Star Speedway Announces Full 2021 Schedule of Events

EPPING, N.H. — Star Speedway’s 2021 schedule includes multiple major events, a full slate of weekly racing series divisions ready to race for a championship and the thrills and spills of staple shows to begin and end the season.

Fans will get a taste of Supermodifieds, Late Models, Modifieds, Midgets, Super Late Models, Trucks, Street Stocks and more over the course of more than 22 events of racing from April through October. 

The schedule is headlined by two events for the Tri Track Open Modified Series (May 29 and July 24), including a new Memorial Day weekend show and the 10th annual SBM Classic in July. The 56th annual Star Classic returns, with a three-day show from September 17-19, while there are countless other special events including memorial races and extra-distance shows planned. The Granite State Pro Stock Series is back at Star for two dates — May 8 and a new Sunday special as part of the Star Classic weekend, September 19.

Continuing tradition, the season begins with the Spring Bunny Brawl on April 24, and ends with the two-day Howler weekend, October 23-24. Star will give teams, drivers and fans one week off each month during the season, with off nights scheduled for May 22, June 12, July 17, August 28 and September 4.

The J&S Paving 350 Supermodifieds will continue to honor some of the best of the past at Star Speedway, with six special events as part of their 10-race schedule for 2021. A champion will be crowned on September 11. Major memorial events planned include the inaugural Dennis McKennedy Memorial race as part of the Star Classic:

  • Bob Webber Sr. Memorial (May 15)
  • Jen Garland Memorial (June 19)
  • Krupski Cup (June 26)
  • Marco Turcotte Memorial (July 24)
  • Jim Belfiore Memorial (August 14)
  • Dennis McKennedy Memorial at Star Classic (September 18)

The Ken Izzett Construction Late Models are back with their own nine-race slate, headlined by an Independence Day weekend special on July 3, a 75-lapper, and a 100 lap feature on August 21. The Late Models will also return to the Star Classic, this year as part of a Friday slate. The Late Model champion will be crowned on September 11. 

The MLM Diagnostic Fast 40 series return for the Woody’s Street Stocks as part of the division’s 16-race schedule. There will be four races in the 40 lap series (April 24, May 29, June 26 & August 7), while the season will begin at the Bunny Brawl and end with the title battle on September 26. The Street Stocks will continue to run their 50-lap race to end the season at the Howler, October 23.

The EXIT Realty Pro Truck Series rumbles into the New Hampshire oval for two dates of their own, slated for events on August 7 and Star Classic Sunday, September 19. The North East Mini Stock Tour returns to Star three times — including dates on June 5, August 7 and September 26. The annual NEMST 4 Cylinder Nationals main event will be run during their September date, moved from Classic weekend.

Two Wild And Whacky Wednesday night races are set for June 23 and August 4, with both nights showcasing 4 and 6/8 Cylinder enduro races. The Six Shooters join the June show, while the August race is headlined by the Mia’s Jewelry Boutique Slingshots and spectator one-on-one drag races. NELCAR returns to Star with their Legends Cars division in 2021, with dates on May 8 and Saturday, September 18. 

The three-day Star Classic will honor the late Bobby Webber Sr., beginning on Friday, September 17, headlined by a 100-lap race for the Modified Racing Series, joined by the Late Models, Pure Stocks and Slingshots. On Saturday, the day full of winged warriors is back with the ISMA 125, Dennis McKennedy 350 Supermodified memorial, NEMA Midgets, NEMA Lites and NELCAR Legends Cars. On Sunday, the weekend ends with a 100-lapper for the Granite State Pro Stock Series, races for the EXIT Trucks, Classic Lites, Street Stocks and Six Shooters.

The Six Shooters will run 13 races, headlined by the Don & Aline Coster Memorial (July 10) and the Liz Paradise Memorial (October 23). The Slingshots are set for 14 battles of their own, with a 40-lap special scheduled for part of the August 4 show. There are 13 races for the Pure Stocks, races for the Classic Lites, and multiple enduro races for the 4, 6 and 8 cylinders. 

The track will hold two swap meets — one to start the season on April 17, from 7-4 p.m., and one in the fall, a two-day special on October 30-31 from 6:30-3:30 p.m.

The 2021 schedule is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information visit Star Speedway at StarSpeedwayNH.com and follow the track on social media.

Two Events Paying $50,000-Plus Highlight 2021 Short Track Super Series Schedule

Photo Tom Morris/Myracenews

MILLSBORO, DE – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco continues to raise the bar for Northeast dirt Modified racing.

In date announcements confirmed on back-to-back days, the STSS has officially scheduled a pair of events paying $50,000-plus to win in the same season. The events will take place in two different states: Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

After a one-year absence due to New York State COVID-19 regulations, the ‘Fonda 200 Weekend’ is set for Thurs.-Sat. Sept. 16-18, 2021 at Fonda Speedway. This three-day program culminates with the $53,000-to-win STSS Modified event on Saturday night (Sept. 18).

Last season, Port Royal Speedway filled the Fonda void with the ‘Speed Showcase 200 Weekend’ in October headlined by a $53,000-to-win STSS Modified event. After a rousing debut, the ‘Speed Showcase Weekend’ will be back Oct. 14-16, 2021 with $50,000 going to the STSS Modified winner. The additional $3,000 from the winner’s share will be spread through the back half of the field.

