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Granite State Pro Stock Series Returns to Monadnock Speedway

WALPOLE, N.H. __

After a thrilling finish to the season-opening race at White Mt. Motorsports Park last weekend, won by Jacob Dore, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is ready for race two at Monadnock Speedway — this Saturday, May 28.

The running of the Rydemore.com 100 lap feature will be contested on the high-banks of “Maddog,” a track that has proven to have intense Super Late Model action for the series each time they make the trip.

Barry Gray, who finished second at the opener last weekend, is the defending winner of the Memorial Day weekend special and a four-time winner with the series on the high-banks.

“At Monadnock, there is a lot of passing and a lot of good, hard racing,” Gray said. “So many guys can show up and win there, it’s a really fun track to get around. Monadnock was my hometrack, so for me, there’s a little bit of that hometrack advantage.”

Other formers winners with the series at Monadnock include Matt Frahm and Mike O’Sullivan. Mike will attempt to capture another checkered at Monadnock Saturday, as will multiple other series competitors. The series welcomes Feura Bush, N.Y. driver Michael Scorzelli to the roster, along with many of the drivers who ran the opening race at White Mt., like Cory Casagrande and Mike Mitchell.

Race sponsor Rydemore Heavy Duty Truck Parts Inc., located in Fitchburg, Mass., is one of the largest heavy duty used demanufacturing facilities specializing in quality used parts for commercial trucks, class 7-8. Fans can visit them on the web at www.rydemore.com.

The winner of the feature event will also have a guaranteed spot in the open competition Seekonk Speedway 200 lap Pro Stock feature race scheduled for July 13. The race is being promoted by Gary Sagar and Kraze Krolacki Speed Equipment, located in Seekonk, Mass. and is expected to draw drivers from all across the East Coast, meaning a guaranteed spot could be crucial to success.

Joining the series at Monadnock will be the Sportsman Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Lightning Stocks, Thunder Stocks and Young Guns — all of the regular NASCAR divisions at the 1/4 mile oval. Heat races begin at 6 p.m., with feature racing to immediately follow.

Admission to the pit area is $35 and general admission tickets to the grandstands are $20, with those 12 years and younger free of charge to watch all the action.

For more information on the GSPSS, visit www.gspss.net, or email series president Mike Parks at mparks@gspss.net.

QUICK FACTS:

GSPSS Rydemore.com 100 at Monadnock Speedway

Track Facts:

  1. High banked, 1/4 mile track under the NASCAR Home Tracks sanction
  2. Runs weekly on Saturday night with six divisions

Race Facts:

  1. Draw for starting positions in heat races
  2. 12 lap heat races
  3. 100 lap feature
  4. 24 guaranteed starters
  5. Sponsored by Rydemore.com

Event Schedule:

  1. GSPSS practice at 3:00 p.m.
  2. GSPSS practice approx 5:15 p.m.
  3. GSPSS heats last in order; approx 7 p.m.
  4. GSPSS feature last in order; approx 8:30 p.m.

Dore opens the Granite State Pro Stock Series with feature win at White Mt Motorsports Park

Dore Takes the Checkers at White Mountain Opener

Woodstock, N.H. – A beautiful spring night in scenic northern New Hampshire, kicked off the season for the Granite State Pro Stock series, at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Mike O’Sullivan in the 08 car led the starting grid to green with a competitive field. Jacob Dore dominated the race and took the checkers for his first series win.

Dore of Sanford, ME. started on the outside pole and took the lead early on, passing Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA, on lap 9 of the 100 lap event. Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA. used the few cautions in the race to his advantage to come from a starting position of tenth to take a second place finish.

The field having split into three packs saw Gray work his way up to fifth on lap 47 when Corey Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT. brought out the first caution of the night, on lap 47 in turn four as he broke the upper third link bar.  On lap 58 mechanical issues sent the 99 of James Miller into the turn three wall, bringing out the red flag due to half-a-dozen tires rolling onto the infield. This put Gray into position to move up to fourth on the restart.

