Story By: KYLE SOUZA / GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES – WALPOLE, NH – As part of a three-day spectacular at Claremont Motorsports Park, the Granite State Pro Stock Series will wrap their 2021 season this Sunday, October 17.
Set to compete in a 100-lap, $4,000 to win race as part of the Fall Challenge, the series will officially crown Gabe Brown champion and thrill fans in New Hampshire with Pro Stock excitement.
Brown will look for his third win of the season at Claremont, as the Dale Shaw Race Cars driver hopes to bookend his season in Victory Lane. In the last series stop at the tricky oval, Brown dominated the 150-lap special, taking down a $10,000 prize in his first career Pro Stock touring series win. Since that moment, he’s been nearly unstoppable.
At Star Speedway, Brown dominated the race and looked to be on the way to victory before he cut down a right-front tire in the final laps, just a few miles from another checkered flag. In the last race, at Lee USA Speedway, Brown took the lead just before halfway in the Octoberfest 100 and rocketed to Victory Lane for the second time. That finish was enough to seal him the championship — but the true title celebration will come at Claremont.
While Brown ran away with the championship this year, the battle for the runner-up spot in the standings is still up for grabs at Claremont. Series regular Josh King is second, 14 points ahead of former champion Devin O’Connell, as the two drivers look to settle it amongst themselves. Bryan Kruczek, who will miss the Claremont event, holds fourth in the standings over Evan Beaulieu and former rookie contender Casey Call.
Fans can watch for names like Tyler Tomassi, who will be returning to action driving for Go Fas Racing, along with Josh King and some of the other top Pro Stock talent from across the region.
Although the Pro Stocks will headline the weekend on Sunday, Claremont has a full slate of racing over three days at the Fall Challenge. On Friday, a special non-winners night guarantees a few first-time winners, while Saturday, racing is headlined by a 50-lap, $1,000 to win NHSTRA Modified weekly feature. Sunday’s Pro Stock action also includes racing for the Six Shooters, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Street Stocks and Late Model Sportsman. Sunday racing begins at 2 p.m. with time trials for the Granite State Pro Stock Series, while adult general admission tickets are $25 for adults that are 13+, $20 for seniors that are 65+ and just $5 for children 6-12. Those five and under are free in the grandstands. Pit passes are $40 per person, and all tickets will be sold at the track only.