Senior Tour Auto Racers

 

 

A MASSACHUSETTS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

 

THE STARS AND CARS OF YESTERYEAR

OUR SERVICES

    • ON TRACK ACTIVITIES                

    • STILL SHOWS

    • MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

    • BENEFIT SHOWS

    • AWARDS BANQUET

    • TOY DRIVE FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

    • DONATIONS TO YOUTH EDUCATION

    • DONATIONS TO VARIOUS CHARITIES




STAR'S PHOTO OF THE WEEK

STAR RETURNS TO NEW LONDON WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL
"It is Official"!  Senior Tour Auto Racers will be returning to The New London Waterford Speedbowl on July 29th as scheduled!
We thank George Whitney General Manager of The New London Waterford Speedbowl  and his complete staff for including STAR in their 2017 season.  We wish them all the best for 2017!

UP COMING EVENTS - STAR SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY JUNE 24TH
Route 27
Epping, NH

Sign in Time 2:00 p.m.
Points - Running

SENIOR TOUR ANNUAL PICNIC

Senior Tour will be holding their annual picnic at 1:00 p.m.

Members who wish to bring a dish to share please contact
Skip & Lana Stearns at 603-434-9490


UP COMING EVENTS - CLAREMONT SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY JUNE 30TH
282 Thrasher Road
Claremont, NH

Sign in Time 3:00 p.m.
Running - Points

STAR OPENS 2017 SEASON - MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY

"Thunder on the Mountain" is the slogan for Monadnock Speedway and that is just what it was on 6/3/17 as the Senior Tour Auto Racers made their first appearance of two for 2017 season at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH.  It was cool but at least there was NO RAIN!  Mother Nature took a day off!

It was great to see all the STAR Board of Directors on hand to help get the cars inspected and make sure all was good to go! 

The roar and echo of the vintage cars gave the fans what racing was all about back in the 60's and 70's.   STAR filled the pits with cars from all over New England and Canada with coupes, sedans from the earlier years along with Pintos Mustangs and Vegas from the 70's.

 STAR's day was started with warm ups and later in the evening would have heats and features for both divisions of STAR.

First to hit the track was the Sportsmen division for their heat race, and racing it was!  Alan Zemla from Me in his #43 Coupe took over and took down the first of many flags for the 2017 season.   It was Bob Seward from Ma in his #69 B Coupe to pull off a second and to round out the pack with a third was Art Merchant from Ma in his #64 Coupe.  Coupes Ruled That Night!

The Modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the asphalt for their heat race.  Scott Poirier from Ct in his #73 Pinto made his move to the front and took down the second checkered for the tour that evening.  Joe Laliberte from Canada in his #61QC was right on Poirier's tail to pick up a second and James Allen from Ma in his #44 Mustang rounded out the pack with a third.

 At Feature time it was the Sportsmen to hit the track first for their feature race.  When the checkered flew it was on Art Merchant from Ma in his #64 Coupe to take the feature for the Sportsmen.  Rick MacDowell from Ma in his #76 Camero took a very close second and Jim Torok from Ct in his #04 Pinto rounded out the pack with a third.

The Modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the track for their feature race.  Bob Donahue from NH in his new Coupe the # took down the last checkered for the evening and the feature for the Modifieds.  Richard Trempe from NH in the #99 Pinto pulled off a very close second and it was Wade Gagner from Ma in his #12 Vega to complete the pack with a third.

 

STAR would like to thank Monadnock Speedway and their entire staff for all their hospitality and including us in their 2017 season.   STAR will return to Monadnock Speedway for their second appearance on August 5th!

SENIOR TOUR BEATS MOTHER NATURE - LEE USA SPEEDWAY

Senior Tour Auto Racers were on tap at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee NH on June 9th.  As the Northern members arrived they said they came through down pours of rain and the same as the Southern members arrived.  It was raining North and South, but no rain at Lee USA Speedway!

Star started their day with rounds of practice.  Star was scheduled for heats and features.  With Mother Nature breathing down with the threat of rain, it was not sure if the racing would get in or not. 

