Senior Tour Auto Racers

 

 

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THE STARS AND CARS  OF YESTERYEAR

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UP COMING EVENTS
SATURDAY JULY 21ST
274 WEST ALNA ROAD
WISCASSET, ME

SIGN IN TIME 1:00 P.M.

"THE STARS AND CARS OF YESTERYEAR"
STAR MOVES BACK THE "HANDS OF TIME" SEEKONK SPEEDWAY

Action Track of the East” Seekonk Speedway was the next stop for the Senior Tour Auto Racers on 

July 14th. 

 

STAR was out for an action pack night!  For quite a few STAR members this is their home

track and once again they were going to hit the asphalt of Seekonk Speedway.   STAR started 

their day with warm ups and the evening show would bring the STAR group 2 heats and 

2 features.  It was great to see so many drivers, car owners and fans from the past and 

present stop by and say hello and talk with the members.


The first to go out were the sportsmen division for their heat.  What a heat this was!  

The Sportsmen gave it all they had, switching spots from lap to lap. Just who was going to

cross the line first?  Then Curt Snow from Ma in his #110 coupe took over the lead and was 

not about to give it up!  Snow took down the first checkered for the evening.  The modifieds 

were in the pits ready to come out for their heat.  One by one they entered the track and the 

headers gave that sound you no longer hear.  Something about these open wheel vintage cars, 

they have a sound of their own!   Tight to the pack and inches apart these STAR modified 

drivers drove just like the modified use to back in the days.  When the checkered came down 

it was on Darryl Dutch from RI in his #6 coupe to take the 2nd checkered, making two 

hometown boys to pick up the heats at their Hometown Track!

 

Then it was off to the STAR pit area where STAR was putting off a barbeque for all the 

members.  This is always a great time for the members to get together and just have fun. 

 

Later in the evening STAR was on tap for two 15 lap features. First the Sportsmen rolled out 

onto the track. When the checkered flew it was on Les Brown from Me in his #91 coupe to 

take the third flag for the tour that evening. Rick MacDowell from Ma in his #76 Camero 

rode side by side till the last 2 laps with MacDowell taking a very close second and Joe Keefner

from Ma in his #99 Gremlin topping the field off with a third.  All three were brought to 

Victory Lane for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

 

Now it was time for the modifieds to come out for their 15-lap feature.  It would be 

Alan Zemla from Me in his #43 coupe to take down the final checkered for the tour.  

Gregg Massini from Ma in his #19 Vega pulled off a close second but right behind Massini 

was Chip Grassie Jr. to round the field off with a third. All three were brought trackside for 

an out of car interview and award with trophies.

 

It would be the Maine Members of STAR who took down the features tonight in both the 

Sportsmen and the Modified Features!  Congratulation Gentlemen! And the Coupes ruled 

tonight in both the heats and features!

 

STAR would like to thank Seekonk Speedway and their entire staff for all their hospitality 

and a “GREAT NIGHT OF RACING”           

 

SENIOR TOUR BEATS MOTHER NATURE  
STAR SPEEDWAY
It was time to have a talk with Mother Nature, Women on Women, Enough is Enough!  With rain again in the forecast for the weekend this would put a damper on racing again!  So she gave a window and Star Speedway in Epping, NH took the chance to get in some racing and it paid off!  All but the last 15 minutes of 7 divisions of racing got to do racing on 6/23, with all the surrounding tracks from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine cancelling. We at Senior Tour Auto Racers were one of those tours scheduled that night and with the determination of the staff at Star Speedway we got a GREAT night of racing in.  So hats off to the staff of Star Speedway and also to all the divisions there that night for pushing to be on time and to have a very limited number of cautions from all the divisions that night, it made the show go quickly and we almost beat Mother Nature!  
Senior Tour would like to thank all the members that took the chance with the weather the way it was.  But it paid off!  STAR was in for warm ups and two heats and two features that day and we got it all in!  THANKS GUYS!
First up was the STAR Sportsman heat were Frank Foley from Massachusetts in his #3 Camero took down the first checkered for the tour.
Next up was the Modified heat, were Scott Tucker from Maine in his #79 Pinto took down the second checkered for the tour.
Between heats and features the members of STAR gathered together in the pits with Chef Curt Snow cooking hotdogs and hamburgers for the tour.  Now the FUN began!  You could hear the laughter and joking going on.  I think this is the best part when a tour gathers together, letting their hair down and just having a good time!
Then it was feature time.  The Sportsmen hit the asphalt first. It would be Rookie Mike Rucci from Massachusetts in his #00 Corvair to take down the third checkered for the tour and the win for the Sportsmen division.  John Mulcahy from Massachusetts in his #57 Mustang pulled off a close second and topping off the pack with a third was Arthur Merchant from Massachusetts in his #64 coupe.  Flawless and tight racing, Great Job, green to checker!  All three were pulled in the infield to wait for the Modified finishes.
Now it was time for the Modifieds to hit the track.  Oh the sky was getting darker and would Mother Nature hold off!  YES!  The Modifieds open up and it was off to racing!  Thomas Trempe from New Hampshire in his # 7X Mustang would take down the win and the last checkered for the tour that evening.  Alan Zemla from Maine in his #43 coupe pulled off a second and rounding out the pack with a third was Arthur Hannaford from Maine in his #71ME Malibu.  All three Modifieds were brought trackside and joining them would be the top three Sportsmen.  It was an out of car interview and all three Sportsmen and Modifieds were awarded with trophies.  
Senior Tour would like to thank STAR Speedway and their entire staff for all their hospitality and a great night of racing and FUN!

