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STAR'S PHOTO OF THE WEEK

STAR ON TAP  - PINES SPEEDWAY REUNION
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST
183 Main Street
Groveland, Ma

Sign in Time 9:00 a.m.


 

 

STAR ON TAP - THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK
SUNOCO WORLD SERIES OF SPEEDWAY RACING

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14TH
205 E. Thompson Road
Thompson, Ct

Sign in Time - 9:00 a.m.
Haulers Enter - 10:00 a.m.
Rotating Practice Begins - 12:00 p.m.

RUNNING - POINT SHOW

 

MOTOR JAM - NEW LONDON WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

MOTOR JAM 2016 – NEW LONDON WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

On 9/18 Senior Tour Auto racers was on hand at the New London Waterford Speedbowl for “Motor Jam 2016”, Connecticut’s largest custom car show!  There was action both on the track and off the track.  The parking lot was filled with custom cars and the track was very busy with motorcycle stunts, burn outs and racing.  Something for everyone!

STAR started their day with two heats.  First the Sportsmen hit the track for their heat race.  When the checkered came down it was on Rick MacDowell from Ma in his #76 Camero to take the victory for the Sportsmen heat race.  The modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the asphalt for their heat race.  It would be hometown boy Scott Poirier from Ct in his #73 Pinto to capture the second checkered and the victory for the modified heat.

Between the heats and features Motor Jam had something on the track at all times.  Stunt Motorcycles, burnouts and so much more!  It was busy on the track and also off the track, with a custom car show going on in the parking lot with vendors and food!

Then it was time for STAR to hit the track for their feature races.  First up was the Sportsmen division for their 15 lap feature.  When the checkered came down it was on Bob Seward from Ma in his #69B coupe to take the victory for the Sportsmen and the feature win.  Curt Snow from Ma in the #110 coupe took a very close second and rounding out the pack with a third was Rick MacDowell from Ma in the #76 Camero. Seward was brought trackside for an interview and award with a beautiful plaque.

The Modifieds were staged and ready for their 15 lap feature.  Then it was off to racing with the last checkered flag dropping down on Charlie Wilcox from Ct in his #8Ball coupe to capture the feature win for the modifieds.  Scott Poirier also from Ct in the #73 Pinto pulled a very close second and topping the pack off with a third was Tom Beauagard also from Ct in his #51 Pinto.  Wilcox was brought trackside for an interview and awarded with a beautiful plaque.

Interesting did you notice the top three in the Sportsmen division were all from Massachusetts and the top three in the Modified division were all from Connecticut.  Coincidence?

STAR would like to thank Motor Jam 2016 and New London Waterford Speedbowl for a great day of racing and all the great entertainment by all the other shows on hand.  HATS OFF TO MOTOR JAM 2016!

Sportsmen Feature Winner - Bob Seward Car #69B

Modified  Feature Winner - Charles Wilcox Car #8 Ball

Sportsmen Heat Winner - Rick MacDowell Car #76

Modified Heat  Winner - Scott Poirier Car #73


STARS TOURS - LEE USA SPEEDWAY

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!  

Sportsmen Feature Winner - Richard Eastman Car#0
Modified Feature Winner - Dwight Pickard Car #16me
Sportsmen Heat Winner - Robert Harless Car #8
Modified Heat Winner - Bobby Turner Car #7

STARS TOURS - WHITE MOUNTAINS MOTORSPORTS

 “Thunder in the Mountains” and that just what it was as the Senior Tour Auto Racers rolled into White Mountains Motorsports Park on August 27th.  You could hear the echoes of the engines throughout the mountains as these vintage modifieds have a sound of their own!  STAR would walk the fans of WMMP back into time with vintage racing at its best!

The day started for STAR with warm-ups from 12 to 3, giving both divisions equal time on the track to get their cars ready for heats and features that would follow that night.

The first to hit the asphalt was the Sportsmen division for their heat race.  It would be Alan Zemla from Me in his #43 coupe (known as Fred) to take down the first checkered for the evening and the heat win for the Sportsmen division.

The Modifieds were lined up and ready for their heat race. It was a tight race with positions switching from lap to lap.  Gregg Massini from Ma in his #19 Vega Wagon made his move and took down the second checkered and the heat win for the Modified division.

Then it was time for the feature races to take place.  In the Sportsmen division it was Rookie Curt Snow from Ma in is #110 coupe to take the checkered and his first win for the Sportsmen division of STAR.  Art Merchant from Ma in his #64 coupe took a second and finishing off the pack with a third was Robert Harless from NY in his #8 sedan.   The coupes ruled that night in the Sportsmen division!  Top three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

 In the Modified division it would be Jocelyn Laliberte from Quebec Canada in his #61QC Pinto to take the checkered and the feature win for the Modifieds and his first win with the STAR tour.  Charlie Lima from Ma in his #2X coupe and Tom Beauregard from Ct in his #51 Pinto battled for second. When the checkered came down it was Lima to pick up a second and Beauregard finished off with a third. Top three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

 It was great to see in both divisions with first time winners in “Victory Lane”.  Congratulations Guys job well done!

STAR would like to thank White Mountains Motorsports Park and their entire staff for all their hospitality and a great day and night at WMMP!  See you next year!

Sportsmen Heat Winner - Alan Zemla Car #43
Modified Heat Winner - Gregg Massini Car#19
Sportsmen Feature Winner - Curt Snow Car #110
Sportsmen 2nd Place - Art Merchant Car #64
Sportsmen 3rd Place - Robert Harless Car #8
Modified Feature Winner - Jocelyn Laliberte Car#61QC
Modified 2nd Place - Charlie Lima Car#2X
Modified Third Place - Tom Beauregard Car#51