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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

GSPSS Twitter: @GSProStocks

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 and follow the series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.


Seekonk, Mass. (August 20, 2017): There has always been something special about the NorthEast Racecars Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). Maybe it is the Series origin – with a couple of devoted ‘fans’ who put the proverbial blood, sweat and tears into creating a platform for the racers.  Or, maybe it is the ‘old school’ mentality of the Series – hosting events with a flair for the ‘golden age of racing’ at historic speedways.  Whatever it is, teams and fans alike come out to support the Series.

This Wednesday night at Star Speedway, the drivers and fans that support the Tri-Track Open Modified Series will be treated to much of the same with the running of the Flamingo Motorsports 100 at the historic bullring in Epping, NH. The mid-week event is reminiscent of the former Yankee All-Star League. And, like those events, the TTOMS August Classic at Star will bring out some of the biggest names in modified racing.

With two recent victories in Modified Tour competition, the red-hot Ryan Preece may be considered the odds-on favorite. His strong performances in the Nationwide Series this season likely make him the sentimental favorite as well.  Fresh off weekend wins perennial favorite Matt Hirschman, Anthony Nocella and Rowan Pennink will be on hand at Star on Wednesday night.

The racing card will also include Star Speedway’s Strictly Stocks, Roadrunners and Six-Shooters.  Practice gets underway at 4:30pm on Wednesday, August 23. Qualifying events for all divisions will begin at7:00pm followed by feature events which will also include a B-Main for the TTOMS.

The night’s featured Flamingo Motorsports sponsored TTOMS event will go 100 green flag laps with the winner taking home $6,000. The event will pay $1,000 to take the green flag.

General Admission for the full-night of racing is only $25 for adults. Senior/Junior tickets are only $20. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Pit admission is $40.  The Star Speedway pit area is open to minors with a signed release form and a guardian.

Learn more by visiting or by following the track on Facebook. Find the Tri-Track Modified Series online at or on Facebook.

Back in the mid-1970s, the Yankee All-Star League consisted of a 6-event Modified open competition series for Modifieds at Waterford Speedbowl, Thompson and Star Speedways (and later Monadnock Speedway).

The Tri-Track Open Modified Series is shaped much like the Yankee All-Star League.

According to, “each track held a pair of 50-lap feature events, all held on Wednesdays with open competition rules and qualifying heats”. Competitors would receive purse money and points for each race, with a Yankee All Star League Champion crowned and point fund distributed at season’s end.

Richie Evans, Fred DeSarro, Ollie Silva, Geoff Bodine, Ed Flemke, Bugsy Stevens, Gene Bergin, the Bouchard Brothers, Bob Santos, Leo Cleary, and Charlie Jarzombek were among the legendary drivers to support the Yankee All-Star League. A great review of the Yankee All Star League and complete list of results from the entire Yankee All-Star League history can be found at


Matt Hirschman Star Speedway June 29th 2017 Photo: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

EPPING, NH- If Matt Hirschman is going to sweep the two Northeast Race Cars and Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series events on Wednesday at Star Speedway, he is going to have to beat at least two drivers that weren’t able to race in the July 29 SBM 125 at the Epping, New Hampshire quarter-mile.

Both Ryan Preece and Jon McKennedy were racing elsewhere on that night. McKennedy was in Ohio defending his ISMA Supermodified points lead, while Preece was busy shocking the world by winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Iowa. This time, neither has a conflict and they are looking forward to recording podium finishes as they have previously at Star.

“It will be cool to get back up there,” Preece said

Ryan Preece Photo: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

following Wednesday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at the Bristol Motor Speedway. “I haven’t been to Star in awhile. I’m excited and definitely looking forward to getting back there, and hitting another Tri-Track race. It’s going to be a lot of work to prepare for, but I’m excited.”

While Preece will be towing in from Connecticut, McKennedy considers Star Speedway is his home track. The Chelmsford, Mass., driver led the most laps the last time he raced a Modified at Star, and he has numerous race wins in many different cars. He will bring his own car for this event, a car that is also a proven winner elsewhere.

Richie Evans at Star 1984 Photo: Cynthia Tebbetts

This special Wednesday event is a throwback to the 1980’s for Star. During that decade, nationally known drivers such as Richie Evans, Leo Cleary, Jimmy Spencer, Jeff Fuller, Mike McLaughlin  and Brian Ross battled against the locals like Bentley Warren, Bobby Gahan, Don MacLaren, Larry Record and Dave Thomas.

The Wednesday, August 23rd “Flamingo Motorsports ’80’s

Bentley Warren 1984 Photo: Cynthia Tebbetts

Throwback 100″ paying $6,000 to the race winner is the third race of four Tri-Track Series events and promises to be the best one yet. The night’s racing will also include the Woody’s Strickly Stocks, Brickyard Road Runners and the L&W Auto Six Shooters.

Modified practice begins at 4:30 PM, with heat races for all four divisions beginning at 7:00 PM immediately followed by a Tri-Track Series Modified B-Main and the four feature events. For more information and a full schedule to be posted, check out the Star Speedway official Facebook page, their web site or Adult general admission is just $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and juniors, with kids 10 and under always admitted free of charge.

Will Preece, McKennedy, Les Hinckley, Rowan Pennink or someone else be able to dethrone Matt Hirschman as the Star Speedway superstar? Be there on Wednesday night, on Route 27 in Epping, N.H. to find out.