NASCAR Cup Series
Corey Lajoie's Strong Start Nets First Top-5
Mar 21, 2022
WALPOLE, N.H. – Granite State Pro Stock Series and Lee USA Speedway officials announced today that the July 15th event for the series at Lee, worth $10,000 to win, will include special driving appearances by NASCAR Cup Series standouts Tyler Reddick and Corey LaJoie.
The Keen Parts 150 – which will serve as the kick-off of the second half of the Granite State Pro Stock 2022 season – will also serve as the beginning of a full weekend of racing in the state of New Hampshire for the Cup drivers and race fans from across the area. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series will all race just up the street at the ‘Magic Mile’ of New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the same weekend, July 16-17.
The $10,000 to win Granite State Pro Stock Series event will serve as another of the 10 races in the Keen Cup, sponsored by Keen Parts, based out of Cleves, Ohio. Owners TJ and Tom of Keen Parts worked hard to put together an impressive slate of races across the country – assisting short-track, grassroots racers with increased purse structures and major events.
“All of us with the Granite State Pro Stock Series are thrilled to have both Tyler and Corey join our talented field of drivers for this special event,” Mike Parks, owner of the Granite State Pro Stock Series, said. “With the support of the great folks at Keen Parts, and the fact that the event is $10,000 to win, this will be a great way to kick-off the NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire and also a great mid-season event for us. Lee always puts on a great race with Pro Stocks and we’re looking forward to getting back there in 2022.”
Keen Parts has over 18,000 corvette parts and accessories in inventory. Corvettes is all they do – so whether you are looking for a complete interior for your vintage Corvette or a performance accessory for one of the current models, they have the part and the knowledge you need to help get you on the right track. For more information on Keen Parts, you can visit them online at keenparts.com or give them a call at 800-757-KEEN.
“New England is a great place for sales in our Corvette aftermarket business,” Tom Keen said. “We carry over 18,000 Corvette aftermarket parts for restoring your Corvette and we are proud to be working with the Granite State Pro Stock Series and Lee USA Speedway this year.”
Along with the Pro Stock action on Friday, July 15 at Lee – the event will also include the third race of the Whitcomb 5 Series for the NHSTRA Modifieds – along with the Street Stocks, Ridge Runners, Six Shooters and Pure Stocks. One night prior, on Thursday, July 14, from 5-9PM, a music party and dinner will take place at Bentley’s Saloon in Arundel, Maine, with a performance by the “Redneck Duo”, for fans to get ready for the racing. The event in Maine will see Steve Perry from Mainely Motorsports TV on the microphone as the host.
“It’s very exciting to have Corey and Tyler compete at New Hampshire’s Center of Speed,” Joe Bassett, General Manager of Lee USA Speedway, said. “Lee has a rich history of NASCAR Cup Series drivers racing against the local Pro Stock drivers back in the 1980s and 1990s. It should be a great experience for the fans. It’s been a great opportunity to work with Archie and Mike to make this happen for the New England race fans.”
For more information on Keen Parts, visit KeenParts.com. For more information on Lee USA Speedway, visit LeeUSASpeedway.com. For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, visit gspss.net and follow the series on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
-Story by: Souza Media/Kyle Souza
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