For many of the competitors on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, Saturday, September 14 will be a surreal day for them. It is the next stop on the 2013 schedule for the Granite State Pro Stocks, one that will have major point championship implications.
But more than that, drivers like Jeremy Davis, Zig Gino, Donnie Lashua among many others have spent time in Canaan Fair Speedway Victory Lane. Davis, Gino and Lashua have been honored as champions there as well; Davis will go down as the final Pro Stock champion at the 1/3 mile oval.
Jeremy Davis comes into Canaan Fair Speedway as the most recent winner there from the Granite State Pro Stocks, picking up the win on May 4th, the second event on the schedule. Lashua is the defending winner of this late summer classic, charging to the win on September 16, 2013. This time, for both of these, and many others, it’s personal.
With just two events on the schedule this season, the championship standings has just been shaken up. Jeremy Davis went into the Riverside Speedway event with a slim margin over Mike O’Sullivan, but suffered a poor finish. Coupled with Mike’s sixth place finish, the Springfield, MA driver took over the top of the standings, with a 12 point advantage over Davis. Larry Gelinas finished second, and that slid him only 14 points out of the championship lead.
The driver that took the hardest title hope hit was Matt Frahm, who lost over 20 points, putting him 37 points out. Not impossible, but with Jeremy Davis coming into his home track, and Thompson Speedway rounding out the season, where O’Sullivan and Gelinas have both excelled, his chances are dim.
Carl Erikson will join Lashua, Barry Gray, Mike Parks, Jake Vanada, Matt Frahm, Mike and Tom O’Sullivan, Derek Griffith, Eric Sands and more on the Awesome Asphalt. Who will go down in history as the final name to be etched into the record books?
Joining the Granite State Pro Stocks on the schedule on the 14th will be the Pro4 Modifieds. This group was on the card in May as well, and Rob Richardi Jr picked up the win on that afternoon. Robin Berghman comes into this event leading the point standings for the Pro4 mods, and will look to improve on her 3rd place finish in May.
Open competition style racing will be part of the program as well. The Super Streets, Pure Stocks, and Bandits will round out the five division card. The rules for these three classes have been posted online.
Adult general admission for the track finale is just $15.00. Practice starts at 2pm, with the first green flag of the final ever event dropping at 5.
Come down and say goodbye to a friend of the Granite State Pro Stock Series, Canaan Fair Speedway.