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    Coby Enters History Books With Repeat Whelen Modified Tour Title

    The 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Series concluded its most competitive championship battle to date at Thompson
    Speedway Motorsports Park on October 18th to close out the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing weekend presented
    by XtraMart. The Sunoco World Series 150 began with the tightest championship battle in series history with three drivers
    within four points of winning the title and even a little early snowfall for spice right before the green flag waved.
    Doug Coby and Ryan Preece entered the season finale event in a tie for the championship and Woody Pitkat sat only four
    points out of the lead with at least a third place finish in the points mathematically secured. Coby won the pole for the
    event while Pitkat and Preece started in the top five to make for a tight battle throughout the race as each sought an edge
    in the championship battle.
    While Coby and Preece had relatively calm runs in the 150-lap feature, Pitkat had an up and down fight for his first Whelen
    Modified Series title throughout the event enduring an early crash, a penalty by NASCAR and issues on pit road to finish
    fifth. Preece ran in the top ten all race long and finished seventh after his car fell off late in the event, but it was Doug
    Coby who secured his second consecutive series championship and the race win after making a pass on runner-up Justin
    Bonsignore with five laps to go.
    The championship is Coby’s third in the past four years and makes him the first driver in ten years to win two consecutive
    championships in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series. It also puts him third on the all-time championship list, behind
    seven-time champion Mike Stefanik and five-time champion Tony Hirschman.
    Coby credited his team for helping him sweep the World Series weekend, winning the pole and the race and claiming the
    most laps led in the 150-lap feature. The race win also made Coby only the third driver, along with Stefanik and Steve
    Park, to sweep every race at Thompson during the Whelen Modified season.
    “Just so proud of everyone and how they battled the whole season. We won seven races out of fifteen and six poles and it’
    s so competitive in our series it just shows how much effort they put in to be here,” Coby said. “It sucks that the race
    season ends you know. We really want to keep it going and this would have been a great one for us to keep going – What a
    great day for us.”
    Ryan Preece secured a runner-up spot in the points standing with his top ten finish and Pitkat placed a career-best third in
    points. Pitkat commented on his dramatic race saying it was a hard fought battle to stay in the title hunt.
    “We were pretty behind the 8-ball,” he said. “It was a tough outcome. You know what was going on and what you’re going
    for. It’s a big deal. You’re going for a championship – unfortunately we just had to battle all day. I never give up and I just
    drove my butt off all day.”
    Pitkat did have one reason to smile on the day however, taking the Sunoco Modified Series title earlier in the day despite
    Preece, who was within striking distance of the title, taking the race win. Keith Rocco, who was second in the points
    coming into the event, was unable to compete after his car was disqualified following his heat race earlier in the weekend.

    Pitkat had a relatively dominant event in the 30-lap feature, but was unable to hold off Preece in the closing laps and had
    to settle for second place on the track, but first on the season.
    “It’s pretty amazing, the team that we put together here,” said Pitkat after the race. “It’s like the little train that could
    really. It’s a low budget team – Obviously we were real consistent this year. Nothing fell off the car, which was awesome.
    We really wanted to win tonight. I really thought we had it. Obviously it wasn’t meant to be. It really stinks when you
    come to this last race and you get these people that haven’t run up here all year and they cause cautions out there at the
    end of the race when we could have had it won. It is what it is. Hats off to Ryan and those guys. They had a heck of a
    The XtraMart Limited Sportsman Series kicked off the final day of the Sunoco World Series at the Big T. The event saw
    past champions Scott Sundeen and Larry Barnett, each seeking another title, with only two points separating them coming
    into the weekend, while Corey Hutchings had an outside shot at claiming the title himself.
    In the end Sundeen came out on top while Hutchings took home a victory in the final race of the season. After the race
    Sundeen said he was excited to add championship trophy number five to his collection.
    “It actually feels awesome. I think this was the toughest one to win with it going down to the wire with Larry (Barnett),”
    said Sundeen. “I know I can race with Larry anytime, inside or outside, because I know we might touch sometimes, but we’
    ll never take each other out. I told him this morning if I lost the championship to him, I don’t want to lose to anybody but I’
    d rather lose to him.”
    While he didn’t take home the title, Corey Hutchings said he was content to walk away with some hardware of his own and
    end the season on a high note.
    “We came up a little short on the points but we had a great season,” he said. “I’ve had great success (at the World Series).
    I wish I had more success on Ice Breaker weekend. I love this weekend. It’s the best weekend of the year. Ending the
    season on a high is great because it’s a long off-season. Winning the last race is the ultimate high.”
    In the International Super Modified Series (ISMA) a first time champ was crowned in Dave Shullick, Jr., a second-
    generation driver whose father is considered a legend in the series. Shullick came into the event seeking his first title and
    not only took the championship, but his first race win at the Big T.
    “It was pretty awesome,” Shullick said in victory lane. “Winning finally (at Thompson) means a lot to me. I love this place.
    That’s three for three in New England this year so we’re excited about that. It’s awesome (to win the championship). In a
    sport where your father is a legend you always look for things that he never did and this is one thing he’s never done so
    this is awesome.”
    Anthony Payne went on to claim his first NEMA Lite Championship, adding his own name to the history books as he joined
    his father Joey as a NEMA champion, making them only the second father-son pair to each win a championship in the
    With the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing weekend in the books Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park closes out
    its 75th anniversary season in style. The Big T will return to action in 2016 with its annual Icebreaker event in April.

