Canaan, NH — Mike Parks and Jack Bateman, founders of the New Granite State Pro Stock Series, were pleased with the turnout at three meetings last week to discuss rules, purse structure, race procedures, and answer questions as they plan their first season for pro stock racers. The series sanctioned a race last summer at Twin State Speedway, Claremont, NH.
The inaugural season, featuring a series of races at New Hampshire speedways, will begin Memorial Day weekend, May 26, with the running of the “David’s House 106” at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH. “WOW!” said Mike Parks, President of the GSPSS. “The turn out far exceeded what we expected. With three meetings spread out over the state of New Hampshire there were over 35 Pro Stock race teams represented.”
Well known racers Babe Branscombe, Louie Mechilides, Barry Gray, Jimmy Renfrew, Jay Sands, Fran Colson, Rich Eaton, and Jake Vanada are just a few veteran pro-stock racers that were on hand. “We were able to cover a lot of ground on some rule concerns and there will be some changes made,” Parks said. “We wanted to listen to the years of experience that attended the meetings. It’s important to listen to the competitor.”