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IMPORTANT UPDATE
AUGUST 17th SHOW HAS BE CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED 
FOR SEPTEMBER 7TH
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UP COMING EVENTS
FRIDAY AUGUST 23RD
ROUTE 125
LEE, NH

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SATURDAY AUGUST 31ST
ROUTE 3
NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH

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ROUTE 10
WINCHESTER, NH

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CLAREMONT MOTORSPORTS PARK

On August 9th, Claremont Speedway in Claremont, NH was the next stop for the tour.  STAR rolled in one by one filling the pits with cars from all over New England and Canada to give Claremont Speedway a night of “REAL OLE SCHOOL RACING”!

The day would bring the tour  rounds of warmups, and the evening would bring the tour 2 heats and 2 features.

First the Sportsmen hit the track for their heat race.  It was Rick MacDowell from Ma in his #76M  Camero to shoot out and take the lead on the Sportsmen and dominated the first win and checkered for the tour that evening.  The Modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the asphalt.  Jocelyn Laliberte from Quebec Canada in his #61QC was not about to give this win up!  Laliberte held his line and took the second checkered for the evening for the Modified heat win.

Then it was back to the pits where you could see the members jumping in to help out where ever they could to get all out for the features.

Then it was feature time!  Oh yes STAR gave the crowd just what they have been waiting for, “REAL OLE FASHION RACING THE RIGHT WAY!” from the beginning to the end.  Race Director Mary Lima stood on the flag stand turning the group over to Claremont’s George Powers who would walk the fans back into time and show them how real racing was started….From the middle of the track!  George stood in the middle of the track for feature races, for both the STAR Sportsmen and Modified divisions, bringing them down, crossing them over, winding them up and waving the green flag all from the middle of the track.  WHAT A HEAD RUSH!  George has been doing this with STAR for over 19 years and it is always a hit!  

The Sportsmen were off and it was Bob Seward Sr. from Ma in his #69 coupe to show the Sportsmen how it was done by taking down the win for the Sportsmen that evening.   Jim Torok from Ct in his #04 Pinto and Gary Moore from NH in the #7X coupe battle for second, with Torok taking down the second place and Moore topping off the pack with a third.    The top three were brought trackside for an out of car interview, photos and awarded with trophies.

The Modifieds were in place and ready to hit the track for their feature race.  Once more George Powers stood in the middle of the track, crossing them over and then throwing down the green flag as the ZOOMED by him and it was off to racing!  The pack was tight switching positions lap from lap but when the checkered came down in was on Arthur Hannaford from Me in his #79 Pinto to take the win for the Modified division that night! James Allen from Ma in his #44 Mustang took down the second with Thomas Trempe from NH in his #7X Mustang topped off the pack with a third. The top three were brought trackside for an out of car interview, photos and awarded with trophies.

STAR would like to thank Claremont Speedway their entire staff and to George Powers for making a night we will all remember for a very long time!

It was Wiscasset Speedway in Wiscasset Maine for the Senior Tour Auto Racers on 7/20/19. Under management and ownership of Vanessa and Richard Jordan, STAR would like to say “Thank You” for including us in their 2019 schedule.   It was hot and steamy that day with temperatures in the high 90’s with the track temperature at 130 degrees. You have to give these guys credit to race under these conditions. 

You could hear the laughter coming from the STAR pit area as the drivers of Wiscasset and fans came down to greet the STAR drivers. Yes it is just as Wiscasset logo says “BIG–FAST-FUN”!

 

 STAR started their day with rounds of warm-ups for both the Sportsmen and the Modified divisions.  The evening would bring the Tour, heats and features.

 

The first to go out was the Sportsmen division for their 10 lap heat.  Mike Rucci from Ma in his #00 Vega took down his first heat win with the tour.  Congratulations Mike!

The modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the asphalt for their 10 lap heat. What a heat it was, as the #7X of Thomas Trempe from NH scored the win for the modifieds.

 

Then it was back to the pit area where the members gather together for lunch and just trying to stay cool. 

At feature time in the Sportsmen division it was Les Brown  from Me in the #91 coupe to take the last checkered for the Sportsmen division.  Skip Stearns from NH in the #1NH pulled off a second while Art Merchant from Ma in his #64 finishes off the Sportsmen with a third.  All three were brought to victory lane for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

In the modified division it would be Dewight Pickard from Me in the 16ME Vega to take the final checkered flag for the tour.  Alan Zemla from Me in the #43 coupe pulled a very close second and Scott Tucker from Me in the #79 Pinto finished off the pack with a third.  Maine Drivers ruled in Victory Lane!