    XTRAMART LIMITED SPORTSMAN FINISH (TOP-10): 1. Corey Hutchings (Salem, CT); 2. Joshua Wood (Palmer, MA); 3. Jesse
    Gleason (Lisbon, CT); 4. Scott Sundeen (Sutton, MA); 5. Jack Aquilina (Oakdale, CT); 6. Larry Barnett (Moosup, CT); 7. Matt
    Lowinksi-Loh (Milford, MA); 8. Corey Fanning; 9. Chris Meyer; 10. Mike Malburn (Sterling, CT)

    SUNOCO MODIFIED FINISH (TOP-10): 1. Ryan Preece (Berlin, CT); 2. Woody Pitkat (Stafford, CT); 3. Kerry Malone
    (Needham, MA); 4. Ted Christopher (Plainville, CT); 5. Ryan Morgan (Mystic, CT); 6. Bert Marvin (Colchester, CT); 7. Nick
    Ladyga (Voluntown, CT); 8. Jason Sundeen (Douglas, MA); 9. Stephen Kopcik (Newtown, CT); 10. John Studley
    (Framingham, MA)

    ISMA SUPER MODIFIEDS FINISH (TOP-10): 1. Dave Shullick, Jr. (N. Ridgeville, OH); 2. Rob Summers (Vernon, CT); 3. Mike
    Lichty (Innerkip, Ont.); 4. Trent Stephens (Ravenna, OH); 5. Ben Seitz (Bourne, MA); 6. Chris Perley (Rowley, MA); 7. Bobby
    Santos (Franklin, MA); 8. Mark Sammut (London, Ont.); 9. Otto Sitterly Canajoharie, NY); 10. Jeff Locke (Raymond, NH)

    NEMA LITES FINISH (TOP-10): 1. Scott Bigelow (East Hampton, CT); 2. John Zych, Jr.; 3. Randy Cabral (Plymouth, MA); 4.
    Anthony Payne; 5. Avery Stoehr (Lakeville, MA); 6. Paul Scally (Raynham, MA); 7. Dan Cugini (Marshfield, MA); 8. Paul
    Bigelow (Kensington, MA); 9. Meg Cugini (Marshfield, MA); 10. Dennis O’Brien (Deerfield, NH)

    NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED SERIES FINISH: 1. Doug Coby (Milford, CT); 2. Justin Bonsignore (Holtsville, NY); 3. Timmy
    Solomito (Islip, NY); 4. Todd Szegedy (Ridgefield, CT); 5. Woody Pitkat (Stafford, CT); 6. Patrick Emerling (Orchard Park,
    NY); 7. Ryan Preece (Berlin, CT); 8. Ted Christopher (Plainville, CT); 9. Chase Dowling Roxbury, CT); 10. Donny Lia (Jericho,