“We wanted to get the dates out to our fans and racers so they can plan for two races paying $50,000-plus to win in 2021,” series organizer Brett Deyo said. “This is an exciting time to be part of the Short Track Super Series!”

More details on both events will be available in the coming weeks, in addition to a schedule for the ’21 season.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com,  check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

ACT Announces Schedule for 30th Late Model Tour Season

Alan Ward Photo

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced the 2021 schedule of events for the ACT Late Model Tour. Twelve point-counting events are slated for the Tour’s 30th season across nine tracks throughout New England and Quebec.

ACT will also sanction multiple big-money, non-point events throughout 2021. Highlights of the schedule includes six sanctioned events that pay at least $5,000 to win, six doubleheader events with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), long-awaited returns to several tracks throughout the Northeast, and the renewal of one of ACT’s oldest events.

In announcing the schedule, ACT stressed that it is subject to change based on the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Events could be dropped, added, or moved depending on how the situation evolves regionally and nationally over the coming months.

The 2021 ACT season begins at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) with the inaugural Northeast Classic. A practice day is scheduled for Friday, April 16 with qualifying and a $5,000-to-win feature on Saturday, April 17. The event was originally supposed to debut in 2020 before getting pushed back a year due to the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak.

After a week off, the ACT Late Model Tour heads to New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The 150-lap event comes following a two-year ACT hiatus from the track. The PASS Super Late Models are also on the card at both NHMS and Lee.

On Sunday, May 16, ACT rolls into Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Speedbowl for the 23rd Community Bank N.A. 150. The Tour then has three weeks off before traveling to N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park for the 46th Spring Green on Saturday, June 12. Thunder Road and White Mountain are the only tracks booked to host multiple point-counting ACT events in 2021.

The next two events are ACT/PASS doubleheaders at New Hampshire tracks that last held an ACT event more than a decade ago. Sunday, June 20 will see the ACT Tour visit Hudson Speedway. The only previous Tour visit was a 2001 event won by Pete Fecteau. On Sunday, July 4, ACT journeys to Winchester, NH’s Monadnock Speedway for the Independence Day 150. The last ACT trip there was a 2003 event won by Todd Stone.

ACT then has three straight big-money showdowns on the calendar. Saturday, July 24 is the $5,000-to-win Claude Leclerc 150 at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere. The following Saturday, July 31 is the third annual $10,000-to-win Midsummer Classic 250 at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Saturday, August 7 is the ACT-sanctioned C$10,000-to-win Bacon Bowl 200 at Autodrome Chaudiere. Although the Bacon Bowl is a non-point event, officials are discussing potential bonus programs for Tour teams that make the trip.

Following a break, ACT makes its lone 2021 stop at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday, August 28 as part of the “Night Before the Oxford 250” program. A second trip to Thunder Road is in store the following Sunday, September 5 for the 43rd Labor Day Classic.

To conclude the month of September, ACT is bringing back one of its most storied traditions. On Saturday, September 25, White Mountain Motorsports Park will host the Fall Foliage 200 with a $5,000 winner’s purse. It becomes the fifth different home track for the event, which was last contested in 2016 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

The non-point, $10,000-to-win 59th Vermont Milk Bowl at Thunder Road is next on the card. ACT then crowns its 2020 champion at Masschusetts’ Seekonk Speedway on Saturday, October 23. The PASS Super Late Models and Tri-Track Open Modified Series are also on the Seekonk card with a trio of “Haunted 100” features.

The full ACT schedule can be found at www.acttour.com/schedule. The 2021 ACT Late Model rules are also posted on the Tour website at www.acttour.com/rules. More information, including the full-season entry form, will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information on ACT, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

2021 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule of Events

#             DAY       DATE     EVENT                                                   TRACK                                                   LOCATION

—             Fri           Apr 16    Northeast Classic Practice Day           New Hampshire Motor Speedway     Loudon, NH

1              Sat           Apr 17    Northeast Classic                                  New Hampshire Motor Speedway     Loudon, NH

2              Sat/Sun  May 1/2 Lee USA 150                                          Lee USA Speedway                              Lee, NH

3              Sun         May 16   23rd Community Bank N.A. 150           Thunder Road Speedbowl                   Barre, VT

4              Sat           Jun 12     46th Spring Green                                 White Mtn. Motorsports Park            N. Woodstock, NH

5              Sat           Jun 20     Hudson 150                                           Hudson Speedway                                Hudson, NH

6              Sun         Jul 4        Independence Day 150                        Monadnock Speedway                        Winchester, NH

7              Sat           Jul 24      Claude Leclerc 150                               Autodrome Chaudiere                         Vallée-Jct., QC

8              Sat           Jul 31      Midsummer Classic 250                      White Mtn Motorsports Park             N. Woodstock, NH

***         Sat           Aug 7      Bacon Bowl 200                                    Autodrome Chaudiere                         Vallée-Jct., QC

9              Sat           Aug 28    Oxford Plains 150                                 Oxford Plains Speedway                      Oxford, ME           

10           Sun         Sep 5      43rd Labor Day Classic 200                   Thunder Road Speedbowl                   Barre, VT

11           Sat           Sep 25    Fall Foliage 200                                     White Mtn. Motorsports Park            N. Woodstock, NH

***                Sat/Sun  Oct 2/3   59th Vermont Milk Bowl                       Thunder Road Speedbowl                   Barre, VT

12           Sat           Oct 23    Haunted 100                                         Seekonk Speedway                              Seekonk, MA

Covering the Entire Northeast