WALPOLE, NH – With three weeks and two races till the Granite State Professional Inventory Collection crowns its 2022 champion, many followers of the sequence are nonetheless chasing the aim of ending in first place.
The pursuit of victory continues at Hudson Speedway, the place Sunday’s Governor’s 100 is the penultimate spherical of the nine-race championship battle and the following alternative for a driver to tug into GSPSS victory lane. .
The Governor’s 100 kicks off Hudson Speedway’s two-day Labor Day extravaganza, headlining a full afternoon of racing the elevated quarter mile. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu shall be readily available to mark the event. However as soon as the visors are down and the peloton strikes into the primary lap for the primary lap of pace, all eyes shall be on the prize, a win that may construct momentum for the season finale two weeks from now. Star Speedway.
Sunday’s race is the twelfth GPSSS characteristic at Hudson, and the monitor itself has come a good distance for the reason that first characteristic in 2012. Observe proprietor Ben Bosowski has invested in improved security and amenities since taking possession, giving the speedway a way of spit and polish with out dropping the character and attraction of the native neighborhood round route.
And but the standard enviornment counts amongst its graduates two of New England’s prime Tremendous Late Mannequin racers, Joey Polewarczyk and Derek Griffith getting their begin at Hudson.
“Joey Pole” and Griffith are each former GSPSS characteristic winners. Griffith gained in 2015 en path to the sequence championship, then sought glory in NASCAR’s nationwide divisions. Polewarczyk is one in every of two double winners at Hudson, capturing checkered flags in 2019 and 2021. Bobby Baillargeon’s two GSPSS victories each got here at Hudson in 2012 and 2013. However neither Griffith, Polewarczyk nor Baillargeon are on the entry listing for Sunday’s race.
In truth, just one former Hudson Speedway GSPSS winner is entered for the Governor’s 100, which implies Sunday’s race might very nicely host a primary Hudson winner in victory lane.
Joey Doiron claimed August’s $7,500 bounty at Claremont Motorsports Park and is main the cost at Hudson. Contemporary off a sixth-place end at Sunday’s Oxford 250, Doiron is targeted solely on closing his second GSPSS championship. A win would clinch the title for Doiron, to not point out avenging a Hudson wreck final summer season that left Doiron’s No. 73 in shambles.
Second within the factors is prime rookie Nick Cusack, who additionally has revenge on his thoughts. The Mainer has struggled within the final two races after back-to-back podiums at Monadnock and Riverside. Hudson is the right monitor for Cusack to get again on monitor for the rostrum and perhaps even get a primary win.
Dylan Estrella has an analogous aim in thoughts, having been regular however not stellar all through the season. Estrella led the rounds early at Monadnock, and the Seekonk Speedway champion is craving for this game-changing end to show the tide of the season.
Fellow Bay Stater Jeremy Sorel edged out Estrella for fifth at Monadnock, his greatest race of the season to date. Like Estrella, Sorel is making her first journey to Hudson, with an analogous aim of a command efficiency to construct momentum for subsequent yr.
Hudson Speedway is acquainted territory for Jimmy Renfrew, Jr., who returns to the sequence after a summer season hiatus. The Candia, NH teen has loads of wins at Hudson, in addition to a tour win final summer season, making him a sleeper decide to win his second GSPSS trophy.
Lee winner Casey Name completed second to Polewarczyk ultimately July’s Gate Metropolis Basic. Name hasn’t gained back-to-back jackpots following his $10,000 Eager Components 150 triumph, however a repeat of final yr’s efficiency could be a welcome rebound from his Claremont calamity.
Bryan Kruczek and Bobby Webber Racing added Hudson to their route a number of weeks in the past. The Star winner completed fifth final yr on his solely go to to the monitor as soon as operated by his automobile proprietor’s father, and Kruczek and Webber are eager to safe a win away from house.
Hudson’s monitor document was set in 2019 by Cory Casagrande, and the Connecticut runner returns to defend his quick time. Casagrande excels on banked ovals and he shall be seeking to enhance on his fourth-place end ultimately yr’s Gate Metropolis Basic.
Maine’s Kate Re took long-haul honors at Hudson, making her second profession GSPSS try this weekend. Hudson is acquainted territory for Re, who has two earlier podium finishes on the monitor and led 26 laps in his first Tremendous Late Mannequin begin final yr. Griffith shall be readily available to assist the household group, including a contact of native taste.
Rhode Islanders Mike Mitchell and Bobby Pelland III be a part of Re within the long-haul membership, every making their first GSPSS begins in 2022. Mitchell final gained on the 2017 go to to New York’s Riverhead Raceway, whereas Pelland is searching for his first sequence win since 2016. Josh King, the lone entrant from Inexperienced Mountain State, has been within the prime ten in 4 of his 9 appearances at Hudson.
Angelo Belsito gained the 2020 Gate Metropolis Basic and has by no means completed outdoors the highest ten in a GSPSS race at Hudson. Belsito shall be aiming for his fifth sequence victory and his first since final spring at Monadnock.
Season-long sequence supporter Sammy Gooden arrives at Hudson nonetheless searching for his first top-ten end of the yr, and rookie Bobby Frappier is on an analogous mission after a troublesome rookie run. . Native specialist Jason Ryan, a Hudson and Star common, has two GSPSS begins on the monitor and hopes to make an enormous leap on his third go to.
Whereas Joey Doiron has a really certain path to turning into the second repeat GSPSS champion, the checkered flag and trophy that awaits him after 100 laps at Hudson is up for grabs.
The Granite State Professional Inventory Collection Governor’s 100 joins the Pure Shares, Avenue Shares and Six Shooters from Hudson Speedway on Sunday for the primary of two days of Labor Day weekend festivities at “The Household Enjoyable Observe.” A 50-lap four-cylinder enduro and thrilling Hudson Spectator Races are scheduled for later within the afternoon. Grandstand doorways open at 11:00 a.m. and warmth racing begins at 1:05 p.m. Tickets are simply $20.00 on the door, with senior/veteran admission $18.00 and youngsters below ten free.
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– Story by: Jeff Brown/GSPSS
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