STAR OPENS 2018 SEASON - MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY
DRIVEN BY PASSION---FUELED BY FUN 
WELCOME TO THE HIGH BANKS OF MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY

On June 2nd Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH was the scene for the Senior Tour 
Auto Racers.  This would be the first of two visits for the STAR Tour for the 2018 season
at the Monadnock Speedway.
It's been a long cold and snowy winter, but the time had finally come for the Tour to open their 2018 season.  Mother Nature finally gave all racers a great weekend and it was time
to have some SUN and FUN!  Cars from all over New England rolled in filling up the pits 
of the Monadnock Speedway with some of the most beautiful cars from the Northeast.
The Board of Directors of STAR had their hands full that day, inspecting all cars before
race time. STAR would like to thank all the Board for getting the job done.
STAR would like to also thank member Scott Poirier from Connecticut for putting his #73 Pinto on display for the fans.  It was nice for the fans to be able to see these grand old modifieds up close.
The Tour was in for practices and later in the evening heats and features.With a high car 
count that evening STAR was in for 3 heats and 2 features.
First to roll out on the asphalt was the first heat for the Sportsmen Division.  It would be 
Alan Zemla from Maine in his #43 coupe to take down the win and the first 
flag for the 2018 season.  Then the second Sportsmen Division hit the asphalt for their heat. 
It would be James Torok from Connecticut in his #04 Pinto to take the second flag for the
tour. The Modified were waiting to take their turn for their heat race.  It would be
James Allen from Massachusetts in his #44 Mustang to take down the third flag that 
evening.  Here we had three different states in the winners circle that evening, Maine, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
The pits were busy as the members were busy working on their cars or just catching up 
after a long winter. At feature time it would be the Sportsmen of STAR to take to the track first.  Rocky Cusaneli Sr. from New Hampshire in his #51 coupe would take the fourth flag that evening.  Alan Zemla from Maine in the #43 took a second and to top the pack off with 
a third would be Rick MacDowell from Massachusetts in his #76 Camero.
The Modifieds rolled out on to the track for their feature race.  It would be Danny Ferland from New Hampshire in his #21 Pinto to take the fourth and last flag for the tour that evening.  Gregg Massini from Massachusett in his #19 Vega would take a very close
second and rounding out the pack with a third would be Tom Beauregard from 
Connecticut in his #51 Pinto.
STAR would like to thank Monadnock Speedway and their entire staff for all their
hospitality, all the laughs and FUN what a great way to open up our season!



STAR HOLDS SEMINAR

What a great turn out for the Senior Tour Auto Racers seminar on March 17th

The seminar was on basic set ups, or just any questions that the members had.

STAR would like to thank Chairperson Bobby Turner, and the committee members Bob Donahue, Charlie Lima and Skip Stearns for taking time out of their busy schedule to come together to give the members of STAR the education and direction with their cars for the upcoming 2018 season.

It was great to see a lot of new members and owners and also current members and owners on hand.

A big thank you goes out to Skip Stearns for the use of his garage and stock car for the use in the seminar.

Remember this is not just a one shot deal; these gentlemen will be on hand all season for anyone who needs advise or help.  They will be at the tracks so if you need a question answered just shout out to them!