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GSPSS Heads For Oxford 250 Weekend Battle

          100 Lap Feature Set For Saturday Night

 WALPOLE, N.H. – For the first time in the history of the Granite State Pro Stock Series, the drivers are heading for Oxford Plains Speedway on Oxford 250 weekend.

The GSPSS drivers will compete in a 100-lap feature on Saturday night, which is the night before the prestigious 44th annual Scott’s Recreation Oxford 250.  The event will allow some of the drivers planning to run the 250 a chance to compete with the regulars of the GSPSS. The hope is that drivers who compete learn something heading for Sunday’s prestigious event.

PLACE: Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine

DATE: Saturday, August 26

TIME: 5 p.m. post time

GSPSS Twitter: @GSProStocks

The entries for the event have been coming in and at the top of the list, former champion Derek Griffith will look to capture his first win of the season. The Hudson, New Hampshire driver will also be looking to put the final touches on the setup ahead of Sunday’s 44th annual Oxford 250.

Series regulars entered for the race include Mike O’Sullivan and Barry Gray. Nick Lascuola, Devin O’Connell, Cory Casagrande and Josh King are also set to compete in the 100 lap main event.

Other entries include some outsiders that will be looking to steal the trophy. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series spotter Derek Kneeland of Sebago, Maine will compete behind the wheel of the No. 90. Bobby Timmons, Bryan Kruczek and Chad Dow are also entered.

Former GSPSS winner DJ Shaw will return to the series, along with Gabe Brown. The 14-year-old Brown will make his series debut as the youngest competitor in the field.

Mike O’Sullivan leads the updated championship standings by 16 points over Scott MacMichael, while Gray is third, 17 points back. Casagrande and Lascuola round out the top five.

This event is a one-day show, with practice, qualifying and the 100-lap race all set for Saturday afternoon and evening. The pit gates open at 9 a.m., while the front grandstands will open for fans at 12 p.m. The GSPSS will be a part of the practice rotation and will have three 15-minute practice rounds, along with a final 10-minute round. The series will be the last group of heat races and the last feature to hit the track on Saturday night.

Last time out, Josh King put his No. 21 in Victory Lane for the first time in his career. Will another driver add their name to the list? Find out Saturday.

For more information, fans are encouraged to visit both www.gspss.net and www.oxfordplains.com.

Josh King wins his first at the JBH 100!!

Winchester, NH- Josh King of Vernon, Vermont took his first Granite State Pro Stock Series win at the JBH 100 on Saturday night. Points leader Mike O’Sullivan of Sprigfield, MA looked like he would be a threat posting the fastest times in practice. He also ran well in his heat finishing second behind his brother Tommy O’Sullivan of Wilbraham, MA.

As dark skies and lightning loomed west of the track, King started on the poll in the Feature and Jeremy Harclerode of Newmarket, NH started on the outside. The early part of the race saw King take the lead early with Scott MacMichael of New London, NH and Nick Lascuola of Abington, MA close behind.

By half way, track veteran Barry Gray of Belchertown, MA had made his way up to fourth after starting tenth earning himself the Hard Charger award for the night.  On lap 61 MacMichael took the lead from King and held it for eight laps. King was able to regain the lead, going low around lap traffic and held the lead until rain brought out the yellow, then the checkers to end the race after 72 laps were complete.

Saturday, August 26th The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be racing for the first time at Oxford Plains Speedway, in Oxford ME. for the Oxford 100. For more information, follow The Granite State Pro Stock Series on Facebook or at www.gspss.net

Unofficial Finish

1          21 Josh King

2          72 Scott MacMichael

3          29 Barry Gray

4          08 Mike O’Sullivan

5          4 Tommy O’Sullivan

6          7 Cory Casagrande

7          14 Travis Benjiman

8          39 Nick Lascuola

9          42 Guy Caron

10        18 Michael Scorzelli

11        87 Bobby Cabral

12        1 Jeff Jolly

13        10 Jimmy Zullo

14        03 Joel Monahan

15        43 Devin O’Connell

16        66 Steve Pailler

17        51NH Jeremy Harclerode

 

Contingency Winner

Car #

Name

AR Bodies (Hard Luck)

43 Devin O’Connell

O’Reilly Auto Parts (3rd Place)

29 Barry Gray

O’Reilly Auto Parts (Last Car on the Lead Lap)

1 Jeff Jolly

Five Star Bodies 5th Place

4 Tommy O’Sullivan

Sunoco Heat Winner

72 Scott MacMichael

Sunoco Heat Winner

4 Tommy O’Sullivan

VDL Fuel 4th Place

08 Mike O’Sullivan

Race Parts NH Hard Charger

Barry Gray

 

Track: Monadnock Speedway.

.2500 mile Winchester , NH

Race- JBH 100

Time of Race- 33:50 – 72 Laps Due to rain.

Best Lap Time- 13:318

Best Lap By- Devin O’Connell

Cautions- (4) 1, 2, 24, 72

Margin of Victory- 0.288

Lap Leaders- (2) Josh King 64 Scott MacMichael 8

GSPSS Headed To Monadnock Annual JBH 100 Set For Saturday Night

WALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will celebrate the life and pay tribute to John Hoyt on Saturday night at Monadnock Speedway. The annual “JBH” 100 lap main event is set for the high-banks of Monadnock.

Hoyt, the co-founder of the series, unexpectedly passed away back in 2011 and this race was put together in his honor. Last year, series president Mike Parks won the race behind the wheel of his No. 66.

“To me, the JBH race is our biggest race of the year,” Parks said. “Without John pushing us to do the series, it really probably would never have even happened. Winning that event last year was a milestone in my career and I hope whoever wins this year’s race feels the same way.”

PLACE: Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, N.H.

DATE: Saturday, August 12

TIME: 6 p.m. post time

GSPSS Twitter: @GSProStocks

Track Twitter: @Monadnockspeed

Entering Saturday’s 100-lap feature, the championship battle is starting to heat up with just five races remaining on the 2017 schedule. Mike O’Sullivan holds a 19-point lead on defending series champion Barry Gray to this point. Scott MacMichael is third, just 20 from the lead, while Nick Lascuola and Cory Casagrande currently round out the top five. Leaving Monadnock, the series will visit Oxford Plains Speedway on 250 weekend.

Last time out at Lee USA Speedway, Todd Stone visited the winner’s circle for the first time this time. Before that, Eddie MacDonald scored at New Hampshire and David Darling won at the third-mile Seekonk Speedway.

Entries for Saturday’s JBH 100 are coming in and all of the top championship contenders are expected to compete as they look to inch closer to capturing the title.

Outsiders coming in and hoping to challenge include former Oxford 250 winner Travis Benjamin, who will make his second start of the season. While Benjamin comes in as a driver who has already run with the GSPSS, Joel Monahan will make his debut on Saturday.

Other entries for the race include 2012 champion Bobby Cabral, both O’Sullivan brothers and many more. It will be a mix of regular series competitors up against some outside invaders.

This race is scheduled for a one-day show, with practice, qualifying and the race all scheduled for Saturday night. The pits open at 1 p.m., practice begins at 3 p.m. and heat racing gets underway at 6 p.m. For the grandstands, it costs adults just $20 to enter, with children ages 11-18 costing $18. Those 10 and under are free.

For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, fans are encouraged to visit www.gspss.net.