WALPOLE, N.H. – official series release — GSPSS photo —
With the New Year just a few weeks away, the Granite State Pro Stock Series has released an 11-race schedule, with a return to two different speedways that were previously on the schedule for the young touring series.
The beginning of the 2015 will be under familiar settings, with a return to the Icebreaker at the historic Thompson (Conn.) Speedway Motorsports Park. TSMP will be celebrating their 75th 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, previously known as Twin State Speedway, on Saturday, April 25. Claremont Speedway was purchased by a group of four individuals just last week. The GSPSS held their inaugural race in 2011 at the third-mile track, which was won by Chris Wilk.
With Speedway 51 (formerly Riverside Speedway) under the new ownership of racer Joey Laquerre, the Groveton, N.H., raceway will host the GSPSS for a 151-lap special on July 4. Wayne Helliwell Jr. won the only race held for the series at the quarter-mile high-banked oval in 2012.
“I am really excited to be able to bring the series back to Claremont Speedway, as well as Speedway 51,” said Series President Mike Parks. “A lot of our competitors have turned many laps at the Claremont oval. We’re thrilled to bring our series there on opening night next season.”
Parks was also quick to show his enthusiasm with the return to northern New Hampshire.
“With Joey Laquerre now at the helm, Speedway 51 is just as exciting with the series. Being on July 4, it’s a great weekend to get away, and it’s the type of track our competitors like,” Parks said.
With two strong car counts at inaugural races in 2013, the GSPSS will return to Lee USA Speedway (July 24) and White Mountain Motorsports Park (Aug. 1). Both tracks saw tough competition, and down the wire finishes, with Joey Polewarczyk Jr. winning at Lee and Brad Babb picking up his second victory of the year at White Mountain.
Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H., is scheduled to hold two GSPSS races in 2015 (May 23, Aug. 8), as well as Hudson Int’l Speedway (June 14, Aug. 23). Star Speedway (Epping, N.H.) will hold two events as well, the first on June 27, and the second date as part of the Star Classic, which will determine the 2015 champion, on Sept. 12.
2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series Schedule
Date – Venue – Location
April 11-12 – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – Thompson, Conn.
April 25 – Claremont Speedway – Claremont, N.H.
May 23 – Monadnock Speedway – Winchester, N.H.
June 14 – Hudson Int’l Speedway – Hudson, N.H.
June 27 – Star Speedway – Epping, N.H.
July 4 – Speedway 51 – Groveton, N.H.
July 24 – Lee USA Speedway – Lee, N.H.
Aug. 1 – White Mountain Motorsports Park – North Woodstock, N.H.
Aug. 8 – Monadnock Speedway – Winchester, N.H.
Aug. 23 – Hudson Int’l Speedway – Hudson, N.H.
Sept. 12 – Star Speedway – Epping, N.H.