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Granite State Pro Stock Series Set For Bond Auto 100 at Claremont


For the second time in 2016, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) is headed for Claremont Speedway.

This Friday, the GSPSS kicks-off the month of August at the 1/3 mile Claremont oval with the running of the Bond Auto 100 under the lights in New Hampshire.

Back in June, fans were left on the edge of their seats when Jeremy Davis, DJ Shaw and Derek Griffith battled hard in the final laps of the 100-lap feature, making the race itself worth the price of admission. In the end, Davis drove by Griffith on the final lap and rolled into victory lane behind the wheel of his No. 09.

This time, Belchertown, Massachusetts native Barry Gray, who leads the series point standings, is hoping to have better luck compared to June and challenge those up front. Gray struggled with the setup under the hood of his No. 29 and finished sixth at the first visit. He hopes this time will result in a better finish.

“The last time we were there we were absolutely terrible,” Gray said. “Since then, I sent the car out and had it worked on and setup by Jeremy Davis. We had a few tests and at Riverhead practice we were the fastest car in the third round. I have a car that I have some confidence in and I know I can drive. I’m very excited to be going back to Claremont.”

Coming into the event, Gray leads the series points standings by 14 points over Cory Casagrande. Mike Parks sits third 16 points back, with Mike Mitchell fourth, just 18 points from the top. The tough competition so far has closed the championship battle up and it will be exciting going down the stretch of the season.

Friday, the pit area opens for team to roll in and get prepared at 3:30 p.m., with practice starting promptly at 4:30 p.m. Heat racing, including the GSPSS 12 lap heat events, will begin at 7 p.m.

Admission to the paddock area is $35 for all ages and for fans to enter the track and sit in the grandstands, the cost is $20 for adults. Those ages 13-16 are $5 and any children under 12 are free.

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

QUICK FACTS: Bond Auto 100 at Claremont Speedway

Track Facts:

1   Claremont Speedway is located in Claremont, New Hampshire

2   Runs weekly racing card on Friday nights


Race Facts:

1   100 lap feature event

2   12 lap qualifying heats

3   Blind draw for heat starting positions

4   $2,000 to win feature race


Event Schedule:

1   Pit area opens at 3:00 p.m.

2   Practice begins at 4:30 p.m.

3   Rotating practice rounds including regular track divisions

4 Heat racing begins at 7 p.m.

Chip Cormie Photo


Riverhead, NY July 30th.

Rain showers moved in on the NASCAR Whelen All American Series action Saturday evening at Riverhead Raceway after two Super Pro Truck qualifying heat races were completed forcing Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz to cancel the rest of the race card. Track crews tried to keep the historic quarter mile dry as a light rain fell after the two heats but radar showed the rain was not going to subside anytime soon.

A healthy field of Granite State Pro Stock Series machines graced the pit area with many of the teams traveling to Long Island from New England for a scheduled 100 lap race. GSPSS director Mike Parks and officials of Riverhead Raceway as of press time are working to find a suitable return date for the series with an announcement expected early Tuesday morning August 2nd.

Note: On Tuesday morning Riverhead Raceway and the GSPSS announced the 100 lap race will not be made up.

It was announced Saturday that all teams should keep their wristbands from Saturday night which can be used for any other Riverhead Raceway program in 2016 with the exception of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour date August 27th. Fans were also presented with rain checks after the decision to cancel Saturday night’s show as made those rain checks too can be used for any other show at Riverhead Raceway in 2016 with the exception of August 27th.

This coming Saturday night August 6th indeed is a busy one featuring the season’s second School Bus Demolition Derby for the huge 13-ton machines. The third Big Wheel Race for the children will also take place prior to the NASCAR racing. Six divisions of racing will be in action headed up by the NASCAR Modifieds, Late Models, Eagle Auto Mall Modified Crates, Figure Eights, Blundebusts and INEX Legend Race Cars. A Gut & Go Enduro will also be contested.

Feature event racing will commence at 7:00 pm with qualifying set to start at 6:00 pm and spectator gates open at 4:00 pm For a full schedule of events please visit www.riverheadraceway.com or phone 631-842-RACE.

Granite State Pro Stocks Headed For Inaugural Visit at Riverhead Raceway


RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — This Saturday, July 30, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) visits Riverhead Raceway in Long Island, New York for the inaugural Riverhead 100.

The $2,000 to win feature event is set to be a battle between the stars of the GSPSS who run with the tour regularly up against those who compete in the Late Model class at Riverhead as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Series points leader Barry Gray leads the way into the 1/4 mile bullring — but he is closely followed by Cory Casagrande — who has come on strong of late. Casagrande says he may be at an advantage over some of the rest of the field when they roll onto the track on Saturday, since he has been at the track and watched racing action before.

“We are going to a new track for basically everyone in Riverhead,” Casagrande said. “I’m probably one of the few people that run the tour that has even been there to watch a race, so I am looking forward to being there.”

The sixth race of the 11-event schedule already has an impressive list of drivers slated to compete. GSPSS regulars Mike Parks, Mike Mitchell, Glenn Martel and others have filed entry paperwork.

Mike and Tommy O’Sullivan, brothers out of Massachusetts, will also compete along with D.J. Shaw. Some of the Riverhead regulars who will search the glory include Jarrod Hayes, Roger Oxee, Chris Turbush and John Baker.

Series president and founder Mike Parks, who enters the race third in GSPSS points, is happy to invade the 1/4 mile bulling in the inaugural visit and hopes that the series racing puts the fans on the edge of their seat.

“We are all looking forward to going to Riverhead,” Parks said. “With some of the local teams racing, it’s going to be great for the fans. It will be interesting to see how the local racers fair against the tour racers — they will definitely have a home track advantage.”

On Saturday, the front spectator gates open at 4 p.m. and qualifying racing begins at 6 p.m. The track regular NASCAR Modifieds, Figure 8’s, Super Pro Trucks, Blunderbusts and the 4/6 Cylinder Enduro will also compete on Saturday along with the GSPSS.

For more information on the series, drivers, teams and fans are encouraged to visit www.gspss.net 

QUICK FACTS: Inaugural GSPSS 100 at Riverhead Raceway


  1. 100 lap feature
  2. 12 lap heat races
  3. Blind draw for heat starting positions
  4. $2,000 up for grabs to the winner

Event Schedule:

  1. Front gates open at 4:00 p.m.
  2. Racing starts at 6:00 p.m.