By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
WALPOLE, N.H. -- After a few weeks off, the Granite State Pro Stock Series roars back to action this Sunday, May 30, at Claremont Motorsports Park, with a Memorial Day special. As part of a full Sunday evening of racing, which will also include a special 60-lap Mini Stock madness event, Quest for the Cup double-feature races for the NHSTRA Modifieds, NELCAR Legends, Six Shooters, Pure Stocks and a 4-Cylinder Enduro, fans will have a little bit of everything in New Hampshire.
The Pro Stock portion of the evening will include multiple series champions and feature winners in competition, with the championship battle starting to take form with three of the 15 races complete. Angelo Belsito leads the standings by just six points on Devin O’Connell, while Gabe Brown sits third, eight points back. All three drivers are expected to compete on Sunday evening at Claremont.
Another driver expected is the Bobby Webber Racing pilot Bryan Kruczek, who will be driving the familiar No. 19 -- the same car he went to Victory Lane with in the last Granite State event at Star Speedway on May 8. Unlike some of his competitors, Kruczek has never stepped foot on the property at Claremont Motorsports Park -- one of New Hampshire’s trickiest race tracks. He will hope to become a quick study of the oval to be a major contender.
“I’m pretty excited to try a new adventure and hopefully get the team back to Victory Lane when we head to Claremont,” Kruczek said. “I’ve never been there before, but I’ve been watching enough videos that I get how the track races and I think it looks like a fun place. It definitely has a unique line to it.”
Kruczek proved at Star that he has the speed to get the job done, driving from the back to the front multiple times in the same race en route to victory. At Claremont, he hopes to make his job a little bit easier -- by qualifying and running up front for the entire 100-lap distance.
“Not having to chase points this year is much less stressful, and more fun for our whole team,” Kruczek said. “The goal is just to win races and it gives us the ability to hit the reset button whenever we feel it’s needed.”
Additional entries for the event include Casey Call, Josh King, Tyler Tomassi, DJ Shaw, Derek Gluchacki and more.
Adult tickets are just $25 for general admission, with seniors (65+) set at $20, and children 6-12 just $5. Any children ages five and under will be allowed free general admission. A full schedule will be available soon, but fans can expect the first green flag to fall at 4 p.m. with Pro Stock time trials.
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By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
EPPING, N.H. -- Bryan Kruczek passed the entire field -- at least twice -- en route to his first career Granite State Pro Stock Series win at Star Speedway on Saturday, May 8. Kruczek, who was fastest in time trials and won his heat race, started seventh -- but had to go to the rear on at least two different occasions. The Bobby Webber Racing driver didn’t let that slow him down, as he took the Vynorius No. 19 into Victory Lane in the third GSPSS race of the season, the Hedges Excavating 100.
“I’m out of breath,” Kruczek said, climbing from the car. “I had to pass a lot of cars out there. I can’t thank all of my guys enough, my guys are second to none. Bobby Webber lets me come out here and tells me to hand him the steering wheel or the trophy. We have some awesome sponsors.”
Kruczek’s day included contact and a spin by Jacob Dore, which sent both to the rear, and contact and a spin with Evan Beaulieu, which sent both to the rear. He pitted multiple times to the attention of his Bobby Webber Racing crew, but the car was right at the end. He passed Pole for the top spot with 24 laps to go -- however, a caution late gave Pole on last chance.
Pole edged out for the lead on the restart, crossing the line out front at lap 94 -- but slight contact a few laps later sent him backwards, and eventually spinning down the frontstretch, ending his day early. Kruczek held off a final charge from Josh King over the final laps to seal the victory.
Without the support of countless sponsors, including Vynorius, Hedges Excavating, Little Webb's Tires, Fuel & Race Parts, Jaime Webber Photography, KDW Landscaping, Ty Cooper Land Holdings, Velocita and more, the win would not have been possible.
The Bobby Webber Racing team looks forward to getting back to the track and chasing another checkered flag soon.
EPPING, N.H. -- Bryan Kruczek and the Bobby Webber Racing team are completing final preparations for the Granite State Pro Stock Series event at Star Speedway on Saturday, May 8. Returning to the home track, owned by race team owner Bobby Webber, Kruczek is looking to put together a strong run for the fans, sponsors and supporters that will be in attendance.
The team opened the Granite State Pro Stock Series season at Stafford Motor Speedway with a 12th place finish after struggling with speed most of the day. But some practice at Star, and a fresh setup under the hood, should bring the No. 19 Vynorius, Hedges Excavating machine to the front of the pack at Star.
"I'm definitely excited and ready for the weekend to get here," Kruczek said. "With the race being at our home track, in front of all of the sponsors, supporters, friends and family, it really means a lot to me and our team to go out there and be our best. I think our hard work over the last week in the shop and the track will allow us to go out there and be up front."
There will be a practice session on Friday, May 7, before the Saturday, May 8 race day at Star. Race day begins with practice from 12:20-12:45 p.m., followed by a final session from 1:05-1:30 p.m. Time trials will take place at 2:30 p.m., followed by heat races and the feature event. The estimated green flag for the Hedges Excavating 100 is 5:15 p.m.
For more information on Bobby Webber Racing, visit bobbywebberracingllc.com and follow the team on Facebook. For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, visit gaps net and follow the series on social media.