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Granite State Pro Stock Series Returns to Monadnock Speedway

Gray Looks to Add Fourth Win at Winchester, NH Track

WINCHESTER, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will travel to Monadnock Speedway for the third event of the championship series, on May 23.

The Memorial Day 100 will be the seventh time the series has run at the Winchester, NH ¼ mile, and has seen three different winners (Barry Gray, Matt Frahm, Mike O’Sullivan).

One of the three drivers who have experienced Victory Lane at Monadnock Speedway, Barry Gray, has carried the checkered flag three times. On his success, Gray says “I guess I like the bullrings, and driving in traffic.”

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Derek Griffith Dominates Claremont 125

Gray and Parks round out podium

Claremont, NH – Derek Griffith picked up his first career Granite State Pro Stock Series victory in dominating fashion as Claremont Speedway opened up a new chapter.

Griffith, of Hudson, NH became a quick study in his first visit to the tricky quarter-mile oval. His first laps around the speedway were some of the fastest he would turn all night, and the quickest of the 13 cars that arrived. He also led second round practice as well.

Two rounds of qualifying saw Jeremy Davis pick up the first round over Tom O’Sullivan and Cory Robert. Larry Gelinas and Bryon Baker rounded out the top five.

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Claremont Speedway Preview

Claremont to Open Friday Night with Granite State Pro Stocks

Claremont (NH) Speedway will be back in action this season. Four people bought the former Twin State Speedway track during the offseason. New ownership did some remodeling to make it look more presentable for fans. The track’s 4 divisions will be returning: the ACT Late Models, Super Streets, Limited Sportsman, and Wildcats.

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will open the season on Friday night with a 125 lap race. Thrillin’ Dillon Moltz won the season opening Icebreaker at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park. It will be the first race for the series since 2011, when Chris Wilk claimed the inaugural event. Several touring series will be visiting including the Valenti Modified Racing Series July 10, and the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites on August 21. The track will have the Sunday Karting Series and Mud Bog Series. The track will host four combination car shows and concerts. The acts will be announced.

It is all about nostalgia for the new owners. Phil Hayes, one of the new owners, has been going to the speedway for 35 years. “It was always in the back of my mind ever since I was a kid that I would run a racetrack,” Hayes said.

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Back to Where it all Began: Granite State Pro Stock Series Returns to Claremont Speedway

Walpole, NH — The Granite State Pro Stock Series returns to the place where it all began; Claremont Speedway, April 24.

The series, now in the fourth year of existence, held the inaugural event at Claremont Speedway (formerly Twin State Speedway) in August of 2011, which saw Chris Wilk of Mendon, VT, fend off a late-race charge from Donnie Lashua to pick up the victory.

Former NH State Champion Barry Gray was a contender in the 2011 event, before a spin early in the race sent the Belchertown, MA resident to the rear. Gray battled his way through the field, and challenged Wilk for the lead on lap 64. The two made contact, sending Wilk sliding, and leaving Gray with right-front suspension damage, forcing him to retire from the race.

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Lee USA Speedway Season Preview

Lee (NH) USA Speedway will host the postponed Governor’s Cup 150 American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model race on Sunday. It will also be the opening event for the North East Mini Stock Tour and Northeast Classic Lites. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. won the season opener at Oxford (ME) Plains Speedway Sunday.

“We start off with the ACT Tour, do the Bullring Bash,” Promoter Joe Bassett said. “Go into our season opener with no specials that night and then the very next week we start off with the (Mr. Rooter) New England Truck Series and then every single week up until our championship night. We have a special every week.”

With all the touring divisions coming into town, they wanted to make it an event every week. Every week the fan would come into Lee and see something new.

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Monadnock Speedway Season Preview

VMRS Season Opener May 2

Winchester, NH — Nine divisions will participate in the Monadnock Speedway season opener on May 2. The 100 lap Valenti Modified Racing Series race is the first time since 2006 that the quarter-mile oval opened their season. Rowan Pennink is the defending race winner. Kirk Alexander, the all-time winningest VMRS driver and a fan favorite, will return full-time to the Valenti Modified Racing Series.

