On November 19th the
Senior Tour Auto Racers closed their 2016 racing season with their annual
banquet. This is STAR'S 18th season and it was great to see the members gathering
together to close out the season in a
fashionable way. It was great to see members from all over New England and
Canada attend to bring the season to a close.
The banquet was held at
Whites of Westport in Westport, Ma. Over 60 awards were presented to the
Star Members for their dedication and true support of this great
club. It has been an outstanding season for the Star Organization
with unbelievable car counts every weekend. Star tours every weekend to
the New England tracks to bring "Vintage Racing at its Best".
As members sat down to a four coarse meal, they were entertained with a slide
show of over 400 candid photos from all the tracks and shows for the 2016
season, photos never seen by the members. You could hear the laughter and
jokes as the members let down their hair to have a great time!
STAR opened up its
banquet with the introduction of the Officers and Board of Directors. It
was great to see the present and the future officers in attendance.
Then the Board of
Directors presented owner of ProNyne Motorsports Museum, Ric Mariscal with a
donation towards the museum.
Now it was time for the awards presentations.
Judy Poirier for her
David Mouthrop for his
on track photos
Judy & Scott Poirier
STAR Toy Drive Award
Rookie of the Year
Arthur Merchant Car #64
Most Events Attended Still and Running
Charlie Lima Car #2X
Facebook Cover Award
Curt Snow Car #110
Car That Traveled the Furthest Distance
Jocelyn Laliberte –
Canada Car #61QC
Most Original Car
Curt Snow Car #110
Best Appearing Car
Scott Poirier Car #73
Best Crew Chief Award
James Allen Car #44
The Special Awards are
covered and no one knows the results until the night of the banquet. The
suspense of who would receive the award has always been thrilling!
Heat awards - they
worked hard for these and the best man wins!!!! Point awards, Star is proud to
say they had 3 Champions this year. Massachusetts
Charlie Lima, Connecticut Scott Poirier and Massachusetts James Allen.
STAR was challenged to a Face book Shootout and STAR accepted the
challenge. So STAR did a 5 laps which was a five days, a lap a day
shootout challenge with the three Champions. Congratulations to the
winner of the Facebook Challenge James Allen – State of Massachusetts.
"Dash for Cash Raffle"
Congratulations to the
Feature Winner = $500 – Charles
Heat Winner = $200 –
Rocky Cusanelli Sr. New Hampshire
Consi Winner = $100 –
Tom Keesler Massachusetts
We would like to congratulate
Member Rick MacDowell for selling the most tickets and he will receive a STAR jacket
or 2 free tickets to 2017 banquet.
Star would like to thank
all the members who brought raffles for our raffle tables. There was a
huge selection of raffles for both ladies and men. Star would like to
thank Lana Stearns for taking on the job of selling the raffle tickets.
Also thank you to Tammy Barboza, Skip and Lana Stearns for taking on the job of
distributing out the raffles.
So another year has
ended and it is time to look forward to 2017!!!!