    New London-Waterford Speedbowl Sunday 10/25 Bemers Super Bowl Results

    Waterford, CT (October 25, 2015) – Short track auto racing returned to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl Sunday with
    the inaugural running of the Bemers Super Bowl, closing short track auto racing in New England for the year.  Highlighting
    racing action was the final Tri-Track Modified Series race of the year.  Woody Pitkat claimed the division’s main event,
    earning a hefty paycheck for his efforts on the day.  The 19th annual SK Modified® Nationals race put big money on the
    line and Keith Rocco won that division’s biggest payday of the season in a wild race.  Rocco also won the Late Model
    feature, his second victory of the day, Nick Salva checkered the SK Light Modified race and Dylan Izzo claimed a special
    event for the INEX Legend Cars.
    Pitkat unofficially earned nearly $8,000 following the day’s Tri-Track Modified Series events  He finished second in his 35-
    lap semi main event race, then came out on top of the division’s 65-lap main event.  Pitkat began the main event in ninth
    and was in contention by lap-13 when he climbed into third position.  Following a lap-18 caution flag, Pitkat outmuscled
    early race leader Steve Masse to take command.
    Masse used his pole starting position to lead Todd Annarummo to lap-1.  Before the field could complete lap-2, caution
    waved for Richard Savary who was stopped at the top of the track in turn three.  Masse led Annarummo through lap-8
    when contact with David Schneider left Brendon Bock’s car halted on the back chute, bringing the race back under the
    yellow flag.  Pitkat used the next green flag sprint to get among the leaders in advance of a lap-18 caution for a six car
    melee that collected Ted Christopher and ended the race for Anthony Nocella, Eric Berndt and Norm Wrenn among others.
    Pitkat wrestled the lead from Masse when racing resumed, pulling ahead as Les Hinckley climbed into the top-three with a
    strong run.  Jon McKennedy was black flagged from fourth position to bring the race to its final caution on lap-26, and
    Keith Rocco retired from a run among the top group of cars with mechanical troubles on his machine while the race was
    Pitkat jumped back out front on the restart and distanced himself as Hinckley got around Masse for second.  Hinckley was
    keeping Pitkat in his sights as the field began what turned out to be a 39 lap stretch run through the checkered flag.  As
    the top two positions had settled down, attention was on Ron Silk rising through the top-five looking for a sweep of the
    Speedbowl Tri-Track Modified Series races in 2015.  Silk was third on lap-49 with an outside move on Masse.
    As the laps counted down, Pitkat stayed in attack mode.  He cushioned his lead further as Hinckley began to fall into the
    sights of Silk.   With no further caution periods to reset the field, Pitkat was able to drive to an impressive victory.  
    Hinckley finished second with a strong showing and Silk ran out of time to advance his position, ending a successful day
    with his team in third.  Christopher bounced back to finish fourth, and Ryan Preece was steady all race to wind up fifth.  
    Pitkat’s margin of victory was over two seconds ahead Hinckley and four cautions slowed the race.
    Earlier in the day, Eric Berndt and Silk shared honors winning the two Tri-Track Modified Series 35-lap semi main events,
    netting $3,000 payouts apiece.  Berndt won the first by leading all 35 laps, holding on through five yellow flags.  Just two
    cautions slowed Silk’s run in the second semi main event, taking the lead from Christopher on lap-23 and pulling away for
    the win.

    Rocco took home his third consecutive SK Modified® Nationals race, capturing the 75-lap feature with an impressive drive
    to the front to claim over $5,000 in prize money.  Rocco, who captured his fifth division championship in 2015, set forth on
    a determined march to the front during a green flag run that brought the race to lap-28.  He battled hard with Ted
    Christopher during the middle of the race, then fought off all challenges over a series of late caution flags to close out the
    win over a banner field of competitors chasing the prestigious victory.
    The race began with Craig Lutz taking the early lead from his pole starting position.  Christopher quickly made his way to
    second position following a lap-7 restart when the first caution of the race came out.  Christopher overtook Lutz in the
    Speedbowl’s very capable outside groove to nose ahead on lap-13, then pull away in the lead on lap-14.
    Rocco was on the move during that span, picking off competitors one at a time to close to Christopher’s bumper on lap-
    19.  He dogged Christopher for the next several laps, draping Christopher’s rear bumper in both the high and low racing
    grooves to no avail.  Christopher deftly defended each attempt until the third caution flag came on lap-28 to momentarily
    cool the action at the front.
    Rocco got a good restart in the outside lane when the green flag returned, able to lead lap-29 by a bumper over
    Christopher.  On lap-30 Rocco had cleared Christopher, only to see Christopher take the top spot back in turn one on lap-35
    with a bold inside maneuver.  A lap later, Rocco was back inside of Christopher through turns three and four, leaving
    Christopher to try and counter.  While all eyes were out front, Matt Hirschman quietly worked his way into the top-five
    looking poised to make a run over the second half of the race.
    Hirschman restarted third after a lap-42 yellow flag and pit stops for some teams reset the running order behind Rocco
    and Christopher.  From there, Hirschman remained a factor the rest of the way.  Rocco would never officially relinquish his
    lead, however six additional yellow flags over the remaining laps enabled both Christopher and Hirschman to fire shots
    Rocco’s way in attempt to derail his efforts at a third consecutive Modified Nationals victory.
    After trading blows with Christopher to finally take second, Hirschman’s best shot at Rocco came on a lap-65 restart.  
    Contact between the two coming to the green flag had Hirschman making a nice recovery to hold second while Rocco
    squirted away in the lead.  Rocco needed to master one final restart on lap-72, doing so to pull ahead to a three car length
    victory.  Hirschman’s race ended with a runner-up finish at the checkered flag, and Christopher was in contention until the
    conclusion to take third.  Eric Berndt overcame a lap-10 incident to finish a strong showing in fourth, and Ryan Preece
    rallied from a rough first half of the race to take home a well-earned fifth place.

