“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
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!