The Valenti Modifieds will visit Monadnock two more times. The series will be back on July 4 for Fireworks night featuring the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions and a huge fireworks display. The final appearance is Saturday August 22 for the Victor Johnson Memorial presented by Swanzey Oil.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make their annual appearance on Saturday July 25. Justin Bonsignore led the final 26 laps of last year’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 to score back to back wins. The tour returned since July 2010. The program will begin at 4:00 PM.

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Moltz Sweeps Icebreaker Weekend

Griffith, Gelinas Complete Podium

THOMPSON, CT – Continuing his success at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, “Thrillin” Dillon Moltz completed the weekend sweep of the Icebreaker with the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

The Waterford, CT native inherited the top spot after Todd Stone and Brad Babb made contact on the front stretch battling for the lead, leaving Babb with a damaged automobile, and sending Stone careening into turns one and two, ending his day.

Stone had led from the drop of the green flag, and seemed to be on cruise control early in the race. A lap 5 caution for Mike Parks brought the field together, only to see Stone fend off Mike O’Sullivan and build a small gap between the first and second spots. Babb worked his way from the fifth starting position to challenge Stone, before Daryl Stampfl spun off turn four, bringing the second caution of the day. Babb and Stone jockeyed for position after the restart, before the incident took both Babb and Stone out of contention for the win. Moltz capitalized, and never looked back, as the pilot of the Brackett Mechanical/ RB Performance Chevrolet picked up his second win in the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS).

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Coby Starts Title Defense with Icebreaker Win at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park; Preece Wins Sunoco Modified Feature Using Late Race Pass

Thompson, CT — A full house of fans was on hand to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for Icebreaker weekend, and the racing couldn’t have been better. Doug Coby swept the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action by winning the pole and backing it up with a dominating win in the Icebreaker 150. Celebrating victories in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series were Ryan Preece in the Sunoco Modified Series, Marc Curtis in the Late Model division, Scott Sundeen in the Limited Sportsman, and Eric Bourgeois in the Mini Stocks. Other winners included Dillon Moltz in the Granite State Pro Stock Series and Scott Quinn in the Vintage Outlaws.

Returning NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Doug Coby earned another notch in his belt when he earned his 11thcareer victory – his second at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and his first ever win in the Icebreaker.

Coby, who also set fast time in qualifying the day before, took the early lead and proved from the start he was going to be the man to beat. A few early race cautions stopped him from pulling out to a commanding lead, but after a lap 36 restart, that’s exactly what he did.

Not even a red flag could stop him. Once racing resumed, Coby was back out to a ten car length lead over Bobby Santos and Ted Christopher.

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GSPSS: Lanpher Set for Icebreaker at Thompson

Reid Lanpher wants to make his presence known on Icebreaker weekend at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park. He feels he has something to prove to his crew, supporters, and fans. Lanpher loves the speed and change of scenery that the 5/8 mile oval provides.

Lanpher will also run part-time with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) at Beech Ridge, New Hampshire and Oxford Plains. There is a very good chance to run the Oxford 250. PASS will make their first appearance at New Hampshire Motor Speedway July 4-5. Lanpher is pumped to run at the Magic Mile.

“My dad has been going to the races there (NHMS) for a very long time and I think it will be very special for him to see me race there,” Lanpher said. “I know there is going to be some good competition, but I am super excited and hoping for a strong finish.”

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2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series Season Preview

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will open their season with the Icebreaker at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park on April 12. The series will head into its fourth full season.

The schedule will consist of 12 races. Claremont (NH) Speedway will host its first race since the inaugural event in 2011 on Friday night April 24. Hudson, Monadnock, and Star will host the series twice. Granite State will visit Speedway 51 (formerly Riverside) and White Mountain Motorsports Park once. For the second consecutive year, the series will support the ISMA Star Classic at Star Speedway on September 12.

The season finale will be the series debut at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl October 24th.

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Granite State Pro Stock Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park: A Closer Look at the Numbers

Walpole, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will travel to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, April 11-12, for the Ice Breaker. The Ice Breaker will be the first event of the 12-race season, and will be the fifth time the Granite State Pro Stock Series has visited the facility since 2013, including the World Series. The following is a closer look at the numbers of the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS), Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP), and the Ice Breaker.

THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK NOTES:
The track first opened in 1940, after a hurricane known as “The Long Island Express” ripped through the land owned by John Hoenig in 1938, who chose to clear his land and build a race track. The 2015 season will be the 75th year in existence.
TSMP’s nickname is “Indianapolis of the East”.
Not only is the 5/8th mile oval in use, but there is a 1.7 mile road course, 1.5 mile road course configuration, 1/10th mile Midget oval, a 4.5 acre autocross area, and 18 hole golf course, all on the facility.

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Gelinas Ready for 2015 Title Run

Sets Sights on Season-Opening Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Walpole, NH-    For “Lightning” Larry Gelinas, racing is almost as important as breathing.

The 30-plus-year veteran gets behind the wheel any chance he can.  This year, he’ll be chasing the 2015 crown in the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS), as well as throwing his name in the hat in the Late Model division at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Gelinas will also run select ACT events, and attempt to qualify for the Oxford 250.

“I love to race, that’s really all I’ve ever done,” comments Gelinas.

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Granite State Pro Stock Series Contingency Program Welcomes New/Returning Partners for 2015 Season

Walpole, NH- The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) welcome new and returning partnerships with brands from all over United States, helping to build the Contingency Program to nearly $25,000 in cash and products throughout the season.

The program rewards drivers in multiple different fashions, including heat wins, feature finishes, leader at the halfway-point, random drawings, and a nice package for the Champion, Rookie of the Year, and Most Improved Driver in the 2015 season. 

Powertrain Technology is among the new brands to add their name to the Contingency Program. Powertrain Technology will give a $100 product certificate to the 4th place finisher in each feature event, as well as a 2 disc clutch, Chevy Late Model flywheel, and Hydro-MAX hydraulic release bearing to be given away in a random drawing at the season-ending awards banquet. Seymour Performance Products, VDL Fuel Systems, and Coil-Over Commander also join the ranks, adding generous products to the list for the 2015 season.

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Caruso to Race Late Model at Seekonk

Keith Caruso will be driving a Late Model on Saturday nights at Seekonk (MA) Speedway and a V6 Modified at Hudson (NH) Speedway this season. He will also be racing part-time in the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

The Granite State schedule will include Hudson, Lee (NH) USA, Thompson (CT). Two potential races are Star in New Hampshire and the inaugural race and season finale at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl on October 24.

“It’s a definitely a possibility,” Caruso said. “I think Granite State is going to put on a good show there and I would like to be a part of it.”

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Babb Racing ACT for Laquerre

Pro Stock Events Also Scheduled

Brad Babb will make a return to the American Canadian Tour (ACT) full-time for Joey Laquerre. Laquerre bought an old ACT car from Glen Luce. The Windham, ME driver is planning to run some Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and Granite State Pro Stock Series races. He kicked off the season at New Smyrna (FL) Speedway with three races. While he finished tenth in the initial ACT non-points race, he was eighth and fourth in the next two Governor’s Cup races.

Babb loved the high banked half-mile. “Very fun track, I’d go back in a heartbeat,” Babb said. “It’s got some bumps in places. but I found one of the keys to know the track was knowing how to avoid the bumps.”

ACT and PASS will have their first doubleheader on Saturday April 18 at Oxford (ME) Plains Speedway. Tom Curley from ACT and Tom Mayberry from PASS reached an agreement during the offseason. “Everyone has been asking this for a long time and it’s great not only as a competitor, but as a fan. I might do one or two doubleheaders, but even when I only run one race. It’ll be awesome to get a chance to watch another great race after.”

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Season Title Contenders File Entries

Lanpher Looks for Redemption at Icebreaker

Walpole, NH- Just weeks away from the start of the 2015 season, the title hunt is beginning to take shape for the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS).

