by Jay | Sep 8, 2016 | New, New Hampshire, Star Speedway
PR- Eric LaFleche / Photo – Lindsay Ellison
(Epping, NH) – Young Hotshoe Derek Griffith considers Star Speedway his home track. The Hudson, NH native would frequent the track as a child and would cut his teeth racing in entry-level race cars there and at Star’s sister track, Hudson Speedway.
Griffith will return to Star Speedway on Saturday, September 10th as the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) races as part of the 51st annual Star Classic weekend.
The GSPSS will have a 100-lap event and will showcase Pro Stock drivers from around the region. Griffith, the 2015 champion of the series is excited to return to Star, “I always love competing at Star, every time we come here, we always have a great car and are fighting for the podium.”
The last time the Granite State Pro Stock Series visited Star Speedway [June 27, 2015], Derek and his No. 12 Hitman Industries/Provencher Insurance Toyota won the event in dominating fashion.
by Jay | Sep 6, 2016 | Lee USA, New, New Hampshire
photo by Rich Hayes
Lee, NH – Lee USA Speedway celebrated “Kid’s Back to School Night” on Friday, and it was a homecoming party for former multi-time champ Tommy Tombarello, Jr., who made his 2016 debut with a sweep, winning both his heat and the feature event to once again stake his claim to the king’s throne in the EKeys4cars Supermodifieds.
Haverhill, MA’s Tombarello has been on the sidelines since a season-ending crash finished his 2015 championship campaign with a hard trip into the unforgiving Lee USA concrete, but his return to action reminded everybody in the house that he’s the man to beat.
Journeyman chauffer Mike Netishen of Auburn set the pace for the first several laps of the main, coming off a tough run a week earlier that saw engine issues cut his night short early in the feature event. This week, Netishen led the way until lap 17, when Tombarello made has way past, looking to regain his winning form.
by Jay | Sep 1, 2016 | Lee USA, New, New Hampshire
photo by Rich Hayes
Lee, NH – Rookie Lee USA Speedway racer Kris Miller of Bedford picked up the biggest victory of his young career on Friday night at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”, taking down the win in the prestigious Lance Davis Memorial 50-lapper, traditionally the biggest race of the season for the R & R “The Tool Store and More” Late Model Sportsmen.
Waterboro, ME’s Ray Dinsmore was first out to set the pace when the race went green, leading the way for the first 10 laps with second-generation drivers George Helliwell and Miller hot on his heels. Miller made his way past Helliwell on lap 12, and the next time around, he ducked to the low side of Dinsmore and took over the point.
Dinsmore held on to second until lap 18, when Jimmy Ryder of Hampstead moved past and set his sights leader Miller. Ryder put in a strong run and gave chase until lap 39, when Frankie Eldredge of Stratham flexed his muscles and motored past Ryder, taking his turn in the runner-up slot as the field raced under the ten to go sign.
by Jay | Aug 18, 2016 | Lee USA, New, New Hampshire
photo by Rich Hayes
Lee, NH – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models invaded Lee USA Speedway for their second appearance of the 2016 season at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”, with Granite Stater Derek Griffith of Hudson collecting his first career series win in the 150-lap main event.
Griffith out dueled series veteran Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, MA, after chasing the early-race leader over the first third of the event, then swapping the lead back and forth several times in the late stages of the race before finally moving ahead for good.
At the checkers, it was Griffith in for his first career PASS win, with all of the biggest names in Super Late Model racing following him across the stripe. Ramstrom finished second, with Johnny Clark, Travis Benjamin, Jeremy Davis, DJ Shaw, Ben Rowe, Mike Hopkins, Joey Pole, and ageless veteran Mike Rowe rounding out the top ten.
by Jay | Aug 10, 2016 | Granite State Pro Stock, Monadnock Speedway, New, New Hampshire, Touring Series News
GSPSS To Honor Hoyt With JBH 100 at Monadnock Saturday
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.
by Jay | Jul 26, 2016 | New, New Hampshire, White Mt. Motorsports Park
photo by Norm Marx
By: Dick Casey
After a hectic week rebuilding the #17 EXIT Realty/Hancock Electric Chevy, Eddie MacDonald almost pulled off the win in the “Showdown in the Mountains” at WMMP on Sunday, July 24. With 16 laps to go Eddie Mac could not hold off the hard-charge of Dillon Moltz to finish second in the American Canadian Tour’s ninth race of the season at the No. Woodstock, N.H. track.
“Obviously we would have liked to get the win but when you consider everything the team had to go through this week just to get here, a second place finish is outstanding,” said a pleased Eddie Mac after the race. “I definitely have a lot of people to thank for all the hard work and long hours to rebuild the car starting with Dale Shaw and his guys who put a rear clip on the car in record time so we could have any chance to be here. Donny got parts to Freddie to paint. Tom Rice, my father, John Tiernan, Rob Drandson, and Dick Casey spent countless hours in the shop. It was a miracle to have this ready and for it run as well as it did.”