Senior Tour Auto Racers





On Friday October 12th, Senior Tour Auto Racers closed their 2018 running season at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park as part of the “Sunoco World Series.”  As we all know this is the CROWN JEWEL event for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, with 17 divisions of racing, STAR was proud to be one of these touring divisions. STAR drivers rolled in one by one to fill the pit area with 20 of the most beautiful vintage racecars from all over the New England states and Canada. Cars from Canada, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York joined together to give Thompson Speedway a touch of Vintage Racing at its best! It was nice to see so many fans and pass drivers roaming around the STAR pit area talking to the drivers and sharing stories of their days at Thompson Speedway.  But I think the best part was to see so many drivers just having the time of their lives with jokes and pranks it make you feel proud to have a great group of racers come together! Congratulations goes out to our winners Darryl Dutch from RI in his #6 Pinto for taking down the last checkered for the Modified Division for 2018 and Congratulations to Rick MacDowell from Ma in his #76 Camero for taking down the last checkered for the Sportsmen division. Both victory winners were brought to Victory Lane to be interviewed and presented with beautiful Sunoco trophies, also  Sunoco hats were presented to them for their win and from Thompson, which took my breath away, a beautiful case sketched with Thompson World Series with a baseball bat that had a carving on it “Champion” and a baseball with STAR embroidered on it!  But the weekend was not over for STAR, President Charlie Lima was on display with his #2X coupe for the entire weekend so the fans could enjoy the vintage car up close, reminiscing over days long past and names forgotten.  STAR would like to thank Charlie Lima from Ma with his #2X coupe for displaying his car and taking the time to talk to the fans. It was worth it, more new cars on their way for 2019!  It was great to see so many fans stopping by to look at the car, taking pictures with the car and sharing stories.  Thank you Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and your entire staff for a night that we at STAR will remember for a long time!