The first to hit the track was the Sportsmen division for their heat race.  The green came down and it was race time!  Alan Zemla from Me in his #43 coupe was the first to take down the checkered that evening for the tour.  It was Art Merchant from Ma in his #64 coupe to take second and to top off the pack with a third it was Richard Eastman from Ma in his #0 Pinto. 

The Modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the asphalt for their heat race.   It was a photo finish as Charlie Lima from Ma in his #2X coupe drove to the win with Danny Ferland from NH in his #21 Pinto just inches away to take down a second.  Right behind Ferland was Scott Poirier from CT in his #73 Pinto to top the pack off with a third.

 When it was time for the features it was not sure if Mother Nature would hold off or not.  STAR hit the track for their features. It was Bobby Turner from Me in his #7 Pinto to take down the checkered and victory for the Modifieds that evening.  Charlie Lima from Ma in his #2X coupe pulled a second for the evening and to finish off the pack with a third was Scott Poirier from Ct with his #73 Pinto.

In the Sportsmen division it was Skip Stearns from NH in his #7X coupe to take the victory for the Sportsmen division.  Richard Eastman from Ma in his #0 Pinto finished second and topping of the pack with a third was Alan Zemla from Me in his #43 coupe.

The top three in each division was 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 September 1st.

Oh by the way, Thanks Mother Nature for taking a night off!!!


SENIOR TOUR RECEIVES AWARD

City of New Bedford, Ma, May 11, 2017:


SENIOR TOUR AUTO RACERS

RECEIVES AWARD


Senior Tour Auto Racers is honored with “THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS AWARD” in recognition and appreciation for their outstanding dedication service to the Pace Head Start Program.

STAR has been donating toys and clothing to the low income/high risk children for the past 18 years. STAR services approximately 300 children at Christmas time.  Most of these children would not have a Christmas if it was not for the generous donations by the STAR members.

 Accepting the award for STAR was Board of Director of STAR -  Mary Lima. 

STAR has already begun collecting toys and donations for the 2017 Toy Drive. 

STAR HOLDS SEMINAR

At our annual meeting STAR elected a committee to help service STAR car owners with problems with their cars.  Committee members range all over New England to help service members in their area.  STAR feels if a car is running good and handles great it will better our shows and give a driver more time to have fun with their car, and this is what this committee is out to accomplish.


Chairperson is Bobby Turner from Maine, Bob Donahue and Skip Stearns from New Hampshire, Charlie Lima from Massachusetts, and Scott Poirier from Connecticut.

 

The committee held its first seminar on March 18 in Londonderry, NH, where they cover the basic setups for both leaf spring and coil springs cars.  STAR would like to thank the committee for their outstanding presentation to the STAR members.  The committee will be working all season to help service any member who needs help in any way that they need to make sure their car is setup properly.


So to all STAR members if you need assistance do not hesitate to give them a call or at the tracks just ask them for assistance and they will be glad to assist you with your questions. 


STAR'S 17TH ANNUAL TOY DRIVE DAY
On December 21, 2016 Senior Tour Auto Racers once more made their appearance to the Pace Head Start Schools in the City of New Bedford, Ma for their annual toy drive day.  This will be the 17th year that STAR has been donating toys to the needy children at Christmas time. The children were awaiting for Santa to come and give them a Christmas that they would not have had.  But because of the members of STAR we were able to once more make the lives of these small children a dream come true.
All year long Toy Drive Chairperson Tammy Barboza has been collecting toys and donations to buy toys to service about 300 children.  STAR would like to thank the following for their support as being elves and helping with the toy drive:  Matthew Barboza, Michael Barboza, Charlie Lima, Mary Lima, Dwight Lowes, Bill McAvoy and Kevin McCarthy.  A special thank you goes out to Dennis Lowes for playing the role of STAR's Santa again this year.  And hats off to our Chairperson Tammy Barboza for all her hard work and dedication to the STAR Toy Drive, without her this would not have happen. 
A very special Thank You to the STAR members who had a big heart and the thought of giving.  None of this would have happen if it was not for all your support.
STAR has already begun the 2017 season for collecting toys and donations.  The ages of the children we service is from 3 to 5 years old.
Help support the STAR toy drive by bringing a toy to our meets or by mailing donations to Senior Tour Auto Racers marked for Toy Drive.  THANK YOU TO ALL!