CANAAN, NH -- The Granite State Pro Stock Series kick
off their busiest stretch of stock car auto racing with
back-to-back weekends in the southeastern part of New
Hampshire. Star Speedway, located in Epping, NH, will
welcome the Granite State Pro Stock Series on Saturday
night, August 18. One week later, Hudson (NH) Speedway
will host the Granite State Pro Stock Series for a
second time in the 2012 season on Sunday evening, August
26, in the Hudson Hugger 100.
Current Granite State Pro Stock Series point leader
Bobby Cabral leads the series into the back-to-back
weekend events with a slim eight point lead over
Walpole, NH veteran Mike Parks. Cabral, of East
Kingston, NH, is a long time competitor at Star Speedway
and claimed the Gate City Classic 100 win earlier in the
season at Hudson Speedway. Parks finished second in the
Gate City Classic 100.
Fifteen-year-old Derek Griffith sits third in the series
standings and will look to claim his first series
triumph at the two tracks close to home. Griffith, of
Hudson, NH, finished an impressive second place in the
series opening event at Monadnock Speedway, then claimed
a ninth place finish in the Gate City Classic 100.
Carl Eriksson, of Deep River, CT, and Rich Eaton, of
Seabrook, NH, sit fourth and fifth in the Granite State
Pro Stock Series standings and will look to jump into
the title fight in the duo of races. Bobby Baillargeon,
of Kingston, NH, Fran Colson, of Gardner, MA, Barry
Gray, of Belchertown, MA, and Geoff Rollins, of Groton,
MA, are also expected to attend the series back-to-back
performances. Baillargeon finished third in the Gate
City Classic 100.
NASCAR Nationwide Series competitor Matt Frahm, of New
Salem, NH, will be among the entrants at both Star
Speedway and Hudson Speedway. Multi-time Star Speedway
champion Babe Branscombe, of Nottingham, NH, will also
Star Speedway is located on Route 27 in Epping, NH, just
30 minutes east of New Hampshire’s largest city,
Manchester. There will be an on-track meet and greet
with the stars and cars of the Granite State Pro Stock
Series just before their 100-lap event. Post time is
scheduled for 6:00pm on Saturday, August 18. The Granite
State Pro Stock Series will be joined by the Amsoil
NELCAR Legends Tour, Outlaws, Strictly Stocks,
Roadrunners, and Star 4 Modifieds.
Hudson Speedway is located just off of Route 102 on Old
Derry Road in Hudson, NH, and is conveniently located
within a half hour of New Hampshire’s five largest
cities. Post time is scheduled for 6:00pm on Sunday,
August 26. Also on the card is the Road Runners, Thunder
Lights, and the “Mighty Mike” Lewis Memorial for the
Rookie Stock racers.
The Granite State Pro Stock Series can be
found on the world wide web at www.gspss.net,
and also on Facebook. Information on Star Speedway can
be found at www.star-speedway.com,
while information on Hudson Speedway can be seen at www.hudsonspeedway.info.