CLAREMONT, N.H. – Fireworks and stock car racing, what a perfect pairing to get everyone out in the open air and celebrating Independence Day Weekend! And it’s all happening this Friday, July 3, at Claremont Motorsports Park.
Fans from throughout the northern New England region have been flocking to the Thrasher Road speed plant to take in its storied Fourth of July shows for more than half a century and, although this year’s event will require some social distancing in the grandstand area, Friday’s six-division racing show and gigantic aerial display will carry on that great tradition.
The thundering Granite State Pro Stock Series will be back in town battling in the night’s main event. Round Two will consist of a 100 lap feature and qualifying will be through The Crazy Horse Racing Fast Time Challenge and heat races. Claremont’s own Luke Hinkley was fastest in time trials a month ago at the season opener.
Nutmeg State star Ray Christian III was victorious at Claremont on opening night and will be looking to win his third straight event with the series at the Thrasher Road speed plant on Friday.
“The opener was a phenomenal race and everybody enjoyed themselves”, stated Parks. “It will be nice to do this over again with fans in the grandstands”.
While there will be six divisions competing on Friday night’s card of racing, speedway promoter Mike Parks has stated that the fireworks show will take place around 9:30 p.m., with several of the event’s feature races held after that for the convenience of families hoping to get their children home at a reasonable hour.
Along with the GSPSS, the track’s Late Model Sportsmen, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks and Six-Shooters will all be in action Friday.
It will be the fast LMS squad’s second outing of the summer, and Croydon’s Aaron Fellows brings an 18-race unbeaten streak into Friday’s show, having not lost an LMS event here since August 4, 2018, when Charlestown’s Ben Poland turned the trick.
Post time for Friday’s big event is 7:15 p.m., when the Pro Stock Series will begin time trials, with qualifying races run immediately after. Claremont Motorsports Park is conveniently located on Thrasher Road, only five minutes from both I-91 and Claremont’s city center.
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Photo courtesy of Granite State Pro Stock Series