 

Talking about Victory Lane let me tell you what a great Victory Lane Wiscasset Speedway has installed over the winter months.  The work that has been done to this great track is unbelievable!  To get to victory lane you have to exit on turn three were the speedway installed a road on the outside of the track around turn three and four down to the fans in the front stretch.  There they installed a cement pad for the top three winners to get out and have an interview and the fans are invited to join them!  I was so proud to see the STAR drivers inter act with the fans and give them a lot of laughs!

 

STAR would like to thank all the members who made the trip to support the club and a special “Thank You” to Wiscasset Speedway and their entire staff for making our visit one to remember!

SEEKONK SPEEDWAY

Action Track of the East” Seekonk Speedway was the next stop for the Senior Tour Auto Racers on July 13th.   What was so interesting is I have notice more and more coupes are returning.  That night we had over half the field coupes on tap!

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.   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 10 lap 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 John Mulcahy from Ma in his #57 Mustang took over the lead and was not about to give it up!  The checkered came down on Mulcahy for the heat win. The modifieds were in the pits ready to come out for their 10 lap 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 Curt Snow from Ma in his #110 coupe to pick up the victory for the modified heat.

Then back in the pit area STAR was getting ready to cook a barbecue for all of its members.  STAR would like to thank all the members who brought dishes to share with the members.  STAR would also like to thank all the cooks for giving a helping hand to cook all the hambergers and hotdogs.  It was a great time, cause this is when all the members gather together and SHOP TALK!!!

Later in the evening STAR was on tap for two 15 lap features. First the Sportsmen rolled out onto the track.  Then the battle begun with Joe Keefner from Ma in the #76 Camero,  Rick MacDowell from Ma in his #76M Camero and Tammy Barboza from Ma in her #10 Pinto, side by side till the last 2 laps with Keefner  taking the checkered by inches leaving MacDowell to pick up a second and Barboza held off for a very close third.  All three were brought trackside 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.  Lap after lap these Modifieds drove bumper to bumper until Charlie Lima from Ma in his #2x coupe and James Allen from Ma in his #44 Mustang drove side by side inches apart from each other.  Then Lima took the lead and the final checkered for the evening.   Allen pulled off a second but right behind Allen was Tom Beaugard from Ct in his #51 Pinto to close the field with a third.   All three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and award with trophies.

STAR would like to thank Seekonk Speedway and their entire staff for all their hospitality and a “GREAT NIGHT OF RACING”

STAR SPEEDWAY

The weather was perfect for racing and it was nothing but “Green Flags” for the weekend as Senior Tour made its next stop to STAR Speedway, Epping, NH on 6/22/19.

 

The day began with afternoon warm ups. The evening would bring the tour 2 heats and 2 features.

Star Sportsmen rolled onto the track first for their heat race.  When the green came down it was off to racing for the Star Sportsmen.  It was anyone’s win as the positions changed from lap to lap.  When the checkered came down it was on Richard Eastman from Ma in his #0 Pinto to take the first checkered flag for the weekend.

 

The Modifieds were up next for their heat race.  It was James Allen from Ma in his #44 Mustang piloting to the front to take down the second checkered for the tour.

 

Then it was feature time as the Senior Tour Sportsmen hit the track first.  When the checkered came down it was on Skip Stearns from NH in his #1NH Nova to take the victory for the Sportsmen division. 
Gary Moore from NH in the #7X coupe took a very close second and rounding out the pack with a close third was Robert Harless from NY in the #8 sedan.  The top three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

 

The Modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the track for their feature Curt Snow from Ma in his #110 coupe and Charlie Lima from Ma in his #2X coupe rode side by side till the last lap when Snow took the checked by inches, giving Lima to finish off second and rounding out the pack with a third was Thomas Trempe from NH in the #7X Mustang.  The top three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

 

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

LEE USA SPEEDWAY

Senior Tour Auto Racers were on tap at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee NH on June 7th .   Cars hauled in from all over New England.  Star started their day with rounds of practice.

Then it was off to racing!  Star was scheduled for heats and features.  The first to hit the track was the Sportsmen division for their heat race.  The green came down and it was race time.  Curt Snow from Ma in his #110 Coupe was the first to take down the checkered that evening for the tour.

The Modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the asphalt for their heat race.   When the checkered came down it was on Dewight Pickard from Me in his #16ME Vega.

At feature time it was the Sportsmen to hit the track first.  Art Merchant from Ma in his #64 coupe took down the third checkered and the feature win for the Sportsmen division.   Robert Harless from NY in his #8 sedan drove to the second place finish and to round out the pack with a third was Skip Stearns from NH in his #1NH Nova. 