    Izzo returned to his Speedbowl roots and drove to an impressive win in a 35-lap INEX Legend Cars main event billed as
    Battle of the Sound. Izzo, a current SK Modified® competitor at the track, took the lead early on and cruised to the win
    relatively unchallenged.  Jeff Rocco of Wallingford made a rare start in the class and claimed second, while former
    division champion Dana Dimatteo of Farmington was third.  The race pitted drivers from the Speedbowl against top
    competitors from other area tracks, including Seekonk Speedway and Riverhead Raceway and attracted nearly 50
    competitors.  Izzo took a $2,000 prize for his efforts.

    Rocco checkered the 30-lap Late Model feature race in convincing fashion.  He outdueled Ernie LaRose in the opening laps
    and then waltzed to a caution-free victory.  LaRose led lap-1 before Rocco got away through turns three and four on lap-2.  
    Rocco pulled ahead of a battle for second position for much of the race between Seekonk Speedway competitors Charlie
    Rose and Gerry DeGasparre Jr.  Neither could close the gap to Rocco and settled into their race for second position.
    DeGasparre, the multi-time Seekonk champion, was awarded second place following inspection and Walt Sutcliffe was

    Salva took his first ever Speedbowl victory with a win in the SK Light Modified race.  He began the race on the front row
    and dueled throughout the 25-lapper with rival competitor Tony Membrino.  While Salva was able to ride out front most of
    the race, Membrino had to rally from a couple close calls to stay in the hunt of first his Speedbowl checkered flag.  Salva
    went on to the win by several car lengths at the finish, joining his uncle Bo Gunning with a win in the open-wheel ranks at
    the track.  Membrino was second and Joey Ferrigno finished third.

    Next Sunday the auto racing season closes at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl with Smacktoberfest, the track’s
    annual holiday-themed family fun thrill show.  A demolition derby, unpredictable trailer race, enduro races and spectator
    racing are just some of the on-track thrills and spills, while a “trunk-or-treat” highlights the fan activities.  Grandstands
    open at 12:30.  More information on the event is available online at Speedbowl.com.

    Unofficial New London-Waterford Speedbowl Sunday 10/25 Super Bowl Results:

    Tri-Track Modifieds (100-laps): 1. Woody Pitkat, Stafford;  2. Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks;  3. Ron Silk, Norwalk;  4. Ted
    Christopher, Plainville;  5. Ryan Preece, Berlin;  6. Steve Masse, Bellingham, MA;  7. Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, MA;  8.
    Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon;  9. Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA;  10. Chase Dowling, Roxbury;  11. Andy Jankowiak,
    Tonowanda, NY;  12. Todd Annarummo, Swansea, MA;  13. Dennis Perry, Pawcatuck;  14. Mike Holdrige, Madison;  15. Kirk
    Alexander, West Swanzey, NH;  16. Max Zachem, Preston;  17. Zane Zeiner, Bath, PA;  18. Dan Meservey Jr., Brewster,
    MA;  19. Joe Doucette, Framingham, MA;  20. Brendon Bock, Franklin Square, NY;  21. Anthony Nocella, Woburn, MA; 22.
    Keith Rocco, Berlin;  23. Eric Berndt, Cromwell;  24. Norm Wrenn, Nashua, NH;  25. David Schneider, East Northport, NY;  
    26. Richard Savary, Canton, MA