The laps following the red flag saw Gray aggressively running down the number 23 car of Glenn Martell for third around lap 82.  As Gray chased after O’Sullivan for second place, the 08 car fell off the pace, granting Gray the chance to make a run on Dore for the win.

Dore fended off the 28 year racing veteran in the closing laps to capture his first win on the Granite State Pro Stock Series. Glenn Martell made a good run to finish third, followed by Craig Weinstein and Mike Parks to round out the top five.

On May 28th the Granite State Pro Stock Series competes in Winchester, New Hampshire at Monadnock Speedway.

Unofficial Finish

1          05        Jacob Dore

2          29        Barry Gray

3          23        Glenn Martell

4          60        Craig Weinstein

5          66        Mike Parks

6          40        Mike Mitchell

7          63        John Selemi

8          08        Mike O’Sullivan

9          28        Greg Nanigan

10        99        James Miller

11        1          Corey Casagrande

 

Contingency Winner

Car #

Name

AR Bodies (Hard Luck) $100.00 Gift Certificate, 99 James Miller

Bond Auto Parts (2nd Place) $100.00 Gift Card 29 Barry Gray

Bond Auto Parts (Last car on Lead Lap) $100.00 Gifr Card 63 John Salemi

Coilover Commander   (Feature winner) $300.00 Gift Certificate 05 Jacob Dore

Embroidery Expertee’s (3rd Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 23 Glenn Martell

Five Star Bodies (5th Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 66 Mike Parks

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) $25.00 05 Jacob Dore

MacLellan Metal Finishing (Heat Winner) $25.00 08 Mike O’Sullivan

Magnus Racing (2nd Place) $100.00 Gift Certificate 29 Barry Gray

Powertrain Technology (4th Place) Craig Weinstein (Not Eligible)

RB Performance  (3rd Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 23 Glenn Martell

RB Performance (7th Place) $50.00 Gift Certificate 63 John Salemi

Seymour Performance (Random Draw) $100.00 Gift Certificate 40 Mike Mitchell

Sherwood Wheels (Most Laps Lead) Gift Certificate 05 Jacob Dore

Sunoco (Heat Winner) 5 Gal Sunoco Race Fuel 05 Jacob Dore

Sunoco (Heat Winner)5 gal Sunoco Race Fuel 08 Mike O’Sullivan

VDL Fuel (5th Place) $100.00 Gift Certificate 66 Mike Parks

Drivers Chasing More Than $26,000 in Contingency Awards During 2016 Season

WALPOLE, N.H. __

The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is proud to announce the contingency awards and bonuses for the 2016 season of racing, which begins this Saturday, May 21, at White Mt. Motorsports Park in New Hampshire.

More than 13 different businesses have come on board to award drivers on the GSPSS for their accomplishments this upcoming season. Some of them return from 2015, but others are welcomed to the series this season with many thanks. Drivers have the chance to win awards in heat races, the feature races and also at the annual awards banquet at the conclusion of the racing season.

Drivers will compete in heat races for points and feature starting spot, but also for multiple different bonus awards. Sunoco Race Fuels will present each heat race winner five gallons of Sunoco Fuel for the duration of the season and MacLellan Metal Finishing will present all the heat race winners with a check for $25. MacLellan will also present a check for $300 to the driver who scores the most heat race wins during the entire season.

In the feature racing, drivers have lots of extra bonus incentives to chase.

AR Bodies will present a $100 “Hard Luck Award,” at each event for the driver who has the worst luck in the feature, which will be decided on by the GSPSS officials. Bond Auto Parts will present a $100 gift certificate to both the second place finisher and the driver that finishes the last car on the lead lap in each event.

RB Performance will present the third and fifth place finisher in each feature race with a $50 gift certificate. The fifth place finisher will also be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Five Star Stock Car Bodies and a $100 gift certificate to VDL Fuel Systems for the “Coming Alive With A Top-Five Award.”

