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STAR'S ANNUAL MEETING

 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12TH

LONDONDERRY SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER

535 Mammoth Road

Londonderry, NH

Meeting Begins at 1:00 p.m.

Please Bring a Food Dish of Your Choice to Share With Other Members

This is a very important meeting so please mark your calendars.  Rules and Regulations for upcoming 2018 season will be reviewed and voted on by all attending members. 

DIRECTIONS FROM SOUTH

Take 93 North to exit 5 North Londonderry  

End of ramp take left and go pass Mobile Station

Take 2nd left after the Mobile Station to Mammoth Road to Senior Citizen Center

FROM NORTH

Take 93 South to exit 5 North Londonderry  

End of ramp take right and go pass Mobile Station

Take 2nd left after the Mobile Station to Mammoth Road to Senior Citizen Center





STAR - LEE USA SPEEDWAY

On September 1st Senior Tour Auto Racers made their 2nd appearance for the 2017 season at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH.  It was “Back to School Night and Rides for Kids Night”!   Star rolled into Lee USA Speedway with 21 of the most beautiful vintage race cars that came together to show the fans what racing was like back in the 60’s and 70’s and STAR certainty had a huge selection of cars ranging from coupe, sedans, Vega, Pintos and more.  Cars came from all over the New England states and Canada.

To start STAR’s day, both the Sportsmen and Modifieds had 2 rounds of practice and their evening would bring the tour 2 heats and 2 features.

The first to hit the track was the Sportsmen for their heat race.  It was Richard Eastman from Ma in his #0 Pinto and Frank Foley from Ma in his #3 Camero who dominated the field, side by side until the first checkered came down on Eastman to take the win.  Foley came in with a very close second and Robert Harless from NY in his #8 sedan rounded the pack off with a third.

The Modifieds were staged ready to hit the track for their heat race.  The second checkered was dropped down on Bobby Turner from Me in his #7 Omni.  Right behind Turner was Scott Poirier from Ct in his #73 Pinto and Charlie Lima from Ma in his 2X coupe.  But it would be Poirier to pick up the second place with Lima to take down a close third.

Between the heats and feature races, Lee held its annual “Rides for Kids”!  This is always a big hit with the children.  STAR would like to thank the members and drivers who participated in this.  The children got a big kick out of this and some point I saw adults getting into the cars to get a ride.  Thank you to all!

Then it was off to feature time.  The first division of STAR to roll out was the Sportsmen.  The green came down and it was off to racing.  Robert Harless from NY in his #8 sedan would take the last checkered for the Sportsmen that night.  Arthur Merchant from Ma in his #64 coupe would pull off a second and Alan Zemla from Me in his #43 coupe topped off the pack with a third.  All three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and presented with trophies.

The modified were staged and ready to ground pound some more vintage racing.  Ryan Chadwick from Me in the #86 sedan captured the last checkered flag for the evening.  Bob Donahue from NH in his #99NH coupe took a second and to round out the pack with a third was Jocelyn Laliberte from Quebec Canada in his #61QC Pinto.  All three were brought trackside for an out of car interview and presented with trophies.  WHOW what a night of racing!

Thank you to all the drivers who came tonight to make the show a huge hit!

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


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STAR - WHITE MOUNTAINS MOTORSPORTS PARK

“THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS” and that is just what it was as the Senior Tour Auto Racers rolled into White Mountains Motorsports Park on August 26th filling the pits with cars from New York to Canada.  The roar of these grand old modifieds echoed throughout the mountains with a sound of their own!

STAR started their day with warm ups from 1:00 till 3:00.  This was a great opportunity to get any bugs out of your car or just seat time for the new members.  It was great to see non- car owners get into the cars and give it a shot!  Now they have the understanding of how much fun this can be and I think some of them got hooked!!

STAR would like to thank Jocelyn & Line Laliberte from Canada for their very nice jester of giving all a beautiful baseball hat at the drivers meeting. Talking about the drivers meeting, it was not unusual to see these drivers roasting other drivers with their jokes, laughter and jesters.

It was great to see a lot of sales on our club products.  We sold out on a lot of sizes but they are already on order.   

Then it was race time. The first to go out was the Sportsmen division for their heat race.  It would be Bob Harless from NY in his #8 sedan to take down the first checkered for the evening. Right behind Harless was Mike Sweet also from NY in his #101 sedan to pull off a second. Rick MacDowell from Ma in his #76 Camero topped the field off with a third.

 The Modifieds were lined up and ready for their heat race.  Scott Poirier from Ct in his #73 Pinto took down the checkered on the last lap with his move to the outside.  Bobby Turner from Me in his #7 Omni took a very close second and rounding out the pack with a third was Jocelyn Laliberte from Canada in his #61 QC Pinto.

Then it was back to the pits for the STAR members to get their cars ready for their features.  It was nice to see the old members giving the new members a helping hand getting their cars ready and just some good Old Fashion Pit Talk!

Then it was time for the feature races to take place.  In the Sportsmen division it was Jim Torok from Ct in his #04 Pinto to take the checkered and win for the Sportsmen division.  Alan Zemla from Me in his #43 couple pulled off a close second and finishing off the pack with a third was Art Merchant from Ma in his #64 coupe.  The top third was exited out and brought around to the pit entrance to later join the top three modifieds.   