    19th annual SK Modified® Nationals (75-laps):  1. Keith Rocco, Berlin;  2. Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA;  3 Ted
    Christopher, Plainville;  4. Eric Berndt, Cromwell;  5. Ryan Preece, Berlin;  6. Tyler Chadwick, Ledyard;  7. Jimmy
    Zacharias, Candor, NY;  8. Anthony Ryan Jr., Danbury;  9. Diego Monahan, Quaker Hill;  10. Andrew Dzenkowski, East
    Marion, NY;  11. John Montesanto, North Branford;  12. Jeff Fialkovich, Shelton;  13. Rob Janovic Jr., Waterford;  14. Joey
    Gada, Salem;  15. Jim Larsen, East Hartland;  16. Dennis Perry, Pawcatuck;  17. Paul Kusheba, Monroe;  18. Jeff Gallup,
    Agawam, MA;  19. Ryan Morgan, Mystic;  20. Craig Lutz, Miller Place, NY;  21. Tim Jordan, Plainfield;  22. Paul Buzel,
    Trumbull;  23. Zach Sylvester, Lebanon;  24. Ronnie Williams, Tolland;  25. Dylan Izzo, Westport;  26. Frank Mucciacciaro,
    Milford;  27. Tyler Jackson, Port St. Lucie, FL; 28. Kyle Trainor, Malborough, MA;  29. Tommy Membrino Jr., Prospect;  DNS
    - Matt Galko, Meriden;  DNS - Michael Benevides, Westerly, RI

    Late Models (30-laps):  1. Keith Rocco, Berlin;  2. Gerry DeGasparre Jr., Pawtucket, RI;  3. Walt Sutcliffe, East Haven;  4.
    Ernie LaRose, Plainfield;  5. Ken Morin Jr., Old Saybrook;  6. Mark Hudson, Norton, MA;  7. Lloyd Anderson Jr., Wauregan;  
    DQ - Charlie Rose, Tiverton, RI

    SK Light Modifieds (25-laps):  1. Nick Salva, Prospect;  2. Tony Membrino, Plantsville;  3. Joe Ferrigno, East Hartford;  4.
    Paul Buzel, Trumbull;  5. Randy Churchill Jr., Oakdale;  6. Brett Gonyaw, Vernon;  7. Al Stone III, Durham;  8. David Arute,
    Tolland;  9. Paul French, Andover;  10. Calvin Therrien, Vernon;  11. Payton Henry, Willington;  12. Andrew Molleur,
    Shelton;  13. Rick Williams, Haddam; 14. Michael Taschereau, Gales Ferry;  15. Chris Gombos, Naugatuck;  16. Carlos Gray,
    East Hartford;  17. Peter Lupoch, West Redding;  18. Larry Goss, North Windham;  19 D.J. Burnham, East Hartford;  20.
    Nick Riso, Wallingford;  21. Victoria Bergenty, Plainville;  22. Vin Esposito, Seymour;  DNS – Mark Alkas, Berlin


    INEX Legend Cars (35-laps):  1. Dylan Izzo, Westport;  2. Jeff Rocco, Wallingford;  3. Dana Dimatteo, Farmington;  4. Connor
    Pyle, Scotsdale, AZ;  5. Michael Christopher Jr., Wolcott;  6. Jordan Lamothe, Woodstock;  7. Brandon Martinez, North
    Kingstown, RI;  8. Alex McCollum, Phillipsburg, NJ;  9. Kyle Ellwood, Calverton, NY;  10. Jesse Jakubajtys, Brockton, MA;  
    11. Scott Limkemann, East Lyme;  12. Taylor Martin, Windham, NH;  13. Ryan Kuhn, East Bridgewater, MA;  14. Bryan
    Kelly, Riverhead, NY;  15. Glenn Korner, Canton; 16. Cassandra Cole, Westbrook;  17. Eric Hersey, Commack, NY;  18.
    Connor Holderbach, Wolcott;  19.  Jake Johnson, Rehoboth, MA;  20. Tim DePizzol, North Franklin;  21. Michael Rutkowski,
    Mattituck, NY;  22. John O’Sullivan III, Salem;  23. Cory Dimatteo, Farmington;  24. Chase Dowling, Roxbury;  25. Mikey
    Flynn, Hampden, MA;  26. Joey Ternullo, Middletown;  27. Devin O’Connell, Madison;  28. Teddy Hodgdon, Danbury;  29.
    Brad VanHouten, Riverhead, NY;  30. Scott Joy, Lewisville, NC;  31. Noah Korner, Canton;  32. Drew Bottge



    The Valenti Modified Racing Series crowned its champion on October 17th as well in Woody Pitkat who started on the pole for the 50-lap
    feature and ran in the top three for the duration of the event to clinch the title. Pitkat only needed a top three finish to best Chris Pasteryak
    for the championship and after starting on the pole Pitkat’s victory was seldom in doubt. Pasteryak gave it his best shot, finally cracking the
    top five after a lap 35 caution, but Pitkat held on strong and finished second in the event to Keith Rocco to claim his first Valenti Modified
    Racing Series title. The championship is also a first for car owner Peter Kulessa.

