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JBH 150 at Monadnock Speedway up Next for GSPSS

(Tom Morris/GSPSS photo)

After a long summer break, The Granite State Pro Stock Series gets back to action with one of its biggest events of the season. The JBH 150, at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester NH, is the series annual tribute to one of its founders, John “Boy” Hoyt.

   This event has turned into one of the most anticipated events of the season for the fans, series staff and the competitors. The Wrenn family has stepped up and turned this into a showcase event going 150 green flag laps, paying $3000 to win and $300 to start.

   In 2011 Hoyt and Mike Parks teamed up to run a one off event for pro stock style cars. The event, held at Claremont Motorsports Park, was a huge success and lead to the first GSPSS season the following year.

   “Without Hoyt’s hard work and dedication the series would never have gotten to the point it’s at today” said series co-founder Mike Parks, “and for this reason we celebrate him with this event”. Parks then added “He was a good friend, person and a true racers racer.”

   In the 2018 edition of this event, Devin O’Connell picked up the win holding off a hard charging Todd Stone and Mike O’Sullivan. The win, O’Connells second of the season, helped propel him to the 2018 series championship. O’Connell comes into the 2019 event trying to defend his championship but looking up at the top spot at the midway point of the season.

   For 2019 there are two visits to the high banked quarter mile Monadnock Speedway scheduled. Round one was dominated by Mike O’Sullivan who not only won the race but set fast time in the Crazy Horse Race for the pole and won his heat race. O’Sullivan has multiple Monadnock wins on his resume and knows a repeat of his spring performance will not be easy.

   Joey Doiron comes into the event holding down the lead in the series point standings. Doiron competed in the recently held Motor Mountain Masters at Jennerstown Speedway, during which he got something in his eye and was forced to withdraw early. Doiron hopes the eye is recovered in time for the JBH 150 so he can continue the championship fight.

   Todd Stone comes to Monadnock off a victory in the Jennerstown event and looks to ride the momentum to his second career GSPSS win. 2019 has been a bit of a struggle for the Middlebury VT driver as his team has tried to work the bugs out of a brand new Port City Race Car. With his big win in PA Stone hopes that momentum is on his side.

   In 2019 Jimmy Renfrew Jr has been one of the northeast’s hottest drivers. Podium finishes in street stocks and ACT style late models have come with ease in this year, but a second GSPSS victory has eluded the young driver. He hopes that the JBH 150 can be his breakout pro stock event for 2019.

   Other notables on the entry list include former Monadnock champion and many time winner Barry Gray as well as 2017 JBH winner Josh King. Both former regulars at the Winchester oval have had their struggles this season. They look for a home town advantage to help turn around their seasons and get them back running up front. King currently sits fifth in the point standings but would like to pick up his first podium finish in 2019.

   Rookie competitor Jake Matheson looks to make his series return at Monadnock. His team was forced to make a trip to NC for chassis repairs after a grinding wreck in the Lee event and didn’t have their car ready to go to Hudson. Matheson finished solidly in the top ten the first time the series visited Monadnock and is looking for his first top five finish in a full sized car.

   Racing at Monadnock Speedway will kick off at 5:00 on Saturday August 17 with the Crazy Horse Racing race for the pole followed by heat races and the 150 lap feature event. For more information check out Monadnock Speedway at www.monadnockspeedway.com or the Granite State Pro Stock Series at www.gspss.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Seekonk To Host Guaranteed Starter Race Saturday Night

Seekonk, MA—With two guaranteed starter races completed and two
still to be contested, the inaugural U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model
National Championship Race is one month away and race teams
throughout the Northeast are showing interest in the $10,000 to­win 200­
lap event.
The first­ever event is scheduled Wednesday night, July 13, at the famed
Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Massachusetts, with a rain date the next
evening if needed.
The first guaranteed starter to capitalize on the opportunity was
Springfield, MA, veteran Mike O’Sullivan when he won the 100­lap
‘Monadnock 100’ at the New Hampshire Speedway in May.
O’Sullivan was the 2013 Granite State Pro­Stock Series champion and a
two­time Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park champion.
Joining O’Sullivan as a guaranteed competitor is 16­year old Wyatt
Alexander, of Ellsworth, Maine. Like many who cut their teeth racing
Karts throughout the country, Alexander won the popular ‘Boss Hog
100’ at Wiscasset, Maine, in 2015. This season he nabbed a 50­lap
feature race at Wiscasset on June 4.
Saturday night June 18, the winner of the 75­lap Brad Scott Memorial,
Race # 1 of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown at Seekonk will be a
guaranteed starter.
The fourth and final race to produce a guaranteed starter is slated for
June 25, at the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine.
The race is the Pro Series 125.
The INEX Legends cars and Pro­4 Modifieds will also be in action at
Seekonk event next month.
Gates will open at 4:00 PM with Time Trials at 4:30PM and Post Time
slated for 6:00 PM.

Four Qualifying Races Announced for Seekonk US National Pro Stock Race

SEEKONK, Mass.

unnamed4-300x199(1)Gary Sagar and Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment have announced that four races across New England will carry big implications on the July 13  U.S. PROSTOCK/SUPER LATE MODEL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE at the ‘Action Track of the East’, Seekonk Speedway.

Prior to the Wednesday night spectacular, the winners of those four races will receive a guaranteed starting spot (at least a provisional) in the 200 lap feature event.

The 200 lap race will showcase PROSTOCK/SUPER LATE MODEL talent from across the Northeast region, including stars of the Pro All Star Series (PASS), the Seekonk Speedway and Granite State Pro Stock Series.

The first qualifier event will be part of the Granite State Pro Stocks’ appearance at Monadnock Speedway on May 28. The winner of the GSPSS 150 lap feature will give themselves a spot in the championship showdown, one that falls in the middle of a week where the Granite State Series is off from racing for the weekend both before and after.

The second qualifying event takes place at Wiscassett Speedway in Wiscassett, Maine on June 4. The 50 lap Pro Stock feature showcasing the top Wiscassett talent will be a battle to see who can head south to Seekonk in July with some weight off their shoulders knowing they will have a spot in the talented field.

The third qualifier will occur at Seekonk on June 18. That night, Seekonk will run their weekly racing slate with round one of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series. The 75 lap Pro Stock special — in honor of the late Brad Scott — will bring in drivers from across New England hoping to use the event as a tune-up for the 200, with the winner locking themselves into the ‘Big Dance’.

The final qualifying event will be on June 25 at the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine. The track will hold a special Pro Stock Series 125 lap feature event, with the winner that night punching their ticket just a few weeks prior to the main event.

The following rules have been put in place for the drivers that win the four qualifying races:

  • The winners of the specified events must be legal under the rules of the track division that they won with.
  • If the winner of a specified race elects not to attend the 200 lap race, track management where the race was held can make a decision on who will be locked in.
  • In order for the winner to race in the 200 lap Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, they must comply with all rules put forth by the officials of the special event.
  • The locked-in drivers must attempt to qualify into the field through the traditional preliminary process. If they do not qualify in through the regular night’s action, they will be awarded a provisional and placed at the tail of the field for the main event green flag.

“These four races are a way to give additional competitors an opportunity to participate,” event promoter Gary Sagar said. “However, this is also a chance to create some extra excitement with the hopes of increasing the attendance of the teams and fans.”

The format for the race on July 13 will be released no later than April 5. Drivers and teams with questions about the event should contact Sagar at 508-728-8835, 800-252-6830 or gary@krazespeedequipment.net

For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit www.seekonkspeedway.com.