start of the race Kneeland and Hall were in tight competition for the lead, until the middle of the race when Hall held the lead for much of the remaining laps.

In third place for much of the race and showing the patience of a veteran racer, fourteen-year-old Gabe Brown ran impressive race. Series regular and the current point leader Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield MA, was consistent all night and moved from thirteenth position to tenth by the end of the race. This granted him a provisional position in the Oxford 250 on Sunday. Former series champion Derek Griffith also ran consistently throughout the race starting eleventh and finishing seventh in the race.

By the halfway point of the race Bryan Kruczek of Newmarket, NH had taken over the second position. On lap 77 series regular Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA brought out the caution, leading to a restart, which gave Brown the opportunity to pass Kruczek. This gave Brown the chance to chase down the leader, unfortunately lap traffic spread out the field.  Hall solidified his lead on the field to take the checkers.

Friday September 8th & Saturday, September 9th The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be racing at Star Speedway, in Epping NH. for the Star Classic 100. For more information, follow The Granite State Pro Stock Series on Facebook or at www.gspss.net

Unofficial Finish

1          94 Garrett Hall

2          47 Babe Brown

3          00 Bryan Kruczek

4          09ME Justin Drake

5          48 Bobby Timmons

6          60 DJ Shaw

7          12 Derek Griffith

8          2D Chad Dow

9          23 Dave Farington

10        08 Mike O’Sullivan

11        44 Rusty Poland

12        7oz Grant Aither

13        43 Devin O’Connell

14        21 Josh King

15        36 Ryan Robbins

16        90 Derek Kneeland

17        72 Scott MacMichael

18        29 Barry Gray

19        39 Nick Lascuola

20        81 Dan  Winter

21        05 Phil Richardson

22        73 Charlie Buxton

23        0 Shane Green

24        2 Chola Shay

25        11 Jeff Burgess

26        09 Jeremy Davis

27        1 John Rideout

Contingency Winners

Car #

Name

AR Bodies (Hard Luck)

09 Jeremy Davis

O’Reilly Auto Parts (3rd Place)

00 Bryan Kruczek

O’Reilly Auto Parts (Last Car on the Lead Lap)

90 Derek Kneeland

Five Star Bodies 5th Place

48 Bobby Timmons

Sunoco Heat Winner

90 Derek Kneeland

Sunoco Heat Winner

48 Bobby Timmons

Sunoco Heat Winner

94 Grant Hall

VDL Fuel 4th Place

09 Justin Drake

Race Parts NH Hard Charger

2 Chad Dow

Track: Oxford Plains Speedway.

.375 mile Oxford , ME

Race- Oxford 100

Time of Race- 40:20

Best Lap Time- 15.609

Best Lap By- Bryan Kruczek

Cautions- (3)  36, 77, 77

Margin of Victory- .490

Lap Leaders- (4) – Derek Kneeland 15, Bobby Timmons 3, Garrett Hall 77, Bryan Kruczek 5

GSPSS Heads For Oxford 250 Weekend Battle

          100 Lap Feature Set For Saturday Night

 WALPOLE, N.H. – For the first time in the history of the Granite State Pro Stock Series, the drivers are heading for Oxford Plains Speedway on Oxford 250 weekend.

The GSPSS drivers will compete in a 100-lap feature on Saturday night, which is the night before the prestigious 44th annual Scott’s Recreation Oxford 250.  The event will allow some of the drivers planning to run the 250 a chance to compete with the regulars of the GSPSS. The hope is that drivers who compete learn something heading for Sunday’s prestigious event.

PLACE: Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine

DATE: Saturday, August 26

TIME: 5 p.m. post time

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The entries for the event have been coming in and at the top of the list, former champion Derek Griffith will look to capture his first win of the season. The Hudson, New Hampshire driver will also be looking to put the final touches on the setup ahead of Sunday’s 44th annual Oxford 250.

Series regulars entered for the race include Mike O’Sullivan and Barry Gray. Nick Lascuola, Devin O’Connell, Cory Casagrande and Josh King are also set to compete in the 100 lap main event.

Other entries include some outsiders that will be looking to steal the trophy. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series spotter Derek Kneeland of Sebago, Maine will compete behind the wheel of the No. 90. Bobby Timmons, Bryan Kruczek and Chad Dow are also entered.

Former GSPSS winner DJ Shaw will return to the series, along with Gabe Brown. The 14-year-old Brown will make his series debut as the youngest competitor in the field.

Mike O’Sullivan leads the updated championship standings by 16 points over Scott MacMichael, while Gray is third, 17 points back. Casagrande and Lascuola round out the top five.

This event is a one-day show, with practice, qualifying and the 100-lap race all set for Saturday afternoon and evening. The pit gates open at 9 a.m., while the front grandstands will open for fans at 12 p.m. The GSPSS will be a part of the practice rotation and will have three 15-minute practice rounds, along with a final 10-minute round. The series will be the last group of heat races and the last feature to hit the track on Saturday night.

Last time out, Josh King put his No. 21 in Victory Lane for the first time in his career. Will another driver add their name to the list? Find out Saturday.

For more information, fans are encouraged to visit both www.gspss.net and www.oxfordplains.com.