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SATURDAY JULY 23 RD
NOSTALGIA NIGHT
Route 85
Waterford, Ct

Sign in Time 1:00 p.m.

Practice - Running - Points

Members who would like to display only please arrive early so you can stage on midway


STAR TOURS TO  - WISCASSET SPEEDWAY

BIG – FAST – FUN this is the slogan for Wiscasset Speedway and believe me when I say this slogan fits.  On July 16th Senior Tour made it annual visit to Wiscasset Speedway in Wiscasset Maine.  If you never been here you need to go!  The racing is good and the track owners and staff are unbelievable.  If you want to have fun and a great night of racing make a visit to Wiscasset Speedway you will not regret it!

The weather was hot and steamy and so were the cars!  What a great night of racing!  It was so great to see some members of the Wicked Good Racing come and join in on the fun.  Two great clubs coming together, showing how vintage racing is done!  Just a bit of history, most of these racers were part of STAR before Wicked Good was opened so it was like old home week with old and new friends once more getting together just like it was yesterday and having the time of their lives.  You could hear the laughter and joking in the pits, which made me so proud to see how vintage clubs can get together and have a great time!

STAR’s day started with warm up for both divisions and the evening would bring the tour 2 heats and 2 features.

First up to hit the asphalt was the Sportsmen division for their heat race.  It was Robert Harless from NY in his #8 sedan showing the Sportsmen how it was done by taking down the first checkered for the tour for the evening. The Modified were position and ready to hit the track for their heat race.  Hometown boy Ryan Chadwick from Me in his #86 Sedan wheeled his way to the front and took down the second checkered for the tour.

While waiting for the features I walk up and down the pit area listening to the laughter and stories from the members!  Watching members jumping in to give another member a hand.

At feature time it was the Sportsmen up first for their 20 lap feature race. Alan Zemla from Me in his #43 coupe took down the victory for the Sportsmen.  Curt Snow from Ma in his #110 Coupe closed in for a close second and rounded out the pack with a third was Charlie Lima from Ma in his #2X coupe.  All three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

The Modifieds where staged and ready for their 20 lap feature.  The pack was tight and these mod drivers drove inches apart.  When the last flag came down it was on Bobby Turner from Me in his #7 Omni.  Arthur Hannaford from Me in his #71 Malibu took a second by inches and pulling off a third was Scott Tucker from Me in his #79 Pinto.  All three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

STAR would like to thank Wiscasset Speedway and their entire staff for making our visit to Maine an unforgettable one. 

Modified Feature Winner - Bobby Turner Car #7
Sportsmen Feature Winner - Alan Zemla Car #43
Sportsmen Heat Winner - Robert Harless Car #8
Modified Heat Winner -  Ryan Chadwick Car #86

STAR TOURS TO  - SEEKONK SPEEDWAY

“Action Track of the East” Seekonk Speedway was the next stop for the Senior Tour Auto Racers on July 9th.  It was not the greatest weather, with overcast skies and most all the other tracks already cancelling racing for the evening.  It looked pretty grim for racing that night!  But with a break in the system Seekonk was able to get in all their shows before the rain began.

It was great to see 18 vintage cars show up to support STAR that evening.  STAR would like to thank those who took a chance at the weather and it was worth it!  STAR was out for an action pack night! 

It was warm ups for the group to start their day, first the Sportsmen then the Modifieds.  Then at 4:30 it was time for Seekonk’s Pit Party and what a party it was! All divisions from Seekonk and Star hit the oval to greet the fans.  It was great to see so many drivers, car owners and fans from the past and present stop by and say hello and talk with the members. Star would also like to thank Ric Mariscal for bringing a little piece of ProNyne Motorsports with the #26 Gremlin pace car to support the club.

