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   Quite possibly the largest gathering of auto racing talent in the history of All-Star Speedway will converge on the quarter-mile oval on the weekend of October 24 and 25, as the NASCAR Sanctioned Epping, New Hampshire facility hosts the 2nd Annual "All-Star Nationals" with a series of special events over this two-day period.
   Three headline division events will highlight the action, with two of those three events deciding WaterSnoGo Series Championships.
   The fourth and final WaterSnoGo All-Star Modified Showdown event of 2008 will be 100 green-flag laps in length, paying $3,000 to the race winner. In addition, there will be a minimum of $4,000 in lap money available to the race leaders of those laps, which will be paid out the night of the race. To purchase any of the remaining laps you can e-mail: for more information on available laps.
   Matt Hirschman, who heads into this weekend as the 2008 ROC Champion, and just 35 points behind Ted Christopher for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Title, will also do battle with Christopher at All-Star in the WaterSnoGo event, as he hopes to be securing his third series title of 2008. Others who have already entered the series finale include nine-time NASCAR Champion Mike Stefanik, Rob Summers, Ronnie Silk, Jon McKennedy and 2008 NASCAR New Hampshire State Champion Louie Mechalides. This event is also a North-South Shootout qualifying event.
Big-Block Supermodifieds have long been the most popular form of racing at All-Star, and this final WaterSnoGo All-Star Big-Block Supermodified Series event promises to be the best of the four race series. It will again be 50 laps in length, paying $2,500 to the winner. Jon McKennedy, Chris Perley and Mike Ordway Sr., won the first three events, but in this fourth event they will have to contend with Russ Wood, who was at the track testing for this race just last week. Mike Ordway Jr., also promises to be a contender for the top prize, with other entries sure to follow.
   The Super Late Models have brought All-Star Speedway some very competitive racing throughout the 2008 season, but their Nationals race will be much more than that. It will be a 150-lap race paying a whopping $5,000 to the winner, and that has gotten some of the biggest names in this popular division on the list of entries.
   Ben Rowe heads that list, but 2007 winner Scott Chubbuck will also be a contender. Russ Hersey, Travis Benjamin, Barry Gray and Mike O'Sullivan are just a few of the entries announcing their intentions to compete in this race.
   The New England Late Models will also appear, running with rules based on the popular ACT Tour specs. They will have a 75-lap event that will include the talents of J.R. Baril, Larry Gelinas and Bryan Kruczak to name a few.
   Other divisions competing in the 2nd Annual All-Star Nationals will be the 350 Supermodifieds, the V-6 Modifieds, Fast Fours, Fast Eights, and a Championship Double-Point weekend for the popular Super Streets.
   Racing starts on Friday, October 24 at 5:30 PM with qualifying events and a 50-lap feature event for the Super Streets. Saturday will be a "Features Only" program, which has proven to be popular with New England race fans, starting at 4:00 PM on October 25.
   This very well may turn out to be the biggest weekend of racing All-Star Speedway has ever had, with a talent pool of drivers that may exceed any that a quarter-mile track has ever hosted. Log onto: for the latest information, as this new tradition reaches a new level of competition.


SourceAll*Star Speedway
Posted: October 16, 2008

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