Claremont, N.H. – A perfect pairing of fireworks and stock car racing will entertain fans this Friday night, July 3 at Claremont Motorsports Park. The Indpendence Day Weekend celebration will feature the Granite State Pro Stock Series, as well five other racing divisions and a can't-miss firworks show.
Fans from throughout the northern New England region have been flocking to the Thrasher Road speedplant to take in its storied Fourth of July shows for more than half a century, and although this year’s event will require some social distancing in the grandstand area, Friday’s six-division racing show and gigantic aerial display will carry on that great tradition.
The thundering Granite State Pro Stock Series will be back in town, battling in the night’s main event, a 100-lap feature like the one contested at the track one month ago. Connecticut's Ray Christian was victorious during the event, which was the first major Late Model race in the Northeast this year.
While there will be six divisions competing on Friday night’s card of racing, speedway promoter Mike Parks has stated that the fireworks show will take place around 9:30 p.m., with several of the event’s feature races held after that for the convenience of families hoping to get their children home at a reasonable hour.
Along with the GSPSS, the track’s Late Model Sportsmen, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks and Six-Shooters will all be in action Friday.
It will be the fast Late Model Sportsmen squad’s second outing of the summer, with Croydon’s Aaron Fellows bringing an 18-race unbeaten streak into Friday’s show, having not lost an LMS event at the track since August 4, 2018 when Charlestown’s Ben Poland turned the trick.
Post time for Friday’s big event is 7:15 p.m., when the Pro Stock Series will begin time trials, with qualifying races run immediately after. Claremont Motorsports Park is conveniently located on Thrasher Road, only five minutes from both I-91 and Claremont’s city center.
-Granite State Pro Stock Series Press Release
-Photo credit: Speed51