Then the Modfieds hit the track for their feature.  It would be James Allen from Ma in his #44 Mustang to take the checkered and the feature win for the Modified division.  Bobby Turner from Me in his #7 Omni would pull off a second and Jocelyn Laliberte from Canada  in his #61QC would round out the pack with a third.  

Then the top three Sportsmen joined the top three Modifieds at Victory Lane. White Mountains brought all three from each division trackside for and out of car interview and trophies.  What a great night and so much fun at Victory Lane!

 

Thank you to White Mountains Motorsports Park their entire staff and the FANS for a great night of racing!

 

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STAR - CLAREMONT SPEEDWAY

On August 11th, Claremont Speedway in Claremont, NH was the next stop for the tour.  STAR rolled in one by one filling the pits with cars from all over New England and Canada to give Claremont Speedway a night of “REAL OLE SCHOOL RACING”!

The day would bring the tour 3 rounds of warmups, and the evening would bring the tour 2 heats and 2 features.

First the Sportsmen hit the track for their heat race.  It was Rick MacDowell from Ma in his #76 Camero to shoot out and take the lead on the Sportsmen and dominated the first win and checkered for the tour that evening.  The Modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the asphalt.  Bob Donahue from NH in his #99 NH coupe was not about to give this win up!  Donahue held his line and took the second checkered for the evening for the Modified heat win.

Then it was back to the pits where you could see the members jumping in to help out where ever they could to get all out for the features. At some point there were 5 guys working on a car just to make sure all was good!  TEAM WORK!

Then it was feature time!  Oh yes STAR gave the crowd just what they have been waiting for, “REAL OLE FASHION RACING THE RIGHT WAY!” from the beginning to the end.  Race Director Mary Lima stood on the flag stand turning the group over to Claremont’s George Powers who would walk the fans back into time and show them how real racing was started….From the middle of the track!  George stood in the middle of the track for feature races, for both the STAR Sportsmen and Modified divisions, bringing them down, crossing them over, winding them up and waving the green flag all from the middle of the track.  WHAT A HEAD RUSH!  George has been doing this with STAR for over 17 years and it is always a hit!   

The Sportsmen were off and it was hometown boy Rocky Cusanelli Sr. from NH in his #51 coupe to show the Sportsmen how it was done by dominating the field and taking down the win for the Sportsmen that evening.   Art Merchant from Ma in his #64 coupe and Curt Snow from Ma in the #110 coupe battle for second, with Merchant taking down the second place and Snow topping off the pack with a third.  WHOW the coupes ruled tonight in the Sportsmen division!  The top three were brought trackside for an out of car interview, photos and awarded with trophies.

The Modifieds were in place and ready to hit the track for their feature race.  Once more George Powers stood in the middle of the track, crossing them over and then throwing down the green flag as the ZOOMED by him and it was off to racing!  The pack was tight switching positions lap from lap but when the checkered came down in was on Jocelyn Laliberte from Quebec, Canada in his #61QC Pinto to take the win for the Modified division that night! Breathing down Laliberte was Scott Poirier from Ct in his #73 Pinto and Danny Ferland from NH in his #21 Pinto, Poirier taking down the second with Ferland topping the pack off with a third. WHOW the Pintos ruled tonight in the Modified division!  The top three were brought trackside for an out of car interview, photos and awarded with trophies. 

STAR would like to thank Claremont Speedway their entire staff and to George Powers for making a night we will all remember for a very long time!


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STAR - HUDSON SPEEDWAY

On August 6th Hudson Speedway in Hudson, NH was the next stop for the Senior Tour.  It was a special night at the Speedway.  It was the 15th annual “Don Hayes Memorial Race” held in memory of Hudson’s Speedway’s first photographer/videographer who was associated with the Speedway from its first opening season in 1948 until 2001.

STAR started their day with warm ups with heats and features to following later on in the evening.

The Sportsmen hit the track first for their heat race.  It would be hometown boy Skip Stearns from NH in his #7X coupe to take down the first checkered for the tour that evening and the heat win for the Sportsmen division.  The Modifieds were lined up and ready to hit the asphalt for their heat race.  Charlie Lima from Ma in the 2X coupe took down the second checkered and the win for the Modified heat race.  Coupes ruled that evening and by the President and Vice-President of STAR.  Congratulations gentlemen well done!

Later on that evening STAR would do their features in memory of Don Hayes.  In the Sportsmen division it was Frank Foley from Ma in his #3 Camero to take down the win for the Sportsmen division.  Skip Stearns from NH in his #7X coupe took a second and to top off the pack with a third was Alan Zemla from Me in his #43 coupe.  In the Modified division it was Thomas Trempe from NH in his #7X Mustang to take the checkered for the Modified division.  Bob Donahue from NH in his #99 Pinto took a very close second and Gomer Taylor from Ma in his #03 Chevy Chevette rounded out the pack with a third.  On track interviews took place with awarding of trophies.

STAR would like to thank Hudson Speedway and their entire staff for letting us be a part of this special evening for Don Hayes Memorial.

 

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