WINCHESTER, N.H. -- Bobby Cabral, the 2012 Granite State Pro Stock Series champion, will compete in the Monadnock 100 tonight at the Winchester, N.H. speedway.
Cabral won the first ever championship in the young series’ history in 2012 in dominating fashion. The Medford, Mass., driver took home a victory and three top 3 finishes out of 6 races, but more impressively, only finished outside the top 5 once (7th, Canaan). Cabral will be driving the #66c, with backing out of the LCM racing stables. Monadnock may be a great spot for Cabral to get back into the racing groove with the series. In two races there, both in 2012, Cabral picked up a pair of third place finishes. Cabral looks to continue that trend tonight.
Two more drivers who have filed early entries are "Thrillin" Dillon Moltz and Brad Babb. The duo put on a great show at the first event in 2014 for the GSPSS, trading positions multiple times throughout the 50-lap event at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in April. Both with high hopes on the season, the battle at the season opener could be a preview of the rest of the year.
Moltz was quick to agree, stating, "Babb and I said that to each other after the (Thompson) race. We talked about how it will be like that between us throughout the entire season. We both drive hard, run every lap, and don’t want to give up position."
With Babb and Moltz picking up the first heat wins of the year, and 4th and 5th place finishes at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park respectively, fans are sure to be treated to the hard, door-to-door battles for the remainder of the season.
Opening race winner and 2013 champion Mike O’Sullivan has filed entry to the Monadnock Speedway event. O’Sullivan is expected to run a part-time schedule as he and wife Abby welcomed their third son, Cameron, into the family. O’Sullivan will look to take the checkers in consecutive races to begin the year.
The Granite State Pro Stock Series welcomes Fran "JR" Colson and Dennis Maxfield back to action at Monadnock. The pair of veteran drivers are on the upside of medical issues, but will make their season debuts tonight. Also joining the list of pre-entered drivers are Mike Parks, Barry Gray, Greg Nanigian, Erik Sands, Matt Zenisky, Cory Roberts, Derek Griffith, and Ron Smith.
The GSPSS opened up at Thompson Speedway in early April. They will visit Monadnock Speedway twice this season, including tonight and again on Aug. 9.
The Granite State Pro Stock Series will run 100 laps at Monadnock Speedway tonight. Post time is 6 p.m. and General Admission is $20. Monadnock Speedway is located at 840 Keene Road in Winchester, N.H. For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, contact Mike Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also taking to the track at Monadnock Speedway tonight will be the Sportsman Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Lightning Stocks, Thunder Stocks, Young Guns and Vintage Outlaws. Among the area drivers in those series are: Alyssa Rivera of Bellows Falls, Puthey’s Dana Shepard, Dick Houle of Brattleboro, Hillary Renoud of Vernon, Pat Houle of Vernon, Guilford’s Jessica LaFlam, and Solomon Brew of Vernon.