 Now it was time for some action pack racing!  The first to go out were the sportsmen division for their 10 lap heat.  What a heat this was!  The Sportsmen gave it all they had, switching spots from lap to lap. Just who was going to cross the line first? Side by side John Mulcahy from Ma in his #57 mustang and Skip Stearns from NH in his #7 drove for the win. When the checkered came down it was on Mulcahy in the #57 for the first victory and the heat win for the Sportsmen division. The modifieds were in the pits ready to come out for their 10 lap heat.  Watching from the press tower I knew as soon as they came out of the tunnel it was going to be quite a race.  One by one they entered the track and the headers gave that sound you no longer hear.  Something about these open wheel vintage cars, they have a sound of their own!   Tight to the pack and inches apart these STAR modified drivers drove just like the modified use to back in the days.  When the checkered came down it was on Darryl Dutch from RI in his #6 coupe to pick up the second checkered that evening for the tour.

Later in the evening STAR was on tap for two 15 lap features. With Mother Nature still holding out the first feature began with STAR Sportsmen hitting the asphalt first. Tammy Barboza from Ma in her #10 Pinto showed the sportsmen how it was done by taking down the feature win for the Sportsmen. Alan Zemla from Me in this #43 coupe took down a second with Skip Stearns from NH in his #7 Coupe rounded out the pack with a third.  All three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

Now it was time for the modifieds to come out for their 15-lap feature.  Lap after lap these modifieds drove bumper to bumper until Charlie Grassie from Ma in his #15 Pinto took over first place.  When the checkered came down it was on Grassie to pick up the last checkered for the tour.  Now it was a battle between Gregg Massini #19 Vega Wagon and Scott Poirier from Ct in the #73 Pinto as who would finish second.  As the checked waved it was on Poirier to pick up the second and finishing off the pack with a third was Massini.  All three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

STAR would like to thank Seekonk Speedway and their entire staff for all their hospitality and a “GREAT NIGHT OF RACING”


Sportsmen Feature Winner - TAMMY BARBOZA CAR #10
Modified Feature Winner - Charles Grassie Car #15RI
Sportsmen Heat Winner - John Mulcahy Car #57
Modified Heat Winner - Darryl Dutch Car #6

STAR TOURS TO - STAR SPEEDWAY

The weather was perfect for racing and it was nothing but “Green Flags” for the weekend as Senior Tour made its next stop to STAR Speedway, Epping, NH on 6/18.

The day began with afternoon warm ups. The evening would bring the tour 2 heats and 2 features with an on track “Meet and Greet” with the Senior Tour Auto Racers and the Star Speedway fans.

Star Sportsmen rolled onto the track first for their heat race.  When the green came down it was off to racing for the Star Sportsmen.  It was anyone’s win as the positions changed from lap to lap.  When the checkered came down it was on John Mulcahy from Ma in his #57 Mustang to take the first checkered flags for the weekend. 

The Modifieds were up next for their heat race.  It was Scott Poirier from Ct in his #73 Pinto piloting to the front to take down the second checkered for the tour.

Then it was Star’s Speedway‘s “Meet and Greet Time”.  One by one Senior Tour cars came out filling up the front stretch to meet the fans of Star Speedway.  The track opened up the gates and let the fans come down to meet the Senior Tour drivers.  It was great to see autographs being signed and children sitting in the cars to have their pictures taken.  You could hear stories all up and down the front stretch from the fans and the drivers. It was a great time!

Then it was feature time as the Senior Tour Sportsmen hit the track first.  When the checkered came down it was on Art Merchant from Ma in his #64 coupe to take the victory for the Sportsmen division.  Michael Keddy from NH in his #50 coupe took a very close second and rounding out the pack with a close third was Skip Stearns from NH in the #7X coupe.  The couples ruled that night with first and second place going to STAR rookies!  The top three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

The Modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the track for their feature.  When the last checkered for the evening came down it was Bobby Turner from Me in his #7 Omni to take the victory for the Modified division.  Scott Poirier from Ct in his #73 Pinto and Charlie Lima from Ma in his #2X coupe rode side by side till the last lap when Poirier took the checked by inches, giving Poirer to finish off second and Lima taking a third.  The top three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

Senior Tours would like to thank STAR Speedway and their entire staff for all their hospitality and a great night of racing!

