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.”
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.
Claremont NH – The Month of May is usually the first full month of the race season in New England, unfortunately that will not be the case in 2020. As the country battles the Covid 19 pandemic, The Claremont Motorsports Park season, unfortunately is on hold. “The health and safety of our fans and race teams is our number one priority”, stated track operator Mike Parks. “As much as we want to be at the track every Friday night we will respect the directives of our Governor”.
The Tri Track Modified Series event scheduled for Sunday May 24th is also on hold for the foreseeable future. Several conversations have taken place between series owner Wayne Darling and Parks and once a solid time line is established every attempt will be made to reschedule.
“We are in a situation where we have more questions than answers. We want to get the gates open just as soon as we can whether that is for practice or competition” said Parks. “If we can come up with a way to work with the state and get open for practice we will do that”.
At this time the posted schedule has been put on hold with the intention of picking it up on the date permitted. If for any reason something changes track officials will adjust accordingly.
During a break in recent track preparations Parks lamented, “this is not how we envisioned our first venture in season long track promotions. Hopefully the racers and fans will continue to stay positive and be ready to come back when the situation allows.”
TRI TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES ANNOUNCES 2020 PURSE STRUCTURE By Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. — Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Wednesday the purse structure for the six-race season in 2020.
Competitors will be chasing at least $6,000 to win each event, with Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday listed as a $10,000 first-place prize.
With 26 spots open for each event, the total purse per race will rise over 40,000, with drivers who qualify taking home at least $1,000 to start.
“We’re very pleased with the purse we have come up with for the 2020 season,” Wayne Darling, one of two Managing Partners of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “Registrations are open, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone this year.”
Walt Hammond & SK Bean to chase Claremont NHSTRA Modified Championship!
Claremont NH – Walt Hammond from Enfield NH will find a new home on Friday nights in 2020, Walt along with Stuart bean will bring the #77 Modified to Claremont Motorsports Park for the 2020 season. Hammond has been racing a DIRT Modified over the last few seasons but is not a stranger to the pavement formally competing in an ACT style Late Model in the past. “I grew up at Claremont watching my Dad, Donnie Lashua, Dwight Jarvis & Punky Caron race at Claremont. It’s kind of cool to get a chance to race at the same track as they all did”
TRI TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES ANNOUNCES 2020 SCHEDULE
SIX-RACE SLATE INCLUDES FOUR DIFFERENT TRACKS
By Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. — Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced a six-race schedule for the 2020 season on Tuesday, with races spreading across four different tracks, and two states in New England.
The schedule includes a mix of staple events — like Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday and Star Speedway’s SBM 125 — along two trips to Monadnock Speedway, a return visit to Claremont Speedway and a championship finale Haunted Hundred back at Seekonk, in what has quickly become a compelling day of racing.