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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.

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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)

GSPSS Gears up for 2018!

CLAREMONT, N.H.

With opening day of the 2018 Granite State Pro Stock Series fast approaching, officials are preparing for May 4th at Claremont Speedway earnestly.

The season will again be headlined by a 50 lap feature event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as part of the New England Short Track Showdown June 24th. Hudson International Speedway and Oktoberfest at Lee USA Speedway will be joining the series along with others from the New England region.

“A few time trial events, a triple 35 lap show, and a 150 lap $3500 to win marquee feature at Claremont Speedway gives us our most diverse schedule to date.” series president Mike Parks said. “Our car counts will be the best to date, with twelve drivers committed to the entire 13 race schedule.”

GSPSS’ largest schedule set: The 2018 season will see 13 races across 10 venues in the New England region.

O’ Sullivan sees defending 2017 title “tougher then ever”: Sixteen Acres, Mass. driver Mike O’ Sullivan is looking forward to the start of the season with a new car. “We’ve built a new car over the winter and I believe we’ve done everything we could to step our game up this season,” O’Sullivan said. “I think defending the title will be tough but, I’m excited to see if it all pays off.”

MacMichael looking to challenge in sophomore season: “After coming so close in 2017 we are ready to go after the championship again,” Newbury, N.H. driver [2017 Rookie of the Year] Scott MacMichael said. “Bob [Labine] has provided me with a freshened Dale Shaw chassis and I can’t thank him enough for it.”

Doiron joins GSPSS full time: Berwick, ME driver Joey Doiron, a multi-time PASS winner and 2016 Speedway 660 SpeedWeekend 250 champion is “excited to race on tracks he hasn’t visited in a while,” Doiron said. “Hopefully we will be able to have a little fun, win a couple races, and spend time with family.”

Driver roster blooming: Twelve drivers have made the full season commitment including new comers, Jimmy Renfew Jr, Jacob Dore, and Ray Christian III. Returning drivers include 2016 champion Barry Gray, Nick Lascoula, Mike Scorzelli, Josh King, Devin O’ Connell, and Cory Casagrande. Look for select entires from Derek Griffith, Nick Jenkins, Phil Richardson, and Jeremy Davis as well.

TTOMS GEARED UP FOR SEASON OPENER AT CLAREMONT

Photo: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

Seekonk, Mass. (March 6, 2018):  For a host of Claremont Speedway regulars the countdown to the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) season opener has already begun. The Series’ 2018 season opens with the running of the inaugural Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores 100 at Claremont Speedway presented by SPAFCO and Jerico on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

The 1/3 mile asphalt oval located in Claremont, NH, runs Friday nights weekly during the season and features tour-type Modifieds; giving a potential home track advantage to a group of very talented racers. Already filing entries include the likes of Russ Hersey, Todd Patnode, Chris Bolton, Brian Robbie and Mike Willis.

“This place has an old school racing feel,” said Hersey of N. Swanzey, NH. “Lots of local people are excited about Modified racing and the track has great owners who really care about the racers and the health of short track racing.”

The event, scheduled for Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, is the first- ever Saturday night special event for Claremont Speedway. Featuring the $6k to win 100-green flag lap main event for the tour-type Modifieds, the night’s race card also includes Super Streets, Street Stocks and the  4-cylinder Wildcats.

With the Bouchard family being long-time sponsors and one-time racers at Claremont Speedway, the recent announcement of title sponsorship by Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores makes this Memorial Day special event even more special.

Grandstand Admission for the Saturday, May 26 event is only $25. Kids ages 6-12 are admitted for $10 and ages 5 and under are free. Pit gates open at 1PM. Practice gets underway at 3PM when the grandstands open. Feature racing is slated for 6PM.

For complete information on Claremont Speedway, visit claremontspeedway.net.

In addition to the locals, standouts filing early entries for the 2018 season include defending champion Matt Hirschman along with Mod Tour favorites Rowan Pennink and Calvin Carroll. Long-time supporters of the Tri-Track Series Richard Savary, Les Hinckley and Mike Holdridge have committed their support in 2018. The likes of early entrants Derek Ramstrom, Jon Kievman and Andy Jankowiak continue to showcase the Series’ ability to draw a variety of driving talents.

Look for further updates on registered drivers and other information as the date approaches.

The Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100, presented by SPAFCO and Jerico, is also made possible with the help of a strong list of associate sponsors with a ton of racing heritage including Broad Brook Heating & Cooling, Fred Wilcox, Bruce Brennenstuhl, Fuller RV Rentals and Sales, Fuller’s Car Laundry, Ballard Trucks, Metcalf Paving, Pat’s Auto Center, George Summers Trucking, Ashaway Cement Products, Mad River Construction, Bradford Motors, Dunn’s Corner Repair, Twin Cedars and Ed French & Son Paving.

The four race TTOMS schedule includes the Ron Bouchard Auto Parts 100 at Claremont Speedway, the prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday 100 at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 27, the traditional SBM 125 at Star Speedway on Saturday, July 28 and the Haunted Hundred, also at Seekonk on Saturday, October 27.

To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.