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Granite State Pro Stock Series Prepares For Debut Race
Canaan, NH The debut race for the Granite State Pro Stock
Series is fast approaching, and series officials are busy preparing
for the first event. The inaugural race, scheduled for Friday
Night, August 19, at Twin State Speedway, Claremont, NH.,
will feature the Garys Disposal 100 pro stock race with additional prize money posted.
Rickys Race for Kids organizers have added $ 1,000 to the
purse in honor of John Hoyt, the series director, who passed away recently. Hoyt was a driving force in getting the new series off the ground.
The race will now pay $2,000 to win with $1200 going to the second place car, and $700 to the third place finisher.
Additionally, Bly Machine, of Sunapee, NH., will sponsor qualifying heat races.
Interest in the new race program has come from several veteran
Monadnock Speedway hot shoe Barry Gray is pre-registered, as is, long-time competitor Fran Colson. New Hampshire pro stock drivers, Mike Parks, Dave Davis, Chris Wilk, Kevin Bolduc, and Seekonk Speedway front-runner, Jake Vanada, of Berkeley, MA., are also pre-registered.
A special 50-lap Strictly Stock race, presented by VPE Inc. of Perkinsville Vt., has been added to the card, with $500 going to the winner.
The Allison Legacy Series and a 4-cylinder Enduro event will also be part of program.
Jack Bateman, Mike Parks, and the late John Hoyt, founded the GSPSS. Officials from Batemans Modified Racing Series will be officiating the Twin State event. Former series technical director Pete Frappier will also work the Aug 19 race.
Pit gates open at 4:30 pm. Grandstands at 5:30 pm, with post time at 7:30 pm
Last Updated on 08/10/11
By George Campbell or Greg Fish