A mix of veteran and young drivers have made the commitment to become the fourth champion in series history. Former Oxford 250 winner (1996), “Lightning” Larry Gelinas has announced his intentions of being crowned champion. The Buxton, ME driver set a torrid pace in the first half of the 2014 season, including five (5) top-5 finishes in the first five races, including a win at Hudson International Speedway, but back-to-back finishes outside the top-15 put a damper on Gelinas’ bid on the championship, ending the season with a third-place overall finish in the standings.

Another driver throwing his name in the hat, Barry Gray is a legend at Monadnock Speedway, where he owns three (3) GSPSS wins at the Winchester, NH track. Gray also has racked up many wins at Claremont Speedway, which returns to the tour schedule since the first race of the series in 2011. After an up-and-down season, Gray finished out the year 6th in the point standings, including a win at Monadnock Speedway.

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Winter Returns to Pro Series at Beech Ridge

Dan Winter of Windham, NH will run in the Pro Series at Beech Ridge (ME) Motor Speedway in a former Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Super Late Model. Vulc-Tech Tire and Auto Repair of Hudson, NH will sponsor his full-time effort. Winter felt that finding sponsorship has been extremely difficult. He has sent 70 proposals since August. Winter has sold 25 squares on the back of the car for $20 each.

Depending on how the season goes, Winter may enter a Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model or  Granite State Pro Stock Series race.

With the growth of the Pro Series at Beech Ridge, the division has had some great competition. Winter is looking forward to racing with drivers like defending champion Dave Farrington, Jr., Dan McKeage, Kelly Moore, and John Peters. His goals for the season are to win Rookie of the Year and to get top 15 finishes, and maybe top five.

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Alexander Seeking First Wiscasset Pro Stock Win

Ellsworth Teenager to Enter Touring Series Events

Wyatt Alexander of Ellsworth, ME will begin his season at Wiscasset (ME) Speedway’s season opener on Saturday April 18.  Alexander’s goals are to compete for wins at Wiscasset and get a top ten and at least one top five in the Pro All Star Series (PASS) North Super Late Models or the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

“I think our best shot at something like that would be the PASS races at Speedway 95 (in Hermon, ME on June 14). It’s a track I am familiar with and there aren’t as many cars when we go there. But overall we are just learning to learn as much as possible and get some good experience moving forward.”

The No. 96 K&B Automotive team will enter additional races depending on how the season at Wiscasset is going. If Alexander feels ready and is comfortable, he will then run other races.  Granite State Pro Stock Series for Alexander may include Lee, Hudson, Star twice, and White Mountain. Alexander is looking at PASS races at Oxford, Spud Qualifier, the Oxford 250, and NHMS as well.

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Granite State Pro Stock Series to Make Debut at New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Event to Decide Championship for 2015 Season

Walpole, NH- In a joint announcement, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) will conclude their 2015 season at New London-Waterford Speedbowl (NLWS) on October 24.

The newly-formed management team at NLWS, including General Manager Shawn Monahan and Racing Director Scott Tapley, with GSPSS President Mike Parks made the agreement to make NLWS the twelfth stop in the fourth full-season for the young touring series. The Waterford, CT raceway joins Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Claremont Speedway, Star Speedway, Hudson International Speedway, Lee USA Speedway, Speedway 51, Monadnock Speedway, and White Mountain Motorsports Park on the schedule.

New London-Waterford Speedbowl was acquired by businessman Bruce Bemer this off-season, after Bemer submitted the winning bid in a foreclosure auction on October 18, 2014. The deal became final February 5.

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Griffith, Parks Look for Wins in 2015

Improvement in Sight Following 2014 Season

Derek Griffith Walpole, NH — The 2015 season is fast approaching, as the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) begins their fourth full season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on April 10-12, and two drivers are itching to capture the first wins of their GSPSS careers.

Hudson, New Hampshire young gun Derek Griffith had a respectable season, finishing fourth on the season, with six (6) top-five and ten (10) top-ten finishes in eleven (11) races, but the elusive “W” has evaded the LCM Racing Engines team.  Griffith is trying to change that in 2015.

Griffith states “The 2014 season was definitely an improvement, but not even close to the full potential of the LCM crew.  Our goals this season are wins, and, possibly, a championship.  We will try to keep our consistency.”

