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STAR CLOSES 2017 - 19TH ANNUAL BANQUET

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18TH
WHITES OF WESTPORT
ROUTE 6
WESTPORT, MA
  
COCKTAIL HOUR 6:00 P.M.
DINNER 7:00 P.M.

STAR'S 19TH ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

DINNER - AWARDS - RAFFLES

APPRECIATION AWARDS

SPECIAL AWARDS

HEAT AWARDS

POINTS AWARDS

DASH FOR CASH RAFFLE

RAFFLES

MEMBERSHIP AWARD TIME

Please bring a raffle for our tables 
the more raffles the more winners!

Remember Membership Award Time.  This is time for members to give awards or pranks to other members or crew.  This is your time so have FUN with it!

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CONGRATULATION TO OUR 2017 CHAMPIONS
Modified Division - Charlie Lima Car 2X
Sportsmen Division - Three Way Tide
Alan Zemla Car #43
Skip Stearns Car #7X
Arthur Merchant Car #64
THOMPSON SPEEDWAY - WORLD SERIES

On Friday October 13th, Senior Tour Auto Racers closed their 2017 running season at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park as part of the “Sunoco World Series.”  As we all know this is the CROWN JEWEL event for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, with 18 divisions of racing and STAR was proud to be one of these touring divisions. 

STAR drivers rolled in one by one to fill the pit area with 25 of the most beautiful vintage racecars from all over the New England states and Canada. Cars from Canada, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York joined together to give Thompson Speedway a touch of Vintage Racing at its best!

It was nice to see so many fans and pass drivers roaming around the STAR pit area talking to the drivers and sharing stories of their days at Thompson Speedway.  But I think the best part was to see so many drivers just having the time of their lives with jokes and pranks it make you feel proud to have a great group of racers come together!

STAR was scheduled to do 2 feature races on Friday the 13th!  The Modifieds would hit the track first for their feature.  What a feature it was with a lot of action!  When the last checkered for the modifieds came down it was on Darryl Dutch from RI in his #6RI coupe to pick up the victory for the modifieds. 

The Sportsmen were staged and ready to hit the track for their feature race.  Jon Taylor from Ma in his #1 Pinto would take down the last checkered for the Sportsmen for 2017 and the last flag for the tour for 2017!

Both victory winners were brought to Victory Lane to be interviewed and presented with beautiful Sunoco trophies, also the Sunoco victory flag was presented to them for their win and from Thompson, which took my breath away, a beautiful case sketched with Thompson World Series with a baseball bat that had a carving on it “Champion” and a baseball with STAR embroidered on it!  I have seen awards but this was unbelievable!

But the weekend was not over for STAR.  STAR went on display on the midway of Thompson for the remainder of the weekend.  STAR would like to thank Ed Mulligan from RI with his #61 Pinto and Charlie Lima from Ma with his #2X coupe for displaying their cars and taking the time to talk to the fans. It was worth it, more new cars on their way for 2018!  It was great to see so many fans stopping by to look at the cars, taking pictures with the cars and sharing stories.  

Thank you Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and your entire staff for a night that we at STAR will remember for a long time!


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STAR AT - LEE USA SPEEDWAY

On September 1st Senior Tour Auto Racers made their 2nd appearance for the 2017 season at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH.  It was “Back to School Night and Rides for Kids Night”!   Star rolled into Lee USA Speedway with 21 of the most beautiful vintage race cars that came together to show the fans what racing was like back in the 60’s and 70’s and STAR certainty had a huge selection of cars ranging from coupe, sedans, Vega, Pintos and more.  Cars came from all over the New England states and Canada.

To start STAR’s day, both the Sportsmen and Modifieds had 2 rounds of practice and their evening would bring the tour 2 heats and 2 features.

The first to hit the track was the Sportsmen for their heat race.  It was Richard Eastman from Ma in his #0 Pinto and Frank Foley from Ma in his #3 Camero who dominated the field, side by side until the first checkered came down on Eastman to take the win.  Foley came in with a very close second and Robert Harless from NY in his #8 sedan rounded the pack off with a third.

The Modifieds were staged ready to hit the track for their heat race.  The second checkered was dropped down on Bobby Turner from Me in his #7 Omni.  Right behind Turner was Scott Poirier from Ct in his #73 Pinto and Charlie Lima from Ma in his 2X coupe.  But it would be Poirier to pick up the second place with Lima to take down a close third.

Between the heats and feature races, Lee held its annual “Rides for Kids”!  This is always a big hit with the children.  STAR would like to thank the members and drivers who participated in this.  The children got a big kick out of this and some point I saw adults getting into the cars to get a ride.  Thank you to all!

Then it was off to feature time.  The first division of STAR to roll out was the Sportsmen.  The green came down and it was off to racing.  Robert Harless from NY in his #8 sedan would take the last checkered for the Sportsmen that night.  Arthur Merchant from Ma in his #64 coupe would pull off a second and Alan Zemla from Me in his #43 coupe topped off the pack with a third.  All three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and presented with trophies.

The modified were staged and ready to ground pound some more vintage racing.  Ryan Chadwick from Me in the #86 sedan captured the last checkered flag for the evening.  Bob Donahue from NH in his #99NH coupe took a second and to round out the pack with a third was Jocelyn Laliberte from Quebec Canada in his #61QC Pinto.  All three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and presented with trophies.  WHOW what a night of racing!

Thank you to all the drivers who came tonight to make the show a huge hit!

STAR would like to thank Lee USA Speedway and their entire staff for all their hospitality and a great night of racing!


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