Granite State Pro Stock Series
Top Granite State Stars Ready To Chase $7,500 Prize at Claremont
Aug 11, 2022
Claremont Motorsports Park is well regarded for its close racing from Pure Stocks right on up to the Tour-type Modifieds, while also being one of the toughest tracks for race teams to set their cars up for. Unfortunately for Modified teams entered for the Racers Honoring Racers 100, the biggest challenge has been mother nature herself.
After trying twice back in the late-Spring, ultimately being rained out twice, the Ground Pounders are set attempt number three this Friday night at Claremont, and finally with a promising weather forecast in the State of New Hampshire.
Organized by The Racing Guys, this event will not only boast a massive purse with a $15,000 winner’s share, it will also be the swan song for veteran racing promoter Dick Williams. Though prior commitments have shaken up the entry list, it is still going to be a who’s who of touring stars who will take on a number of Claremont’s local guard.
Matt Hirschman will make the long ride up from Pennsylvania once again in what has become another already profitable season with wins spanning from the Granite State to the Sunshine State throughout 2022. Ron Silk will be among the chief contenders as well, with the Connecticut driver currently leading the driver’s points for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
Woody Pitkat has made noise this season at his home track of Stafford Speedway in 2022 with two Open Modified wins driving for Doug Dunleavy. Reuniting to drive for his friend Stan Mertz this Friday, Pitkat looks to deliver the No. 6 team their first win in the past few years.
Back on June 4, Kirk Alexander scored his first Modified Racing Series victory in 12 years, winning at White Mountain Motorsports Park. He’s looking to follow it up with a $15,000 check. Andy Jankowiak has been collecting Sportsman Modified wins out in New York State this year, and is looking for a big follow up to his Race of Champions 250 triumph last September at Claremont on Friday.
Late Model young gun Jake Johnson has been proving himself in Modified this season, winning the SBM 125 at Star Speedway in his family No. 15, while piloting the Boehler family’s No. 3 to a podium at Claremont just a few weeks ago on the Whelen Modified Tour. He will be back in Ole Blue on Friday. PASS Super Late Model driver D.J. Shaw is getting set to make his Tour-type Modified debut this week.
Among the local stars is Claremont NHSTRA Modified champion Brian Robie, who celebrated the 2021 Modified Racing Series title. He will also be preparing a ride for one of the track’s all-time best, Dwight Jarvis. His son Joey Jarvis will also be in action with his own No. 04.
Matt Kimball celebrated his first career Tour-type win with the Modified Racing Series last September at Claremont. Veteran racer Todd Patnode will also throw his name into the hat with his No. 24.