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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.

The Tri Track Open Modified Series 2018 Schedule

Photo: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

Seekonk, Mass. (December 28, 2017): Officials have announced the 2018 schedule for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). Featuring some traditional race events, the 2018 event will also feature a series first. The four race schedule will commence on Memorial Day weekend and conclude with the fun and festive “Haunted Hundred” with plenty of action over the summer months.

“We are really proud of the schedule that we have been able to put together,” said Managing Partner Wayne Darling. “It will feature some of the traditional events that we know will be action-packed, another that will build momentum after last year’s success and a whole new event to create even more excitement.”

The 2018 Tri-Track Open Modified Series season will open with the running of the inaugural Memorial Day 100 at Claremont Speedway on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The 1/3 mile asphalt oval located in Claremont, NH, runs Friday nights weekly and features Tour-Type Modifieds as their headline division.

“We have had strong car counts and we are hoping that the Tri-Track Open Modified Series event will help us build up our fan base as well,” said Claremont Owner & Promoter James Ambrose.

“There is not a bad seat in the house,” added Ambrose, of the aluminum grandstands that are built into the bank. Ambrose and his partners including former competitor Phil Hayes have rehabbed much of the facility since purchasing the race track.

Notable Claremont competitors to make starts with TTOMS in 2017 included track champion Dana Smith, Russ Hersey, Dwight Jarvis, Mike Douglas, Jeffrey Gallup, Nick Salva, Brandee Tree, Brian Robie and emerging talents Sammy Rameau,  Dylan Rock, Cameron Sontag, and TJ Bleau. A strong field will be expected on Memorial Day Weekend.

The prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday 100 at Seekonk Speedway is set for Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Each year this event, with a $10,000 winner’s share on the line, draws the best-of-the-best in Modified racing. Returning to join the Tri Track Open Modified series is the equally as prestigious Boston Louie Seymour Memorial for the Northeast Midget Association (NEMA).

“Seekonk Speedway is excited to have the Tri-Track series be a part of the 15th annual open Wheel Wednesday and to continue the tradition of exciting, big dollar mid-week racing,” said Seekonk Speedway’s Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development.

Another notable event on the 2018 Tri-Track Open Modified Series schedule is the annual SBM 125 at Star Speedway in Epping, NH, on Saturday, July 28. Strong car counts featuring talent from all over New England including some of the best northern competitors, make for a night of tight racing action at the bullring at Star.

“The status of this race is really what makes weekly short track racing great,” said Star Speedway owner and promoter Bobby Webber, Jr. “It is the commitment from men like my Dad and the dedication of guys like Kevin Rice, Jim Schaefer and Dick Williams. And all the teams that come out and race hard to support an event like this and the people who built it.”

Star Speedway will also hold a practice day on Friday July 27 for all competitors.

The 2018 season will culminate with the fun and excitement of the Halloween –themed Haunted Hundred on Saturday, October 27 at Seekonk Speedway.  No trick, all treats are expected for this event following last year’s success where a strong crowd witnessed one of the best races of the season under picture-perfect conditions.

“We are looking forward to the second annual Haunted Hundred,” added St. Germain. “The management of the Tri-Track Series has been great to work with and their format works great at Seekonk.”

Now that the schedule has been finalized, the big question for the 2018 season will be – can anyone dethrone Matt Hirschman? There will be four great opportunities for competitors to make that happen. With a solid race schedule and the expectation for continued strong fields, the 2018 season will undoubtedly be hotly contested.

“On behalf of Mark Pennink and myself, we want to thank Jim Schaefer and Dick Williams for their unwavering commitment to the series and the sport and to the track promoters for their continued belief in our competitors and the product that we produce,” conclude Darling.

2018 TRI-TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Inaugural Memorial Day 100

Claremont Speedway

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

15th Annual Open Wheel Wednesday

Seekonk Speedway

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Annual SBM 125

Star Speedway

Saturday, October 27, 2018

2nd Annual Haunted Hundred

Seekonk Speedway