The Modifieds were staged and ready for their feature race. It was Tom Trempe from NH in his #7X Mustang to take down the checkered and victory for the Modifieds that evening.  Alan Zemla from Me  in his #43 coupe  pulled a very close second and to finish off the pack with a third was Jocelyn Laliberte from Canada in his #61QC Pinto.

Both Sportsmen and Modified winners were brought trackside for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

Senior Tour Auto Racers would like to thank Lee USA Speedway and their entire staff for all their hospitality and a “Great Night of Racing”.  Star will be returning to Lee USA Speedway for their second appearance on August 23rd

HUDSON SPEEDWAY PART 2 OF DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND

On 6/2 Hudson Speedway in Hudson, NH was the scene for the tour for their second part of their double header weekend for STAR’s opening of the 2019 season.  STAR had just finished up with Monadnock Speedway the night before with some great racing!

STAR started their day with warm-ups for both divisions and the evening would bring the tour heats and features.

The Sportsmen were on tap first for their heat race.  It would be Gary Moore from NH in the #7X coupe to take down the victory for the Sportsmen heat.

The Modifieds were ready to take to the asphalt for their heat.  It would be Tom Beauregard from Ct in the #51 Pinto to take the second checkered for the tour that day and the heat win for the modified division.

I have to say if you have not been to Hudson lately then you are in for a surprise.  The track has had a new facelift and it is amazing how much work has gone into this track.  The pits are all paved and it is so much more room.

Now it was feature time for the STAR tour.  With Jocelyn Laliberte from Quebec Canada in his #61 Pinto taking down the win for the Modified Division that evening.  In the Sportsmen division it was Rick Butler from Ma in his #21 coupe to take down the victory for the Sportsmen division of STAR.

So we had winners from all over, NH, MA, CT and Canada.  It was a great day of racing and STAR would like to thank Hudson Speedway and their entire staff for all their hospitality and a great day of racing!

STAR OPENS 2019 SEASON - MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY

STAR opened up their 2019 season with a double header weekend.  First Monadnock Speedway on June 1st and then off to Hudson Speedway on June 2nd.

On June 1st 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 2019 season

at the Monadnock Speedway.

It's been a long cold winter, but the time had finally come for the Tour to open their 2019 season.  Mother Nature finally gave all racers a great weekend and it was time

to have some FUN in the SUN!  Cars from all over New England and Canada rolled in filling up the pits of  Monadnock Speedway with some of the most beautiful cars from all over 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 the Board members for getting the job done.

The Tour was in for practices and later in the evening heats and features.

First to roll out on the asphalt was the heat for the Sportsmen Division.  It would be

James Torok from Connecticut in his #04 Pinto to take down the win and the first

flag for the 2019 season. 

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 second flag that

evening. 

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.  Bob Keefner from New York in his #827 Gremlin would take the third flag that evening.  The Modifieds rolled out on to the track for their feature race.  It would be Alan Zemla from Maine in his #43 coupe to take the fourth and last flag for the tour that evening. 

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!

HISTORY WAS MADE 

MAKING HISTORY
On Saturday, May 4, history was made. The inaugural Historic Motorsports Exposition held at the North East Motor Sports Museum in Loudon, NH, drew the largest crowd of guests to ever view the museum in a single day. It drew every mobile New England motorsports museum. For the first time, the RB Bouchard, NEAR, Maine Motorsports, Ollie Silva, and Vermont Photo (Bob Doyle), were in the same place at the same time. Joining them was a large contingent and display from STARS. Pronyne and Owl’s Head Transportation also exhibited.
The event brought together people with a common interest in discovering, sharing and preserving New England’s motorsports history. Cars as diverse as an Indy 500 race car once driven by Danny Ongias, an ice racing sprinter, a front engine dragster, two Funny Cars, a square-top driven by Ralph Cusack, the car Ron Bouchard drove to victory at Talladega in 1981, and many more.
Organized by the North East Motor Sports Museum’s Executive Director, Tom Netishen, the outdoor portion of the event was free with admission to the museum just $10 but free to museum members, the day’s exhibitors, and children.

STAR would like to thank the following members who supported by showcasing their vintage stock cars.

Charlie Lima with his #2X coupe, Skip Stearns with his #7X coupe and #1 Nova, Curt Snow with his #110 coupe, Alan Zemla with his #43 coupe, Les Brown with his #91 coupe, Bob Donahue with his #99 Coupe and #99 Pinto, and Bob Dionne with his #17 Ford Fairlane.