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Granite State Pro Stock Series Drivers Looking Ahead to New Season

O’Sullivan, Casagrande Looking to Rebound in 2015

TommyOSullivanMonadnockChipCormie2014Walpole, NH — With the 2015 schedule fast approaching; the Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) kicking off the 11-race series on April 10-12, drivers are preparing their rides in hopes of a strong season with the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS).

Tommy “The Shadow” O’Sullivan’s 2014 season did not meet his standards, even though the Wilbraham, MA driver finished in the Top 10 in points (7th) and recorded six (6) Top 10 finishes.  “We made changes that didn’t work out last year, and ended up struggling the whole year, with both cars actually,” O’Sullivan said, speaking of his brother’s car, 2013 champ Mike O’Sullivan.  “This year we are going back to what we know to get back on track.”

With Claremont back on the schedule in 2015, O’Sullivan has that race circled on his list.  “I’ve never been to Claremont, so that will be interesting, but I’m also looking forward to Lee, for sure.  We went backwards, performance-wise, at Monadnock, so we are hoping to turn that around from last year.”

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Cory Casagrande Focused on LM Crown

New Ride for Part-Time Granite State Effort

Former Limited Late Model champion Cory Casagrande of Stafford Springs, CT will return to Late Model racing at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway with hopes of another championship. Shark Cycle  and the crew will continue to support both Casagrande Motorsport teams.  His brother Kyle Casagrande won the SPAFCO Rookie of the Year in the team’s No. 7 car.

Despite missing a race, Casagrande finished seventh last year with 6 top fives and 12 top tens in 16 starts.

Casagrande will have a new look in the Granite State Pro Stock Series. Casagrande said his goal was to “be competitive with the Pro Stock,” Casagrande’s first race is the Icebreaker at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park. He will race “just a few shows here and there when I can afford it” with an undisclosed team. He made two starts last season for Jeff Connors at Hudson and Monadnock, where he finished 12th.

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Peters Ready for Sophomore Season

John Peters will begin his second season in the Pro Series division at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME.

Last season, Peters got to race against his three favorite drivers David Oliver, Dan McKeage, and Bill Rodgers. “I’ve been fortunate enough in my one season in the Pro Series to have had close-quarters racing with those particular guys, which has already been pretty neat,” Peters said.

Peters would tell you that his rookie year certainly came with its share of tribulations. “We came out of the box pretty solid and were competitive on opening night, especially before we got caught up in a wreck, which happened quite a bit with six DNFs. Fortunately the accidents that took us out of races weren’t of our doing, just products of jam packed short track racing.”

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Entries Arriving for 2015 Season

2013 Series Champ, O’Sullivan, Among First Registered

Mike O'SullivanWalpole, NH — With the Winter Meeting, fast approaching, February 7 at the Racer’s Expo in Marlboro, Massachusetts, entries are beginning to file in for the 2015 season for the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS).

After running part-time last year following the birth of his third child, 2013 Champion Mike O’Sullivan is one of the first to register for the new season.

“I’m really disappointed about how we ran and competed last season,” the Springfield, Massachusetts, driver commented. “I’m looking forward to righting the ship.”

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Granite State Pro Stock Series to Hold Meeting at Racer’s Expo

Walpole, NH — The Granite State Pro Stock Series will hold a general informational meeting, in conjunction with the Racer’s Expo, at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlboro, MA, on Saturday, February 7.

The meeting will take place in the Marlboro Room at 1PM. President Mike Parks, and staff, will cover the upcoming 2015 season, as well as contingency programs and race procedures. There will be registration forms available. All are encouraged to attend.

The Racer’s Expo is the only hardcore racing trade show in the Northeast, and features racing representatives from all disciplines, including circle track, drag racing, road course, and karting. For more information on the Racer’s Expo, visit www.theracersexpo.com.
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Moltz, Granite State Pro Stock Series Celebrate 2014 Season

Manchester, NH — The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) held the 2014 Championship Awards Banquet on Saturday night, January 10, at the Best Western Executive Court in Manchester, NH, where drivers received nearly $17,000 in contingency prizes and point fund moneys.