Sportsmen Feature Winner - Art Merchant Car #64
Modified Feature Winner - Bobby Turner Car #7
Sportsmen Heat Winner - John Mulcahy Car #57
Modified Heat Winner - Scott Poirier Car #73

STAR TOURS TO - LEE USA SPEEDWAY

Senior Tour Auto Racers were on tap at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee NH on June 10th .   Cars hauled in from all over New England.  Star started their day with rounds of practice and then Lee USA brought all divisions that night onto the track for their autograph session.  Lee opened up the gates to let the fans come down to meet all the drivers and view the cars up close.  It was great to see the Star members signing autographs on tee shirts, photos, and flags and talking to the fans. 

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.  Skip Stearns from NH in his #7X 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.   It was a photo finish as Bobby Turner from Me in his #7 Omni and Scott Poirier from Ct in his #73 Pinto drove to the win with Turner winning only by inches. 

At feature time it was the Sportsmen to hit the track first.  Alan Zemla from Me in his #43 coupe took down the third checkered and the feature win for the Sportsmen division. New member to STAR this year Art Merchant from Ma in his #64 coupe drove to the second place finish and to round out the pack with a third was Skip Stearns from NH in his #7X coupe.  Coupes ruled in the feature this evening for the Sportsmen!

The Modifieds were staged and ready for their feature race. It was Jim Allen from Ma in his #44 Camero to take down the checkered and victory for the Modifieds that evening.  Mike Ronhock from Ma  in his #04 Pinto pulled a very close second and to finish off the pack with a third was Scott Poirier from Ct in his #73 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 September 2nd .

Modified Feature Winner - James Allen Car #44
Sportsmen Feature Winner - Alan Zemla Car # 43
Modified Heat Winner - Bobby Turner Car #7
Sportsmen Heat Winner - Skip Stearns Car #7X

STAR TOURS TO - MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY

Driven by Passion---Fueled by Fun  - Welcome to the High Banks of Monadnock Speedway”.  On June 4th 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 2016 season at Monadnock Speedway. It was hot and it was steaming but these racers did not care!  One by one Star rolled into the pit area of Monadnock Speedway with cars from all over New England.  Star started their day with warm ups, and the evening would bring the tour 2 heats and 2 features.

First to hit the asphalt for their heat race was the Sportsmen division.  It was Skip Stearns who dominated the field and took down the heat win and the first checkered for the tour for the evening.  The Modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the asphalt next.  The pack ran tight lap after lap until hometown boy Bob Donahue made his move to take over the lead and the second checkered flag for the tour for the evening.

At feature time it was the Sportsmen to hit the track first for their feature race.  Bob Harless from NY piloting his #8 yellow sedan to the finish line to take down the third checked for the tour.  Rick MacDowell from Ma in his #76 Camero captured second with Alan Zelma from Me in his #43 coupe to round out the pack with a third. Sedan, Camero, and Coupe would take the victories that evening.  All three were brought track side for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

The Modifieds were lined up and ready to do some good old fashion racing!  The pack ran tight with only inches away from each other.  When the last flag was waved it was on Danny Ferland from NH in his #194 Pinto to take the last flag for the evening. Gregg Massini from Ma in his #19 Vega took a very close second and to round out the pack with a third was James Allen from Ma in his #44 Mustang.  Pinto, Vega and Mustang would take the victories that evening.   All three were brought track side for an out of car interview and awarded with trophies.

 What a weekend!  Senior Tour would like to thank Monadnock Speedway and their entire staff for all their hospitality and a great night of racing! 

Sportsmen Feature Winner - Bob Harless Car #8
Modified Feature Winner - Danny Ferland Car #194
Sportsmen Heat Winner - Skip Stearns Car #7X
Modified Heat Winner - Bob Donahue Car #99