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UP COMING EVENT
SATURDAY JUNE 22nd
ROUTE 27
Epping, NH

SIGN IN TIME 2:00 P.M.

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.