NORTHEAST: GSPSS Set To Honor JBH at Monadnock Speedway

Kyle Souza New England, Northeast 0 Comments

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Derek Griffith returns to action this Saturday night at Monadnock. (GSPSS photo)

WALPOLE, N.H. —

The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) will honor the late John Hoyt this Saturday night, with the running of the JBH 100 at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire.

The race has been dedicated to Hoyt as it has in years past and drivers will seek glory in his name. Hoyt was the co-founder of the GSPSS before he unexpectedly passed away in July 2011.

Since then, series president Mike Parks has continued to lead the way for the New England based Super Late Model series and is excited to continue this race in memory of his friend. Parks also drives his No. 66 Black Rock Steakhouse Pro Stock at each series event and is excited to try and capture the checkered flag.

“This is the date I circle on the schedule each and every year,” Parks said. “I’ve finished second twice and also third. We have come close a few times. Hopefully we can win this one for JBH.”

At the most recent appearance at Monadnock for the GSPSS this past May, Mike O’Sullivan beat DJ Shaw to the finish to win the Rydemore 100. This time, many cars are expected to appear including 2015 GSPSS champion Derek Griffith, who will make his return to competition after missing the last few races.

The points championship battle will also continue to heat up with just four races remaining before a champion is crowned. Barry Gray comes into the event with a 20 point advantage over Shaw, who scored the most recent series checkered flag last weekend at Claremont Speedway.

Rookie of the Year contender Mike Mitchell comes into the race third in the standings, just 22 points from the top. Cory Casagrande and Parks round out the top five. Others expected to compete include John Salemi, Glenn Martel and others.

The GSPSS will be joined by the Young Guns, Lightning Stocks, Mini Stocks, Thunder Stocks, Super Stocks and Sportsman Mods for a full night of racing action.

The paddock fee will be $40, with the front gate admission fee for adults set at $20. Those fans 65+ or in college will enter for $15, while those students from 12-18 will enter for $5. Any young fans under the age of 12 will be admitted free of charge for the nights racing card.

For more information on the GSPSS, fans can visit www.gspss.net or email series president Mike Parks at mparks@gspss.net.

 

QUICK FACTS: GSPSS JBH 100 at Monadnock

Track Facts:

  1. High banked, 1/4 mile track under the NASCAR Home Tracks sanction
  2. Runs weekly on Saturday night with six division

Race Facts:

  1. In memory of John Hoyt (JBH 100)
  2. 12 lap heat races
  3. 24 guaranteed starters
  4. 100 lap feature

Event Schedule:

  1. Practice starts at 3:00 p.m. (One 45 minute session and one 15 minute session)
  2. Heat racing starts at 6 p.m. (GSPSS is last in the heat rotation)
  3. Feature racing starts at 7 p.m. (GSPSS is last in the feature rotation)

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