Walpole, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series presented by Springfield Buick GMC will be rolling into Connecticut’s New London-Waterford Speedbowl Saturday, May 26 with a unique Triple 35 format and time trial qualifying.
Two drivers hailing from the State of Maine lead the charge to Waterford, with Jacob Dore of Sanford and Joey Doiron of Berwick looking to continue their success far from home.
“I like Waterford. We’ll see if we can go for two in a row, I’ve never done that before.” said Dore, the winner of the GSPSS opener at Claremont.
“We never really got to show our strength in Claremont, but Waterford will be a track where we will be really good at,” said Doiron, who finished runner-up at Claremont.
The event will start with single-car time trials. If over 24 cars attempt to qualify, 18 will be locked in and there will be a consolation race to set the remainder of the field. Current pre-entered projects have the car count at 24 Pro Stocks/Super Late Models from throughout New England.
Once the field is set, the GSPSS will go heads up for the first 35-lap segment. The second segment will invert all lead lap cars and be scored as its own event. The third segment will invert all lead lap cars from the previous race and will be scored as its own event as well. The driver with the lowest overall points from the three segments will win the overall race. In the case of a tie, the finishing position in the final segment will be the tiebreaker.
As the season enters its second event, names like Barry Gray, Scott MacMichael, Nick Lascoula and defending champ Mike O’Sullivan will be grinding for championship points. The series will also welcome competitors from other tracks and series with Brad Babb from Windham, M.E. driving the BRF No. 42, along with George Bessette of Danbury, C.T and Kevin Folan of Arrleboro, M.A.
Pit gates open at 11:00am, grandstands open at 1:30pm, and time trials will begin at 5:00pm.
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-Granite State Pro Stock Series Press Release
-Photo credit: John Miller