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Doiron Kicks off the GSPSS season in Style

The Granite State Pro Stock series kicked off its 2019 season with a 100 lap event at the all new Claremont Motorsports Park Saturday night May 4th..

Claremont top 3 3rd Matt Frahm 1st Joey Doiron 2nd Luke Hinkley (From L to R) Claremont Speedway May 4th 2019 Tom MOrris Photo

The event started with time trials and the Crazy Horse Racing fast time challenge which was won by Joey Doiron who’s Lap of 13.901 seconds topped the track record by a tenth of a second.

Heat races were up next and all three had exciting racing throughout. Local drivers Luke Hinkley and Guy Caron won the first two heats while Matt Frahm was the victor in heat number three.

Before the feature, Doiron chose to accept the GSPSS, NHSTRA back of the pack Challenge. He chose to start last in the 23 car field with the incentive of an additional $1000.00 if he could take the win.  

The main event rolled out with local hot shoe Kyle Welch and Oxford Plains Speedway champion Gabe Brown sharing the front row after the GSPSS redraw. The first 75 laps of the event went off fairly smoothly with racing throughout the field and Doiron very patiently making his way forward.

A rash of late race cautions found several of the fastest cars deep in the field having to work their way forward but the race came down to a battle between Doiron and Luke Hinkley. The two raced side by side, lap after lap for a number of laps and through several restarts never giving an inch but never crossing the line of rough racing.

Ultimately it was Doiron who prevailed taking the win and the thousand dollar back of the pack challenge. After the race he said “the car was perfect”. “I knew we had a good car in practice which is why I took the challenge”.

Hinkley was happy with second but disappointed at not being able to close the deal and score his first series win. “I’ve got to talk to parks about running 50 lap races” he said n Victory lane. “We just have to learn how to run one hundred laps”.

Matt Frahm took home a hard fought third place finish by running consistently and staying out of trouble. “We fought this car all day long” he said in victory lane. “It wasn’t great but my dad and the guys busted their butts and we came out of this with a solid finish”.

Ray Christian III and Devin O’Connell would round out the top five despite tangling late in the race and having to come from the back. “It was nothing intentional” stated O’Connell. “I got into him and turned him around”. “I’ve apologized to that whole93 team and hopefully they understand” he added.

Angelo Belsito came home in a solid sixth position followed closely by Jake Matheson Who had a busy week as he turned sixteen on Thursday, got his drivers license on Friday and competed in his first race in a full size car on Saturday, staying out of trouble and finishing seventh.

Ricky Bly stayed out of trouble to finish eighth while Bobby Pelland and front row starter Gabe Brown rounded out the top ten.

The next event for the Granite State Pro Stock Series is Saturday and Sunday May 18th and 19th at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee NH. Practice, time trials and heat races will be run starting at noon on Saturday and a Consi and the 150 lap main event will be run on Sunday.

Follow the Granite State Pro Stock Series on Facebook and Twitter and check out the latest news at GSPSS.net.

Contingency awards went to:

Crazy Horse Racing fast time challenge: Joey Doiron

Sunoco Race fuels heat winners: Luke Hinkley, Guy Caron, Matt Frahm

O’Reilly auto Parts 7th place finisher: Jake Matheson

O’Reilly Auto Parts Last car on the lead Lap: Bobby Pelland

VDL Fuel Systems 5th place finisher: Devin O’Connell

American Racer Hard Charger: Joey Doiron

A/R Bodies Hard Luck award: John Micheal Shenette

Tom Morris Photos


Seekonk, Mass. (May 4, 2019): Fans and competitors of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) recently learned of the rescheduling of the Series season opener at Claremont Motorsports Park to Sunday, May 26. On the heels of that announcement comes some exciting news for short track race fans. Grandstand admission tickets purchased for Monadnock Speedway on Saturday, May 25 will allow ticketholders FREE admission to Claremont on Sunday, May 26 for the running of the TTOMS Claremont 100 simply by showing their Monadnock Speedway ticket stub. 

“This is a great deal for race fans in New England,” said TTOMS Managing partner Wayne Darling, “and for New England short track racing. Everyone wins when track operators work together to promote the health of our sport. ”

On Saturday, May 25, at Monadnock a full racing card also includes the Granite State Pro Stock Series; all for $20 adult general admission. The tickets stub from the event will allow complimentary admission to Claremont on Sunday, May 26 for a race event that includes the stars of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, Round 1 of the Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores Challenge Cup and four divisions of weekly racing.

For more information on weekly racing at both New Hampshire speedways visit MonadnockSpeedway.com and ClaremontMotorsportsPark.com.  To learn more about the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com or follow the series on Facebook and Twitter.

Cancelled Monadnock Race Moved To Claremont

Canaan NH – – Valenti Modified Racing Series president Jack Bateman announced Thursday the canceled race at Monadnock Speedway originally scheduled for Saturday May 4, will find the VMRS race moved to Claremont Speedway Friday June 14. The decision to do so was made by track co-owners Norman Wrenn Jr. and Ben Bosowski . 

Said Wrenn, “Jeff Zuidema made the suggestion to move the show to Claremont . We thought about it and decided to reach out to Jack. We will do everything we can for the competitior and fans . It’s unfortunate that we have been dealing with bad weather that has handicapped our plans but we’ll work with all involved and do everything we can.” 

Bateman was appreciative of the new track owners , Zuidema, and track manager Phil Hayes.  “ When I saw what was happening at Monadnock and what they are dealing with and the fact the series (VMRS ) is there a week after the opener , I never expected a makeup date . I am speaking for the whole series – we very grateful for their kind consideration.”