“Thrillin’” Dillon Moltz was the star of the night, as he celebrated his championship season in style, collecting his Championship trophy and point fund, as well as the Rookie of the Year for the 2014 season.  Moltz secured his first GSPSS championship by finishing 6th at the World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.  The Waterford, Connecticut, driver picked up a win at Star Speedway in the NH Classic, to go along with his 8-top five and 10-top ten finishes out of eleven races. 

Owner of the RB Performance/ Brackett Mechanical Chevrolet, Mark Brackett, received recognition for his Owner’s Championship, as well.  The Jay, Maine, native gave praise to his young driver, stating the drive and determination of Moltz led to such quick success.

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Granite State Pro Stock Series Releases 2015 Schedule

Walpole, NH — With the New Year just a few weeks away, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) has been hard at work in preparing for the 2015 season. The result is an eleven-race, diverse schedule, with a return to two different speedways, formerly on the young touring series schedule.

The beginning of the 2015 will be under familiar settings, with a return to the Icebreaker at the historic Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) in Thompson, CT. TSMP will be celebrating their seventy-fifth year in existence, and will run the Icebreaker on April 10-12. This will be the third time in four years TSMP has been the opening act for the GSPSS.

The GSPSS will return to Claremont Speedway (formerly Twin State Speedway) on Saturday, April 25. Claremont Speedway was purchased by a group of four individuals, who made the official announcement last week. The GSPSS held their inaugural race in 2011 at the 1/3 mile track, won by Chris Wilk.

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Star Provides 2015 Updates

Star Speedway has posted a number of updates on Facebook pertaining to next year’s schedule.

Notably the historic 1/4 mile oval in Epping, NH will not host the SBM 125. The fourth annual event was part of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series with Lee USA and Seekonk last year. Jon McKennedy won the race and the overall championship.

Open practice will be April 25 from 12 to 5PM. Opening Day on May 2 with the 350 Supermodifieds, Allen’s Outlaws, Woody’s Strictlys, Roadrunners, and 4 and 8 Cylinder Enduros.

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Ramstrom Wins the Battle, Moltz Wins the War at Sunoco World Series

Thompson, CT — Derek Ramstrom took advantage of a late race flat tire on Wayne Helliwell, JR’s Ford to claim his first victory with the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) at the Sunoco World Series, presented by Xtramart, at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP).

Helliwell, JR and Dillon Moltz led the field at the drop of the green, as Moltz, the Waterford, Connecticut driver, needed a top 10 finish to secure his spot atop the championship standings in the 2014 season. After Josh King hit the turn 1 wall at the start of the race, Helliwell, JR pulled away on the ensuing restart, and was poised to take his third win in the series. Ramstrom, from West Boylston, Massachusetts kept Helliwell, JR in his sights, riding in the second spot. Moltz was passed by Larry Gelinas and Matt Frahm, both with a chance at the title, as the two put pressure on the RB Performance team of Moltz.

Bad luck would strike Helliwell, JR once more at TSMP, as the Dover, New Hampshire driver ran over debris, rendering the right front tire flat with just 4 laps remaining. Ramstrom took advantage and grabbed the victory, but it was Dillon Moltz wearing the crown as the 2014 champion with a 6th place finish.
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Ramstrom Set for Doubleheader at Thompson

Derek Ramstrom has a big day ahead of him this afternoon at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. He will make his Granite State Pro Stock Series debut and make his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start.

“Wicked exciting, we’re starting fourth in the Granite State Pro Stock Series behind Dillon Moltz,” Ramstrom said. “Just going to ride for a while see what happens, 50 lap event. Hopefully we can seal the deal in that and starting 18th in the Whelen Mod Tour just going to be patient and see how it pans out. We’re a little down on horsepower (spec engine), so it kind of effects us here at Thompson, but we should be alright.”

Entering the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, Ramstrom has scored recent victories in Super Late Model competition. He won the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) 300-lap race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME. Just two weeks ago at Seekonk (MA) Speedway, he recovered from a pair of spins to collect the $5,000 100-lap D. Anthony Venditti Memorial.

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