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Guaranteed Starter Races Added To U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Event

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Seekonk, Mass. – New England Race Promoter Gary Sagar of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment has announced, the addition of two more race venues that will host guaranteed starter races for this summers U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.

The 2nd annual 200-lap race, on Wednesday July 12, will pay $10,000 to the winner.

Two popular race facilities in the State of New Hampshire are next on a list to host qualifiers. Red and Judy MacDonald’s Lee USA Speedway, in Lee,

will give race teams early on, a chance to lock-in a starting position

Track Manager Joe Bassett welcomes the opportunity making the April 30th date with the Granite State Pro Stocks in town, the first guaranteed starter opportunity.

“We are excited to be part of the U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Race on our Opening Day. Lee USA Speedway is rich in racing history with the Prostocks; partnering with this event is a great example of how short track racing is best served by working together.” Bassett stated.”

The second race location is the Magic Mile – New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

Sagar explained, “Mike Parks suggested I also consider his race at the
New England Short Track Showdown, June 30-July 1st. Mike has received interest from competitors in the Northeast, Southeast, and Canada. I thank him for including us in this exciting new event”, opined Sagar.

Granite State President Parks welcomes the opportunity to be part of the guaranteed starter program.  “We are thrilled to have such a great relationship with Gary and his short track nationals event at Seekonk Speedway. It gives a couple GSPSS teams the chance to go to Seekonk with a lot less pressure on their back.”

Lee and New Hampshire Motor Speedway join Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and Wiscasset Speedway on the guaranteed starter trail.

Additional races will be announced soon.

Anyone seeking information for this year’s event can contact Gary Sagar (Promoter) 508-728-8835


For Point Fund & Bonus Eligibility

Seekonk, Ma. (January 27, 2017): The Northeast Race Cars & Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) has officially opened preregistration for the 2017 season. Race teams looking to compete in the four-race schedule with eligibility for the lucrative point fund and bonus plan must register by April 1, 2017.

TTOMS will host four races including events at Seekonk and Star Speedways and two events at the New London Waterford Speedbowl with an excess of $30,000 in point fund money up for grabs. The cumulative point fund at the end of the year will be distributed among the top 25 in owners’ points.

“Jim (Schaefer) and Dick (Williams) have worked hard on this series since its inception to build a strong foundation and that includes the point fund,” said managing partner Wayne Darling. “This is a healthy payout for a four-race schedule. And, believe me Jim is still working hard to build that up.”

The preregistration fee of $450 entitles teams to a stake in the point fund as well as eligibility for the growing bonus plan. Preregistered car owners also receive one complimentary pit pass for each of the four races on the schedule. Checks made payable to Tri Track Enterprise LLC can be mailed to Jim Schaefer, 545 Sweezy Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901. For more information contact Schaefer via Facebook, email the series at info@tritrackmods.com or via phone at 774.229.6106 or 508.847.0565.

“Every penny that we raise will go to the racers,” said co-founder Jim Schaefer. “This series has been and will continue to be for the racers.”

Schaefer and others continue to work toward securing additional sponsorship for the upcoming 2017 season.

A total of 54 teams preregistered for the 2016 season. Nearly 78 different drivers have competed in the Tri-Track Modified Series since its inception in 2014.

To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.

First Annual New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Headlines 11-Race Schedule For Granite State Pro Stock Series in 2017

WALPOLE, N.H. — The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) announced an exciting 11-race schedule for the 2017 season on Saturday. The schedule includes events in four different states across a total of 10 different race tracks, giving plenty of variety for both drivers and fans.

Headlining the schedule will be the first annual New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July.

The season will begin with a stop at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday April 30, a three-eighths mile flat track in Lee, N.H. In 2016, championship runner-up D.J. Shaw scored the victory at Lee, holding off Derek Griffith and Bryan Kruzcek in the final stages to take the checkered flag.

The GSPSS will attempt the inaugural event at the quarter-mile Riverhead Raceway for a second time in 2017, this time on Saturday night May 20. In 2016, drivers practiced for the event but rain forced the cancellation and there was no reschedule date.

Claremont Speedway’s first stop is slated for Friday June 2, followed by the inaugural event at the third-mile Seekonk Speedway on Saturday June 24. The Seekonk event will see a combination of the regulars of the GSPSS going up against some of the top weekly Pro Stock talent in a thrilling battle.

On Saturday July 1, the Granite State Pro Stock Series will invade “The Magic Mile”, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, for the first time in history. The one-mile oval will see the drivers compete in a 50 lap feature race. There will be a practice session on Friday for drivers to begin tuning in their cars for action and there will also be a practice session sometime in May, to be announced at a later date.

“The NHMS event just came together this week, so to say I am thrilled is an understatement,” series president Mike Parks said. “NHMS is kind of a dream for all of the Saturday night racers in New England and this will give a bunch of guys the race to race at the Magic Mile that more than likely would have never had that chance.”

Lee USA Speedway will have a second series race on Friday July 7, before a race at White Mt. Motorsports Park on Saturday July 22. Last year, White Mt. kicked-off the season for the GSPSS and Jacob Dore took down the victory.

The annual JBH 100 will take place at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday Aug. 12, a race won by Mike Parks in 2016. The JBH 100 is in honor of former series co-founder John Hoyt, who passed away suddenly back in 2011.

The month of September will include one race, the annual stop at the Star Classic at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H. The main event will be contested on Sept. 8-9.

GSPSS will return to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the annual Sunoco World Series weekend in 2017 — with all of the qualifying and feature racing taking place on Friday Oct. 13. The GSPSS will compete in a 60 lap feature event on Friday night.

The campaign will once again conclude at the three-eighths mile New London-Waterford Speedbowl as part of the Bemer’s Big Show weekend on Saturday Oct. 21, where the 2017 series champion will be crowned.

“We are excited for the schedule we have put together for 2017. Our goal has always been a 10 to 14 event schedule,” Parks said. “We worked very hard to try not to have multiple back to back weekends, and in 2017 we were able to make that happen. The 11 event schedule we have released is what we have at this point but there still could be one or two additions.”

For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, visit www.gspss.net, or contact series president Mike Parks.

2017 Granite State Pro Stock Series Schedule

 April 30 — Lee USA Speedway — 100 laps

May 20 —  Riverhead Raceway — 100 laps

June 2 —    Claremont Speedway — 100 laps

June 24 —  Seekonk Speedway — 100 laps

July 1 –     New Hampshire Motor Speedway – 50 laps

July 7 —    Lee USA Speedway — 100 laps

July 22 — White Mt. Motorsports Park — 100 laps

Aug. 12 — Monadnock Speedway — 100 laps

Sept. 8-9 — Star Speedway — 100 laps

Oct. 13 —  Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park — 100 laps

Oct. 21 —   New London-Waterford Speedbowl — 100 laps