We are finally back after what seemed like an eternity. With last week’s race card rained out for our second postponement of the season, we move onto Race 4 with the Granite State Pro Stock Series’ only visit to the Twin States’ Theatre of Thunder for 100 laps of high speed action. In their first race last year at Claremont on June 17, Jeremy Davis was the winner by .024 seconds on a last-lap pass. 23 cars are currently entered for the event including some names familiar to Claremont Speedway – Bryon Baker, Guy Caron, Luke Hinkley, Scott MacMichael, and Jimmy Zullo. The series has run two events at Lee USA Speedway and Riverhead so far this season.
The Dean Smith 52-Lap Memorial Race for the R.E. Hinkley Super Streets will also be run tomorrow night. Under the organization of Dean’s son, Craig, an increased purse for the field as well as lap incentives have been added. A full field is expected to compete in this event. The winner takes home a minimum of $ 1,000. The Supers have had 3 different winners in as many races this season.
The Pepsi Limited Sportman division is expected to see some new entries this week. Three different feature winners have carried the checkers as well. The T-Bird Mini Mart Wildcats saw Greg Millette win his 2nd race of the season in what is sure to be a healthy field of 4-cylinders.
Claremont 100 – Granite State Pro Stock Series
Last Year’s Winner: Jeremy Davis
Race 3’s Newport Chevrolet WRS Winners: Russ Davis (Supers), Kenny Thompson (Limiteds), and Greg Millette (Wildcats)
Time: Post time is 7 PM for the night’s racing card
Weather: Party cloudy and 60 degrees
Event Hashtag: #DeanSmith52, #GSPSS, #NCWRS
Prep: Pit gates open at 3 PM with hot laps beginning at 4 PM
Practice Schedule (tentative): 3 Claremont divisions will rotate for 2 rounds of practice (4 PM-5 PM)
Granite State Pro Stocks will have a 45 minute practice session from approx. (5 PM-5:45 PM)
Claremont divisions will have another round followed by a brief tire scuff session for GSPSS.
Driver's Meeting at 6:30 PM
Running Order (tentative):
T-Bird Mini Mart Wildcats
Pepsi Limited Sportsman
Granite State Pro Stock Series - Claremont 100
R.E. Hinkley Super Streets - Dean Smith 52-Lap Memorial Race
Pit Admission: $ 35
Grandstand Admission: $ 10 for ages 6 and over
Storylines for the Week
Next week it’s Disco Night. Drag out the leisure suit, throw on the gold chains, and get down with your bad self as we spin tunes from the disco era. All four Newport Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series’ divisions are in action.