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O’Sullivan Crowned 2017 GSPSS Champion

The Granite State Pro stock Series officially brought its season to a close on Saturday March 3 at the Thompson Motor Sports Park clubhouse. The season ending banquet of champions was a chance for the teams of the GSPSS to get together one last time as part of the 2017 season and honor their champions.

Tom and Mike O’Sullivan were officially crowned owner and driver champions making them the first multi-time champions in series history. The duo also took down the 2012 series championship and have been competitors with the series virtually since day one. They received a pair of championship trophies, point fund money as well as a pair of championship jackets from American Racer Tires.

In addition to crowning the champions, a number of specialty awards were given out. Scott MacMicheal was crowned rookie of the year as he and his Bob Labine owned team had a successful first season together. The pair also finished the season second in the season ending point standings after a spirited battle with eventual champion O’Sullivan.

Also given out was the annual “John Boy Hoyt memorial dedication to motor sports award”. This award is given to someone who goes above and beyond for the sport of auto racing. For 2017 the staff of the GSPSS chose to honor series president and race director Mike Parks. Parks not only founded the series with John Hoyt, but for 2017 Mike chose to get out of the driver’s seat and focus more on the operation of the series.

There were a number of contingency awards given out including five star bodies gift certificates, an O’Reilly auto parts gift certificate, AR Bodies gift certificates and a brand new VDL Carburetor that went to team 39 and driver Nick Lascoula

The final group to be honored were the top ten in points, eight of whom were in attendance to receive their trophys, point fund money and be honored by their fellow competitors. O’Sullivan, Macmicheal, Lascoula and Cory Casagrande were all in the top five in points and picked up hardware Saturday night. Josh King, Tommy O’Sullivan, Devin O’Connell and Mike Mitchell finished six through nine in the standings and were also in attendance. Mike Scorzelli wound up tenth in the owners standings and picked up a point fund check for his efforts in 2017.

With the 2017 Banquet in the books it is on to the 2018 GSPSS season. On tap for 2018 is a twelve race schedule highlighted by a return to NHMS for the second annual short track showdown, a three segment race, the annual JBH memorial race and a soon to be announced event that could become an annual highlight on the GSPSS schedule. The season kicks off with a test and tune date April 28 at Claremont Speedway and the opener the following Friday night.

The complete 2017 point standings as well as the 2018 schedule and more can be found at gspss.net.

Granite State Pro Stock Series Announces 2017 Awards Banquet

            Celebration To Be Held At Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Clubhouse

 By: Kyle Souza, Granite State Pro Stock Series

 WALPOLE, N.H. – Even though the calendar has switched over to 2018, the Granite State Pro Stock Series still has some unfinished business from the last calendar year. But not for long.

The series is proud to announce the 2017 championship awards banquet and celebration. It will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Restaurant and Clubhouse in Thompson, Connecticut.

The event will begin with social hour from 6-7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., with the awards ceremony to immediately follow. The ceremony will honor the 2017 series champion, Mike O’Sullivan, along with some of the other top challengers from the season, including runner-up Scott MacMichael.

Teams are reminded that you must be present at the banquet in order to be eligible for the awards. All of the 2017 point fund money is based off of the owner standings.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Granite State Pro Stock Series website, or clicking here, but must be purchased by February 24, 2018

Below, the 2017 final top 10 in both the driver and the owner point standings are listed.


  1. Mike O’Sullivan – 390 points
  2. Scott MacMichael – 382 points
  3. Barry Gray – 339 points
  4. Nick Lascuola – 312 points
  5. Cory Casagrande – 302 points
  6. Josh King – 268 points
  7. Tommy O’Sullivan – 258 points
  8. Devin O’Connell – 247 points
  9. Mike Mitchell – 206 points
  10. Joe Squeglia – 194 points.


