Story By: MIKE PARKS / GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES – CHARLESTOWN, NH – For 2020 the Granite State Pro Stock Series has partnered with some of the top suppliers to short track racing teams to provide one of the industry’s best contingency programs. Several new companies as well as many returning ones will support the teams as they compete in 2020.
“We take great pride in working with quality companies to get the racers a little extra for their efforts”, Stated series President Mike Parks. “This year’s contingency program is arguably the best we have ever had and that is exciting for everyone”.
Three new companies have signed on, although none of them are unfamiliar to the series and its teams.
Speed51 is a longtime partner and will present $51 to the leader of lap 51 at all events in 2020. They will also continue to stream most of the 2020 scheduled events live. “Speed51 has enjoyed a great relationship with the Granite State Pro Stock Series”, says Northeast editor Brandon Ward. “We are happy to have a partnership that benefits the series, tracks, racers and fans”.
Also new to the GSPSS contingency program are Bassett Wheels, Magnus performance Products and Matco Tools. All three companies products are used on a regular basis by series competitors and are a welcome addition to the program.
Bassett will present a $50 gift certificate to each events third place finisher as well as four wheels to the series champion and a $100 gift certificate to the second place point’s finisher. Magnus will present a $100 gift certificate to the seventh place finisher at each event and Matco will become the official tool of the GSPSS. They will present two $75 gift certificates at each event, one to the winner and one to be awarded by random draw.
Several companies will be back with the series for 2020 continuing long running relationships and programs.
Both New England Race Fuels / Sunoco and American Racer New England have been a part of the series since day one. Heat race winners will continue to get five gallons of Sunoco racing fuel while each events hard charger will receive one free tire as in years past.
AR Bodies will continue to present the hard luck award as well as the season long rookie of the year. The hard luck recipient after each event will get a $100 gift certificate and the rookie of the year will receive a $1000 gift certificate. When asked about the companies relationship with the series, northeast distributor Norm Desjardins stated, “AR Bodies has supported the GSPSS since its inception and we are proud to support the teams who compete and put on such a great show”.
VDL Fuel Systems has also agreed to come back for 2020 and they will continue to present a gift certificate worth $100 to the fifth place finisher at each event. In addition, they will continue the popular practice of giving away a race ready HP650 carburetor via random draw at the season ending awards banquet.
New for 2019 was the Crazy Horse Racing fast time challenge which was dominated by series champion Joey Doiron. The driver of car number 73 won five of the eleven time trials held to take home the season ending award. Crazy Horse Racing will return to present $125 for fast time, $75 for second, $50 for third and $500 to the driver who sets fast time the most.
After a year away from the series Five Star Stock Car Bodies has returned to the GSPSS contingency program and will present a complete (less windows) ABC nextgen body via random draw. Any driver competing in at least 75 percent of the 2020 schedule will be eligible to win this at the season ending awards banquet.
The teams of the GSPSS will get their first crack at these awards at the Claremont Motorsports Park Saturday April 25th as both the series and track kick off their seasons.
For more information check the series out at www.gspss.net or on their social media platforms. You can check out the track at www.claremontmotorsportspark.com.