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Granite State Pro Stock Series Encouraged By Interest

Posted By Tj Ingerson On January 11, 2012

Categories: Granite State Pro Stock

GRIP Seminars -- Janurary 19th - 22nd -- Portland, ME
(From series press release)

Mike Parks and Jack Bateman, founders of the new Granite State Pro Stock Series, were pleased with the turnout at three meetings held 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 on Sat., May 26, with the running of the “David’s House 106” at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH.

“WOW!” said Mike Parks, President of 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.”

Parks also announced Star Speedway official Pete Frappier will join with Modified Racing Series official Scott Miller as Tech Inspectors.

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