Story By: MIKE PARKS / GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES – WALPOLE, NH – On December 14 the Granite State Prostock Series notified its competitors that beginning with the 2019 racing season, an engine seal program would be implemented.
There will be a three year roll out of this program culminating with all engines being required to comply during the 2022 season. The rules and technical specifications for this program going forward will be found on the GSPSS website which will be updated by Jan. 1 2019.
‘The current program as it exists isn’t bad, but we feel like we need to get back to a seal program” series president Mike Parks said. “We feel like the program that Rick has developed will best serve the series and its competitors”.
The seal program that has been chosen is the RPM seal alliance, a system of checks and balances being set up and maintained by Rick Paya at RPM racing engines. Currently there are seven engine builders in New England and Canada eligible to seal, work on and check these engines within the program.
“Currently there are there are approximately 350 motors registered in the program which was started in 2015” states Paya. “we look to collaborate with each of the registered builders to insure the integrity of the program, while working to build a stronger and more robust benefit to each series or track, utilizing the alliance.
In addition, new engine builders are encouraged to inquire about joining the alliance. When asked about this process Paya said “All potential new builders will be vetted for ability as well as credibility and any builder not remaining in compliance with rules and regulations of the program will be eliminated.”
In addition to the GM 604 option, the series is working with Paya to develop a competitive option for teams who are interested in running Ford Power. Anyone interested in competing with Ford power is asked to contact either Mike Parks at 802-558-8954 or head technical inspector Nathan Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current approved engine builders.
- RPM Racing Engines – VT – 802-524-7406
- Nat’s Racing Engine’s – MA – 508-336-4142
- Larry’s Auto Machine – CT – 860-449-9112
- Redline Performance – ME – 207-418-1695
- Mac Pro Shop – QC – 418-389-4572
- R&L Racing Engines – QC – 450-464-0709
- Pro-Moteur Inc – QC – 450-759-5362
The first opportunity to see cars compete under the guidelines of the RPM seal alliance will be on Friday May 3rd at Claremont Speedway in NH as the series kicks off its 2019 schedule.