GSPSS and Claremont Motorsports Park finally Going Racing
The Granite State Pro Stock Series and Claremont Motorsports Park are going racing… finally! June 5 at 7pm the sound of stock cars will return to Claremont NH as the facility will see competition for the first time in 2020.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, both the series and tracks schedules have been put on hold until now. Due to state of NH restrictions, fans will not be allowed in the grandstands but those wanting to witness this event will be able to do so via Speed51 pay per view. “We are really excited to be able to team up with our partners at speed51 and make this event happen”, stated series President Mike Parks. “While we wish we could have our loyal fans in the stands cheering our competitors on, it’s just not in the cards at this time.”(more…)
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (May 27, 2020)—The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and Lime Rock Park have agreed to postpone SCCA’s New England Regionals originally scheduled for June 12-13, 2020. The amateur racing event is rescheduled for 2021 with a pending date of June 11-12, 2021.
Given the current guidelines and associated limitations regarding public events of this type, Lime Rock Park and series officials have agreed that it is in the best interest for all involved to postpone the event until next year. Current ticket purchases will be valid for the 2021 event date.
Claremont to Host Super Late Model Race Without Fans
For the first time in 2020, a Super Late Model race will be held in the Northeast on Friday, June 5. Claremont Motorsports Park in Claremont, New Hampshire announced Saturday that the track will hold a Granite State Pro Stock Series event without fans in attendance. The event will be streamed via a live pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.
The announcement comes following the postponement of many Northeast Late Model racing events due to government restrictions that have been placed on large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following discussions with state and local officials, Claremont has received approval to contest the “Let’s Go Racing 100,” the season opener for the Granite State Pro Stock Series.(more…)
Second weekend of closed practice sees everyone cooperating with COVID-19 requirements
Yet another week, week five of season canceled due to COVID-19 stay home stay safe orders
With the canceling of week five, May 30th due to COVID-19 the month of May closes out at as the first May in 53 years that the fans have not been in the stands to watch some of the best dirt racers on the fastest dirt track in New England. We continue to update and adjust our schedule in an effort to be able to bring back our sponsors later in the year, week five to have been sponsored by Woodsville Guaranty Saving Bank.
As we continue to wait for the lifting of restrictions, we have been able to have a couple of closed practices for registered 2020 drivers of the Ridge. We are very pleased that everyone present adhered to our COVID-19 safety precautions during both of the sessions. We are in hopes that we will be able to continue ramping up our efforts and be able to throw that much anticipated green flag on 2020. We continue to align our plans with the Governor’s softening of the state restrictions.(more…)
Meet 3-Time Stafford Speedway Champion Kevin Gambacorta
(Stafford Springs, CT)—With 17 wins spread across three different divisions and three career track championships at Stafford Motor Speedway to his credit, Kevin Gambacorta has enjoyed a career that most drivers would be envious of. Gambacorta has progressed his way up the full fender ladder at Stafford, racing 5 seasons in the Street Stock division and 7 seasons in the Limited Late Model division before his current stint of 8 years and counting in the Late Model division behind the wheel of his #23 Lavigne Law Dodge.
Here we take a look at how Gambacorta got involved in racing and how he has shaped his career path. Gambacorta got his first taste of racing through his father Vince, who was part of a 6-man enduro team in the mid to late ‘80’s.(more…)
ACT, Chaudiere Cancel Claude Leclerc 150
Waterbury, VT & Vallée-Jct., QC – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Autodrome Chaudiere officials have mutually agreed to cancel the Claude Leclerc 150 that was scheduled for Saturday, May 30. The event, which debuted in 2019, is expected to return to the ACT Late Model Tour schedule for the 2021 season.
The decision, as with many other racing postponements and cancellations in 2020, was made due to health and safety restrictions in place related to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. To comply with Quebec mandates and guidelines, Autodrome Chaudiere had previously suspended all racing events through the month of August. Furthermore, the United States–Canada border remains closed to non-essential travel through at least June 21, which would preclude U.S. teams from traveling to the track even if it was in operation.(more…)