Canaan, NH. — With the 2012 race season four months away, officials of the newly formed Granite State Pro Stock Series are preparing for their inaugural season. Series co-founders, Mike Parks and Jack Bateman, have scheduled informational meetings the first week of January.
Parks and Bateman are bringing their town hall-type sessions to the competitor to discuss their plans for the first year series, give competitors the opportunity to discuss rules, race procedures, and the recently announced schedule.
The three meetings, all in New Hampshire, were planned to encourage race teams to attend and not have to travel long distance. Said Parks, “We decided to do three separate meetings to help all interested race teams to be able to attend and have a voice in what we are putting together.”
On Tuesday, January 2, GSPSS officials will be at the Best Western Hotel, Keene, NH.,Wednesday, January 3, the VFW, Rte 125, Kingston NH., and Thursday, January 4, at JRB Transportation, Canaan, NH. The meetings will start promptly at 7:30 PM to allow those attending time to arrive from work.
The GSPPS will kick of its 2012 season at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH., Saturday, May 26. The race, the “David’s House 106”
will be run in honor of the late Ricky Miller.
”We decided we wanted to do things a little different,” said Parks. “Most series have their premier events in mid summer or fall. We wanted to kick off our season with our premier event.” Parks added, “Don Miller from Ricky’s Race for Kids approached us late fall wanting to help raise money for David’s House and help us get our series of the ground. With support from both Larry Cirillo and Michelle Cloutier of Monadnock Speedway, we were able to secure, Saturday, May 26, to host our 2012 debut race.
The purse structure for the season opener will be announced soon but to date, close to $15,000.00 in prize money is expected with a goal of $20,000.00, by race date. Further announcements will be forthcoming.
Last week a second race at the famed speedway was announced.The GSPSS will return to Monadnock on Sat, Aug 4 .
Other events are planned at LEE USA Speedway (2) as well as single events at Twin State Speedway, Star Speedway and a tentative date for the return of Pro Stocks to Hudson, NH Speedway. Series operatives continue to negotiate for additional events.
Series information is available at www.granitestateprostocks.com.
Sources: Michael Parks/GSPSS PR