Powertrain Technology will award the fourth place finisher a $100 gift certificate, Magnus Racing Products will award a $100 gift certificate to the second place finisher in each race. Sherwood Wheels will give one wheel to the driver who leads the most laps during each feature race in 2016 and Coilover Commander will present each feature winner with a $300 gift certificate towards the purchase of a Coil-Over Commander.

The series champion in 2016 will be given the championship helmet from Seymour Racing Products, but that will not be the only special award given away at the banquet. AR Bodies will present a $1,000 gift certificate to the Rookie of the Year, VDL Fuel Systems will give away a carburetor at a random draw and Powertrain Technology will do a random draw for a 5.5″ 2-disc clutch with Chevy Late Model button flywheel and Hydro-Max hydraullic release bearing.

Embroidery Expertee’s will present the third place finisher in each feature race with $50 towards the purchase of Team Apparel, as well as giving away a team pack, including five sweatshirts and five polo t-shirts to a driver that finished in the top 10 in the point standings at the annual awards banquet. The driver that wins the team pack will be selected by a random draw.

The series is also proud to welcome back Waddell Communications and Racing Electronics as the official race radio provider for the 2016 season. Contact them for all your radio needs.

The GSPSS is thankful to be partnered with each and every one of the contingency sponsors and appreciates their support. The first event on the schedule is at White Mt. Motorsports Park on Sat. May 21, with heat racing getting underway just after 5 p.m. and the 100 lap feature event to follow.

For more information on the GSPSS, visit www.gspss.net or email series president Mike Parks at mparks@gspss.net.

The following is a list of contingency awards/bonuses for drivers during the 2016 season:

Sunoco Race Fuels: Will present each heat race and consolation race winner with five free gallons of Sunoco Race Fuels.

MacLellan Metal Finishing: MacLellan Metal Finishing will present all heat race winners with a check for $25. They will also present $300 to the driver who wins the most heat races during the 2016 season. (In case of a tie, the driver who finishes higher in the point standings will be awarded the prize).

AR Bodies: Will present a $1,000 gift certificate to the 2016 Rookie of the Year, two $500 gift certificates to be given away in a random draw at the season-ending banquet and a $100 gift certificate at each event. The $100 certificate will be a “Hard-Luck Award,” to be picked by the GSPSS officials.

Bond Auto Parts: Will present a $100 gift certificate to the 2nd place finisher in each feature event as well as $100 gift certificate to the last car on the lead lap in all feature events.

RB Performance: Will present a $50 gift certificate to the 3rd and 7th place feature finisher at each event.

Five Star Stock Car Bodies: Will present one $900.00 and one $500.00 gift certificate at the 2016 GSPSS banquet. Will also present a $50 gift certificate for the Five Star “Fifth-Place Finisher” award at each event.

Racing Electronics: Waddell Communications and Racing Electronics will be the official radio provider of the GSPSS for 2016.

Seymour Performance Products: Will present a $100.00 gift certificate for the sixth place finisher  at all 2016 GSPSS events, as well as the championship helmet to the champion at the 2016 banquet.

VDL Fuel Systems: Will present the “Coming Alive With A Top-Five” award by presenting the 5th place finisher with a $100.00 gift certificate. Will also present a HP650 carburetor via a random draw at the 2016 GSPSS awards banquet.

Powertrain Technology: Will award a $100.00 product certificate in the GSPSS to the 4th place finisher of each race. The season-ending banquet drawing will be for a 5.5″ 2-disc clutch with Chevy Late Model button flywheel and Hydro-Max hydraullic release bearing.

Coilover Commander: Will present each feature winner with a $300.00 gift certificate towards the purchase of the Coil-Over Commander.

Magnus Racing Products: Will present a $100.00 gift certificate to the 2nd place finisher in each feature event.

Sherwood Wheels: Will present one Gift Certificate to the driver that leads the most laps during each feature event of the 2016 season.

Embroidery Expertee’s: Will present the third place finisher in each feature event with $50 towards the purchase of Team Apparel, as well as giving away a team pack, including five sweatshirts and five polo t-shirts to a driver that finished in the top 10 in the point standings. The driver will be selected by a random draw.