  1. Tom O’Sullivan – 690 points
  2. Bob Labine – 682 points
  3. Barry Gray – 639 points
  4. Nick Lascuola – 612 points
  5. Rick Casagrande – 552 points
  6. Devin O’Connell – 547 points
  7. Josh King – 518 points
  8. Tommy O’Sullivan – 483 points
  9. Michael Scorzelli – 359 points

10. Mike Mitchell – 318 points

2018 Schedule Announced For Granite State Pro Stock Series

By: Kyle Souza, GSPSS

WALPOLE, N.H. – Returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Hudson International Speedway headline a tentative 13-race schedule for the Granite State Pro Stock Series in 2018.

The season will begin with a test and tune session on April 28, before drivers take the first green flag at Claremont Speedway on May 4, with a 100-lap main event. The season will conclude and the champion will once again be crowned at New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday, Oct. 20.

“The goal of the series has always been a 14-race schedule,” GSPSS president Mike Parks said. “That seems to be the number that works. We are still working on one more addition that would bring it to 14 races and we should know if that is going to happen just after the holidays.”

On Saturday May 26, the series will visit New London-Waterford Speedbowl for the first of two events in 2018. A new twist to the schedule will include a race format of time trials instead of heats, followed by three, 35 lap features in the same night.

Teams will have just about a month off following the Speedbowl to prepare for the Second Annual New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 23 & 24. In 2017, Eddie MacDonald dominated the second half of the 50-lap feature en route to the victory on the ‘Magic Mile’.

“Last year it was really unexpected and it went very well for everyone,” Parks said. “Other than some mechanical issues which caused a wreck in turn one, the race was clean and the teams seemed to have been able to race the track. We fully expect some additional entries and another amazing event.”

After the first of two stops at Lee USA Speedway on July 6, the series will return to Hudson International Speedway after a year hiatus on Sunday, July 15 with the running of the Gate City Classic 100.

“What can we say about Hudson, it’s like going back in time,” Parks said. “It’s an old race track, it’s rough, worn-out and just such a racer’s race track. Our teams asked about Hudson all last year and we just want to thank the Webber family for making it happen once again. We will have some other announcements about that event going forward.”

On July 28, a stop at White Mt. Motorsports Park will close out the month of July before the series returns to Monadnock Speedway on August 11. The annual JBH 100 will take place on the high-banks of the New Hampshire bullring.

“Monadnock Speedway has been a staple of the series since we started, and to be able to bring the JBH 100 back in 2018 is awesome,” Parks said. “The race is starting to build a tradition and will only get better moving forward.”

As of now, Sept. 2 and 15 are both dates with a track to be announced. On Saturday Sept. 8, the series will return to Star Speedway in Epping, N.H. with the annual Star Classic.

The final three races of the season will cover three different tracks and two different states. A second stop at Lee USA will be part of the annual Octoberfest weekend on Oct. 7 before the series visits the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson on Friday, Oct. 12.

The champion will be crowned on Saturday night Oct. 20 with the second stop at the Speedbowl, with 100 laps scheduled.

As of now, the schedule for the 2018 season is tentative and subject to change. Additional dates could be added going forward following the holiday season.

For the latest information, fans are encouraged to visit www.gspss.net and follow the series on social media.

2018 Granite State Pro Stock Series Schedule:


Date                           Track                      City/State                Lap Distance

April 28

Claremont Speedway

Claremont, N.H.


May 4

Claremont Speedway

Claremont, N.H.

100 laps

May 26

New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Waterford, Conn.

Triple 35 lap features

June 23 & 24

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, N.H.

50 laps

July 6

Lee USA Speedway

Lee, N.H.

100 laps

July 15

Hudson International Speedway

Hudson, N.H.

100 laps

July 28

White Mt. Motorsports Park

North Woodstock, N.H.

100 laps

August 11

Monadnock Speedway

Winchester, N.H.

100 laps

Sept. 2




Sept. 8

Star Speedway

Epping, N.H.

100 laps

Sept. 15




Oct. 7

Lee USA Speedway

Lee, N.H.

100 laps

Oct. 12

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Thompson, Conn.

50 laps

Oct. 20

New London Waterford Speedbowl

Waterford, Conn.

100 laps