It was “Back to School Night” and “Rides for Kids Night” at the Lee USA Speedway on August 29th. . Senior Tour Auto Racers was part of the program as they rolled into Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH for their second appearance for the 2016 season. What a night it was as vintage racers filled the pit area of Lee USA Speedway. One by one they hauled into the pit area. There was Coupes, Sedans, Pintos, Vegas, Mustangs, big blocks, small blocks, just about every type of vintage racecar was present and ready to go. It was so great to see so many different states representing STAR that night, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York!!!!!
To start the day Star had two sets of warm-ups. First the Sportsmen division took their time on the track to get ready for the evening events and then the modified division took their turns also getting the cars ready for the night racing.
It was time for Lee USA Speedway to have the “Rides for Kids” time. I want to thank all the STAR cars that went out on the track to join in this event and there were a lot of you!! The children love to ride in the vintage cars and you could see them fighting which one to get into. Thanks go out to the members that participated in the “Rides for Kids.”
Then it was off to racing as the STAR Sportsmen took to the track first for their heat race. When the checkered waved it was on Robert Harless from New York in the #8 sedan to take the first victory for the tour that evening.
Now it was time for modifieds to hit the track for their heat race. When the checkered came down it was Bobby Turner from Me in the #7 Omni to take the second victory for the tour that evening.
Then it was time for the feature races of STAR. The Sportsmen hit to the asphalt first for their 15-lap feature. It was Richard Eastman from Ma in the #0 Pinto to take the lead on the pack and the third checkered for the tour that evening. Alan Zemla from Me in the #43 coupe slotted into second with Michael Keddy from NH in the #50 coupe finishing off the pack with a third. Richard Eastman was brought to trackside to take his victory lap and an out of car interview and award with the first place trophy.
Now the modifieds were hitting the track for their 15-lap feature. When the green came down it was off to racing for the modifieds . The pack was tight with half way to go, Dwight Pickard from Me in his #16me Vega shot out and took the lead and the win for the Modified division. Scott Poirier from CT in the #73 Pinto and Jody Tripp from Ma in the #04 Pinto diced it up for second place. When the checkered came down it was on Tripp to pick up the second place with Poirier rounding out the pack with a third. Dwight Pickard was brought trackside to take his victory lap and an out of car interview and awarded with the first place trophy.
Star would like to thank Lee USA Speedway and their entire staff for a great 2016 season and also thank them for including Star in the FUN FILLED SPECIAL EVENTS!