    After the feature race winner Keith Rocco congratulated Pitkat and spoke about his dominating performance on his way to the checkered

    “We had a great car all year at all the races we ran. We should have contended for a lot more wins, but I’ve got to thank everyone on my team
    they worked real hard,” said Rocco. “This thing was just fast tonight.”

    Pitkat, who overcame a 21-point deficit to Pasteryak in the last two races of the season, said he wasn’t even sure he would be in the running
    for the title when the season began. “We came out of the box and we were really consistent. We were good all year. We faltered a little bit in
    the summer months – Chris had such a bad start to the season but then he picked it up when we had a bad time,” he said. “Hat’s off to those
    guys. They did an awesome job. They won five races and we won two. Obviously they were really good. It’s just unbelievable.”

    VALENTI MODIFIED RACING SERIES FINISH (TOP-10): 1. Keith Rocco (Berlin, CT); 2.  Woody Pitkat (Stafford, CT); 3. Dave Ethridge (Portland, CT); 4.
    Jon McKennedy (Chelmsford, MA); 5. Chris Pasteryak (Jewett City, CT); 6. Rowan Pennink (New Egypt, New Jersey); 7. Dylan Kopec (Palmer, MA); 8.
    Mike Keeler Danbury, CT); 9. Anthony Nocella (Worburn, MA); 10. Eric Berndt (Cromwell, CT)   Granite State Pro Stock Series to Crown Champion at
    New London-Waterford Speedbowl
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    Pro Stocks Return to Facility for Bemer’s Big Show 150

    WATERFORD, CT – The Granite State Pro Stock Series’ inaugural trip to New London-Waterford Speedbowl will be a race to remember for at least
    one driver, as the series’ champion will be crowned at the Bemer’s Big Show 150, on October 24.  

    Derek Griffith, who has enjoyed a breakout season, leads Barry Gray by 40 points entering the event.  Griffith has picked up a total of four wins in
    this campaign, the most this season by any driver, after earning his first career win in April, at Claremont Speedway.  

    Griffith is treating the Bemer’s Big Show 150 like any other race, however, saying, “I want to go out there and compete for the win, and if we do
    well, then we will clinch that championship.”

    The Hudson, NH resident is taken back by his team’s success this year, continuing, “Just to be a contender for a championship is huge for me and
    my whole crew.  Two years ago we had struggled to finish a race without body damage, heck we struggled to finish the race.  If we do go get the
    championship, it's just proof that when you put your mind, and put a lot of effort into something, and you have some good people behind, you
    anything can happen.”

    Gray has had a successful season as well.  The Belchertown, MA driver has not finished worse than ninth all season, and has added a win at
    Monadnock Speedway in May.  Gray also owns four career Granite State Pro Stock Series victories, and needs one more to tie Matt Frahm for the
    overall lead with five.

    As an added bonus to the Bemer’s Big Show 150, James Schaefer and Dick Williams have added a total of $1100 to the Granite State Pro Stock
    Series’ purse.  The winner of the race will receive an extra $200, while the remaining $900 will be divided between the top five Riverhead Raceway
    and Seekonk Speedway regulars in the field.

    Riverhead Raceway driver Jarrod Hayes is eyeing the extra cash, and has been preparing his ride for New London-Waterford Speedbowl, including
    turning practice laps recently at the facility.  Hayes, who has run with the Granite State Pro Stock Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park,
    is confident in his debut at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, commenting, “I’ve never raced there, but I adapt quickly to other tracks.  If I didn't
    think I have some kind of chance, I’d stay home.  I don't show up for 4th place.”

    The Granite State Pro Stock Series will conclude the season at New London-Waterford Speedbowl for the Bemer’s Big Show 150, on October 24.  The
    series will crown the fourth champion in the tour’s history, as Pro Stocks make their second appearance in the tracks’ storied history.  For more
    information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, contact Mike Parks via email, mparks@gspss.net.
    Rocco won the race but  Pitkat came out the Champ!
    Woody Pitkat 2015 TSMP CHAMP
    Doug Coby 2015 NWMT  CHAMP
    Dave Shullick jr  2015 ISMA Champ
    John Zych jr  2015 NEMA  Champ
Keith ROCCO 2015 Waterford Speedbowl champ